Here’s a round up of all the joke Facebook events in Singapore you can sarcastically click ‘Attending’ to

If your Facebook feed is filled with dank memes, bizarre gifs and (hopefully) no friends who can’t stop posting racist shit, congratulations! You’re doing the internet right. For those who’re truly dank though, you’d notice the sudden blitz in friends sarcastically/ironically hitting the “attend” or “interested” button on joke-y Facebook event pages promoting totally absurd ...

In Pics:  An ailing photographer’s shots of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice

In Pics: An ailing photographer’s shots of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice

Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a...

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew challenges history

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew challenges history

Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry’s “Oscars” and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise...

Why is café food so (damn) expensive in Singapore?

Why is café food so (damn) expensive in Singapore?

This article was first published on Dollars and Sense Singapore’s coffee culture has been burgeoning, with artisanal coffee houses and hipster cafés sprouting across the...

In pics: Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most threatened reptiles at the Singapore Zoo’s RepTopia

In pics: Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most threatened reptiles at the Singapore Zoo’s RepTopia

Photos and words by Raphael Koh The next time you head to the Singapore Zoo, you’ll get to meet more than 60 of the world’s most colorful, exotic and threatened reptiles,...

How much does the National Day Parade cost the Singapore taxpayer?

How much does the National Day Parade cost the Singapore taxpayer?

This article was first published on Dollars and Sense The annual National Day Parade (NDP) is the biggest event on Singapore’s calendar. Encompassing more than just a half-day...

In Pics: A first look at Changi Airport’s high-tech, swanky Terminal 4

In Pics: A first look at Changi Airport’s high-tech, swanky Terminal 4

Story and photos by Raphael Koh   The wait to get a first look at Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 is just less than two weeks away, but registration is full and now closed...

5 luxuries that Singaporeans are willing to splurge on their pet dogs

5 luxuries that Singaporeans are willing to splurge on their pet dogs

This article was first published on Dollars and Sense. Dogs provide companionship and make loyal pets that are sure to bring joy into your life. In Singapore today, dogs hardly...

M Ravi and his unforgivable behaviour in the case of the executed Malaysian drug trafficker

M Ravi and his unforgivable behaviour in the case of the executed Malaysian drug trafficker

This article was first published on The Online Citizen   OPINION — M Ravi was once famed for his brilliant oratorical skills and taking on cases that many would shy away...

A body language expert analyzes the first meeting between PM Lee and US President Donald Trump

A body language expert analyzes the first meeting between PM Lee and US President Donald Trump

If you’ve watched the very brief session between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Donald Trump in their first face-to-face meeting at the G20 Summit, you’d have...


 

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