SINGAPORE - The top Google search term in Singapore in 2014 was MH370, referring to the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight number, according to Google.
The Boeing 777 - carrying 239 people - disappeared on March 8 after inexplicably diverting from its Kuala Lumpur-Beijing course. The aircraft has yet to be found.
Global football pinnacle - the World Cup 2014 - came second, while the Apple iPhone 6 launched in September this year, was in third place.
The fourth most searched term was another MAS air tragedy - the crash of MH17. The plane went down over eastern Ukraine in July, apparently hit by an air-to-surface missile, killing all 298 passengers on board.
Two celebrities were in the top 10, Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams who died this year (no. 5), and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence (no. 8).
Williams was the most-searched term worldwide, according to Google's global ranking.
Williams' suicide shocked the world, and tributes had poured in for the celebrated comedian.
Lawrence, best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movies, has been a media darling, but nude photos which were stolen from her phone and leaked in September could have also accounted for some of the searches on her.
Interest in the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was still high, at no. 6. "PSI Singapore" was in fact, the most-searched phrase in 2013, as the worst haze in recent years struck Singapore last year.
At no. 7, was science fiction movie Interstellar, released in Singapore on Nov 6. The Christopher Nolan film was also the no. 1 movie in Singapore over the Nov 6-9 weekend, according to boxofficemojo.com.
China-made budget smartphone Xiaomi was no. 9, and Briton expatriate Anton Casey, who became infamous after he mocked the "poor people" taking public transport in Singapore on social media, edged into the list at no. 10.
Trending Google Searches in 2014
2. World Cup 2014
3. iPhone 6
5. Robin Williams
6. PSI Singapore
8. Jennifer Lawrence
10. Anton Casey