Are Hipster Cafes Eroding Tiong Bahru’s Identity?

Hipster Cafes And Tiong Bahru: A Symbiotic Relationship Nowhere in Singapore does the adage "pitting the old versus the new" fit more than in Tiong Bahru, land of the trendy, hip and cultural. Recent developments to the area has turned Tiong Bahru into Singapore's undisputed Hipster Avenue -- only Haji Lane and...

What Really Went Down In Operation Cold Store

Explained: Operation Cold Store A report released on 25 January by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) listed the events that were most and least remembered by Singaporeans. Controversial events like the discovery of a Marxist Conspiracy plot, and Operation Cold Store were least remembered. Since an ancient Chinese proverb instructs us to...

Khaw Boon Wan Admits To Oversight In Columbarium Issue

The naive assumption made that led to public unhappiness Future residents of the Fernvale Lea HDB flats were previously enraged by the revelation of plans that a columbarium would be built near their housing estate. Who wouldn't feel cheated if such important information was in the finest of fine print? Source However, the...

9 Ways To Use Singstat In Your Daily Life

Statistics are not always dreary, you know When someone mentions the word 'statistics', most of us would think of boring numbers that don't make any sense. However, we've managed to scrape some interesting ones together from Singstat, the government portal for all statistics Singapore, and provide excellent tips on how these numbers...

7 Reasons Why Our National Stadium Has Been Nominated As World’s Best

Lee Hsien Loong outspends the Arabs Our beloved National Stadium finally makes the news for something other than its failed hybrid pitch. Believe it or not, the Stadium is running to be the Stadium of the Year 2014, a competition organised by website stadiumdb.com. Source To qualify for this competition, stadiums have to...

SICC Head Says Singaporeans Have Sense Of Entitlement, Netizens Respond

According to SICC head Victor Mills, Singaporeans think the Government owes them a living. Victor Mills is a 55-year-old Singapore citizen born in Northern Ireland. He was posted to Hong Kong, and then Singapore while working in an international bank during the 80's. As chief executive of the Singapore International...

Why A Filipino-Written Musical About Singapore May Not Be A Bad Idea

A musical about Singapore's turbulent post-WWII years is being helmed by a Filipino composer ...and its cast mainly features Filipinos. We can hear the pitchforks being sharpened already, but before you angrily comment, hear the story out and reserve judgment until you've seen it. You've put the pitchfork down? Alright, read on. First off,...

How To Exploit Singtel With Just 5 Moves

It's time for consumers to take their revenge We bet citizens are raging all over the Internet over news of the recent public transport fare hike. However, there are always good things to look forward to, such as the free Thursday perks that Singtel is dangling. (We also think there's a...

Places You Can Drink At In Singapore Without Being Jailed

Dude, where's my beer? If you haven't already heard of the proposed Liquor Control Bill, we just have one question for you -- Where's this rock you've been living under? Anyway, here's a quick recap of the Bill's details: No consumption of alcohol in public places between 10.30pm and 7.30am daily, No...

The Top 8 Reactions To The Alcohol Ban

The disgruntled-ness is at an all-time high The new alcohol bill looks set to be public enemy number one with restrictions such as proposing to ban public drinking from 10.30pm to 7am island-wide. Although this was tabled in response to the 2013 Little India riot that was caused by unruly, alcohol-driven...

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