Firsthand: I never understood the need for funerals until I lost 2 loved ones this year

Why pay for something the guest of honour can't enjoy?

November 26, 2023, 11:51 AM

Firsthand: Yishun isn't cursed. It's just the Gen Z of towns.

No writers were harmed in this trip to Yishun.

November 25, 2023, 10:13 AM

Firsthand: Blind masseur, 69, works 7 days a week in Bedok stall. More than money, he searches for meaning & love.

"I love massage. To cure people's sickness, like aching here, aching there. Pain here, pain there."

November 21, 2023, 04:01 PM

The sharp rise & fall of rubbish chute burglaries in S’pore

Firsthand Looks Back: Reports of such cases became almost non-existent from even the mid-90s onwards.

November 19, 2023, 02:21 PM

Billionaire Kwek Leng Beng once faced off against Donald Trump over an NYC hotel. What happened?

Kwek and his business partner later succeeded in buying the hotel for US$83 million less than what Trump paid seven years ago.

November 18, 2023, 10:12 AM

HDB lifts were once some of the most dangerous places in S’pore. What happened?

Firsthand Looks Back: In the 80s, 90s, and even the 2000s, lift robberies had Singaporeans worried about wearing their favourite jewellery out of the house.

November 13, 2023, 11:39 AM

Firstpaw: Adopted dog Bobbi, 9, a furry therapist for terminally ill in S'pore

The best form of medicine.

November 12, 2023, 10:15 AM

MBS almost designed like Japanese shrine gate before input from CDL Chairman Kwek Leng Beng

Kwek had intially partnered with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to develop the Marina Bay integrated resort.

November 11, 2023, 10:20 AM

Firsthand: I went to Blk 26 in Sin Ming for fun after I saw others going there & feeling spooked

What happens when Singaporeans get too bored.

November 06, 2023, 11:01 AM

Firsthand: KFC's new Zinger Meltz is not the same as the iconic Cheesy BBQ Meltz, but that might be a good thing

A eulogy to the BBQ Meltz, and a tribute to its successor.

November 05, 2023, 03:03 PM