20 Random Facts About Singapore To Show Off To Your Friends

Things you never guessed about Singapore Singapore is known for many things -- we're the home of Marina Bay Sands, Singlish, and Chicken Rice. But that's all too mainstream. This tiny island nation is small, but it has got a lot more sneaky wonders up her sleeve.  Read on to find out with...

The Morning MRT Commute: As Explained By Gifs

Wake up in the morning, feeling like P-atricia Mok On a bright sunny morning, Xiao Ming goes to the market. Except Xiao Ming now works at Raffles Place. And he lives in Jurong East. And the MRT is the only way to get to the office. To the nameless warriors who spend...

Why A Filipino-Written Musical About Singapore May Not Be A Bad Idea

A musical about Singapore's turbulent post-WWII years is being helmed by a Filipino composer ...and its cast mainly features Filipinos. We can hear the pitchforks being sharpened already, but before you angrily comment, hear the story out and reserve judgment until you've seen it. You've put the pitchfork down? Alright, read on. First off,...

Woman Sues PAP Over Right To Have Water

Hougang resident also wants Singaporeans to help pay her water bill Vellama D/O Marie Muthu has just done the unthinkable: taking the People's Action Party (PAP) to court. Source No, she's not a member of the Opposition. Vellama who? Vellama first made headlines in 2012 for making an application to the High Court requesting that PM...

8 Groups Who Won’t Be Affected By The Fare Hikes

Transport fare hikes won't affect entire population ...or so the Public Transport Council says. And they're actually right. The 2.8% increase in public transport fares will not affect 1.1 million commuters. Who exactly are these 1.1 million lucky buggers? We read between the lines and source out this mythical population. Senior...

Local Musicians Blast Sing50 For Wasting Money On Pianos

This is Sing50 versus local musicians Sing50 has drawn flak online for buying 50 highly costly pianos with a $346,000 fund, with the intention to donate them to schools thereafter. Their actions have been criticized by local musicians, who claim that the funds could have been put to better use. But...

This NMP Points Out Everything Wrong With Singapore Sports Culture In One Speech

Dr Benedict Tan thinks there's something very, very wrong with Singapore sports Contrary to popular belief, many other things went down in parliament in the latest session this Monday (19 January). MPs debated and heard about stuff apart from the Liquor Control Bill and penalties for not contributing to MediShield...

How To Exploit Singtel With Just 5 Moves

It's time for consumers to take their revenge We bet citizens are raging all over the Internet over news of the recent public transport fare hike. However, there are always good things to look forward to, such as the free Thursday perks that Singtel is dangling. (We also think there's a...

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...