Tag: Singapore

Praise for New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern … on PM Lee’s post

Singapore -- People online have commended New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her handling of the country's Covid-19 crisis ... on a recent Facebook post of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. They add that there is much Singapore can learn from that country. Mr Lee posted...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for May 29, 2020

As of 9 am, May 29, 2020: World count: 5,763,122 cases, 2,389,735 recoveries, 358,235 deaths There are now 5,763,122 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 358,235 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases,...

“Never be deflated by setbacks”: The timeless words of Lee Kuan Yew

The timeless words of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew never really fail to strike a chord in the hearts of Singaporeans. Even to this day, as the nation, together with the rest of the world, is up against a pandemic, the late Mr...

Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

Singapore's virus-hit economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year -- the worst reading since independence -- the government said Tuesday, as it unveiled a fresh multi-billion dollar stimulus package. The city-state is seen as a bellwether of the global economy, and...

Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

Singapore's embattled economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year, which would be the worst reading since independence, with the government saying Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic had throttled the key export sector. The city-state is seen as a bellwether of the global...

Video goes viral: Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark go shopping!

A video of two individuals in shark costumes in a supermarket has gone viral. Some say the amusing sight was captured in Giant Tampines but others suggest that it happened in Malaysia. Hundreds of people took to the comments section of the video to express their...

“I can see your eyebag(s), Sir!” Netizen to Chan Chun Sing

In response to a recent Facebook post by Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, a netizen commented on Mr Chan's eyes, saying, "I can see your eyebag(s), Sir!" Mr Chan on Wednesday (May 20) took to Facebook to share his recent experience...

A legacy hangs in the balance

Lee Kuan Yew once said, "Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards." Being Singapore's founding father, he was well-acquainted with the kind of resolve it takes to birth a country and...

“Circuit breaker” term attributed to Gan Kim Yong’s electrical engineering background

Some people have hypothesised online that the reason for Singapore's use of the term "circuit breaker" during the Covid-19 pandemic could be due to the educational background of Health Minister Gan Kim Yong. According to his page on the Prime Minister's Office Singapore website, Mr Gan, who has...

“Singapore is one of the greatest failures in the world now,” says Australian communicable diseases specialist

UPDATE: An inter-agency Taskforce, made up of more than 750 government officials was created--specifically to handle what has been referred to as "Singapore's underbelly of shame." The strategy employed targets three key aspects: containment, prevention, and separation. The taskforce seeks to contain the virus...