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5 x 5: New telco in Singapore and other things you need to know today

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) New telco launches this week A new mobile operator Circles.Life is launching this week. Though the actual prices for its mobile plans are not out yet, it appears that this new telco will focus on data-centric plans. Their first ever Livestream covering more

5 x 5: Hello Gudetama Airlines, Goodbye Goody Feed and all you need to know

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) All aboard Gudetama Airlines! The latest Gudetama attraction has now hit Tokyo where you get to board the Gudetama Airline which though not an actual airplane, you’ll get to experience Gudetama flight attendants, fake food resembling in-flight meals featuring the ‘lazy egg’ and finally the baggage claim area

Today’s Star Wars Day! Here are some jokes g’teed to make you laugh

TL;DR – May the Fourth be with you. If you have woken up this morning to copious amounts of May The Fourth Be With You all over your Facebook feed, well, brace yourself cause it’s Star Wars Day! (By the way, we apparently might have Margaret Thatcher to thank for this day.  This former British primer minister was elected

Want to be manpower-lean? Government MUST lead the way!

TL; DR – Come on, Big Brother. The central message in Singapore for this year’s Budget and also May Day is loud and clear – the best way to take care of the interests of our workers is for our economy to transform. One of the aspects of this economic transformation is to become what

5 x 5: Bangladeshi workers in Singapore detained for planning terror attacks plus other breaking news summarised for you

TL;DR – Everything you need to know daily, summarised in 5 easy points at 5pm. 1)Eight Bangladeshi men working in Singapore detained under ISA Eight Bangladeshis have been detained under the ISA for planning terror attacks back home. They called their group the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and were planning to join ISIS as

5 x 5: Keeping Up with the Obamas, plus other quick news today

TL;DR – Everything you need to know daily, summarised in 5 easy points at 5pm. 1) Couch Commander, Obama The White House released the above video yesterday (in the cool POTUS kinda way) about President Obama’s decision to “stick around” even after he’s done with his term. 2) Malia Obama’s university choice On another episode of Keeping

We show you how to beat the queue for the famed BAKE Cheese Tarts

TL;DR – Look ma, no queue. You know the BAKE Cheese Tart from Hokkaido that just opened its first shop at ION Orchard that Singaporeans have been queuing HOURS for? Well, this was us buying the said tarts at 7pm last night and guess what? No queue! 30 min later, still no queue! Only thing is… …

What keeps Chan Chun Sing up at night?

At a recent SGFuture townhall event that the Unscrambled team attended, someone in the audience asked Chan Chun Sing: “What keeps you awake at night?”, to which the father of three cleverly answered: “Many things keep me up at night, including my young baby!” Jokes aside, the question is a pertinent one. His worries, as

5 firsts at May Day Rally 2016

TL;DR – 1st May was a day of 5 firsts.  Around 1,200 unionists, business leaders, government officials and guests congregated at Downtown East, Pasir Ris for the annual May Day Rally. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the guest-of-honour at the event which saw many ‘firsts’: 1. Chan Chun Sing’s FIRST rally speech as NTUC

5 x 5: Singaporean sentenced to death in Vietnam plus other news you need to know this May Day

TL;DR – All you need to know every day, brought to you at 5pm daily. 1) May Day   At the annual May Day rally held this year at Downtown East, labour chief Chan Chun Sing spoke about the labour movement stepping up efforts to help Singaporeans upgrade and reskill so that we can increase productivity and continue to get


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