In a bid to address food waste in Singapore, local scientists have developed an essential medical use for discarded durian husks.
More sustainable durian: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists developed a process that turns husks from the popular Southeast Asian fruit into antibacterial gel bandages, Reuters reported.
Singaporean company Aftershock PC has created the world’s first boba-themed gaming desktop, and it is weirdly mouthwatering.
The first in the world: In an Instagram post uploaded on Friday, Aftershock PC said the gaming rig was a commission from a customer who wanted a custom-made computer that reflected their love of the world-renowned drink bubble tea.
A Singapore restaurant that rose in international popularity after receiving a Michelin star has seemingly lost its claim to fame.
What happened: In this year’s Michelin guide to Singapore, which was released on Sep. 1, Hawker Chan, formerly known as Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, did not appear anywhere in the food bible, reported CNN.
Forrest Li, the co-founder of Sea Limited, a tech conglomerate that oversees digital services and brands such as Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney, has become Singapore’s richest man, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
How it happened: Li became the city-state’s richest man after his company saw a 67% increase in shares this year, according to Bloomberg. He now has a net worth of $20.3 billion.
Swimming star Yip Pin Xiu becomes first Singaporean to win four Paralympic gold medals, praised by Prime Minister on Facebook
Singaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu is the first Southeast Asian athlete to take home the gold at the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, upping her total gold medal count to four.
Golden win: Yip, 29, won gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 competition with a time of 2:14:46 on Aug. 25, according to Channel News Asia.
Chantal Liew makes history after becoming Singapore’s first open water swimmer to qualify for the Olympics next month in Tokyo.
The winning moment: The 22-year-old open swimmer secured her spot for the Olympics after competing at the Fina Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifiers in Setubal, Portugal, last weekend, according to The Straits Times.
Miss Singapore and Miss Myanmar highlighted important social issues during the national costume segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition.
Racial hate: Miss Singapore candidate Bernadette Belle Ong wore the red and white colors of the Singaporean flag in a cape with the message “Stop Asian Hate” printed on the back during the show on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.
A professor from Singapore appeared physically upset after realizing that he had wasted two hours of his time lecturing in complete silence.
Dong Wang is an associate professor from the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Like many educators around the world, he has been teaching classes online to help control the spread of COVID-19.
Developed by two doctorate students, the drinks can be stored chilled or at room temperature for at least 14 weeks and remain effective.
An Instagram user, believed to be a student at the ESSEC Business School in Singapore, has sparked outrage for posting an image of herself making the racist slant-eye gesture.
Facing backlash: User @louisepzn can be seen wearing a Chinese traditional outfit known as a qipao while doing the gesture meant to insult Asian people.
Singapore has approved the sale of cultured meat this week, setting a first for world governments.
On Tuesday, Eat Just, a San Francisco-based startup, announced that the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approved the sale of its chicken nuggets, which are made from lab-grown chicken cells.
A woman in Singapore was devastated after learning her long-time boyfriend had an affair with a domestic helper she had already “sent home.”
The woman, who declined to identify herself, moved to Singapore from China with her boyfriend more than 10 years ago, eventually having a daughter of their own.