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Monthly Archives: August 2018

1-minute videos “not sponsored”: Viral travelogue maker Nas Daily

Popular travel vlogger Nuseir Yassin, or more famously known as Nas Daily on social media, has rejected allegations that his videos on Singapore that have gone viral online were sponsored. In a Facebook post yesterday (30 Aug), he emphasised that his Singapore-related videos "are 100% not sponsored by anyone", and that "I came here by myself, spent my own money, …

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Muslim women tackle stereotypes head on through diverse stories

This evening, AWARE, Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group will be launching its latest book, Growing Up Perempuan, where a mother of two, talks about trying to break out of the cycle of poverty and domestic violence she had been in since she was a child. “It was like I could never escape this vicious cycle. When …

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What does it say when Singaporeans look to Mahathir to bring change to Singapore?

For starters, it says that the 93-year-old Dr Mahathir Mohamad commands utmost respect and admiration. Singapore exile Tan Wah Piow and activists like Thum Ping Tjin and Jolovan Wham seemed elated that they scored an 80-minute meeting with Dr Mahathir on Thursday, almost gushing in their follow-up postings and comments. It also says that Dr Mahathir is a willing party …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Passages Contemporary Season 2018

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be presenting its annual full contemporary season of the year, Passages, from 28 - 30 October at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. The Straits Times hopes Timothy Harbour’s Another Energy “remains firmly in SDT’s repertoire” (2016), and Seeing Dance reviews Ma Cong’s Shadow’s Edge as “visually, an interesting dialectic” (2016). Timothy Rushton, the former Artistic Director …

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Police issue advisory to raise awareness on phishing website

Victims were cheated into providing their personal information and credit card details on phishing websites or over the phone after responding to online advertisements or Short Message Services (SMSes) that were purportedly from DBS Bank or OCBC Bank. This was revealed in a Facebook post on Thursday (30 August) by Singapore Police Force (SPF), where they stated that reports regarding …

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TODAYonline made a huge error in its article covering the meeting between Dr. Mahathir and Mr Tan Wah Piow

I believe that TODAYonline has made a huge error in its article covering the meeting between second time Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir and Mr Tan Wah Piow. TODAYonline states that "Mr Tan was involved in a planned Marxist coup in 1987 and had his Singapore citizenship revoked." This statement was made unequivocally without any caveats which is inaccurate and misleading. …

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