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…

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…

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…

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…