Netflix, Chinese smartphone brand Vivo, and world’s worst video game, among top digital hits of 2018

  • This year saw Apple release three new iPhones, Huawei launch its triple-lens P20 Pro and streaming services reach new heights
  • We round-up the best articles of the last 12 months in the digital world
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 December, 2018, 8:05pm
UPDATED : Monday, 31 December, 2018, 8:16pm

The numbers have spoken.

In a year that saw Apple releasing three new iPhones, Huawei launching its triple-lens P20 Pro, and digital entertainment/streaming becoming more prevalent, statistics suggests that online readers are more interested in stories about Netflix, Chinese smartphone brand Vivo and … whether kaki is a Singaporean or Malay word.

1. Marvel’s Iron Fist

Will Colleen Wing, played by British actress Jessica Henwick, be the first Asian leading lady in Iron Fist, one of the Marvel comic book adaptations showing on Netflix? More than 24,000 clicked onto this story to find out.

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2. Viral video

The video of Ben Sin’s first impressions of the Vivo V9 is the most viewed in 2018.

3. Bragging rights

This is not exactly a consumer tech story … but it did start the heated debate on whether kaki (friend) – a word that our gadget writer Paul Mah used to test Google Home – was Singaporean English or Malay?

Read the full story here .

4. Netflix in Asia

Crime thriller Sacred Games, the first original Netflix series from India, also garnered much interest.

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Why cheating in online games is so widespread in China

5. So bad it’s good

Do people want to read about the world’s worst video game – one that is set in Hong Kong to boot? Yes, they do.

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