rappler.com Archives - 29 June 2015, Monday

  • Tasting durian, the 'king of fruits'

    rappler.com 20 Jun '15, 5am

    Tasting durian, the 'king of fruits' Have you ever tried durian? The 'King of Fruits' is a popular delicacy in many Southeast Asian countries Henrylito D. Tacio Updated 12:11 PM, June 20, 2015 All photos by Henrylito D Tacio DAVAO CITY, Phiippines – Davao City is known not only for it...

  • Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings

    rappler.com 13 Jun '15, 6pm

    Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings Thailand pushed ahead of host nation Singapore on Saturday, amassing a total of 78 gold medals to Singapore's 74 ahead of the highly anticipated football final Agence France-Presse @afp Updated 2:05 AM, June 14, 2015 Thailand...

  • Flags at half-mast as Singapore mourns Malaysia quake victims

    rappler.com 08 Jun '15, 4am

    MINUTE OF SILENCE. Participants pause for a minute's silence during the start of the gymnastic events at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 8, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE (UPDATED) – Flags flew at half-mast and the glittering Southeast Asian Games pa...

  • SEA Games: Singapore athlete involved in fatal accident

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 3pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Updated Jun 07, 2015, 11:38 PM SINGAPORE - A Singaporean athlete at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is in hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash which also killed his brother, reports said on Sunday. Sepak takraw player Muhammad Azreen Sairud...

  • Singapore in mourning after students killed on Malaysia peak

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 12pm

    RESCUE. A Singaporean student is being carried by local people during a rescue mission for more than 130 climbers stranded by an earthquake that rocked Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu. Photo from EPA/MALAYSIA INFORMATION MINISTRY OF SABAH SINGAPORE – Singapore has declared Monday, June 8, a...

  • Singapore says 5 school students, 1 teacher killed in Sabah quake

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 6am

    DEADLY BACKDROP. The Malaysian flag hangs with a back drop of the Kinabalu Mountain as a rescue mission continues for more than 130 climbers stranded on one of Southeast Asia's highest mountains after an earthquake, Sabah, in Kundasang, Malaysia, 06 June 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA KUNDASA...

  • [Rappler] Huawei launches P8 in Singapore

    Huawei launches P8 in Singapore

    rappler.com 06 Jun '15, 11am

    Rappler covered Huawei's South Asia launch of its brand new P8 smartphone during the CommunicAsia 2014 expo in Singapore on June 2. Also on display during the launch was Huawei's line of wearables. There was the Talkband B2, a smart band that can detach to become a headset. The Talkba...

  • Azkals fall to Singapore in SEA Games opener

    rappler.com 01 Jun '15, 2pm

    JP Oracion Updated Jun 01, 2015, 10:41 PM Sheikh Abdul Hadi of Singapore celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal against the Philippines. Screenshot from YouTube The U23 Philippine national football team started their SEA Games campaign with a slim 1-0 loss against host Singapore at Jal...

  • U-23 Azkals coach Maro eyes Singapore revenge 24 years later

    rappler.com 31 May '15, 2pm

    Manolo Pedralvez Updated May 31, 2015, 10:37 PM “The boys are physically and psychologically prepared for this game,” says coach Marlon Maro. Photo by Mickey Sanchez SINGAPORE - Knowing how vital their next match against Singapore is, head coach Marlon Maro shared his experience with ...

  • Family prepares for Mary Jane Veloso's final day

    rappler.com 28 Apr '15, 2am

    LAST CHANCE. Darling Veloso (R), arrives in Cilacap, Central Java, to see her sister, Mary Jane, before her scheduled execution. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler CILACAP, Indonesia – It's early Tuesday morning, April 28, and Maritess Veloso-Laurente is doing things she hoped she nev...

  • Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

    rappler.com 14 Apr '15, 6am

    VIRAL DILEMMA. The photo of the Singapore math problem that went viral in social media over the weekend. Image courtesy Kenneth Kong/Facebook SINGAPORE – A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world...

  • Filipino nurse in Singapore charged with sedition

    rappler.com 07 Apr '15, 12pm

    RACIST COMMENT? Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook SINGAPORE – A Filipino nurse who insulted Singaporeans online and called for the takeover of the city-state by his count...

  • Two Filipinos win gold at Singapore Track Championships

    rappler.com 04 Apr '15, 2pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine tracksters picked up two gold medals even as Asian Games champion Maria Natalya Londa of Indonesia won a showdown with two Filipina rivals at Saturday's 77th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships. Julian Fuentes towed Janry Ubas and Benigno Mara...

  • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

    rappler.com 26 Feb '15, 2am

    In this file photo, Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks in Singapore 20 March 2013. Stephen Morrision/EPA SINGAPORE (UPDATED) – Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumo...

  • 7 Filipino art pieces at Art Stage Singapore 2015

    rappler.com 14 Feb '15, 5am

    REFLECTION. Photos by Duffie Hufana Osental Olivia D'Aboville - 'Ocean' at Altro Mondo CLEAR BLUE WATER. This is Olivia D'Aboville's "Ocean." Photos by Duffie Hufana Osental Filipino-French artist Olivia D'Aboville is known for incorporating textile techniques in her projects – whethe...

