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Coronavirus: 7 community cases reported on Wednesday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health has preliminarily confirmed an additional 569 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Wednesday (June 3), majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are seven community cases - 1 Singaporean/Permanent Resident, and 6 Work Pass holders. More details will be released tonight. kwokkarpeng@asiaone.com → Read More

Coronavirus: 4 community cases including 80-year-old female Singaporean reported on Tuesday, Singapore News

[UPDATE: 10.27pm] The Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 544 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Tuesday (June 2), the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are four community cases - one is a Singaporean, two Work Pass holders, and one Work Permit holder. The Singaporean case is a 80-year-old... → Read More

Kim Soo-hyun and Park Bo-gum coming up soon on Netflix, Entertainment News

After Hyun Bin, Park Seo-joon, and Lee Min-ho dominated our Netflix accounts in the first half of the year, two more handsome oppas are due to appear on the streaming service in the second half. Kim Soo-hyun ⁠— after two cameos in Hotel Del Luna and Crash Landing On You ⁠— will return to the small screen in the new... → Read More

Coronavirus: 4 community cases reported on Tuesday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health has preliminarily confirmed an additional 544 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Tuesday (June 2), the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are four community cases - one is a Singaporean/Permanent Resident and three Work Pass holders. More details will be released tonight. kwokkarpeng@asiaone.com → Read More

Coronavirus: 408 new patients with no community cases reported on Monday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health has preliminarily confirmed an additional 408 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Monday (June 1), all of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are no community cases. More details will be released tonight. For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here. kwokkarpeng@asiaone.com → Read More

Coronavirus: 518 new cases reported on Sunday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health has preliminarily confirmed an additional 518 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Sunday (May 31), with the majority being Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are also three cases in the community, all of whom are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents. More details will be provided tonight. For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit... → Read More

Are ex-lovers Hyun Bin and Song Hye-kyo back together?, Entertainment News

In the 2008 drama The World That They Live In, the two leads ⁠— played by Hyun Bin and Song Hye-kyo, two of the hottest Hallyu celebrities ⁠— fell in love in their youth, split up, and found each other again years later. Some K-drama fans must be wishing hard that it would really happen because 12 years later, they... → Read More

Show Lo responds to his sex scandal, unexpectedly with long love letter, Entertainment News

One month after his ex-girlfriend Grace Chow wrote a shocking expose about his womanising and 'multi-player' sexploits, Taiwanese singer-host Show Lo has finally come out of hiding to address the scandal. The 40-year-old — who was supposed to hold a press conference a few weeks ago but cancelled it suddenly — posted on his Weibo this morning (May 20) after... → Read More

Young K-drama actor Park Ji-hoon dies of cancer, Entertainment News

He's young and good-looking, but Park Ji-hoon will not get to see his fledgling acting career take off. The 31-year-old ⁠— who plays the role of Jeon Doo-yeob in the 2017 drama Chicago Typewriter ⁠— has died of stomach cancer. In a post uploaded today (May 15) to his Instagram account, the actor's family said Ji-hoon lost the battle against... → Read More

Watch these 8 latest K-dramas for free (and without breaking the law), Entertainment News

We shudder to think how life would have been the last two months if we didn't have Hyun Bin, Park Seo-joon, and Lee Min-ho to get us through the quiet nights. But if you've already exhausted the offerings on Netflix — or you simply don't have a subscription — good news: you don't have to head to illegal streaming sites... → Read More

K-pop sex scandal: Netizens furious Jung Joon-young, Choi Jong-hoon get reduced jail terms, Entertainment News

The outrage and betrayal is two-fold. First, the revelation that the two K-pop stars had committed heinous sex crimes against women. And now, the announcement that their jail terms have been reduced after an appeal. Netizens are furious that the Seoul High Court yesterday (May 12) cut Jung Joon-young's sentence from six years to five and halved Choi Jong-hoon's five-year... → Read More

'I held a knife to my neck when my mum caned me': Eason Chan, Entertainment News

Hong Kong singer Eason Chan has revealed himself to be quite the rascal when he was a child. The 45-year-old has published a series of videos titled Mama with Me on Facebook since Saturday (May 9), discussing his relationship with his mother. Eason recalled a time when he threw a royal tantrum and cried when his mother didn't buy him... → Read More

Malaysian singer Joyce Chu wows judges in China talent show with touching original song, Entertainment News

'Malaysia Chabor' Joyce Chu is making waves in China after recently appearing in the latest season of WeTV's Chuang 2020, a Chinese talent competition for female idol singers. Out of 101 aspiring starlets, a select few will be picked to form an idol girl group. In Saturday's episode (May 9), Joyce went up against a five-member team. The 23-year-old charmed... → Read More

Watch the highlights: JJ Lin makes surprise collaboration with Jay Chou in online charity concert, Entertainment News

As if superstars Andy Lau and Jay Chou weren't enough to send Mandopop fans into a frenzy, last night's (May 11) online charity concert to thank nurses and commemorate International Nurses Day threw in another surprise. Homegrown singer-songwriter JJ Lin made an unannounced appearance during Jay's segment, performing two songs, Fragrance of Rice and Stay With You, together. But you'll... → Read More

Coronavirus: Community cases decrease, 876 new cases reported on Sunday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 876 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Sunday (May 10), with 860 cases among Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are 11 new cases among Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories. Two cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents, another two cases among work pass holders, and one imported... → Read More

Coronavirus: 876 new cases reported on Sunday, Singapore News

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 876 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Sunday (May 10), with most patients Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Three cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents. Further updates will be shared later tonight. The total number of cases in Singapore stands at 23,336, with 2,296 patients… → Read More

'She doesn't love me': Gillian Chung separates from husband, Entertainment News

Yet another bomb has dropped in showbiz after Show Luo's cheating scandal just weeks ago. News broke today (May 8) that Hong Kong singer-actress Gillian Chung has separated from her Taiwanese doctor husband Michael Lai after less than two years of marriage. Lai reportedly confirmed to the media that they had signed the papers on March 1 and was quoted... → Read More

Level 9 on loneliness index: Fish Leong recounts recent heartbreaking episode, Entertainment News

When Fish Leong confirmed her divorce from Taiwanese businessman Tony Chao in September last year after nine years of marriage ⁠— amid rumours of how he had cheated on her ⁠— fans and some netizens felt her pain. Subsequent reports brought to light how she was seeing a psychiatrist and that she also teared up during a performance of her... → Read More

Watch now: Celebrity performance of Home

It's probably been a while since any of us had a karaoke session, so here's a mass singalong you shouldn't miss. Catch the performance of our all-time favourite National Day song Home in the live-stream on this page and record a video of yourself and your family singing along. You can also wave your flashlights at the windows, doors or... → Read More

Housing grants and subsidies for Singaporeans buying their own HDB flat, Singapore News

We are living in extraordinary times right now, and the government has also responded to help Singaporeans tide through Covid-19 with an extraordinary three Budgets: the Unity Budget, the Resilience Budget and the Solidarity Budget. Apart from increasing cash payouts and enhancing measures to protect Singaporeans' livelihoods announced in Budget 2020, there are also housing grants for… → Read More