5 x 5: That graduate photoshoot and more Singaporeans now planning their own funerals

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

1) Pearl and Ruby Tan’s estate open to claims

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Remember the terrace house at 17 Jalan Batai where two skeletons were discovered? The house and other assets belonging to the reclusive Tan sisters are now open to claims.

2) More Singaporeans now heading to the UK

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With the weakening pound following the Brexit vote, more Singaporeans are now heading to the UK. And it’s not just London, Singaporeans are also choosing to go to less explored cities in England as well as Scotland.

3) Two-year-old with rare heart condition dies

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Wong ZiQin was born with a rare heart condition and was in need of a child heart transplant. She passed away yesterday after fighting for her life in hospital for two weeks as her family made the painful decision to take her off life support before her blood toxicity rose and condition deteriorated further.

4) The Real Graduate Shoot

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Fresh graduate Elizabeth Boon uploaded on Facebook a series of #HireMeLeh photos that illustrate how “graduating really just means unemployment and impending bankruptcy.”

5) Some Singaporeans now planning their own funeral

Ms Ang Jolie Mei wants to be dressed in her lime-green cheongsam and to have her collection of fans displayed at her wake.

[/media-credit] Ms Ang Jolie Mei wants to be dressed in her lime-green cheongsam and to have her collection of fans displayed at her wake.

Some Singaporeans are now deciding how they want their own wakes and funerals to be conducted when they pass away, instead of leaving it in the hands of their family members.
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Author: The Editor

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


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