You know that phrase, “there’s an elephant in the room and no one can see it”. That’s you when you tell a terribly lame joke in a bar and no one catches it but the pei du mama who laughs simply because she wants you to buy another drink so she can get commission money. Without letting the cat out of the bag just yet, can you spot the cute kitty hidden amongst the furniture in this room? One woman spent 10 wholes minutes and almost gave up trying. Yeah, there is a cat in the room and if you can’t spot it it’s time to put down...

She can pirate you with her eyes. A dancer from the age of 13, Jo Ann Chen is no stranger to performance, and flamboyance. Bubbly and youthful, this petite dancer is eager to hit take to the big stage. Drop Jo Ann a message here if you’d like to work with her. ...

Singaporeans love pets, and dogs are cute compared to Patricia Mok. But what these dogs do, or did, will probably make you think twice about bringing home a pampered pooch! ...

A father who imported a stun gun disguised as an iPhone walked free from court yesterday. John Liddiatt, 40, ordered the device online while browsing collectible replica weapons. But when suspicious customs officers investigated the parcel from Singapore they found the replica iPhone and immediately passed it to the police. Officers confirmed the device was a weapon and it was re-wrapped before being...

The ongoing controversy surrounding development of a massive reclamation project off the coast of Johor has been one of this week’s biggest news stories. Touted as the largest reclamation works of its kind in Malaysia, Forest City is just a few hundred metres from Singapore and is within proximity to tycoon Peter Lim’s multi-billion-ringgit Motorsports City complex in the Iskandar region. The...

Chinese restaurant Hotpot Culture was suspended by the authorities after pictures of a rat carcass in a dish surfaced online. National Environment Agency (NEA) officers were inspecting the restaurant at Marina Square after reports were made against the restaurant by one of its customers, Ms Caron Chan. Ms Chan and her colleagues went to Hotpot Culture’s porridge buffet at Marina Square on Friday...

Tan Tock Seng Hospital has dismissed Filipino nurse Ed Mundsel Bello, better known by his online moniker Edz Ello. Edz was given the sack for posting offensive comments online, which targeted Singaporeans and Islam. The comments went viral last week and angered many Singaporeans. This comes as police investigate Edz’s claim that his Facebook account was hacked. TTSH said that during its investigations, it found three earlier online posts by Bello that were “highly irresponsible and offensive to Singapore and religion”. It added...

Nagging your partner into silence can wreck your relationship. Being withdrawn is a form of emotional behaviour known as ‘disengaging’ and leaves people with seething resentment about their relationship with their other half. And expecting a partner to somehow know what we are feeling – known as ‘passive immobility’ – also leaves people dissatisfied prevents us...

If Charlie Hebdo did what it did here in Singapore, I can just imagine the weight of the G bearing down on it, with accusations of threatening the social fabric of this multi-racial, multi-religious society. Any combination of the Penal Code, Sedition Act and Internal Security Act would have been invoked. Licences stand to be revoked. Apologies, retractions and reparations would be demanded. That...

Neighbours had complained of obscene noises coming from this flat along Canberra Road in Sembawang at night. So participants simply switched to carrying out their vice activities during the day, during lunchtime. Reporters from Singapore’s Chinese news publication, Lianhe Wanbao, did a check on the unit, and discovered some shady business going on. They observed the place from a distance in...

A comment I made regarding petrol (gas, to our US friens) pump price was republished for a wider audience at tremeritus.com. It’s a real concern and adds to the bigger picture of a government out of control with its guiding philosophy of ‘what’s wrong with collecting more money’ from citizens. “Crude oil price dropped by nearly 50% and our pump price dropped just under 8% because petrol...

Two women have been left in shock after they found out they have been secretly filmed in the shower by one of their best friends from college whom they had known for six years. The pervert’s game was discovered after one of the women found a pen-shaped spy camera hidden in a toothbrush case while bathing in the man’s house in Sibu, Sarawak. The two 24-year-olds had gone on a group holiday to the...

The furore over a planned columbarium at a Buddhist temple in Sengkanghas brought to light issues surrounding the Nimby syndrome in Singapore. Nimby is short for “Not in My Back Yard” and applies to those residents who oppose plans for a certain development to be erected in their neighbourhood. In the latest case, several residents of the future Fernvale Lea BTO project requested for refunds from...

If your thought the HDB’s move to bury information on a columbarium from future Fernvale Lea residents was new, think again. The HDB was already pulling stunts like this as far back as 30 years ago. Look at this letter written to the Straits Times by a resident, who’s mad at the HDB for not informing Clementi residents that it was planning to build a funeral parlour near their homes. Similar...