Singaporean Student Turns Brinjal Into Batteries, Wins US$50,000

Using Vegetables The Right Way She used to hate brinjal, and her parents had to force her to eat it as a child. And now, Shannon Lee Xinjing (above in red) has finally exacted revenge on her least favourite yong tau foo ingredient. The 18-year-old National Junior College student has managed to...

Why The Owner Of The Blue Diamond Restaurant Was Charged With False Salary Accusations

A Restaurant Owner's Mistake? Last week, the Blue Diamond Restaurant was charged by the MOM as its owner provided false salary information regarding its employees. The owner, Abdul Hameed Mohamed Farook employed 12 staff in total, and declared that their salaries would range from $2,800 to $4,500. Based on these salaries,...

There’s A New Pink Dolphin In Underwater World

4-Month-Old Pink Dolphin Sighting Confirmed Underwater World Sentosa (UWS) confirmed the existence of a pink dolphin calf on Thursday (27 Nov), more than four months after it was born on 15 July. The approximately one-meter long calf, said to be "bright and inquisitive, high-spirited and adventurous", is yet to be named. The announcement...

More Than $30,000 Raised For Bangladeshi Worker With Cancer

$30,000 For Mr Alam Shah's Treatment Two weeks ago, we heard that interior design company Archetype decided to raise funds for Mr Alam Shah, who has stage three brain cancer. It looks like $30,000 has been raised for his treatment and the worker will be heading back to Bangladesh. The amount is still insufficient,...

A Scientist Is Giving $1,000 Of Her Salary To Fund Aspiring Artists With Creative...

There's got to be a catch, right? Frustrated by her uninspiring job at A*STAR, a Singaporean scientist is giving away part of her salary as a grant for local art projects of any genre, including visual arts, music, film, and literature. The brainchild of Dr Eng Kai Er — who is also a dancer-choreographer...

‘Kampung Boy’ Fandi Ahmad Wants To Retire In Batam

Fandi issues Batam 'Come and Get me Plea' Singapore's best — and some say JB — is moving to Batam. Fandi Ahmad expects to retire from coaching in three to five years, and when he does, he's moving to Batam. Singapore’s first footballer millionaire is a kampung boy at heart, and explained that he likes...

Sexist And Racist Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc Is Barred From Entering Singapore

Julien Blanc Will Never Set Foot Here In recent weeks, we came to learn of Mr Julien Blanc, a sexist and racist pick-up artist who uses violence to "pick-up" women. One of his more extreme methods include shoving women to his crotch, with footage showing him practising this in real life....

Middle Earth Wants Singaporeans To Migrate

New Zealand <3 Singaporeans An article persuading Singaporeans to move to New Zealand has been making the rounds of social media. The page focuses on topics potential emigrants might have reservations about, assuring readers that life in the land of the Haka is same same, “New Zealand has bustling towns and cities” —but different— “It’s...

New LTA Taxi App Attempts To Draw The Crowd Away From Uber & GrabTaxi

War Of The Taxis Ever since Uber and GrabTaxi took over the island last month, cabbies have been in a bind. No one's booking their services, so the LTA has upped the ante with their Taxi-Taxi@SG app. Perhaps it's great timing, or perhaps it's foresight—Uber has waived its booking fares...

Ten Things That Should Be Banned In Singapore Instead Of Shisha

These Things Are Better Off Banned First it was chewing gum, now it is shisha. Singapore’s constant need for being a nanny to its citizens would be put to better use if they banned these things instead. 10. Sim Lim Scammers (Mr Pham Van Thoai in anguish at Sim Lim) They come by...

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