Everything You Need To Know About The Chee Soon Juan/Chan Chun Sing Spat

The ballad of Dr. Opposition Bad Boy and General (NS) Paper In the past week, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan and former General/current Minister Chan Chun Sing have written no less than 4 letters to public mediums, all making reference to each other. The entire debacle is degrading...

Why That Article On How To Save $20,000 In 2015 Is (Mostly) Fail

You thought $20k was so easy to save. Too bad, it's not. So we stumbled across an article teaching us how to save $20,000 in 2015. Sounds good right? We're pretty sure that there are a lot of 2015 resolutions out there that involve saving money. We all want to...

Delusional Sports Hub Management Gets Put In Its Place By Straits Times Journalist

Straits Times Calls Out Sports Hub Management On Their Lack Of Humility An improvement of Singapore's press freedom rating might be incoming Singapore's press freedom rating was at a dismal 150th out of 180 countries last year -- the worst ranking for a developed country. Since last year, The Straits Times (ST) has been...

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...

The Guardian Attacks Singaporean Way Of Life Through Bias Article

Article criticising Singapore's rule-oriented society After the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)'s attempts to advertise on The Guardian backfired spectacularly, it appears that the British news website decided to pander instead to the anti-Singapore Western crowd by publishing an article which chose to focus on the stereotypical Western beliefs about Singapore...

The Bangla’s Guide To Singapore

The Bangla Guide To Singapore So, you've just landed in Singapore, the land of opportunity. At least that's what your agent said. But then again, that fella took not only your entire life savings, but also your parents', grandmother's, and uncle's sworn brother's wife's. The weight of the world is on...

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!...

Disembodied Drivers To Put Taxis Out Of Business

Not many of you may know this, but Singapore has been testing driverless vehicles in NUS and at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens since the start of the year. So here's a reminder. The Singapore National Research Foundation has been funding research on driverless technology, being done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Singaporean Cancer Survivor Lived With Hole In Throat For Four Years

U. Govindan, a former security guard, lived with a hole in his throat for four years without a good night's rest because he had to change his dressing every three hours, day and night. Tan Tock Seng Hopsital (TTSH) claimed that "(its) plastic surgeon was too junior to perform the...

These Primary School Questions Our Kids Go Through Will Horrify You

A Singaporean mother has gathered a collection of actual local primary school questions, and they look absolutely illogical. Have a look at this question from a Primary 4 exam: Because "the sun is behind her" is apparently not the answer to why a person's shadow appears in front. Instead, the "correct" answer...

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