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Monkey business: “Mini King Kong spotted” taking food from Punggol food stall


Image: Reddit Singapore screengrab / @Few-Ad6716

SINGAPORE: A video of a monkey stealing food from a Punggol food stall has been shared in an online news forum, eliciting a response from a handful of concerned Singaporeans.

An online user took to an online news forum on Tuesday (Aug 8) to share a video featuring a monkey stealing food from a food stall. “Mini King Kong spotted,” the caption read. “I am hungry where is my food @Punggol.”

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Netizen asks Singaporeans who are no longer young, do you regret not spending enough money or spending too much money in the past?


Photo: jcomp/Freepik (for illustration purposes only)

SINGAPORE: “Do you feel that how you spent your money was just right?” u/ballotlunch asked on r/askSingapore on Wednesday morning (Aug 9).

The Reddit user had a question for Singaporeans who are no longer young: “Do you regret not spending enough money in the past or spending too much money in the past?”

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Gotta Catch ’Em All: Man arrested after getting caught with 500 stolen Pokémon cards


Photo: FB screengrab/Singapore Police Force

SINGAPORE: An unnamed 22-year-old man was arrested by the Singapore Police Force after being found with about 500 Pokémon cards that did not belong to him.

The Police believe that the man took the cards from different shops in the vicinity of Paya Lebar and Clementi.

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Singaporean celebrities share their appreciation for National Day 2023


Photo: IG screengrab/ Zoe Tay and Fann Wong

SINGAPORE: To celebrate the 58th birthday of Singapore this 2023, local celebrities shared on their personal Instagram accounts their appreciation for the country in their own simple ways.

Hazelle Teo, one of the hosts for this year’s National Day Parade, stated in her IG caption: “My country is what dreams are made of. Happy birthday, Singapore! 🇸🇬♥️ A full-blown celebration for this beautiful red dot I’m so proud to call my home and I’m so happy to be a tiny part of it.”

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“Everything is way too centred around pay cheque and staying afloat in Singapore” — Singaporeans on what made them leave Singapore


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SINGAPORE: “Those of you who have migrated out of Singapore, what made you leave?” This is the question an online user posted in an online forum. Many responded in the comments section, sharing what factors they considered when migrating. Ironically, the conversation started just a day before Singapore’s 58th birthday.

“I’ve just come back from staying overseas somewhere in Europe for an extended period of time,” an online user wrote in the Ask Singapore Reddit group on Tuesday (Aug 8). “Besides the food that I missed, I suddenly felt like I didn’t belong at home anymore, ironically in a period when national symbols are everywhere in the country. I wanna know what has prompted other Singaporeans to leave this country for life somewhere else and if it was worth giving up most of what’s here, or if you can see yourself moving back ever.”

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