Stuff that matters, in plain English

5 x 5: Dhoby Ghaut’s almost-brothel and how to make churros.

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Some debtors say maintaining cars puts them in debt [media-credit id=1 align=”aligncenter” width=”900″][/media-credit] As highlighted by The New Paper. As pointed out by Mothership.sg, Man with $2,300 salary buys car, surprised he couldn’t really afford it. 2) Dhoby Ghaut spa ‘almost

Double Negative’s sudden closure and what it means for Singaporeans

TL;DR – Double negative does not a positive story make. Heard of Double Negative (Dneg)? Maybe you haven’t. But you would have caught or at least heard about the following movies… Well, Dneg one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for film and these movies are just some of their recent works. The company has facilities

Ang Moh who says Singapore is “the best country, period” could well be a Team-B troll?

TL;DR – When things seem too good to be true, they sometimes are? Remember the widely-circulating reply on question-and-answer website Quora where ‘ang moh’ Theodore Shawcross wrote about how he moved to Singapore because it’s the best country, period. [media-credit name=”Quora” link=”https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-hate-Singapore/answer/Theodore-Shawcross” align=”aligncenter” width=”938″][/media-credit] Read Theodore Shawcross' answer to Why do people hate Singapore? on

5 x 5: Boyfriend for hire, how to take the perfect selfie and other headlines

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm. 1) Want to hire a groomsman or a boyfriend/ girlfriend to meet your parents? [media-credit name=”Straits Times” link=”http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/friends-for-hire-he-can-be-your-groomsman-or-party-buddy-for-a-fee?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&link_time=1466296371#xtor=CS1-10″ align=”aligncenter” width=”900″][/media-credit] Want to get your naggy parents off your back by showing that you FINALLY have a boyfriend or girlfriend? Or need some

5 x 5: Grilled durians & Other half-baked ideas on a Saturday

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised daily at 5pm. 1. Durians, Grilled! Who has tried this? Delish not? 2. ‘Uncle must be safe, OK?’ Were you trapped in the flash flood along Enterprise Road in Jurong West on Friday afternoon? [media-credit name=”FB / Thessa Huiying” align=”aligncenter” width=”960″][/media-credit] Some 11 people were trapped inside

Singaporeans caught shoplifting in Bangkok Platinum Mall, appear to be totally unrepentant

TL;DR – Flaunt it like a rock star. In a widely-circulated post by Facebook user Auk Thanima, it appears that these 19-year-olds were caught shoplifting in Bangkok’s Platinum Fashion Mall that’s very popular amongst Singaporeans. According to Auk, not only were these two girls caught shoplifting, they were also completely “shameless” about it. We are

5 x 5: Brace for showers and gusty winds, Millionaires in Clementi & Redhill, & more

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised daily at 5pm. 1.Expect more showers and gusty winds in second half of June [media-credit name=”Slate via Naomi Hattaway” link=”http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/09/22/what_s_that_thing_uncovers_the_mysteries_of_a_singaporean_road_sign.html” align=”aligncenter” width=”920″][/media-credit] The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a weather advisory to expect short showers in the late morning and afternoon on five to seven days.


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