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Singapore is apparently one of the best countries in the world to live in, according to a report presented before the World Economic Forum yesterday. Singapore came in 15th out of the 60 countries. The report put together by US News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting. In sum, we ranked highly for our public infrastructure,...

If you haven’t heard of David Bowie, you’re too young and probably should be reading Little Red Dot instead of Redwire (go, shoo). For those who have, we’re talking about a legend of a man, a chameleon not afraid to adapt, slug it out, survive and thrive. And as we celebrated his music while he was alive, it’s only fitting that we celebrate his life upon his passing. Now this...

Kee chiu, those of you who really pay attention to the flight stewardess who’s doing a safety demonstration (ok lah, we only bother if she’s the Scarlett Johansson kind of hot). Well, if you’re not interested in that, at least check your surroundings for any perculiarities and not wait until the plane is 10,000 feet in the air already! On board a Boeing 737-800 from Cebu in the Philippines...

Fill a condom with water. Drop it on your head. Let it stick to your face, with water still inside. Repeat, this time with a friend recording you do it. Upload online for the world to witness your further descent into stupidity. That’s the new method which teens have devised in the name of fun which could potentially kill them. Why is this new game potentially lethal? Because unlike water balloons,...

In the current climate of terror, it wouldn’t hurt to check under your seat the next time you’re on board a plane. This 15-year-old girl was sitting on top of the bomb that brought the Russian plane which killed 224 people in the tragedy above the Sinai last month. Maria Ivleva is believed to have been the first to die in the tragedy, say crash investigators. She was sitting in seat 30A of the...

The man who once brought on some of the greatest thrills to spectators and chills to defences has died. All-Blacks great Jonah Loomu passed away unexpectedly in Auckland, confirms his doctor. He was 40 years old. Lomu had suffered from health problems since his retirement in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease known as Nephrotic syndrome. He had been receiving dialysis treatment for the past 10 years. He...

He was a jobless layabout who never went to a mosque or prayed, preferring to laze around all day at home and smoke weed in alarming quantities. That was the revelation of the ex-wife of Paris bomber Ibrahim Abdeslam, who blew himself up outside the Comptoir Voltaire cafe during the Paris massacre, injuring 3 people and killing himself. “Despite his diploma as an electrician, he found no job,”...

Anonymous, the group that hacked into City Harvest church pastor and musician website extraordinaire Sun Ho’s website in 2013 has declared war on ISIS. This comes after the attack in Paris over the weekend which killed more than 100 people and injured over 400 others. In a YouTube video dubbed “Operation Paris”, a masked spokesman for the group said that “Anonymous from all...

RONALD LEE: It was ground-breaking news, to the point where our usually “deeply concerned” Prime Minister called it “shocking”. But whatever little humour there is to be gleaned from that, there’s nothing else funny about the massacre in Paris. The shock and horror of sitting down to dinner and a beer, and the next minute being sprayed with bullets is something we’d very much prefer to...

Mary Seow sleeps in a 24hrs MacDonald’s restaurant in Hong Kong’s Jordan district. The 60-year-old is too ashamed to return to Singapore because she doesn’t want to lose face in front of her friends. Seow says she was conned of her savings by China nationals whom she befriended in church. They even persuaded her to sell her house and car to invest money with them back in China. So she travelled...

The MRT incident where an angry ang moh bully verbally abused a teenager for wearing a shirt bearing an offensive slogan this July made waves in Singapore. In Taiwan, another MRT incident has brought shame to locals there. A Taiwanese man, apparently angry that an ang moh was dating a local girl, launched into a whole string of verbal abuse at the ang moh. Christopher Raymond Hall says the man had...

We won’t be trying this sperm facial recommendation because we’re all pretty much blessed with good complexion here compared to Mark Lee But for those who dare, why not give this it a shot? Popular beauty blogger Tracy Kiss recommends it as the secret to her glowing skin. The single mother-of-two says rubbing the sperm on her face helped cure her of a skin condition known as rosacea – a form...

What would you do if you wanted to experience the joy of a wedding, but knew you had only months left to live? This man from China decided he would marry a sex doll. After being diagnosed with a terminal cancer, he wanted to feel the full splendour of a wedding, but didn’t want to burden a human being after his impending death. And so, the man’s blushing sex doll “bride” was...

No savings, and no mommy, but this 7-year-old boy isn’t giving up on his father. It’s been 2 years since , 37-year-old Ou Tongming was paralysed from the waist down. The labourer fell from the 2nd floor of a house which he was building and broke his ribs and vertebrae. He also injured his spinal cord, which caused him to be paralysed. After Ou’s family savings were used up for his treatment...