• video showing a group of compassionate foreign workers rescuing a cat from a drain after a heavy rain has warmed the hearts of netizens.

    The 30-second clip, posted on Facebook on Thursday showed foreign workers rescuing a cat from the gushing waters in the drain using a traffic cone.

    “See...sometimes it is the people that a lot of people choose not to look at will rush in the first sec to save life that is insignificant to alot of people.. I'm touched and thankful for their brave and selfless act!” said a Tiffy HaoShao Foo 

    “Thanks for helping the helpless cat. God bless you,” said a Joycelyn Ong.

    The incident took place in Bukit Batok West at about 6pm, according to the lady who recorded the video, known by her Facebook username as Yvonne Hairstyles.

    In the video description she explained that she was on her way home when she heard the sound of a cat meowing in distress. It was a team effort for the three workers who were finishing work when they were approached to save the cat.

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    Next General Election may not be when Singaporeans expect: PM Lee

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport November 9, 2014, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport November 9, 2014, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the city-state’s next General Election (GE) may not happen “when everybody is expecting it”.

    Speaking on the sidelines of an Asean-Korea summit in Busan, South Korea, PM Lee told reporters present that various factors would be considered before making the decision.

    Those included local and international events, as well as Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations, which span the whole of next year.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/next-general-election-may-not-be-when-singaporeans-expect--pm-lee-082003219.html?linkId=11118169

    Korean Air CEO apologises for daughter's 'foolish act'

    Korean Air's CEO Cho Yang-ho has publicly apologised after his daughter triggered public anger and ridicule by kicking the head of cabin crew off a flight because of the way she had been served some nutsKorean Air's CEO Cho Yang-ho has publicly apologised after his daughter triggered public anger and ridicule by kicking the head of cabin crew off a flight because of the way she had been served some nuts

    Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-Ho publicly apologised Friday after his daughter triggered public anger and ridicule by kicking the head of cabin crew off a flight because of the way she had been served some nuts.

    Addressing a televised press conference, Cho

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    Singapore airport to get indoor rainforest and world's tallest indoor waterfall


    Jewel Changi AirportJewel Changi Airport

    An indoor living forest of trees, plants, ferns and shrubs that spans five levels. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Walking trails and gardens. These are among some of the features planned for the Jewel Changi Airport, a steel and glass biodome structure that will grace the Singapore skyline and raise the bar in luxury airports.

     https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-airport-indoor-rainforest-worlds-tallest-indoor-waterfall-162614143.html?linkId=11094070

    Singaporeans Are Wordy Travellers, Among Top Contributors On TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor has announced its top contributors of 2014, based on the reviews and opinions submitted on TripAdvisor from its community of millions of travellers worldwide. It seems that Singapore has come out on top, this time as some of TripAdvisor’s top contributors. The online travel platform now features more than 200 million reviews and opinions from [...] The post Singaporeans Are Wordy Travellers, Among Top Contributors On TripAdvisor appeared first on Vulcan Post.TripAdvisor has announced its top contributors of 2014, based on the reviews and opinions submitted on TripAdvisor from its community of millions of travellers worldwide. It seems that Singapore has come out on top, this time as some of TripAdvisor’s top contributors. The online travel platform now features more than 200 million reviews and opinions from [...] The post Singaporeans Are Wordy Travellers, Among Top Contributors On TripAdvisor appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    TripAdvisor has announced its top contributors of 2014, based on the reviews and opinions submitted on TripAdvisor from its community of millions of travellers worldwide. It seems that Singapore has come out on top, this time as some of TripAdvisor’s top contributors.

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    Romanian ex-diplomat convicted for Singapore crash dies


    Former Romanian Embassy charge d'affaires in Singapore, Silviu Ionescu, leaves Bucharest's courthouse after a hearing in his trial on December 14, 2011Former Romanian Embassy charge d'affaires in Singapore, Silviu Ionescu, leaves Bucharest's courthouse after a hearing in his trial on December 14, 2011

    A former Romanian diplomat convicted for a deadly 2009 hit-and-run accident in Singapore died on Tuesday in a Bucharest jail hospital, local media reported.

    Silviu Ionescu, Romania's charge d'affaires in Singapore at the time, had been sentenced to six years behind bars in February by a Bucharest appeals court. He died of cardio-respiratory problems, judiciary sources told Mediafax news agency.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/romanian-ex-diplomat-convicted-singapore-crash-dies-202249405.html?linkId=11069943

    China tycoon ties up with Singapore firm, entrepreneur to launch US$100-million media fund

    (L-R) Bona Film Group chairman and founder Yu Dong, Lumina-Looque International executive director and co-founder Calvin Cheng, Tembusu Partners chairman Andy Lim and Chia Tai executive senior vice president Tanawat Wanson.(L-R) Bona Film Group chairman and founder Yu Dong, Lumina-Looque International executive director and co-founder Calvin Cheng, Tembusu Partners chairman Andy Lim and Chia Tai executive senior vice president Tanawat Wanson.

    A Chinese film tycoon, a Singaporean entrepreneur and a Singapore private equity firm launched on Tuesday a US$100 million fund based in the city-state that will open the way for foreigners to invest in China’s media and entertainment industry.

    Local media entrepreneur Calvin Cheng, who

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  • Are today’s students addicted to studying?

    Do they wake up excited about going to school? Are they thrilled about exams?

    Definitely not.

    More likely, they’re addicted to online gaming. It could be Minecraft, Blackshot, Audition, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, ArcheAge, DotA, Call of Duty, or others.

    I’ve worked with thousands of students, so I know that many students see their academics as a distraction from their gaming – not the other way around!

