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Halloween: Why we love to scare ourselves half to death

As it turns out, many of us love to scare ourselves half to death, especially during Halloween.  We love to be in a state of panic – with our hearts beating a little faster, our lungs breathing a little harder, sweating profusely and butterflies in the pit of our stomachs – whenever we hear the…
25 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Meghan Markle-approved fashion trend: The “kopi tiam” uncle’s white singlet

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has approved of the thin white singlet worn by the kopi tiam (Singlish for coffee shop) as a fashion statement. Who would have thought! Now the singlet, better known in fashion speak as the tank top, is changing its price bracket rapidly.  From just S$2.90 at the stall in…
17 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Netflix adaptation of horror fiction series Mr Midnight to premiere on 24 October

(Updated on 15 Oct 2022) A treat awaits horror fans this spooky season. A Netflix adaptation of popular children’s horror fiction series Mr Midnight premieres on 24 October. Borrowing a page from the genre, the shocker announcement on 29 Sep made waves through the pages of Mr Midnight’s Facebook, its book publisher’s flame of the…
10 Oct 2022 2 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

True Colors Festival finally taking off after having been postponed twice

(Updated on 21 Oct 2022) True Colors Festival THE CONCERT 2022, which will be held at the Tokyo Garden Theater on 19 and 20 Nov, was originally scheduled to take place alongside the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. But after two years in limbo, about 100 of the world’s top performers, musicians and dancers, will finally…
8 Oct 2022 5 mins read

Is your smartphone and GPS device the reason for your memory loss?

That smartphone in your hand. It has increasingly become the personal assistant you reach out to for contact numbers, email addresses, information or even directions to get from point A to point B. While using external devices to keep track of things makes our lives easier, Dr Oliver Hardt from the Department of Psychology at…
7 Oct 2022 4 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

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