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Singaporean couple go viral for high school-themed pre-wedding photoshoot

  • TikTok user Jacinda Tan and her fiance went viral for their high school-themed pre-wedding photoshoot.
  • The couple showcased snippets of their photoshoot, which was taken at North Vista Secondary School in Singapore, in a TikTok video on Wednesday.
  • Tan and her fiance, who have been together for 10 years, first met when they were 13 years old, but they did not start talking to each other until they were on the same class trip around three years later.
  • Tan’s TikTok video has already garnered over 125,000 views and more than 11,500 likes.

TikTok user Jacinda Tan and her fiance live out all of our adolescent fantasies in a now-viral video of their high school-themed pre-wedding photoshoot. 

The couple, who studied together at North Vista Secondary School in Singapore, showcased snippets of their photoshoot on TikTok on Wednesday.

Singaporean mistakenly consumes cannabis soup that ‘looked just like kangkung’ while on vacation in Thailand

  • A Singaporean tourist on vacation at Chiang Rai, Thailand, mistook cannabis for kangkung (water spinach) vegetable in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.
  • She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant's Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.
  • According to reports, the tourist began to feel nauseous later at night.
  • Cannabis products and dishes have become increasingly common in Thailand after the government legalized the cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medical purposes in 2018.

A Singaporean woman on vacation in Thailand mistook cannabis for vegetables in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.

The tourist, identified as Sueanne, was on vacation in Chiang Rai, Thailand, with her mother-in-law and her husband and their two young children. She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant’s Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.

Hong Kong-based food critic says Japanese omakase ‘treats diners like idiots’

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  • Hong Kong-based food critic Lam Chua is under fire for describing the Japanese omakase dining experience as treating “diners like idiots.”
  • Following his comments, a Chinese newspaper columnist criticized the food critic.
  • Although the columnist recognized Lam’s expertise, he stated that Lam has little experience dining at top restaurants in Japan.
  • Lam believes that food must have value and a reasonable price.

A Singapore-born food critic in Hong Kong has been criticized for stating that Japanese omakase chefs treat “diners like idiots.”

In a post uploaded to Weibo on Aug. 22, food writer and TV personality Lam Chua, 82, expressed his disappointment in the Japanese omakase dining experience. He added that he has “an issue” with the chef choosing the dishes throughout the entire course. 

Singaporeans disagree with Japanese TikToker who claims ‘chope-ing’ is unique to Japan

  • A viral video posted by Japanese TikToker Matcha Samurai was flooded with comments from several Singaporeans who disagreed that “chope-ing,” the act of claiming a table in a food court by placing items on it, is unique to Japan.
  • The clip, which was posted on Monday, has already garnered over 365,000 views, 42,000 likes and 1,200 comments.
  • “Chope, same thing here in sg [Singapore],” one user commented.
  • “We also do this in Singapore as well. Even a tissue packet counts,” another user wrote.
  • TikTok users from other places such as South Korea and Taiwan claimed in the video’s comment section that they also practice “chope-ing.”

A viral video posted by a Japanese TikToker was flooded with comments from several Singaporeans who disagreed that “chope-ing,” the act of claiming a table in a food court by placing items on it, is unique to Japan.

Matcha Samurai, 24, posted a TikTok video on Monday to highlight the different objects that Japanese people use to claim or “reserve” tables in food courts, such as towels, shopping bags and cell phones.

Singaporean man accused of smothering his ‘nagging’ wife to death in UK says he can’t remember killing her

smothering wife
  • Fong Soong Hert, 51, allegedly murdered his wife Pek Ying Ling, 51, by suffocating her to stop her from “nagging him” at the County Aparthotel in England on Dec. 6, 2021.
  • Fong pleaded guilty to manslaughter on March 18.
  • Although he accepted killing his wife, he told the Newcastle Crown Court on Monday that he has no recollection of the incident.
  • “I don’t remember, I really want to, I cannot explain,” he said. “I’m really desperate to understand what happened and what went wrong.”
  • The trial is still ongoing. In Britain, the maximum penalty for murder or manslaughter is life imprisonment.

A Singaporean man accused of smothering his wife to death while on vacation said he has no recollection of the incident last year.

Fong Soong Hert, 51, allegedly murdered his wife Pek Ying Ling, 51, by suffocating her with a pillow to stop her from “nagging him” at the County Aparthotel in Newcastle, England, on Dec. 6, 2021. 

