Singapore’s Dengue Cases in July 2020 and December 2020

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Background

Elected Members of the Parliament (MPs) in Singapore has the responsibility to run municipal operations by chairing the town council which is composed of their constituencies (Town Council Act 1988). Singapore’s town councils are accountable for the common property of the residential and commercial properties for the benefits of the residents and ensure these properties are in top-notch condition (Ministry of National Development, 2020). This includes the maintenance of estate hygiene.

The last general election held in Singapore was on 10 July 2020. Within 30 days, a town council has to be formed (Town Council Act 1988). Consequently, as of…


Visualizing Google Trends’ data using R

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Background

Indeed, time flies as the unspeakably bad year is going to end. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better year of recovery for everyone!

During 2020, Bubble Tea was one of the hottest mentions in Singapore. It was raised from Google Search to the e-commerce platform, i.e. Shopee.


Discovering insights to understand the similarities among the artists

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When Spotify introduced the #2020Wrapped, it allowed their listeners to share their year-in-review on Instagram Stories. This year-in-review includes the top 5 songs, the top 5 genres, as well as the top 5 artists that a listener has been listening to this year.

To prevent from being FOMO, I have also tried out in understanding the deep dive of what I have been listened to on the app throughout this year of difficult times.


Conducting topic modelling to examine the main topics of SMS conversations in Singapore

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Recently, I have found a Kaggle dataset contains a corpus of English SMS messages collected for research at the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. This dataset consists of 55,835 English SMS messages taken from the corpus on March 9 2015.

By leveraging on this dataset, I am curious to find out what Singaporeans are generally talking about in their SMS conversations. Hence, this article will go through the processes of how this exercise is conducted.

In this exercise, Python programming language is used to conduct Topic Modelling, which helps to provide a quick summary of…


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Singapore is ranked the world’s smartest city for two consecutive years in the latest Institute of Management Development (IMD) Smart City Index. This time, Singapore is ranked first due to the city-state’s resilience and promptness in handling…


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Background & Motivation

The government of Singapore has implemented the Circuit Breaker from 7 April 2020 to 1 June 2020 in order to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19. During the stated period, schools and workplaces are closed and social gatherings are prohibited. However, only essential amenities and services such as supermarkets, markets, food centres, banks, eldercare centres, and clinics are opened. Furthermore, public transportation is still in operation but with long waiting hours.

On 25 May 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has revealed a list of the public places visited by the community COVID-19 cases for more than 30 minutes…


Disclaimer: Any views or opinions represented in this article are personal and belong solely to the author and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the author may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

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Many of us are devoted fans of movies and love the cinematic experience in our nearest theatres. Whenever there’s a new anticipated box office movie releasing its first trailer, we always watched it till the end to…

Jim Meng Kok

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