Ridout Rd bungalows: One man's home is another man's green eyes

Public officers, while they hold positions of power and responsibility, are private citizens too.

Former NMP Viswa Sadasivan calls for respectful discourse in parliament - an advice he should heed himself?

Viswa Sadasivan, former Nominated Member of Parliament, recently advocated for respectful political discourse, a position that stands in stark contrast to his past conduct.

Cancer-causing substance found in Bee Cheng Hiang bak kwa but Singapore Food Agency say no worries

Consumer Council in Hong Kong found high levels of potentially carcinogenic PAHs in Bee Cheng Hiang's bak kwa, a popular jerky snack in Singapore. Singapore Food Agency assures moderate consumption is safe, but the snack's high fat and sugar content makes it an unhealthy choice.

Man uses drones to propose marriage near Marina Bay Sands as love literally in the air

Read about a modern and creative marriage proposal that took place in Singapore using drones. The proposal was caught on video and uploaded on TikTok, showing hearts, a diamond ring, and the couple's names before asking the important question.

2 Youths Seen Vaping & Smoking In Sentosa Cable Car, Operator Makes Police Report

Sentosa Cable Car operator makes police report against youths seen vaping and smoking in a TikTok video. Vaping is illegal in Singapore, and smoking is prohibited in cable car cabins.

He could brush his teeth only at 10. Now 13, this S’porean is a music honours student at a top Aussie uni

Nathanael Koh, a 12-year-old boy from Singapore, is enrolled in an honours programme at Australia's top university. Despite global developmental delay, he scored high marks and completed a Bachelor of Music programme in just two years. He enjoys swimming, cycling, and composing music for ensembles.

Ferrari from Singapore crashes into car in Johor, causing injuries to 4 Malaysians

Singapore-registered Ferrari crashes into Toyota on Malaysia's North-South Expressway; four Malaysians injured, police investigating.



Lee Hsien Yang carrying out another publicity stunt to teabag brother

In 2020, he joined the opposition Progress Singapore Party and teased Singaporeans for months with the idea of competing against his brother in elections in what critics called a publicity stunt. He eventually backed down, stating on Facebook that "Singapore doesn't need another Lee."

Escape from the Lion City: S'pore's Bony & Clyde on the run

Case bears similarity to former Workers' Party MP Raeesah Khan who rejected police interviews but was later found guilty of lying in parliament

Sudhir Vadaketh claims he was impartial but was alleged to be bankrolled by Lee Hsien Yang

According to Fathership's source, Sudhir interviewed Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern, albeit informally, over dinner in late 2020, specifically on October of that year. It was during this time that Sudhir started writing his e-book.

WP希望增加收入以抵消消费税(GST)的上涨; PAP解释为什么不能这么做


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WP wants to raise revenue to counter GST hike; PAP explains why cannot

The Workers' Party suggested alternative sources of revenue, such as raising corporate tax and reducing the share of reserve interest income, while expressing concerns about stoking inflation and the regressive nature of the GST.

WP and PAP debates S'pore citizens' selection process & criteria

WP wants stricter criteria; PAP is, well, PAP

Summary of PSP's proposal for Budget 2023

PSP proposed a S$1,800 minimum “living wage” for Singaporean workers, among others.

Singapore platform workers to receive help in boosting savings and retirement amid CPF changes

Singapore platform workers partnering with companies like Grab or Deliveroo will receive help in boosting their savings for housing and retirement, while their take-home earnings are protected.

S'poreans rejoice as Govt insists on raising GST despite low taxes and high-quality public services

Singaporeans pay much less in taxes compared to citizens elsewhere: Lawrence Wong

PAP and WP accusing each other of misinterpretation of WP's 2019 working paper on BTO supply

PAP wants WP to show some humility; WP wants PAP to don't talk anyhow

MP Leon Perera calls for a new kind of meritocracy in Singapore

WP called for policy efforts to improve wages, skills, productivity, and working conditions in trades jobs, as well as fast-tracking foreign work pass holders who are very skilled and experienced in trades jobs to become Singapore citizens.

Defence budget: A national secret only worthy of independent audits, not public scrutiny - and for good reason

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen stated that detailed information can compromise national security.

HDB offers 4,428 BTO flats, including two under prime housing model in Dover Forest, Farrer Park

HDB launched 4,428 Build-To-Order flats for sale in Singapore, including two prime location public housing (PLH) projects in Dover Forest and Farrer Park, with stricter buying and selling conditions. Applications close on March 6, 2023.

Car Collides With Taxi & Flips Over In Ang Mo Kio, Couple Allegedly Flees Scene

A road accident involving a yellow car and a ComfortDelGro taxi occurred in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore, leaving the taxi driver and elderly passenger injured. Witnesses reported that a couple allegedly fled the scene, and the police are investigating the incident.

Josephine Teo & Pritam Singh debate over new S'pore citizens' selection process & criteria

The article discusses the debate between Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh on the criteria for selecting new citizens in Singapore, including the use of naturalisation tests and interviews, English proficiency, and markers of social integration.

Maserati driver whose car dragged cop will have luxury vehicle forfeited to the state

Singaporean driver of a Maserati who dragged a police officer for over 100m in 2017 will have his car forfeited to the state, along with additional jail time for repeated traffic offenses.