Why Zelenskyy wore a T-shirt designed by a Singaporean teen during a recent international summit

Ava Soh Ukraine
  • During the Shangri-La Dialogue, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was seen deviating from his usual attire in favor of a T-shirt designed by 16-year-old Singaporean Ava Soh.
  • The shirt he wore featured an NFT of a girl on a ladder, spray painting a large Ukrainian flag.
  • The NFT represents a “young Ukrainian girl defiantly painting a new future because self-belief is the best middle finger to oppression,” according to Soh’s company website.
  • Ava Soh first created her brand, Daughters of the Revolution, at age 14 to “empower the next generation of 21st century heroines through self love.”
  • In his address, President Zelenskyy presented Ava Soh and her initiative as an example of the support Ukraine has gained worldwide, citing it as why Ukraine will prevail.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy broke from his usual attire in favor of a young Singaporean designer’s T-shirt for a recent international appearance.

On Tuesday, Zelenskyy attended the annual 19th Regional Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to present a special virtual address to delegates. The Ukrainian president was seen on screen deviating from his usual green or brown attire by wearing a black T-shirt designed by 16-year-old Singaporean Ava Soh.

Singaporean TikToker goes on Dior shopping spree after salesperson ignored her mom for looking ‘poor’

DIOR SPREE
  • A TikToker went on a Dior shopping spree after her mother returned from the store and explained that a Dior sales associate neglected her for looking “poor.”
  • The sales associate reportedly refused to show the woman’s mother the products she was looking for and “left her standing there” while assisting another family.
  • The TikToker and her mother went back to the store the next day where she and her mother purchased multiple items and were helped by a different associate.
  • The TikToker claimed that the sales associate who her mother originally encountered approached their current sales associate and sarcastically said “congratulations.”

A Singaporean woman and her mother went on a shopping spree at a Dior boutique after her mother said she was disrespected by a sales associate who disregarded her for dressing “poor.”

Amjea, also known as @nahtyourbby on TikTok, shared a video on May 17 where she explained that her mother returned from a Dior store empty-handed after a sales associate “left her standing there” and “refused to show her the things she was asking for.”

British man praises Singapore on TikTok after his missing wallet — minus only $40 — is returned to police

SINGAPORE WALLET
  • A British man in Singapore who lost his wallet containing $500 was surprised when he received a letter from Singapore police that his wallet had been found.
  • The man posted a video sharing his experience to TikTok on Thursday, which garnered more than 3,400 likes and over 62,000 views.
  • He revealed that $460 remained in his wallet and that he had no issue with the missing $40.

After losing his wallet containing $500 for over a week, a British man in Singapore was relieved when he received a letter that a good Samaritan had found and returned the wallet to police. 

The man, Chris Henderson, believed he had lost his wallet for good until a letter from Singapore police informed him that his wallet had been found 10 days later. He was shocked, however, after discovering that most of his cash had been left untouched. 

Singaporean student wowing British quiz show viewers could identify every country, their capitals at age 6

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  • “University Challenge” contestant Maximilian Zeng has become a social media darling for his impressive performance on the British quiz show.
  • The 22-year-old Singaporean student and his teammates at Imperial College London won against the University of Reading team in the quarterfinals of the show’s 51st season.
  • Zeng’s ability to answer almost every geography question correctly earned him praise online.
  • The biochemistry student revealed that he received his first world map when he was 3 and was able to identify all countries and capital cities in the world by age 6.
  • Imperial team captain Michael Mays was criticized online for allegedly ignoring Zeng and teammate Fatima Sheriff while focusing mainly on teammate Gilbert Jackson when seeking answers.

A Singaporean contestant on the British quiz show “University Challenge” is dazzling viewers with his impressive geography skills. 

The Feb. 14 episode of the long-running TV show featured 22-year-old Maximilian Zeng and his Imperial College London teammates dominating against the University of Reading team in the quarterfinals of the show’s 51st season. 

60-year-old livestreamer sells over $730,000 worth of Gucci in less than 2 hours

Seafood Vendor Sells Gucci

A 60-year-old stage performer-turned-online seafood vendor managed to sell 1 million Singaporean dollars’ (approximately $733,000) worth of Gucci products within two hours while visiting an outlet in Paris.

What happened: Wang Lei, also known online as “fish-selling brother,” went to a Gucci outlet in Paris on Thursday, Dec. 16, where he livestreamed an online  sale of the Gucci products, according to AsiaOne.