Several local theatre productions from 2018 tackled pertinent issues like race, class and the lack of a free press.
Pound for pound, Singapore is the city that could. When the World Intellectual Property Organisation released its 2018 study of the world’s most inventive nations in the Global Innovation Index, Singapore was fifth, ranked the best in Asia and ahead of the US, Germany and Canada. Creative Technology’s chief executive Sim Wong Hoo is a hero to geeks everywhere.
Greeting the New Year with a list of resolutions has become a time-honoured tradition. With some 430,000 Singaporeans between 18 and 69 years who are pre-diabetic, according to estimates by the Ministry of Health, a resolution to cut sugar would be an excellent place to start. Also keep an eye out for the Health Promotion Board’s “Lower in Sugar” or “No Sugar Added” signs at drinks stalls, and of course, watch your portion sizes.
Here are Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s picks for the top five quotes by local celebrities and influencers who have spoken up this year. In an emotional article published by Harper’s Bazaar, local influencer Christabel Chua spoke up about facing sexual harassment on social media after private videos with ex-boyfriend Joal Ong were leaked on the Internet and caused an influx of verbally abusive messages into her inbox.
Meet five local superheroes, from a diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave, to a social entrepreneur bringing communities together through gardening.
With 82 per cent of the population active on mobile devices, it comes as no surprise that Singaporeans are among the most prolific gamers in the world.
Singapore is the second most expensive city in Asia for wealthy people, after Shanghai. Singaporeans are mostly fitter, living longer and making more money, but what were some of the other numbers that defined life in the city-state in 2018? Yahoo News Singapore takes a look at five sets of statistics that stunned.
While there were plenty of animal videos to go around, it was local content and social issues that drove Singaporeans to hit the share button in 2018.
While Singapore’s tropical climate means passing on some popular fashion trends, there is still plenty that will find favour with Singapore fashionistas in 2019.