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Unemployment Insurance, but at what cost?

TL;DR – If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Recently, we keep hearing that Singapore’s economy is heading for gloomier times and stormier weather. According to an MAS survey, analysts have cut growth forecast for Singapore’s economy to 1.9%, down from 2.2%. As a result of the economic slowdown and challenging business

5 x 5: Indonesian maid charged over death of 1 year-old girl plus other news you need to know

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Indonesian maid charged over 1-year-old girl’s death An Indonesian maid Maryani Usman Utar, 30, was charged today over the death of a 1 year-old girl in her care. She had allegedly caused the death of the toddler “by punching her on her neck

Hot men at #MisterGlobal2016 in Lanna Thai Traditional Costume

TL;DR –  You’ve got to check out Mr Singapore. In the latest #MisterGlobal2016 pageant posted on Facebook, we see hot male representatives from around the world posing in the traditional Lanna Thai costume. Such as, Mr Myanmar… Mr Czech Republic. And this Brazilian hottie. But our favourite’s got to be Mr Singapore.    

Singapore Airlines stewardess wins hearts again

TL;DR – Another social media win, scored. After our article about Singapore Airlines stewardess Karen Choong meticulously helping 92 year old lady on a flight last week, another Singapore Girl Ms Han is once again showing that it’s a great way to fly with our national carrier. According to Facebook user Angela Leow, Ms Han has “touched

5 x 5: PM Lee vs. Darryl David and what if you discovered that your parents were Russian spies?

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily. 1) Shrews, not rats Residents of Springside Park in Seletar thought they had a rat problem, only to realise that they are shrews instead. Though they bear a similar resemblance to rats, shrews are not rodents. They are classified as insectivores, amongst other

5 x 5: Of Drugs, Love, Hatred, Death and Freedom

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Over S$65,000 worth of heroin seized at Checkpoint The reward must be lucrative or the runners’ situation dire for them to risk the death penalty to smuggle 940g of heroin into Singapore. Bundled into two bags, the heroin was discovered behind

5 x 5: Fifty shades the Korean way plus other news you need to know

TL; DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Final Hours Voting is happening right now as you read this at nine polling stations in Bukit Batok for the Bukit Batok by-election. Polls close at 8pm and may the best man win. 2) 50 Shades of Korea This parody video

5 x 5: Rice likely to cause diabetes and Tharman’s last word

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, brought to you daily at 5pm. 1) Tomorrow’s D-Day Tomorrow Bukit Batok voters go to the poll and if you haven’t been following much about the action between People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Murali Pillai and Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Chee Soon Juan, here’s a good rundown of events that


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