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Tens of thousands of Singaporeans blanket a field in pink for pride

A representative told Mashable that Hong Lim Park had exceeded capacity and noted that all of the 5,000 placards prepared had been given out.Singaporeans are restricted from demonstrating in the country, but Hong Lim Park offers precious space in the city state for freer expression.

McDonald's launches fried chicken burger with salted egg yolk gravy in Singapore

McDonald's launches fried chicken burger with salted egg yolk gravy in Singapore SINGAPORE — McDonald's new Singaporean menu items launched on Thursday to long lines but disappointed reviews.The salted egg yolk burger, undoubtedly the crown jewel of the lot, drew lines at plenty of McDonald's outlets across the island.

Netflix's rendition of Singapore's National Day song 'Home' is pure guilty pleasure

Netflix's rendition of Singapore's National Day song 'Home' is pure guilty pleasure SINGAPORE — We're feeling extremely special this year and it's not even our birthdays.9, we were first treated to a sweet cover of the classic National Day song Home, by local a capella group Apex Project.

Touching farewell video for a husky will have you in tears

Touching farewell video for a husky will have you in tears The 10-year-old Siberian husky, Snoopy, hasn't had it easy in the later part of his life.A year ago, he was taken in by Singaporean volunteer animal shelter group Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD), after his owners were forced to give him up after they moved overseas.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them. In principle, there are only a few reasons to consider getting upset about a plan like this.I’d say that Uber can still claim to be shooting for the first commercial self-driving taxi service.

People paid migrant workers to stand in line overnight for barbecue pork

People paid migrant workers to stand in line overnight for barbecue pork People go crazy for barbecue pork this time of year in Singapore, with lines typically forming round the block for the grilled treat.This year however, people are buzzing about the lines of foreign workers — most, if not all in blue-collar jobs — standing in line for their employers, at just S$5 ($3.

These Chinese festive food mashups are blowing our minds

These Chinese festive food mashups are blowing our minds Singapore’s own dessert celeb chef Janice Wong joins the Chinese New Year cookies fray with her own mashup — bak kwa chocolate chip crispy cookies.For dine-in only, Chinese restaurant group Min Jiang have created a dessert platter featuring three types of nian gao.

One man has tirelessly put up decorations for his neighbours for 10 years

One man has tirelessly put up decorations for his neighbours for 10 years One man has put up elaborate festive decorations for his neighbours for the past ten years.The 56-year-old does this for major holidays each year — he's done Christmas, Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Puasa, and Diwali.

These machines are handing out tests to show you're not as good a driver as you think

These machines are handing out tests to show you're not as good a driver as you think You may think you're a speed demon now, but your ability to drive as skillfully goes down sharply as you age.On Thursday, huge automated dispensers started popping up in Singapore handing out kits to help people test their reaction time, vision and hearing ability.

A newspaper is going wild with its weather tweets and people don't know what to think

A newspaper is going wild with its weather tweets and people don't know what to think It's tough to get people excited about the weather.And it's even tougher in tropical Singapore, where it's pretty much only wet or dry every day.

14-year-old girl's sick skydiving spins will actually blow you away

14-year-old girl's sick skydiving spins will actually blow you away Most of us are unable to do a split or even a cartwheel on the ground — so imagine doing them in mid-air.For 14-year-old Kyra Poh, though, it's not much of a stretch — she's just bagged two gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games in Spain.

Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone Most of us have never stepped anywhere near a rainforest, much less had a chance to explore it — something Google hopes to change with its new augmented reality experience.The "Into the Wild" exhibit sees some 1,000 square meters turned into a virtual rainforest, home to orangutans, Malayan tapirs and tiny mouse deer.

Everyone got all hyped up about this fried chicken pizza and apparently, it sucks

Everyone got all hyped up about this fried chicken pizza and apparently, it sucks The rest of the world got majorly jealous when KFC first announced that the "Chizza" was coming to Singapore.The Fried Chicken Crust pizza, which is made with all chicken and no crust, has on it 100% mozzarella cheese sauce, pineapple, ham and chicken.

Uber's ambitious mapping project kicks off in Asia

Uber's ambitious mapping project kicks off in Asia Last year, the San Francisco firm embarked on a $500 million effort to wean itself off third-party data — Google's, specifically.The effort follows Uber's mapping efforts in Canada, the U.

Facebook message this chatbot to know how to hit on a woman with respect

Facebook message this chatbot to know how to hit on a woman with respect Valentine's Day can certainly be empowering too.A woman in Singapore has created a feminist wingman in the form of a Facebook Messenger chatbot.

Apple Music's live radio channel finally comes to Singapore users

Apple Music's live radio channel finally comes to Singapore users Apple Music's Beats 1 online radio station has gone live in Singapore, almost two years after the streaming music service was first launched in the country.Apple's products are vastly popular in Singapore, with products like the iPhone usually launched here on the same day as the U.

Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef

Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef A team of technologists and marine biology experts have produced a virtual reality coral reef based off the Sisters' Islands Marine Park in Singapore.The demo, named "Eyes on Habitat: Coral Reefs" was unveiled on Wednesday.