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Allan Wu recovers from COVID-19

Singapore — Back on Dec 28, 2021 Singaporean TV host and actor Allan Wu shared on Instagram that he had contracted COVID-19.

The 49-year-old is best known for hosting five seasons of The Amazing Race Asia. He was in Los Angeles during the winter holiday period when he tested positive for the virus.

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BTS’s Jungkook starts 2022 by breaking Guinness World Record

Seoul – What a way to start the new year!  Jungkook’s Facebook page reveals that BTS’ youngest member has broken the world record for the fastest Instagram post to reach a million likes.

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Jungkook managed it in just two minutes.

His first Instagram post in 2022 showed the star in a beach sunset scene welcoming the new year.

His caption reads: “The year ends so quickly and it’s a new year. Thanks to many people that I was able to spend this year happily and steadily without my body and my mind. I was so grateful and you all worked so hard. Let’s not get sick and be happy. Apobangpo (ARMY forever Bantan forever)”

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DJ Jade Rasif celebrates New Year’s Eve at Marina Bay Sands?

Singapore — If there’s one thing I’d have to admit I’m guilty of is that I’m envious of DJ Jade Rasif’s Instagram feed. Almost every one of her posts usually features the gorgeous mother-of-one in stylish outfits posing in stunning locations.

However, in her latest Facebook post, she used an overlay image in the background to work as her New Year celebration location since the pandemic limited her travels.

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Man claims to vote for PAP to get security guard salary, S$3,530 by 2028, night shifts “very relaxing and can sleep”

Singapore — A Facebook user claims on the SG Opposition page that a man told him he will continue voting for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) so that he can secure a “relaxing and can sleep” job as a security guard working the night shift.

In this “iron rice bowl” job, he said, he can be assured of earning at least $3,500 a month by 2028.

It was announced in November 2021 that the entry-level pay for security guards would rise by an average of 6.6 per cent annually from 2022 to 2028.

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By2’s Miko breaks silence after twin sister Yumi’s rumoured suicide attempt following allegations of affair with Wang Leehom

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Singapore — Miko Bae, the other half of Taiwan-based duo By2, broke her silence in a Weibo post on New Year’s Eve, a week after her twin sister Yumi was hospitalised following an alleged suicide attempt.

Last week, Yumi Bai, who was accused by Mandopop star Wang Leehom’s ex-wife Lee Jinglei of being Wang’s mistress, is said to have been in critical condition in hospital in Taiwan, after overdosing on pills in a supposed suicide bid.

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