What Really Went Down In Operation Cold Store

Explained: Operation Cold Store A report released on 25 January by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) listed the events that were most and least remembered by Singaporeans. Controversial events like the discovery of a Marxist Conspiracy plot, and Operation Cold Store were least remembered. Since an ancient Chinese proverb instructs us to...

Khaw Boon Wan Admits To Oversight In Columbarium Issue

The naive assumption made that led to public unhappiness Future residents of the Fernvale Lea HDB flats were previously enraged by the revelation of plans that a columbarium would be built near their housing estate. Who wouldn't feel cheated if such important information was in the finest of fine print? Source However, the...

8 Reasons Why Safuwan Baharudin Will Do Well With Melbourne City FC

23-year-old defender Safuwan set to be first Singaporean in the A-League LionsXII defender (and sometimes forward) Safuwan Baharudin has signed with Australia's Melbourne City FC (MCFC) on a three-month loan, as the team looks to consolidate a top-6 position in the A-League for the playoffs. He impressed team coach John...

Former Protege Backstabs SDP’s Chee Soon Juan Just 19 Days Into GE Campaign

Can Chee Soon Juan still lead the SDP? Jeremy Chen, former SDP member, has spilled the beans on SDP and leader Chee Soon Juan in a lengthy letter published on 27 January. He resigned from SDP the same day he published the letter on his own blog. Part 1: The introduction Chen starts...

Potential Names For The Joanne Peh / 715 Baby (And What It Might Look...

All hail the SG50 celebrity baby Celebrity couple Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh shocked the public last September with their hush-hush wedding affair at Sentosa. Only close friends and relatives were invited – fellow MediaCorp artistes, producers, and managers did not attend the low-key wedding. Before tying the knot, the pair...

7 Reasons Why Our National Stadium Has Been Nominated As World’s Best

Lee Hsien Loong outspends the Arabs Our beloved National Stadium finally makes the news for something other than its failed hybrid pitch. Believe it or not, the Stadium is running to be the Stadium of the Year 2014, a competition organised by website stadiumdb.com. Source To qualify for this competition, stadiums have to...

15 Singaporeans Aged 25 And Under To Watch In 2015

Who says Singaporeans are untalented? Although Singapore might be a small island, we clearly have no lack of talents. We highlight (in no particular order) 15 young people under 25 to watch – from a fashion icon to a footballer – who have already accomplished far beyond their age and is...

This NMP Points Out Everything Wrong With Singapore Sports Culture In One Speech

Dr Benedict Tan thinks there's something very, very wrong with Singapore sports Contrary to popular belief, many other things went down in parliament in the latest session this Monday (19 January). MPs debated and heard about stuff apart from the Liquor Control Bill and penalties for not contributing to MediShield...

Places You Can Drink At In Singapore Without Being Jailed

Dude, where's my beer? If you haven't already heard of the proposed Liquor Control Bill, we just have one question for you -- Where's this rock you've been living under? Anyway, here's a quick recap of the Bill's details: No consumption of alcohol in public places between 10.30pm and 7.30am daily, No...

The Top 8 Reactions To The Alcohol Ban

The disgruntled-ness is at an all-time high The new alcohol bill looks set to be public enemy number one with restrictions such as proposing to ban public drinking from 10.30pm to 7am island-wide. Although this was tabled in response to the 2013 Little India riot that was caused by unruly, alcohol-driven...

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