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Couples who brought their romance from reel to real-life We all know the drill: when a drama starts, we get sucked into the world it creates and unknowingly start rooting for the couples we believe should end up together. Once in a while, however, these reel-life couples take it a step further and see romance blossom even when the cameras stop rolling. Take the Song-Song couple for example. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have recently confirmed that they will be getting married on October 31, and that they started dating while filming their hit drama Descendants of the Sun. (Now we know why their on-screen chemistry was so believable.) They’re not the only ones who have seen this transition from reel to real-life lovers, as new-generation powerhouse couples such as Fan Bing Bing and Li Chen, along with Song Seung Heon and Liu Yifei have also gone public…

Couples who brought their romance from reel to real-life We all know the drill: when a drama starts, we get sucked into the world it creates and unknowingly start rooting for the couples we believe should end up together. Once in a while, however, these reel-life couples take it a step further and see romance blossom even when the cameras stop rolling. Take the Song-Song couple for example. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have recently confirmed that they will be getting married on October 31, and that they started dating while filming their hit drama Descendants of the Sun. (Now we know why their on-screen chemistry was so believable.) They’re not the only ones who have seen this transition from reel to real-life lovers, as new-generation powerhouse couples such as Fan Bing Bing and Li Chen, along with Song Seung Heon and Liu Yifei have also gone public…

It is surprising how many people have found love at work. Perhaps seeing each other for hours every day, dealing with common challenges, and sharing highs and lows, are often instrumental in bringing two hearts together. Here’s taking a look at 11 Singapore celebrities who found love at work! Fann Wong and Christopher Lee Apparently, this power couple first met in 1995 in Brave New World. It was in Return of The Condor Heroes (1998) that they first acted as a couple. Since then, they have been paired together in many shows like Looking For Stars (2000) and Madam White Snake (2001). And so, it wasn’t surprising that love blossomed between the two, and they got married in 2009. Their adorable toddler Zed just turned 3 on National Day this year! Though they decided to never again play a couple onscreen after their marriage,Fann Wong and Christopher Lee are getting back together this year in Channel 8…

The latest cut-off points for the 19 institutions were released, when the Ministry of Education (MOE) notified students of the schools they were posted to for the new year. Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution were the two toughest JCs to get into, with cut-off points of three and four for its science and arts courses. Its entry scores were seven and six points for its arts and science courses respectively. Just seven years ago, its entry requirement for both courses was 10 points. Here are the Top Junior Colleges of Singapore, based on their 2018 cut-off points released by MOE 1. Hwa Chong Institution Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) is an independent institution in Singapore offering secondary and pre-university education. A Ministry of Education-designated FutureSchool, Hwa Chong Institution operates under the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) for bilingualism, and offers the Integrated Programme (IP) and the School Based Gifted Education Programme (SBGE).…

The latest cut-off points for the 19 institutions were released 2018, when the Ministry of Education (MOE) notified students of the schools they were posted to for the new year. Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution were the two toughest JCs to get into, with cut-off points of three and four for its science and arts courses. Its entry scores were seven and six points for its arts and science courses respectively. Just seven years ago, its entry requirement for both courses was 10 points. Here are the Top Junior Colleges of Singapore, based on their 2017 cut-off points released by MOE 1. Hwa Chong Institution Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) is an independent institution in Singapore offering secondary and pre-university education. A Ministry of Education-designated FutureSchool, Hwa Chong Institution operates under the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) for bilingualism, and offers the Integrated Programme (IP) and the School Based Gifted Education Programme…

Mediacorp was the childhood for many. I remember rushing to sit in front of the television when the clock showed 9. When the 9 p.m. drama series comes on Channel 8, I would watch it together with my family. I am pretty sure it is the same for many families; perhaps just different channels. Mediacorp’s old logo However, it appears that in recent years, many beloved Singapore celebrities have left Mediacorp. Does this signal the fall of the great media company? Well, let’s first take a look at 7 of the more prominent celebrities who have left. *Format: Name (Years as Mediacorp Artiste) 1. Michelle Chong (2005 – 2011) Leticia Bongnino You should be able to recognise this talented actress who is able to mimic accent of various nationalities. She has played as Leticia Bongnino in the Channel 5 show The Noose and is now making a name for herself as Ah Lian…

Mediacorp was the childhood for many. I remember rushing to sit in front of the television when the clock showed 9. When the 9 p.m. drama series comes on Channel 8, I would watch it together with my family. I am pretty sure it is the same for many families; perhaps just different channels. Mediacorp’s old logo However, it appears that in recent years, many beloved Singapore celebrities have left Mediacorp. Does this signal the fall of the great media company? Well, let’s first take a look at 7 of the more prominent celebrities who have left. *Format: Name (Years as Mediacorp Artiste) 1. Michelle Chong (2005 – 2011) Leticia Bongnino You should be able to recognise this talented actress who is able to mimic accent of various nationalities. She has played as Leticia Bongnino in the Channel 5 show The Noose and is now making a name for herself as Ah Lian…

High ministerial salaries is one of the hottest topics in Singaporean kopitiam talk. The millions that entry-level ministers make a year is certainly high – but just how much can our best-paid politicians make? Well, we’ve collated information from a few sources, and present to you, as accurately as possible*, the top 10 richest politicians in Singapore – 2018.  10. George Yeo – Net Worth: S$28.6 million Well, technically he isn’t a Singaporean politician anymore, after losing to Worker’s Party Low Thia Khiang Aljunied GRC in the 2011 General Election. However, he did serve as a Member of Parliament from 3 September 1988 to 7 May 2011, and as our Minister for Foreign Affairs for almost 7 years. Since resigning from politics, Yeo had a stint at Nalanda University from 2011 to 2016 as a chancellor and member of governing board. He is currently the chairman and executive director of Kerry Logistics…

High ministerial salaries is one of the hottest topics in Singaporean kopitiam talk. The millions that entry-level ministers make a year is certainly high – but just how much can our best-paid politicians make? Well, we’ve collated information from a few sources, and present to you, as accurately as possible*, the top 10 richest politicians in Singapore – 2018.  10. George Yeo – Net Worth: S$28.6 million Well, technically he isn’t a Singaporean politician anymore, after losing to Worker’s Party Low Thia Khiang Aljunied GRC in the 2011 General Election. However, he did serve as a Member of Parliament from 3 September 1988 to 7 May 2011, and as our Minister for Foreign Affairs for almost 7 years. Since resigning from politics, Yeo had a stint at Nalanda University from 2011 to 2016 as a chancellor and member of governing board. He is currently the chairman and executive director of Kerry Logistics…

Your preschooler might be young, but his or her time is already precious. At this juncture, your child is gradually trading in his or her play time for classroom lessons, which means that he or she is challenged with adapting to both an education system as well as to new foreign environments. However, enrichment classes for toddlers in Singapore have been proven to impart skills, wisdoms and values that a child retains for the rest of his or her life, so choosing the right classes is of paramount importance. A child’s instinct is to play, which is active and liberal learning, but he or she might be less inclined to enjoy classroom lessons, whose rigid structures are less likely to appeal to young minds. The perfect solution to this dilemma is enrolling one’s preschooler in engaging classes where he or she can enjoy open-ended learning. Here are five types of…

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