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Sexist ads: Who even approves them?A sexist ad, posted by dating website Match.com was recently banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) earlier this month – four months after…
15 Oct 2022
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Jurong Bird Park: 52 years of sights and flights to remember

A bird park, a conservation centre, a tourist attraction, and a field trip, in many ways Jurong Bird Park is all these things and so much more to different people. First opened in 1971, Jurong Bird Park will be pulling down its shutters on 3 Jan 2023 after 52 years in operation. It will be…
23 Oct 2022 7 mins read

Top civil servant Sim Kee Boon sacrificed family for country, book says

Former top civil servant Sim Kee Boon was not immortal, says his granddaughter Leanne Sim. In fact, he was as human as could be with all the flaws that came with being a man. And writing his biography took two geneses and eight years before it was completed. Ms Sim, who co-wrote her grandfather’s book,…
21 Oct 2022 5 mins read

A law to “cancel” the cancel culture

A law to deal with cancel culture is in the pipeline, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam announced on 22 Aug. “In the feedback we have received, many are worried about being cancelled, and I take that very seriously. My Ministry, the Ministry of Law, has been looking at measures to deal with the…
19 Oct 2022 5 mins read

9 in 10 say lifestyle impact environment, only 2 in 5 cut food waste, survey shows

More than 9 in 10 in Singapore believe that lifestyle choices have “some” or “a huge” impact on the environment, a joint survey found.  And though the top actions that respondents think have the biggest impact on helping the environment are reusing and upcycling, reducing food waste and cutting down one-time use disposables, only half…
18 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Sexist ads: Who even approves them?

A sexist ad, posted by dating website Match.com was recently banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) earlier this month – four months after it was posted on popular video-sharing app TikTok in June.  ASA is an independent regulator that enforces the country’s ad rules. The clip showed a subservient woman giving a man…
15 Oct 2022 3 mins read

People are reading fewer paperbacks, digital books growing in popularity, NLB says

Reading only during their spare time – that was what many adult and teenaged Singaporeans did last year, according to a 2021 study by the National Library Board (NLB). While this is encouraging, paper books are losing their standing with this group of readers who prefer whetting their literary appetite digitally. The NLB’s 2021 National…
10 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Fashion models: Are magazines and runway shows going global or staying local?

Fashion models hailing from other lands are no longer allowed to work in Nigeria under the law. This is the country’s move to take back the narrative of representation in the country’s native population, protect them in the fashion industry, and develop its talent pool. Yet, without enacting a similar legislation, the demand for local…
4 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Social media firms, online platforms face $1m fine, blocked under new safety Bill

Social media platforms with significant reach or impact in Singapore is now within the reach of the long arm of the law. They can no longer post shocking and harmful content and get away with it. Once when the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill becomes law, posting contents such as those advocating suicide or self-harm,…
4 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Private homeowners exempted from 15-month wait for resale HDB on case-by-case basis

Private homeowners looking to buy resale HDB flat because of needs and financial difficulties will be exempted from 15-month wait “on a case-by-case basis”, National Development Desmond Lee told Parliament on Tuesday (4 October). He also reiterated that those above the age of 55 looking to sell their private homes to move into four-room or…
4 Oct 2022 1 min read

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