May 2023

Countries that offer visa-on-arrival for travellers with a Singapore passport

One of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, the Singapore passport ranks second on the Henley Passport Index 2023 and its citizens enjoy visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to a total of 192 countries. Singapore is widely regarded as a business-friendly country that has amicable ties with many powerful nations. Home to over 40,100 resident millionaires, it is also the fifth-richest country in the world. As a result, Singaporeans get

The hidden details behind Mercedes’ upgraded W14 F1 car

And while the big-ticket items, such as the sidepods and front suspension, were obvious talking points, there were also some interesting detail changes that emerged too.   Mercedes W14 front detail Photo by: Giorgio Piola In terms of the new front suspension arrangement, the main change came to the pickup position at the chassis end on the lead arm of the upper wishbone. The arm is now mounted on the

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon starts her day with spliff and cup of tea

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon starts her day with a spliff and cup of tea. The 26-year-old model added she has smoked marijuana since childhood, when she would sneak onto the roof of her Queen of Pop mum’s house to light up. She said in a cover interview for The Face magazine: when asked what the first thing she does when she wakes in the morning: “I make a London fog

Salary increase for NS men ‘welcome news’ says WP MP Gerald Giam, who called for it in Parliament in February

SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Gerald Giam (Aljunied GRC) explained why he has called for an increase in the allowances for NS men in a post on his blog on May 30 (Tuesday). Mr Giam had asked the Defense Minister in February if raising the allowances of full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) could be considered, given inflationary pressures and higher costs of living. He was told by Senior Minister of

‘Light as a quilt’: crash diet kills Chinese girl, who slimmed to 25kg for love, sparking fury over toxic beauty standards

Teenager was so distraught that a boy she had a crush on had fallen in love with another girl slimmer than her that she starved herself to be thinner Parents make heartbreaking decision to stop medical treatment for anorexia nervosa after daughter spent 20 days in a deep coma The story of a 15-year-old girl in China who died weighing half the normal weight for her age after going on

Chinese Dota 2 caster Yammers at dead at 26

The Dota 2 community is mourning the untimely passing of Chinese Dota 2 caster Mi “Yammers” Hongwei, who was found dead on Monday (29 May). He was 26 years old. Yammers death was first discovered after a scheduled post on his account on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. In the post, the caster talked about his life and struggles with depression, which surfaced after he became a victim of

WP MP Louis Chua: Time to review CPF Ordinary Account formula

SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party MP Louis Chua (Sengkang GRC) noted in a May 30 (Tuesday) Facebook post that Special and Medisave accounts are going up from 4.00 per cent to 4.01 per cent, based on an announcement from the CPF Board on May 29. He wrote that the Ordinary Account interest rate has remained unchanged, adding, “I have been arguing in Parliament that the OA formula has been unchanged since 1999,

Angel Supermart catches 2 employees stealing; losses reportedly in hundreds of thousands

SINGAPORE: Angel Supermart posted twice about employees who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the grocery’s tills and then covered it up. On the morning of May 28 (Sunday), the grocery posted on its Facebook page that Hawa Mami, a cashier, was arrested for theft. Later that afternoon, in another post, Angel Supermart said it caught Norliah Binte Abd Aziz in the same offence. “We believe the total amount

Netizen witnesses mother publicly humiliating her son and making him kneel for 1 hr to apologize to her at food court

SINGAPORE: A netizen took to social media after seeing a young boy appearing to be publicly humiliated by his mother at a food court when she made him kneel to apologize to her while many were walking by. A follower of the sgfollowsall Instagram page posted a photo of a young boy, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts and with a yellow hoodie draped around his shoulders, kneeling beside a

Employer complains that her maid scratches her head & body by sticking her hands under her t-shirt while cooking, also forgets to wash hands after toilet breaks

SINGAPORE: A frustrated employer took to social media seeking the opinions of other foreign domestic helpers concerning her maid. In an anonymous post to a Facebook support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the woman wrote that her maid had worked for her and her elderly mother for the past eight months. She added that her mother, though elderly, was relatively healthy and independent. Regarding her maid, however, she