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January 2018Edit

Windows 10 is a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Unveiled on September 30, 2014, it was released on July 29, 2015. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has branded Windows 10 as a "service" that receives ongoing "feature updates". Devices in enterprise environments can receive these updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their ten-year lifespan of extended support.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as "universal apps"; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Mixed Reality. The Windows user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices‍—‌particularly on 2-in-1 PCs; both interfaces include an updated Start menu which incorporates elements of Windows 7's traditional Start menu with the tiles of Windows 8. The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

Microsoft aimed to have Windows 10 installed on at least one billion devices in the two to three years following its release. Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, and with previous versions of Windows declining in their share of total usage as measured by web traffic. The operating system is running on more than 400 million active devices and has an estimated usage share of 27.72% on traditional PCs and 12.53% across all platforms (PC, mobile, tablet, and console).

On October 8, 2017, work on Windows 10 Mobile is about to close as there are not enough market penetration and resultant lack of interest from app developers.


5 January 2018Edit

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Temasek Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic (Abbreviation: TP; Chinese: 淡马锡理工学院; Template:Lang-ms) is the third polytechnic to be set up in Singapore. Established on April 6, 1990, the campus of the institute sits on a 30 hectare plot near the Bedok Reservoir in the eastern part of Singapore. Temasek Polytechnic has approximately 15,000 full-time students and more than 1,200 academic and administrative staff. Temasek Polytechnic has received The Public Service Excellence Award, People Developer Award, Singapore Quality Class as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certifications.


February 2018Edit

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March 2018Edit

Clementi MRT Station is an above-ground MRT station in the west of Singapore. It is part of the East West Line. Clementi MRT Station is heavily used by commuters who live in Clementi itself or further west to go to work. It is also used by students in the National University of Singapore, Nan Hua High School and other schools around Clementi.

The tracks between this station and Jurong East is the longest between any two stations on the East West Line and also the longest between any MRT interchanges in Singapore. It takes four minutes for trains to travel between these two stations. The crowd at this station during peak hours also rivals City Hall.


16 April 2018Edit

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Hougang Neighbourhood 5, which is very near to Hougang MRT Station

Hougang is an urban planning area and a suburb in north-eastern Singapore. Under classification by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the area is part of the North-East Region, an urban planning division. Hougang borders Sengkang to the north and Serangoon to the south. Development started around the 1980s. Most of Hougang is residential and encompasses the main Housing and Development Board's housing estate of Hougang New Town.


23 April 2018Edit

Godric's Hollow is a fictional village in the Harry Potter movies. It had appeared twice in their films, in 1981 and 1997; and it is also where Chew Shin Yee was born, commonly to be located at Bristol.

The village was the home of the last hiding place before the murders of James and Lily Potter by Lord Voldemort on 31 October 1981, whereas Harry Potter left the lightning-bolt shaped scar on the forehead. Voldemort travelled to their home in the Halloween, he saw James, Lily and Harry in the same room, James playing with Harry. Seeing that Voldemort coming, James gave Harry to Lily, shouting that she take him to safety.


8 May 2018Edit

ITE College East (ITE CE-SM) is a division of the Institute of Technical Education. The campus is the 1st ITE campus and under ITE's "One ITE System, 3 Colleges" plan in Singapore. It is located in the eastern part of Singapore in the estate of Simei. ITE College East covers Nursing, the Life Sciences and Logistics Management.

ITE College East (Simei) opened its gates on August 2004 and started its operations on January the following year.


12 May 2018Edit

Farrer Park MRT Station is a station located along the North East Line on the Mass Rapid Transit. The station is between Little India and Boon Keng in Singapore. It is located at the northern end of Little India and Kitchener Road.


12 June 2018Edit

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Bedok Bus Interchange

Bedok Bus Interchange (Chinese: 勿洛巴士转换站) is a bus interchange located in the approximate center of Bedok. It is currently operating in a temporary facility built west of the original facility, situated at the junction of Bedok North Avenue 1 and Bedok North Drive. The northwestern tip of the station is about 0.36 km straightlined-distanced from Bedok. It is the 2nd busiest bus interchange in Singapore, with 29 bus services operating from it.


