Amos Yee is top trending person on Google in Singapore this year, after Lee Kuan Yew

Amos YeeLee Kuan YewAmos Yee, a teenaged blogger detained for a video he posted about Lee Kuan Yew in March, was the second highest-trending person on Google in Singapore this year – after the late former prime minister.

The haze was the top trending news story of 2015, with ‘PSI Singapore’ the top news search of the year, followed by the Southeast Asia Games. MERS was the most popular international news search.

Reality TV show Bigg Boss was the top trending TV show in a list featuring four Korean dramas. The iPhone 6s was the most searched for gadget.

Top trending news searches in Singapore this year:

  1. PSI Singapore
  2. SEA Games
  3. Sabah earthquake
  4. GE2015
  5. SG50
  6. Prime Minister’s Office
  7. Medishield Life
  8. Workers’ Party
  9. SEA Games medal tally
  10. Budget 2015

Top trending international new searches:

  1. MERS
  2. QZ8501
  3. Sabah earthquake
  4. Paris
  5. ISIS
  6. Greece
  7. Charlie Hebdo
  8. Nepal earthquake
  9. Bersih 4.0
  10. Bangkok bomb

Top trending TV shows:

  1. Bigg Boss
  2. She Was Pretty
  3. Tears of Heaven
  4. Pinocchio
  5. Yong Pal
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Daredevil
  8. Quantico
  9. 武媚娘传奇
  10. The Flash

The top trending people:

  1. Lee Kuan Yew
  2. Amos Yee
  3. Lee Wei Ling
  4. Lee Hsien Loong
  5. Chee Soon Juan
  6. Najib Razak
  7. Lee Hsien Yang
  8. Manny Pacquiao
  9. Joseph Schooling
  10. Subhas Anandan

Top trending movies:

  1. Jurassic World
  2. Furious 7
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Spectre
  6. Inside Out
  7. Pitch Perfect 2
  8. The Martian
  9. Ant Man
  10. American Sniper

Top trending gadgets:

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. Samsung Note 5
  3. iPhone 7
  4. Samsung S6
  5. Apple Watch
  6. iPad Pro
  7. Microsoft Surface Pro
  8. LG G4
  9. Asus Zenfone 2
  10. HTC One M9

“This year, the passing of former Prime Minister and statesman Lee Kuan Yew, along with tragedies like the Sabah earthquake struck Singaporean hearts and we went online to search for the latest on these and other global news stories,” said Google Signapore spokesperson Sana Rahman.

“But this was also a year of renewal and celebration for us, as we celebrated Singapore’s 50th birthday, kept up with the 2015 elections and cheered our sportsmen and women on – all while keeping an eye on the medal tally! – during the 28th SEA Games”, she said.


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