Artbox Coming Back to S’pore in May & June: 10 Topics S’poreans Are Talking About Today (21 Mar)

It’s mid-week and the weekend is coming soon!

But then, you still have two more days of work to get through, and if you’re not antisocial like me, you’ll have to eat with your colleagues.

Whether you like them or not.

Here’s a sneak peek of the topics you might want to know about:

  • Artbox Pasar Malam Coming Back To S’pore In May & June 2018
  • Police Fined Pedestrians Who Cross Roads Looking at Handphones $150
  • Foodpanda Deny Existence of Delivery Rider, Only To Verify He’s One of Them Hours Later
  • Taiwanese Movie 我的少女时代 (Our Times) Part 2 Coming Soon
  • Popeyes S’pore Now Selling Fried Chicken & Waffles For A Limited Time Only
  • Graffiti Spotted At Sembawang Car Park Daring Authorities To “Catch Me If You Can”
  • Mystery Of Jurong West Market Fire in 2016 Solved: It’s Because A Guy Lost His Temper
  • S’porean Man Loved Har Cheong Gai (Prawn Paste Chicken) So Much He Created A Career Out Of It
  • Bike Sharing Laws Changed: Users Charged Non-stop If Not Parked At Designated Area, Banned From Renting, Etc
  • Bus Accident In Mecca Kills One And Injured Several Others, Believed To Be Mostly S’poreans On Board

You’re welcome! 😉

Artbox Pasar Malam Coming Back To S’pore In May & June 2018

If you’re high SES and looking for a pasar malam more atas than your usual ones, the Artbox pasar malam is probably right up your alley.

Image: straitstimes.com

If you’ve missed the experience last year because you can’t be bothered to squeeze with the crowd (nope, high SES people don’t do that), then here’s your chance to do it this year.

And even better, there’ll be two instalments of the legendary Thai flea market:

  • 25-27 May 2018
  • 1-3 Jun 2018

The pasar malam will occupy a space of 140,000 sq ft, almost three times larger than last year.

And there’ll be around 400 vendors and partners featuring a huge variety of retail, F&B and art installations.

But you know lah, it’ll still be crowded AF.

  • Location: Bayfront Event Space, next to Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes (Nearest MRT: Bayfront)
  • Opening Hours: 3-11 pm
  • Dates: 25-27 May, 1-3 June

You can also check out other high-SES pasar malams here.

Police Fined Pedestrians Who Cross Roads Looking at Handphones $150 = Fake

Carelessly crossing the road is bad.

Like fight-worthy bad.

Image:
Scott Rodriguez Youtube

But is it fine-worthy?

An online post seems to think so.

On 20 Mar, an online post claiming that the SPF issued an on-the-spot $150 fine for pedestrians who crossed the road while looking at their mobile phone went viral.

Image: channelnewsasia.com

In case you can’t read it, the caption read: “They are desperately seeking money. Crossing road using hp, fine S$150 on the spot pay cash!!!!!!!!!!! KNN, money face!”

The image was taken down but it was understood that it has been circulating on Whatsapp as well.

The Singapore Police Force has stepped forward to say that this is #FakeNews, and the police do not collect cash on the spot.

Instead, offenders have to pay via AXS, SAM or cashless payment via www.police.gov.sg/pay.

And it’s not against the law to cross the roads while looking at your handphone.


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Damn, what a pity.

Foodpanda Deny Existence of Delivery Rider, Only To Verify He’s One of Them Hours Later

Usually, before a company big shot makes any public statement, they’ll verify the facts first.

So won’t paiseh mah.

But Food Panda Managing Director, Luc Andreani, made that exact mistake.

When news of this masked delivery man went viral on the internet:


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Image: Facebook (Ah Shui)

The caption of the post makes it look like a syndicate operating in Singapore.

So Food Panda efficiently gave their response to the media.

“This person is not a rider on (his) shift, but is falsely posing as a delivery rider”

And their reason for this? Foodpanda riders are taught not to cover their faces when making deliveries.

This seems like the making of an exciting developing story in Singapore.


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Image: knowyourmeme.com

Until it was brought to a screeching halt by a commenter.

Cue reversal of position.

Foodpanda now says the delivery rider is indeed theirs, and this was just a case of a wrong address.

Moral of the story?

  • Verify your facts before posting
  • Don’t exaggerate your encounter
  • Always put the right address when you order food

 

Taiwanese Movie 我的少女时代 (Our Times) Part 2 Coming Soon

Image: straitstimes.com

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or somewhere without cinemas and internet connectivity, you’ll remember this couple who drove the entire nation crazy.


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And possibly drove up birth rates as well.

Taiwanese hit movie, Our Times, plucked at our heartstrings and made us think back to our own school days and first loves.

And it’s making a comeback.

Recently, it was confirmed that the iconic movie will be having a sequel, perfect for those who want to see more of Lin Cheng-hsin and Hsu Tai-yu’s happily-ever-after.

