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 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'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.

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.

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?

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?