How Much Singaporeans Should Be Earning – See If You’re Being Paid Enough

What Your Salary Should Be Employees in Singapore aren't likely to get a raise this year, Today has reported, citing an annual survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters. However, there are exceptions for people in IT (information technology) and digital marketing sectors. They can expect a 10% to 20% wage increment upon switching...

Sengkang’s HDB Tiles Are Falling At A Rate That Isn’t Falling

Falling Tiles If you're in Sengkang, be sure to watch out for tiles randomly falling from the walls of Housing Board (HDB) blocks. Source Residents Sengkang East Way have been facing the problem of falling wall tiles for years, according to Lianhe Zaobao. Yeah.... apparently it is normal there for wall tiles to...

We Explain The Meaning Behind 15 Popular Brands That Singaporeans Love

We explain why KOI is slanted on your cup.

6 Interesting SkillsFuture Courses You Can Sign Up For That Surprisingly Exist

SkillsFuture Singapore The first-year results of the SkillsFuture programme were released earlier this month, reported The Straits Times - and the take-up rate wasn't ideal, to say the least. Only 126,000 Singaporeans out of more than two million eligible took courses under SkillsFuture, a rate of just 6.3%. The $500 credit is...
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The Straits Times Twitter Account Finally Does Something Politically Incorrect Because Donald Trump

ST Likes Anti-Donald Trump Tweets Are you seeing what we're seeing? The Straits Times' official Twitter account has finally endorsed something remotely anti-Trump! These two tweets contribute to the rare 32 likes the account has given out across its existence. Source About The Tweets The two tweets "Liked" were made by Ms Bess...

A Singaporean App Has Hidden $800 Cash In NTU – Here’s How You Can...

Mouse Hunt Hunt the mouse! No, not that Mousehunt game on Facebook where you sound the horn every 15 minutes. This mouse hunt has more tangible rewards - a mouth-watering $800 cash prize that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Source Strike Gold The game, organised by mobile app Sqkii, sounds too...

China Wants To Build KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail In Half The Time, Netizens Are Unimpressed

China Eyes High-Speed Rail Tender The coming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project has already sacrificed a few high-profile victims. (Read our story on the acquisition of Raffles Country Club.) But here's a sure-fire way to potentially knock off a few more, live victims: Award the project tender to China. Source China Says They're...
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7 Times Foreign Workers Have Come To The Aid Of Everyday Singaporeans

The Justice League Foreign workers leave their families and homes behind to come to Singapore to work for a better life, so we wouldn't blame them if our country is just a stopover for them. But there are some who make the best of their time here, and extending a helping...

UOB Boss Wee Cho Yaw Has Bought 45 Units Of A Condo In Bulk...

Bulk Discount For Condo Units It's not everyday we can afford a condominium unit, let alone 45. But for one of Singapore's richest men, such things are bulk buys. Take it from veteran banker Wee Cho Yaw, the chairman emeritus of United Overseas Bank (UOB), who just bought all 45 unsold...

Lunch With Straits Times Editor Sumiko Tan Was So Boring, We Lost Our Appetite

Eat With Sumiko Recently, The Straits Times' Executive Editor Sumiko Tan had lunch with Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung to find out how feels about being described as "possible prime minister material". The paper then released a video of Ms Tan interviewing Mr Ong about his favorite...

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