22 June 2018Edit

Mantel clocks—or shelf clocks—are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles.

These clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works. They are most frequently constructed from any combination of ormolu, porcelain, and wood. One of the most common and valued types of mantel clocks are the French Empire-style timepieces.


14 July 2018Edit

Bedok MRT Station is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Singapore. It is located between Kembangan and Tanah Merah stations, and serves the large neighbourhood of Bedok. This station is one of the most widely used stations in eastern Singapore, being crowded at most times of the day. Bedok MRT Station is one of two stations on the eastern side of the East West Line that lies directly in the middle of a road. It is in the centre of New Upper Changi Road, separating the dual carriageway road in the middle.


17 July 2018Edit

Bugis MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station located on the East West Line. Bugis serves Bugis+, Sim Lim Square, Bugis Village, Bugis Junction and many housing retail and food outlets. The station is also nearby to National Library and the Kampong Glam as well as many private educational schools in the area like Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts which also situated nearby.


8 September 2018Edit

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Chinatown MRT Station is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line and the Downtown Line in Singapore. On the North East Line, it lies between the Outram Park and Clarke Quay MRT stations and between Telok Ayer and Fort Canning MRT stations on the Downtown Line. It is directly below and serves the district of Chinatown. The construction of the station was considered an engineering achievement, due to the busy traffic on the roads above and a number of nearby historical buildings that had to be preserved during the construction.


9 September 2018Edit

Jade Scape is a condominium in Shunfu, Singapore, that is located at the former HUDC flats at Shunfu. The former HUDC flats at Shunfu were demolished in March 2018, and the completion date is in 2023. Construction of the HUDC flats began in 1985. Both Yi Xin, Audrey and some of the Nanyang Polytechnic students have bought the condominium at subsidised price.

The theme is garden homes of Shunfu, and the developer is under Qingjian Reality. The floor plans are from level 1 all the way to level 18, and consists of 2-bedrooms to 5-bedrooms, each with 80 sq ft to 150 sq ft. It will be building 1200 units.


16 September 2018Edit

Orchard MRT Station is located on the North South Line of the Mass Rapid Transit and is located along Orchard Road, Singapore. Its platform livery is maroon, but it is mostly clad with black marble. Black marble resembles the "Bad Christmas".

Its platform livery is maroon, but it is mostly clad with black marble. It is the usually most crowded station because of the amount of shoppers especially during Christmas. An underground pedestrian mall network connects the Basement 2 ticket concourse seamlessly to nearby developments.

In 2000, trains have to skip Orchard MRT Station for the Millennium Celebrations.


1 October 2018Edit

Champagne is a type of sparkling wine and type of alcoholic drinks produced from the grapes, together with secondary fermentation as well as the wine. It was present during the New Year's Eve, together with Wong Kah Wei's house, as well as Christmas parties.


22 October 2018Edit

The torsion pendulum clock, or anniversary clock, is a mechanical clock which keeps time with a mechanism called a torsion pendulum. This is a weighted disk or wheel, often a decorative wheel with 3 or 4 chrome balls on ornate spokes, suspended by a thin wire or ribbon called a torsion spring (also known as "suspension spring"). The torsion pendulum rotates about the vertical axis of the wire, twisting it, instead of swinging like an ordinary pendulum. The force of the twisting torsion spring reverses the direction of rotation, so the torsion pendulum oscillates slowly, clockwise and counterclockwise. The clock's gears apply a pulse of torque to the top of the torsion spring with each rotation to keep the wheel going. The wheel and torsion spring function similarly to a watch's balance wheel and hairspring, as a harmonic oscillator to control the rate of the clock's hands.

In addition, there is also one of the 1000-day Schatz clock. 15 to 20 clocks were donated to Victor Tang as spare parts as those from the balcony.


