Singapore News Headlines

  • Golfer Dwivedi finishes 7th in Malaysia

    Kuching (Malaysia), May 24 (IANS) Indian golfer Samarth Dwivedi ended up seventh while Aman Raj finished tied 14th on the final day of the Malaysian Amateur Open here on Sunday. Dwivedi, 22, carded a level par 72 for a four-day total of two-over 290 while 19-year-old Raj recovered superbly from the first day damage as he shot two-under 70 on the final day for a cumulative score of five-over 293 to share 14th place with Malaysian Daeng Abdul Rahman. Singapore's Marc Ong, who was leading from Day 1, collected the winning trophy after firing four-under 68 for a total of 13-under 275.

  • Facebook still favourite with most global brands: Study

    New York, May 24 (IANS) Majority of global brands still prefer Facebook over other platforms, reveals a new study. The top countries by usage for each network were France for Facebook, the United Arab Emirates for Twitter, Indonesia for Instagram and Singapore for YouTube. Interesting differences are noticeable, for example, that Facebook is tracked the most in France, whereas 30 percentage points less track the mother of all networks in Indonesia.

  • “Singapura: The Musical” Is A Cringe-Worthy Attempt At Encapsulating Singapore Culture
    “Singapura: The Musical” Is A Cringe-Worthy Attempt At Encapsulating Singapore Culture

    At the Gala Premiere of Singapura: The Musical on 23 May at the Capitol Theatre, many Singaporeans found themselves cringing at Philippine company 4th Wall Theatre Co. in their attempts to understand Singapore culture, including their attempts to speak Singlish. Despite expected extensive preparations and rehearsals, the cast of Singapura: The Musical were still unconvincing in their Singlish words and accent on stage, still very much laced with their own Filipino articulation of words. This attempt to be Singaporean by a Filipino company would have been entirely awful, if not for their saving grace of having accurate costumes and props that well represented pre-independence Singapore visually.