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WP National Day 2023 Message: In times of trouble, our country will find a way to start anew and overcome challenges


Photo: FB screengrab/Pritam Singh

SINGAPORE: On Tuesday (Aug 8), Mr Pritam Singh, Secretary-General of The Workers’ Party and Leader of the Opposition, referenced the iconic song “Home” in this year’s National Day Message, even as he acknowledged the recent scandals that have beset the country.

“’Home’ resonates deeply with our yearning to be connected to our homeland, embrace precious memories from our past and ignite our dreams for our future. It remains loved by Singaporeans, who passionately sing along—and are often moved to tears—whenever it is played,” said Mr Singh, whose message may be summarized this way: “Making Singapore the Home we all cherish.”

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Maid contacts loanshark on TikTok and gives them her employers’ details; ‘ah long’ then sends her money and demands she pays with interest


(Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

SINGAPORE: A foreign domestic helper took to social media asking for help after loansharks purportedly sent her money she did not ask for and demanded she pay it back with interest.

In an anonymous post to a support group on social media for foreign domestic helpers and employers alike, the maid wrote that she saw an advertisement on TikTok for loans. She followed the account and reached out to them via WhatsApp Messenger. She said she needed some cash, so she spoke to an agent and gave them her details and her employer’s address and contact number. However, she added that she was still undecided on whether to take a loan and only wanted to see if she could manage the interest rate and amount.

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Singaporeans react to “menacing monkey” or rather “menacing woman” video


Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Incidents

SINGAPORE: After a video of a “menacing monkey” visiting a resident was shared online, many responded to the clip. In a turn of events, however, netizens seemed more alarmed at something other than the monkey.

An online user took to Facebook on Sunday (Aug 6) to share a video of a monkey visiting a homeowner. The 16-second clip was shared with the Singapore Incidents Facebook group, captioned, “Menacing monkey.”

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Singaporeans bid farewell to iconic JCube: “RIP JCube… Thank you for the memories… for your ice skating rink, stickies, Teo Heng, cinema, and your kinda weird Bugis Street-like 2nd floor”


Image: Reddit Singapore screengrab / @Stefan0_

SINGAPORE: In response to the closure of the iconic JCube, which held countless memories for Singaporeans, many took to social media to bid the landmark farewell.

“Farewell to JCube (2012-2023),” a netizen labelled a thread created in the Singapore Reddit group on Sunday (Aug 6).

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12-year-old multi-millionaire buys S$300,000 Range Rover after arriving in Singapore


Photos: IG screengrab/Pixie Curtis, Roxy Jacenko

SINGAPORE: Ms Pixie Curtis, daughter of Australian businesswoman and socialite Roxy Jacenko and a millionaire in her own right, recently moved to Singapore.

And upon arriving, one of the first things she did was buy a Range Rover Vogue, which is said to cost around S$300,000.

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