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    Roy Ngerng found guilty of defaming PM Lee


    Roy Ngerng, a blogger, speaks at speakers corner during a rally to demand reforms in the country's pension system in Singapore on June 7, 2014Roy Ngerng, a blogger, speaks at speakers corner during a rally to demand reforms in the country's pension system in Singapore on June 7, 2014

    Blogger Roy Ngerng has been found guilty of defaming Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

    The judgement was passed by Justice Lee Seiu Kin on Friday, with damages due to PM Lee to be assessed later.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/summary-judgment-hearing-against-roy-ngerng-to-be-held-on-18-september-040501574.html

    Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin 'shocked' over Sim Lim Square case

    Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin says the government needs to balance between competing views on policies, in order to ensure the collective benefit of Singaporeans. (Yahoo file photo)Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin says the government needs to balance between competing views on policies, in order to ensure the collective benefit of Singaporeans. (Yahoo file photo)

    Jover Chew, the shop owner-cum-scam artist behind the Sim Lim Square fiasco, is fast earning himself new enemies every day.

    The latest is Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin who called his behaviour "shocking" in a Facebook post on late Thursday evening.

    “I’m shocked at the behavior shown. The chap didn’t seem remorseful either.”

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/manpower-minister-tan-chuan-jin--shocked--over-sim-lim-square-case-041029342.html?linkId=10413054

    3 Malaysian Muslims win court bid to cross-dress

    Activists celebrate overturning a sharia law against cross-dressing at the Appeals Court in the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya November 7, 2014. A Malaysian court on Friday gave transgender Muslims the right to cross-dress in a landmark decision to overturn an Islamic sharia law ban that could trigger similar challenges. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)Activists celebrate overturning a sharia law against cross-dressing at the Appeals Court in the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya November 7, 2014. A Malaysian court on Friday gave transgender Muslims the right to cross-dress in a landmark decision to overturn an Islamic sharia law ban that could trigger similar challenges. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

    Three Malaysian Muslim

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  • Did you know you might be doing damage to the environment even when you’re, ahem, having car sex?

    The Singapore Environment Council posted a Facebook video on Thursday to spread awareness about the horizontal mambo jambo in the car while leaving the engine on.

    “Vehicles produce 50 per cent of these locally emitted particles, which clog up our lungs… Make love not haze. Don’t let your car engine idle,“ said the one-minute cheeky video depicting a parked van as it rocked up and down according to the hot and heavy activities of its occupants.

    The funny clip, which even features an iconic sex scene from the movie "Titanic", has garnered over 17,000 views and close to 300 shares.

    Many have given the video the thumbs up.

    “That is so funny but still a strong message,” said a Marcelle Baum.

    “Such a brilliant idea!! Proud of the client actually having the courage to approve it,” said a Catherine Leck.

    SEC's playful vibe

    This is not the only video that's attracted attention to the council.

    SEC

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  • What you're really thinking when you first see an ex

    It's one of the most awkward feelings ever - running into an ex for the first time since you broke up. We all know the feeling, and the inner monologue that happens as we try to have a normal conversation with them - and fail.

    This deliciously funny short film hits the head on the nail in its documentation of what it’s like. It’s four minutes of LOL, OMG and haunting reminders of personal experiences that will make you wish all of life had subtitles.

    Written and produced by comedian and Buzzfeed writer Ali Vigniano, and directed and shot by T.J. Misny.
     

  • Singaporeans aid Vietnam tourist victim of phone scam


    Tourists walk along the Nicoll bridge in Singapore on October 15, 2014. People have raised thousands to compensate a Vietnamese visitor who was scammedTourists walk along the Nicoll bridge in Singapore on October 15, 2014. People have raised thousands to compensate a Vietnamese visitor who was scammed


    Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him on a crowd funding site.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singaporeans-aid-vietnam-tourist-victim-phone-scam-063419421.html

    China warns tourists to be careful when buying electronics in Singapore

    Sim Lim SquareSim Lim Square

    China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a notice on their website on Wednesday evening asking Singapore-bound tourists to exercise caution when buying electronics from merchants who have received many complaints.


    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-warns-tourists-to-be-careful-when-buying-electronics-in-singapore-063803475.html

    Singapore car dealer smells something 'fishy' about payment


    A Chinese national was paid $1,010 in coins by a Sim Lim Square shop after she demanded a refund.A Chinese national was paid $1,010 in coins by a Sim Lim Square shop after she demanded a refund.

