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We need to be fair to future generations …  After (99 years), the flat comes back to the state, the Government redevelops the ​​​​​​​land, and builds new flats for future generations. This is the only way to recycle the land, to ensure all our descendants can buy new BTO (Build-To-Order) flats of their own.

PM Lee Hsien Loong on why HDB flats have to be returned to the state at the end of their 99-year lease

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I never imagined this day would come. I didn't even know if he was alive or not.

92-year-old South Korean Lee Keum-seom, before meeting her 71-year-old North Korean son for the first time in nearly seven decades

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If you expect the landlords to reduce rent or if you ask the Government to intervene to reduce retail rents, you’re just being lazy and asking to be spoon-fed. We have to remember that it's not free money.

BooksActually co-founder Kenny Leck

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At the end of the day, you realise that an inmate is still a person. This person could have been your neighbour or someone you sat next to on the bus.

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I think a lot of Asian-Americans really want to see themselves on the silver screen: as the leading man, as the beautiful leading actress. And have their stories told the way it is, and in a contemporary way.

Actress Michelle Yeoh on Crazy Rich Asians, the first major Hollywood studio movie in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast

Cast member Yeoh poses at the premiere for "Crazy Rich Asians" in Los Angeles
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I just felt really alone, really bored a lot of the time. If my family was there it would have been a different case, but I was alone and it was really hard for me.

Singapore footballer Irfan Fandi on why he rejected a contract offer from Portuguese club Braga

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