NDP 2018 Song Divides S’poreans Like Yanny vs Laurel: 6 Topics S’poreans Talked About Today (23 May)


The time has come.

The time for you to check if your fortunes have changed this year.

To see if your luck is still as shitty as ever, or that 2018 will be a whole different year for you.

Or, at least, the first point of the article lah.

There is a lot more interesting stuff right after for those who only love the NDP for the fireworks.

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Now, before the tickets, here’s the song.

NDP 2018 Theme Song Released, Divided S’poreans Even Worse Than Yanny VS Laurel

If you haven’t heard, the theme song for NDP 2018 is out.


Hear it for yourself before you read on.

Find it familiar?

You should. It’s a remake of the classic song, We Are Singapore back in 1987.

The song was updated by local singer Charlie Lim who had rewritten the verses of Hugh Harrison’s song.

According to Mr Lim, he said that they wanted to refresh the song which was very relevant back in 1987.

And now, they want to look at things from the viewpoint of the younger generation.

To create the song, he spent a week just watching YouTube videos of old NDP songs.

Fun fact: the vocals on the actual track are from the original demo that was created in his bedroom.

Chairman for the NDP 2018 executive committee Brigadier-General Alfred Fox said the theme We Are Singapore “captures the unity of Singaporeans”.

“The theme is enduring, clear and direct. It means many different things to many different people and if you ask Singaporeans, it is about geography, it is about culture, identity, vision, even food to some. It’s really who we are and encapsulates many different meanings.”

And did you notice the trend in Singapore?

It’s no longer about trying to come up with new things. It’s also about looking back at the past in a new perspective and build on it.

I don’t know about you but I kind of like that.


Some netizens, however, aren’t really digging it.

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While some are half-heartedly digging it, kind of like how I dug my shell scrape in reservist.

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And then, there are those who are totally into it.

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So, what about you?

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NDP Tickets Lucky Draw Now Open For Applications

If you love the National Day Parade (NDP) show and apply for it religiously every single year, you’d need to know this.

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Applications for NDP tickets lucky draw is now open!

From today until 3 Jun 2018, you can apply for tickets to three shows. Two preview shows happening on 28 Jul and 4 Aug, and the real deal on 9 Aug.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents can apply for two, four or six tickets.


Of course, the committee behind NDP proves they know Singaporeans well by telling you this:

The lesser number of tickets you apply for, the higher your chances of getting it.

So here’s how you can apply for them.

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You can send apply via AXS/SAM machines, SMS or through the internet.

Successful applicants will be notified from 25 Jun to 2 Jul via mobile so make sure you give the correct phone number.

Tickets can be collected between 6-8 July or 13-15 July at the National Gallery Singapore (10 am to 7 pm).

May the force be with you.


Biggest Decathlon Store To Open in Kallang in 2019

Who doesn’t love Decathlon?

Before writing this, I just asked around the office if anyone has ever heard of this store.

And they looked at me like I’m nuts for even asking this.


For those who don’t know what is Decathlon, they’re one of the cheapest sports equipment stores in Singapore.

And they carry everything.

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If you, like the rest of my obviously besotted colleagues, love Decathlon, then you’d love this.

According to a recent report, Decathlon is opening their fourth and biggest store in Singapore.

At Stadium Boulevard in Kallang, to be exact.

It’s 5,000 square metres of cheap sports equipment and is expected to open for business in Jan 2019.

Plus, it’ll be jam-packed full of new and interesting things to do, like getting foot scans before buying a shoe and sports activities inside the store.

The store will also have an Active Health Lab, facilities under SportSG’s Active Health Movement which provide people with free health screening.

Similar to Century Square Mall, Decathlon isn’t just using cheap prices to draw the crowd in.

They’re looking to create a different shopping experience for their customers.

And judging by how I see people skating within their other stores, I’m excited to see what else they have in store for us.

Don’t you?

Couples, HDB is Releasing 3,970 BTO Flats in Tampines, Yishun, Sengkang & Tampines

Calling out to all couples ready to get married (or like I always say, to kill off your social life), HDB is releasing almost 4,000 new BTO flats in their second BTO exercise.

Prices can range from $76,000 for a two-room flat in a non-mature estate to $442,000 for a five-room flat in mature estate Tampines.

And we wouldn’t write this just to tell you there are new flats.

Here’s some analysis from real experts and fake ones as well.

Toa Payoh is expected to have super high demand because the area is suffering from withdrawal symptoms. To be exact, the area hasn’t had new flats for quite a while so you can bet people are more than ready to let their desire burst out.

Another thing to take note is also the location of new projects, which isn’t great because they’re located on the fringe of the towns.

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And if you’re looking to get a home to stay in, here’s another chart you might find useful.

The Makan Index we wrote about previously.

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Toa Payoh is studied and found to be the cheapest makan out place in Singapore.

Just FYI, yeah?

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Nursing Home Housekeeper Sentenced to 22 Months Jail & Caning For Allegedly Molesting Stroke Patient

Now, that’s sick.

Real sick.

Preying on women is one thing, preying on women who cannot fight back? If this is true, then he deserves worse than what he got.

According to Straits Times, a nursing home employee was sentenced to 22 months jail 3 strokes of the cane.

He allegedly molested a 55-year-old stroke female patient.

On 26 Nov 2016, a female nurse was doing her usual rounds when she noticed something weird.

Curtains were drawn around many beds in the victim’s room.

When she went in to check on a patient, she heard cries coming from the victim’s bed.

She saw the then 34-year-old employee straddling the victim with his trousers pulled down to thigh level.

She alerted the management and the authorities were called.

The employee, however, has intentions to appeal against his sentence. He said that he did not touch the patient and was in the room to repair the television.

He also added that the nurse and he had altercations in the past, which could be why she decided to “embellish her story”.

Sitting in Starbucks Without Buying Drinks? Sorry, Not in Singapore

If you haven’t heard, Starbucks in the United States has this policy of treating everyone who walks in like a customer.

Regardless of whether they’ve made any purchases or not.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to Singapore.

Starbucks Asia said that they are always applying the welcoming ‘Third Place’ policy within their Singapore stores.

It simply means that Starbucks cafes will be a warm and inviting place for people to connect with each other.

How about those who never made any purchases?

Well, then it’s left to the discretion of the staff and managers of the respective stores.

But one thing to know is this.

Starbucks employees are taught and trained to make the cafe an amazing place to be in.

However, some customers spoil the atmosphere by making a scene when they don’t get what they want.

Kind of like 2-year-old kids who cry when they don’t get their favourite toy.

Sounds embarrassing, right? But that’s exactly what 80% of Singaporean consumers are like.

Just look at bike-sharing and you’d get what I mean.

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