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Clueless uncle Kenneth Tan is apparently the latest victim of Singapore’s “Food Nazi” – Chef Danny who runs Sin Huat Seafood at the Sin Huat Eating House in Geylang. Tan took the Facebook to complain the he got “chopped” after spending S$353.50 on 4 dishes. He said: “Total rip off! Slaughter house! Kena chop! Please share this with all your friends. $353.40 for 4 dishes! I hope none...

In the light of the increasing frequency of MRT disruptions, one of which just happened this morning, we present to you the findings of a study by the University of West England which found that additional travel time on public transport equals lower job satisfaction. The study, which involved 26,000 employees in England, took place over a 5-year period. Researchers found that that each extra minute...

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...

Okay tam jiak people, if you haven’t heard of Chin Chin Eating House, go there and try the white chicken rice – its damn sedap lah! Unfortunately, the shop’s name has probably gotten it more fame overseas than its fragrant chicken legs. This, after a Japanese DJ and singer, 23-year-old Kradness, chanced upon the place and took a shot for social media. The reason – the name “Chin Chin”...

If you’re a Chinese Singaporeans, this should not be unfamiliar to you – roast pork, aka sio bak. To the ang mohs, it’s known by the more atas name of “Crispy Pork Belly”. The tasty dish is also a familiar one in Spain, but for the rest of the ang moh world, it’s not a common sight. And when celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shared a how-to video of himself cooking sio...

As health ministers from Asia gear up to present a new action plan to G7 leaders later this month, a worrying trend of antibiotics-resistant infections in the region is looming. The problem – the improper use, and over-consumption of antibiotics. This is believed to be hastening the mutation and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and reducing the effectiveness of the medication. Some doctors...

Christmas is coming, and so is New Year’s Day 2017. So don’t bedeh that you won’t be gorging on more than the usual. Some luckier ones (or more tam jiak ones) will even be lucky enough to go for buffet. Here’s some tips on how to get your money’s worth. You know, because S$60 a person is can buy you 20 plates of chicken rice lor. (1) Don’t skip breakfast and lunch If you’re going for...

If you find crabs strolling in MacRitchie Reservoir park, don’t eat them raw! Two boys from Hunan China who ate raw wild crabs soon had holes eaten in their organs because they did so. The boys had eaten the crabs, and days later complained they weren’t feeling well. One of the boys complained that he had a constant headache and couldn’t walk. Doctors conducted tests on the boys and found that...

Looking at these photos by 65-year-old Japanese photographer and former marine engineer Doi Kuro, you’d think you were in some more backward part of Malaysia, or maybe Potong Pasir (sorry Potong Pasirians). But no, what you’ll see below is Singapore in the 1980s – almost unrecognisable from the Singapore of today. If you showed some la uncle at the time a picture of Bugis Village...

The Oxford English Dictionary has included more Singlish words in its latest update on Monday. No lah, not Chinese Helicopter or Indian Helicopter or your great grandfather’s helicopter lah. More like Ah Beng, Aiyoh and Aiyah. The best (or worst) part is, all these latest words seem to have their origins in the term “nabeh” (if you don’t know what that is, don’t read...

You’re on holiday in Thailand and it’s a blistering hot day and you want a cool drink – so why not get a bottle of fresh orange juice from the roadside stall? Because that bottle might simply contain 100 percent food additives and zero orange juice! A Vietnamese couple and their two assistants-in-crime have been arrested for making these fake “fresh orange juice” and the worrying part is...

If you’re the kind of person who believes in the miraculous wonders of alternative medicine, you’d do well to make sure what you’re consuming won’t leave you in worse shape. This woman was left with a hole in the nose after a herbal treatment which she believed would help her cure skin cancer. She rubbed black salve ointment known on her face and forehead, but the treatment...

A curry a day might not keep the doctor away, but a curry a week could help you ward off the effects of dementia. A study by Australian scientists indicates that having curry at least once a week might keep you sharper for longer in old age. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the study identifies turmeric, an ingredient commonly used in curry as the key dementia-beating ingredient. The...

A new game has been launched that promises to keep you entertained while you keep fit. And also improve your skills in the bedroom so you can claim more baby bonus next year. It’s called Bangfit, described as “the fitness method gyms don’t want you to know about. Users will have to buy a Bangfit belt, access the game in a web browser, and strap their synchronized smartphones to their hips. Up...