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5 x 5: Rio Olympics live and foiled terror attack on MBS with rocket

TL;DR –  Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.   1) Rio Olympics live! National broadcaster Mediacorp has finally struck a deal with broadcast rights holder Dentsu to beam the 2016 Olympic Games live, one day before the opening ceremony on Saturday morning Singapore time. Catch all the eye candy here 2)

Best spots to catch this year’s NDP fireworks

TL;DR – Cause baby, you’re a firework. As you would already know, this year’s National Day Parade or NDP will be held at the National Stadium instead of the floating platform at Marina Bay like previous years’. [media-credit name=”straitstimes.com” link=”http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/national-stadium-to-stage-its-largest-indoor-fireworks-display-for-this-years-ndp” align=”aligncenter” width=”780″][/media-credit] For those who are not able to get the coveted tickets to the Aug

5 x 5: Bees invasion at Punggol and a weaker Malaysian Ringgit

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Knife attack in London In a series of unfortunate events happening in Europe, the latest being a knife attack which happened today Thursday Aug 4 in central London in which one woman was killed and five people injured. A 19-year-old man has since

Are you a Food Instagrammer? Then you need to see this hilarious IKEA ad immediately.

TL;DR – It’s all about that gram. No treble. You go to an (extremely hipster) cafe and you place your order based on what makes #foodporn material. Flatlays and moving your food to the “light source”? Of course. Standing on chairs and other socially unacceptable behaviours? Been there, done that. Well, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has had enough

President Tony Tan responds to Dr Chee’s claims about good money

TL;DR – Good money goes everywhere.  So we recently saw a claim by Dr Chee Soon Juan circulating the Internet, And to be honest, instead of it being about he say he said – facts and figures of funding rendered to the ITEs and Polytechnics during the years of 1985 to 1991 when President Tony Tan was Education

5 x 5: PM Lee’s #IGtakeover and THAT topless baker

TL; DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) PM Lee White House #IGtakeover [media-credit name=”Instagram” link=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BIn-i49j9-i/?taken-by=whitehouse” align=”aligncenter” width=”606″][/media-credit] Yup, you read that right. Our PM is taking over the White House Instagram account. Follow his adventures at @whitehouse 2) MH370 was flown into water [media-credit name=”BBC” link=”http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36938480″ align=”aligncenter” width=”660″][/media-credit] Canadian air

5 x 5: Ruby Lin’s pregnancy rumours and zombie employees

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm   1) Ruby Lin’s pregnancy Did Ruby Lin confirm her pregnancy by saying ‘We’ll be a family of three’? The juicy deets here 2) Are you a zombie employee? A Robert Walters research showed that 57% of Singaporean businesses have workers who are

6 things about our National Day songs you probably didn’t know

TL;DR – Chan simi chan. With National Day less than a week away, there’s an inevitable spirit in the air as we can’t wait to stand up for Singapore! Here are some things about our NDP songs that you probably didn’t know! 1) Home is almost two-decades old Yup, it was produced in 1998 which will


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