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Past articles by Tay:

Chinese retiree who travelled on rickshaw to 3 Olympics dies

The retired Chinese farmer who made headlines for travelling across continents on his rickshaw has died in Argentina, reports say. Chen Guanming, 61, was hit by a truck last week during the Latin America leg of his global tour, according to NBC. → Read More

This JB hotel takes care of your 'Singaporean' needs

SINGAPORE - Quick question: how many of you love going across the Causeway for food and shopping and, in general, a fuss-free weekend getaway? A new hotel just outside Woodlands Checkpoint could be a one-stop-shop for all your "Singaporean" needs in Johor Baru (JB). Its convenient location doesn't come with the crowds - Grand Belllo Hotel is a five-minute drive from the bustling JB Sentral,… → Read More

WATCH: Commuters join forces to kick racist man off New York train

A man who went on a racist tirade on a subway train in New York chose the wrong crowd to mess with. The man, identified by Gothamist as Paul Lawson, was filmed hurling a load of "F" and "N" words at other passengers while holding a can of fruit beer. But the riders were having none of it. They teamed up to boot Lawson off the train at the next stop, and when he tried to get in again, one woman… → Read More

WATCH: Visitors pranked on China glass bridge that appears to shatter beneath them, China News

As if it wasn't terrifying enough by itself, visitors are getting scared out of their wits by this glass bridge in China that appears to shatter beneath them. The optical illusion, triggered by sensors and complete with surround sound, is a special feature of the East Taiheng Glasswalk in Hebei province, which hangs over 3,800 feet high. The effects look horrifyingly true to life as seen in… → Read More

WATCH: Samsung phone explodes in man's shirt pocket in Indonesia

A man had a close shave when his smartphone exploded in his front shirt pocket. 47-year-old hotel supervisor Yulianto escaped with minor burns on his chest, MailOnline reported. He was standing at the lobby of his hotel in Semarang, Indonesia when he felt "a strong sensation of heat" from his Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos last Saturday (Sept 30). He also felt something start to shake, MailOnline… → Read More

WATCH: Man escapes on telephone wires to avoid paying hotel bill, gets stuck in mid-air

A man who didn't want to pay his hotel bill decided to flee Mission: Impossible-style, and discovered he was no Ethan Hunt. He connected telephone wires to the next building and attempted to walk a tightrope (pun intended) about 19 storeys from the ground in Panzhou, China last Friday (Sept 29). Onlookers were treated to a Cirque du Soleil show when the man lost his balance. Videos of the… → Read More

Durian fries anyone? Try it at this Mao Shan Wang cafe

It was brought to our attention that a little durian cafe quietly opened along Temple Street in Chinatown last month. We had to check it out immediately. Owned by Four Seasons Durians, Mao Shan Wang Cafe is dedicated to the premium variety popular among Singaporeans, serving everything from the fruit itself to all sorts of desserts and snacks flavoured after it. → Read More

Aaron Kwok confirms birth of child, Entertainment News

It was reported more than two weeks ago, but Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok has officially confirmed the birth of his daughter. Kind of. He posted two images on his Weibo page this morning (Sept 22) - one a photo of a baby's hand resting on two adult fingers and the other, an illustration with the text "Welcome little one". "Happy, amazing, grateful! Us three! Grow, family, protect!" he wrote,… → Read More

Nearly half of Singaporean fresh grads take up to 3 months to find a job

SINGAPORE - To the fresh grads out there who haven't been able to get a job, you are not alone. New research by job site Monster.com has shown that nearly half of Singaporean fresh grads take up to three months to land one. If you graduated in July, it might be your turn really soon. Monster.com's survey of over 500 graduate talent and employers in Singapore also revealed what hiring managers… → Read More

Winner of $8m Toto jackpot placed 'lucky' betting amount of $28 at Lucky Plaza

Would you spend $28 to let fate choose the magic numbers in a Toto draw? One person did, and walked away with the top prize of over $8 million yesterday (Sept 18), Lianhe Wanbao reported. The jackpot of $8,030,687 was the highest so far this year, after snowballing from the past three draws which saw no winners. Lianhe Wanbao pointed out that 28 is an auspicious number to some because it sounds… → Read More

