Remembering 2015

15 of the best Punchlines from 2015

The best tongue-in-cheek commentary on the news of the day published this year by The Straits Times' comic artists: Chew Chee, Miel, Francisco and Adam.

 

Chee Chew's take on...

Aug 17: Websites that match young women to rich men are boasting lists with hundreds from Singapore, leading to calls for them to be banned. Read more here.

Young women and older men using "sugar dating" sites

Sept 14: Cosplay characters and toy launches drew 45,000 visitors to the annual Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention. Read more here.

Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention centre during the #SGHaze

Oct 12: The Land Transport Authority extends scheme to 15 stations, up from five, following "positive commuter feedback". Read more here.

Buskers are now allowed to peform at more train stations

Miel's take on...

Aug 7: Singapore Botanic Gardens clinches prestigious Unesco World Heritage site status. Read more here.

Aug 20: The famous lone #instagramtree of Punggol which died after being struck by lightning. Read more here.

The famous #instagramtree of Punggol which was struck by lightning

Nov 4: Nature Society's bird group officially announced the unofficial nomination of the Crimson Sunbird as national bird of Singapore. Read more here.

Crimson Sunbird officially announced as the unofficial national bird of Singapore

Nov 9: The Straits Times interviewed a local karung guni man who, inspired by Jackson Pollock, creates beautiful artwork as well as selling his wares at the Sungei Road Thieves' Market. Watch here.

The Straits Times interviewed a local karung guni man who, inspired by Jackson Pollock, creates beautiful artwork as well as selling his wares at the Sungei Road Thieves' Market.

Francisco's take on...

Aug 8: SG50's National Day Parade celebrations

SG50 National Day celebrations

Aug 27: The Monetary Authority of Singapore misspelled the name of Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak twice on the packaging for the SG50 commemorative notes sets. Read more here.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore misspelled the name of Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak twice on the packaging for the SG50 commemorative notes sets.

Sept 24: Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal, dubbed by some as the "diesel dupe", meant more pollutants from VW cars were released into the air than previously declared . Read more here.

Oct 8: Supermarkets in Singapore including NTUC FairPrice and Sheng Siong pulled the plug on pulp and paper products of haze-linked firms in October this year. Read more here.

Supermarkets in Singapore including NTUC FairPrice and Sheng Siong pulled the plug on pulp and paper products of haze-linked firms in October this year.

Oct 29: Land Transport Authority announced on Oct 28 that from Nov 1, vehicles with illegal modifications are to undergo more frequent inspections. Read more here.

Land Transport Authority announced on Oct 28 that from Nov 1, vehicles with illegal modifications are to undergo more frequent inspections.

Adam's take on...

Sept 14: The 2015 General Election saw a surprise national swing towards the People’s Action Party. Read more here.

The 2015 General Election saw a surprise national swing towards the People’s Action Party.

Oct 17: World Health Organisation declared processed and red meat as carcinogenic in October. Read more here.

World Health Organisation declared processed and red meat as carcinogenic in October this year.

Aug 10: Singaporean’s marked this year’s National Day with a four-day long weekend to ensure there was plenty of time to celebrate SG50. Read more here.

Singaporean’s marked this year’s National Day with a four-day long weekend to ensure there was plenty of time to celebrate SG50.

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