10 Singapore Landmarks From Our Parents’ Era That Still Stand… For Now

Fret not – there's still time to learn about Singapore's heritage From a small fishing village, Singapore has grown leaps and bounds to where it is today – a clean, metropolitan city, with older monuments facing the inescapable fate of demolition. However, we have sieved out 10 buildings that has stood...

5 Things You Need To Know About The Proposed Alcohol Ban

Calm down, you can still drink at home A bill has been proposed to ban the public sale and consumption of alcohol from 10.30pm to 7am daily. However, that's not the only preposition suggested in the The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill, proposed in Parliament this afternoon (19 January). We take...

10 Famous Celebrities You Won’t Believe Emigrated To Singapore

Why fly overseas to meet your favourite celebrities? Don’t be surprised if you bump into Vicki Zhao shopping for groceries at a supermarket, Vivian Hsu strolling down Orchard Road or Cecilia Cheung distributing food packets. In recent years, Lion City has become a top destination for Asia’s rich and famous –...

Why That Article On How To Save $20,000 In 2015 Is (Mostly) Fail

You thought $20k was so easy to save. Too bad, it's not. So we stumbled across an article teaching us how to save $20,000 in 2015. Sounds good right? We're pretty sure that there are a lot of 2015 resolutions out there that involve saving money. We all want to...

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...

Two Policemen Rescue Cat From Tree, Become Overnight Celebrities

Move over shop theft standee, we've got new idol policemen in town That's right, the Edison Chen-lookalike in front of every convenience store these days could well have new challengers. Source Two policemen managed to coax a kitty down a tree last November, and the Facebook post commending their efforts have earned 8,300...

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...

12 Brands That Control Nearly Everything You Read, Eat, And Buy In Singapore

These brands own (almost) everything in Singapore A new shopping mall opens and you see the exact same stores in each one. It's like someone just did a copy/paste and re-arranged the outlets slightly. Is it just a random occurrence? Or do these brands own so much of Singapore that all...

What Tourists In Singapore Really Think About You

Tourists Of Singapore Welcome to Singapore, land of the endless bubble tea frozen yogurt queues. Armed with a selfie-stick in one hand and shopping bag in the other, these tourists look like they are having a blast in the Southeast Asian oasis. But what do they think of us? What do they...

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...

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