Month: July 2010

My friend becomes a knight

Hossan is awesome, and he makes things look so easy if you don’t see him panicking, trying to memorise scripts because they’ve been given to him at the last minute. He speaks French so well that if you were stranded on a desert island that was a French colony, you’d want him to be in your tribe. More importantly, he’s got heart. Félicitations, Ch. Leong, Hossan. SINGAPORE: Singapore Boy Hossan Leong has received the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Order of Arts and Literature). The distinction honours Hossan’s achievements in the Arts and significant contributions to French culture worldwide – in particular his involvement in cultural ties between Singapore and France. The forty-one year old actor/director and radio presenter learnt of his Knighthood when he received a letter and certification from France’s Minister For Culture and Communication, Frederic Mitterrand. An official ceremony to confer the title will be held at the Ambassador of France to Singapore’s residence in coming weeks. “It’s a dream come true to be recognized for something …

Singapore Pledge – Hossan Leong Show version

Raffles City Shoppers’ Exclusive Discount Hossan is offering a 20% discount to all Raffles City Shoppers! Simply spend $50 in Raffles City from 9-31 July 2010 and present your receipt at the SISTIC counter located on level 1 of Raffles City to receive the discount. Terms & Conditions: – Discount is only applicable to Category 1 tickets ($68). – Discount is only applicable to tickets purchased for shows on Sundays to Thursdays and weekday matinees. – Ticket price is not inclusive of SISTIC fees. – A single receipt with a minimum spend of $50 must be presented at point of ticket purchase Win tickets to The Hossan Leong Show! Simply watch the promotional video, answer a question and stand to be one of the 3 winners to win a pair of tickets to the show. Tweet

Eat fish will die ah? Eat this one and you might

Blood still boiling from the discovery of yesterday’s Razor TV coverage of the same restaurant buying and serving giant grouper that CNA talked about last month, Naomi did a little research and found that not only is this big fish a vulnerable species, it is also likely to be poisonous as its flesh contains a neurotoxin that cannot be destroyed by heat of cooking. The largest bony fish found in coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Common in shallow waters. Found in caves or wrecks; also in estuaries. Individuals more than a meter long have been caught from shore and in harbors. Juveniles secretive in reefs and rarely seen (Ref. 48635). Benthopelagic and benthic (Ref. 58302). Feed on spiny lobsters, fishes, including small sharks and batoids, and juvenile sea turtles and crustaceans. In South African estuaries, the main prey item is the mud crab, Scylla serrata. Unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans. Nearly wiped out in heavily fished areas (Ref. 9710). In the Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253). Large individuals may be ciguatoxic (Ref. …