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    Win tickets to see Lee Seung-gi live in Singapore, and 8 of his shows that you should watch beforehand
    May 29, 2023 11:36 AM

    Just two months ago in April, one netizen ran into Lee Seung-gi and his actress wife Lee Da-in on Orchard Road.

    The trio will serve three Korean ramyun recipes each day and customers will decide if they are good or bad.

    AsiaOne is giving away five pairs of tickets (worth $2,080 in total) for you and a friend to watch Lee Seung-gi at his concert, The Dreamer's Dream - Chapter Two on Wednesday June 14, 8pm at the Resorts World Ballroom.

    AsiaOne x Lee Seung-gi The Dreamer’s Dream — Chapter Two concert.

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    This traditional Chinese paper house crafter knows it's a dying trade, but chooses to soldier on
    May 29, 2023 10:55 AM

    Mr Toh is one of the last remaining traditional Chinese paper house crafters left in Singapore — a trade that is quickly dying as an increasing number of people seek alternative ways to honour their deceased relatives.

    While sharing more about his craft, Mr Toh also explained that burning paper houses for deceased relatives was a practice that spread from a Chinese emperor.

    To create the base of a paper house, Mr Toh first selects matching pieces of pre-cut bamboo sticks and glues them together.

    "It's not just traditional paper houses, there are also other crafts that will be forgotten once our generation stops.

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    'Mistresses will eventually feel like wives': Mark Lee on extramarital affairs and secret to his 24-year marriage
    May 29, 2023 10:35 AM

    That's what Mark Lee queried in an interview with Shin Min Daily News published today (May 29) where he explained how he's maintained his 24-year marriage.

    Speaking to the Chinese daily, Mark, 54, asserted: "I am an Ah Beng, my wife knew before she married me that I don't understand romance.

    Addressing his marriage in greater detail, the veteran actor-comedian also said that marriage is more difficult than running a business.

    "He knows he's not young, so he's trying to be more active in his career to pave the way for his children's future.".

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    'In 4 months, he proposed': Ukrainian model opens up about love story with Singaporean husband
    May 29, 2023 10:20 AM

    It is said that love transcends all obstacles.

    Five years ago, the Ukrainian model met her Singaporean husband on the online dating app Tinder while in her home country.

    Having come from different backgrounds, it's no surprise that Nina gets asked the same question over and over again.

    "In four months, he proposed and we got married two weeks later," Nina shared in a separate TikTok video.

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    'I put back': Woman pleads for forgiveness after caught stealing toilet paper rolls, then leaves in car
    May 29, 2023 10:09 AM

    A TikTok video of a woman caught stealing toilet paper rolls has gone viral.

    The video, posted by user Jimmyho94 on Sunday (May 28), shows a masked woman getting confronted for stealing toilet paper rolls at Toyota Leng Kee Service Centre.

    Seemingly wanting to escape the situation, the woman opened her tote bag, which contained the stolen toilet paper rolls, and answered: "Toilet paper only.

    She then said that she would put the toilet paper rolls back where she took them.

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    Daily roundup: Jacky Wu to host livestream with Wang Lei at Bedok on May 29 - and other top stories today
    May 29, 2023 9:58 AM

    Jacky Wu to host livestream with Wang Lei at Bedok on May 29.

    Wang Lei will be hosting a livestream at Bedok tonight (May 29), and he has a special guest in tow.

    The local getai singer-actor shared in a Facebook post earlier today: "Welcome king of variety shows Jacky Wu to Singapore! .

    But an eatery was left high and dry when a social media influencer 'ghosted' them after promising a "collaboration".

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    'Business run by a clown': Patron blasts Hougang Western food stall for rejecting his request for utensils
    May 29, 2023 9:12 AM

    In his post on Complaint Singapore Facebook page, diner Andy Ang said he ordered a meal of fries and chicken wings, and was refused utensils by the staff over at Heng Heng Western Food located in an Hougang coffee shop.

    Ang posted that the staff told him that they "cannot allow customers to use utensils" if they only purchase fries and chicken wings.

    "Amazing service requiring their customer to make special requests to use utensils which they have available for western food" the customer added onto his Facebook post.

    When contacted by AsiaOne, a staff over at Heng Heng Western Food said that this is not the first time Ang has caused a scene over there regarding utensils.

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    Eastern Canada's Halifax declares emergency over wildfire
    May 29, 2023 9:03 AM

    The eastern Canadian city of Halifax declared a state of local emergency late on Sunday (May 28) after a wildfire caused evacuations and power outages.

    The state of emergency would be in effect for seven days, unless lifted or extended, the municipality said.

    Nova Scotia Power had temporarily disconnected power in the affected area, it said on Twitter.

    This month, the western province of Alberta declared a provincial state of emergency after tens of thousands of people were forced from their homes as unprecedented wildfires raged.

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    Temasek cuts compensation for staff responsible for FTX investment
    May 29, 2023 8:46 AM

    Singapore's Temasek Holdings said it cut compensation for the team that recommended investing in the now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange and for senior management, as they take "collective accountability" for the failed investment.

    The move comes around six months after Temasek initiated an internal review of its investment in FTX, which resulted in a writedown of $275 million (S$372 million).

    "Although there was no misconduct by the investment team in reaching their investment recommendation, the investment team and senior management, who are ultimately responsible for investment decisions made, took collective accountability and had their compensation reduced," Temasek Chairman Lim Boon Heng said in a statement posted on Temasek's website.

    "The cut in investment team compensation was a step in the right direction, yet it remains to be seen if it will be enough to restore confidence," Kapron added.

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    'Prolonged, more intense heat' expected from June to Oct in Singapore and rest of southern Asean
    May 29, 2023 8:25 AM

    SINGAPORE — More prolonged and intense heat and dry weather are expected from June to October in the southern Asean region — which includes Singapore — with a higher risk of transboundary haze and fires, said the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC).

    ASMC serves as the Asean regional centre for monitoring and assessment of fires and haze, and provides early warning services for transboundary haze.

    The meteorological centre noted that current hot spot activities in the southern Asean region are still subdued, with 14 and 13 hot spots detected on May 27 and 28 respectively.

    The southern Asean region includes Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and southern Thailand.

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