The myth about the National Theatre’s iconic five-pointed facade

Earlier last week, Straits Times posted a video on their Facebook page commemorating the National Theatre which was opened on 8th August 1963. In their caption, ST said that the distinct five-pointed facade was built to represent the five stars of the Singapore flag. One commenter disagreed in the comment section of the post, pointing out that the interpretation of …

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Huawei clinches 13 awards at the IFA 2018 in Berlin

It’s been a thrilling start to September for the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei this year as it scooped up top awards at the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics, the Internationale Funkausstellung 2018 in Berlin, Germany last weekend. Following the global launch of their Kirin 980, Huawei AI Cube, Locator and the P20’s new colours, Huawei has been recognised …

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Grab introduces Hitch Club to reward everyday drivers contributing to a car-lite nation

Grab recently announced the beta launch of Hitch Club, the first-of-its-kind rewards program for everyday drivers in Singapore. As part of Grab’s ongoing commitment to support drivers on its platform, Hitch Club will bring about greater benefits for GrabHitch drivers through app features such as no-show guarantees and other merchant deals. Now, GrabHitch drivers will not only cover some of …

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Ler Jiyuan on the magic of film making and telling compelling stories on-screen

Ler Jiyuan is a Singaporean filmmaker who is an experienced storyteller. His diverse portfolio includes telemovies such as ‘Gone Case’ based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua and ‘The Love Machine’ which was nominated for five awards at the 2016 Asian Television Awards. He’s also worked on TV projects like ‘Fiends and Foes’ and ‘Zero Calling’ as well as …

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UN urges International Criminal Court to investigate Myanmar military leaders for genocide, war crimes & crimes against humanity

A UN backed fact finding mission, mandated by the Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of abuse of the Rohingya in Myanmar, have called for the leaders of Myanmar’s military to be prosecuted for genocide in the Rakhine state as well as for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine and northern Myanmar. The group of investigators issued the …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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