Singapore Mainstream Media Gets Basic Facts About AirAsia Flight QZ8501 WRONG

More fiction than fact In the aftermath of the still-missing Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501, both The Straits Times and Today have run similar headlines. Source Source Oh boy, the nation is cursed. After reporting on Loch Ness Monsters, The Straits Times runs a sensationalist headline blaming a curse for the disappearance of the plane. ...

Singaporeans Uneasy With Filipinos In Management Positions

Disgruntled Singaporeans are targeting foreign workers against a backdrop of rising xenophobia. They are creating a ruckus both online and offline. As one Singaporean boarded the train on Saturday, he observed a female passenger scolding another woman of an undisclosed nationality. She said, "Stop shouting! I can't stand your shouting!...

Cutest Celebrity Baby Award Goes To… Zed!

Who could forget our National Day baby? Source Baby Zed was born on 9 August this year, shortly after the National Day Parade ended. His arrival brought bundles of joy to the first-time parents/celebrity couple Christopher Lee and Fann Wong. While Zed's birth was definitely worth the wait, his elated parents could...

Objects Spotted In Sea In Search Area For Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501

An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia plane which went missing over the Java Sea. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says that he was told that the Australian aircraft spotted a few objects...

Singaporean Company Banned From Hiring Foreigners

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has banned a Singaporean marine company from hiring foreigners after the firm was found to have discriminated against locals. Prime Gold International had sacked 13 Singaporean employees, and replaced them with foreign workers. It is not known how long this process took. MOM was first alerted to...

5 Things Sports Hub Is Doing Wrong

On 30 June 2014, Singapore Sports Hub’s National Stadium opened its doors with much fanfare. After all, $1.3 billion was exhausted in its construction. However, a slew of mistakes soon surfaced. 1. Stadium capacity Back in her early heydays, the Grand Old Dame saw a capacity of 55,000 with Singapore’s population...

There May Be A Serial Cat Killer In Beach Road

Over the course of three years, more than 50 cats have been found murdered in various gruesome manners around Beach Road, a neighbourhood perhaps more known for its hawker centre (where the Army Market is) or various Thai clubs. The situation has gotten so bad that Mr Anthony Heng, owner...

What We Know About Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Day 2

About The Missing Flight QZ8501 On 28 December, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 SST(Singapore Standard Time, GMT +8), about an hour after leaving the tarmac from Surabaya, Indonesia. The plane was headed for Singapore as it went missing over the Java Sea. It was...

Netizens Raise Pitchforks Over CNA’s Misleading Facebook Post About QZ8501

Everyone's probably already heard of the AirAsia flight QZ8501's failure to arrive at Changi Airport yesterday morning on 28 December. Relatives of the missing plane are anxiously awaiting news of its discovery (it has not been found). This morning, Channel NewsAsia (CNA) decided that it would be a great idea...

Cadbury Sneakily Introduces Chocolate Into People’s Lives

#GiftPocketed This holiday season, Cadbury epitomizes the giving spirit by giving away chocolates to members of the public. But instead of simply handing it out, the chocolate manufacturer chose to sneak the treats into unsuspecting Singaporeans via Santarina. In the video that has been making the rounds on social media, a...