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Blow away your grey haze-filled days with these haze-inspired blues, Singapore News

It's been more than a week since a dreary grey smog blanketed our city, and to say it has made our days rather gloomy is probably a vast understatement. Especially not after the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading in Singapore crossed 180 on Wednesday (Sept 18) morning. Thankfully, we don't have to suffer in silence while shrouded in this breathtaking haze. We can now sing the blues without… → Read More

"Oi, oi!" Mrbrown yells for help as drunk man falls onto train tracks in Japan, Asia News

Lee Kin Mun, better known as 'Blogfather of Singapore' mrbrown, recently shared his hair-raising experience watching a drunken man stagger off a train platform mere minutes before his train was due to arrive at a train station in Japan. The internet personality had been taking videos on Instagram on Monday (Sept 16) night when the incident took place. In a series of Insta-stories, Lee can be… → Read More

Johor police arrest man for allegedly attempting to abduct toddler at City Square mall, Malaysia News

A 35-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged attempted kidnapping of a three-year-old girl that took place at Johor Bahru City Square mall on Sept 9. The suspect, dressed in black with a black cap, approached the family of three that evening and claimed to be the father of the child before attempting to take her away. Despite the parents' rejection, the man did not leave. Instead, he… → Read More

Indonesian student threatens teacher with sickle for confiscating his phone, Asia News

A student in Central Java, Indonesia, threatened his teacher with a sharp sickle when the latter confiscated his phone. In a viral video, the student can be seen approaching the school menacingly with a sickle in hand demanding for his phone to be returned to him. The cameraman (presumably the teacher) then slides the phone across the floor to the student, who turned to leave after picking up… → Read More

Chinese girl, 14, dies after DIY popcorn maker explodes, China News

A girl in China died from severe burns on Sept 5 after her attempts at imitating a popcorn making trick went horribly wrong. According to Chinese media, 14-year-old Zhou and her 12-year-old friend, Peng, had seen a viral clip teaching viewers how to make popcorn using a drink can. The two then proceeded to do the same by placing corn kernels in an empty aluminium can and lighting alcohol in… → Read More

Chinese woman finds mites living in eyelashes due to poor makeup removal habits, China, Health News

If you're guilty of not removing your makeup before flopping into bed, it's time you grab those cleansing oils and give your face a good scrub. Liu, a 32-year-old woman from Hubei, China, had been experiencing dry, itchy eyes for the past six months. She noticed that her eyelashes would frequently fall off too. Unable to stand the itch any more, she finally made a trip to the hospital. To her… → Read More

We walked with a baby T-Rex for 10 minutes and found out how tough it is to be a dinosaur, Lifestyle, Entertainment News

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Photos explain why Hungry Ghost offerings disappear from our streets, Singapore News

The lunar seventh month just passed and apart from some scorch marks on the ground, there's no trace of evidence that suggests the Hungry Ghost month even took place. Did the ghosts actually take everything with them? A recent post by Facebook page Rilek1Corner explains it — unsung heroes clear the offerings and clean the streets. In the post, town council cleaners can be seen squatting on the… → Read More

Schooled! Jacelyn Tay's son knows something you don't about the MRT, Entertainment, Singapore News

Kids think they know it all, and to give credit where it is due, children really do notice what we adults tend to miss. In an Instagram video shared by local actress Jacelyn Tay, her son, Zavier Wong, presents the findings of his research on our very own Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). To have a 'thesis' at just the tender age of eight, he really is one smart cookie. → Read More

PMD user allegedly hogs wheelchair space on MRT train, ignores wheelchair-bound commuter, Singapore News

Some can't live without them, some can't live with them. We're talking about Personal Mobility Devices (PMD). For one wheelchair-bound woman, it meant her dedicated space on the train being taken up by a PMD. In a Facebook post, Puteri NurSuhana asked whether it was appropriate for PMD users to park their devices in a spot meant for handicapped passengers. → Read More

