Happy Can Already Season 3 欢喜就好3

Here are the episodes for Happy Can Already Season 3. If you like these videos, be sure to pass on this page’s link to a friend. Enjoy!

Episode 1

 

Episode 2

 

Episode 3

 

Episode 4

 

Episode 5

 

Episode 6

 

Episode 7

 

Episode 8

 

Episode 9

 

Episode 10

What was on Meghan’s veil?

Kensington Palace has this afternoon released sketches of Meghan Markle’s wedding veil, designed by  Clare Waight Keller.

“The Duchess and Ms Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, epitomising a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. On the veil, all 53 countries of the Commonwealth were represented by their respective flora, and yes, so was Singapore’s!

The Palace said: “Ms. Markle…wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy,” they said.

“Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.”

“True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams.”

“The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”

Which flora represented which country on the veil?

Africa

Botswana – Ear of Sorghum and Cat’s Claw

Cameroon – Red Stinkwood

Gambia – White Variety Orchid

Ghana – Caladium

Kenya – The Tropical Orchid

Lesotho – Spiral Aloe

Malawi – Lotus

Mauritius – Trochetia Boutoniana

Mozambique – Maroon Bell Bean

Namibia – Welwitschia

Nigeria – Yellow Trumpet

Rwanda – Torch Lily

Seychelles – Tropicbird orchid

Sierra Leone – Scadoxus

South Africa – Protea

Swaziland – Fire Heath

Uganda – Desert rose

United Republic of Tanzania – African violet

Zambia – Bougainvillea

Asia

Bangladesh – White Water Lily

Brunei Darussalam – Simpor

India – Indian Lotus

Malaysia – Bunga Raya Hibiscus

Pakistan – Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Singapore – Vanda miss Joaquim Orchid

Sri Lanka – Blue Water Lily

Caribbean 

Antigua and Barbuda – Agave

Bahamas – Yellow Elder

Barbados – The pride of Barbados

Belize – The Black Orchid

Canada – Bunchberry

Dominica – Carib Wood

Grenada – Bougainvillea

Guyana – Victoria Regia Water Lily

Jamaica – Lignum Vitae

Saint Lucia – The rose and the marguerite

St Kitts and Nevis – Poinciana

St Vincent & the Grenadines – Soufriere Tree

Trinidad & Tobago – Chaconia

Europe

Cyprus – Cyclamen Cyprium

Malta – Maltese centaury

United Kingdom

England – Rose

Wales – Daffodil

Northern Ireland – Flax flower

Scotland – Thistle

Pacific

Australia – Golden wattles

Fiji – Tagimaucia

Kiribati – Bidens Kiribatiensis

Nauru – Calophyllum

New Zealand – Kowhai

Papua – Sepik Blue Orchid

Samoa – Teuila

Solomon Islands – Hibiscus

Tonga – Heilala

Tuvalu – Plumeria

Vanuatu – Anthurium

Why should I pay the Airport Development Levy?

When Changi Terminal 5 was unveiled at the National Day Rally in 2013, we were all stoked. More so when the beautiful visuals of Project Jewel were released.

Uh oh. We forgot that this comes at a price. Who would fund these expansions? Surely not…not us?!

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on 28 February 2018 a new Airport Development Levy to fund the Changi Airport expansion project, or Changi East. In this post, we bring you the 5 frequently asked questions on this levy.

1.     How much is the levy?

If you are flying out of Changi Airport, you will have to pay up to S$10.80 more due to the new levy, as well as changes in passenger fees.

Fees

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2.     There’s no guarantee I’ll use the facilities. Why must I pay for it?

The fact is that such expansions entail a huge upfront investment. Our government currently employs a three-way model – made up of the government, Changi Airport Group (CAG), as well airport users, like you and I. The good thing about this model is that it prevents a large spike in charges to future airport users. Apparently, this isn’t a new concept. Airports in Hong Kong, Dubai and Qatar adopt similar models.

3.     Fine. But who paid for the previous terminals?

Surprise, surprise! We have been paying for airport upgrades and expansions. The expansion of Terminal 1 and the construction of Terminal 4 for instance, were fully funded by fees collected, such as the Passenger Service and Security Fee that were paid by airport users.

4.     Why can’t the Government pay for this project, since it has so much money?

In general, airport users should bear their share for the use of airport facilities. In fact, airport users are paying the smallest share. The Government will pay the majority of the costs, while CAG will contribute the next largest share. Airport users’ contributions is the smallest share of the joint contribution model.

5. Exactly, so costs should be borne by the Government and CAG!

Actually, if you think about it, it isn’t a good idea. If airport users are not to be charged, then the government would have to pay more. Don’t forget that the government’s money is our money – taxpayers’ money!

Now you know – the levy isn’t too bad after all. With everyone’s contributions, we’ll be able to enjoy a brand new Changi!

Voilà! Good news from #Cannes, France, where the prestigious @mapicworld Awards 2016 was held last night – Jewel Changi Airport, jointly developed by @changiairport Group and #CapitaLand, has been crowned Best Futura Shopping Centre!👏 Designed by world renowned architect #MosheSafdie, Jewel combines beautiful gardens with a vibrant marketplace housed within a distinctive glass-and-steel dome. 🎉Strategically located in Singapore’s Changi Airport, the world’s sixth busiest #airport for international traffic, it will provide an excellent platform for leading global retail and lifestyle brands to showcase their best offerings to the world. We can’t wait to welcome you to #Jewel when it opens in early 2019. Meanwhile, here’s a sneak peek into the future! 😄

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Is there fake news in Singapore?

