Tag: Singapore

Eight spectacular Chinese New Year 2020 events in Singapore that you must not miss

The year of the Rat is going to make its appearance on January 25, and according to the Chinese zodiac, it signifies wealth, success and surplus. To ring in this auspicious new year, Singapore is pulling out all the stops to celebrate one of...

Malaysian rock band Lefthanded celebrates 40th anniversary in Singapore concert

Not many rock bands can say that they lasted for a long time especially since music tastes changes as time goes by. For fans of Malaysian classic rock band Lefthanded, this is good news for you. Lefthanded is celebrating their 40th anniversary and they are...

Netizen: Do elections mean S’pore is more democratic than country with no elections?

Singapore -- A netizen has compared Singapore to China and asked whether, just because we have free elections every five years, it means that this country is more democratic than a country that does not have elections, like China. In a social media post on...

Singapore is fifth top non-native English speaking country in the world

EF Education First has released a new English Proficiency Index on the English skills of non-native English speaking countries across the globe. The International education company ranked Singapore as the 5th top non-native English speaking country globally, behind the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. English as...

LTA reports issuing 3,444 warnings to PMD users since e-scooter ban was announced

Singapore—The country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that 3,444 warnings have been issued to errant personal mobility devices (PMD) users ever since the ban was announced in Parliament on November 4. Additionally, 111 PMDs have been impounded since then for offences like illegally modifying e-scooters...

PISA 2018 results put Singapore students in second place after China

The results of the global Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings for 2018 have been released, and Singapore has slipped to second place in all three categories measured—reading, mathematics and science. Though the powerhouse that is China has risen to take first place...

Jay Chou and BTS top Singapore’s ‘most-streamed’ artists list of 2019

On Tuesday (Dec 3), Spotify came out with a list of the "most-streamed" artists and songs of 2019. According to the audio streaming app, Taiwanese singer Jay Chou and K-pop superstars BTS are the top artists among Singaporean listeners, and the most-streamed track of...

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was "kowtowing" to the tightly-controlled city's government. The ban was imposed under controversial new rules aimed at fighting disinformation in the city-state, which critics fear...

Tan Kin Lian says Singaporeans lack common sense and “cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary”

Tan Kin Lian a former candidate for the presidency says Singaporeans lack common sense and "cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary". In a media post on Thursday (Facebook, Nov 21) the former chief executive officer of NTUC Income wrote, "I have observed...

Why Singapore’s appointment of a new ambassador to China is significant for both nations

Lui Tuck Yew, former navy chief turned top bureaucrat, is Singapore's new ambassador to Beijing. Lui who joined the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) in 2000, also served as transport minister from 2011 to 2015. Singaporean analysts say that the former cabinet minister's appointment adds...