The Japanese women ditching their traditional society for Singaporean men

Awkward moments were not in short supply.

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Ahead of demolition, residents turn Pearl Bank into a rubbish dump (PHOTOS)

Ahead of demolition, residents turn Pearl Bank into a rubbish dump (PHOTOS)

The end of anything is rarely pretty, but Singapore’s iconic Pearl Bank Apartments definitely isn’t getting much of a swan song on its way out. Just three weeks...

The Japanese women ditching their traditional society for Singaporean men

The Japanese women ditching their traditional society for Singaporean men

Awkward moments were not in short supply.

An episode of The Bachelor (Singapore), in which contestants go to the USA to try exotic foods

An episode of The Bachelor (Singapore), in which contestants go to the USA to try exotic foods

You would not believe what they tried.

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Bird up.

2018 in review: Coconuts SG’s top 6 features, from the local BDSM scene to dank memes

2018 in review: Coconuts SG’s top 6 features, from the local BDSM scene to dank memes

Re-read these at your leisure.

Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

Hunting for Ghosts, Metaphors and Meaning: A cemetery stroll with ‘The Minorities’ author Suffian Hakim

In search for deeper meaning about ghosts, among ghosts.

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

Meme Wars: How a young undergraduate tried to single-handedly take on local meme pages and lost

A tale of betrayal, arrogance, and hubris.

Masters of Dank: A roundtable session with the people behind Singapore’s top meme pages

Masters of Dank: A roundtable session with the people behind Singapore’s top meme pages

In Charlie Lim’s latest music video, the Singaporean singer-songwriter typically known for his somber, melancholic tunes went full meta, very much against type, taking on a...

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

[Spoilers ahead, obviously] OPINION — If you came here looking for a review of Crazy Rich Asians, here it is: It’s a well-paced, visually stunning Hollywood rom-com that’s...

Photographer comes up with truly Singaporean superheroes, including Lady Chope and Milo Marvel

Photographer comes up with truly Singaporean superheroes, including Lady Chope and Milo Marvel

Inspired by the deluge of superhero flicks of late, a creative professional embarked on a comic book project of his own, playing Nick Fury to assemble his own set of Avengers —...


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