TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.
1) Yang Yin to plead guilty
Remember the China tour guide who allegedly misappropriating $1.1 million from 89-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun including moving into her $30 million bungalow in Gerald Crescent? Well, his trial starts today and he has indicated his intention to plead guilty to a host of 349 criminal charges, including for falsifying receipts amounting to over S$450,000.
2) How to prank an ex-president
Former President S R Nathan was treated to an unexpected surprise when he was honoured at an event disguised as an awards presentation ceremony. He had been told that he would be presenting an award to an “outstanding Singaporean” but instead treated to a video featuring his friends, former colleagues and ordinary Singaporeans whom he had interacted with in the past.
3) A 6 year-old’s environmental plea
6 year-old Henry Marr’s meltdown in the car is getting a lot of attention on Facebook for his impassioned environmental plea.
“The planet is gonna be wrecked. People are just being rude to it.” He says.
4) Village where school children climb cliffside ladder may get stairs
After moving pictures of school children climbing a 800-metre-high bamboo ladder in Sichuan province’s Zhaojue county were taken, the Liangshan prefectural government has announced that a set of stairs would be built as a stop-gap measure while they consider a longer-term solution.
5) 1-for-1 Starbucks!
From today till 3 Jun 16, enjoy 1-for-1 Venti Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino or Venti Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino every day from 2-6pm.