Through the Lens

As a large banner celebrating 50 years of national service gleams under the first rays of the morning sun, cars begin to pull up outside the gates of Jurong Camp II, disgorging men in army camouflage uniforms who are booking in for their first day of in-camp training (ICT).

How has Singapore changed over the years? Every fortnight, The Straits Times will feature old and new images of a place in Singapore.

Serangoon Road in 1954 and today  »

This is the last instalment of Singapore Slider as the series is taking a break. 

Big Picture

A school of acrylic fish - 999 of them, to be exact - were seen "swimming" in formation near Bondi Beach in Sydney yesterday.
A chimpanzee cleans windows with a rag, while a Himalayan white claw bear dances and does gongfu-style tricks with a stick.
Skies across Britain turned an unusual shade of yellow-orange on Monday, due to an unexpected secondary effect of Hurricane Ophelia.