Healing Young Cancer Patients Through Art

The Art Therapy's Therapists' Association might be ATAS for short, but their initiatives are strictly aimed at the general populace. Art has been used as a form of therapy at the National University Hospital (NUH)'s department of paediatrics since 2006. More recently in 2013, non-profit organisation Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF)...

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...

14 Things We Can Learn From 2014

The end of a year always calls for reflection From airplane disasters to the outbreak of Ebola, 2014 saw irrevocable tragedies, causing many to lose their loved ones. There were also good news like Singapore being Lonely Planet's top destination and the successful fundraising for ALS. Here's a look back...

Retiree Cheat Causes Unrest For Singapore Family

Singapore family bogged by scam  This Singaporean family would never have imagined what ensued after they bought their three-room flat at Stirling Road. Mr Septian Hartono is the biggest victim of this scamming case. Having bought the flat at Stirling Road in 2012, he has been facing unknown strangers appearing at...

5 Reasons Sentosa Beaches Are The Best In The World

Sentosa Beaches Most Disappointing Place To Visit An article published on Business Insider collated responses from a thread on Reddit, asking users to state the most disappointing travel destination they have ever visited. And surprise surprise, the beaches in Sentosa received the unglamorous distinction of being in 11th place on the list! The user...

These Illegal Sexual Enhancement Products Will Gross You Out

Mr Zack Won't Make You Any More Power, Bro Once again, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) have deemed fit to "warn" members of the the public (read: dirty old men) to not consume chemical-filled illegal sexual enhancement products. In particular, four products were found to contain potent undeclared chemical ingredients, which...

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...

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 List Of Singaporean Hokkien Words Will Help You Understand Every Jack Neo Movie...

Guide To Singaporean Hokkien A local reddittor named "crimsonSoldier" has spent an unholy amount of time collecting and translating uniquely Singaporean Hokkien swear phrases and even assigning them a value of offense level. The list, delivered in two parts, is just about handy enough to guide the uninitiated through army and school life. The writer...

4 Memorable Phua Chu Kang Appearances (Outside of PCK Pte Ltd)

Not Play-Playing Anymore Veteran comic Gurmit Singh has not to extend his contract with MediaCorp and will now devote his time to his family instead. The multi-talented artiste will finally hang up his yellow boots and wig after 20 years of making Singaporeans smile. The influence of Phua Chu Kang, a character synonymous to Gurmit himself, extended...

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