WhatsApp Underwhelms With Browser-Based Client Attempt

WhatsApp Web will ensure you won't have to check your phone while you're sitting at a computer WhatsApp has taken its first step towards internet domination, by launching a browser version of the highly popular instant messaging phone application. WhatsApp has 700 million users sending 30 billion messages per day, and has largely taken...

Why The Public Transport Fare Decrease Won’t Actually Happen In 2015

Fares MAY decrease next year, says Transport Minister Public transport in Singapore could be seeing a potential drop in fares next year, working out to a "negative 1 per cent" due to falling oil prices. Possibly. Likely. Probably. Everything but confirmed, according to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. Last month he mentioned that the maximum raised amount...

Step Aside Peter Lim, Paint Tycoon Is Richest Man In Singapore

Paint the town green, very very green Goh Cheng Liang opened his first paint shop in 1955. Now, he co-owns Nipsea (the South East Asian branch of Japanese paint company Nippon Paint) and is the richest man in Singapore, with stakes worth US$8.2 billion (S$10.9 billion). Last year, Goh was ranked 7th in...

4 Things Ministers Said Over The Weekend

A compilation of quotes from Sunday by various ministers Some of Singapore's Ministers and Ministers of State were busy appearing in public on this past Sunday (18 January), and they had some interesting things to say about various matters which we should all really pay attention to. On research and development Source Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee...

Crows Attack In Hougang, Food Once Again Blamed As Cause

A murder of crows have been on the attack outside Hougang MRT station Crows have been sighted attacking people since January 13 outside Hougang MRT station. An elderly man with a plastic bag containing groceries was pecked in the head by one such crow, and within half an hour there were 7...

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...

Jewellery Not Train’s Best Friend, Causes Door Jam And Delays

Trains delayed after jewellery create door malfunction Yesterday (14 January), commuters on an SMRT train travelling East from Joo Koon to Dover were asked to empty the train at Chinese Garden station due to a door jam. The cause? Wait for it. THREE PIECES OF JEWELLERY. To be exact, an earring and two beads. These little...

TODAY Attempts Alternate History, Regurgitates Anti-Communist Propaganda Instead

Local professor asks "what-if", refers to Social Studies textbook for answer In an op-ed published last month (10 December 2014), Kumar Ramakrishna, head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, gave his view on what a communist victory in the 1950s would have meant...

SPH Revenue Down 19.4 Million Drop Drop Dropping Like Grapes

Property arm saves SPH from recording declining profits in all sectors Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) reported yesterday (13 January) that net profit for their first-quarter had dropped an astounding 21.9% compared to the same period in 2014. However, they still managed to reap a handsome post-tax profit of $69.4 million,...

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...

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