LTA To Upgrade MRT Stations By 2018, But Netizens’ Responses Show They’ll Never Be...

More breathing space for everyone! Good news for the daily commuter -- The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced yesterday (19 Oct) that 17 North-South and East-West Lines MRT stations will be upgraded by 2018 to create additional space for commuters while waiting for the next train. Under this plan, existing...

Super Violent, Gory Poem Used In Exam For Secondary 1 Kids Invites Uproar

Is the poem too much for a 13-year-old to handle? Dunearn Secondary School has come under the media spotlight after an alarmed parent spoke up about a 'violent' poem that was used in a Secondary 1 literature exam. (A typical Sec 1 student will be only 13 years old.) According to...

STB Advertises On The Guardian, Leaves Readers Unimpressed

Britons unconvinced by YourSingapore Various Singapore-themed "listicles" have been popping up on British newspaper The Guardian's website. Sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), these lists detail everything that the well-heeled tourist can expect from our island nation, from nightlife, to architecture, and the perennial favourite, food.  The articles are written by Singaporeans well-versed in...

Dead Dog Found With Head Forced Inside Plastic Pipe, AVA Investigations Underway

Dog Carcass Was Found Near SPCA Building A dead dog was found with its head inside a plastic pipe, revealed a Facebook post on Tuesday (24 Oct). Animal activist Ananthi Naidu, who volunteers with canine welfare group Save Our Street Dogs, shared four pictures of the carcass via Facebook, along with...

Netizens Feel Public Resources Are Being Misused To Fill Up Survey On The Lee...

Prime Minister’s Office Issues Survey To Public Servants The Public Service Division (PSD) has been conducting a poll among Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) officers about their take on the Lee Family Saga. Source PSD aimed to get a better idea of what public officers felt about the entire dispute -- claiming the...

HDB Abused Elderly — What Can You Do If You Experience Abuse?

Neighbours of HDB abused elderly were not aware of steps that can be taken to protect her Netizens played a large role in alerting authorities when a recent video of elderly lady being abused went viral. Many contacted Ministry of Social and Family (MSF) and reported to the authorities for actions to...

7 New Things We Learnt From The IPS GE2015 Survey

Election issues pop up again two months later GE2015 happened 2 months ago, and on Wednesday (4 Nov), the Institute of Policy Studies released their survey findings of the elections. Remember how we wondered if the opposition would win over more seats, or if dear Dr Chee Soon Juan would have a sweet return...

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...

Turns Out Singaporeans Aren’t The Top Stealers Of Random Hotel Stuff

Another list where we're somewhere at the top A survey conducted by popular hotel booking site hotels.com has "commended" Singaporean travellers for having sticky fingers. That loosely translates to the fact that Singaporeans are the second most likely travellers in the world to "take" items from hotel rooms back home. Argentineans have...

Neighbour Charged For Assisting In Abuse Of The HDB Elderly Lady

Neighbour charged in court for assisting the daughter in abusing her mother The case of the abused elderly lady takes another turn. This time, a neighbour has been charged for taking part in the abuse. Mr Darwinder Singh was charged in court on Friday (24 July) for assisting the 25-year-old daugther, Siti Redha Khamis, to cause...

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