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Vanishing trades and a whole new ball game in BT Weekend

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GET into the mood for National Day with a peek into life the way it used to be. An old-school coffee grinder, knife-sharpener, baker and soya sauce maker are persuaded to open up about their vanishing trades and their concerns about the future.

At the same time, find out what Singapore tastes like in the hands of four local and foreign-born Singaporean (and PR) chefs.

Elsewhere in the Weekend magazine, if your home is in need of a new look, a string of new furniture shops will set you on the right track.

In our Brunch feature in the main paper, we kick off football season with a look at the richest league in the world. With its multi-millionaire players and managers, money-spinning TV rights machine and fanatical following, the English Premier League is now a global juggernaut that's truly in a league of its own.

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Fans of a different game will attest to how a beloved book comes to life on TV. Fine Print dives into the Game Of Thrones phenomenon, and how good books become great television.

It's a wild, wild world out there, where getting fired after 10 days on the job is not unheard of. Cubicle Files finds out from hiring experts the list of no-nos for new hires - no matter how senior - if they want to last beyond their probation.

Living in the fast lane? The Steering Column gets an addictive rush from the new McLaren 720S.

And for those about to cross the threshold into married life, the question is: To hyphenate or not to hyphenate? Offbeat ponders the consequences.

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