    A luxury car dealer in Singapore complained that his showroom smells like a market after an "unhappy" customer paid him Sg$19,000 ($15,200) in coins smelling of fish. "He did this deliberately because he

    Read More »from Thursday #sgroundup: Singaporeans crowd fund compensation for Vietnamese tourist
  • (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Daniel Wong is a learning and teen expert, and is also the best-selling author of "The Happy Student". He offers programmes to help students attain exam excellence while also finding happiness and fulfillment, and to empower parents to motivate their unmotivated teenagersDownload his FREE e-book, “16 Keys To Motivating Your Teenager. The views expressed are his own.

    Earlier this year, I became a first-time dad.

    I absolutely love my baby son (I’ll call him Baby Z), and fatherhood has been fantastic. But, of course, there have been frustrating moments too.

    The non-stop crying.

    The long nights.

    The pee and poop-stained clothes.

    I feel like I’ve become quite the baby expert, even though my wife will probably disagree. (She’s the real baby expert.)

    My day job involves working with teenagers to empower them to become both happy and successful. Interestingly, the more time I spend with Baby Z, the more I realise that he behaves in ways similar to some of my clients.

    In fact, Baby Z’s

    Read More »from Are you acting like a big baby? 6 common mistakes that prevent success
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    Shisha ban: What will Singapore smokers do now?


    A customer smokes a shisha pipe at a cafe in Singapore, on November 4, 2014A customer smokes a shisha pipe at a cafe in Singapore, on November 4, 2014

    Following the news that the government plans to ban shisha tobacco later this month, Singapore users of the Turkish water-pipe are naturally upset.

    So what will these people do now?

    Yahoo Singapore spoke to several shisha smokers to find out and get their reactions to the ban.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/shisha-ban--what-will-singapore-smokers-do-now-065940186.html?linkId=10368037


    Vietnamese tourist left in tears after begging for refund at Sim Lim shop

    <span id=yui_3_9_1_1_1414994139938_1294 class=yom-figure yom-fig-right style=width: 630px;><span class=legend>Salesmen wait at their shops on a slow day at Sim Lim Square (Yahoo! Photo)</span></span>

    What was supposed to be a happy vacation for a Vietnamese tourist turned into a nightmare, as he was left in tears over the weekend after trying to get a refund for an iPhone 6 from Sim Lim Square shop MobileAir.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/vietnamese-tourist-left-in-tears-after-begging-for-refund-at-sim-lim-shop-040244285.html

    Exit poll: Nation in a funk turns to Republicans

    Americans trooped to the polls Tuesday in key midterm elections, with Republicans expecting to claim the Senate majority on a day of reckoning for Democrats weighed down by an unpopular president. Duration: 01:06Americans trooped to the polls Tuesday in key midterm elections, with Republicans expecting to claim the Senate majority on a day of reckoning for Democrats weighed down by an unpopular president. Duration: 01:06

    The glum voters who handed Republicans full control of Congress on

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    Integration is not about making foreigners 'more like Singaporeans': employers federation official


    Tourists gather on a jetty around the Merlion next to the financial business district in Singapore on October 31, 2014Tourists gather on a jetty around the Merlion next to the financial business district in Singapore on October 31, 2014

    How can social cohesion and integration be fostered in Singapore?

    Don’t think about it as making foreigners “more like Singaporeans”, said John Ng, vice president of the Singapore National Employers Federation, said on Tuesday at a conference on social cohesion and integration in Europe and Asia.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/integration-is-not-about-making-foreigners--more-like-singaporeans---employers-federation-official-074836187.html

    Shisha will be banned in Singapore starting late November: reports

    Shisha: 200 Times More Harmful Than Cigarettes?Shisha: 200 Times More Harmful Than Cigarettes?

    Shisha tobacco will be banned in Singapore starting later this month, according to media reports.

    Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said in Parliament on Tuesday that the ministry would ban the importation, distribution and sale of shisha from later this month to prevent the “proliferation and

    Read More »from Tuesday #sgroundup: Integration in S'pore not about making foreigners more S'porean
  • Is it that daunting for us to emerge from behind our smartphones? (Vulcan Post photo)Is it that daunting for us to emerge from behind our smartphones? (Vulcan Post photo)

    Last week, civil activist and opposition politician Ravi Philemon posted a status to his Facebook page, calling out two videos that he said were moving quickly online.