Before I was Boss: Soi 55 founder was an avid part-timer

She was a young part-time waitress at a cafe, and had just been "promoted" to manage the popular drinks bar - something usually only the full-time staff would be considered for. That was because the highlight of the now-defunct cafe, Essential Brew at Holland Village, was its tea-infused beverages. The new responsibility was huge, but Soi 55 owner Rebecca Chiu, then 18, was excited to take it… → Read More

Woman 'pressured' into signing up for $17k worth of beauty packages: Here's how to avoid such hard-sell tactics

The report about a woman who was allegedly pressured into signing $17,000 worth of packages at a beauty salon triggered much reaction among you guys (yes, you, AsiaOne readers). Some were even so helpful to share their tips on how to escape such a situation: → Read More

What's around the Singapore president's neighbourhood in Yishun, Singapore News

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob has expressed her intention to stay in her HDB flat in Yishun. If her wish is granted, she'll be Singapore's first head of state to live in public housing. And she'll make Yishun great again. [[nid:396879]] We took a stroll (a radius of 1km) around her neighbourhood, which straddles between Khatib and Yishun MRT stations, to find out what life would be like… → Read More

Pamper your pooches with healthy meals delivered right to your doorstep

Amid a nationwide push for healthier food, guess who else are having bowls of brown rice, lean meat and veggies for their meals? Woof! Pet dogs. Businesses offering home-made fare for dogs have sprouted up in Singapore in recent years, promising nutritious and fuss-free food options for pets. One of them is Furries Fresh Food, which opened in September last year. → Read More

BBC accidentally airs topless woman on live TV

A BBC news clip about cricket is now trending on social media for all the wrong reasons. As presenter Sophie Raworth was reporting England's triumph over South Africa in the Test series on Tuesday (Aug 8), a woman was seen stripping on a computer screen in the background. Her bare breasts were broadcast for about a second to some 3.8 million people, The Independent reported. → Read More

Magnum now serves coffee and it's affordably priced

SINGAPORE - Magnum has been pampering chocoholics here with its chocolate-coated ice-cream and chocolate bars. Now, be spoilt rotten with Magnum coffee. Yes, you heard us right! Made using chocolate-infused beans, cups of caffe are available at the newly-opened Magnum Pleasure Store at ION Orchard. Singapore is the only place in Asia where you can get a cup Magnum coffee for now. We can't say it… → Read More

Best thing I ate this week: Cantonese-style chicken rice

'Best thing I ate' is a series where we share the best things we have eaten around Singapore. Read more here. What: Chicken rice (from $3.50)Where: Block 40 Holland Drive → Read More

WATCH: UK man gets hit by bus, gets up and walks into bar

Getting struck by a bus certainly did not ruin this man's plans of getting a drink. Simon Smith was crossing the road in Reading, UK when he was hit by a bus that spun out of control, CCTV footage taken on June 24 showed. Apparently, this only thrusted him towards his destination: a bar. So he got up, dusted himself down and proceeded to enter the bar. → Read More

WATCH: Tokyo restaurant offers feast for the eyes with interactive art show

A restaurant in Tokyo is now offering feast for not only the stomach, but also the eyes. Saga Beef Restaurant Sagaya Ginza is collaborating with renowned Japanese art collective teamLab to create an interactive virtual art show for its customers. For 30,000 yen (S$380), they can enjoy a 12-course meal while immersing in gorgeous surroundings projected on the table and walls, and which change… → Read More

WATCH: This man shows us what a drive-in store truly means

A man has given a whole new meaning to drive-in convenience stores by literally driving into one in China's Jiangsu province. CCTV footage of the incident, time stamped June 10, has been spreading on social media, with reports saying it happened in the city of Zhenjiang. The driver was promptly served by a store employee, who helpfully passed him the items he wanted, collected his money and… → Read More