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American food YouTuber goes to Singapore’s Chinatown Complex to try ‘exotic Asian meats’

  • American YouTuber Sonny Side, whose real name is Will Sonbuchner, recently went to Singapore’s Chinatown Complex to try local hawker dishes, including pig’s trotter and fallopian tubes.
  • The 38-year-old food vlogger uploaded a video on June 11 titled “Exotic Asian Meats!! Singapore's Extreme China Town Menu!!” where he tries several dishes offered by different hawker stalls in the food center.
  • He samples braised beef tendon, old cucumber pork ribs soup, fish maw soup, pig’s trotter, cuttlefish with peanut porridge, fried fish skin, jellyfish and pig fallopian tubes.

American YouTuber Sonny Side recently went to Singapore’s Chinatown Complex to try “exotic Asian meats” and local hawker dishes, including pig’s trotter and fallopian tubes.

The 38-year-old food vlogger, whose real name is Will Sonbuchner, uploaded a video on June 11 titled “Exotic Asian Meats!! Singapore’s Extreme China Town Menu!!” where he tries several dishes offered by different hawker stalls in the food center.

YouTuber Dee Kosh pleads guilty to offering 2 teenage boys money for sex

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  • Former Singaporean DJ and YouTuber Dee Kosh pleaded guilty on Monday to several sexual offenses including trying to pay two teenage boys for sex.
  • Kosh, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to procure an indecent act from a young person, communicating with a minor to obtain sexual services and a third charge of making an obscene film.
  • He targeted a 15-year-old, 17-year-old and a man in his 20s by gaining their trust online and making indecent proposals to them, offering hundreds of Singaporean dollars in exchange for sexual services.
  • Kosh was arrested on Oct. 5, 2020, two months after another victim came forward to report the YouTuber. He was charged in August 2021 and expected to be sentenced on July 28.
  • The DJ could face a maximum of five years in jail and/or a fine of up to 10,000 Singaporean dollars (approximately $7,300) if found guilty under the Children and Young Persons Act for attempted sexual exploitation of a young person.
  • He could also face up to two years in prison and a fine if found guilty of communications for the purpose of obtaining sexual services of a minor, and two years and a fine between 20,000 and 40,000 Singaporean dollars (approximately $14,500 and $29,000) for making an obscene film.

Former Singaporean DJ and YouTuber Dee Kosh pleaded guilty to several sexual offenses for trying to pay two teenage boys for sex.

Dee Kosh, whose real name is Darryl Ian Koshy, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of attempting to procure an indecent act from a young person and communicating with a minor to obtain sexual services. Kosh, 33, also pleaded to a third charge of making an obscene film, while four other charges are being considered for sentencing.

Singaporean man terrorizes neighbors day and night for 11 years by banging on apartment walls

  • A Singaporean man has been terrorizing his neighbors for 11 years by constantly banging on his apartment walls, according to reports.
  • The 41-year-old man’s next-door neighbor created a TikTok account in April to document the daily banging noises.
  • Despite numerous complaints to police and the Housing Development Board (HDB), the man reportedly continues to harass his neighbors.

Residents at an apartment complex in Hougang, Singapore, are being terrorized by a neighbor who has been incessantly banging on his apartment walls for 11 years.

The 41-year-old man has been reported to the police and the Housing Development Board (HDB) multiple times to no avail. His next-door neighbor created a TikTok account in April to document the daily incidents, which include the man loitering around his neighbors’ apartment doors and scolding them through their windows. 

Australian man sentenced to over 5 years in Singapore prison for wine bottle killing of Malay father

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  • A 50-year-old Australian man was sentenced to jail for five-and-a-half years for killing 73-year-old, Malaysian Singaporean Nasiari Sunee and injuring his wife after throwing a wine bottle at them on Aug. 18, 2019.
  • Gosling threw the empty bottle from the seventh floor of his apartment building to two floors below at a family barbeque dinner while he was drinking.
  • Gosling was reportedly angry over the 2002 Bali bombing that killed 88 Australians, among others, and decided to “startle” the family after he discovered they were Muslims.
  • His action was regarded as a “killer litter” offense and an act of religious hostility toward Muslims.

