Seeing double? Friends prank man with creative police standee at Nex

To surprise their friend on his birthday, a group of young adults decided to "turn" him into Singapore's favourite police officer. TikTok user T1ew posted a video documenting the entire process last Sunday (July 3). The minute-long video showed the group of friends planning the prank, leading up to the very moment where they sprung the surprise on birthday...

Why is Malaysia seeing a rise in data leaks, and what is the government doing to stop it?

Malaysians were given a rude shock in April, following the revelation that the personal data of 22.5 million citizens ranging from their full names to identification numbers, home addresses, phone numbers and ID photos, were stolen from government servers and sold on the dark web for a reported price of just US$10,000 (S$14,000). Barely two...

Hong Kong considers shorter Covid-19 quarantine for travellers: John Lee

Hong Kong will look into shortening Covid-19 quarantine requirements for travellers, while still aiming to curb the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, the city's new leader John Lee said on Tuesday (July 5) Lee spoke at his first weekly news conference as the city's chief executive after being sworn in...

Suspected North Korea dam water release prompts South Koreans to evacuate

North Korea appears to have released water from a dam near its border with South Korea, prompting vacationers in the neighbouring country to evacuate over rising water levels on the Imjin River, officials said on Tuesday (July 5). The water level at a bridge at the river in the South's border county of Yeoncheon surpassed...

Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

Torrential rains kept battering Australia's east coast on Tuesday (July 5), intensifying the flood crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes after rivers swiftly rose past danger levels. About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney's western suburbs, have been told to either evacuate or warned they...

‘He wanted to taste only Segamat durians’: Businessman takes helicopter from KL to Johor for durian feast

When it comes to durians, some will go to pretty extreme lengths just to get a taste of their favourite fruit. Take one businessman in Malaysia for example who recently took his helicopter from Kuala Lumpur to Johor with three of his very lucky friends to satisfy their durian craze. The four of them flew to durian farmer Lokman Hakim Johar's...

‘This shop is like my child’: Old-school bakery in Bedok sold for $4 million after a 3-year search for successor

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After almost four decades, the owner of Borobudur Snacks Shop at 537 Bedok North Street 3 has decided to retire, citing old age and occupational injuries. The owner, a 74-year-old man surnamed Zheng, told Shin Min Daily News that he's selling his entire business — which...

In Shanghai, lockdown blues make way for Covid-19 testing gripes

A man has a swab collected at a nucleic acid testing site in Lujiazui financial district after the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak was lifted in Shanghai, China, on June 2, 2022.Reuters Shanghai residents' relief over the easing of a two-month Covid-19 lockdown is giving way to frustration as they face...

College Student Spent RM1.6k Emptying A Cinema Hall To Watch “Top Gun: Maverick” With Bestie

Have you ever wonder what it’s like to rent out an entire cinema hall to yourself or with your loved ones? Some have actually experienced watching a less popular film alone where the hall was basically empty. However, when going to see a hit movie starring a very famous Aa-list actor, chances are, the hall is...