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IN the 20-odd years that this writer has been watching theatre, he has never experienced anything quite as dreamy, mysterious and expansive as The Drowned Man by theatre troupe Punchdrunk.
PASSING the Bird's Nest - the most iconic of Beijing's Olympic legacies - Jackie Chan was hunkered down in the back of a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne. His handmade green velvet Mao suit seemed to be in a tactile tug-of-war with acres of hand-stitched black leather upholstery. It was how one might expect the most famous man on the planet to travel to a charity auction.
LOOKING for a reasonably mature wine to drink with dinner, I came across my last bottle of Cims de Porrerra Classic 1996. At 17 years of age it should be quite mature. It had been some time since I last drank one and it would be interesting to see how this 1996, the first vintage of Cims had matured. It was very enjoyable, its colour showing just a tinge of brown against a deep red.
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Observers say taxes may be raised in the next couple of years - with more falling on the wealthier - to ensure that the long-term healthcare, housing and infrastructure initiatives announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally can be paid for.