Chilli crab: The woman behind Singapore's beloved dish

Cher Yam Tian, the creator of the world-renowned dish chilli crab, has died in Singapore at the age of 90. The dish is a cultural icon and one of Singapore's most famous exports.

2 Men Cycle From Helsinki To S’pore, They Cross 21 Countries In 245 Days

Finnish men, Valtteri Heinilä and Alvari, complete an impressive 15,400km cycling journey from Helsinki to Singapore, documenting their 245-day journey through 21 countries on social media.

Rider Loses Wife In Fatal TPE Accident, They Just Got Married 3 Weeks Ago

Newlywed couple's life is tragically cut short in Tampines Expressway accident. 26-year-old Yasmin Abdullah passed away in the accident while her husband sustained serious injuries.

2 teens dealt with under ISA; 15-year-old student is youngest-ever detainee

Singapore detains two teenagers for terrorist-related activities. A 15-year-old had self-radicalised and was planning knife attacks and beheadings, while a 16-year-old supported an Islamic caliphate through violence. Both were exposed to ISIS propaganda.

More graduates remained unemployed 6 months after leaving school in 2022, but median salaries up: Survey

A survey found that more graduates remained jobless six months after leaving school, though median salaries went up in 2022, particularly for technology-related jobs. The employment rate of fresh graduates also dropped for the first time since 2017.

S'pore inmate, 29, completes A-level Math exam in Prison School while serving 14-year sentence

Incarceration can be an opportunity for self-improvement. Despite numerous obstacles, an inmate in Prison School persevered and received his A-level results. With higher education, ex-offenders have a better chance of reintegrating into society.

Anglican Church in S'pore 'deeply disappointed' with Church of England's decision to bless same-sex couples

The Anglican Church in Singapore has expressed its disappointment after the Church of England allowed the blessing of same-sex unions, arguing that it is not supported by the Bible.

Private driving instructor gets jail for molesting student while teaching her

A private driving instructor in Singapore has been sentenced to six months in jail for molesting his student during a lesson. The victim had taken 24 manual driving lessons from the instructor before reporting the incident to the police in 2020.

12 M'sians arrested, fake friend scam call syndicate targeting S'poreans busted in S'pore-M'sia operation: SPF

Singapore Police Force busts fake friend call scam syndicate targeting Singaporean victims in a joint transnational operation with the Malaysian Police, leading to the arrest of 12 Malaysians and 14 individuals in Singapore. Losses amounted to at least S$1.7 million.

SCDF officer charged with molesting woman at agency’s premises; he has been suspended on half pay

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer charged with three counts of molestation after allegedly targeting a woman at various locations including an SCDF premise. Recent cases of Home Team officers accused of molestation have also come to light.

Budget 2023: What you need to know - from more cash payouts to higher property and car taxes

Singapore announces support measures to help households, workers and businesses deal with inflation, including tax increases and higher grants for homebuyers.

Budget 2023: CPF monthly salary ceiling to be raised to $8,000 by 2026

Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) monthly salary ceiling will be gradually raised to $8,000 by 2026 to keep up with rising salaries and help middle-income Singaporeans save more for their retirement. The move is expected to increase retirement adequacy for middle-income workers over time.

Budget 2023: $3k more in Baby Bonus, more financial support for children’s early years

Singaporean government increases financial support for families with children, including an extended Baby Bonus cash gift and higher grants and reliefs, costing an additional $240 million per birth cohort of children.

Budget 2023: Jobs-Skills Integrators to ensure training leads to good job prospects

Singapore to appoint Jobs-Skills Integrators to identify high-quality training courses relevant to industries. The government also supports senior and lower-wage workers, persons with disabilities, and former offenders.

Budget 2023: Govt to extend 250% tax deduction for donations until 2026

Singapore to extend tax deduction rate for donations until 2026 to promote a culture of giving. Donations through Giving.sg have remained high despite the pandemic. Government also enhances volunteer scheme and provides support for charities and social service agencies.

Budget 2023: S’poreans to get more in GST Voucher, cash payouts to cope with rising costs

Singapore announces additional measures to help citizens cope with inflation and the impact of a higher goods and services tax rate. The GST Voucher scheme will increase, and the Assurance Package will be topped up by $3 billion, bringing the total amount to be disbursed to $9.6 billion.

Budget 2023: Higher grant for first-time HDB resale flat buyers; additional BTO ballot chance for some

Singapore increases housing grant for first-time buyers of resale flats. Families purchasing four-room or smaller units will receive $30,000, while those buying five-room or larger units will receive $10,000. First-time buyers can also access the Enhanced CPF Housing Grant.

Budget 2023: What payouts and rebates Singaporeans can expect

Singapore's Budget 2023 introduces a range of measures, including payouts, top-ups, and rebates, to help citizens manage higher inflation and an increase in the Goods and Services Tax. The measures aim to provide relief to households, children, youth, and seniors across Singapore.

'You trying to compare to locals?' Expat shares his $5,000 monthly expenditure, gets criticised for showing off

Expat Gregory Andrle from the US lives in Singapore for under $5,000/month in a one-bed condo, covering expenses including rent, bills, food, gym, transportation, and travel. He's adjusted to the high cost of living and grateful for the amazing experience in the city-state.

