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...

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...