5 Things to Know this Evening

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

1) Today’s Racial Harmony day!

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Yup, when students don traditional costumes and go to school.

2) Miranda Kerr’s engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel

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The 32 year-old Australian supermodel who was previously married to Orlando Bloom first met the 26-year-old Spiegel at a dinner for Louis Vuitton in Los Angeles.

3) 6-month trial to allow all-day access to foldable bicycles on public transport

Good news for cyclists! Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that a six-month trial that will allow commuters to bring foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs) on buses and trains at all hours will be launched soon.

4) Singapore seizes $240m in assets in 1MDB probe

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The plot thickens in the 1MDB probe as Singapore authorities seize about $120 million from flamboyant Malaysian billionaire Low Taek Jho and his immediate family. A confidant of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s family, the 34-year-old owns two units at the posh TwentyOne Angullia Park along Orchard Boulevard which he bought for S$54 million in 2013, according to an earlier report by the Business Times. One of the units is a 7,718 triplex penthouse which cost S$42.9 million or S$5,560 per sq ft, making it one of the priciest properties sold in Singapore. Low is also the owner of a company called Good Star, which allegedly fraudulently received US$1.03 billion from 1MDB.

5) 48-year-old man arrested in connection with death of missing woman

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The police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the death of 31-year-old Cui Yajie. Ms Cui was last seen at Fusionopolis Walk on July 11 at about 9.15pm. She had not reported for work since July 12.


Author: The Editor

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

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