An Australian man was sentenced by a Singaporean court to jail for five-and-a-half years for killing a Malaysian Singaporean man and injuring his wife after throwing a wine bottle at them. 

Andrew Gosling, 49, threw the empty bottle from the seventh floor of his apartment at a family barbeque dinner two floors below at the Spottiswoode building on Aug. 18, 2019. 

Singaporean man who pretended to work for charity to molest women’s feet gets jail time

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  • Tan Boon Hwee, 32, was sent to prison for two weeks and five days after pleading guilty to two counts of outrage of modesty on Wednesday.
  • The Singaporean man was arrested for molesting and taking pictures of women’s feet in two separate incidents from 2017 and 2019.
  • “Although the accused's outrages of modesty are less intrusive because it involves feet and not private parts, it is anything but harmless,” Deputy Public Prosecutor Chong Kee En said.
  • Tan pretended to work for a non-existent charity in 2017 and for Singapore’s People’s Association in 2019.
  • Tan was also fined 8,000 Singaporean dollars (approximately $5,876) in 2019 after being charged with five counts of outrage of modesty. He reportedly faced two counts of the same charges back in 2014.

A Singaporean man who pretended to be a charity worker so that he could molest and take pictures of women’s feet is now in jail.

Tan Boon Hwee, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of outrage of modesty on Wednesday. He was sentenced to two weeks and five days in jail for two separate incidents that occurred in 2017 and 2019.

Singaporean student shares her $26,000 jaw surgery journey in viral TikTok video

  • Last week, 22-year-old Qinthara Fasya posted a 30-second video to TikTok that documented her double jaw surgery, starting with a countdown of “T-16 days” before her operation.
  • Before her operation, Fasya appears to have a severe underbite, to the point where her front teeth do not touch at all.
  • Only three weeks post-operation could she take out her mouth guard and finally eat some soft foods.
  • In response to comments asking her about the cost, Fasya shared that it cost her about $26,000 for the corrective double jaw surgery and another $5,000 for the braces she had tried out before.
  • So far, Fasya’s TikTok video has garnered nearly 10 million views.
  • Fasya posted a second video on Saturday, March 19, with more details on why she got her surgery, saying it was not merely an aesthetic decision but also because her severe underbite affected her ability to chew.

A video uploaded to TikTok by a Singaporean woman documenting her jaw surgery journey has gone viral.

Last week, 22-year-old university student Qinthara Fasya posted a 30-second video that started with a countdown of “T-16 days” before her corrective double jaw surgery. At the beginning, Fasya appears to have a severe underbite, to the point where her upper and lower front teeth do not appear to touch each other. 

Woman buys Louis Vuitton bag for mom who felt she ‘didn’t look good enough’ to enter store 10 years ago

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  • TikTok user @minxchen_ said her mother wanted a Louis Vuitton bag while they were window shopping 10 years ago.
  • At the time, she had apparently asked her mother to come inside the store to take a closer look, but she refused because “she didn’t look good enough to enter.”
  • Ten years later, the daughter, now the owner of a pastry business, has posted a video to the social media platform of her mother’s reaction to being gifted her very own Louis Vuitton bag.

A woman in Singapore shared a now viral TikTok video of her gifting her mother with a Louis Vuitton bag she had set her eyes on but could not afford 10 years ago.

User @minxchen took to the platform on Saturday to share her story, recalling how her mother had pointed to the bag while they were window shopping a decade earlier.

