‘S’pore’s Robin Hood’ ― man gives away gambling winnings to struggling people

Singapore ― A Singaporean has garnered praise for his initiative to gamble for a good cause and giving away earnings to those in need.

When it comes to casinos and gambling, there is such a thing as the “house edge,” wherein the house almost always wins, leaving addicted gamblers at a loss.

One man in Singapore, known as Mave Mason on TikTok, has beaten the odds by utilizing a systematic approach to making money from casinos like Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and sharing his profits with the less fortunate.

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Paul Tambyah calls surge in COVID infections ‘concerning’, says booster shots for seniors before 6 months is ‘reasonable’

Singapore — Infectious disease specialist and Singapore Democratic Party chairman Paul Tambyah said last week that the recent surge in cases is “a little concerning.”

Every day since Sept 28, Singapore has seen over 2,000 new Covid-19 cases, with 2,909 being the highest number of cases, recorded on Oct 1. 

The vast majority of those cases are mild or asymptomatic, and most new Covid patients have qualified for the Home Recovery programme, which was established in mid-September.

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‘Well-being of our migrant workers is important to us,’ say MOM and MOH after post of ‘dire conditions’ at community facility go viral

Singapore — After videos of the “dire conditions” at a community care facility went viral, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Manpower said in a joint reply that they have already fixed many of the problems that had been featured in the post.

“The well-being of our migrant workers is important to us,” MOM and MOH have been quoted as saying in a joint reply.

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Ong Ye Kung says gov’t ‘always planned for big surge’ in COVID cases, but netizens are unconvinced

Singapore — In Parliament on Monday (Oct 4), Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that the government had always planned for the possibility of a “big surge” in Covid-19 infections.

The country has seen its largest numbers of new daily Covid cases recently, despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

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Landlord demands to see tenants pictures to ascertain if they were Indian, agent asks, “oh so you all cook curry ah?”

Singapore ― After being interrogated about their race and cooking habits, a young couple took to social media to call out their experience with a housing agent and landlord.

In a post shared on popular Facebook page Wake Up, Singapore, screenshots between the couple and the agent were posted.

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