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Adults, if you liked the Nasi Lemak Burger, how about trying nasi lemak condoms? (We said “adults” ah – kids, don’t try this at home or anywhere else unless you’ve got a water balloon party coming up). Malaysian condom maker Karex is set to launch such nasi lemak-flavoured condoms, in addition to their already outrageous line-up of durian and grape-flavoured condoms. The nasi lemak condoms...

Looks like it isn’t just dangerous to cut queue, it’s also dangerous to tell people not to cut queue. Last Friday (21 Jul), a Singaporean man got beaten up for doing exactly that! The man and his brother were taking a bus to Johor Bahru via the Tuas Second Link. As it was very crowded (you know lah, weekends go JB…) they queued for 2 hours just to get through Singapore customs, and were queuing...

A Singaporean man was detained at City Square shopping mall in Johor Bahru on suspicion that he had filmed women using the toilet. The incident reportedly took place on Wednesday. The man is said to have hidden in the toilet from 11am to 5pm in his bid to film women in compromising positions. The alleged toilet voyeur from across the Causeway was subsequently caught by AEON Credit staff. At the time,...

A Singapore-registered BMW 740 (which is black in colour now because chao ta liao) got into an accident with a Malaysia-registered motorcycle in Johor Bahru early yesterday at around 4.25am. The BMW driver is suspected to have been driving drunk at the time. The BMW crashed into the motorcycle along the Tebrau highway and dragged the biked for about 300 metres. Taxi driver Mr Xie, who witnessed the...

This Singaporean man has been preying on lonely women in Johor, Perak and Melaka and has reportedly scammed them of up to RM$500,000 (S$160,000) in total. Singapore Loverboy would approach widows and single mothers on dating sites. He would then promise love, and as a bonus, business opportunities. Then, he would sweet talk them into investing all their savings with him or make them take out personal...

Malaysian right-wing group Perkasa has urged the nation’s foreign affairs ministry to send a letter to Singapore protesting comments by our Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. According to Malaysian media, Perkasa says that remarks made by Mr Shanmugam comparing Malays in Singapore and Malaysia are an insult, and uncalled for. Perkasa deputy chairman Sirajuddin Salleh said: “I am concerned...

Across the Causeway, some harsh words have been said about Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party and arguably its most famous member, the late Lee Kuan Yew. Assertions have been made, stating the Lee meddles in Malaysian politics by starting an opposition party. Also, the Malaysians have stated that Lee moulded the PAP after the North Korean government because he was an admirer of the...

The Certis Cisco officer who was manning a traffic point at the Tuas checkpoint has died from his injuries. 33-year-old Lance Corpotal Norman Samri was run over by a Malaysian driver in while performing his duty on Friday (10 Feb). The incident took place at around 2.30am. LCP Norman and two other colleagues were diverting traffic away from the first lane of the 3-lane road towards Malaysia. The rogue...

Don’t leave your belongings unattended, especially for you guys who like to put your handphone on the table when having lunch because leaving it in your jeans pocket is damn gao wei. This Singaporean lady had her bag stolen from right under her nose while she was eating at the Seoul Garden outlet in Johor Bahru’s City Square Mall. The incident took place yesterday at around 1.10pm. She said: “My...

Hope for Malaysian motorists – our Transport Ministry says it could withdraw the Reciprocal Road Charge which is to commence on 15 Feb 2017. This will happen only if Malaysia scraps its Road Charge, or if it implements the fee in a non-discriminatory way – meaning that all foreign-registered cars should pay the fare, and it should be charged at all its land borders and not just the Singapore-Malaysia...

Singapore vehicles, among other foreign vehicles entering Malaysia, are supposed to pay RM10, or about S$3.30) in VEP to install a radio frequency identification (RFID) electronic chip which is valid for 5 years. So far, we’ve been let off the hook as Malaysia can’t seem to get its system in order and many vehicles that have been unable to register are still allowed to enter Malaysia –...

Singapore might have the COE to make motorists pay and pay, but Malaysia has good old fashioned policing. In 2 days, 5710 Singaporean vehicles were stopped, resulting in 3000 Singaporean motorists made to pay RM$200,000 (S$64,342) in fines for traffic violations. These 3000 errant Singaporeans somehow managed to chalk up 184,024 unpaid summonses amongst themselves. The crackdown by Malaysian authorities...

14 stiches to her face – that’s what 20-year-old Rochell Waynee Ubong received after she was viciously attacked by a sex pervert in Johor Bahru. The incident took place in front of her house in the Tanjung Puteri Indah area. The private school student had just come home from an outing with friends. “When I arrived in front of my house, a man in his 30s appeared. What shocked me was that the...

About 20,000 Singaporean vehicles enter Malaysia every day via the Causeway and Tuas Second Link. With the new RM$20 (S$6.60) Road Charge levied by Malaysia, which took effect yesterday, it means some S$3.96 million going into Malaysia’s public coffers every month. That isn’t including the checkpoint toll which Singapore vehicles currently have to pay. All in, a Singapore car going to...