04 Dec '13, 3pm

For those who encourage homeownership.

For those who encourage homeownership.

http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/st...9_3943215e.jpg By Andrea Ong And Maryam Mokhtar SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD Wen Zhen counts every cent. He eats two slices of bread for breakfast and lunch each. For dinner, he cooks a vegetable dish, paired with a $2 packet of rice that he ekes out over two nights. Yet outwardly, the retired quality surveyor - who declined to give his full name - would seem to have no money worries. After all, he lives in landed property. Home is a single-storey terraced house in Opera Estate in Joo Chiat constituency bought by his late father for $17,000 in the 1960s. The 150 sq m house is in original condition and is dwarfed by swanky three-storey homes, but it is worth $1.6 million. This resident of a millionaire row gets by on some savings and a monthly allowance of $500 from his son, who lives overseas. Not only that, but Mr Wen Zhen, who is separated from...

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Talking trash: Baltimore students speak out against waste-burning power plant

Talking trash: Baltimore students speak out aga...

grist.org 03 Dec '13, 12pm

It’s bad enough that someone thought it was a good idea to build a trash incinerator in one of the most air-polluted areas...