Relationships

27-year-old Singaporean man asks if it’s ‘unnatural to be sleeping in the same room as my parents?’

SINGAPORE — A young man asked for the opinions of fellow Reddit users after his colleagues found it “unnatural” for him to sleep in the same room as his parents. The 27-year-old man, who posted on r/askSingapore on Thursday (Jan...

8 surefire signs your relationship is coming to an end… or rather already over without you even knowing it

Very often, we know our relationship is deteriorating, even too rapidly, but then, that sinking feeling is usually ignored, or perhaps we just can’t handle the idea of an impending breakup. Here are some clues in general that things aren’t...

Singaporean 16-year-old boy asks for help in dealing with his ‘helicopter mom’ who won’t stop hovering over him

SINGAPORE — One 16-year-old boy took to r/SingaporeRaw recently to ask for advice about his “helicopter mom” who insists on having a say in everything in his life. His problems with her include her “trying to restrict everything,” including...

Woman says ‘I’m only 22, but with BTO 4-6 years wait time, how to know if my “significant other” is The One to officially...

SINGAPORE — Young Singaporean couples may find themselves in a unique situation because of space limitations in the country, often having to wait until a home is made available for them. Unfortunately, the wait can take years! A 22-year-old woman...

Man says his GF ‘feels slighted’ after receiving $10 angbao from his mum, says she expects more with new notes instead of used notes

SINGAPORE — A man took to Reddit after having trouble with his girlfriend. The girlfriend felt slighted because his mum gave her a CNY red envelope (angbao) containing $10. “She feels slighted by it because 10 dollars is the lowest...

Son who doesn’t like his dad asks if it’s ‘culturally acceptable for me to return angbao money back to him?’

SINGAPORE — When one local Singaporean having a difficult relationship with his father asked, “Is it culturally acceptable for me to return the (angbao) money back to him?” many netizens offered helpful answers. The Reddit user appealed for help on...

Man in relationship with his GF for 6 years initially promised her parents he’d marry her, but now says he’s not attracted to her...

SINGAPORE — A girlfriend, who felt that her boyfriend strung her along for 6 years without any intention of marrying her, took to social media asking others for advice. In an anonymous post to popular confessions page SGWhispers, the...

Woman asks ‘need to give angbao to spouse meh?’ and says ‘even market rate of how much to give is $288 to $688’

SINGAPORE — With Chinese New Year almost upon us, a woman took to social media, seemingly annoyed at the practice of giving one's spouse (usually the wife) a red packet containing money (ang bao). In her anonymous post to popular...

“Have you stayed friends after breakup/rejection? If yes, how? If no, why?” — Netizen asks for relationship advice

SINGAPORE — An online user has asked the Singaporean public for some relationship advice, asking if it's alright for two people to stay friends after a breakup or a rejection. A netizen cut straight to the chase in a question...

Woman says during her maternity leave, a male colleague who took over her work was promoted; AWARE SG says they are saddened by netizens’...

SINGAPORE: AWARE Singapore has come out to say that they were saddened by the reactions a woman received when she shared how she was passed over for a promotion because she went on maternity leave. In her post, the woman...
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Grab driver says he earned over $5,200 in a week during CNY, netizens speculate he likely drove over 15 hours a day

SINGAPORE: A Facebook post about a Grab driver who says he made a whopping $5,227.82 in just one short week. The Grab Driver’s Statement was...

Piles of rubbish at Jurong West leaves netizen speechless, both loose and packed in bags scattered across various places

SINGAPORE: It’s entirely reasonable to expect areas where we eat to be kept clean, and can be quite distressing when they’re not. One netizen who...

Rats in Singapore Zoo seen to be gasping for air, animal welfare group expresses concern

SINGAPORE: “PSA, MORE AIR HOLES NEEDED FOR YOUR RATS,” Hamster Society Singapore appealed to Mandai Wildlife Reserve in an Instagram post, along with a...

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...

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