Education Minister Ong Hopes For University Courses To Become Multi-Dimensional Cookie Cutters

Cookie cutters of all fantastical shapes Cookie cutters and university courses... how are they even related to each other again? Let's ask cookie cutter enthusiast Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung, who mentioned the above in his opening speech at the OECD- Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures yesterday (14...

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...

This Singaporean Went From Gangster To Degree-Holding Social Worker

Weevyn To's rocky path to a successful social worker 32-year-old Weevyn To didn't have the easiest journey getting to where he is today. Now a social worker at a family service centre, his life was once all about drugs, fights, and skipping school. His solution to life's problems were to run away. He...

Drunk SMRT Taxi Driver In 10 Minute Road Rage Drama

We now need Singa the courtesy lion more than ever Fancy being called nasty names, having vulgarities hurled at you, or having a can thrown at you? That was exactly what a relief SMRT taxi driver did to a poor, unsuspecting motorist who was simply minding his own business and...

“Expats Only” Rejection From Landlord Makes Potential Condo Tenant Want To Expectorate

Regardless Of Race, Nationality And Occupation? Living in a multiracial and religious country, you’d imagine Singaporeans to be understanding and tolerant of people who are different -- but this isn’t always the case. Discrimination is very much prevalent in Singapore. Worse still, there are people who discriminate against Singaporeans in Singapore --...

POSB Is Spending $7.5 Million So That You Can Take MRT and Bus Rides...

Rejoice, 'cos it's SG50 Starting this Friday (31 Jul), POSB is giving out free rides under the Fare Free Friday scheme. This means that up to 100,000 PAssion POSB and POSB Everyday cardholders will be able to enjoy unlimited free travel on LRT, MRT and bus rides every Friday until 25 December 2015,...

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...

Locals Celebrate The Hard Work Of Migrant Workers On Labour Day; Netizens Also Gave...

Migrant workers were treated to a celebration during labour day Ah, labour day -- the one off day we get for slogging our lives away. While most of us were enjoying our weekend break, non-profit organisations and many people came together to celebrate the hard work and contributions of our migrant friends. What different organisations...

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...

Spare Khaw Boon Wan Because Balloons Are Actually To Blame For Train Breakdowns

Who to blame for MRT breakdowns? The next time the train breaks down, don’t be too quick to pin the blame on Khaw Boon Wan. Source For the culprit could very well be a balloon. No, we’re not joking. Source Balloons, especially the metallic shiny ones typically given on graduation ceremonies or birthdays, could disrupt...

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