Amos Yee believes Harvard canceled his scheduled talk because of his opinion on age of consent laws

For some reason, Singaporean vlogger and teenage enfant terrible Amos Yee was invited to speak at Harvard. Yes, the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For another unknown reason, his scheduled speech at the Harvard College Open Campus Initiative (HCOCI) was unceremoniously canceled just 24 hours before the program, which was supposed to be conducted yesterday at 6:30pm ...

Religion

WATCH: A Muslim cleric and a Taoist exorcist trading ghost stories with each other

WATCH: A Muslim cleric and a Taoist exorcist trading ghost stories with each other

When two strangers representing different religions are put together in a room, one would expect some spirited (and spiritual) debate to ensue. But when both individuals are...

Two foreign preachers scheduled for an Islamic cruise banned from entering Singapore

Two foreign preachers scheduled for an Islamic cruise banned from entering Singapore

Two foreign preachers said to teach “divisive doctrines” have been prohibited from entering the country by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) — just days after being bounced...

Young Muslims to drive $300b boom in Islamic travel: study

Young Muslims to drive $300b boom in Islamic travel: study

Young Muslims worldwide are expected to almost double their spending on travel in the coming years, driving a boom in Islamic tourism that will make the sector worth $300 billion,...

A cleric’s newspaper column includes how husbands can hit stubborn wives; internet responds accordingly

A cleric’s newspaper column includes how husbands can hit stubborn wives; internet responds accordingly

It’s 2017, and yet violence against women appears to have been recommended by a religious leader, and even published in a national newspaper. Local Malay-language newspaper...

Downtown Line 3 gets blessed up by various religious leaders before its official launch next month

Downtown Line 3 gets blessed up by various religious leaders before its official launch next month

As far as Singapore’s train operations are concerned, there can never be enough prayers in the world to make it run without breakdowns during times when we need it the most. So...

Taoist priest reminds devotees not to leave mess behind while burning offerings for Hungry Ghost Month

Taoist priest reminds devotees not to leave mess behind while burning offerings for Hungry Ghost Month

It’s common sense, but every once in a while, folks need to be explicitly reminded to not be inconsiderate, even for something as blatantly obvious as this. A Taoist priest has...

WATCH: Shopkeeper shows you all the supplies you can buy for your ancestors to have a good (after)life

WATCH: Shopkeeper shows you all the supplies you can buy for your ancestors to have a good (after)life

This one’s an oldie (from Qingming Festival — or Tomb Sweeping Day) but a goodie. Seeing as how yesterday was the first day of the Hungry Ghost Festival, Our Grandfather...

Chinese deities end whirlwind luxury tour around Malaysia and Singapore

Chinese deities end whirlwind luxury tour around Malaysia and Singapore

A statue of a Chinese goddess that became a social media sensation after being pictured flying business class for a Southeast Asian tour has headed home after putting her feet up...

Chinese deities who flew business class underwent extra security checks by Singapore immigration officials

Chinese deities who flew business class underwent extra security checks by Singapore immigration officials

A statue of a Chinese goddess adorned in brightly coloured clothes and an extravagant headdress has become an online sensation after it was pictured flying business class to...