Singapore to play host to ‘The Business Show’ 2023: A premier global gathering of business minds

Singapore is set to host the globally acclaimed ‘The Business Show’ Singapore 2023, a dynamic two-day event that fosters business innovation, adaptation, and networking. Featuring over 300 exhibitors and 200 seminars, the event promises rich learning and networking opportunities for the international business community.

Viral video of monkey protecting toddler in Bali captivates and stirs debate among netizens

A viral video featuring a monkey protecting a toddler supposedly in Bali, Indonesia has sparked mixed reactions, with netizens debating the animal’s training and concerns about potential animal abuse. The video, gaining significant attention, prompted officials to investigate its authenticity and location of where it was shot.

Fire breakout in Bedok Reservoir Road HDB, prompting evacuation of 90 residents

In a swift response, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) tackled a fire at a 7th-floor unit in Block 618, Bedok Reservoir Road on Friday (21 Jul). The blaze, suspected to originate from an electrical source, prompted the evacuation of 90 residents while causing significant damage to the unit.

Singapore woman loses S$199,996 in deceptive shopping app scam

A 56-year-old woman in Singapore fell prey to an online scam involving a deceptive “shopping app”, losing S$199,996. After reporting the incident, she was later contacted by an alleged “investigator from Woodlands Police Division”, leading her to discover the impersonation and report the incident again to the authorities. The Singapore Police Force issued an alert about 134 individuals falling victim to government agency impersonation scams, losing $375,000 collectively between 1 June and 12 July.

RM2 for a plate of white rice and a thumb-sized fried chicken

A viral post showcased a disappointing school meal: RM2 for a thumb-sized fried chicken and white rice. Netizens debated the cost, with some suggesting parents should prepare meals at home for their children. Others focused on the poor quality and urged improvements in the school canteen.

Homeowner expresses disappointment over poor workmanship at Rivervale Shores BTO unit

A homeowner’s excitement turned to frustration as numerous defects, including dented doors and uneven tiles, were discovered in her new Rivervale Shores flat. HDB acknowledged the issues and assured quick rectification.

Christian blog temporarily removes articles by Tan Chuan-Jin following affair scandal

Following the affair scandal involving Tan Chuan-Jin, a Christian blog, Salt and Light, temporarily removed his articles. After contemplation, the posts were restored with the editor emphasizing the importance of grace, forgiveness, and adopting a restorative posture.

SCDF rescues cat and puts out blaze in Serangoon Avenue 2

Swift action from Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel resulted in the successful extinguishing of a fire at Block 243 Serangoon Avenue 2 on Sunday (16 Jul) evening. Additionally, they rescued a cat from the affected unit, bringing it to safety amid the emergency.

Malaysian rubber tapper borrows RM120 to attend daughter’s straight-A celebration ceremony

Despite earning a scant salary as a rubber tapper, Jaliusih Madakol borrowed money to attend his daughter’s educational achievement ceremony. His daughter Arnie, the first from her school to achieve a perfect score in her STPM exams, aspires to lift her family out of poverty.

Public vigil for Coco Lee to take place in end of July, more memorial gatherings in Greater China

The family of the late Hong Kong pop diva Coco Lee has announced that a public vigil will take place at the end of the month to commemorate her life, spurring fans to buy tickets to Hongkong. The family also shared that public vigils will also be held in Greater China.