    What makes online gaming so addictive? 6 key characteristics

    The reasons vary from game to game, but these are six common characteristics of the most addictive ones:

    1. The game is ongoing, and doesn’t have a fixed end point.

    2. Players feel like they’re making constant progress. (Every time you play, you see your points or level or rank increasing.)

    3. Players get to explore imaginary worlds and discover new, unexpected things.

    4. The missions or quests involve teamwork, and a sense of community grows as friendships form.

    5. Every

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    Why Singapore Airlines Had To Honour Mispriced Business Class Tickets


    Yesterday, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that they will be honouring the mispriced business class tickets at its economy class prices. The mispricing, caused by a computer glitch, affected 400 Autralia-based passengers, who had bought the tickets through travel agents. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the business class tickets were sold for roughly AU$3,500 (US$2,899), [...]  The post Why Singapore Airlines Had To Honour Mispriced Business Class Tickets appeared first on Vulcan Post.Yesterday, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that they will be honouring the mispriced business class tickets at its economy class prices. The mispricing, caused by a computer glitch, affected 400 Autralia-based passengers, who had bought the tickets through travel agents. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the business class tickets were sold for roughly AU$3,500 (US$2,899), [...] The post Why Singapore Airlines Had To Honour Mispriced Business Class Tickets appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Yesterday, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that they will be honouring the mispriced business class tickets at its economy class prices. The mispricing, caused by a computer glitch, affected 400 Autralia-based passengers, who had bought the tickets through travel agents.

    According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the business class tickets were sold for roughly AU$3,500 (US$2,899), while the original price was AU$6,000 (US$4,970) a piece. That’s AU$2,500 lost per ticket.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/why-singapore-airlines-had-honour-074223731.html?linkId=11055701

    AFF demands answers over Malaysia brawl

    Malaysian supporters light flares after the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 football match between Malaysia and Vietnam at the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on December 7, 2014Malaysian supporters light flares after the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 football match between Malaysia and Vietnam at the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on December 7, 2014

    Southeast Asia's football federation said Tuesday it has told Malaysia's soccer body to explain its failure to prevent a violent attack on visiting Vietnamese fans during the Suzuki Cup semi-finals.

    The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) sent the written demand on

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  • It's official: Aussie star Hugh Jackman is Wolverine-like in strength, too.

    The X-men star posted a clip of himself lifting 184kg of weights in a New York gym on Instagram on Sunday.

    As of Tuesday, Jackman received more than 35,000 likes for the video in which the 46-year-old hunk lifts the weights for five whole reps, which he claims to be his "personal best". 

    Watch as Jackman does the intense  workout while his trainer, whose voice can be heard in the background, pushes him on. 

     

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    Delhi government bans Uber taxi company    

    Indian residents take part in a protest against the alleged rape of a passenger by a driver working for the Uber taxi company in New Delhi on December 7, 2014

    The Delhi government Monday banned "all activities" by Uber taxi company after one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a woman.

    An official statement said the Delhi government's transport department had also blacklisted the company from providing any transport service in the national capital in future.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/delhi-government-bans-uber-taxi-company-093306212.html

     

    PM Lee ahead of next GE: Our country is at stake... if PAP fails, Singapore is in deep trouble. We shall not fail

    PM Lee says the next GE will be a "deadly serious fight" for Singapore's future.

    Singapore Prime Minister and People's Action Party chief Lee Hsien Loong has launched his fiercest salvo against the opposition ahead of the next General Elections due to be held by January 2017.

    Speaking at the PAP60 Rally at Singapore Expo on Sunday in front of 6,000 party cadres, PM Lee didn't mince his words as he called the next General Elections a "deadly serious

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  • YouTube screen grab of Solowheel. YouTube screen grab of Solowheel. 

    How about riding an electric unicycle to work or school?

    It’s almost like riding the Segway, except with one wheel and nothing to hold on to.

    It is also weighs about 30kg lighter than the Segway, which typically weighs about 40kg.

    The hassle-free and easy-to-use ride has been gaining popularity in Singapore in the past year, as several locals have been spotted using them at public parks.  

    Some electric unicyclists have formed a group called The Wheelies and meet every week to “wheel” together.

    According to their Facebook page, which has 1,793 Likes since it was set up in August last year, members usually wheel at places like the Marina Barrage, East Coast Park and the Singapore Sports Hub.

    A local tech vlogger, Simon Tay, put up a video on Sunday of his experience wheeling about with The Wheelies in a park in Choa Chu Kang.

    He said, “It’s a very interesting and adventurous way of travelling. We travelled 11.6km, but according to The Wheelies, it can go much further.”

     

    What is an

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  • You’re standing in line at the supermarket, waiting for your turn to pay for the groceries. It’s a pretty mundane time for you as everyone in the market are busy preparing for Christmas.

    Suddenly the lights go out, and you hear the beginnings of a familiar tune from the beeping of the cashier’s scanner.

    This is what happened at an Edeka supermarket in Germany, where patrons were treated to an innovative and unique musical performance by the cashiers.

    The classic “Jingle Bells” tune was played using the typical cash-beeping from the cashier counter. Together with beat-boxing and synchronised red and green lights, the ‘Jingle Bells’ performance brought smiles to customers’ faces.

    The video, titled “EDEKA – Kassensymphonie” (Cash Symphony), was created and uploaded on Youtube on 30 November by the German supermarket chain itself. It was filmed with 13 hidden cameras and performed by 9 cashiers using the grocery scanner as the Christmas tune was played.

    The video has since gotten more

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