    Both happened to feature commuters on MRT trains in Singapore. One, he said, was of a teenage boy who appeared to be masturbating, while the other was of a woman hitting a young boy with an umbrella.

    In his status, which received 77 likes, Ravi urged people who had seen either of the videos to refrain from sharing them. What if the subject was your brother, son or grandmother? Would you still treat the videos in the same way?

    There is also the fact, astutely raised by someone who commented on his post, that the law protects minors for a reason.

    In a comment in response, however, one FB user argued that it appeared that in the case of the first video, the boy knew full well that what he was doing was both wrong and shameful, and therefore it was not morally wrong to shame him.

    Besides, in the interest of public

    Read More »from Online shaming in Singapore: Is it so daunting to intervene?
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    2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370


    Malaysian lawyer Arunan Selvaraj, center, speaks to journalists outside a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUTMalaysian lawyer Arunan Selvaraj, center, speaks to journalists outside a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUT

    Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

    Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, accused the civil aviation department of negligence for failing to try and contact the plane within a reasonable time after it disappeared from radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-airlines-sued-2-boys-over-flight-370-040642236.html?linkId=10285114

    More interim flats for couples

    When news broke yesterday about how two home owners had their Housing Development Board (HDB) flats seized for issuing short-term rentals, the Singapore social media scene went into a frenzy. Among the names floated around were Roomorama and Airbnb. Subletting websites such as Roomorama and AirBnb match tourists with local hosts of a country. They provide accommodation or lodging to visitors such as backpackers for a short time period. Airbnb’s Singapore website showed more than 1,000 rentals available while Roomorama has only 200 displayed on its page. Among those who are renting his apartment is Kelvin. He listed his 2-bedroom condominium for rental at $430 per night or $3010 per week on Airbnb. The private property is located at McCallum Street, Singapore. Kelvin has garnered 14 reviews by Airbnb users to date, with most commending him for his welcoming personality. Being hospitable to visitors of one’s country may improve its image, in turn boosting the tourism industry overall, but this is only one side of the coin. The HDB and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has an eye on its flip-side, with rules banning anyone from renting out his HDB or private flat for less than 6 months. Moreover, according to HDB’s website, subtenants must not ... The post No More Room For Home-Rental Websites in Singapore? appeared first on Vulcan Post.When news broke yesterday about how two home owners had their Housing Development Board (HDB) flats seized for issuing short-term rentals, the Singapore social media scene went into a frenzy. Among the names floated around were Roomorama and Airbnb. Subletting websites such as Roomorama and AirBnb match tourists with local hosts of a country. They provide accommodation or lodging to visitors such as backpackers for a short time period. Airbnb’s Singapore website showed more than 1,000 rentals available while Roomorama has only 200 displayed on its page. Among those who are renting his apartment is Kelvin. He listed his 2-bedroom condominium for rental at $430 per night or $3010 per week on Airbnb. The private property is located at McCallum Street, Singapore. Kelvin has garnered 14 reviews by Airbnb users to date, with most commending him for his welcoming personality. Being hospitable to visitors of one’s country may improve its image, in turn boosting the tourism industry overall, but this is only one side of the coin. The HDB and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has an eye on its flip-side, with rules banning anyone from renting out his HDB or private flat for less than 6 months. Moreover, according to HDB’s website, subtenants must not ... The post No More Room For Home-Rental Websites in Singapore? appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    The government will increase the supply of flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) by adding another 800 flats, including in Bukit Merah and Queenstown.

    In a blog post today, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said

    Read More »from Friday #sgroundup: Sons of MH370 victim sue M'sia Airlines
  • Chinese national Miss Zhou had been duped into paying $3,000 for an iPhone 6 plus at a Sim Lim Square shop. A Small Claims court ruled that she was entitled to a $1,010 refund.
     
    However, when they paid her on Tuesday, it was in hundreds of coins, including five and ten cents.
     
    All these coins were then allegedly flung to the floor in a plastic bag, according to media reports.
     
    Zhou and shop owner then started to argue, and police had to step in.
     
    A police spokesman told Yahoo Singapore that they had been called for assistance on 28 October around 2:26 pm. After establishing that there was a dispute, police told both parties not to breach the peace, and no further assistance was required.
     
    According to media reports, Zhou had purchased the phone on 24 September. She told reporters that she had agreed to pay $1,800 but the shop charged her an additional $2,400 for “insurance”.
     
    They eventually convinced her to part with $3,000. She later changed her mind and filed a complaint at CASE and

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