McDonald’s To Extend Breakfast Hours To Welcome 2015

Late Wakers know this feel. That feel of never waking up in time to see the McDonald's breakfast menu. Never being able to see a McMuffin or McHash Brown greet your arrival at the Golden Arches. No. We have to make do with those boring fries and McSpicy's (McSpicies?). There was...

This Heartfelt Blogpost About QZ8501 Passenger Will Have You Fending Off Invisible Onions

A student who graduated from Hwa Chong Institution this year has written a post on her personal blog yesterday in reminiscence of her form teacher, who was one of the passengers on the missing QZ8501 AirAsia flight which failed to arrive at Changi Airport on Sunday morning (28 December). Source Upon hearing...

12 Bizarre Ways People Around The World Celebrate New Year

The start of a new year signifies a new beginning. People all over the world are excited to start afresh on a clean slate, but have different ways of saying goodbye to the last 365 days. 1. Midnight burning of politicians’ effigies in Ecuador Trust the Ecuadorians to usher in a...

Debris Of Plane And Bodies Found, And Other News About QZ 8501 Day 3

Update 11:37 pm: There are in fact only 3 recovered bodies, BARSANAS chief says. The previously-quoted figure of "more than 40" was a result of miscommunication by BARSANAS staff.  Update 5:27 pm: More than 40 bodies have been recovered in the search area, AFP reports. Update 5:05 pm: 6 bodies have...

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...