5 x 5: Zika virus, DOTS wedding and the most gripping crimes in Singapore

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily.

1) Zika virus now in Singapore

Via channelnewsasia.com

Via channelnewsasia.com

It was only a matter of time but the first imported case of the Zika virus infection has reached our shores. The patient is a 48 year-old male Singapore PR who had travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil from March 27 to May 7 and will be transferred to the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment and isolation. Here are 6 things you need to know about the virus, including the fact that there is currently no vaccine available for the virus, which means that only the symptoms can be treated.

2) Guilty As Charged: 25 crimes that have shaken Singapore since 1965

Via straitstimes.com

Via straitstimes.com

This riveting compilation of 25 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965 produced by The Straits Times and the Singapore Police Force makes a pretty good read. Five stories per day are released at the ST website from Saturday, May 14, to Wednesday, May 18 and today’s stories include the (in)famous Sunny Ang trial where he was found guilty of his girlfriend’s murder though the body was never found.

3) You think you know your Singlish?

Gordon Ramsay, an ang moh, at a hawker centre (Via bbc.com)

Gordon Ramsay, an ang moh, at a hawker centre (Via bbc.com)

Ever since 19 Singaporean terms such as ang moh and hawker centre  made it to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Internet’s been talking about it. So, how well do you think you know your Singlish?

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Try this quiz by ang moh news site BBC and find out then.

4) Couple takes DOTS-inspired wedding photos

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A Vietnamese couple recently took Descendants of the Sunthemed wedding pictures, with the groom wearing a South Korean army uniform and the bride pretended to be a doctor in many of the photos. (Source)

5) The tallest inflatable slide in S.E. Asia is happening at a pop-up beach at Marina Bay

Via thesmartlocal.com

Via thesmartlocal.com

Pop-up beach? 5-Storey tall water slide? All these happening on the weekends of 28/29 May and 4/5 June at DBS Marina Regatta.



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people's affairs.


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