Tag: Singapore

Cities for the People

SINGAPORE – Dante’s Divine Comedy describes one level of hell (the City of Dis) as “Satan’s wretched city … full of distress and torment terrible.” He could well have been describing many modern-day metropolises. The world, especially Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, is experiencing a massive wave of urbanization....

China data breaches: 33-mil unprotected job applicant profiles leaked

Cybercrimes remain a global threat. Even a superpower like China has not been spared. Increasingly, cybercriminals in China are attacking industrial facilities. Huge databases containing the personal details of 33 million candidates of online recruitment sites such as 51Job, lagou, and Zhilian have been laid...

Singaporean superbike caught overspeeding in M’sia at 253kmh

Motorists riding superbikes that were registered in Singapore were caught over-speeding on Plus Highway Selatan Ke Utara, a Malaysian highway on February 2 last week. The incident was filmed in a Facebook video posted on the page ROADS.sg. It went viral, garnering a total of...

Foreigners in Singapore caught burning joss paper – has this been outsourced too?

Foreign workers in Singapore were caught burning joss paper in a burning bin. The sight was recorded in a Facebook video posted by the page All Singapore Stuff in the midst of Chinese New Year week. These workers are believed to be of Indian descent. “Foreign...

CNY Celebrations: How different is Singapore’s celebrations from other countries’?

The Lunar New Year is an annual affair celebrated by the ethnic Chinese and it has always been an event looked forward to by many. Yet, does every country's ethnic chinese  celebrate chinese new year in the same way? Or do they vary a...

Man stuck outside his window gets rescued by SCDF

An elderly man got rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) after he was stuck on a parapet outside his 12th-floor window on Monday, February 4. A Yishun man who allegedly climbed out of his window to clean it was not able to climb...

Auntie’s CNY biryani lunch paid by kind stranger

A video of a kind man paying the lunch of a woman on a mobility scooter at Clementi Hawker Center went viral, winning the hearts of many netizens. The kindness happened on the second day of CNY when most of the stalls at the hawker...

Facebook users rise despite scandals and privacy outrage; 4.8 million S’poreans are on Facebook

Facebook still continues to be the number one social networking site, as the number of users continues to rise despite of the scandals and privacy outrage More than 1.52 billion people were reported to use Facebook every day as of December 2018. This came up...

Woman who body-blocked SBS bus: a “national disgrace” to Chinese netizens

A woman who used her body to block Bus 43, bound for Punggol, outside MacPherson MRT and repeatedly scolded the bus driver for missing her bus stop was called a “national disgrace” by Chinese netizens. News on the woman’s behavior as captured in a four-minute...

Facebook to set up regional centres in Dublin, Singapore to monitor election-related content

Social media giant Facebook will set up two new regional operations centres focused on monitoring election-related content in its Dublin and Singapore offices. The two centres and an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts are part of...