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A National Day song about Katong, a place that everyone knows and loves

While the rest of Singapore is singing national songs in celebration of the 57th National Day, acapella group Vocaluptuous decided to go totally local. “We wanted to do a song that had a connection to a place that everyone knew and was completely familiar with, and My Old Hometown Katong fit the bill as it…
9 Aug 2022 5 mins read

Outdoor concert One Love Asia Festival 2022 with Stefanie Sun, Tanya Chua, is a go!

(UPDATED on 5 August 2022) If you are a fan of Mandopop, then mark your calendars for October to catch your favourite stars live at One Love Asia Festival 2022. The two-day outdoor festival will have Singaporean Mandopop stars Stefanie Sun and Tanya Chua, and Taiwanese singer Show Lo belting repertoire from their respective albums…
5 Aug 2022 2 mins read

Vaping: An upward trend among young Singaporeans despite a danger to health

Young people in Singapore, who no longer see smoking as glamorous or who are aware of its harm, are attracted to yet another form of smoking: vaping using e-cigarettes.  Just walk into any place with a teeming nightlife and you will find groups of young Singaporeans with an e-cigarette stuck to pursed lips. Despite the…
2 Aug 2022 4 mins read

Moving day: the cost and consideration to stay put or move out for hawkers

Hit them where it hurts. With prices of goods and services across many baskets skyrocketing, it has left Singaporean consumers feeling more than just a pinch.  Electricity tariffs shot up by an average of 8.1% from 1 July to 30 September 2022; fuel prices peaked at around S$3.37 in June 2022, an increase of almost…
28 Jul 2022 5 mins read

The latest iPhone Ad: Making a case for the caseless

Did you wince as you watched the iPhone 13 in the new Apple commercial fall off the table? The advertisement, released on 18 July to spotlight the protective durability of the iPhone 13, seems to encourage users to ditch their phone cases and have their Apple smartphones go commando.   After all, the 38-second clip,…
26 Jul 2022 4 mins read

Reviving the Kampung Spirit in Sengkang through food rescue

Whose responsibility when it comes to food wastage in Singapore? For a group of residents in Sengkang, it is a duty they are proud to shoulder through food rescue. Co-founder of Food Rescue Sengkang (FRSK) Derek Ong estimates that on a given Saturday, a main distribution day for the group, there are about 20 to…
23 Jul 2022 6 mins read

Coming back with a vengeance – Getai planners preparing for the seventh month

Getai is back, and after a two-year hiatus, it is back with a vengeance. Like it or not, the melodies of dialect folk song and garish LEDs lights are set to sprout around the open fields within HDB estates and the courts of community centres as the seventh lunar month, better known as the month…
21 Jul 2022 4 mins read

New play examines the importance of being Kwa Geok Choo

She was only 18 the year Madam Kwa Geok Choo died.  Today, actress Tan Rui Shan, 30, assumes the role of Madam Kwa, better known as the wife of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on stage. “There are so many different interpretations of her, yet there is so little resources and information about…
8 Jul 2022 4 mins read

Oppo’s marriage with Hasselblad for the Find X5 Pro: Is it worth the Hassel?

The Oppo Find X5 Pro made its debut in Singapore this April and retails for $1,699. Look & Feel Available in two colours — Glaze Black and Ceramic White — the Find X5 Pro is 163.7mm thick and weighs only about 218g, making it only slightly lighter than other flagship phones. The design of this…
7 Jul 2022 3 mins read

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