Greenpeace’s Drone Video Reveal Indonesia’s Burning Forests Straight Out Of An Apocolypse

Ever wondered what forest fires look like? Greenpeace has released dramatic drone video footage of burning forests and smoldering peatlands in Borneo, and its not a pretty sight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln98ZGNnJ9o The video shows fires burning on peatlands, rainforests, and oil palm plantations surrounding Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan. Gunung Palung is one...

Khaw Boon Wan Comes Down Hard On Workers’ Party

The nasty consequences of unkempt financial accounts: Part 1 Parliament sittings always promise to be full of excitement and drama, especially with the presence of the opposition Workers' Party (WP). Who could forget the mouth-watering clash between WP chief Low Thia Khiang and PAP leader Lee Hsien Loong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KghZmVwoanA WP has now...

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Publishes Blog Post About LKY

Mahathir expresses sadness in blog post titled "Kuan Yew and I" Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamed has paid tribute to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew in a 13-pointer blog post published today (27 March). Source "I cannot say I was a close friend" Mahathir acknowledged that the relations between him and...

These 10 Short Films Show Us What Singaporean Means To Singaporeans

'Cos this is home, truly. It’s official – SG50 is arriving next week. To commemorate the nation’s Golden Jubilee, some Singaporeans used film to show us what Singapore means to them. After all, there’s no better time to dedicate these tributes to our nation. Here are 10 of our favourite entries uploaded on ciNE65, a...

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew Provides Evidence To Math Theory Through Fare Reductions

Freebies and Elections share an amazing correlation Today (3 August), Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced that Singaporeans can look forward to a a transport (buses and trains) fare reduction of up to 1.9% at the end of 2015. Source Aside from the reduction of transport fares, Minister Lui may also have...

These Photos Of Old Shops And Their Owners Will Give You The Feels

Portraits of Commonwealth's Lao Diam-s Photographer Nicky Loh's latest project turns the spotlight on a collection of old-school shops (lao diam) around his neighbourhood of Commonwealth. Most photography subjects never actually get to see the projects come into fruition, so the photojournalist-turned-photographer decided to hand the completed photos back to...

Mainstream Media Can’t Decide What To Report On SGH’s Hep C Deaths

Maybe they're not too sure themselves Yesterday (6 Oct), the mainstream media (MSM) has made public the outbreak of the hepatitis C virus in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In an article published yesterday (6 Oct), The Straits Times said that there are 22 cases of infected patients and 4 deaths. In...

Civil Service Sector To Stop Discrimination Against Non-Degree Holders

Government makes good on not needing a degree in Singapore For as long as anyone can remember, the focus in the workforce has always been about having a degree -- and the civil service sector is one of the biggest offenders. A graduate degree holder automatically receives a higher rank than a...

This SG50 Video Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

The Silver Strings strike again The Silver Strings were a local band from the 60's back when pants were flared, collars were long, and Singaporeans actually cared about Singaporean music. To most of us post-65-ers however, the words 'Silver' and 'Strings' mean absolutely nothing when placed together. We have no idea...

TODAY Somehow Finds Writer Who AGREES With Petrol Price Hike

We wonder how hard TODAY had to look to find Carol Yuen So a certain Carol Yuen Ai Zhen recently wrote to TODAY (26 February) with an opinion piece titled "Reasons for petrol duty hikes sound". If you remember, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in his 2015 Budget speech on Monday...

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