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Past articles by Chen:

Best thing I ate this week: Hitsumabushi Eel Rice

'Best thing I ate' is a series where we share the best things we have eaten around Singapore. Read more here. WHAT: Hitsumabushi Eel Rice ($21)WHERE: Yayoi, #B1-50, Meidi-ya Supermarket, Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030. → Read More

Before I Was Boss: She builds multimillion-dollar business despite losing father and husband to cancer, Business News

At 21, Jocelyn Chng was still studying economics at the university when she had to take over the reins of her family's struggling food sauces business, after her father died following a long battle with colon cancer. She would attend lessons in the morning before rushing to the factory in the afternoon, subsequently slogging for 20 hours daily just to keep the business afloat. Then at 31, the… → Read More

Here are the cheapest flights for year-end holidays, according to Skyscanner

Flight tickets are usually much more expensive during the last two months of the year but you can still snag good deals. The latest Skyscanner data reveals that London is typically the cheapest long-haul destination for Singaporeans in November and December, with return flight prices dipping as low as $587. But you don't have to wait till November if you're desperate for downtime to unwind. → Read More

Singapore to get its first Banyan Tree resort in Mandai eco-tourism hub, Singapore, Travel News

At long last, there will be a Banyan Tree resort in Singapore and it will offer one-of-a-kind experience in Mandai's new integrated nature and wildlife park. → Read More

Do you dare to eat this 'acne' cake? It comes with squeezable 'pimples'

We've been told many times it's bad to pop a pimple. Easier said than done - we just can't resist squeezing them all, especially when a special occasion or hot date is imminent. And we even secretly feel good after getting rid of all the yucky pus under the zits. Probably to cater to those who enjoy pimple-popping, a cakeshop in Malaysia has actually come up with the cheeky idea of decorating… → Read More

Basketball player Jeremy Lin slammed for braided hairdo

Is it okay for a Chinese to wear the braided hair-do of black Americans? It's probably no issue for those supporting and living cross-culturally, borrowing from various lifestyle and fashion trends which are so globally rampant today. But not former basketball star Kenyon Martin, who unwittingly created a firestorm last week by saying Afro-style dreadlocks have no place on the head of… → Read More

Mum's horrific car crash photo is a belt-up reminder and thousands agree with her

Incredible but true - a Pennsylvania mother with her baby and toddler emerged unscathed after another driver slammed into her car, crushing it into a devastating mess. How could anyone have survived such a horrific crash? It's a miracle, hailed many netizens after seeing a photo of the Honda CRV which was mangled beyond recognition. What was recognisable in the image were two child seats - one… → Read More

Uber customers unhappy with new policy that penalises passengers for showing up late

When ride-hailing service Uber started imposing a penalty fee today on customers showing up late, it probably thought there would be no violent objection since its rival Grab has already introduced wait-time charges. Instead, the policy has been criticised by many Uber users. Its introduction of the 20 cent-per-minute surcharge has stirred a hornet's nest as users on its Facebook page responded… → Read More

Jacky Cheung to perform 3 shows at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Feb

The superstar of Cantopop and Mandopop Jacky Cheung will be returning to Singapore for a three-day performance in February, barely a year after his last visit. Fans can look forward to the 2018 edition of Cheung's A Classic Tour concert to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from February 9 to 11, according to a statement by concert promoter UnUsUaL Entertainment. Expect him to add a dose of… → Read More

In need of a winter getaway? Head to Thailand's highest mountain

Ho ho ho! Winter has arrived at Thailand's highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. This means you don't have to wait till December to enjoy the cold weather in hilly parts of Chiang Mai. The temperature at the peak of the mountain plunged to a shiveringly cold 10 degrees Celsius last Saturday morning (Sept 30), reported The Nation. → Read More

LG launches world's first mosquito-repellent phone in India but does it work?

The war on mosquitoes in India now has a new weapon - it's high-tech plus it won't smell like insecticide. Buzzing into the scene is South Korean LG Electronics' LG K7i, which claims to be the world's first mozzie-repellent smartphone. Priced at around US$122 (S$166), it emits ultrasonic sound waves from a mesh grib on the back of the phone, which it claims can ward off the pests. Inaudible to… → Read More

Family grabs the best bargains to win Harvey Norman shopping spree

The Oh family proved they were the savviest Harvey Norman shoppers on Saturday (Sept 30), negotiating the largest savings to emerge champion in the Harvey Norman Parkway Parade Superstore Shopping Spree. Marine scheduler Kenny Oh, 36, along with his wife Tham Shin Mun, 32, brother Jet Oh, 18, and mother Chia Kim Muay, 58, grabbed 11 items worth over $7,000 at Harvey Norman's newest superstore in… → Read More

Scoot passengers stranded in Sydney for 25 hours infuriated by poor accommodation arrangement

Being stranded for more than 24 hours in a city because of a technical problems with the plane can be exasperating for most travellers. But not getting accommodation or food can be a more agonising experience, especially for a hungry and tired traveller in a strange land after waiting out for hours. And just when you thought you would finally be taking off after the trying experiences of the… → Read More

Being in a happy mood boosts the effectiveness of the flu jab

If you're in a foul mood, better not go for a flu jab. The reason? It's likely to be ineffective - especially for senior citizens. But those who skip happily into a clinic for the vaccine are more likely to derive benefits from it and remain in the pink of health. → Read More

Best thing I ate this week: Rice porridge with meat and oysters

'Best thing I ate' is a series where we share the best things we have eaten around Singapore. Read more here. WHAT: Rice porridge with meat and oysters ($12) WHERE: Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, ION Orchard #03-05, 2 Orchard Turn → Read More

Royal Carribean ship cancels cruise to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Even a luxury cruise liner planning to sail in the Carribean again couldn't ignore Puerto Rico's SOS call for help after it suffered an unprecedented catastrophe left by Hurricane Maria which killed at least 16 on the island. So Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas ship has cancelled its next voyage to give a helping hand in relief efforts. Apart from sending donated supplies to each port of… → Read More

Southwest Airlines passenger dragged off plane after complaining about dog allergies

Burly police officers forcibly removed a woman from a Southwest Airlines plane before it took off from Baltimore on Tuesday night (Sept 26), the latest shocking airline fiasco to be caught on film and widely condemned on social media. → Read More

SCAPE takes down scary Halloween display of a hanged woman after uproar

SCAPE youth organisation in Orchard Road has taken down a scary life-sized Halloween doll hung from a tree after it was slammed as being "distasteful". A post on Facebook group Singaporeans Defending Marriage and Family criticised the display of the long-haired mannequin in a 'blood-soaked' gown as "extremely disturbing and done in very bad taste and traumatising to children". Netizens also… → Read More

Fed up with husband's disastrous shopping efforts, woman creates idiot-proof list for him

Here's how one woman keeps her marriage happy after weekly fights over vegetables that are already spoiled or odd in shape. Fed up with her husband for not buying the exact type and quality of vegetables she wanted, an Indian woman decided to come up with an idiot-proof shopping list for him. The hand-written note got improved along the way as the hubby wanted her to fill in details like a… → Read More

Man who released killer stingrays into reservoir fined $2,600

A man who released three dangerously poisonous Motoro stingrays into Lower Seletar Reservoir had to pay two fines on Tuesday (Sept 26). Larry Tan Chin Guan, 48, had to couph up $600 for releasing the fish into a reservoir and a bigger fine of $2,000 for abandoning them. The man, who had kept the ornamental stringrays as pets initially, was filmed releasing them into the reservoir. → Read More