Roberto Coloma
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/ 21 October 2005

Airport becomes Singapore’s premier shopping mall

If Singapore is a shopper’s paradise, Changi airport must be its golden gate. With its plush carpeting, smartly dressed sales staff and modern decor, Changi could be mistaken for a chic mall along the Orchard Road shopping belt were it not for the signs pointing to flight boarding gates — and the jumbo jets parked beyond the glass walls.

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/ 12 September 2005

Singapore recalls dark days of Japanese surrender

Singapore on Monday marked the 60th anniversary of the formal Japanese surrender in the island during World War II which ended what many regard as the darkest chapter in its history. ”For those who lived through the war, the wounds have taken a long time to heal and the memories will not be forgotten,” said Information Minister Lee Boon Yang.