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ICYMI: Punggol’s 666, GOT7, Madonna, and more

Check out what you might have missed this week.

Raphael Francisco


Published: 26 February 2016, 3:08 AM

Here’s a little summary of some of the headlines this week:

1. Punggol's 666

All hell broke loose in social media (haha!) when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it would have a new bus service in Punggol next week – service number 666.

According to western superstition, the number ‘666’ signifies the mark of the beast, or the devil, in Christianity.

Although it’s just a superstition, that certainly didn’t stop the eruption of jokes on Punggol residents.

CAN I PLAY STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN INSTEAD?
PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

2. GOT7 in Singapore

Famous Korean pop boy band GOT7 made an appearance in this week’s K-live Sentosa launch.

K-live Sentosa allows visitors to see holographic projections of their K-pop idols from groups like 2PM, Wonder Girls, and GOT7, performing on a virtual stage.

This acts as a cheaper alternative for fans who are unable to spend so much money on exorbitant ticket prices at actual live concerts.

The boys attended a press conference on K-live in front of a small crowd, with some fans extremely delighted by the presence of their stars.

LADIES, THE DASHING BOYS OF GOT7 ARE IN TOWN.

3. The Madonna issue

In light of Madonna’s incoming Rebel Heart tour in Singapore, many religious leaders like the Catholic Church’s Archbishop William Goh expressed grave concern over her anti-Christian performances.

Conservatives and liberals debated over social media on the criticism on Madonna’s performances, which are often filled with controversial religious symbolism.

Last month, the Media Development Authority (MDA) announced that Madonna’s concert license will not allow any content that could potentially offend any race or religion.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour will take place on Feb 28 at the National Stadium.

MADONNA USES MUCH RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN HER REBEL HEART TOUR.
PHOTO CREDIT: CELEBUZZ.COM

4. Rising dengue cases

It’s mozzie season yet again as 594 dengue cases have been reported in the past week, after a three-week decline. Since the start of 2016, over 4,000 cases have been reported.

Perhaps it’s a good time to remind ourselves to always be wary of potential mosquito-breeding conditions in our homes. Here’s the 5-step mozzie wipeout to take note:

1. Change water in vases and bowls on alternative days
2. Remove water from flower pot plates on alternate days
3. Turn over all water storage containers
4. Cover bamboo pole holders when not in use
5. Clear blockages and put BTI insecticide in roof gutters monthly
SAVE YOURSELF. SAVE YOUR FAMILIES.
PHOTO CREDIT: DENGUE.GOV.SG

5. Behind the private Instagram accounts

Our writer, Asiyah, wrote about a very interesting trend that “plagues” us today – having two Instagram accounts.

Our public accounts allow us to show  off great and pretentious photos for the world to see, and feeds our ego as the number of likes go up.

However, our private or “spam” accounts are for our closer friends who can see our less glam shots or even personal rants during the day. Check out the article to find out more!

IS YOUR SPAM ACCOUNT LIKE THIS?

Leave a comment below if you think that we missed anything out this week!


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