Singtel May Begin Charging Users Extra For WhatsApp

Why pass up an amazing money-making opportunity? The days of free WhatsApp may soon be numbered if Singtel CEO Chua Sock Koong has her way. During the conference where Singtel unveiled its new logo, along with the "Better Thursday" carrot stick, she restated her belief that telcos should be allowed to...

WhatsApp Underwhelms With Browser-Based Client Attempt

WhatsApp Web will ensure you won't have to check your phone while you're sitting at a computer WhatsApp has taken its first step towards internet domination, by launching a browser version of the highly popular instant messaging phone application. WhatsApp has 700 million users sending 30 billion messages per day, and has largely taken...

These Photos Of Old Shops And Their Owners Will Give You The Feels

Portraits of Commonwealth's Lao Diam-s Photographer Nicky Loh's latest project turns the spotlight on a collection of old-school shops (lao diam) around his neighbourhood of Commonwealth. Most photography subjects never actually get to see the projects come into fruition, so the photojournalist-turned-photographer decided to hand the completed photos back to...

10 Singaporeans With Unusual Jobs Who Earn More Money Than You

Odd jobs that pay more than your boring office gig While many of us wish to be doing something we enjoy as a living, most of us are stuck in the rut – repeating the mundane routine of a 9 – 5 job. How nice would it be to play...

Places You Can Drink At In Singapore Without Being Jailed

Dude, where's my beer? If you haven't already heard of the proposed Liquor Control Bill, we just have one question for you -- Where's this rock you've been living under? Anyway, here's a quick recap of the Bill's details: No consumption of alcohol in public places between 10.30pm and 7.30am daily, No...

The Top 8 Reactions To The Alcohol Ban

The disgruntled-ness is at an all-time high The new alcohol bill looks set to be public enemy number one with restrictions such as proposing to ban public drinking from 10.30pm to 7am island-wide. Although this was tabled in response to the 2013 Little India riot that was caused by unruly, alcohol-driven...

Gan Kim Yong: “I Will Jail You If You Don’t Pay Your Medisave”

The Health Ministry goes on the offensive The national healthcare insurance scheme, Medishield, is undergoing a major revamp. The announcement about the end-2015 transition to Medishield Life was first made by PM Lee in his 2013 National Day Rally. Medishield Life promises to be more comprehensive than its predecessor, with "better...

10 Singaporeans Who Had To Be Famous Overseas Before Being Famous In Singapore

Why can't Singaporeans make it big here? While we do have a collection of Singaporeans who earned their success on local shores, there is an interestingly large number of Singaporeans who have found fame internationally without first being popular here. Is the Singapore scene so stifling that home-grown talent cannot...

8 Questions We All Secretly Want To Ask PM Lee

Who says constructive politics can't be light-hearted? So PM Lee just announced on Instagram (Wow, so hipster) that he will be hosting a live Question and Answer (Q&A) session on Facebook (Wow, hipster count number two). The highly anticipated session will be held this Saturday on 24 January, from 11.45am to...

Why The Public Transport Fare Decrease Won’t Actually Happen In 2015

Fares MAY decrease next year, says Transport Minister Public transport in Singapore could be seeing a potential drop in fares next year, working out to a "negative 1 per cent" due to falling oil prices. Possibly. Likely. Probably. Everything but confirmed, according to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. Last month he mentioned that the maximum raised amount...