Get Out!! is a bi-weekly video series where our hosts go out and discover new things around Singapore. This week, Le En and Kexin have 'Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife' where they get to enjoy a breakfast buffet and meet some orangutans at the same time. When was the last time you set foot in the Singapore Zoo? If it's been a long time, here's another reason to spend a day there with the family: Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife. The event was started in 1982 as Breakfast with an Orangutan, hosted by Ah Meng, Singapore Zoo's very own celebrity. After her passing in 2008, the breakfast was adopted by Tour East on Jan 1, 2019, renaming it Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife. This time, the breakfast is hosted by Ah Meng's granddaughter — who also goes by the name Ah Meng — at the Ah Meng Restaurant, along with other groups of orangutans. The restaurant is designed within a ‘forest clearing’ setting, using rock walls, streams and other natural elements to separate the animals from ... » Learn More about Get Out!! Have breakfast with orangutan Ah Meng’s granddaughter at the Singapore Zoo
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The term Ah Beng is pejorative, used to describe loud and uncouth young Chinese men with questionable sartorial and cultural tastes. Many would bristle if the label were applied to them. Not Jason Chua and Hung Zhen Long who proclaim themselves card-carrying members of this fraternity. You can laugh - it doesn't bother them. The duo are secure about who they are. Anyway, if your mocking taunts get out of line, they are more than capable of beating you to a pulp. Zhen Long, 27, is a muay thai exponent, and Jason - 27 and heavily tattooed - is a former boxer with the Singapore national team who has taken part in nearly 50 fights. But they'd probably prefer to expend their energy on more satisfying pursuits, like their new restaurant, Beng Who Cooks, in Tanjong Pagar. Opened two weeks ago, it serves dishes with intriguing names like Crab's Well (blue swimmer crab, soya sauce ikura, parmesan chips and tomato soup), Bak Chor Rice (flavoured rice with ingredients like ... » Learn More about The Ah Beng hawkers who became Covid-19 heroes and now have their own fine-dining restaurant
Her friends called her Ah Khu. Born in Falam, close to the north-western border with India, she spoke many of the ethnic languages of Myanmar. As a child, Ah Khu moved from place to place following her father’s postings as a civil servant. In her early 20s, Ah Khu joined a women’s group, Women for Justice, and for more than a decade worked tirelessly as an advocate for refugees and women’s rights. She was part of a coalition led by the Women’s League of Burma, creating a vision for a more just and diverse future. On March 28, she was fatally shot in the chest while taking part in a peaceful protest in Sagaing region. She was only 38 years old. Looking back 22 years, a pattern emerges. Ana Lemos was a strong advocate for women’s rights in Ermera, then-East Timor (now Timor-Leste). On Aug. 30, 1999, during the referendum, she joined the United Nations as a member of its polling staff. For this, Ana was targeted by a local militia group, the Darah Merah (Red Blood). Ana sat next ... » Learn More about Ah Khu and Ana: How many more will be lost while ASEAN looks the other way?
Sunday is the day for rest for many in Singapore, but some found themselves rudely awakened by the noise from a convoy of Lamborghinis and Bentleys on April 11 morning. In videos posted on social media, about 40 supercars were seen travelling on the roads at Nicoll Highway and Suntec City. A clip taken from a high-rise building showed the colourful vehicles occupying all the lanes at the Fountain of Wealth's roundabout as they circled the landmark several times, making public buses and other vehicles wait to enter the lanes. A close-up shot showed a traffic police officer getting off his motorcycle and approaching one of the supercars, which had stopped at the side of the road, to speak with the driver. The vehicles left the roundabout afterwards. The video, which garnered over 97,000 views on Facebook, elicited frustration from netizens. In another video, a motorist's dashcam showed the same convoy hogging the lanes at about 7.55am as they travelled on Nicoll ... » Learn More about ‘Very selfish ah’: Motorist rages as supercars hog roads at Suntec City, Nicoll Highway
In the 10 years that Rebecca Lim has been a full-time artiste in Singapore — 14 if you include her years as a part-timer — the bilingual star has won Best Actress honours at the Asian Television Awards, Seoul International Drama Awards, and of course in the local Star Awards. The 34-year-old has also endorsed numerous brands, ranging from beauty products and jewellery to cars and insurance. With her professional credentials, success, and popularity, is it time to start calling her Rebecca-jie as a term of respect for experienced, recognised and respected female celebrities? "I think I will forever be (just) Rebecca," she told AsiaOne in a recent phone interview at the sidelines of a virtual press conference to promote her upcoming Chinese drama A Jungle Survivor. "I don't think it's a time for anything, or that I expect anything in return," she added. Rebecca said she doesn't hanker for such labels in general and would rather focus on being a better version of herself. "(I ... » Learn More about She’s one of the top female celebs in Singapore, but Rebecca Lim says she doesn’t need to be called Ah Jie
