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S’pore bus captain reveals they need to count money dropped in coin boxes manually

 

Photo: TikTok screengrab/yourbuscaptain

Members of the public are now informed that bus captains also function as human calculators when it comes to counting fares dropped into coin boxes.

A video uploaded on TikTok by @yourbuscaptain revealed that the coin box in buses doesn’t count money automatically.

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‘There is a glorious future for the opposition,’ Lim Tean joins PSP’s National Day Dinner

 

Photo: Fb screengrab/limtean

Lawyer and opposition leader Lim Tean wrote in a Sunday (Aug 14) Facebook post that he had been “delighted” to be a guest at the National Day dinner celebrated by Progress Singapore Party.

Mr Lim, who heads the People’s Voice party, posted several photos from the event, which included other opposition figures.

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Msian org: Wang Lei in bra & skirt livestream has ‘obscene content’ — it’s ‘indecent’ and ‘encourages porn culture’

 

Photo: IG screengrab/lei.wang

Singaporean actor and getai artist Wang Lei has been called out by a Malaysian organisation because of his live stream that allegedly contains “obscene content”.

The videos in question featured Mr Wang, 61, in a bra and skirt while promoting clothes from a Malaysian brand.

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Ghost month bad luck? $70,000 second-hand car burst into flame just 10 days after man bought it

 

Photo: IG screengrab/sgfollowsall

A second-hand car that a man who had only recently bought for $70,000 caught fire at the carpark beside the Old Airport Road Food Centre on Friday afternoon (Aug 12).

The owner sent a clip of his burning vehicle to Sgfollowsall, writing, “I bought and collected this used MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) car a week plus ago…

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‘If not managed well by the parties concerned, the Taiwan question will spiral out of control, no good will come out of this’ warns Goh Chok Tong

 

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Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong touched on the challenges the country is facing at the Marine Parade National Day dinner, which was held on Saturday (Aug 13).

He underlined how heightening geopolitical tensions could affect Singapore, writing that “The strategic rivalry and distrust between the US and China is a key concern for Asia and the world. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has further deepened this distrust and raised the temperature.

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