• Istana Woodneuk Guide and Photojournal - Haunted Singapore Places Explored
    Istana Woodneuk Guide and Photojournal - Haunted Singapore Places Explored

    This Istana Woodneuk Guide was created by TheSmartLocal and first published here. Before she died in this house in 1904, the Sultana sold the property to Sultan Abu Bakar’s son, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. He rebuilt Istana Woodneuk in the 1930s for his Scottish born wife Helen Bartholomew. Istana Woodneuk has endured the test of time, nature and human brutality.

  • Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea
    Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a forum held in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, officials said. In 2010, Kim tried to attack the Japanese ambassador to Seoul by throwing a piece of concrete and was given a suspended jail term, according to police. U.S. President Barack Obama called Lippert to wish him a speedy recovery, a White House official said. The assailant was dressed in traditional Korean clothing and shouted that North and South Korea should be reunited just before he attacked Lippert.

  • 3 Things Singaporean Parents Should Stop Telling Their Kids Now
    3 Things Singaporean Parents Should Stop Telling Their Kids Now

    Instead of trying to scare your kids into submission, modern parents should probably capitalise on the fact that kids these days are much savvier thanks to the internet and all, and start explaining their options at an early age, perhaps giving them a realistic view of salary ranges in Singapore. There is this lady I know who takes her kids on first class flights and to stay at five star resorts during the school holidays.