What's trending in Singapore this month

Written by
Michelle Ng

The top things in Singapore people are talking about in June 2018 – served up in bite-sized format.


1. Middle ground

After much humming and hawing, it's finally official. Singapore is set to host Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un during a summit on June 12 – it's definitely one for the history books. Hopefully the pair find common ground over some local food or check out some sights in Singapore

2. End of the line

All our hopes of jumping on a train and heading to the capital of our neighbour country Malaysia is now dashed. The Malaysia government is pulling out of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail project in a bid to reduce the country's RM1 trillion debt burden. 


3. Bazaar fever

During Ramadan, which ends June 14, everyone knows that the place to be for Instagrammable hipster treats is at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar. From beef ribs in a bucket and rainbow grilled cheese toast to paddle pop snow bowls, these OTT creations rack in the likes before you can even say ‘Selamat Berpuasa’.


4. Wings of change

SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, is set to merge with its parent brand after a $100 million cabin revamp starting in 2020. With SIA operating a larger fleet, The SilkAir name is gradually being phased out. It’s the end of an era.

Taisei Corporation anime

5. Through new lens

We bet you’ve never seen an MRT station like this before. To celebrate its involvement in the upcoming Thomson- East Coast Line, Japanese company Taisei Corporation and filmmaker Makato Shinkai made a brilliant 30-second anime clip featuring Singaporean landmarks. Impressive.


6. Like no otter

May 5 was a sad day for the Bishan otters – the father of the family died peacefully in Boon Keng surrounded by his romp of 16 and otter-watchers who’ve followed these otterly adorable animals over the years. RIP otter dad, you were an otter like no otter.

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