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Singapore restaurant known for $2.25 Michelin-starred dish loses its star

Michelin star restaurant loses star

A Singapore restaurant that rose in international popularity after receiving a Michelin star has seemingly lost its claim to fame.

What happened: In this year’s Michelin guide to Singapore, which was released on Sep. 1,  Hawker Chan, formerly known as Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, did not appear anywhere in the food bible, reported CNN

New richest man in Singapore is worth $20.3 billion

Sea's Limited CEO Forrest Li

Forrest Li, the co-founder of Sea Limited, a tech conglomerate that oversees digital services and brands such as Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney, has become Singapore’s richest man, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

How it happened: Li became the city-state’s richest man after his company saw a 67% increase in shares this year, according to Bloomberg. He now has a net worth of $20.3 billion.

Swimming star Yip Pin Xiu becomes first Singaporean to win four Paralympic gold medals, praised by Prime Minister on Facebook

Yip Pin Xiu swimming star paralympics

Singaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu is the first Southeast Asian athlete to take home the gold at the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, upping her total gold medal count to four.

Golden win: Yip, 29, won gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 competition with a time of 2:14:46 on Aug. 25, according to Channel News Asia.

Miss Singapore, Myanmar Use National Costumes to Highlight Racial Violence and Political Turmoil

Miss Universe

Miss Singapore and Miss Myanmar highlighted important social issues during the national costume segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition.

Racial hate: Miss Singapore candidate Bernadette Belle Ong wore the red and white colors of the Singaporean flag in a cape with the message “Stop Asian Hate” printed on the back during the show on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.

Singaporean Professor Lectures for 2 Hours, Dies Inside After Realizing He was Muted the Whole Time

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A professor from Singapore appeared physically upset after realizing that he had wasted two hours of his time lecturing in complete silence.

Dong Wang is an associate professor from the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Like many educators around the world, he has been teaching classes online to help control the spread of COVID-19.