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'Supplements' for the afterlife

April 7, 2014 - 12:45am

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TNP PHOTO: KIAT TAN WJ

Health supplements are popular — even in the next world.

At incense shop It Tian Heong, a “health product” package is a top-selling item for this year’s Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) festival.

Putting her mind at ease

April 7, 2014 - 12:42am

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TNP PHOTO: BENJAMIN LIM

She began to worry when neighbours at her old block in Clementi died in their flats alone, without anyone’s knowledge.

Sweet idea?

April 7, 2014 - 12:38am

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TNP PHOTO: CHIA SHIMIN

A call to make people pay more for sugary food and drinks has stirred passionate discussion.

Two is better than one

April 7, 2014 - 12:35am

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TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

With her legs wrapped around her partner’s waist, she dangled on a pole metres above the ground.

It was part of a performance by Singaporeans Mrs Valerie Teo and Mrs Joey Tan for the SG Pole Challenge 2014.

I've been warned

April 7, 2014 - 12:03am

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RISING ARTIST: Aisyah Aziz is following in the footsteps of her brother Aliff Aziz. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ALIFF AZIZ

Nearly blind vendor looks forward to future after getting help

April 6, 2014 - 1:10am

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TNP PHOTO: Latashni Gobi Nathan

Just a few years ago, Madam Lim Gay Hua's sight was failing so badly that she found it tough to run her newspaper kiosk.

Apps for the not-so-sociable

April 6, 2014 - 1:08am

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You don’t need spidey senses, sharp eyes or a record-breaking sprint to avoid a run-in with your dreaded ex.

New app Cloak alerts you when people you want to avoid come within 3.2km of you. That’s plenty of time to walk away in the opposite direction.

Topping the global gaming leagues

April 6, 2014 - 1:03am

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TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Did you know? Singapore is home to some of the world’s best gamers.

Couple bag $3,000 in TNP Bonus Challenge

April 6, 2014 - 12:59am

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“Chili crab, you want to join?”
That was Mr and Mrs Ho Yew Wah’s response when asked if they were going to celebrate their win with a meal.
The happy couple are the second cash prize winners in this round of The New Paper Bonus Challenge, bagging $3,000.

Spears, steeds & a riot of colour

April 6, 2014 - 12:58am

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TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

It’s called Pasola – an ancient war game that happens once a year on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba.

Groups of men from rival villages ride bareback on nimble steeds, clad in ceremonial clothes.

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