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5 x 5: Munich shooting, Erawan Shrine accident & more weekend headlines

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1. Another day, another shooting This time, in Munich, Germany. More here, or see the story in pictures. 2. Two Singaporeans injured in Erawan Shrine accident More here. 3. This forum letter! We cannot decide if this is more hilarious or ridiculous.

5 x 5 Where to go for Michelin star hawker food

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1. Michelin stars for 2 local hawkers The queues at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle are set to get even longer after being awarded Michelin stars in the annual food guide. Get the yummilicious details

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! [media-credit name=”Regent Sec” link=”http://www.regentsec.moe.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/rhd.jpg” align=”aligncenter” width=”590″][/media-credit] Yup, when students don traditional costumes and go to school. 2) Miranda Kerr’s engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel [media-credit name=”businessinsider.sg” link=”http://www.businessinsider.sg/la-power-couple-evan-spiegel-and-miranda-kerr-engaged-2016-7/?r=US&IR=T#v1xCjVEdlRbDhWxc.97″ align=”aligncenter” width=”900″][/media-credit] The 32 year-old Australian supermodel who was previously

SMRT may be going private, but definitely not nationalised. And that’s great for us!

TL;DR – There is no smoke without fire. Last week, LTA announced that SMRT will finally be getting on the New Rail Financing Framework (NRFF). Following that announcement, people have been wondering whether that is a first step in bigger changes to the way our train systems are run. If we follow that train of thought

5 x 5: “Ang Moh” vs Uncle showdown at Jap restaurant and wedding bells for local DJs

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1. Ang Mo vs Local showdown Drama is what you get when you have an (accidental?) queue-cutting uncle and a hungry “ang moh”. Read both sides of the story here – ang moh vs uncle. 2. Wedding bells for local DJs Jean

Singapore’s bilingual policy, mistake or not?

TL;DR – Well-played MOE, well-played. This topic Is Singapore’s bilingual policy a mistake? was discussed on question-and-answer website Quora and Adrianna Tan, Founder & CEO of Wobe.io & Gyanada.org shared this pretty thought-provoking reply: It helps our workforce: I couldn’t agree more with using English as a primary language over our other option, which is Malay; it has

5 x 5: Serving up durians, bak kwa, hawker food & two dubious personalities!

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1. Too much ado over durians So, Png Eng Huat from the Workers’ Party went on a durian trip with his residents and volunteers over the weekend. Here’s what he’d shared on Facebook. Guess he wasn’t the only one who had that

5 x 5: Stunning photos of Old Singapore and more

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1) Stunning Old Photos Of Singapore You May Not Have Seen Before Much nostalgia. (More) 2) Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch killed by brother in the name of honour [media-credit name=”Buzzfeed” link=”https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/qandeel-balochs-brother-drugged-and-strangled-her-because-gi?utm_term=.nnJLyB27n#.xgmlbxOk1″ align=”aligncenter” width=”625″][/media-credit] She was drugged and strangled by her brother Waseem Azeem, at

Silversea Condo residents use handicap lot to park supermarket trolleys

TL;DR – All lined up neatly some more.  Facebook user Tan Kim Leng shared yesterday afternoon about how the residents of Silversea Condominium at Marine Parade were using a disabled parking lot at their basement carpark for their supermarket trolleys. [media-credit name=”silverseacondo.net” link=”http://www.silverseacondo.net/” align=”aligncenter” width=”935″][/media-credit] This “refined and polished” condominium “in the well-renowned East Coast


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