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Tin Pei Ling: Interests of MacPherson constituents must come first

Suddenly concerned Singaporeans are being confronted by four developments that seem to be cropping up almost simultaneously. One - affordability of Housing and Development Board flats and as part of it, the land issue - is a bugbear that...

OPINION | There are worse places than the Friend Zone; it’s called the Parasite Zone

I actually stumbled upon the profile of the first woman that I was actually “in love” with on Linkedin. I have stupidly sent a “friend request” and I’m curious about where things will lead. A part of me thinks...

OPINION | MPs, second jobs, conflict of interest, mismatched expectations and other stories in review

The issue of "conflict of interest" is something that has to be finely balanced in Singapore. This is particularly the case where we have a dominant People's Action Party (PAP) linked to virtually all aspects of public life. A...

OPINION | Pitiful elderly, cancel culture, racism and other stories in review

As we celebrate the year of the rabbit, we must remember those around us who may have less than us and may be less fortunate. A taxi driver, Ghazali M Sadip, shared a picture of an elderly woman, back...

Can Singapore be a bit more like Mustafa Centre?

I am a fan of Mustafa Centre. Singapore cannot claim to be a city that never sleeps if there are no 24-hour outlets or long-hour ones like the Syed Alwi Road shopping department which never closed before the Covid-19...

OPINION | How do you deal with getting screwed by your employer, who cuts off your only source of income?

Now that the first few days of Chinese New Year have ended, it's time to address the taboo topic of getting screwed. Like it or not, the reality on the ground in just about every corner of the globe...

Singapore played key role in exposure of Wirecard scandal: Documentary

Singapore played a pivotal role that enabled Financial Times to expose Germany’s biggest accounting scandal involving Wirecard, a German digital payments firm. Starting as a company which processed payments for gambling and pornography, Wirecard grew to be one of...

Changing our consumption habits, Lawrence Wong on staying meaningfully engaged and other stories

There have been a lot of complaints about the shrinking portion sizes and decreasing quality of hawker fare plus increased prices in coffee shops, hawker stalls, and food courts these days - the latest being a Mr Jeremy Jun...

OPINION | Singapore’s Valentine’s Day “present”, forgotten old HDB estates and other stories in review

Netizens have responded (some angrily, others cheekily) to a video featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong announcing that he would deliver the budget on the 14th of February and that it would be his "Valentine’s...

SPH Media circulation data massaging: Some 30 years of hanky panky?

On Monday (Jan 9), TheIndependent.Sg reported that several senior employees of SPH Media were taken to task or left the company after an internal review found issues linked to inconsistent circulation numbers. It spoke to a veteran ex-SPH editor...
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Water pours into Kallang elevator and begins to flood hallway, poses danger to residents

SINGAPORE — A Singapore Reddit user appeared to make light of a situation where water poured into an elevator while the hallway outside was...

2 uncles fight & punch each other on Still Road, family tags in, TikToker calls it “UFC (Uncle Fighting Championship)”

SINGAPORE — A video of an older man racing down the street and then pounding heavily on a car, followed by a woman hitting...

Former PSP candidate Kumaran Pillai is back in ‘another avatar’ to serve Singaporeans, says his political journey is far from over…

SINGAPORE — After nearly a year’s break from active politics, Kumaran Pillai, 2020 Singapore General Election candidate for Kebun Baru, is back on familiar...

Car driver uses his elderly mother to ‘chope’ carpark space at AMK Hub

SINGAPORE — An irate netizen took to social media to complain after seeing an older woman chope-ing a car parking space at AMK Hub...

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