Retired Thai marine shoots ex-bully over long-standing grudge about getting buried alive, Asia News

What goes around, comes around. In a recent class reunion with his former classmates, 69-year-old Suthud was shot dead by a classmate he used to bully. 53 years ago, Suthud was said to have rounded up his entire class to rag on a classmate called Thanapat, going so far as to even bury him alive. Although Thanapat eventually crawled out, he dropped out of school shortly after. → Read More

Oh snap! Intense arm-wrestling match leaves Chinese man with fractured arm, China News

While it's part and parcel for kids to spend their childhood "breaking bones", one particular youth might have taken the expression far too seriously. What was originally a friendly arm-wrestling match between two friends in Jiangsu, China ended with a trip to a hospital for an unfortunate Xu, 21. Photos circulating online showed an immensely mottled and bruised arm. As if that wasn't bad… → Read More

Pain in the butt: Chinese man lives with 8 embroidery needles in his behind for 10 years, China News

For 10 years, a man in Changsha, China had been living with an unusual pain in his buttocks. And it turns out the problem was much more literal than it seemed - he had eight embroidery needles lodged up his posterior. Chen, 55, described the pain as a sharp stinging sensation in his behind, especially when he ran. However, due to his busy work schedule, he didn't have time to visit the hospital. → Read More

Singapore Night Festival 2019: Top installations to check out this year, Singapore News

Like the gift that keeps on giving, Singapore's bicentennial continues to bring forth swathes of history, this time colouring the city centre in rich hues. In collaboration with the Singapore Night Festival, the Bras Basah and Bugis district will once again transform into an ethereal wonderland of lights, colours and sounds from tomorrow till the end of August (Fridays to Sundays only). With… → Read More

Boy, 9, becomes cross-eyed after using mobile phone for up to 10 hours a day, China News

Your Asian mum isn't an Asian mum if she hasn't blamed every single one of your physical ailments on your mobile phone. And as it turns out, she's got a point. A boy in Hefei, China, became cross-eyed after spending the majority of his summer holiday with his eyes glued to his mobile phone. → Read More

Police tracking tourist who buried soiled diaper on Boracay beach, Asia News

First, we had tourists stealing from their hotels. Then, there were those who washed their behinds in holy water. And now, a recent clip which went viral last week revealed one tourist who buried a child's soiled diaper in the middle of Boracay beach. → Read More

Ku Hye-sun hinted at marital woes long before Ahn Jae-hyun called for divorce, Entertainment News

Who would've seen this coming? Yet another high-profile Korean celebrity couple is breaking up, following on the heels of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. This time, it's director-actress Ku Hye-sun and actor Ahn Jae-hyun. The two met on the set of drama Blood in 2015 and got married the following year. → Read More

JJ Lin fanboys over his own fangirls, vlogs himself surprising them in cafe, Entertainment News

As fans, we're no strangers to taking fan pilgrimages in order to "check in" to places that our idols have visited before - be it a cafe they've dined at or a location in their movie, or even a session at their regular hair salon. We don't, more often than not, expect to bag a chance to meet said idol. Which is why when a fan was approached by JJ Lin, she did the only appropriate thing we all… → Read More

Celebrities Ella Chen, Angelababy dish tips on kissing and making up in their relationships, Entertainment News

Let's face it, relationships aren't easy. Every couple has their disagreements, whether it manifests as an explosive argument or a cold war. Even the most enviable celebrity couples such as S.H.E's Ella Chen and Alvin Lai aren't strangers to having a row. Yet, what is the secret that keeps all these couples going strong despite the turbulence? For most of us, we could definitely use a tip or two… → Read More

Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui spotted holding hands on trip to England, Entertainment News

No matter how dark the journey, there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel, and for singer-actress Sammi Cheng, it seems as though her gloomy days are finally over. Just yesterday (Aug 1), the star was spotted at Hong Kong International Airport departing for England. According to Apple Daily, she was also seen holding hands with her husband, Andy Hui. Sammi was dressed in a black… → Read More