The man who nearly became Singapore’s president returns to politics with his own opposition party

The man who very nearly became Singapore’s president back in 2011 is back in business.

WATCH: Just a group of shredded elderly folks proving age is no excuse to not get swole

WATCH: Just a group of shredded elderly folks proving age is no excuse to not get swole

Kicking Father Time in the ass, one muscle-up at a time.

Academics cited in contested TODAY article about NUS and NTU express sadness over ‘apparent intolerance’

Academics cited in contested TODAY article about NUS and NTU express sadness over ‘apparent intolerance’

Drama academia.

Frail dog found abandoned and leashed to a tree at Clementi, weakened by constant wailing

Frail dog found abandoned and leashed to a tree at Clementi, weakened by constant wailing

Heartbreaking.

Internet praises Ba’Alwie Mosque for putting up banner that wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year

Internet praises Ba’Alwie Mosque for putting up banner that wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year

Good vibes all around.

Man gives out drinks to worker cleaning outside his unit window; folks dismiss act as insincere

Man gives out drinks to worker cleaning outside his unit window; folks dismiss act as insincere

If a kind act was carried out and the internet doesn't know about it, does it still make a sound?

Authorities investigating case of mysterious black fluid flowing into Potong Pasir canal

Authorities investigating case of mysterious black fluid flowing into Potong Pasir canal

Spooky.

Ready, fight: Singaporean Oxford undergrad and Malaysian PM battle on S’pore-M’sia maritime dispute and water prices

Ready, fight: Singaporean Oxford undergrad and Malaysian PM battle on S’pore-M’sia maritime dispute and water prices

Some fighting words were traded and we have recorded every bit of it.

WATCH: Man takes a happy hour break in Singapore train, openly sips from can of Tiger Beer

WATCH: Man takes a happy hour break in Singapore train, openly sips from can of Tiger Beer

Sometimes, you just need a break from life, y'know.

Actor Aloysius Pang seriously injured during military training in New Zealand, fans send in well-wishes

Actor Aloysius Pang seriously injured during military training in New Zealand, fans send in well-wishes

He is now being monitored in a high dependency unit.

Malaysia continuing to meet Singapore diplomats despite maritime dispute: M’sia foreign ministry

Malaysia continuing to meet Singapore diplomats despite maritime dispute: M’sia foreign ministry

Meetings about airspace and water disputes are scheduled for this month.


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