While the movie won’t be named Our Times 2 due to copyright issues, the movie will be directed and written by the same people behind the original movie.

Even more bad news, the two main cast, Vivian Sung and Darren Wang will not be appearing in the movie, but it’s rumoured that the female lead is an A-lister.

The movie is currently in its casting stage and likely to be released next year, based on the previous movie’s timeline.

Tell us, are you excited for this?

Popeyes S’pore Now Selling Fried Chicken & Waffles For A Limited Time Only

When you think about Popeyes, the first thing that comes to your mind is their mashed potato and biscuits.

Now you can add another thing to the list.

Image: Popeyes Singapore Facebook Page

Waffles and fried chicken?!

Think perfectly fried chicken thigh drenched in nacho cheese and spicy maple sauce. Wedged between two crispy waffles.

Image: 9Gag

And that’s just for $6.90.

If you want to get it as a set meal, it’s going for $8.90.

Available at all Popeyes outlets from 20 Mar to 28 Apr, make your way to the nearest Popeyes outlet today.

Don’t say bojio, eh?!

Mystery Of Jurong West Market Fire in 2016 Solved: It’s Because A Guy Lost His Temper

When an entire market burned down back in 2016 in Jurong West, almost $6 billion was incurred in damage and losses.

Image: straitstimes.com

Not much was heard about the case, until recently.

And it’s all because this man lost his temper.

Image: straitstimes.com

On 11 Oct 2016, Lim Ying Siang took about 20 sleeping pills and went to drink beer at two coffee shops in the area.

He returned home and couldn’t find his keys and mobile phone.

Returning to the coffee shop at Block 493, it was shuttered and he grew angry.

He set two styrofoam boxes on fire and it spread throughout the Block 493 market, coffee shop and extended to the Block 494 coffee shop.

He was sentenced to 11.5 years of jail time and three strokes of the cane.

Mystery solved.

Graffiti Spotted At Sembawang Car Park Daring Authorities To “Catch Me If You Can”

When it comes to graffiti, there’s art…

Image: streetartsf.com

And there’s art

Image: straitstimes.com

Guess which one appeared at the carpark?

Yup, the second one. Looks like the doodling of a two-year-old, isn’t it?

On 20 Mar, it was reported that Chinese and English messages scrawled in blue and red, along with several symbols were found in three levels of a multi-storey carpark in Sembawang.

This was the first time it happened in this carpark. Thankfully, no cars were harmed in the making of the artwork.

Contractors are currently painting over the messages and the police are investigating the incident.

S’porean Man Loved Har Cheong Gai (Prawn Paste Chicken) So Much He Created A Career Out Of It

TL; DR: He sells up to 900 wings, daily.

Image: vulcanpost.com

When you were young, your parents probably told you to study hard, go university, get a good 9-5 job and get rich.

At least, that’s what I was told.

And that’s what Tan Wee Yang was in the process of doing.

Until one day, he decided to go after his dreams of selling prawn paste chicken.

He loved the dish since young and has been all around the island trying to find the one. The one chicken that will seduce his taste buds so bad he’ll go back again and again.

But he couldn’t find it, so he decided to make it instead.

After countless experimentation, he finally found the perfect recipe and made use of Tiger Beer’s Food Support Fund which supports local hawkers.

In Mar 2017, he opened his first pop up store which sees his chicken selling out. After that, he started joining events and gained popular fans.

And finally, he managed to open his first shop at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, selling 600-900 chicken wings every. Single. Day.

For those of you who wished to follow your dreams but don’t dare take that first step, this might just be what you need to do it.

You can read his full story here.

Bike Sharing Laws Changed: Users Charged Non-stop If Not Parked At Designated Area, Banned From Renting, Etc

If you’re sick of seeing stuff like this.

Image: stomp.straitstimes.com

Or this.

Image: straitstimes.com

It might be a thing of the past soon.

Singaporeans cannot take it anymore, and the government too.

On 20 Mar, new rules were imposed on bike-sharing operators like ofo and mobike.

These bike-sharing companies will have to be licensed by LTA which will regulate the number of bicycles on the streets.

The number of bicycles they can put on the street will depend on how well they manage indiscriminate parking and how their bicycles are used.

Industry standard like geofencing technology will be used. So if users don’t park the bicycle back in the designated parking area, they’ll be charged continuously.

Users who are caught parking in non-designated areas three times in a year will be barred from renting bicycles temporarily.

In other words, since you can’t appeal to the morality of Singaporeans via reasoning, they’re playing hardball now.

Sad but true.

Bus Accident In Mecca Kills One And Injured Several Others, Believed To Be Mostly S’poreans On Board

Image: channe;newsasia.com

On 29 Mar, it was reported that a bus carrying 31 passengers, mostly believed to be Singaporeans, met with an accident.

The passengers were in Mecca to perform the minor pilgrimage, according to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

Managed by local travel agency Abu Bakar Travel Services, a “number of passengers” were injured and taken to hospitals in Mecca.

MUIS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are doing their best to assist the pilgrims and family members.


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