Unlucky Plaza—Singapore’s New Film That Hasn’t Been Banned… Yet

About Unlucky Plaza The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screened Ken Kwek’s latest and first feature film, Unlucky Plaza, this month, putting our city-state in the international spotlight. Indeed, this film will make you sit up—it alludes to the many issues that have plagued our island in recent years. In case...

“We’re Not Like Them”—Singapore’s Muslims Stand Against ISIS With #NotInMyName

Young Muslims Are Using Twitter And Other Sites To Speak Out Muslim youths in Singapore and all over the world are launching their own battle against the terrorist group—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The extremist group ISIS uses social media to spread propaganda and release distressing videos of journalists...

Ten Times Joseph Schooling Proved He Was The Perfect Singaporean Athlete

On 24th September 2014, Joseph Schooling clinched a gold medal for the 100-metres butterfly at this year’s Asian games at Incheon, with a record of 51.69 seconds. In case you missed it, here’s a video of his win: And now, we present ten fun facts about the 19-year-old gold medalist. Ten...

LRT And MRT Service Disruptions Cause Longer Lines Than iPhone 6 Launch

About LRT's Train Service Disruption In Sengkang Commuters on board the Sengkang West Loop LRT were left stranded mid-track this morning because of a service disruption. There was no LRT train service both ways between Sengkang and Renjong for about half an hour, which spelled trouble for all commuters. In a...

Municipal Services Office Unveils An App That Is Worse Than STOMP

Municipal Services Office Unveils New App Keyboard warriors have one more reason to celebrate—the development of a mobile app where the public can report municipal issues to the authorities. Yes, you can now point out all the stray fishball sticks that are lying along roads to show that you're an observant...

Singapore’s Average Households Earn $10,000 Per Month. We’re Not Convinced.

About Singapore's Household Expenditure Survey So the Department of Statistics conducted a household expenditure survey from 2012 to 2013, showing us that the “average Singaporean household” earns $10,500 a month and spends $4,720. They surveyed over 11,050 dwellings, and even conducted surveys, which yielded these results. Riiight. While we mull over what the...

Tan Pin Pin’s New Film About Political Exiles Is The Best Film You’ll Never...

Tan Pin Pin's Film Gets Censored The Film Society of Lincoln Centre has called Tan Pin Pin’s new film, To Singapore, With Love, “enormously moving.” Fellow filmmaker Colin Goh agreed—“It is the only Singaporean film that truly deserves to be called a ‘must see’.” So why won’t it be shown...

Everything About Chinese Privilege That You Were Afraid To Ask

All You Need To Know on Chinese Privilege The notion of Chinese privilege came up when Surekha A. Yadav’s commentary appeared in The Malay Mail. Coincidentally, another piece by Adeline Koh surfaced on Medium, with many influencers taking to Facebook and Twitter to share their thoughts about it. Many were...

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