If you’re a Singaporean who has lived overseas for at least 5 years straight, you can apply to suspend paying premiums for MediShield Life. That’s one condition among other criteria which the Ministry of Health has accepted so that those who are permanently settle overseas may be exempted from paying the premiums. This comes after the MediShield Life Council’s recommendations on the scheme for...

Change your driving habits, otherwise you’ll be made to pay price. That’s what’s about to happen to drivers who frequently use the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway. The Land Transport Authority says it is considering activatintg an ERP gantry at the tunnel entrance after the Tampines Road entry slip road. That’s because of speeds during peak hour which have “persistently fallen below the optimal...

A traffic accident earlier today at Hougang Avenue 9 involving a pedestrian and a bus. The incident took place outside the Ci Yuan Community Center. A man who’s reportedly a pedestrian was seen being helped by SCDF officers as his leg was trapped under a public bus. It’s believed that that the bus had knocked into the man. According to eyewitness Bernard Chua, a “loug bang” was heard and the...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, also known as the man who just got blocked from contesting in the upcoming Presidential Election, has hit out at government agency REACH for declaring that he didn’t sign up to participate in a public forum which it organised regarding the PE. The forum was supposed to take on yesterday, and feature participants such as Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam (who singled...

This video shows the horrifying moment a cyclist who was riding in the extreme right lane was hit in the back by a white sedan car. The car can be seen speeding up in the extreme right lane as it overtook other vehicles, before it hit the cyclist. The impact sent the cyclist flying, then collapsing in front of the car. Fortunately for him, the car braked in time to avoid running over him.   The...

The High Court has dismissed an application by the estate of late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew against the government. As executors of Elder Lee’s estate, his children Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang had filed summons against the government claiming the right to have copies of the oral history transcripts of their daddy which were done in the early 1980s. However, the High Court agreed...

You’ve been clamouring for it, and given that about 70 percent of Singapore agrees with you, that means the guy next to you most likely wanted it too. But no, DPM Tharman isn’t going to become the next Singapore prime minister – at least, not if he can help it. Following the recent Yahoo/Blackbox poll that showed a majority of Singaporeans want the bald eagle to nest in the PM hot...

Ever year for the past decade, and average of 39 percent of Singaporeans marry foreigners. That’s according to the latest data released by the National Population and Talent Division, quoting figures from the Department of Statistics. Most of those who married foreign spouses were Singaporean men. In fact, they were 3 times more likely than Singaporean women to marry a foreign spouse. But those...

No lah, this SMRT bus driver wasn’t finding a quiet spot to chao keng. Rather, he made a wrong turn and wound up in that open field near Block 256 Kim Keat Avenue, then got stunned when he tried to gostan (make a u-turn) and got stuck even deeper in the mud. That took place at about midnight, and the bus was finally towed away (and the driver put out of his misery) 10 hours later at 10.15am today. The...

Sam Allardyce, aka Big Sam, just couldn’t his mouth shut and his paws off the money. The new England football manager has been snared in a trap laid by English reporters into revealing details regarding his involvement in getting around the rules of third-party player ownership, which has been described as “slavery” as it allows companies to own a stake in a footballer. Reporters...

How safe is the water playground at the top floor of VivoCity? Some parents have complained that the rough flooring has caused their kids to suffer bad abrasions on their feet and hands. One angry mommy, Ling, warned parents to come prepared if they are going to let their kids play in the water. “If you guys bring your children to play at VivoCity water playground at L3, please note to give your...

Are they from the SCDF or not? That’s the biggest question that came to mind when this video was shared on an online sex forum earlier today. The kids were dressed in SCDF attire, and doing the dirty in what looks to be the Home Team Academy barracks. It’s unclear when the video was taken, whether it was shot at the HTA, and whether these were real SCDF recruits (and not some kids up to kinky...

“Aunty Killer” Yang Yin, who is accused of committing crimes against a wealthy old widow, fooled 5 government agencies en route to helping his family get settled in Singapore. The court heard that Yang had fooled the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Central Provident Fund Board (CPF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Immigration...

The 2-year-old boy who was held hostage in a Sembawang flat has been rescued. Police broke into the 5th floor unit and arrested the 39-year-old man who was holding him captive. The standoff started yesterday at about 6.45pm, at Block 462 Sembawang Drive. The man had had a dispute with the boy’s mother and locked himself in the unit with the boy. Officers from Ang Mo Kio police division, the...