'Alive and wriggling': Woman disgusted after finding worm on sashimi from Don Don Donki

Couple finds live worm in Don Don Donki's kaisen don. Singapore Food Agency advises to provide feedback for poor hygiene practices in food establishments.

S'pore woman mistakenly transfers S$2,888 savings to flower shop, shop denies it happened

A woman in Singapore lost $2,888 in a mistaken bank transfer to a flower shop. Despite attempts to retrieve the money, she remains uncertain. Legal options include a civil lawsuit or police report. Double check recipient details before making bank transfers to avoid similar mistakes.

Budget 2023 to focus on moving forward post-Covid-19, says DPM Wong

Get the latest updates on Singapore's 2023 Budget with a focus on post-Covid-19 recovery. Read about the budget's theme, "Moving forward in a new era," and its impact on Singaporeans and the nation. Stay informed with live coverage and analysis from The Straits Times.

Japanese Expats Spend Hours Clearing Trash In S’pore, Praised For Keeping Our City Clean

Japanese expats cleaned up trash at East Coast Park, Chinatown, and Japanese Garden in Singapore. Cost of living high but praised mix of cultures and safe streets. Cleaning documented by YouTuber Ghib Ojisan, who urges Singaporeans to volunteer or donate to organizations for a cleaner city.

Tin Pei Ling Now Corporate Development Director At Grab Following Backlash About Public Affairs Role

Tin Pei Ling, MP for MacPherson, joins Grab Singapore as Director of Corporate Development. After public backlash over initial appointment, she will focus on supporting strategy development and synergies across Grab's investments. Her duties will not involve government relations, according to the People's Action Party.

SCDF’s Operation Lionheart team rescues man from earthquake rubble in south-eastern Turkey

Singapore Civil Defence Force and Local Emergency Management Agency successfully rescued a man in Kahramanmaras, Turkey after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A second team of 48 SCDF personnel arrived with additional equipment to support ongoing rescue efforts.

MP Tin Pei Ling moves to new role at Grab after conflict of interest concerns over public affairs post

Tin Pei Ling changes role at Grab Singapore due to public outcry over initial appointment as director of public affairs and policy. New role involves corporate development, not public affairs. Aims to avoid conflicts of interest and effectively serve as both MP and employee.

#trending: Angry China netizens say S'pore waxing chain 'belittles' women by using orangutan in hair removal ads

Strip: Ministry of Wax, a Singapore-based hair removal chain, faced criticism in China for ads implying that women with body hair are like orangutans. The ads were met with disapproval on Weibo and Douyin. The company has since apologized and stated it will remove the orangutan image from its campaigns in China to avoid further misunderstandings.

Ikea investigating bug issue in sofa range after TikTok video shows ‘infested’ furniture

Ikea is investigating bug infestation in its Parup sofa range after a TikTok video. The company has launched an internal investigation, offering refunds for affected pieces. Monthly checks and pest control processes are in place. The Knipsa basket was also taken off the shelf due to bug infestation.

Pritam says Government has not adequately acknowledged people’s anxieties on housing

Singapore opposition leader proposes amendment to public housing motion, calls for government to improve affordability & accessibility. Minister acknowledges ongoing efforts to improve housing policies.

Raeesah Khan saga: Police probe into conduct of WP’s Pritam Singh, Faisal Manap ongoing

Investigations ongoing into WP Chief Pritam Singh & VP Faisal Manap's conduct in lying scandal involving ex-WP MP Raeesah Khan. Parliament's Committee finds possible perjury & contempt of Parliament. Referred for prosecution with view to criminal proceedings. Police reviewing evidence.

PSP 住屋计划: 可负担住房还是昂贵的租赁计划?

PSP 住屋计划可能无意中让现金充裕者受益,但使穷人处于更加劣势的状况。

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PSP's Leong Mun Wai implied that Singaporeans are "condemned" to living in HDB; wants to change that

At the crux of what PSP's Leong and Hazel are proposing, Singapore will eventually become a nation of renters, similar to Hong Kong.

‘Put Singapore’s interests first’: city state’s survival tactic amid uncertainty

Minister K Shanmugam discusses Singapore's approach to global challenges with clear principles, strong ties, and putting its own interests first. Success is due to stability and future support from organizations like Hokkien Huay Kuan. Singapore knows what it needs to do for success.

Bedok flat owner experiences 'rainy' house when neighbour in unit above takes shower: Shin Min

Resident of HDB flat in Bedok North Road facing severe water leakage from unit above causing damage to furniture & power outages. Owner seeks damages from Small Claims Tribunal. Building Construction Authority to send inspector & subsidize 50% of repairs.

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The granddaughter of Phoon Huat’s founder on how it went from roadside stall to a Singaporean household name

Phoon Huat, founded in 1947 by Wong Tai Fuang, is one of Singapore's best-known baking ingredients supply companies. Jean Wong, granddaughter of the founder, now serves as Commercial Department Head and Director of Business Development. The company boasts a production facility, 21 retail stores, and exports to over 10 countries. Despite challenges, Phoon Huat continues to strive for success, combining family heritage and market research to meet customer needs.

Here comes the sun: Singapore to go back to being hot again this month

Get the latest weather update in Singapore! According to the Meteorological Service Singapore, the cool Northeast Monsoon conditions with lower winds will continue in Feb with more sunshine. However, short thundery showers and higher than average rainfall is still expected. Temperatures will range from 24-34°C. Stay updated and plan your outdoor activities accordingly.

