Why Anwar Ibrahim? Image Source: Reuters - Samsul SAID - Angry Malaysian Protesters outside the court The Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trials have been plagued with controversy ever since they were first surfaced in the Malaysian political scene. Why did they even happen? Well here is some background information. Naturally charismatic, Anwar Ibrahim was a fast rising star in the UMNO party. UMNO are the longest continuing ruling party in the world and they have basically run Malaysia unchallenged since 1957. Until now of course. With the internet giving people access to unmoderated news and information, people are now more educated and their...Last modified on
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Republic Poly Blogger Challenge 2014 I was recently invited down by Republic Poly as a Guest Judge for their Blogging component of the Module "Writing for Digital Media". It is a 2nd year core module for RP students doing their Diploma in Mass Communication. When I first heard about the competition, I was pleasantly surprised to learn how quickly our education system had adapted. The course co-ordinator had realised the value of Blogging in Digital Media today and introduced it as part of the curricular. So students had to create and manage a blog as part of their project work. I thought it was...Last modified on
How will the Budget 2014 affect you? Over the last week, Singaporeans have been consumed by the endless chatter of Budget 2014. We try to make sense of the changes, but due to the magnitude of information to process, it at times becomes just all too overwhelming to digest. What people want to know most about the Budget 2014 is how it will end up affecting them. So we've decided to put together a list of 5 must know Budget 2014 changes for Singaporeans. 1. CPF Change: Everyone is now $30,000 richer. Congrats! As you may have seen...Last modified on
Who says your HDB flat can't be beautiful? On our sunny little island, we have a joke that says the worth of our homes is measured by the distance of the gate from our home. The longer the distance, the higher it's value. This means that HDBs flats are at the bottom of the list, since our gates are literally at our doorsteps. Well I say most of us have a terrible misconception that HDB flats are ugly. HDB flats may be the most affordable option for most of us, but that does not mean our homes can't be gorgeous....Last modified on
First Stop in Thailand - Chiang Mai If you've never been to Chiang Mai, then HI-FIVE! We're on the same page! It's ridiculous because I've been to Thailand at least 20 times but I've never explored anywhere else outside of Bangkok. Which is honestly a shame because if I had known how beautiful Chiang Mai was, I would've travelled here a few more times before travelling again. But first, check out a highlights video of our trip! Bryan and myself have just returned from our blogger trip with AirAsia and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Its always fun travelling...
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18 Things your loved from your Singaporean childhood There are things that will always be a part of you. They range from memories close to your heart, to that scar you got when you stupidly yolo'ed and skateboarded down a flight of stairs, to the facebook pictures that randomly pop up of the bad fashion sense you had 10 years ago. But these are things we'll always smile at, no matter how embarrassing the memory. For after all - these were the memories we had growing up that made us who we are today. Here are 20 memories from our...
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Children's Garden at Gardens by the Bay I'm sure we've all heard the latest news that Singapore has taken Tokyo's position in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) ranking of the World's Most Expensive Cities to live in. So as I pen this photojournal, its with a lump in my throat and a tinge of bewilderment. Singapore the most expensive city in the world, really? But at least our hawker food, public transport and honeydew melons don't cost an arm, leg or liver transplant. Surely our astronomical vehicle and house prices should be taken in context, instead of being used as absolute values...Last modified on
About Dessert Guroo Delivery Dessert Guroo is a Singapore online dessert delivery store that delivers delicious desserts right to your doorstep. Being one of the first in Singapore to provide this service, this dessert brand aims to bring innovative, convenient and tasty desserts to everyone. It makes it easy and convenient for busy Singaporeans to whip up DIY yummy local desserts during house parties and gatherings. An added bonus - they are also HACCP and HALAL certified! Dessert Guroo Local DIY Desserts To get a good feel of the range of desserts, we tried out four different flavours. Here...
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Beauty for both Ladies... and Men Celebrating the first official opening of its first unisex slimming and beauty centre in Southeast Asia. Away with the stereotype that beauty care and treatments apply only to the ladies. With the official opening of the unisex Ms Paris and Dandy House in Singapore, we can toast to beauty and spa treatments for everyone. Males, there's no more need to envy the flawless, radiant skin and hot bodies of the females. Have your own personal beauty therapy too! A Tour of the Beauty Spa If I have to describe my experience in...Last modified on
Types of Singaporeans at the gym Gymming has received a renewal of interest of late, perhaps thanks to the popularity of instagram. I believe the body to be the ultimate canvas and the gym the only place to sculpt your perfect body. So is it a surprise that regular gym people and now seeing a slew of interesting, albeit strange, people in the gym nowadays? No. Dare I write about them despite knowing their muscles are the size of my head? Yes. Am I good with making good decisions? No. Let's begin! 1. The sex on a stick They...Last modified on