AirAsia Plane Carrying 155 Passengers Missing Over Java Sea

The flight carrier AirAsia has confirmed that a passenger jet carrying 155 passengers and 7 crew members went missing on Sunday morning amidst heavy storms over the Java Sea. Originating in Surabaya, Indonesia, flight number QZ8501 was en route to Singapore when it ceased communication with air traffic controllers… » 12/28/14 11:54am 12/28/14 11:54am

Badass Teen Pens Letter Against Focus on the Family Sex Ed Workshop

Recently, Hwa Chong Institution, a secondary school in Singapore, held a sex ed workshop. Educating teens about sex is great, right? Well, turns out the whole ordeal was sponsored by our good friends, Focus on the Family. And Agatha Tan, a student who attended the workshop titled "It's UNcomplicated" was pretty… » 10/12/14 2:03pm 10/12/14 2:03pm

Ikea Is Pretty Sure You Need a Puppy to Go With That Billy Bookcase

As part of a clever campaign, animal rescue organizations are partnering with Ikea and other furniture stores to promote adoption. Because what that Ektorp really needs is a floppy-eared puppy slumbering smack in the middle. » 7/16/14 3:45pm 7/16/14 3:45pm

Hello Kitty Practically Caused a Riot in Singapore

A lot of people in this neck of the woods don't get Hello Kitty. I mean, they "get it" in the sense that most people acknowledge that the cat is adorable, but in Asia, Hello Kitty is a religious icon worthy of super kawaii worship. » 6/27/13 3:00pm 6/27/13 3:00pm

Singapore Government Uses 'Fairytales' to Chide Women About Biological…

A new government-funded campaign in Singapore is educating young women about declining fertility through a series of illustrated "fairytales," distributed on university campuses, that retell classic stories that result in some kind of moral lesson for women who ignore the ticking of their biological clocks. » 3/22/13 11:00am 3/22/13 11:00am

Singapore Anti-Groping PSA Features Terrible Puns, Victim-Blaming ‘Tips’

Singapore, which might be one of the worst places in the world if you're looking to break the law, has apparently rolled out an anti-public-groping campaign, which would be very helpful and nice if its street-side ads didn't features incredibly creepy pictures supplemented with a litany of instructions about what… » 1/13/13 4:00pm 1/13/13 4:00pm

The World According to How Emotional Everyone Is

Ugh, El Salvador. Always on their period, right!?!? I can't tell you the number of times El Salvador has woken me up in the middle of the night because they just watched an ASPCA commercial and need to come over and eat some Ben & Jerry's. But then Russia—have you ever seen that dude upset? It's like, bro, sometimes… » 11/29/12 4:50pm 11/29/12 4:50pm

The Recall-Miss-Hannigan Campaign Got a Little Out of Hand

Cast members of orphans from the Broadway musical "Annie" perform during a photo session at the Marina Bay Sands Theater on Tuesday July 10, 2012 in Singapore. The Broadway and West End classic, which includes British comedy star Su Pollard and screen veteran David McAllister, will showcase in the city-state for a… » 7/10/12 9:45pm 7/10/12 9:45pm

Woman Puts Menstrual Blood in Her Boss's Coffee, Ruins His Mornings…

If you thought putting shit in someone's food was the nastiest possible way to get revenge, think again. A woman named Jumiah in Singapore took things to a whole new level when she put some of her menstrual blood in her boss's coffee. Why don't we all take a minute to say "Ahhhhhuckuggthhhuuh" as we realize that, yes,… » 5/23/12 10:50am 5/23/12 10:50am

Do Anti-Sex Trafficking Ads Really Need To Be This Graphic?

Copyranter draws our attention to these ads out of Singapore in opposition to sex trafficking. (There's also one against exploitative domestic employment agencies). We're torn: Do the illustrations showing miserable-looking girls performing sex acts just behind the walls of daily life force you to face grim reality,… » 9/22/11 2:05pm 9/22/11 2:05pm

A Little Steeplechase Splash Never Hurt Anyone

[Singapore, August 18. Nina Harbold of France, left, and Anastasiya Puzakova of Bulgaria, second from left, compete in the women's 2000-meter steeplechase event at the Youth Olympics. Image via AP] » 8/18/10 1:44pm 8/18/10 1:44pm

No Petite Models? Turn Pants Into Capris • Hillary Clinton Is More…

• The blog Alterations Needed spotted an image from the Gilt Groupe J Brand sample sale in which a tall model wears petite jeans that are way too short because there were no petite models on hand at the shoot. » 12/16/09 5:30pm 12/16/09 5:30pm