Here’s an emergency medic’s perspective on the viral Ubi Road accident involving a 16-year-old student

On Monday, a ghastly accident took place along Ubi Road 1, in which a teenage secondary school student was sent flying into the air after a collision with a car. The moment of impact was captured in two shocking dash cam clips, which subsequently went viral on Facebook (be warned; the footage linked here is highly ...

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New Yorkers have apparently discovered Chinese cough syrup Pei Pa Koa… for up to US$70 per bottle

New Yorkers have apparently discovered Chinese cough syrup Pei Pa Koa… for up to US$70 per bottle

Those of you who fall sick whenever a flu bug goes around would probably be familiar with Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa — y’know, the sweet and minty Chinese herbal remedy from...

NTU students take on the perilous misconceptions of the common Asian Flush

NTU students take on the perilous misconceptions of the common Asian Flush

For their final year project, a group of students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) chose to take on an issue that most of us Asians are way too familiar with — the...

HaiDiLao Clarke Quay suspended for ‘unclean’ food; netizens chime in with similar experiences elsewhere

HaiDiLao Clarke Quay suspended for ‘unclean’ food; netizens chime in with similar experiences elsewhere

Recently, the Clarke Quay branch of HaiDiLao got into hot soup for its unsanitary food handling practices. Besides being fined S$800, the popular hotpot restaurant was suspended...

Shopper horrified by discovery of maggots in egg trays at Giant Hypermarket Tampines

Shopper horrified by discovery of maggots in egg trays at Giant Hypermarket Tampines

Last Sunday evening, one shopper at Giant Hypermarket in Tampines was revolted to discover hordes of worms crawling inside several trays of eggs in the store. So naturally, he...

This experiment might make you think twice about using those jet hand dryers in public toilets

This experiment might make you think twice about using those jet hand dryers in public toilets

The advent of jet hand dryers in our public toilets seemed like the next logical evolution in sanitary technology. An alternative to rickety hand dryers that simply blew hot air...

Active aging: Parkour aunties and other elderly folks who’re probably fitter than you

Active aging: Parkour aunties and other elderly folks who’re probably fitter than you

Over the weekend, a video by The Straits Times featuring elderly parkour aunties made the rounds online. Naturally, it caught the attention of netizens, some of whom praised...

Using and possessing vaping devices will be totally illegal in Singapore come February 2018

Using and possessing vaping devices will be totally illegal in Singapore come February 2018

All loopholes for e-cigarette enthusiasts living the #VapeLife in Singapore will be completely closed come Feb 1. Where it was once only illegal to traffic the...

A serial vomiter has been puking on the reg at the upscale Pinnacle@Duxton estate

A serial vomiter has been puking on the reg at the upscale Pinnacle@Duxton estate

Seeing a pool of puke around your residential estate would be enough to ruin your day, but at least it’s relatively expected, thanks to home-bound young’uns who party way too...

Gay Singaporean dad loses court bid to officially adopt 4-year-old surrogate son

Gay Singaporean dad loses court bid to officially adopt 4-year-old surrogate son

A gay Singaporean man has failed in a bid to formally adopt his biological son fathered via a surrogate in the United States at a cost of US$200,000 (SGD267,379). The man, a...