5 x 5: 5 pieces of news to know this Friday

By April 29, 20165 x 5

TL;DR – Everything you need to know condensed for you daily at 5pm.

1)  The rallies have begun


Both the People’s Action Party (PAP) and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be holding their rallies tonight for the Bukit Batok by-election.

Source: ChannelNewsAsia

Source: ChannelNewsAsia

If you are heading down tonight and wondering what to have for dinner before the rally, here’s our list of 10 good eats in Bukit Batok.

2)You’ve gotta get up and try, and try, and try

In more Bukit Batok by-election news, remember Uber driver Shirwin Eu?

His wife Wong Hsiao Kee has written a lengthy and heartfelt post on Facebook about her being proud of him deciding “to go ahead even knowing the odds.”

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In other Shirwin-related news, blog-site Alvinology has also shared a rather impressive photo of him on Facebook.

3) Uncle Martian in China

Via mashable.com

Via mashable.com

If you think that this logo looks strangely familiar, well, that’s because it’s a blatant rip-off of American brand Under Armour. The company behind Uncle Martian is a 25 year-old shoe manufacturer based in Fujian.

4) Boom Boom Pound

If you are planning to get some exercise done this weekend, you might want to think about this new workout where you pretend to play the drums that is taking L.A. by storm.


Technically this should be counted as two points but they are both related to SMRT, sorta.

a) SMRT full-year profit grows 20% to cross $100m again


b) Them feels

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This heartwarming photo uploaded by Facebook user Samantha Bek to SMRT’s Facebook Page has got us all going Awwwwww.


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