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Netizens slam mom for asking her son to eat fruits instead of birthday cakes at school, but mom says it’s for health reasons

A mother in Singapore became the target of criticism after posting a TikTok video explaining why she doesn't let her child eat birthday cakes in school during celebrations. "Do you let your child eat birthday cakes in school?" she asked...

African grey parrot in Toa Payoh missing since Oct 29, his human family offering the public S$2,000 reward to help in his safe return

The human family of an African grey parrot who flew away from home on Oct 29 is now offering a reward for his safe return. Irene Tan's pet parrot, Max, got spooked and flew away from Blk 110 Toa...

Pedestrian says PHV driver let them cross in front of his car before accelerating the vehicle towards them

A concerned member of the public took to social media to warn others of a public hire vehicle (PHV) driver who initially allowed them to cross the road before suddenly accelerating the vehicle. The netizen explained that the driver...

Singaporeans stopped at Changi Airport due to no visa for Australia; lost S$8,000 in the process

"Being a Singaporean, I can honestly tell you, I took it for granted that the last thing we ever needed was a visa," said an individual travelling to Australia but was stopped at Changi Airport due to incomplete requirements. For...

SG version of Forrest Gump’s box of chocolate: “Life is like buying Min Jiang Kueh. Sometimes you get the bigger piece, sometimes smaller’

A Reddit thread delighted many on Friday (Dec 2), after a netizen wrote, “Just hit me that life is like buying Min Jiang Kueh. Sometimes you get the bigger piece, sometimes smaller.’ Almost everybody loves the famous fluffy peanut pancake,...

Delivery staff find mall guidelines ridiculous as big cargo trolleys are not allowed during operating hours

A copy of Takashimaya Singapore’s guidelines on the use of trolleys was posted on the Facebook group Complaint Singapore on Thursday (Dec 1) by a member who understood the repercussions of the limitations. “How ridiculous is this??!! Friends in the...

Singapore woman’s viral fitness journey took over 7 years, inspires many across the world

If it's time to start making "New Year Resolutions," let this 25-year-old Singaporean bodybuilder give you a boost in the highly satisfying fitness journey. TikToker macz3us, or Syimah Mac, has over 920,000 followers on the platform, where she shares her...

Police report filed against man who filmed himself jamming train door with his hands so he wouldn’t be late

The netizen who posted an unusual “life hack” for not being late online may have gotten many likes, but was also reported to the police. A video of the man made the rounds on social media and was published on...

Man forgets husky at Khatib Kopitiam, goes back to pup waiting and looking anxiously inside

A dog owner went on “autopilot” mode after purchasing a takeout meal from a kopitiam and forgot he initially went there with his pet. A TikTok video of the incident by @nyancatattack has gone viral online with nearly 665,000 views...

Expat leaving SG asks if landlady will sue him if he refuses to clean flat & dispose of furniture

An expatriate about to leave Singapore for a job in another country took to Reddit to ask if he’ll get into legal trouble if he does not do what his landlady has asked. The expat used his Reddit account,...
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Gay man says that when he was younger, a girl was in a relationship with him just for a dare

A gay man took to social media to question if the repeal of Section 377A in Singapore truly benefited those of the LGBTQ society. In...

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...

Man says he has Buddha in him, molests two female students, claims he sensed their unhappiness & ailments

Tan Soh Kwan, 59, an odd-job labourer at Fort Canning Park molested two female students. He claimed he had “the Buddha” in him and...

Students get full credit in PSLE maths as long as solution is correct, parents say scores are lower this year

The Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) said on Thursday (Dec 8) that students receive full credit for any solution in the Primary School...

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