Top 5 stories for Thursday, 5 September 2013

Here are today's top five stories in case you missed them.

Is Singapore the world’s no.1 scariest country for dating?

Singapore is the world's no.1 scariest country for dating, according to Cracked.com. (Getty Images)Singapore is the world's no.1 scariest country for dating, according to Cracked.com. (Getty Images)

It appears that Singapore is the scariest country for people to date in, according to a list by Cracked.com. Singapore is apparently scarier than Iceland and India among other in the list because of the matchmaking efforts done by our own government.
http://yahoosg.tumblr.com/post/60347470402/is-singapore-the-worlds-no-1-scariest-country-for

Flash floods strike Singapore

Flash floods strike Singapore, mainly in Western parts. (Twitter photo)Flash floods strike Singapore, mainly in Western parts. (Twitter photo)

Flash floods strike Singapore on Thursday morning, hitting several parts in the west of the city-state and disrupting traffic. Places affected include Commonwealth, Queenstown and Clementi. The floods had also led to the closure of Ayer-Rajah Expressway (AYE) between Clementi and East Coast Parkway (ECP).
https://sg.news.yahoo.com//photos/flash-floods-strike-singapore-slideshow/

Samsung launches Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch unveiled today. (Samsung photo)Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch unveiled today. (Samsung photo)

South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled its hotly anticipated smartwatch the Galaxy Gear, which allows users to make calls, receive texts and emails and take photos. The new smartwatch has a touch screen of barely more than four centimetres (1.6 inches) in a brushed-steel mount and wrist strap in six different colours. Contrary to rumours, it does not have a flexible screen.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/hi-tech-world-awaits-samsungs-smartwatch-berlin-133751569--finance.html

A Singapore-first: Sneak peek at Samsung’s GALAXY S4 zoom with LTE

The Samsung GALAXY S4 zzom with LTE hits stores in Singapore. (Samsung Photo)The Samsung GALAXY S4 zzom with LTE hits stores in Singapore. (Samsung Photo)

The Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom with LTE hits stores today. This is a first for Southeast Asia, and if you are a fan of hybrid devices that offer bang for buck, you might want to give this a gander. Some might say it’s a little heavier than would be expected for smartphones today, weighing in at 208 grams, it is a little hefty. But there is a method to the madness here, because the device is not for the uninitiated. While it offers all the traditional specifications of a phone, another strong ‘sell’ comes in the form of the integrated camera.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/singapore-first-sneak-peek-samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom-063549762.html

Rare lemon shark caught off Sentosa waters

Baby lemon shark caught of Sentosa. (Yahoo photo)Baby lemon shark caught of Sentosa. (Yahoo photo)

Fishermen caught a rare baby lemon shark of Sentosa waters on Tuesday evening. The fish is one-meter long and was caught off the harbour of One Degree Club at the popular tourist island.
http://yahoosg.tumblr.com/post/60349280778/rare-lemon-shark-caught-off-sentosa-waters-a-week

  • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers
    Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

    Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media.

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...