‘We needed to have a future after divorce’: NOC founder Ryan Tan opens up on public split from Sylvia Chan

Two years on after publicly announcing his divorce, Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) founder Ryan Tan came out to shed more light on what transpired in a podcast released on Tuesday (Sept 27). The 34-year-old, who now runs his own YouTube channel Get Lost, announced his divorce from Sylvia Chan in a YouTube video posted in May 2020. The...

Another baby in Singapore requires ‘world’s most expensive medicine’ Zolgensma

A few weeks after their first child was born, Mr Nabeel Salim Abdat and Ms Syahirah Yakub found that little Zayn's appetite was getting worse. On Aug 4, Mr Nabeel took their baby to the National University Hospital (NUH), where Zayn fell seriously ill. "While I was looking at some admission forms, I heard him cry,"...

‘I’m a distant dad’: Marcus Chin to reunite with 12-year-old daughter in JB after 2.5-year absence

Veteran local entertainer Marcus Chin will finally be reuniting with his daughter after two and a half years, when he goes over to Johor Bahru (JB) later this month to celebrate her 12th birthday. Marcus is separated from his daughter's mother Eileen Cheah, his former personal assistant who's 32 years his junior. The pair broke up a year...

Engaged: Jeffrey Xu plans beautiful marriage proposal but Felicia Chin nearly misses it

Jeffrey Xu has finally popped the question to Felicia Chin and the two actors are now happily engaged. In an Instagram post today (Aug 11), Felicia revealed her engagement to her long-time sweetheart of around seven years. The 37-year-old uploaded a video showing snippets of the proposal and wrote: "We promised we will let you know so...

Marquee ticket scam: 18-year-old charged for cheating victim of $1,020 with bogus tickets

An 18-year-old man who duped a victim into paying $1,020 for bogus tickets to Marquee Singapore nightclub was charged in court with one count of cheating on Friday (Aug 12). Alden Christopher Tan Choon Siang is said to have cheated the victim into believing that he had genuine tickets to the nightclub and received $1,020...

‘He used his status to lure victims’: YouTuber Dee Kosh jailed for sexual offences involving teenage boys

YouTuber Darryl Ian Koshy, who committed various sexual offences, including offering cash to a boy below 18 for sexual services, was jailed for 32 weeks on Friday (Aug 5). Better known as Dee Kosh, the 33-year-old will begin serving his sentence on Friday. Koshy had pleaded guilty in May to one charge of offering cash to...

Singapore artist’s work featured in Dungeons & Dragons’ Spelljammer campaign

Singapore may be small, but local talents have the potential to make a big splash internationally. At a press briefing for Dungeons and Dragons' (D&D) upcoming Spelljammer release last month, it was revealed that local artist Julian Ng Kok Wen contributed a piece that will be published for millions across the globe to appreciate. And his artwork...

Residents raise a stink over stinky tofu at Hougang night bazaar, organiser says he ‘can’t please everyone’

Seeing a night bazaar pop up in the neighbourhood might be a pleasant surprise, but not for some residents in Hougang who were on the receiving end of a rather distinctive smell from one stall. The source? A stinky tofu stall, Man Kou Xiang, located at the corner of the night bazaar. Since the bazaar, or pasar malam, opened...

Monkeypox FAQ: Does it only spread through sex? Is household transmission possible?

More monkeypox cases are expected to surface here in the weeks ahead as more than 18,000 cases have been reported in 78 countries, with the majority in Europe. Singapore saw its first monkeypox case on July 6 and now has six local and five imported cases. None of them is linked, but contact tracing is...

Formerly known as… Gentle Bones to retire stage name by year-end

Singaporean singer Joel Tan announced on Instagram that he will not perform anymore as Gentle Bones and will retire the stage name by the end of 2022. Gentle Bones is one of Singapore's most popular local English pop artistes. He was the second most streamed Singaporean artiste on Spotify in 2021, behind Mandopop star JJ...