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EIU says Singapore is the 37th most livable city in the world…not that it matters to the average Singaporean

It’s that time of the year again when cities around the world are ranked for their level of liveability by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group charged with analysing how the world is changing. Specifically, their Global Liveability Index is an annual report where they rank different cities around the world based …

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K-pop fans protest unfair ticketing promotions by Hallyupopfest organisers

Trouble is brewing in the local K-pop scene with the first and ‘biggest’ K-pop event in Singapore, Hallyupopfest, running into some ticketing issues. The festival, which is happening on 7th - 9th September 2018, already started selling tickets on 7th July ranging from S$148/day to S$498/day for the special ‘Daebak’ or VIP pass. According to the event website, tickets are available …

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Embarrassing typos on Singapore’s tourism logo at Crazy Rich Asian red carpet

The recent red carpet event in Los Angeles for the upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians was a supposed to be grand debut for Singapore into the world of Hollywood. But it turns out, Singaporeans are all now facing second-hand embarrassment thanks to couple of silly errors on Singapore’s tourism logo. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157600995900130&id=751990129 As you can probably see from the photos, the …

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The hearts and souls behind home-grown Edith Patisserie, Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong

In this first of TOC's series of interviews with local entrepreneurs who follow their passion, we spoke with Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong, who founded Edith Patisserie, a home-style bakery with a small team of dedicated bakers who deliver freshly baked cakes in a variety of unique flavours straight to your doorstep. Edith Patisserie is a passion project named after Ethel’s late …

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Scene City: A spectacular sight

As is tradition, there have been many patriotic and emotional videos and short films released in the run up to National Day. This year, however, Viddsee has put out a short film that is quite unlike any national day-related video you've seen before. As the final installment of their Scene City anthology of short films, 'A Spectacular Sight' follows the …

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Senior Minister of MEWR says no to plastic bag charge

The issue of plastic pollution in Singapore continues as questions are raised in Parliament for the Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Dr Amy Khor. Right now, discussions are rife about whether or not the government should implement a charge on single-use plastic bags. When asked, Dr Khor noted that the ministry is serious about tackling …

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Third baby to be born in a GrabCar in Singapore

Another day, another baby born in a car - specifically, a GrabCar. Yes, you heard that right. Another baby was born in a GrabCar last month in Singapore, making this the third GrabBaby following the first which was born on 12 August 2017 and the second on 21 November 2017. Mr Shawn Yeo made a JustGrab booking to Gleneagles Hospital on …

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