"International market research agency YouGov released the results of a survey that found that about 44 per cent of Singaporeans are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night.
... only 48 per cent of the 1,022 Singaporeans surveyed reported getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night."
"Singapore broke seven Asian records and bagged a total of 41 gold medals at the Asian Classic #Powerlifting Championship 2018.
This year’s team, which comprised five female and twelve male competitors, also bagged 10 silvers and five bronzes, Powerlifting #Singapore said on Saturday (Dec 8)."
Just for the heck of it, I did some #Christmas-y #remix thingy that I'd normally put on my main #music profile... put it here instead because I sampled bits of Living With Lydia, which I imagine invokes quite some TV nostalgia with a good number of Singaporeans
"The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media release on Wednesday (Nov 28) that the Orchard Road precinct will be designated a No Smoking Zone from Jan 1, 2019.
NEA added that smoking will only be allowed at Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) while smoking corners at food and retail establishments within the No Smoking Zone will also be rescinded by Dec 31, 2018. About 40 DSAs have been set up."
"The identity of Singapore's next prime minister will soon become clearer as the People’s Action Party's newly elected Central Executive Committee meets to decide on the party's key appointment holders, with reports emerging that consensus has already been reached within the party that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will be named first assistant secretary-general, with Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing taking the position of second assistant secretary-general."
After all these decades, it's still kinda difficult to pin down original elements of Singapore's culture, since a lot of our customs/ideals are borrowed from other places
Funny thing is Japan kinda manages to absorb foreign cultural influence and extend those elements to original frontiers (e.g. Cartoons -> Anime), but Singapore doesn't seem to have made such successful creative leaps
Seems that a duo who posted about their "SAF Mourning Pins", to bring to light the deaths of NSFs/NSMen, was ordered to bring down their posts by "authorities". Probably violating some technical policy like unauthorized use of the camo pattern, but more likely done to squash what they deem as "anti-SAF sentiment" I think...
"Malaysian comedian Zaibo, best known for his role in 1990s English sitcom Under One Roof, died on Wednesday (Nov 14) at the age of 62.
Zaibo... had revealed in September that he had stage four oesophageal cancer, which had spread to his stomach, lungs, liver and left rib cage.
He passed away at 1.30pm, according to his wife Siti Hawa Sawal."
"Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad received an honorary degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Tuesday (Nov 13).
Dr Mahathir was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his outstanding leadership of Malaysia, as well as his enduring contributions to the longstanding bilateral relations between #Singapore and #Malaysia, NUS said."
"Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a state visit to #Singapore on Tuesday (Nov 13), in conjunction with the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits.
This is Mr Putin’s first visit to Singapore, and the first visit by a Russian head of state since former president Dmitry Medvedev’s trip here in 2009."
Crazy cheap bee hoon @ Anchorvale 303 Food Court, this whole thing costs only $1.70! Don't recall the last time any other bee hoon stall offered a sub-$2 meal 🤯
Honestly I don't like how our Singapore government seems to keep pushing its people to have more children
Part of me suspects they're feverishly trying to boost local workforce numbers for the sake of economic growth, ignoring the impact of technological advancement on worker productivity + employability
NTU has had a psychology module about #death + dying + bereavement, but only this year did it incorporate a funeral simulation segment.
Typical gut reaction is probably feeling weirded out or disgusted, but I for one think it's a neat way to encourage discussion & introspection on their mortality. Especially since #Singapore still has numerous Asian taboos surrounding the subject.
Seriously don't understand people who actually bother to bring their food tray to the tray return in fast food restaurants, but then just leave the unemptied tray there rather than clear the trash into the bin right underneath it.
How can they manage the effort to bring the tray to the right spot but not the extra marginal bit to empty it properly?
Turns out the Koufu food court @ Sengkang Hospital also has a nyonya stall selling the blue flower rice! Now no need to go all the way to Downtown East for this 😋
"The Government will bring all efforts to build information and media literacy for Singaporeans into a national framework, which will be launched by June 2019, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran revealed on Friday (Nov 2).
The framework, said Mr Iswaran, aims to enhance the digital literacy of all citizens, so “everyone can use digital technology and social media responsibly and safely”."
"The maximum allowable adjustment quantum of 4.3 per cent will be implemented for bus and train fares starting from Dec 29, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Tuesday (Oct 30) following the conclusion of its annual transport fare review exercise."
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