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Singaporeans most embarrassed by their social media posts on drunken behaviour, offensive comments: Survey, Digital, Singapore News

Singaporeans are most embarrassed by their social media posts relating to actions such as drunken behaviour, kissing someone and sleeping somewhere they should not have been, and being photographed in their underwear, a new study has found. Cyber-security company McAfee on Wednesday (Sept 11) released the results of the study that narrowed down the top 10 kinds of posts Singaporeans found most embarrassing. This survey of 500 Singaporeans found that drunken behaviour, making offensive comments and wearing an embarrassing outfit were the top three kinds of posts that Singaporeans regretted…

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This is how long Singaporeans need to work to afford the new iPhone 11 Pro, Digital, Singapore, Malaysia News

Yes, there is such a thing called the iPhone Index. And with the new iPhone 11 series on the horizon, discount code portal Picodi updated their annual ranking that compares the price of the latest Apple gizmo and the average salaries found in several dozen countries around the world.  Let’s admit it — the price tags on Apple’s new flagship handsets are insane, especially for devices sporting hardware features long available in the smartphones of rival brands. In case you haven’t checked it out, the iPhone 11 starts at $1,149,…

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Singaporeans are one of the worst sleepers in the world. Fitbit wants that to change with Versa 2, Digital, Singapore News

Singaporeans aren’t getting enough sleep. And that’s a clearly bad thing. Being a fitness metrics company with 10.5 billion nights of sleep data, Fitbit wants to change how the country can slumber for the better.  The data they collated from 18 markets worldwide indicated that Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived nation globally (behind Japan and India), clocking in an average nightly sleep of seven hours and five minutes. Which, to be fair, is still within the recommended range of seven to nine hours, but a good deal lower than…

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10 everyday things Singaporeans should do to save the environment (& save money too), Lifestyle, Singapore News

Ever wondered why Singapore today seems a lot hotter than it was when you were little? Well, it’s not your imagination. Not only is Singapore indeed getting hotter, temperatures are also rising at twice the global average. Climate change is one of the “gravest challenges facing mankind”, as described by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during National Day Rally 2019, and concrete measures have been put in place to prevent Singapore from being flooded by rising sea levels. That’s a scary thought! Perhaps, other than building dams, what Singapore can…

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2 Singaporeans believed dead after fire on dive boat off coast of California kills 34, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two Singaporeans are believed to have died in a massive pre-dawn fire that engulfed a recreational scuba-diving vessel off the Southern California coast on Monday (Sept 2). The two are Ms Tan Wei, 26, a postgraduate student from UC Berkeley, and researcher Sunil Singh Sandhu, 46. The grieving brother of Ms Tan has travelled to Santa Barbara, California, to wait for her remains to be identified. Ms Tan was among the 34 people thought to have been killed in a pre-dawn fire that engulfed the vessel on Monday morning.…

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Over half of Singaporeans believe there’s life after death: Survey, Singapore News

Of all the polling data Singapore has on hand — from the salary increment expected when switching jobs to what we think of doing nothing — we now have one on death and the afterlife. It’s official: most Singaporeans believe there’s life after death. Fifty-six per cent of the 1,106 Singapore citizens polled by research firm YouGov might not agree on the same form of afterlife, but they do share the sentiment that our existence does not end with our final breath. Published on Aug 19, the results revealed that more than half of the respondents reckon…

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Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong: Foreign Ministry, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel advisory asking Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Hong Kong, following several pro-democracy protests in the financial hub. In an advisory dated Friday (Aug 16), MFA said the protests that have been ongoing since June have become increasingly unpredictable and could turn violent. The recent protests had also affected Hong Kong International Airport, leading to the cancellation of flights and leaving many travellers stranded at the airport. “Singaporeans are thus advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong,…

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Traffic jam at Johor checkpoints as Singaporeans return home after holidaying in Malaysia, Singapore News

Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji and the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday (Aug 9). Many motorists were stuck for hours along roads leading to the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex here due to slow-moving traffic. Among the major roads that recorded congestion were the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam heading towards the CIQ here. Johor Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief…

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Singaporeans spending less on clothing and shoes, Singapore, Lifestyle News

But retail experts say the reduced expenditure on fashion does not necessarily mean people are shopping less. Instead, the availability of more affordable options for shoppers these days makes it easier to spend less. Dr Kapil R. Tuli, 43, points to the advent of fast fashion and online shopping as big factors. “In the last 10 years, there have been a lot more fast-fashion options for consumers – brands such as Zara and Uniqlo offer pretty good designs at low prices,” says the professor of marketing and director at the…

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Thirstdays episode 7: Where we get real about Singaporeans, Entertainment, Singapore News

Why Singaporeans queue for everything? How come people love to wear slippers to Orchard? Is it kind to chope seats with tissues? If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by these uniquely Singaporean behaviours, then you’re sure to enjoy this episode of Thirstdays where our hosts celebrate National Day by getting real about its people. This week, Le En and Bryan will be examining some typical behaviours of Singaporeans and giving their take on whether it’s ‘lit’ or ‘cancelled’. Stay a while and listen, because their answers might surprise you. And while Singapore…

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