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6 years of SMRT train breakdowns, and no end in sight

6 years of SMRT train breakdowns, and no end in sight

[Headline photo from TODAY] In December 2011, Singaporeans experienced the biggest breakdowns of the trains since the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system became operational in 1987. That month, two outages happened within three days of each other on the North-South Line. Later, a Committee of […]

Feature: Quit or die – is total ban on new nicotine products the right direction to go?

Feature: Quit or die – is total ban on new nicotine products the right direction to go?

The emergence of “harm-reduction” products raises questions about the government’s moral responsibility to allow instead of banning them The Singapore government has a goal of reducing the country’s smoking rate to “below 10 per cent by 2020”. It is a laudable target but it has […]

New SMRT displays have serious design flaws, says visual designer

New SMRT displays have serious design flaws, says visual designer

[Headline photo: Straits Times] “[The] actual execution of the display was so bad it makes for a perfect case study of how bad design can destroy a great idea,” says Visual Designer Teo Yu Siang of the new SMRT LCD displays in its new trains. […]

When 2 famous college dropout billionaires attempt a skit…

When 2 famous college dropout billionaires attempt a skit…

Gates gives advice to Zuckerberg for Harvard speech They are two of the richest people in the world, each worth billions. And both of them had dropped out of college (university) to launch what are now two of the most successful companies on the planet […]

Facebook – the biggest sports stadium coming your way

Facebook – the biggest sports stadium coming your way

If you have been following the adventures of Mark Zuckerberg in recent years, you would know that the man has sunk quite a few billion dollars into developing virtual reality (VR). It is, he believes, the next frontier in human society’s Internet of Things (IoT) […]