Regional photographers capture unseen Singapore to draw in ...

Discover the hidden gems of Singapore through the virtual exhibition "UNSEEN/SINGAPORE". Explore cultural sites, heritage buildings, and art beyond the typical tourist attractions through the works of six Southeast Asian photographers. Be inspired to experience the unexpected in Singapore.

Man who defaulted on NS for almost 8 years to study and work in ...

A Singaporean man was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail for defaulting on his National Service obligations for nearly eight years. He returned to Singapore in November 2020 and was arrested at the checkpoint after ignoring letters and emails from the Central Manpower Base. Despite COVID-19 restrictions being cited as a factor, the man could have faced up to three years in jail and a fine for his offense.

Singapore doctor charged for penetrating 14-year-old and sexual offences with minors

A Singaporean doctor, Lim Yong Chin, has been charged with 28 offenses including sexual crimes against minors, cheating national healthcare groups, and multiple traffic offenses. He faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted. A gag order has been imposed to protect the identities of the alleged victims.

Singapore hawker goes the distance to refund customer who overpaid for a meal

A hawker in Woodlands, Singapore returns an overpayment of S$445.50 made by a customer. The owner of Xiao Mei Ban Mian appeals to the customer through Facebook and receives help from social media users in returning the money. Praised for their honesty, customers are encouraged to visit the stall.

PM Anwar must have said all the right things to his Singapore ...

Malaysia and Singapore are both parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which provides for peaceful settlement of disputes and the protection and preservation of the marine environment. Malaysia urges Singapore to examine the reclamation of land at Pulau Batu Puteh to ensure it doesn't affect the marine environment. PM Lee Hsien Loong has agreed to listen to Malaysia's argument soon.

Singapore woman jailed for ‘exploiting’, abusing 2 Filipino helpers

A Singaporean woman was sentenced to 10 months' jail for mistreating her domestic workers in her Sentosa Cove residence, and ordered to pay compensation to each of the victims. The convicted woman denied hurting the two workers during a trial that began in December 2020.

Clean landlord's house, wash clothes once a month: Room in Toa Payoh flat snapped up in a day despite weird rules

A Toa Payoh, Singapore rental home has strict rules and high price, but it was taken within a day of advertising. Landlord's agent attributes the success to the location and some rules to avoid conflicts in the future.

Parliament to debate two separate motions on public housing affordability during Feb 6 sitting

Singapore's Parliament to debate public housing affordability and accessibility. Two motions filed, one by National Development Minister Desmond Lee affirming the importance of accessible and affordable housing, the other by Progress Singapore Party MPs calling for a review of government housing policies. Government's commitment to housing affordability and protecting Singaporeans' interests to be discussed.

Woman "Feels Insulted" After Receiving RM30 Ang Pow & Old Notes From Boyfriend's Mum

Boyfriend frustrated with girlfriend's materialistic attitude after receiving SGD10 ang pow. Netizens defend boyfriend's parents, saying that individuals should give whatever amount they're comfortable with during Lunar New Year celebrations. Read more on this story.

Government files motion affirming commitment on affordable public housing; disagrees with suggestion it 'has not done enough'

National Development Minister of Singapore, Desmond Lee, files a motion to keep public housing affordable and accessible. Prices of public housing and resale flats have risen in recent years, leading to concerns over the property market. The government looks to address these concerns in a substantive debate on public housing and home ownership aspirations.

Man rejected by woman who wanted only to be friends sues her for $3m over ‘trauma’

A man who sought a romantic relationship with a woman in Singapore threatened to sue her for emotional trauma, but later filed two lawsuits after she cut off contact with him. He claimed $3 million for damage to his reputation and $22,000 for alleged breach of agreement to improve their relationship. However, the $22,000 claim was struck out as it was deemed "manifestly groundless and without foundation." The $3 million High Court claim is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Feb 9.

18-year-old Singaporean detained under ISA after intending to attack targets in Singapore

An 18-year-old Singaporean student who supports the Islamic State has been detained under the Internal Security Act for planning attacks in Singapore, including a mosque gravesite and an army camp. The student was self-radicalized through online propaganda and intended to travel overseas for violence. The authorities had been monitoring the student, who acted alone and did not successfully recruit or radicalize others. The student's plans had not progressed beyond the ideation stage at the time of his arrest.

OP-ED: PSP's Leong Mun Wai brand of destructive politics have no place in Singapore

For Singapore's politics to move forward, we should engage in constructive, fact-based political discourse.

PSP's Leong regrets that HDB's SERS is not a windfall for residents to profit from

Leong claims that Singaporeans have come to associate "en bloc" with windfalls and new homes so the SERS exercise in AMK where residents have to top up cash for a new flat is unprecendented.

377A: Worker's Party inability to make tough decisions collectively puts into question their ability to govern

Hard decisions have to be made in government. It is not a question of opposition, but about administration. If a political party cannot take a stand, then how can we expect them to administer our social order if they are in power?

AHTC wilfully entrusted town council management to party supporters despite conflicts of interest

Cronyism? AHTC's Danny Loh and How Weng Fan - both longtime Workers' Party supporters - approved payments from the town council to their own companies where they wer also the majority owners.









