HFMD Cases Hit 1,249 Within A Week; Here’s How To Stay Safe

Rise In Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD) Cases In Singapore An alarmingly high number of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases has been recorded. 1,249 cases of HFMD were reported between 29 Jul and 4 Aug, a 1.5 times increase from 868 cases flagged the same period last year. 8 active clusters 8...

10 Ways Poultry Pioneer Ho Seng Choon Began A Farming Revolution In Singapore

95-Year-Old Poultry Farmer Ho Seng Choon Dedicated 64 Years To His Work Not many Singaporeans can boast of a 64-year-long farming career. But one poultry pioneer, Mr Ho Seng Choon, can. Source He experimented tirelessly to improve farming techniques, and changed the face of poultry farming here. Traditional poultry farming in the 1950s, whereby geese...

12 Hungry Ghost Festival Beliefs Explained, So You Can Survive The 7th Month

Hungry Ghost Festival Survival Guide Your ah ma might insist that you postpone your traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony this August, and you may be wondering why. August, aka the 7th lunar month, is widely believed to be when the gates of hell open for the Hungry Ghost Festival. Some believe that...

The OG Crazy Rich Asians Of Singapore Came From The Arab Community

The Arab Community Might Be The Inspiration For Crazy Rich Asians The Young family from Crazy Rich Asians might be affluent, but it has nothing on Singapore's Arab community, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time, the community owned up 50% of land in Singapore. But how exactly...

Mustafa Centre: From Humble Pushcart Stall To Shopping Complex Under Investigation

Mustafa Centre Now Faces MOM Investigations After Tough Road To Success Household name Mustafa Centre is being investigated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for offenses relating to the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. Source While it's not clear what the exact offenses are under the Act, they could range from work...

Couple Gives Away $25,000 Worth Of Durian And Mangosteen For Wedding Anniversary

All That Fruit Is Definitely Miles Better Than Diamonds It's tough to think of 3 things Singaporeans like more than: Eating durians Getting free stuff Queuing up. So, durian seller Melvin Ha and his wife really played into the heart of every Singaporean when they distributed free durians over the past...

President Halimah Designs Her Own Mickey To Celebrate National Day

Mickey Mouse Captured Doing "Singapore Stuff" For The First Time, Like Hawking Satay Few would expect Mickey Mouse to embark on a career as a satay hawker. But actor Mr Desmond Tan saw a future for the iconic character in our local food scene, and armed him with a rattan fan and...

12 Joggers Ran 2.9 Km While Picking Up Trash Along Upper Bukit Timah Road

Superhero Runners Try Out 'Plogging' For The First Time Along Upper Bukit Timah Road Swedish fitness craze, plogging, is making its way to our shores. The term is a mash-up of Swedish “plocka upp” -- meaning "pick up" and "jogging". Started in 2016, well-meaning joggers in Sweden wished to do something about...

5 Pulau Ubin Kampung Houses To Be Restored With 83-Year-Old Resident’s Help 

Pulau Ubin Kampung Houses To Be Preserved Before It's Too Late Pulau Ubin often calls to mind a rustic, overgrown patch of nature. Source Many buildings there are in a state of dilapidation. Snakes have been seen lounging in the living areas of the kampung houses, while termites grow fat on the wooden...

6 Things About Peranakans In Singapore That ‘Little Nyonya’ Didn’t Teach You

Peranakans In Singapore - Wedding Specialists & Kitchen Gods Abound Many of us know that Peranakan men are called Babas while the women are known as Nyonyas. We play host to many Peranakans in Singapore, and enjoy their beautiful architecture, which have sometimes been dubbed as the "Chinese Baroque". "Chinese Baroque" Source But beyond...

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