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In the light of the increasing frequency of MRT disruptions, one of which just happened this morning, we present to you the findings of a study by the University of West England which found that additional travel time on public transport equals lower job satisfaction. The study, which involved 26,000 employees in England, took place over a 5-year period. Researchers found that that each extra minute...

The Donald Trump handshake is certainly a thing in itself. Some experts have called it a subtle display of dominance. And it appears that our Prime Minister is the latest hapless “victim” of the Trump Shake. Hand to heart, look at that photo and tell us it isn’t the handshake equivalent of “Firecracker Lee”. Despite it’s open-palmed style, which body language experts agree...

National Geographic has featured Singapore as one of the world’s happiest places in the November issue of its magazine. Why so? Because Dan Buettner, the writer of the article, believes people in Singapore “feel secure, have a sense of purpose, and enjoy lives that minimize stress and maximize joy”. Said Buettner: “Success for Singaporeans lies at the end of a well-defined path: Follow the...

Singapore might be a little red to but we’ve certainly got ourselves on the global radar due to the sheer number of cyber attacks launched here. The Lion City has overtaken nations including the United States, Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally. This was reported by Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Looks like we aren’t just...

We’re always for health advisories to inform the public not to do things that will get them into serious trouble. Serious trouble, like this Norwegian man, Claus Jorstad, who got his marbles trapped when he used this Ikea stool to take a shower. Said Claus in a Facebook post: “Once I got home, I put my new piece of furniture in the shower and got in, this time without clothes. I calmly sat down...

You know when nice Traffic Mata tells you NOT to play with your handphone while driving? There’s a reason for it – you suck at paying attention to multiple things at once. Like this woman, who can’t even be trusted to walk purposefully when using her handphone. Either that, or she was just dying for a dip in the shopping mall fountain. The incident took place in a Beijing shopping...

If you find crabs strolling in MacRitchie Reservoir park, don’t eat them raw! Two boys from Hunan China who ate raw wild crabs soon had holes eaten in their organs because they did so. The boys had eaten the crabs, and days later complained they weren’t feeling well. One of the boys complained that he had a constant headache and couldn’t walk. Doctors conducted tests on the boys and found that...

If you thought that the NUS sexually-charged orientation games which were exposed recently were bad, wait till you take a look at what games kids are playing at Hong Kong universities. One of the orientation games involves two male students licking the insides of a female students thighs, reportedly as a “forfeit”, while another involves a young ladies putting themselves and their mouths...

The Oxford English Dictionary has included more Singlish words in its latest update on Monday. No lah, not Chinese Helicopter or Indian Helicopter or your great grandfather’s helicopter lah. More like Ah Beng, Aiyoh and Aiyah. The best (or worst) part is, all these latest words seem to have their origins in the term “nabeh” (if you don’t know what that is, don’t read...

If you’re the sort who takes budget airlines, you’ll be familiar with the flamboyant Malaysian carrier Air Asia. And if you’re familiar with Melbourne, Australia, you’ll know that it’s far away from Malaysia – in fact, it’s in the opposite direction of travel! Somehow though, an Air Asia flight that was headed for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney found itself in Melbourne instead. A snowball...

A Vietnam court has jailed a Singaporean man for 5 months and 6 days for holding his girlfriend captive in a hotel room. In February this year, 41-year-old Eng Yong Kit forced his 24-year-old Vietnamese girlfriend into a hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City. With himself and the woman inside, Eng then then locked the room and used a bed to it to prevent others from rescuing her. Local police, together with...

Seeing a man sh*t openly in a train carriage would usually make you go “Oh crap”, but these commuters on a Shanghai Metro train don’t seem to mind at all. The man apparently couldn’t hold it in and decided that he’d put some newspaper on the floor and just do the dirty deed there and then. More surprisingly, commuters don’t even look shocked at his actions. Some even snapped pictures like...

I Sea, a popular app that claims to scan the Mediterranean Sea in real time for adrift refugees, doesn’t work. And its creators, Grey Singapore, have been accused of creating the fake app simply to win international advertising awards. The app has caused a stir, with international news agencies and tech mags such as Reuters, CBS News, Wired, Mashable praising it. It has also been nominated at...

Pretty ladies (and guys) headed to Taiwan some exotic durians (why ah? Malaysia ones not good enough for you ah?) make sure you look carefully before you pop that seed in your mouth. And, always check your durians, even if they’re from a friend! A beautician in Taichung, Taiwan was raped by a 43-year-old fruit seller who laced her durians with sleeping pills. He crushed two of the sleeping pills...