Making sense of why the GST hike is necessary for Singapore

Jamus Lim and the Workers Party thinks it's unnecessary to raise GST. Here's why that's problematic.

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Singaporeans: If you commit serious crimes, you deserve to die

There is "a strong bedrock of support" from Singaporeans for the death penalty.

Singapore parliament to debate gay sex and definition of marriage

Things heating up in Parliament come November 28.

Li Shengwu has been passively (and not so secretly) building up his political profile

Li Shengwu getting more facetime in political commentary than Li Hongyi

Source: Lee Hsien Yang not interested in Presidency, but in Prime Minister-ship

Fathership tracked down Asia Sentinel's source: the anonymous "hedge fund manager" for comments.

On press freedom: It took Lee Kuan Yew's death for his grandnephew Li Shengwu to grow a pair and find his voice

Where were Shengwu's kahoonas when Lee Kuan Yew was censoring press freedom?





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Even the former GIC chief economist can't get his calculations right on HDB's financials

Yeoh Lam Keong was an economist with GIC for 26 years. The writer for this article who had to correct Yeoh's fallacy learnt about economics in Wikipedia.















PSP's Leong Mun Wai asking questions in Parliament but not actually understanding the answers

In line with Leong's tendency to throw numbers up in the air without basis, his view was ultimately called out by Minister Indranee Rajah to be "completely baseless".



Man accused of rape says he 'accidentally slipped into' victim

He is accused of taking the key slipped under the woman's door to enter her unit to commit rape in the early hours of Jan 30, 2017.









The Independent Singapore and Wake Up, Singapore exploiting KKH saga for ad revenue

The Independent is behind Wake Up, Singapore's revenue operations

Russians in Singapore divided over Russia's invasion of Ukraine

In Russia, Putin's public approval is soaring.

WP's Sylvia Lim makes power move by backstabbing Pritam Singh

If you can't save your leader, save your backside.

Low Thia Khiang pulling strings behind the scenes to make a comeback

The former WP henchman stepped down as an MP in 2020

S'pore Karens think it's racist to label a food as unhealthy

Cultural deficit theory or just inferiority complex?

Move aside PAP, here comes the Workers' Party Internet Brigade

An inside look into how the Workers' Party Internet Brigade work

WP's Low Thia Khiang allegedly advised former disgraced member to stay silent

“I was advised to stay silent,” said Yaw Shin Leong

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

The kit reduces the time needed to attain results by 1 day

Instead of resigning, Raeesah Khan should have been sacked

Raeesah Khan's resignation makes Workers' Party look weak

Intel: Expect uptick in robberies in Johor once VTL opens to Singaporeans

Johor crime rates has fallen because of curfew, not for the lack of robbers

SBS Transit lawsuit: Bus drivers replace clown with joker

Both comedians are believed to be at odds with each other.

Man creates 'NBCB' burger brand after his pregnant wife craved for a 'CB'

NBCB stands for “nothing but cheeseburger”, the only thing he serves.

Nagaenthran K. is probably Spore's smartest criminal on death row and he knows it

His IQ likely exceeds the combined IQ of his lawyers.

Here's a detailed account of the events leading up to Nagaenthran's arrest

Nagaenthran claimed he agreed to deliver drugs under duress

Raeesah Khan shouldn't resign. Don't be too harsh on her.

If you are given an opportunity to repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.

5 types of new allegations against NOC's Sylvia Chan to feast on today

Sylvia has not responded to the latest allegations.

BooksActually saga: The story of a playboy and his jilted bunnies?

"Kenny Leck is no Harvey Weinstein and the ladies aren't Tarana Burke"

Commentary: YaleNUS students, why so elitist?

The cost of educating one YNC student far exceeds that of many other courses in NUS – more than twice by some estimates.

S'pore almost came under attack by truck-bombs in December 2001

The planned attack consisted of mounting six truck bombs, each with three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to simultaneously attack six US-linked locations in Singapore.

TOC fundraiser loses momentum after exposé on its hiring of foreign writers

TOC's Terry Xu even went so far to hide the identity of the foreign writers under his charge.

Why is IMDA dragging its feet in dealing with TOC?

Terry Xu emboldened by easy cash from the public to pay for his trangressions have shown no sign of backing down.

Girl decries "Chinese privilege" in Spore and brings up Atlanta spa shootings to make her point

One netizen felt that girl is comparing minorities here to criminals "who shoot innocent people because of hate and prejudice."

Commentary: Why the fuss over Yale-NUS?

The New College has not started, yet many have postulated - without any basis - that it will be an inferior cousin to Yale-NUS.

Donating to TOC's Terry Xu means giving Lee Hsien Loong a big tax deduction

If you want to be anti-establishment, go all the way.

Yale-NUS students want donors to withdraw financial support from NUS

The letter was later removed with no reasons diclosed. Fathership has reproduced the letter in full.

Fines for not clearing trays show the world that S'poreans are uncivilised

"If you can select a population and they're educated and they're properly brought up, then you don't have to use too much of the stick because they would already have been trained. It's like with dogs. You train it in a proper way from small. It will know that it's got to leave, go outside to pee and to defecate. No, we are not that kind of society. We had to train adult dogs who even today deliberately urinate in the lifts.”

