Fann Sim

    Girl geek with a love for tabletop gaming, sci-fi shows and astronomy.

  • Skydiver to break sound barrier in freefall from edge of space

    UPDATE 10/10, 8AM:  The mission was aborted on Tuesday evening, Singapore time, due to high winds. A new bid could be made later this week, a spokeswoman said, but everything depends on the weather. "Today's launch has been aborted... due … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Singaporeans, go forth and multiply

    COMMENT Whether in office or out of it, Lee Kuan Yew has this knack for capturing the headlines. On Aug 12, Singaporeans woke up to the founding prime minister's familiar black-or-white argument: get married and have children, or "this place … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Call Me Maybe’ parody trolling Chatroulette users goes viral

    It's been done by Cookie Monster, the USA swim team and even the PricewaterhouseCoopers HR team but this parody of "Call Me Maybe", without doubt,  takes the cake. In the near 4-minute video, YouTube star Steve Kardynal catches people using … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Former president makes surprise cameo in wedding photo

    How funky would it be to have SR Nathan make a surprise cameo in your wedding photo? While on their pre-wedding shoot on Friday morning at East Coast Park, bride-to-be Audrey Ng spotted the former President of Singapore SR Nathan … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Now that’s a tiny house: 1 square meter

    Hey, Mayor Bloomberg, you and your new NYC "micro houses" (and other similarly sized 250- to 300-square-foot mansions) can step aside: There now exists in the world a house that measures one square meter. The aptly named One-Sqm-House was designed … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • A-level results: 9 students achieve 9 distinctions

    Nine students obtained nine distinctions from 13 academic units for the 2011 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE 'A' level) examination. The students are from Raffles Institution (RI), Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) and River Valley High School (RVHS). … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Sugar smells like danger to fishes

    A new research has revealed how fishes are alarmed of potential danger -- through the smell of sugar. A group of scientists from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research's Neuroscience Research Partnership and the Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Yaw Shin Leong has vacated his parliament seat: Michael Palmer

    Former Workers' Party (WP) member Yaw Shin Leong will no longer represent Hougang as a Member of Parliament (MP) and has left his Parliament seat. This announcement was made in Parliament on Tuesday by Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer, who … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Road projects for better connectivity in Northern Singapore

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will embark on two new road projects to improve overall road connectivity and capacity in this area. LTA will expand the existing interchange that connects Central Expressway (CTE), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE) … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • SMRT, SBS Transit to provide free bus service during extended breakdowns

    Commuters will be able to take free bus rides in the event of extended MRT service disruptions. Public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit will be offering commuters the free use of bus services calling at designated bus stops and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • I am a Member of Parliament, not a private investigator: WP chief Low

    Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang has revealed that he had neither the means nor right to investigate Yaw Shin Leong's private matters and private life, stressing that he is a Member of Parliament and not a private investigator. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Businesses in S'pore not meeting public's expectations: survey

    A survey by PR agency Edelman revealed that businesses in Singapore are not performing up to the public's expectations and the gap is among the widest in Asia.

  • MBS, RWS fined for social safeguard breaches

    The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) has fined Marina Bay Sands (MBS) $255,000 and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) $130,000 for failing to comply with social safeguard requirements.

  • Four men hospitalised after consuming illegal sex drugs

    Four men aged between 30 and 78 years old have been admitted to hospital last week with dangerously low blood sugar levels related to the consumption of illegal sexual enhancement health products.

  • ‘Engineering solutions won't help Singapore's flood problem’

    Flash floods are going be the norm for Singapore and "no amount of brilliant engineering can resolve that problem," said Dr Chris Hails, chairman of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore.

  • Human smuggler sentenced to seven years’ jail

    A Malaysian man, believed to have sneaked in 200 illegal immigrants to Singapore between 2007 and 2009, has been sentenced to seven years' jail. 63-year-old Law Song, an odd job labourer who worked as a human smuggler for almost 10 … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Masseur jailed, fined for side bets at MBS casino

    43-year-old Goh Boon Kwang pleaded guilty on Monday for arranging side bets at the Marina Bay Sands' casino. He was sentenced to six months' jail and fined $60,000. The masseur, who used to operate a reflexology business, moonlighted as a … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • CPF Ordinary Account interest rates stay at 2.5%

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) members' Ordinary Account (OA) interest rates of 2.5 per cent will remain from 1 October 2011 to 31 December 2011, the CPF board announced on Monday. This is despite the computed CPF interest rate working out … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Singaporeans still value political stability: analysts

    Singaporeans still value political stability and are not quite ready for a President who speaks up more and is an activist, said political analysts Yahoo! Singapore spoke to. On early Sunday morning, Dr Tony Tan pipped Dr Tan Cheng Bock … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Parody election videos tickle voters

    Since the General Election in May, Singaporeans have been coming up with parody videos about their election experience and have been sharing them online. We give you the best three parody videos we've seen this Presidential Election: Dr Tony Tan, … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>