US-North Korea summit is the inspiration for Singapore’s Miss Universe national costume this year

Oh. My. Goodness. Singapore’s entry for the national costume segment of the Miss Universe Pageant was recently revealed and it’s NOT what anyone would have expected. Ditching the usual strategy of referencing Singapore’s multi-racial themes or architectural icons, costume designer Mr Moe Kasim decided to play on the pageant stereotype – wanting world peace – and referenced instead the North …

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Singapore needs to rethink its management of local & foreign talent if it wants to remain competitive in oil and gas industry

Recently, Singapore has been tightening the hiring requirements for expats. It’s now getting harder and harder for local companies to hire foreign talent, be it mid-level to managerial staff and beyond. This is becoming a real struggle for both expats and local business. One expat turned citizen, Phillip John William, who has been in Singapore for 43 years shared his …

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Humanist Society Singapore’s light-hearted response to the Disney Christmas decorations on Orchard Road

In a cheeky response to unfolding reactions about the Disney-themed Christmas decorations on Orchard Road and the subsequent letter of concern from the National Council of Churches (NCC) to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Humanist Society of Singapore (HSS) released a statement to express their "concern that others are concerned about the STB’s themed Year-End Light-up along Orchard Road". The …

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National Council of Churches voice concerns over Disney-themed Christmas decorations distracting from the real reason of the celebration

There was a bit of an upset yesterday from the National Council of Churches (NCC) about the Disney-themed Christmas decorations that went up on Orchard Road as we approach the holiday season. In a letter to the Singapore Tourism Board, the NCC stated that the Disney characters which are part of the brightly lit decorations have "no meaningful connection" to …

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Helper denied entry into Singapore Cricket Club even as a guest

One Mr Nicholas Bloodworth took to social media to share an unfortunate instance of discrimination that took place at the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) over the weekend that has no place in this world or community. Mr Bloodworth and his family were at the SCC to watch a game of rugby. After the match, he and his family – including …

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Facebook user’s act of kindness sparks a wave of emotions

Facebook user Claris Ortega shared an experienced she had at the Clementi Food Centre last week that would melt anyone’s heart. While Ms Ortega was at the food court, she saw an elderly lady ‘pushing a trolley of folded up carboard boxes using rafia string as her belt’ who went up to the next table looking hungrily at the plates …

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