28 October 2018Edit

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Punggol West

Punggol (Template:Zh, Template:Lang-ta), alternatively spelt as Ponggol, is a planning area and residential town situated on the Tanjong Punggol peninsula in the North-East Region of Singapore. The town directly borders Sengkang to the south and shares riverine boundaries with the planning area of Seletar to the west and Pasir Ris to the east. Bounding the town to the north and north-east is the Straits of Johor, with Coney Island included as a part of the Punggol planning area.

Under the Punggol 21 initiative, plans to turn the area into a new residential town was announced in 1996 and development of the town started in 1998. Due to the Asian financial crisis in 1997 and the financial troubles within the construction industry in 2003, the plan did not fully materialize. In 2007, a new initiative, the Punggol 21-plus plan, was introduced to redevelop the area into a waterfront town. Punggol is divided into 7 subzones, namely, Coney Island, Matilda district, Northshore district, Punggol Canal, Punggol Field, Punggol Town Centre and Waterway East district.


12 November 2018Edit

The National Registration Identity Card (abbreviation: NRIC, or colloquially IC; Template:Zh; Tamil: அடையாள அட்டை) is the identity document in use in Singapore. It is compulsory for all persons who are lawfully resident in Singapore[1] (other than certain exempted persons) to register for an NRIC either upon becoming a resident or, if below the age of 15, within one year of attaining that age.[2]

Holders of an NRIC are responsible for the card's custody but are not required to carry the card on their person. Areas that will require NRICs to be verified include passports (immigration officers), polling stations (police officers) and those who undergo National Service (under Singapore Armed Forces, the police force and civil defence force).[3] Notwithstanding this, if no identification can be produced the police may also detain suspicious individuals until such identification can be produced subsequently either in person or by proxy. It is also a requirement to re-register NRIC at the age of 30, after completing national service.


28 November 2018Edit

Ascent Services is a mover that is operating in Tampines Court, used to shift the house from Tampines Block 123 to either Tampines Block 312 or Tampines Block 114. They were given bubble wraps. They have moved many houses in Tampines Court, Florence Regency and many places.

On 23 November 2018, Ascent Services assisted in their move together with the 30 - 50 rental boxes. The rest of them were all using boxes from the supermarket.

Ascent Services and all of them also assisted in the packing, disposal, built-in disposal, and storage, together with the relocation. As Ascent Services also have disposal and built-in, we decided that Sim Lian disposal can be done for Tampines Court - included are the physical structures instead of penalties for disposal.


1 December 2018Edit

Kovan MRT Station is an underground station on the North East Line of the Mass Rapid Transit in Singapore. The station is located in the southern part of Hougang with a neighbourhood mall known as Heartland Mall, the former Hougang South Bus Interchange in its vicinity.

With the opening of the station, the former bus interchange ceased operations in February 2004 and its services were transferred to Hougang Central Bus Interchange.

The artwork in this station is The Trade-Off by Eng Tow. These are 1945 and present topographical maps of Kovan that are set on the floor, showing the progress that has taken place.


24 December 2018Edit

Chinatown Point is a shopping mall located in Chinatown, Singapore. It is a mixed development which includes a 25-storey office tower located right above the mall. Constructed in the 1990s, the mall opened in 1993. From 2011 to 2012, the mall underwent renovations after a change in the management. It held its soft core launch in 18 November 2012 and was fully operational in the 2nd quarter of 2013.​ It had various outlets likewise Daiso, NTUC FairPrice, Cortina Watch, Design & Comfort and Genki Sushi.


27 December 2018Edit

ITE College South is a new campus that is built in Singapore in 2014. There will be (two) campuses - Orchard and Marina Bay. The Marina Bay one will be located near to Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. The Orchard one will be near to ION Orchard and it is located at the former Overseas Family School, which had moved to Pasir Ris in 2014.

This school will take load from ITE College Central, East and West in order to enjoy a conducive learning environment.



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