Superhero movies seemed to reach saturation point, and for all the good “Deadpool”, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange” did, there were films like “Suicide Squad” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” which polarised audiences. A host of original movies also shook up Yahoo Singapore’s Top 10 list this year, with “Train to Busan” and “Zootopia” all earning high praise from our team. Like in previous years, we based our choices on the movies released in Singapore this year (which is why some of the movies on this list may have 2015 release dates).
2016 was packed with high-profile events, including the Philippine Elections and the Rio Olympic Games. Here are the people, issues and events that garnered the most searches this year in the Philippines. With his following of loyalists, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has created a chasm in the political landscape of the Philippines.
In another big year for food and shopping, Singapore saw food delivery apps becoming popular, frenzies over Michelin-starred hawker stalls, foodies flocking to themed cafes and clubbers mourning the closure of Zouk’s 20-year-old venue on Jiak Kim Street. Is Singapore slowly becoming the land of the rising sun?
The leaking of the Panama Papers revealed the names of wealthy celebrities, business people and public officials who might have made use of tax havens to dodge their taxes. At the heart of the scandal is the Mossack Fonseca law firm whose client files were hacked. Since news of the Panama Papers first emerged in April, the entire list of documents has been placed online by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists along with a list of the main figures involved in the scandal.
Andy Murray finally topped the men’s rankings for the first time in his 11-year career, and in doing so, he also became the first Briton to top the men’s rankings since 1973. Murray is also the first player to win Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, Olympic Games and Master 1000 titles in the same calendar year. In women’s tennis, Angelique Kerber dethroned long-time No. 1 Serena Williams after the German won her second Grand Slam at the US Open.
As 2016 nears its end, Yahoo Singapore looks back at some of the year’s top entertainment headlines. David Bowie’s death at age 69 came after an 18-month battle with cancer. Anton Yelchin died by traumatic asphyxia after being pinned to a brick pillar and security fence by his own car whose engine had been left running.
In this local feel-good story, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) rescued a kitten which had jumped out on the ledge of a 12th-storey apartment. The 54-second hair-raising video, which was posted by SPCA on its Facebook, was viewed more than one million times. Coverage of the US presidential campaign was not always kind to Donald Trump.
As 2016 nears its end, Yahoo Singapore looks back at some of the year’s top headlines. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle made Singapore history in July after becoming the first two hawker stalls in the world to receive a prestigious Michelin star. Riding on this demand, Chan Hon Meng, owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, entered a partnership with multinational Hersing Culinary.
The year 2016 was packed with high-profile sporting events, including the Summer Olympic Games, and drama-filled moments on the political scene. Held since 1987, the Singapore Open has been a part of the BWF Super Series tournament for the last decade. In the biggest upset of the 2016 edition that took place in April, Chinese superstar and Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan lost to Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro, 31, who defied nagging injuries to emerge triumphant in the men’s singles.
As 2016 nears an end, Yahoo Singapore looks back at some of the year’s top business news. It all started when two Singapore hawker stalls made history by getting a Michelin star in July. Two months later, Chan Hon Meng, the owner of the one of these stalls, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, was said to be looking to sell his chicken rice recipe for at least $2 million.