And why Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday.
Both Cupid and the stork worked extra hard last year -- 2014 saw the highest number of marriages since 1997, and a significant increase in the number of babies born to Singaporeans. View more here.
Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post on Sunday night that the haze that has affected parts of Singapore in the past few days has been caused by a fire in a landfill in Malaysia. View more here.
The manpower ministry says Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday in Singapore because it was one of several religious observances that were given up by various religious leaders in 1968. View more here.
Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.