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  • Brazil to play football friendly against Japan in Singapore in October?

    Brazil and Japan to meet at National Stadium? 22 Jul '14, 1am

    The hosts of the 2014 World Cup may have staged a tournament that will be remembered for all the right reasons, but the national side were dragged through the mud and booted into ignominy by a ruthless Germany in the semi-finals, with Joachim Loew’s men going on to lift the trophy aft...

  • VIDEO: Singaporean teacher uses magic to teach physics

    VIDEO: Teacher uses magic to teach physics 19 Jul '14, 9am

    Getting students interested in their physics lessons is not an issue for Mr Mohamed Ashiq Mohamed Elias. Not that the 34-year-old is using his role as the discipline master at Pasir Ris Secondary School to scare students into paying attention. Mr Ashiq literally has some tricks up his...

  • Argentina's Mascherano says he tore anus during tackle that saved Argentina

    Argentina's Mascherano tore anus during tackle that saved Argentina 12 Jul '14, 6am

    ​It is fair to say that Javier Mascherano endured a lot of pain to reach the World Cup final. He revealed in a press conference that he "tore his anus" while making the all-important tackle against Arjen Robben in the final minute of the goalless game against Netherlands. The Argentin...

  • Terminally-ill groom fulfils last wish, dies 10 hours after marriage.

    Terminally-ill groom fulfils last wish, dies 10 hours after marriage 25 Jun '14, 4pm

    This is the ultimate tragic love story. They were all set to get married in July when he turns 30. But in May, Mr Rowden Go was diagnosed with Stage IV liver cancer, an aggressive form of the disease with a low survival rate, Huffington Post reported. The Manila-based Mr Go’s last wis...

  • Boy doodles in dad's passport, gets man stranded overseas 31 May '14, 1pm

    Is this real? We're not quite sure. But the tale sure is amusing A four-year-old Chinese boy supposedly doodled all over his dad's passport while they were in South Korea. The 42-year-old Shenyang resident's unrecognisable documentation meant that when he was not able to return home, ...

  • I read this story about a "luxury blogger" ... and a little bit of sick came up in my mouth

    This local blogger is holding a $40,000 birthday bash 28 May '14, 12am

    A self-styled luxury blogger is holding her 27th birthday party this Friday, and it costs a whopping $40,000. How is she paying for it? Well, she's kind of not. According to her very lengthy press release, blogger Sara Shantelle Lim will be celebrating her 27th in style with the help ...

  • 2 HDB homes repossessed after owners rented space out to tourists

    2 HDB homes compulsorily acquired after owners rented space out to tourists 08 Jun '14, 3am

    Authorities here are taking action against homeowners who use their flats or houses as hotels for tourists. Two HDB flats have been compulsorily acquired after the Housing Board discovered the minimum six-month leasing period had been flouted. Despite the strict rules, listings on hom...

  • Schmeichel: 'Man United won't fall like Liverpool'

    'Man United won't fall like Liverpool' 01 Jun '14, 2am

    Manchester United fans need not fear a Liverpool-style decline, following the club’s abysmal season in the last campaign when they finished seventh in the English Premier League. That assurance comes from former Red Devils goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who is in Singapore at the invita...

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