Raeesah Khan: Tudung for nurses not enough, other uniformed groups should follow too

One netizen also tweeted - in response to Raeesah Khan - that the Ministry of Education should allow the "hijab/niqab (full face covering)" for school students as religious values should be cultivated from young. But is it ever enough?

"Elite" students of Yale-NUS will now be forced to mingle with "commoners" at NUS

By attaching itself to a poorer performing brand, NUS risks getting its elite reputation muddled with mediocrity.

Skateboarding parasite seen celebrating SMRT staff suspension

SMRT staff was just trying to save said parasite from falling down the stairs.

Ong Ye Kung: "No room for far-right populist politics in Singapore"

Singapore will remain an open economy, approach ‘has not and will not change’: Ong Ye Kung

M'sia military video simulated retaking of territories previously captured by an "enemy"

M'sia's new leader Ismail Sabri was Minister of Defence when military video was recorded

Meet the dark-skinned newscasters of yesteryears

Former CNA staff also presented receipts to rubbish BBC's Sharanjit Leyl's claims against Mediacorp.

Women suggests that sexual assault victims should be trusted even if no evidence forthcoming

More often than not, women who file false testimonies may potentially get away scot free without any consequences.

Raeesah Khan outed her housemate by bringing up rape incident from 10 years ago

One netizen questioned if it was necessary to out her classmate but gets prejudged by Raeesah for harassment instead

What is "Female Genital Cutting" and why are a majority of Muslims in S'pore practising it?

Female circumcision is not an Islamic practice. It is also not mentioned in the Quran so why are Singaporean Muslims doing it? Here's why.

Raeesah Khan wants a more progressive Islam in S'pore - and she wants the Govt to step in

Raising Muslim issues in an open secular setting adds to the bad perception of Islam by non-Muslims.

Netizens slam Raeesah Khan for her lack of political maturity in Parliament

One netizen wanted to remind Raeesah Khan that the parliament is not a kopitiam for gossips.

Self-proclaimed political analyst behind obscene S'pore Telegram group

Andy Wong Ming Jun is also a prime mover driver recently featured on TodayOnline.

Time for a mental health emergency hotline?

We know that when there’s a fire, we call 995. When you need the police, you call 999. But when you've got a mental health problem, who do you call?

1 in 5 youths in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime

The same study found one in 43 of those aged 18 and up has had a psychotic disorder in their lifetime - schizophrenia most common.

TOC snubs demand of apology by son of elderly woman with dementia who was allegedly "bullied" by police officers

The deadline for the apology was on July 12 but TOC has refused to accede to the demand.

Data shows for every 1 foreign PMET added, about 3 more S'poreans PMET hired

Of the 1.7 million workers in PMET roles in 2019, 61.7 per cent were Singapore citizens, 14.6 per cent were Singapore PRs and 23.7 per cent were foreigners.

Like CECA expats, S'porean Chinese-dominated companies would hire their own kind too

CECA is to the Singaporean Chinese what "looking for Mandarin speakers only" in a job application is to the Singaporean minorities.

"Doctor" behind vaccination open letter also pens down disparaging remarks against Islam

His credentials as a doctor is also being questioned as his medical registration could not be found in public records.

Racism or not? Woman at the centre of PA saga should set the record straight

It would be prudent for Sarah Bagharib to cut through the smokescreen and reassert her position.

Ethnocentrism, not racism, is the root cause of division in Singapore's society today

Ethnocentrism is the idea that one's own culture is the main standard by which other cultures may be measured. When people use their own culture as a parameter to measure other cultures, they often tend to think that their culture is superior and see other cultures as inferior and bizarre, triggering emotional resistance or backlash.

Allowing Chinese-made vaccines in S'pore without rigid testing a step back against COVID efforts

Singapore residents opting for alternative vaccines may be inoculated with a false sense of security - and probably a jab in the face.



Meet the Malaysian writers running The Online Citizen

The Online Citizen is currently dominated by Malaysians who are apparently very enthusiastic about Singapore's domestic affairs.

Blogger-activist Sudhir calls out WP and PAP for past xenophobia but leaves out PSP

The blogger Sudhir Vadaketh was reiterating Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam's call for the opposition to be speaking out more about racism and xenophobia in Singapore. Not surprisingly, Sudhir Vadaketh stops short of highlighting Progress Singapore Party founder Tan Cheng Bock past xenophobic remarks in 2004 where Tan alluded to foreign migrant workers as being problematic and unhygienic. Tan had spoken against the Government plans at the time to house foreign workers in Singapore's public estates. He felt that dormitories should be built "on reserved land, a distance away from public housing" so they can be "better controlled and also there will be less disturbance." Sudhir's shielding of PSP comes on the back of his close relationship with Lee Hsien Yang's son who he described as his "whisky kaki". Lee is a member of PSP and a good friend of Tan Cheng Bock.

Cherian George questions SPH's editorial independence but silent on wife lifting a leg up for Chinese propaganda

Cherian George throws shade at SPH editorial independence in an op-ed piece published in South China Morning Post - a news outlet known to be devoid of editorial independence - where his wife Zuraidah Ibrahim works as a Deputy Executive Editor. While Cherian makes a fair point, he also needs to look no further than across his marital bed at night to find out if he has been cowering under a shade of hypocrisy all along.

