Here’s Why 1,000 Singaporean Youths Woke Up At 8 A.M. One Saturday Morning

Youth Corps Singapore and National Youth Council mark Red Box opening with mass volunteering event What were you doing last Saturday morning? Well, on 12 Mar, more than 1,000 youths volunteered simultaneously at nine different locations island-wide, serving the elderly, vulnerable families, people with special needs, and the environment. The mass volunteering...

Here’s A Dirty Secret You Never Knew Existed In SG – The Thriving Makeshift...

The jungles in Woodlands hide a dirty secret come nightfall In a stakeout yesterday (17 Mar), Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao visited a small jungle in Woodlands along Woodlands Avenue 9 and Woodlands Avenue 4 that functions as an informal brothel. Source The otherwise inconspicuous area is covered by hundreds of condoms...

The Curious Case Of The Burning Smell In Singapore: What’s Causing It?

Scientists clarify burning smell is not because of haze, while Indonesian province Riau declares emergency Over the past week, there has been a familiar burning smell in the air, but scientists have clarified that it is unlikely to be the haze. Scientists told local media that the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has...

This Teacher Explains What’s Wrong With Singapore’s Education In The Most Touching Way Possible

Teacher's experiment unknowingly reveals flaws in the system How do you solve the problem of an uncooperative secondary school class that hates itself? You know, that group of students who choose to argue over perceived differences and fight over minor disputes. A teacher, Matthew Zachary Liu, decided to try out something...

First Radicalised Chinese Man Detained By SG Government For Trying To Fight ISIS In...

Chinese Singaporean detained for trying to join fight against ISIS in Syria Well that’s a first. Yesterday (16 Mar), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revealed that four men have been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for engaging in overseas armed conflict, or intending to do so. Of the...

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...