The Pokemon Go hype was real - so real at Block 401 at Hougang Avenue 10 that police had to step up patrols and issue a road safety reminder to the hundreds of players who camped there for hours on end.
While there were other more glamorous places to catch rare Pokemon, Hougang's heartland appeal - helped by three Pokestops in close proximity and a popular coffee shop - was a real winner.
3. Here kitty kitty
Cute kitten, heart-stopping rescue - the key ingredients to any viral video. Sprinkle a dash of local flavour - a backdrop of Housing and Development Board flats - and you get one of the most memorable videos of the year.
It didn't take long for the video of the high-rise rescue by SPCA Singapore and the police to go viral, but as the SPCA pointed out, such high-rise rescues are in fact quite common in Singapore.
4. Field to nowhere
Just when you thought it couldn't get more outrageous than a bendy bus getting stuck on - of all places - a field, it does.
There are some things you simply shouldn't joke about, like treating the nation to iced Milo if you win a singing competition. Within the same day that Nathan Hartono's passing comment was published online in an interview with The Straits Times, Nestle responded with a promise to mobilise its vans.
It was a trip that caused much distress to her father, after 25-year-old Cheryl Yap and her mother left secretly for Romania to meet a man she had met online. They were uncontactable for 10 days, leading to her father fretting that the pair could have fallen for a scam.
No, it's not the Merlion. Singapore's animal icon is - wait for it - the smooth-coated otter. Our very own celebrity otter family, the Bishan 10, was voted in a Straits Times poll as the 51st object that best represents Singapore in its 51st year. They were also featured in an online BBC documentary.
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