Who says only Straits Times can produce quality articles?

Mainstream media does not typically publish anti-government pieces, so readers like us tend to get very myopic views and perspectives about the political and societal landscape in Singapore.

MustShareNews believes that more should be done to loosen the iron fist control that mainstream media has over Singapore and promote diversity of opinion. Alternative news websites have sprung up on Facebook, many of which are not afraid to voice their discontent with the current way of life. These 17 sites that we’ve sourced, arranged in no particular order, do just that.

1. The Online Citizen


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What to love: A news + commentary website combined into one. Neither excessively pro nor anti government; provides a truly balanced opinion on Singaporean issues.

Honorable Mention:


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They even have fengshui tips.

Popularity Check: 73k likes

Link to Facebook page

2. TR Emeritus

Formerly known as Temasek Review but changed its name after a copyright dispute with government-owned Temasek Holdings.


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What to love: Their trademark #SG50 Photo of the Day series.

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Popularity Check: 8k likes

Link to Facebook page

3. Roy Ngerng


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What to love: So anti-PAP you can’t get any “anti-er” than him. Perfect for people who can’t stand the PAP government any longer.

Honourable Mention:


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No mention of PAP or the government in this post! Very rare of that from Roy. *applause*


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Popularity Check: 7k followers

Link to Facebook page

4. Coconuts Singapore

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What to love: Apart from writing about news, they also do entertainment. Makes for a refreshing read amidst the sea of negative news. Plus, they have a really cute looking website.

Honourable Mention:

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Very domineering, very 50 shades like.

Popularity Check: 21k likes

Link to Facebook page

5. The Real Singapore


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What to DISAPPROVE: The fact that they promoted xenophobia, stirred up public discontent and fabricated facts.

But juicy, racy news always sells.

Popularity Check: 412k likes

TRS editors laughing all the way to the police station.


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6. Redwire Singapore


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What to love: They make hard to swallow issues like the CPF and strict taxi regulations easy to understand. Their commentaries read as though a kopitiam uncle is speaking to you, and not some minister or politician up there.

Honourable Mention:


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The above shows the news categories that Redwire has on their website. Who wants to ‘chio watch’ with us?

Popularity Check: 1k likes

Link to Facebook page

7. All Singapore Stuff

Managed by the same people over at Must Be Singapore. Both their Facebook pages have the same profile picture and link to the same website.

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What to love: Their pictures with short, funny captions.

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But check out Michelle Chong’s epic edit to that same post.


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You go, Michelle. Barberella rocks.

Popularity Check: 18k likes

Link to Facebook page

8. Five Stars and A Moon

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What to love: Their really happy-looking website banner that makes your day instantly better. How bad can a website with rainbow coloured banners be?


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Honourable Mention:


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In case you didn’t get the joke, it was Minister Tharman’s gleaming, bald head. #GoodJobTharman #GoodGuyTharman

Popularity Check: 9k likes

Link to Facebook page

9. FLOP

No, the website is not a flop. It’s just their abbreviation. This website aims to expose lies and untruths that the opposition in Singapore says.

PAP approves.

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What to love: They don’t seem to be a big fan of Roy Ngerng. FLOP accused him of being a ‘turncoat’ who doesn’t get his facts right. They also insinuated that he didn’t read up enough about the 2015 Budget before shooting his mouth off. Ooh, nasty.

Honourable Mention:


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Popularity Check: 4k likes

Link to Facebook page

10. Fabrications About The PAP

Firstly, what’s up with their profile picture?

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What to love: The place to go if you want some form of proof that PAP is not beyond redemption.

Honourable Mention:

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Last we heard, Roy had raised over $112,000 in donations.

Popularity Check: 31k likes

Link to Facebook page

11. Demon-Cratic Singapore


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What to love: The comics. Who wouldn’t love reading news in comic form?

Honourable Mention:


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True story.

Popularity Check: 43k likes

Link to Facebook page

12. Anyhow Hantam

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What to love: A well-rounded website that touches on a little bit of international news as well.

Honourable Mention: 


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The Anyhow Hantam guy claimed to be a Facebook moderator for TRS for nearly a year. Insider information, yum.

Popularity Check: 276 likes

Link to Facebook page

13. Mothership


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What to love: Funny articles minus those wince-inducing moments. The best mix of good news, bad news, and hilarious lists that will have you nodding your head in agreement. Plus, they have a really cute logo.

Honourable Mention:


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WE LOVE PAYING OUR TAXES!

Popularity Check: 25k likes

Link to Facebook page

14. Lovely Singapore

We nearly fell off our chairs after hearing its name.

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What to love: Their name. Everyone needs a good dose of positivity in their life.

Honourable Mention:


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D’aww.

Popularity Check: 373 likes

Link to Facebook page

15. Kaki News Network


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What to love: Short, light-hearted posts in the very boliao way that Singaporeans love.

Honourable Mention:


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Yup, that same Terry Khoo from Jack Neo’s I Not Stupid.

Popularity Check: 28k likes

Link to Facebook page

16. The Independent – Singapore


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What to love: The curation of the better and more newsworthy articles, both local and international.

Honourable Mention: 


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Have you seen the number of Robin Hood + Tharman memes after the Budget on Monday?

Popularity Check: 17k likes

Link to Facebook page

And last but not least…



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The infamous SMRT Ltd (Feedback).

What to love: How they are so unapologetically impartial. They take the side of nobody but themselves.

Honourable Mention:


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Popularity Check: 230k likes

Link to Facebook page

What do you think?

Are there any news websites that we missed? We hope these 17 websites give you more to chew on apart from the baby bites mainstream media has. Especially for SMRT Ltd (Feedback), they have lup cheong. 


Featured Image via Mothership, Coconuts Singapore, FLOP, theonlinecitizen