“SINGAPOREAN SIGNS FOR FULHAM FC”

Well, that’s if young Benjamin Davis decides to stay a Singaporean, and not change his citizenship. The 17 year old just signed a two-year professional contract with English Premier League side Fulham, becoming the first Singaporean to do so with a top-tier English club. However, like every Singaporean son, Ben Davis has to serve NS […]

APPARENTLY, TRADE WARS ARE EASY TO WIN

Really? Well, says Trump, who insists that “trade wars are good, and easy to win”. Just last Friday, the US followed through on months of tariff threats, imposing duties on $34 bn in Chinese imports. In a tit for tat move, China also implemented duties proportionately, commenting that the Trump has just “launched the biggest […]

KNOW YOUR ICT PLANS EARLY

Keeping up with the latest technology, the Singapore Army has devised a new mobile application for operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) during their in-camp training (ICT). For most of us, this means in the near future (by 2019), we will get to check the programme for our ICT up to six months in advance, rather […]

ERDO-AGAIN

Wait, again? Yes, yes. Just last week, Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) claimed victory in both the presidential and parliamentary elections, with Erdogan taking 53% of the votes in the presidential elections, defeating closest rival Muharrem Ince (31%). His party won 42% of the seats available, while opposition party CHP won 23% […]

SPORTS + POLITICS = BAD?

The latest edition of the FIFA World Cup features the maiden face-off between Switzerland and Serbia, which included a scintillating last-minute goal to cap off a Swiss victory. However, Swiss goal scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri drew contention by making a hand sign with both hands resembling the twin-headed eagle of the Albanian flag […]

WHAT DID WE GET FROM THE SUMMIT?

It sure was an unexpected moment as Kim and Trump shook hands on 12 June, but what made it all the more surreal was that this historical meeting was held right here in Singapore! Spending S$20 million on the summit, Singapore pulled out all the stops for the two leaders, ensuring smooth proceedings by maintaining […]

IT WAS ONLY A KISS

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte drew flak from many when he kissed migrant worker Bea Kim on the lips (!) at an event with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea. Bea Kim, who is married to a Korean, and was on stage to receive a book when Duterte sought a kiss from her, asking if she […]

SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

  China announced on 12 Apr that it would hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait on 18 Apr this week. This decision, just hours after staging the biggest naval parade in China’s history, was observed by experts as an attempt to show support for Russia and apply pressure on the US, and also signal […]

WALLS HAVE EARS

Or rather, lamp-posts have eyes. GovTech, the public authority responsible for digital transformation in Singapore, has plans to install surveillance cameras on lampposts around Singapore to help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds. This initiative is still at its nascence, with GovTech seeking interested companies to provide the necessary technological infrastructure for the […]