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S’porean Mandopop stars JJ Lin & Stephanie Sun surprise fans with National Day duet

Singapore – Fans of Singaporean Mandopop stars JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun were in for a surprise when they performed an impromptu duet and greeted Singapore a Happy National Day on August 9 (Friday). Lin hosted an Instagram Live session on his account and invited...

Huawei slammed by consumer watchdog after thousands disappointed by $54 National Day promo

Singapore—Huawei is receiving a lot of flak from its misguided promotion last weekend, wherein the Chinese tech giant advertised the sale of one of its phones for just $54, and limited stocks sent many consumers away angry and disappointed. Older consumers, we might add, since...

Netizens support Ng Eng Hen’s Facebook declaration about foreign dignitaries only being observers in National Day celebrations

The Defense Minister of Singapore, Ng Eng Hen, has spoken definitively concerning celebrations in observation of National Day. First, he said that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will only schedule these celebrations on August 9. And more pointedly, he said that foreign officials would...

Her first parade but still #NotMyPresident

She may have graced this year’s National Day parade as president for the first time, but her presence cast a shadow on the entire celebrations. Before we point the finger at her personally, however, it is important to remember that it was higher powers...

WP’s National Day video: It says nothing, yet says a lot

In lieu of Singapore’s 53rd National Day, the Workers’ Party released a wordless video focusing on the soundscape of Singapore. Yes, that’s right, their video has no words, or dialogue. The two-and-a-half minute long video takes one through a journey of the sights and sounds in...

Hsien Loong positive about economic growth

Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, said in his National Day Message that the country’s economy expanded 3.5% in the first half of the year, bringing the rest of the year’s growth forecast to between 2.5% and 3.5% and that the chances...

National Day awards need a rethink

By Augustine Low At around this time, the National Day honours list is being drawn up. When it is announced in August, there will hardly be any surprises. Top bureaucrats get the top awards. Also a shoo-in are civil servants (past and present), military personnel, people...