In Singapore, Traffic Police Give Vouchers As Well As Fines

Traffic officers are giving gifts to motorists for good behaviour Nobody likes traffic enforcement officers, or the summons they give when they catch you. Now, however, Traffic Police have chosen to commend motorists for showing good behaviour...by giving them a commendation certificate, zebra plush toys, and petrol vouchers.  Source They give out zebra plush toys...

MOE Locks Horns With Tommy Koh Over ‘Poor Students’ Allegation

MOE takes offence at Prof Koh's column Professor Tommy Koh, former ambassador to the United Nations and current Special Advisor to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has said that he is "unhappy that many of our children are growing up in poverty." This sweeping statement was what prompted the...

Marina Bay Looks Like A Uterus On Google Maps

Marina Bay Looks Very Much Like An Uterus A Redditor named thethreekingdoms has discovered an amusing fact about the Marina Bay area when seen on a map. Yes, it kinda sorta looks like an uterus. Source Still can't see it? Here's the comparison. Source This discovery isn't new, of course. Five years prior, blogger Rockson Tan...

10 Most Pointless Singaporean Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions That Don't Quite Attract Singapore is known as a tourist paradise. We are constantly building the next big attraction to pander to the massive tourist dollar. Don't say there isn't anything to do here, because there are many tourist attractions just waiting for some people to visit. From...

20 Places In Singapore That Are Now Gone Forever

Those born in the '00s probably won't even know these places.

5 Things We Think This New Social Network For Neighbours Will Be Used For...

Blockpooling.sg hopes to show that neighbours can be awesome Mr Moh Hon Meng, 46, thought about how nice it would be if everyone who lived in the same block knew each other and interacted with each other. And so, the idea for Blockpooling.sg, "the social network for awesome neighbourhoods" was born. As...

A Totally Serious Look At SDP’s GE Teaser

The General Election war begins Saturday. With Singapore's General Election (GE) widely anticipated to be held in 2015, rumours abound about it being called as soon as March. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has already started counting down to the start of their GE campaign, which is slated for this Saturday, 10...

Hong Kong Parents Buy Singaporean Exam Papers Online

Parents from Hong Kong are buying up Singaporean exam papers online What do oil refining, Hainanese chicken rice and exam papers from top schools have in common? Why, these are all Singaporean exports! Although the last one isn't exactly legal. Oops. A middle-aged couple have been re-selling exam papers from schools...

Subhas Anandan — Remembering A Singaporean Icon

The Life and Times of a Criminal Lawyer Veteran lawyer Subhas Anandan passed away this morning (7 Jan) at the age of 67. He was said to be battling multiple health issues before finally succumbing to heart failure while undergoing dialysis at Singapore General Hospital. In memory of his larger-than-life presence, we've...

Ex-NTU Professor Issues Open Challenge To NTU President

Cherian George calls NTU President's bluff Cherian George, former Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, has issued a reply to NTU Head Bertil Andersson over disparaging remarks made by the latter during an interview. In it, Professor Andersson stated that the decision...