22 Patients Infected With Hepatitis C In SGH, 4 Dead

Hepatitis C infection in SGH leaves 22 affected, 4 patients have died An outbreak of the hepatitis C virus in one of Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) renal wards has led to 22 patients being infected with the virus, according to media reports. Of the 22, the youngest is 24-years-old and...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan Has A Not-So-Secret Love For Gardens And Nature

Minister Khaw Boon Wan is actually a secret gardener Let us let you in on a secret -- besides being our Transport Minister and favourite blogger, Khaw Boon Wan is also secretly a gardener. That's right. Hui Ge possesses green thumbs. Source But his passion for plants is not-so-secret anymore, since Minister Khaw recently proclaimed his love for all...

This Malaysian Indian Singer Can Speak Better Mandarin Than You

Never judge someone by their skin colour She might be ethnically Indian, but she has a Chinese name. Her name is Tan Bee Keow (陈美娇). Source If her name rings a bell, you might have heard of her debut role in filmmaker Royston Tan’s musical comedy 3688. In 3688, Tan plays a feisty contestant...

This WWF-Approved Campaign Offers Alternate Method For Singaporeans To Combat Haze

Everyone has a part to play in the Haze With everyone (Singaporeans mostly) constantly blaming Indonesia for the haze, three non-government groups joined forces to start a movement advocating for sustainable palm oil as a way to alleviate the haze problem -- which by the way is not entirely caused by Indonesia,...

Chia Thye Poh, Singapore’s Longest-Held Political Prisoner, Is Now Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Singapore’s longest-held political prisoner is a nominee for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize A group of political activists and opposition politicians have nominated Singapore's longest-held political prisoner Chia Thye Poh for the Nobel Peace Prize, to highlight his fight for political freedom. Former Singapore Democratic Party member and Bangkok University professor James...

7 Lessons We Learnt From PM Lee’s New Cabinet

Always a good idea to repack your cabinet every now and then The new Cabinet for Singapore was sworn in on Thursday (1 Oct), just 4 days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled his 4th Cabinet. There are 7 new office holders introduced in replacement of 3 outgoing office holders. PM...

Running Man’s Kang Gary Dropped By SP And Gave Away A Miu Miu Wallet

Someone give this guy an award already School might be out, but 400 students at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) headed back to school yesterday (1 Oct) to attend what they thought was a South Korean-themed career talk at the school's auditorium. Little did they know that they would be filming a show...

4 Ways Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan Is Reaching Out To Rail Maintenance Crew

Making New Friends Our newly appointed Transport Minister, Mr Khaw Boon Wan wrote about his first visit to SMRT Bishan Depot in his most recent blogpost dated 30 Sept. Seems like Mr Khaw is looking to make some new friends. And not just any friends, but total BFFs with SMRT and SBS rail crew. Source Will...

Singaporean Checks Out North Korea’s Spanking New Airport, And Has Photos To Prove It

North Korea not so reclusive after all The secretive communist state of North Korea has unveiled its new US$200 million airport, and one Singaporean has the inside scoop. Wonsan International Airport, also known as Kalma Airport in Wonsan, is scheduled to open in November, initially handling only domestic flights. This airport is...

Bleeding Train Passenger Is Largely Ignored, Until Incident Goes Up On Social Media

Train commuter injures herself and travels, unaware of bleeding knee A post about a commuter’s bloody mishap on the MRT has gone viral. Facebook user TiQa AtiQah recounted on her social media page how her friend fell while rushing for the MRT doors and scrapped her knees against the floor. The injured...