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Singaporean dad $20,000 in debt after daughter’s in-game purchases in ‘Genshin Impact’

Genshin Impact Singapore Dad

A Singaporean father was shocked by his $20,000 credit card debt after he traced it back to his daughter’s spending spree on the popular open-world game “Genshin Impact.”

A $20,000 character upgrade: The credit card was tied to Lim Cheng Mong’s 18-year-old daughter’s e-wallet in the mobile game. She reportedly bought in-game purchases from August to October 2021 to upgrade her “Genshin Impact” character.

First panda cub born in Singapore is named Le Le by online voters

Singapore Baby Panda Le Le
  • The name of the first giant panda cub born in Singapore was revealed to be “Le Le,” stemming from an old Chinese name for the republic, “shi le po.”
  • The cub was born in August, and a subsequent online poll took place in which 64,000 casted votes to decide on the panda’s name.
  • Le Le will be on view twice a day for 20-30 minutes in a special nursery designed for his comfort.

Singapore’s first panda cub, born in August, has finally received its name following an online voting contest. 

Singapore and China jointly announced the name on Wednesday in a virtual ceremony. The cub will be named “Le Le,” which is derived from an old Chinese name for Singapore, “shi le po.”

‘This feels like a dream’: 22nd-ranked Loh Kean Yew becomes Singapore’s first badminton world champion

Loh Kean Yew

Twenty-four-year-old badminton player Loh Kean Yew made history as the first Singaporean to win at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships. 

The world champion: Loh beat India’s Kidambi Srikanth after a 21-15, 22-20 victory in the men’s singles final in Huelva, Spain on Dec. 19, reported Olympics

2 lions escape their shipping containers at Singapore airport

Lions Escape at Singapore Airport
  • A pair of lions from a group of seven wildcats traveling through Singapore escaped their containers at Changi Airport.
  • Both lions were quickly tranquilized and brought to Mandai Wildlife Group to recuperate.
  • Singapore Airlines said in a statement that the lions were always contained behind safety netting, and the lions’ well-being was being seen to with the utmost care.

Two lions escaped from their cargo containers at Singapore’s Changi Airport on December 12, but were quickly and safely recaptured by authorities that same day. 

The lions were part of a group of seven being transported on Singapore Airlines through Changi Airport. The pair apparently broke through their containers, and one of them was spotted lounging atop the container. 

‘I thought I was going to die’: Man attacked by romp of 20 otters in Singapore park

Otter Attack

A British man feared for his life when he was attacked by a romp of otters in the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Nov. 30.

Otter chaos: Graham George Spencer, a maid agency owner and permanent Singapore resident in his 60s, was walking in the gardens when he was attacked by about 20 otters and bitten “26 times in 10 seconds,” according to the Independent.