Singapore student lands the internet’s endorsement for her student council election with TikTok rap video

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  • Internet users have been won over by a student’s viral TikTok video promoting her run for an upcoming student council election.
  • In the video, posted on Feb. 27, Priyanka, a student at St. Andrew’s Junior College in Singapore, raps over and dances to the Spice Girls’ song “Wannabe” to explain why her peers should vote for her.
  • The video now has over 890,000 views and 72,000 likes with many commenting their support for the student.

A student attending St. Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) in Singapore rallied the support of the internet for her student council election run after posting a viral TikTok campaign video.

While rapping and dancing to the Spice Girls’ song “Wannabe,” the student, who is identified only as Priyanka, put her own twist on the song with original lyrics explaining why her peers should vote for her.

Hundreds of Singapore couples to tie the knot on ‘auspicious,’ once-in-a-lifetime 2/22/22 date

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  • Hundreds of couples in Singapore are planning their wedding for 2/22/22.
  • This once-in-a-lifetime date is considered lucky in the Chinese calendar due to its all even numbers, with many brides also convinced it will make the anniversary date easier to remember for forgetful grooms.
  • Almost 500 couples have registered for weddings on the palindromic date.

Nearly 500 couples in Singapore have registered to get married on 2/22/22, a special date that is believed to be lucky in the Chinese calendar. 

Although Valentine’s Day is often considered in many countries to be the most romantic date of the year, couples in Singapore are choosing 2/22/22 as their date to tie the knot since it will only happen once, making the wedding day feel extra special. So if you and your lover are one of them, it would be extravagant to have it on locations like the wedding venues in Flagstaff.

Gay kiss on live TV inadvertently bypasses Singapore LGBT content ban

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  • A same-sex couple was captured kissing in the background of Channel News Asia’s (CNA) live coverage of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • In Singapore, content that promotes LGBT “lifestyles” is censored on local free-to-air TV.
  • The scene appears to have been edited out of the report uploaded to CNA’s website, but it became widely viewed on social media.
  • On TikTok, the clip has been viewed over 1 million times and has earned positive reactions from commenters.

A clip of two men passionately kissing in the background of a live news report inadvertently bypassed Singapore’s ban on LGBT content. 

In the video, a man poses for the camera after kissing another man for a few seconds. The men were captured kissing behind a Channel News Asia (CNA) reporter during the television channel’s live coverage of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, reported The Guardian.

‘Delete this right now’: New York Times’ Singaporean Chicken Curry dish savaged online

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  • A “Singaporean chicken curry” video posted to Instagram by New York Times Cooking has sparked online fervor because of the curry’s apparently less-than-appealing appearance.
  • In the video, posted Tuesday, a writer prepares the curry according to a recipe by a Singaporean contributor, which is highly rated with four out of five stars on the New York Times Cooking website.
  • Unfortunately, the finished dish fails to match the vibrant colors or thick texture of the original recipe, with the watery brown result leading to comparisons to “drainage water.”

A video of “Singaporean chicken curry” created from a recipe published by New York Times Cooking has stirred online fervor, as the resulting curry’s appearance drew comparisons to “drainage water.”

The video, uploaded to New York Times Cooking’s Instagram on Tuesday, shows Taipei-based freelance journalist Clarissa Wei preparing one of the publication’s recipes for Singaporean Chicken Curry. 

Japanese Cemetery Park in Singapore asks ‘Pokémon Go’ hunters to stay away

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  • The Japanese Cemetery Park in Hougang, Singapore, has a sign prohibiting visitors from hunting Pokémon through the mobile game “Pokémon Go.”
  • The memorial park has held the remains of Japanese civilians, soldiers, prostitutes and convicted war criminals since the 20th century.

The Japanese Cemetery Park located in Hougang, Singapore, has a sign requesting visitors looking to hunt Pokémon on its grounds to not enter out of respect for the dead buried there. 

The Japanese Association of Singapore put up a sign typed in English and Japanese to prohibit visitors from hunting Pokemon at the Japanese Cemetery Park, which holds the graveyard of Japanese civilians, soldiers, prostitutes and convicted war criminals.