Singapore Claims Yet Another Top Spot, Named Happiest Country In Asia

Happiest countries in the world ranked Put on those smiles because the United Nations (UN) just named Singapore the happiest Asian country. Globally, Singapore is ranked the 22nd happiest country, while Denmark took home the glory of being the happiest place on earth. Ahead of the International Day of Happiness on 20 March,...

Hoo-Ha Over Straits Times Forum Letter On Building ‘Singles Village’ — Just How Feasible...

'Singles Village' is the start to an array of social problems What is a 'Singles Village'? Well, the concept behind the 'Single Village' is pretty simple. It is built for the single people in Singapore to mingle around in hopes of finding their soulmate while living together in a community. It is...

It’s Official — Bloggers Will Have To Clarify Income Sources And Pay Tax

Government taxing bloggers Yesterday (15 Mar), some bloggers revealed that they received a letter from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), asking that they clarify their income sources, which include products or services received via their websites. Source Some bloggers weighed in on the government taxing revenue made through social media....

E-Identity Cards May Soon Be A Reality In Singapore

Never forget your IC again, since it's in your phone The Singapore government is considering having e-identity cards (e-IC) that would sit in the handphone SIM card. The Straits Times reported that Singaporeans could in the future be given e-IC that can be used for online transactions, including government and commercial...

15 Facts You Never Knew About The Collapse Of Hotel New World

Worst building collapse in Singapore's history Source 30 years have passed since the collapse of Hotel New World and yesterday (15 Mar) marked its 30th anniversary. It was one of the worst disasters since post-war Singapore and the catastrophe left 33 people dead, 17 survivors and the whole of Singapore devastated. Here are...

Marine Parade Town Council Apologises For Uproar Over Poster Banning Chess In Common Areas

Town Council's extreme ban went wrong Source The Marine Parade Town Council has put up this notice some time ago, which alarmed not only chess players in that area but also the Internet. Source Playing chess in common areas is a ubiquitous scene in most of Singapore's void decks. It seems utterly unreasonable for...

Air-Conditioned Suites For Pampered Pets In Singapore Living The Life

No less than the best for luxury pets Singapore might be the most expensive city in the world to live in, but these owners are not skimping on pampering their pets, according to Mashable. The Wagington Hotel is one suite where pets are truly living it up. This luxury hotel for...

The Verdict Is Out: Roy Ngerng To Pay Damages Over 17 Years For Defaming...

$30,000 by this Wednesday and subsequently $150,000 over 17 years The lawyers representing Roy Ngerng and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have reached an agreement during a hearing in court today (14 Mar). Ngerng is a Singaporean activist and a blogger who started his own sociopolitical blog. In 2014, he was charged...

Wedding Ang Pow Rates Increase To $234/ Pax. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Feel Obliged...

You shouldn't have to give a big red packet even if you are dining at a high-class restaurant No one should feel distressed when opening a wedding invitation and pray that it is not held at Capella Singapore or St Regis. Guests should not be pressured or obligated to give more money just...

This Is How Gang Members Brazenly Use Social Media For Recruitment

Gangs use social media to show off Gang members have been tech-savvy. Some post photos of members covered in tattoos to attract attention. Others send private messages on social media platforms to lure school kids. Gangs are using social media to recruit young members. These at-risk youths revealed how they were recruited...