YEAR 2035: GOODBYE CERVICAL CANCER

Well, only in Australia, as things stand. The country’s campaign against cervical cancer is predicted to be successful – according to the Cancer Council of New South Wales State, with the current rate of screenings and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, as few as…

MAHATHIR-MOCRACY

What happened? Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met up with former Singaporean political dissident Tan Wah Piow and several other Singaporeans last Thursday (Aug 30) in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting ended off with an invitation for Dr Mahathir to give a keynote address at…

KERALA REELS FROM FLOODS

Situated on the southern reaches of India, Kerala usually receives high rainfall. This year, between August 8 and 15, Kerala received 250% more rain than usual, causing one of the worst floods in a century to the southwestern state. As of August 20, close…

ISN’T IVORY BANNED IN SINGAPORE ALREADY?

Heard of Ivory Lane? Launched two weeks ago (Jul 31), Ivory Lane is a Singaporean online store which claimed to sell “vintage” ivory in the form of accessories. An arsenal of professionally-taken photos and videos of models parading these accessories was employed to advertise and sell…

BONJOUR, SINGAPOUR

PM Lee visited France over the weekend, and met President Macron for the first time officially. During the three-day visit, PM Lee also attended the French National Day parade as a guest-of-honour, and also concluded agreements on areas like innovation and energy. What was…

“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.…

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…

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…