TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.
1) From poly to MIT
22 year-old Rayden Chia Yong Xiang who graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) information security course with a perfect grade point average of 4.0 applied to seven American universities: MIT, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Columbia University, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley and was accepted by the first four. He eventually decided to take up MIT’s offer where he hopes to read computer science and engineering and do information technology research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. You go, boy!
2) Grandmother sues grandkids for trying to sell HDB flat
In what appears to be a Hong Kong drama-esque story happening in Singapore, 76 year-old Madam Tan Teck Soon is suing her two granddaughters Ms Michelle Ng Li Xuan, 26, and Ms Isabella Ng Su Xi, 25 for trying to sell the three-room flat that she lives in.
The canteen vendor says she has paid the Housing Board $277 each month for 26 years totalling over over $117,000, including upgrading costs and conservancy charges while both sisters argue the flat was their inheritance left behind by their father when he died after a heart attack in 2009.
In her defence, Ms Michelle Ng says, “I’m not working at the moment. I’m expecting my second child. I’m not taking the money to go and enjoy myself.”
3) Locations of the new police speed laser cameras in Singapore
Drive safe, people.
4) Mini Melts is BACK!
Remember these tiny ice cream balls? Well, Mini Melts is back in Singapore at the basement lasel of Vivocity with 7 flavours for you to choose from: Double Chocolate, Rainbow Ice, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, Cheesecake, Strawberry Milk, and Lemon Lime!
5) To agree to disagree?
We are not pro meat-lovers or vegans (we just love food!) but this video’s pretty funny.
Happy weekend, folks!