  • Filipino music fans make the trip to Laneway 2015

    rappler.com 27 Jan '15, 8am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Singapore leg of the Laneway Music Festival, held January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, brought a solid 13,000-strong crowd from all over the world – including a fun Filipino contingent. (IN PHOTOS: 14 highlights, Singapore's Laneway Music Festival 2015

  • IN PHOTOS: 14 highlights, Singapore's Laneway Music Festival 2015

    rappler.com 26 Jan '15, 1pm

    A total of about 13,000 fans from Singapore and across the region trooped to the Meadow at Gardens By The Bay for a full day’s celebration of music. This is 3,000 more than the turnout last year. It was the first time since the event was first held in the Lion City in 2011 that ticket...

  • [Laneway Singapore 2015] What to eat and drink at the festival

    rappler.com 23 Jan '15, 11pm

    As many as 20 food operators will serve everything from macaroni n cheese and burritos to vegetarian burgers and ice cream sandwiches. Audiences though will have to purchase special F&B tokens that will serve as the official currency for all food and drinks for the duration of Laneway...

  • Rolexes fly off Singapore shelves as Swiss franc surges

    rappler.com 20 Jan '15, 12pm

    A couple walks in front of the Rolex watch retail shop at a shopping mall in Singapore SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES. Luxury Swiss watches including Rolexes and Franck Mullers are selling like hotcakes in Singapore as buyers anticipate a price hike due to the appreciation of the Swiss Franc, ...

  • Laneway 2015 Playlist: Get to know the acts

    rappler.com 11 Jan '15, 1pm

    The song is so darn precious and catchy it’s one of my most played tracks ever on my playlist on Spotify. If their Laneway appearance is anything like the now classic and much-talked about performance on David Letterman, then festival goers are in for a treat. Here’s the official vide...

  • Laneway Singapore 2015 update: Lykke Li out, Jon Hopkins in

    rappler.com 05 Jan '15, 6am

    MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of this year’s Laneway Music Festival in Singapore have announced a couple of changes to the lineup. LYKKE LI. Photo from Instagram/@lykkeli Swedish indie singer-songwriter Lykke Li has had to pull out for health reasons. She released this statement: “...

  • Aquino launches post-Ruby Early Recovery Program in Borongan

    rappler.com 22 Dec '14, 12pm

    EARLY RECOVERY PROGRAM. President Benigno Aquino III launches program to jumpstart recovery from Typhoon Ruby in Eastern Samar. Malacañang Photo Bureau MANILA, Philippines – It was an early Christmas present from the President to victims of Typhoon Ruby . On Monday, December 22, Presi...

  • Singapore activists slam 'anti-gay' speaker at EU event

    rappler.com 04 Dec '14, 9am

    LGBT RIGHTS. In this file photo taken on June 30, 2012, participants wave pink flashlights in the air at a gay rights rally called Pink Dot in central Singapore. File Photo by Stephen Morrison/ EPA SINGAPORE – Holding placards and a rainbow flag, Singapore gay rights activists on Thur...

  • Countdown to Laneway 2015: Interview with Jungle

    rappler.com 04 Nov '14, 1pm

    JUNGLE. Photo from Laneway website The countdown has begun on the region’s biggest indie music festival. The Singapore edition of Laneway 2015 happens next year on January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay. Organizers have assembled a stellar lineup of the hottest names in indie ro...

  • Pupil to represent PH at Singapore’s Sundown Festival

    rappler.com 03 Nov '14, 11am

    PUPIL. The group is one of the acts in the Sundown Festival in Singapore on November 22. Photo courtesy of Red Spade Entertainment MANILA, Philippines – Popular group Pupil is among the acts set to perform at this year’s Sundown Festival in Singapore. According to a press release, the...

  • Singapore family sends daughter to PH public school

    rappler.com 27 Oct '14, 2am

    TIGHT HUGS. The writer recounts his daughter's experience in the Philippines. Screengrab from The Strait Times MANILA, Philippines – While most tourists in the Philippines head straight for the beaches, a Singaporean family went off the beaten track for their vacation by sending their...

  • Pizza Hut Singapore apologizes for 'Pink Fat Lady' customer tag

    rappler.com 14 Oct '14, 7am

    SINGAPORE – Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a "Pink Fat Lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza for take away. Aili Si on Sunday, October 12, posted on Pizza Hut Singapore's Facebook page a photo of...

  • FULL LIST: Singapore Laneway Music Festival lineup revealed

    rappler.com 02 Oct '14, 2am

    MANILA, Philippines - The lineup specifically for the Laneway Festival in Singapore was announced on Thursday, October 2. The highly anticipated music event will be held on January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens by the The Bay in Singapore. (READ: Music fans: Laneway Festival dates revealed

  • PH singer Carlos Castaño on playing for thousands at Singapore F1 concert

    rappler.com 01 Oct '14, 10am

    SINGAPORE – The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the biggest racing events in the region, but fans also flock to the Lion City to catch the concerts by big-name international acts.(READ: Music, food, parties, races: Grand Prix Season Singapore 2014 ) CARLOS CASTAÑO. The Filipino musicia...

  • 8 quick tips: Laneway Music Festival in Singapore

    rappler.com 30 Sep '14, 11am

    The Singapore leg of St. Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival will be held next year on January 24, 2015. It’s the 5th time the festival will be held in the Lion City. Around this time, music lovers are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the lineup for the region’s biggest indie musi...