Yahoo released a list of the most-searched topics for 2017, which ranges from an explosive feud among members of the first family to the country's first presidential election reserved for Malay candidates.
Here is a quick look at some of the top searches in Singapore as revealed by Yahoo:
10. Harvey Weinstein
The downfall of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood began with a New York Times expose, with detailed allegations of sexual assault and harassment against him by, among others, actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.
Dozens of other women have stepped forward with similar accusations against Harvey Weinstein, including high-profile names such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne.
9. North Korea
Renewed fears of a war breaking out between North Korea and the U.S. following Kim Jong-un's nuclear programme since taking power in 2011 kept the world on edge.
Since February this year, North Korea has test fired 23 missiles over 16 tests.
8. Abu Sayyaf
Abu Sayyaf, an Islamist militant group operating in and around the islands of Jolo and Basilan, has been a thorn in the flesh of the Philippine government since its inception in 1991. It has carried out several large-scale attacks in the Philippines.
In 2017, Abu Sayyaf made headlines for its involvement in the Battle of Marawi.
7. Rohingya crisis
Unrest in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state has led to what is called the world's fastest developing refugee crisis: since August, some 626,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border to neighbouring Bangladesh, to escape what they say is extreme persecution from the military.
Myanmar's de facto leader and human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi has also seen her reputation take a beating for failing to publicly condemn the military's actions against the Rohingya.
6. Kim Jong-un
The second child of the late Kim Jong-il has inherited several things from his father, above all else a nuclear arsenal, and the ability to make the international community sit up and take notice.
Since taking power as North Korea's leader after his father's death in 2011, the younger Kim has also displayed a singularly ruthless streak. He is said to have executed his uncle Jang Song-thaek in 2013, as well as members of Jang's extended family.
But the world was stunned in February 2017 when Kim's half brother Jong-nam was allegedly assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport by two women using a VX nerve agent. Kim is widely believed to have ordered his older sibling's death.
5. Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a highly controversial anti-drug campaign that has claimed the lives of thousands.
Duterte has also moved his country closer to China and away from the U.S.. On the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea, he has agreed to hold direct negotiations with the Middle Kingdom, despite a push for ASEAN to hold collective negotiations with China.
4. Donald Trump
Donald Trump, a man who might be called the first Twitter president, has inspired reams of newsprint and endless articles about his year-old presidency. From calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "rocket man" to labeling CNN "fake news" to lashing out at numerous critics on Twitter, the 45th American president is, at the very least, never boring.
3. Halimah Yacob
Halimah Yacob was formally inaugurated as president-elect of Singapore in September. It sparked overwhelmingly negative online sentiment as Halimah assumed what former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock labeled the "most controversial presidency" in Singapore's history.
2. Marawi battle
On May 23, the city of Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, became the battleground for a five-month-long showdown between Philippine government security forces and militants associated with the Islamic State (IS). In the process, more than a thousand security forces, militants and civilians were killed, with hundreds of thousands more civilians displaced.
1. Lee Hsien Loong
The private affairs of the Lees, who have dominated the Singapore establishment for half a century, had always remained behind closed doors. But that all changed on June 14 when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's siblings Hsien Yang and Wei Ling denounced him in a joint statement posted on social media, accusing him of abuse of power and of pursuing a "personal agenda".
But the PM addressed the allegations in a two-day Parliamentary session after which Lee's siblings declared a truce and said they welcomed the prospect of talks with their elder brother.