SINGAPORE: The windows of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 sports car were rolled down, letting in the acrid fumes of burning rubber and deafening groans of modified exhaust pipes. The Evo roared through the relatively straight thoroughfare that is Stamford Road, well above the speed limit of 50km/h, recalled Adam (not his real name) of that evening in August 2014, when he sat in the front passenger seat. The traffic lights and other vehicles still out and about after midnight meant this kind of speed had to be done in short bursts. But the Evo was just one in a convoy of about 80 performance cars speeding through the streets that make up “Orchard Gudang (OG)”, a roughly 10km-long rectangular “rounding” route that runs from the Orchard shopping district in the west to the Marina Bay area in the east. It is also named after a race track in Pasir Gudang, Johor. There were cars like a Nissan Silvia S14, Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R on the route, all with a “minimum ... » Learn More about IN FOCUS: No more need for speed? Singapore’s illegal road racing scene fades even as concerns remain
Though you wouldn’t know it from the Black Friday crowds at Orchard and the appetite for $1K flights to Hong Kong, Singapore’s economy is clearly in tatters. The proof? Civil servants get no year-end bonus in 2020. The civil service is known for their generous year-end bonuses, but 2020 is an exception. Here’s the lowdown. Singapore civil servant year-end bonus 2020 From the Public Service Division press release: “In view of the ongoing challenging economic conditions, the Government, in consultation with the public sector unions, has decided that there will not be any year-end Annual Variable Component (AVC) payment for civil servants.” There is no year-end bonus for civil servants in 2020. However, the usual “13th-month” payment is not affected — all civil servants will receive it. [[nid:510675]] So this December, civil servants will get just a 2-month paycheck (regular monthly salary + 13th month). To help out the lower-earning workers, the gov will give civil ... » Learn More about No civil servant year-end bonus in 2020: What does this mean?
Looking to buy a luxury bag but can't decide what to get? Choosing what bag to invest in can be a difficult choice. You want to go for a bag that is practical and long-lasting, yet also stylish enough to go with your outfits. For starters, why not get some style inspiration from our local celebrities? We looked at the social media accounts of fashionable stars such as Zoe Tay, Fann Wong and Rebecca Lim to see what bags they are carrying. Here are our top picks. Rebecca Lim: Louis Vuitton Coussin Don't want your ensemble to look too dull? Consider adding a splash of colour like the Louis Vuitton Coussin MM bag on Rebecca. Its embossed monogram is a subtle nod to the discreet branding trend that we're loving right now. Fann Wong: Valentino Roman stud Not all classic black leather bags are created equal. Fann’s small handle bag by Valentino is dotted with the luxury label’s famous metal studs, adding a tough and cool edge to the wearer’s look. Tong Bing Yu: ... » Learn More about 25 stylish designer bags carried by our favourite local celebs, from Zoe Tay to Chen Yixin
BALIK PULAU: Although the making of nian gao (sticky rice cake) requires a lot of time and hard work, Tan En Yee sees it as an opportunity to spend time with her family. She decided to spend her day off making the sweet and sticky glutinous rice cakes with them. The 24-year-old nurse said making nian gao was an annual affair for her and her family at their home here. “I enjoy the process as I get to catch up with my family members. “I am the fourth generation in my family who learned the trade from my great-grandmother. I had the privilege of learning from her when I was younger, ” she said. Tan said her mother, Lee Li Yong, 51, decided to pick up the art of making nian gao as she wanted to help her great-grandmother and grandmother. “The work is tedious and they were growing old. “My mother was interested in making nian gao and she has been selling it since five years ago, ” she said. Family affair: Tan (second from left), Lee (left) and their family members ... » Learn More about Coming together for nian gao
SINGAPORE - A new cluster involving three people at a bridal salon in Yishun Industrial Street, The Wedding Brocade, was identified on Sunday (March 29), as the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 42 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Singapore. There are now 844 cases here. Among the new cases, 24 are imported and 18 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad. The 24 imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asean and other parts of Asia. Ten of the new cases are currently not linked, and contact tracing is ongoing. Case 810, one of the new cases, is from the cluster at The Wedding Brocade. She is a 22-year-old Singaporean woman and is now warded at Changi General Hospital. She is linked to two other cases announced on Saturday: Case 745, a 36-year-old Singaporean woman warded at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and Case 802, a 28-year-old Singaporean woman warded at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH). All three are staff members, said ... » Learn More about 42 new coronavirus cases in S’pore including 24 imported; new cluster at Yishun bridal salon