SPH's Ng Yat Chung - Chief of Defensive Incompetence?

Who is he? What does he do? Ng Yat Chung knew exactly when to retire but he stayed on anyways.

Donors' fatigue hits Leong Sze Hian as 2nd fundraiser round loses steam

After 11 days (Apr 27), Leong revealed he had only raised $48,090 from 707 donors, a 60% drop from his 1st fundraiser based on the same period, signaling donors' fatigue.

Cotton On part-timer falsely accused supervisor of sexual assault, gets away scot-free

It was believed she wanted the supervisor to lose his job so a position can be opened up and she could get a permanent role in the company.

OP-ED: Accused males in sexual-related cases should not be media-shamed until after guilty verdict

Court of public opinion would have already passed judgement before the Court of Law. What then are the remedies available for the accused who have been absolved of the crime?

OP-ED: Don't compromise public service for the needs and wants of religion

"The exercise of a person's religious or cultural needs should not extend or infringe upon the boundaries of public service."

OP-ED: Concerns about changing the government policy of religious symbols and attire

"If the government changes the policy of nurses wearing tudung now, will it make more concessions in the future?"

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

NUS grad contributes to school's sterling reputation for sexual-related crimes

He stole a fellow female undergrad's sex toys and offered to be her "friend with benefits"

Closed-door discussions on tudung bearing fruit; nurses may wear tudung soon

"When the discussions are completed, the Government will announce its decision.”





Government’s secular stand on issue of wearing tudungs with public service uniforms has been ‘consistently clear’: Masagos

The Government's approach to dealing with sensitive issues like the wearing of tudung is to discuss them behind closed doors, says the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.

Budget debate: Masagos, Maliki caution against open discussion of sensitive issues like tudung

Open discussion may have an impact on religious harmony, they said

Laws to counter terrorism strengthened over the years

Singapore has been strengthening its laws over the years to meet the persistent threat of terrorism, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.

Extreme Right-Wing Ideology Arrives in Singapore

A recent arrest suggests that the city-state should broaden and diversify its efforts to combat violent extremism.

20-year-old detained under ISA after planning to attack Jews at a Waterloo Street synagogue

Amirull Ali, a self-radicalised Singaporean, also intended to travel to Gaza to join the HAMAS military wing’s fight against Israel.


工人党议员莫哈默·费沙(Faisal Manap)、人民行动党议员马善高(Masagos Zulkifli)和孟理齐(Maliki Osman)继续就如何处理这些敏感问题展开辩论。



Etonhouse heir Ng Yi Sheng on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE

Ng Yi Sheng, the son of famed EtonHouse founder Ng Gim Choo, published his thoughts on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE.

Kranji Woodland was formerly a barren land back in 2008 based on satellite images

Based on satellite images, a would-be forest begin to form only in late-2012 to mid-2013.





Eyewitness: Car was speeding along Tanjong Pagar Road - 5 killed in fiery crash

White BMW was seen speeding along Tanjong Pagar road.

Here are the 7 types of serious crimes where TraceTogether data can be used for investigations

The legislation will be introduced in the next sitting of Parliament next month.

Australian govt has a history of sharing citizens' data covertly despite laws prohibiting it

Australia may have passed a law giving better privacy safeguards to protect its citizen's contact tracing data but given the Australian government's track record in citizens' surveillance, observers questioned if the new law is merely a smokescreen for increased covert surveillance.



‘They thought I was an office spy’: The NUS graduate who’s working as a cleaner

SINGAPORE — Last October, Ms Naomi Wu picked up a toilet brush for the first time in her life.

Why female genital mutilation persists in Singapore

Female genital mutilation is considered a violation of human rights by the UN, and is illegal in many countries. The procedure still happens in Singapore, where an estimated 60 per cent of Malay women have been cut.







"Flooding" in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park? It's called a Bioswale.

Bioswales are landscaping features that collect polluted stormwater runoff.

Man arrested for murder of Felicia Teo, teen who went missing 13 years ago

A man was charged on Thursday (Dec 17) with the murder of a 19-year-old woman, 13 years after she was reported missing by her mother.

Lee Kuan Yew's lawyer testifies in TOC libel trial

A trial for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation lawsuit against The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu concluded yesterday.

TOC defamation trial: Article needed 'creative writing', editor Terry Xu told writer

Mr Xu confirmed during cross-examination by PM Lee's lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh that he asked a Malaysian writer to use creative writing in the article about prime minister Lee Hsien.

Lee Hsien Yang bails on TOC's Terry Xu, leaving him to fend for himself

Terry Xu had lunch with Lee Hsien Yang and his wife, Lee Suet Fern on November 4, a few hours before Xu filed a letter with the High Court to discontinue third-party proceedings.







Pritam Singh呼吁政府考虑实施1300新元的全民最低工资标准






An inside look into the life of Lee Suet Fern, wife of Lee Hsien Yang

Lee Kuan Yew's daughter-in-law Lee Suet Fern spills the beans on her personal life in a recent Yahoo! interview - a rare moment for the self-confessed shy and reserved person. Among other things, Suet Fern also took the opportunity to throw shade at PM Lee by proclaiming her son's (Li Shengwu) birth as the "biggest event for them (LKY & wife) on a personal level - since LKY had always wanted a grandson - ...It felt to them like a first, although my brother-in-law did have a son with his first wife."


