Being an award-winning Mandopop superstar certainly has its perks. Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin flexed on everyone else when he put up pictures of himself with a brand new PlayStation 5, weeks before the next-gen video game console is due to be officially released. “Psyched to be the first in Asia to lay hands on the PlayStation 5,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Oct 28). Aside from that unverified claim, the post featured the 39-year-old musician in various poses with Sony’s new gigantic gaming console, though we don’t really get to see what he’s playing on it. It’s likely that he’s facing the same embargo guidelines as us media folks who managed to get a hands-on demo with the PS5 earlier this week. So no photos of the back of the console, no gameplay showcase and no pictures of the user interface.
A 42-year-old woman sitting on a ledge at the Vertex Building was rescued on Wednesday (Oct 28), Stomp reported. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told AsiaOne they received the call for assistance at 33 Ubi Avenue 3 at about 1.10pm. Upon their arrival, she was seen sitting on a ledge. SCDF deployed a safety life air pack as a precaution. Two passers-by, one named Mark, and another one who declined to be named, shared photos of the incident with Stomp. A video clip taken by one of the passers-by showed a group of SCDF officers deploying a safety net from the building as they rescued the woman and carried her off the ledge. There were no injuries reported.
It is unimaginable to have a loved one pass away with no one by their side. Unfortunately for one man, he has to live with the reality that he wasn’t able to be by his father’s side before he passed away — and it was all because of work. Syed Ahmad Sabar Aljoofri shared his story in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Oct 27) where he recalled the heartbreaking event he experienced last year when he missed his father’s final moments. Manager declines emergency leave Syed was covering another colleague’s shift on Dec 23, 2019 when he received a call from the hospital regarding his father’s unresponsive state. When he was told that it was highly likely his father was “to leave this world at any point of time,” he knew he had to get to the hospital right away.
It was dinner time and hungry patrons thronged a coffeeshop in Tampines to fill their tummies. Little did they know that a large ceiling fan spinning above some tables would break apart and rain chaos on them. Two people were taken to Changi General Hospital yesterday (Oct 28) evening after they were hit by broken fan blades. The Singapore Civil Defence Force told AsiaOne it received a call for assistance Block 201D, Tampines Street 21 at around 7.10pm. Photos of the incident soon made their way to social media, with one showing an injured man holding the back of his head in pain, as a woman tried to help stop the bleeding. Several witnesses said that the ceiling fan had been undergoing maintenance when it hit a metal ladder. PHOTO: Instagram screengrabThe fan swung, hitting the walls and signboards, said a Facebook user, adding that one of its blades broke from the impact. It was a close shave for him too, as he was «supposed to wait directly under the hanging fan.»
A woman who was blissfully unaware about the existence and significance of coloured dots on curry puffs thought they were blemishes and felt the need to air her grievances online. The internet, astonished that a Singaporean isn’t familiar with the practice, came out in droves to educate her in various shades and tones of snark. The woman took to the Facebook page of homegrown curry puff chain Old Chang Kee on Tuesday (Oct 27) to complain about an outlet at VivoCity. Apparently, she had bought Chicken Mushroom’O curry puffs (now revamped with butter pastry) but was hesitant to bite into them. Why? Because the meaty pies had green dots on the crusts. “Got a shock to see these green little dots on the pie. Not sure what are them and if they are spoilt [sic]?” she questioned, stating that she didn’t see the markings on similar puffs she bought from another outlet the day before. As such, she felt that Old Chang Kee Singapore did not deserve her recommendation.
It's never pleasant when a guest overstays their welcome. What more when they're tenants who simply refuse to leave. One landlord's attempt to evict his tenants on Tuesday morning (Oct 27) turned nasty when they called the cops on him, accusing him of assault and harassment. The police confirmed the incident, adding that investigations are ongoing. The landlord and his cousin had been trying to saw open the front gate of the unit, located in Bedok Court, when the tenants allegedly doused him with water and called the police for assistance, Lianhe Wanbao reported. The tenants, who were not identified, allegedly owe over $60,000 in rent and have refused to move out or pay up, the landlord — a 60-year-old businessman — told the Chinese daily. «Before they moved in, they paid one month's rent. But every time I ask for money from them, they give all sorts of reasons to evade payment,» said the landlord, adding that the one-year lease was signed in July last year.
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US presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill cast their ballots for the 2020 election on Wednesday (Oct 28), joining more than 74 million Americans who have voted with six days remaining in the contest.
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The European Union will arm itself with potential punitive tariffs against the United States and other rivals if they take advantage of World Trade Organization paralysis and refuse to settle trade disputes.
Germany's federal and state governments have agreed to introduce new lockdown measures starting from Nov 2 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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SINGAPORE - Singapore expects its local unemployment rate to peak in the second half of this year but remain high in 2021 as the city-state plots a slow recovery from its coronavirus slump. The jobless rate among citizens and permanent residents hit 4.5 per cent in August, its highest since 2009 during the global financial crisis, the latest data showed. Numbers for the third quarter are due on Friday. “It (resident unemployment) should edge down from its peak in the latter half of 2020,” the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in its semi-annual macroeconomic review released on Wednesday. ALSO READ: Unrealistic expectations? Only 28% of newly created jobs taken by locals The MAS added, however, that the rate could stay elevated next year as employment is expected to expand gradually and may not make up for this year’s losses.
A resident turned the lift lobby at Block 621 Woodlands Drive 52 into his 'personal gym'. Stomp contributor Wong , who is also a resident at the block, was frustrated when he saw that the lift lobby was cluttered with gym equipment on Monday (Oct 26) at 8pm and shared a photo with Stomp. In the photo, the gym equipment can be seen taking up a large space at the lift lobby. PHOTO: Stomp«This is frustrating, inconsiderate and not how a public area should be used,» Wong said. «How can the resident use the lift lobby area to put his personal gym equipment? »Is it safe to access the lift area while there is a workout session going on?
Russian face-editing app FaceApp might be a little controversial on the data privacy front, but it’s still as amusing as ever since it first popped up on social media feeds. Thanks to its scarily precise artificial-intelligence sorcery, you would have already seen aged-up selfies of yourself and your friends. You might have also seen what our politicians would look like if they were gender-swapped. Now, there’s a way to see what world leaders would look like if they were Korean pop stars. The latest internet trend sees the presidents and prime ministers of the world oppa-fied (“oppa” is the Korean term of endearment for older men). The results are... scarily on point.
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