Dad Lies About Address To Get Daughter In Favoured Primary School

A man lied about his address in order to get his daughter into a prestigious school Kiasu-ism is increasingly becoming more than just a Singapore pastime. Being kiasu can land you a fine and jail, as this father found out when he conned a primary school principal into getting his daughter a place...

This Is What Happens When You Call Singaporeans “Small-Minded”

Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng calls Singaporeans small-minded over Facebook troll backlash A screenshot of a Facebook comment by a Filipino has recently made its rounds online. In the comment, Edz Ello insulted Singaporeans, calling them losers. It was later found that Edz Ello is a radiographer at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)....

Heartbreaking Stories Behind Some Of The Passengers Aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501

The Stories Behind The Passengers On Sunday 28 December 2014, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 took off to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia at 5.30am Indonesian time. About an hour after the plane took off, it lost contact with the Indonesian air traffic control. The commercial plane was supposed to land in Singapore at...

Fernvale BTO Owners Caught Unawares By Plans Of Columbarium

Columbarium catches residents by surprise Homeowners of Built-To-Order (BTO) flats at Fernvale Lea were in for a shock when Housing Development Board (HDB) revealed that a columbarium would be built near their housing estate. A columbarium is a space with niches for urns with the dead’s ashes to be stored. Needless...

Serial Boob Elbow-er Strikes In Yishun

There is a man prowling around Yishun area, elbowing women right at their chests, no less. The unnamed man was seen making elbow contact with an old woman outside a supermarket. A young couple was not spared from the wrath of his unwelcome touch either. Facebook user Jessie Jade posted...

Radio Veteran The Flying Dutchman To Leave Mediacorp

The much-loved deejay will be hosting his last show tomorrow The Flying Dutchman (FD), host of The Gold Breakfast Show on Gold 90.5FM, announced this morning (30 December) that he will be leaving MediaCorp. The 58-year-old, whose real name is Mark van Cuylenburg, shared that he wants to pursue his...

This Heartfelt Blogpost About QZ8501 Passenger Will Have You Fending Off Invisible Onions

A student who graduated from Hwa Chong Institution this year has written a post on her personal blog yesterday in reminiscence of her form teacher, who was one of the passengers on the missing QZ8501 AirAsia flight which failed to arrive at Changi Airport on Sunday morning (28 December). Source Upon hearing...

Debris Of Plane And Bodies Found, And Other News About QZ 8501 Day 3

Update 11:37 pm: There are in fact only 3 recovered bodies, BARSANAS chief says. The previously-quoted figure of "more than 40" was a result of miscommunication by BARSANAS staff.  Update 5:27 pm: More than 40 bodies have been recovered in the search area, AFP reports. Update 5:05 pm: 6 bodies have...

Singapore Mainstream Media Gets Basic Facts About AirAsia Flight QZ8501 WRONG

More fiction than fact In the aftermath of the still-missing Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501, both The Straits Times and Today have run similar headlines. Source Source Oh boy, the nation is cursed. After reporting on Loch Ness Monsters, The Straits Times runs a sensationalist headline blaming a curse for the disappearance of the plane. ...

Singaporeans Uneasy With Filipinos In Management Positions

Disgruntled Singaporeans are targeting foreign workers against a backdrop of rising xenophobia. They are creating a ruckus both online and offline. As one Singaporean boarded the train on Saturday, he observed a female passenger scolding another woman of an undisclosed nationality. She said, "Stop shouting! I can't stand your shouting!...

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