5 x 5: Is the Average Hong Konger running out of space, out of money?

By September 17, 20165 x 5, Current

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

1. Sacked SMRT Staff Have Until Next Week to Appeal

via Straits Times

via Straits Times

SMRT have given the two staff sacked over the fatal incident ar Pasir Ris station up till next week to submit appeals. Labour Chief Chan Chun Sing has said that the National Transport Workers Union (NTWU) have been in touch with the affected workers since the beginning and will offer help. More here.

2. The Strange Case of a Man who ‘Lived’ in Changi Airport for Three Weeks

via Straits Times

via Straits Times

A Malaysian man missed his flight in Singapore and decided to make Changi Airport’s transit area his home for three weeks. He forged passes to gain access to different lounges in all three terminals. More here.

3. What Happens when An Opposition Supporter Says Good Things about Medisave and MediShield Life?

Well, he posted six hours ago, and we saw some 200 comments and 50 shares. He’d said,

“So, whatever you may say, I do appreciate that govt subsidy and Medishield Life are important and helpful.”

But for me, I just enjoyed the little love story behind his blogpost.

4. Nathan Hartono Sings Again

The Singaporean showed off his chocolate-y smooth vocals and impressed with more skills on China variety show Sing!China last night. And yup, he’s through to the next round!

5. Boxed up in Hong Kong

via photoblog.hk

via photoblog.hk

You might have read about how some Hong Kongers live in ‘cage homes’. Even for those who don’t live in those ‘cages’, many can afford anything more than tiny ‘boxes’ with doors. Many with no windows. How bad? Juct check out these photos from Hong Kong photographer Benny Lam here.

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(Featured image via photoblog.hk)


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