Singaporean woman dies of cardiac arrest after liposuction surgery in India

In what has been classified as a case of unnatural death by the police, a 35-year-old Singaporean woman died just hours after undergoing liposuction surgery in the Indian city of Chennai yesterday. Intending to lose some pounds, Alicia Medanin Khan had been admitted to S R Multi Specialty Hospital in Arumbakkam on Wednesday for the ...

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Singapore MPs take to Parliament to question government ban on vaping

Singapore MPs take to Parliament to question government ban on vaping

The Singapore government has taken and is currently going through great lengths towards a nation that’ll be absolutely 100 percent free of smokers. Aside from the usual...

Water supply from Johor River disrupted due to chicken poop; PUB to step up local production

Water supply from Johor River disrupted due to chicken poop; PUB to step up local production

Singapore’s supply of water from the Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) was disrupted on Saturday morning as ammonia pollution wrecked the Johor River. Oh, and in case you’re...

Beware the use of popular DIY teeth whitening kit sold online: HSA

Beware the use of popular DIY teeth whitening kit sold online: HSA

DIY teeth whitening kits, which are gaining popularity in Singapore, may be cheaper and more convenient than going to the dentist for a proper procedure — but how safe are...

Popular Thai restaurant chain Nakhon Kitchen gets Holland Village outlet suspended due to rats

Popular Thai restaurant chain Nakhon Kitchen gets Holland Village outlet suspended due to rats

If Nakhon Kitchen at Holland Village is your regular eating spot, do we have some bad news for you — the Thai restaurant will be closed for a fortnight because the management...

Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore giving high-tech back rubs

Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore giving high-tech back rubs

A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips, which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch....

Instant hotpots containing meat pulled off shelves; importers fined by AVA

Instant hotpots containing meat pulled off shelves; importers fined by AVA

Instant hotpots have been making waves this year — first in China then in Singapore, where they’re sold mostly online, on sites like Qoo10 and Carousell. But as it turns,...

NEA extends smoking ban to affect universities, trishaws and private-hire cars

NEA extends smoking ban to affect universities, trishaws and private-hire cars

College students, Grab and Uber drivers, as well as trishaw uncles will have till this Sunday to light up their cigarettes at their venues of work and study — the National...

Singaporean doctor accused of faking tests to help HIV-positive American boyfriend obtain employment pass

Singaporean doctor accused of faking tests to help HIV-positive American boyfriend obtain employment pass

A local doctor has been dragged to court to face the music for allegedly aiding his American boyfriend in deceiving the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in order to obtain an employment...

Mysterious smoky kerosene-like stench in the air across the island bewilders Singaporeans

Mysterious smoky kerosene-like stench in the air across the island bewilders Singaporeans

Despite hundreds of reports across the island about an odor akin to smoke and chemicals yesterday, the authorities found nothing suspicious and were not able to confirm the...