In case you’re unaware, the FIFA World Cup is happening this year in Russia from 14 June to 15 July.
And Singtel, M1 and Starhub joined forces to bring the World Cup to us Singaporeans. Lovely people, these guys. Just that you’ll have to pay.
Now, we have one more information about the World Cup 2018 that’ll make you happy AF, or super chim sim (heart pain).
But before that, let’s look at something closer to home. And something happier.
Second Don Don Donki Outlet To Be Open in Tanjong Pagar
Fans of Japanese stuff and huge discounts in general, listen up! A Don Don Donki outlet will be opened up near you soon. Like a-week-later kind of soon.
On 14 June, Don Don Donki will be opening their second outlet in Singapore, and Southeast Asia, at 100AM, Tanjong Pagar.
According to their Facebook post, here’s what you can expect on the opening day from 10 am to 10 pm.
Special promotions, opening price specials, roadshow and games. And even more important (at least to me), is freebies and giveaways.
Given how they always pride themselves as the King of Discounts, I’m excited to see how far they will go for opening day.
Plus, it’s 14 June, which is the opening match for World Cup 2018. Spend an awesome day at the Don Don Donki outlet, then make your way to the nearest CC or home to catch the match.
There you go, your day planned out for you.
You’re welcome! 😉
P/S: Here’s a sneak peek at how their store looks like.
Where: 100 Tras Street, Singapore 079027 (2F/3F)
Community Centres Around S’pore Screening FIFA World Cup Matches ‘Live’ For Free
Are you one who thinks that watching the World Cup is a waste of hard-earned money?
Our writer, who’s a hardcore soccer fan, wrote about this in an app-exclusive article:
Read about this in our free app as this isn’t available in our website or Facebook!
But if you’re thinking of subscribing to view all 64 matches of the World Cup 2018 after reading our writer’s opinion, here’s a free alternative.
Make your way to down to the community club instead. The People’s Association (PA) will be screening all 64 matches live at community clubs. Yes, totally free-of-charge.
The opening match will be shown at Our Tampines Hub and 40 other community clubs on 14 June. At 11 pm to be exact.
The remaining matches will be screened at all 55 community clubs.
Want to know if your nearest CC is taking part in the screening? Click here to find out!
For the screenings, you can watch out for updates on their website. They will be updating the schedule during the week of the opening match.
Just so you know, a colleague who has watched a few World Cup matches in CC has this to say: “It’ll be crowded AF, even if it’s a match that no one cares about.”
S’pore Mint Producing Gold, Silver & Nickel ‘World Peace’ Medallion For US-Korea Summit
A meeting that’ll make the history books is going to take place in Singapore soon. In 6 days, to be exact.
And Singapore is going full drive to prepare for the meeting. From gazetting areas during the summit to planning security for the two VVIPs, and producing ‘World Peace’ medallions to sell.
The coins are meant to showcase the summit as one that’ll potentially take the next step to world peace, as well as showcase Singapore as a neutral, safe environment for people of opposing ideals to meet and discuss.
Kind of like Suntec City and Marina Bay Sands, the preferred places for conferences for businessmen.
The gold medallion is priced at $1,380 each. Singapore Mint is planning to produce 3,000 of these, up from the initial projection of 1,000 pieces due to “overwhelming response”.
The silver medallion is going for $118 each and 15,000 pieces will be produced. And the nickel one is going for $36 each, supply to be determined by demand.
While some have denounced it as “yet another way Singapore is trying to monetise everything“, I beg to differ.
After all, they’re going to spend a lot of money to host this event. I’d rather they make some money to offset the cost, then fully use taxpayers’ money to pay for everything.
But that’s just me. What do you think?
Police Investigating Man Who Allegedly Abused Child At Sengkang East Way
When does disciplining your child goes too far and becomes abuse instead? This is a hot potato topic in Singapore. And it’s still far from being resolved.
But that’s a topic for another day.
Today, we’re just going to talk about this man who was caught on camera and went viral.
A STOMP video showed a man who repeatedly dragged a child out of a car and threw him against the ground.
Every attempt to reenter the car by the kid was turned away by the grown man. The end of the video showed the two of them standing by the car.
However, according to the person who took the video, the man left the child behind and drove off.
He returned later to retrieve the boy, who was being comforted by a resident of a nearby HDB block.
The police were alerted to this case on Monday and are currently investigating the issue.
Starhub Customers Hoping To Catch World Cup For Free on M’sian Channel RTM 1 Might Not Be Able to Do So
In Singapore, you have to pay $112.35 to watch all 64 matches of the World Cup 2018 at home.
Meanwhile, across the causeway, our neighbours are watching it for free.
And now, Starhub has announced that those who are hoping to watch the matches on RTM 1, a Malaysian channel, might not be able to do so.
Starhub customers are usually able to watch RTM 1 on normal days. But during the World Cup period, RTM 1 might encrypt their broadcast signal on the request of the FIFA organisers.
Should this happen, Starhub said they’ll have no choice but to block the channel during this period.
Which means your soccer match is going to look like this:
If you still want free World Cup 2018 and wouldn’t mind travelling for it, 55 community clubs across Singapore are broadcasting all matches for free.
Check out #1.
Or if you don’t mind travelling a little more…JB is just across the Causeway.
Ex-Real Estate Agent Fined $10K For Not Reporting Suspicions
Act blur, live longer. Most Singaporeans used to live by this saying.
See a guy hitting his girlfriend in public? Turn around and walk away. Saw your classmate cheating during exams? Say I don’t know to your teacher when asked.
Of course, with the advent of social media, people start to take videos and shame them online.
But this saying doesn’t always work. Just look at this ex-real estate agent’s experience.
Former real estate agent, Tan Yen Hsi, was fined $10,000 for failing to submit a report of suspicious activity.
According to him, he didn’t want to do it because he “hates paperwork” and “you don’t get money out of doing it”.
He failed to inform authorities that his client, Chinese national Zhang Min, could’ve used money from her criminal activities to pay for a Lakeshore property at Sentosa Cove.
A day before the scheduled completion of the deal on Jan 2016, Zhang went uncontactable. Tan searched for her company online and found out that she was involved in a Ponzi scheme involving $10.8 billion.
He informed his senior management about it who told him to make a suspicious transaction report. He created a draft of the documents but did not proceed.
Tan referred Zhang to Kang Bee Leng, the managing director of Sterling Law Corporation, for the transaction.
Kang was also fined $10,000 for failing to report suspicious activities.
Well, Tan did get one thing right. You won’t get money for reporting suspicious activities, but at the same time, you might lose money for failing to do so.
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