10 Gruesome Crimes In ‘Safe’ Singapore Right Out Of A Horror Movie

Is Singapore all that safe? Singapore has one of the lowest crime rate in the world, which is unsurprising considering punishment for crimes include caning, life imprisonment, or even death. However, recent years have seen an increase in the spate of particularly bloodcurdling crimes, rendering us to question just how...

Fans Furious After Kit Chan Unjustly Eliminated From Reality Show

Kit Chan bows out with grace Kit Chan is best known to Singaporeans as the singer of Home. (If you don't know what that is, you're not Singaporean enough.) Chan recently made headlines over her participation in the popular Chinese singing competition, I Am A Singer. The reality show pits professional singers against each...

MOE Locks Horns With Tommy Koh Over ‘Poor Students’ Allegation

MOE takes offence at Prof Koh's column Professor Tommy Koh, former ambassador to the United Nations and current Special Advisor to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has said that he is "unhappy that many of our children are growing up in poverty." This sweeping statement was what prompted the...

A Totally Serious Look At SDP’s GE Teaser

The General Election war begins Saturday. With Singapore's General Election (GE) widely anticipated to be held in 2015, rumours abound about it being called as soon as March. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has already started counting down to the start of their GE campaign, which is slated for this Saturday, 10...

12 Bizarre Ways People Around The World Celebrate New Year

The start of a new year signifies a new beginning. People all over the world are excited to start afresh on a clean slate, but have different ways of saying goodbye to the last 365 days. 1. Midnight burning of politicians’ effigies in Ecuador Trust the Ecuadorians to usher in a...

5 Things Sports Hub Is Doing Wrong

On 30 June 2014, Singapore Sports Hub’s National Stadium opened its doors with much fanfare. After all, $1.3 billion was exhausted in its construction. However, a slew of mistakes soon surfaced. 1. Stadium capacity Back in her early heydays, the Grand Old Dame saw a capacity of 55,000 with Singapore’s population...

What We Know About Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Day 2

About The Missing Flight QZ8501 On 28 December, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 SST(Singapore Standard Time, GMT +8), about an hour after leaving the tarmac from Surabaya, Indonesia. The plane was headed for Singapore as it went missing over the Java Sea. It was...

14 Things We Can Learn From 2014

The end of a year always calls for reflection From airplane disasters to the outbreak of Ebola, 2014 saw irrevocable tragedies, causing many to lose their loved ones. There were also good news like Singapore being Lonely Planet's top destination and the successful fundraising for ALS. Here's a look back...

Shoppers turn up semi-naked in Orchard Road to get free outfit

Turn Up Seminaked And Desigual Dresses You Arrive half-naked and get an outfit completely free. That was the pitch that got Singaporeans queuing up in their bikinis and broad shorts along Orchard Road today. The Seminaked campaign launched by Spanish fashion label Desigual to kick off their sale season saw customers...

#ReturnMyCPF Protest Clashes With YMCA Volunteers At Hong Lim Park. A One Minute Summary.

CPF Protesters 'Heckled' YMCA Volunteers Two events clashed at Hong Lim Park on Saturday taking things for an ugly turn. Bloggers Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng organised the #ReturnOurCPF protest to rally against Central Provident Fund (CPF) issues and planned to march around the park vicinity. Happening at the same...

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