“Tree Failure” Is Singapore’s New Catchphrase After “Ponding”

Singapore's New Catchphrase We can always count on our politicians to bring us to new linguistic heights. "Ponding" is simply passé now, though it still has strong name recognition by the public. The new phrase of the moment is "tree failure". New Linguistic Horizons Bet you didn't know that such a term existed. So...

Singapore-Made Electric Hypercar Named After Orchid May Not Be Available In Singapore

Singapore’s First Hypercar Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren. These are just some of the supercars that an average kid dreams of owning one day when they grow up. 5 years later, we could add the brand new Vanda Dendrobium to that list. Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it’s the world’s...

Gold Staircase Admirer Writes Moving Ode To “Most Affecting Artwork” He’s Ever Seen

Gold Staircase In Jalan Rajah Gains Eloquent Admirer We never thought we would see something like this -- someone waxing lyrical over a staircase at a Housing Board block. But of course, it's not just any HDB staircase, but Singapore's most famous staircase, a golden wonder that's a joy to behold: Source Read...

Josh Robinson And Benjamin Sim: 2 Different Sex Offenders, 2 Different Punishments

2 Sex Offenders Who Got Punished In Different Ways The Josh Robinson saga has taken yet another twist. On Wednesday (March 8), the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said the public prosecutor has decided not to appeal against the 4-year jail sentence meted out to the convicted paedophile. This came hot on the...
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Gold Foil Staircase In Jalan Rajah Slammed By Town Council, But To Residents It’s...

Golden Staircase It's wonderful to see our very own artists breaking boundaries and taking the stage for many world-renowned achievements. For example, Kirsten Tan, Nathan Hartono, Gentle Bones and many others. Though, there's the question of whether these artists' works would have even been appreciated if not for the medals and accolades...

Copper Thief’s Act Of Desperation To Save Wife’s Life Breaks Hearts, Prompts Crowdfunding Campaign

An Act Of Desperation Thieves are often held in contempt by society -- especially when we don’t know the reason why they did it. But the story of copper thief Muhammad Resat Ahmad has instead touched the hearts of Singaporeans so much so that a crowdfunding campaign has been started to...

Recruits Reveal What National Service Is Really Like Behind The Beaming Parade Photos

National Service: A Rite Of Passage? National service. A supposed rite-of-passage where Singaporean ah boys evolve into men. This is presumably due to extreme mental conditioning, a strict training regimen and the instilling of a sense of national duty within these young men across 2 years. Most Singaporeans have seen the images...

Even Teachers In Yishun Have Better Language Skills Than Your Average Teacher

Another Day, Another Yishun Story There are three things in life that are constant: Death, taxes and ludicrous happenings in Yishun. Lo and behold, we have another strange story taking place in Yishun. Read our story on the other weird things happening in Yishun. Source This time, a relief teacher was filmed...

Josh Robinson Petition Will Probably Fail After Minister Shanmugam Comments That He Shouldn’t Comment

Josh Robinson Petition Looks To Be Fruitless Following intense public indignation over paedophile Josh Robinson’s lenient 4-year jail sentence, a petition has been started calling for harsher punishment on the deviant. But the petition seemed destined to be fruitless, after Minister for Law and Home Affairs K. Shanmugam gave his two...

Sexism Also Affects Men In Singapore — Here’s Why

Sexism In Singapore Sexism. Not really a word you hear a lot in Singaporean society right? But it really should be uttered more. Especially when it affects both sexes. Source That's right -- while sexism is commonly thought of to put women at a disadvantage, both genders face sexism in Singapore in entirely different...