BBC News Makes Big Boo-Boo With Map of Sentosa: 6 Topics S’poreans Talked About Today (13 June)

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The US-North Korea summit has far-reaching consequences. It helped promote Singapore and put it on the world map.

It might help Trump get the Nobel Peace Prize. And it scared the South Korean administration.

Why?

Well, before that, let’s take a look at something more light-hearted.

BBC News Makes Big Boo-Boo By Thinking Sentosa Is The Whole of S’pore

By now, you’d have thought that everyone knows where Singapore is. Okay fine, at least people who are covering the US-North Korea summit.

But nope. Even when people are searching, Where is Singapore? There are still some very important people who’ll screw it up.

Like BBC news.

Check out what they think Singapore is.

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Sentosa. Yup, 5.9 million people living on a 4.71 km² island.

They reported that the meeting was at Capella Hotel on Sentosa island, which is correct. And added that the two leaders are staying at separate hotels.

Shangri-La Hotel, which is located on the eastern shore of Sentosa, and St Regis hotel, located on the western shore of Sentosa.

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Well, at least now they know.

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Trump Says He’ll Stop Joint Military Exercises With South Korea

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After four hours of meetings in the summit, Trump told the media that he will be stopping the war games.

However, he did not elaborate on which exercises he was referring to.

He mentioned that the US had been paying for the majority of the cost for these exercises, and by stopping them, it’ll help save money for the country as well.

Trump added that eventually, he’s looking at withdrawing American forces from South Korean soil, but not at this moment in time.

The South Korean government were caught flatfooted by the announcement, as well as US Forces Korea (USFK), the American soldiers stationed in South Korea.

They said that they did not receive any “updated guidance on the matter”. They will continue the exercises until ordered otherwise by the Department of Defense and/or Indo-Pacific Command.

KL-S’pore High-Speed Rail Just Postponed, Not Cancelled

If you’ve bought properties in Jurong of the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR), you’re probably devastated at the cancellation of the project.

But there’s some good news for you.

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News just came in that the KL-Singapore HSR isn’t cancelled, but merely postponed, according to Dr Mahathir.

He said that his Government is now studying the multibillion-dollar rail project. If unable to build one at the current moment, Malaysia will build it when their finances are better.

He further acknowledged that Malaysia will have need of a high-speed rail in the future.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s transport minister Khaw Boon Wan said that Malaysia should clarify their official position. And that Singapore is still supporting the HSR fulfilling its obligations according to the agreement.

Should the project be cancelled, Singapore will study the implications of the cancellation and exercise its rights to compensation.

South Korean Women Arrested For Protesting Outside St Regis Hotel

Not everybody is happy with the US-North Korea summit. While some chose to vent online in typical keyboard warrior fashion, others prefer to do it in real life.

Like these women.

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On 11 Jun, 5 South Korean women with protest placard were arrested near St Regis hotel, the hotel that Kim Jong-Un stayed, along Tanglin Road.

The women had reportedly appeared at Capella Hotel earlier in the day, then outside Shangri-La hotel where they were given a warning.

However, the women didn’t heed the warnings. They were finally arrested along Tanglin Road at about 9.10 pm.

According to a video posted on Today’s Facebook page, the women were “rowdy” and “uncooperative”, which led to their arrest.

14-Year-Old Girl Still Missing After Allegedly “Running Away From Home”

Previously, we wrote about this girl who went missing on Friday, 8 June. She was last seen at Hougang Mall at around 8.15 pm.

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Valarie Yoong Hui Xuan’s mother, Ms Jacie Tay, told media that she was grounded for her behaviour and had her phone confiscated.

Her mother had is also considering getting a Beyond Parental Control (BPC) court order.

Her mother claimed that she had picked up smoking about a month ago and started playing truant.

On 8 June, Valerie sent text messages to her friends using the maid’s phone, telling them that she was “running away from home”.

Then she packed a small bag and left.

Should you have any information on her whereabouts, you should call the police hotline on 1800-255-0000, or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

Famous South Korean Toast, Isaac Toast, Coming to S’pore

Singaporeans go crazy over everything Korean.

From food…

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…to Korean stars.

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Isn’t she just so…cute?!

So, seeing as how Singaporeans go all ga-ga over anything Korean, it’s no wonder that a famous toast from Seoul is setting up in Singapore.

Isaac Toast, to be exact.

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They’ve set up their Facebook page earlier this month and is expected to open at Plaza Singapura, basement 2 in mid-July.

Isaac Toast has over 700 outlets in South Korea alone and is known for their savoury toasted sandwiches.

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They have the standard ham & cheese, bulgogi, bulgalbi and even shrimp fillings for their sandwiches.

Prices for their sandwiches in South Korea ranges from S$2.86 to S$4.22.

So who’s up for some sandwiches? I sure do.

Let’s just hope that when these sandwiches “cross customs”, the prices don’t balloon up as fast.

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