李光耀的儿媳林学芬在最近的一次雅虎访谈上透露了她的个人生活。对于这个自认害羞和矜持的人来说,这是个难得的机会。 除此之外,林学芬还借此机会给李显龙泼了一盆冷水,她宣称儿子(李绳武)的出生是“他们(李光耀和妻子)从个人角度来说最大的事——因为李光耀一直想要个孙子……虽然我姐夫和他的第一任妻子有个儿子,但对他们来说感觉像是头一次有孙子。”



Has the PAP government become 'decadent'? Yes, according to NUS Assoc Prof

Decadence - a term used promiscuously but rarely precisely

警方控告New Naratif违反了《议会选举法》


Did LKY chided Law Society over AGC Lucien Wong case in 1986 as implied by LHY?

Cherry-picking used to be a honest farming job back in the day.









Appointment of opposition leader 'a very significant move': ESM Goh

Lee Li Lian: Leader of opposition appointment 'one of the best outcome of GE 2020'.



新加坡 2020 大选:ELD 称在投票日为选民提供的笔中墨水不会消失


GE2020: PSP manifesto articulates vision clearly, PM Lee should consider party's ideas, says candidate Michael Chua

The Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) manifesto articulates the party's vision, providing a clear blueprint for the road forward, said

A closer look at the arguments for and against WP's Raeesah Khan

Scandalising the Court, not racism, is probably what did Ms Raeesah Khan in



GE2020: Focus on public health could have been lost in March amid talk of early election, suggests SDP's Paul Tambyah

Could the ministerial committee in charge of tackling COVID-19 have lost their focus on public health and started thinking about the

Jeyaretnam: "PSP not a good faith actor"; claims PSP wanted to cede Nee Soon to RP

Snippets of Whatsapp conversation between Reform Party's Kenneth Jeyaretnam and Progress Singapore Party's Assistant Secretary-General Leong Mun Wai released.

Vivian Balakrishnan Says Chee Soon Juan Is Indulging In Falsehoods, S’pore Won’t Have 10 Million Population

Asked by Dr Chee Soon Juan whether the Government was planning for a 10 million population, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said it's a false statement.

中国同性婚姻仍待努力 LGBT求助结婚app




新加坡 2020 大选:工人党宣言中的重要提议

针对即将到来的大选,工人党于昨日发布宣言。下面是其中的 10 大重要提议:

2020 大选:致中立人士的一封信




GE2020: Workers' Party unveils first 4 candidates, including Nicole Seah and Yee Jenn Jong

The Workers’ Party on 25 June introduced its first slate of four candidates it will be fielding in the General Election (GE) on 10 July,

佘雪玲坦言其在 2011 年大选缺席后回归工人党的原因


GE2020: Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election

Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election.

新加坡 2020 大选:人民力量党吴明盛将竞争麦波申单选区








GE2020: Lee Hsien Yang joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock.




高级卫生记者Salma Khalik称,人们在未来几天和几周的行为,将决定是否继续享有更大的行动自由的权利。









PAP MP questions WP chief's support for Alfian Sa'at

PAP MP Tan Wu Meng has criticised Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh for supporting Singapore poet and playwright Alfian Sa'at,

The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, says Pritam Singh in response to Shanmugam

The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, said its chief and leader of the opposition Pritam Singh on Sunday (June 21).



新加坡大选:被指“违反社交距离” ,六名前进党党员和媒体人在走访时被记名


S'pore enters Phase 2 of pretending that the Coronavirus is over

Most businesses and social activities will be allowed to resume from Friday (June 19), the second phase of Singapore's reopening after the circuit breaker period, the authorities announced on Monday (June 15).

Backroom talks heat up among Opposition camps for GE; 3-way fights likely

Things however came to a head when some members expressed their disagreement with the way talks are conducted, a source familiar with the matter told Fathership today (Apr 16).

Lim Tean's uncertain future as pending claims against him amounts to S$1.3 million

Lim who is also the leader of People's Voice Party (PVP) may be on the brink of bankrtupcy if claims against him are successful.

Progress Singapore Party: Time for Lee Hsien Yang to take the reins?

Compared to Dr Tan, Lee Hsien Yang has a sterling background in managing big organisations - a trait PSP badly needs.

"Anonymous Singapore" alleged PSP infiltrated by foreign proxies - names exposed

"You have spoken about the values of openness, transparency, independence and compassion but you have no independence at all." - Anonymous

AGC: Li Shengwu instructed lawyers to leak copies of his defence affidavit to the media

Li Shengwu's lawyers Abraham Vergis and Aisyah Ahmad of Providence Law have since apologised but announced they are no longer representing Li.

MOH advisory against wearing masks if you are not sick is misplaced

Wouldn't it be more prudent to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to avoiding such infections?

PSP member identified as creator of viral "Anonymous" video alleging PSP had been 'infiltrated by foreign proxies'

Daniel Teo Weilong, a 36-year-old admitted to party chief Tan Cheng Bock that he was behind the video which claimed that PSP “has been infiltrated by foreign proxies”.

A summary of all summaries on the Lee Suet Fern exposé - responses from all sides

Lee Hsien Yang admits Facebook posts were misleading and inaccurate; Lee Suet Fern contradicted herself during cross-examination