Memedef Turns National Service Rant Into A Mental Health Discussion

Local Meme Page Memedef Gets Serious About Mental Health In National Service 'Memedef' - a local army meme page - has taken a break from their "usual programming" to write a PSA for all National Servicemen Full-time (NSFs) "on the topic of mental health". What triggered their passionate response? A polarising rant...

TWC2 Might Just Be A Little Schizo Over The Mums And Maids Debate

TWC2 claims credit for, but distances itself from the controversial Mums and Maids video On 22 April, TWC2 released a video to campaign for the rights of foreign domestic workers in Singapore. 454, 813 hits on YouTube and 192 comments (plus many more on their Facebook page) later, they've responded....

Why Backing Away From Pedra Branca Challenge Might Be Mahathir’s Smartest Move Yet

Challenge To Pedra Branca Ruling Was Brainchild Of Najib's Government Dr Mahathir Mohamad rode into victory 3 weeks ago on the promise of change. And change he has delivered, in policies ranging from tax to transport. This week, his government made its first foray into the tricky arena of geopolitics and foreign...

10 Distressing Migrant Worker Findings That Will Change How You See Them Forever

Deportation threats plague migrant workers, according to a study by SMU Singapore Management University (SMU) recently released an important study highlighting the mental and emotional distress faced by the migrant workers of Singapore. The study, which interviewed 801 South Asian workers in Singapore, rings serious alarm bells about the welfare of these low-wage...

Singaporeans Online Aren’t As Negative As You Might Believe

For every troll, there's a troll-slayer When it comes to the Internet and social media (and just life in general), there is a trend towards the negative, where bad stuff is amplified and good stuff, not so much. Hence most news reported is bad news, and consequently, so are the reactions. Yet,...

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...

Your Behaviour On Social Media May Be Making Our MRT Situation Worse

Nervous Breakdowns On Social Media May Make MRT Breakdowns Worse Here's an unpopular opinion: let's stop ranting on social media when trains break down. Yes, it might seem ridiculous, but let's take a moment to look at this objectively. Most of us may find that expressing our grievances on social media is...

12 Classic Internet Reactions To The 2015 Budget

What do Singaporeans and FTs really think about the Budget? Budget 2015 was delivered by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday (23 February). There were a whole host of initiatives presented; some of which were yay, some were nay, and others were meh. However, comments from netizens never fail to make us...

6 Men Jailed In 1993 Anti-Gay Raid At Tanjong Rhu, But Not For 377A

377A Wasn't Enforced In Tanjong Rhu, But 12 Men Were Put In Jail The debate over Section 377A of the Penal Code has ramped up again, with both sides making their case to the public and Parliament. One often-used argument by people in support of Section 377A is that the law...

10 Sad Facts About Singapore From PHC Chairman Interview

This is not just another post about littering Tired of news articles about littering that have flooded media sites after PM Lee posted a disparaging Facebook update about the Laneway Festival? We were too, until we stumbled on an interview with Liak Teng Lit, chairman of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC). The interview,...

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