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Big drop in arrival of fans

DOHA: Can the number of football fans coming to Qatar seriously offer an indication of the brewing success of the world’s biggest tournament? Only a little over 765,000 visitors reportedly landed in Doha in the first two weeks of the...

FIFA & Qatar in a World Cup row?

Are FIFA and the Qatari World Cup organisers headed for a behind-the-scenes confrontation? I understand that the relationship with the Qatari authorities is believed to be at an all-time low, according to the British media. During the World Cup, FIFA...

Price of penalty shootouts @ Qatar World Cup

Now at the knockout stages of Qatar World Cup, if there are deadlock ties after extra time, matches are decided with a penalty shootout. It’s called kicks from the penalty mark, which is different from penalty kicks during a match,...

Now comes the World Cup break

Are you ready for a World Cup break as the big-time matches come to a temporary halt?  Perhaps for some, with their favourite teams knocked out, it may well be time for the curtains to come down. There have been...

Ronaldo inspires Portugal off-the-field

Is Cristiano Ronaldo really a changed man at this Qatar World Cup? From an overall behavioural point of view, it looks like he has turned over a new leaf, especially after he was left out of Portugal's starting XI at...

Loh Kean Yew off to winning start at BWF World Tour Finals

Singapore's top shuttler is off to a winning debut at the HSBC Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals as he took just over 40 minutes to see off the challenge from world number three Chou Tien-chen from Chinese Taipei...

Doha Stadium 974 to be dismantled soon after FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final whistle

Rather unusual, I must say: Imagine a football stadium in Qatar will no longer be there after the FIFA World Cup concludes. It’s reported that Fenwick Iribarren Architects, who designed Stadium 974, said the idea behind the construction was to...

Netball Nations Cup: Singapore loses to Fiji & Botswana after opening day win against Ireland

Singapore’s hope of advancing to the final of the Netball Nations Cup hangs in the balance after suffering consecutive losses against Fiji (60-53) and Botswana (71-21) as they are now second from bottom in the six-team competition with just...

Tough draw for Loh Kean Yew despite avoiding world No. 1 Axelsen in World Tour Finals group stage

Singapore’s top shuttler Loh Kean Yew has managed to avoid facing world number one badminton player Viktor Axelsen in his first HSBC Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals group stage. The tournament is taking place from 7 to...

Big holes in pockets for World Cup Qatar fans

It doesn’t come easy for football fans at this World Cup, and there are many who’re feeling the big pinch in their pockets. The resilience of Qatar’s currency, in particular, is making the trip particularly painful for travellers from...
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Big drop in arrival of fans

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Netizen asks what guys can do if female friends touch them inappropriately

A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left him uncomfortable, choosing to remain...

Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

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