Did you know that you might be a spreader of fake news?

What are fake news?
Fake news are false stories that are fabricated with the general intent to spread misinformation in societies. It could be developed to incite hatred, or influence politics to jeopardise a country’s social stability. It can also spread unnecessary worry or panic, especially when it comes to topics on health and personal safety.

Here are 2 fake news that caused lots of commotion.

  1. Punggol Waterway Terraces roof collapse

You may have seen photos circulating online, or even shared them yourself! The police and the SCDF were activated and the area cordoned. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm. What a waste of resources!

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2. FairPrice false rice rumour

Reports online claimed that NTUC’s jasmine fragrant rice is made of plastic. Concerned customers even showed up at NTUC, demanding refunds for their purchases. These rumours turned out to be fake as well.

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Why is fake news so common these days? Well, it is really easy to remain anonymous online. And people like to share without fact-checking first. If you share first, you look like you’re super in-the-know, right? There is also a lack of laws to deal with fake news in most countries. In fact, artificial intelligence can create fake news that really appear convincing. We show you an example:

Yikes… Are you convinced?

How can we spot fake news?
The first thing to do is to check out the information’s source. Is it a ‘clickbait’ headline like “5 things you HAVE to know about xxxxx”? Is it a strange website like viralnova.com? If it’s an email, is the formatting bad? Is it a recognized author or agency? Is there biased writing?

Another way is to check out snopes.com. Snopes.com debunks all the fake news for you. Unfortunately, there isn’t Singapore news in there.

So what you’ve got to do is to ensure that it’s a “.gov.sg” or “.edu.sg” website. Or better yet, get your information off Straits Times’ website or any local media agency’s website. If you do come across something strange in your social media network, do verify if the incident did happen with these verified websites.

Use the S.U.R.E. steps to analyse articles
The National Library Board (NLB) has come up with a S.U.R.E way for you to debunk myths:

SOURCE
Look for its origin. Is it trustworthy? Make sure that the source of information is credible and reliable.

UNDERSTAND
Know what you’re reading. Search for clarity. Look for facts rather than opinions.

RESEARCH
Dig deeper. Go beyond the initial source. Investigate thoroughly before making a conclusion. Check and compare with multiple reliable sources.

EVALUATE
Find the balance. Exercise fair judgment. Look from different angles – are there at least two sides to the story?

What can we do to fight the spread?
Do not simply ignore fake news posts!
Private message your friends and relatives to inform them if they are sharing fake news. Share the relevant and authentic links with them, and block spreaders and pages of fake news. Report fake news to relevant parties or authorities if it threatens individuals or society.

For more resources relating to information literacy, please check out NLB’s S.U.R.E website!

 

 

What is the Social Service Tribe?

I was walking home one night when I saw this poster at the bus stop. I wouldn’t have stopped to take a photo of the poster if not for the word “tribe”, which caught my attention. (Yes I do have a fascination with hidden tribes and traditions.)

It seems that this Social Service Tribe organisation was created as a platform to inspire Singaporeans to choose social service as a career of choice. It’s of course supported by the National Council of Social Service, or NCSS in short. 

 

Whether you are a student or a mid-career professional, do check out Social Service Tribe’s website to get your hands on career guides, write-ups on the range of professions available in social service, as well as how you can acquire the right skills to get there.

The website also provides you with links to training and development schemes such as the Sun Ray Scheme, Professional Conversion Programmes, as well as Internships.

No matter where your passion lies, Social Service Tribe believes you can make a meaningful impact on the community.

Check out their website at this link, and follow these great people on Facebook!

Why are we talking about right turns?

With so many news articles on right turns out there, SGDaybook breaks it down for you.

What is a discretionary right turn?

A discretionary right turn is located at a traffic junction, and gives motorists the discretion to make a right turn when the lights are green. That “imaginary pocket” as driving instructors like to say. The driver would have to watch out for oncoming traffic and pedestrians to assess if it’s safe to make a right turn at his discretion.

Why is Singapore suddenly talking about discretionary right turns?

Unfortunately, there were two recent accidents involving discretionary right turns, and both involved a fatality each. These incidents prompted citizens to point out that discretionary right turns are dangerous, especially when 90% of accidents on the road are caused by human error such as bad judgment and being distracted.

The problem with discretionary right turn is that it places the onus on the driver to decide when to turn. He has to find a gap in the traffic, and look out for pedestrians. Depending on his state of mind, he may not be able to judge the speed of coming vehicles.

Is LTA doing anything? 

Yes, and they have already started work on this even before the two accidents. Out of 1600 junctions in Singapore, the LTA has removed the discretionary right turns in 200 junctions. LTA also plans to do so for the remaining junctions where possible in the next 5 years.

In place, they are going to introduce RAG arrows – which are Red, Amber and Green arrows. This means that motorists will not be allowed to turn right when the red arrow is lit. They would have to wait for the green arrow, and there would be no conflict with other traffic. It’s basically green light for turning right, and so drivers will have more certainty when they are turning.

Where have these RAG arrows been introduced?

These RAG arrows have been introduced at “black spots”, where many accidents take place. Since the introduction of these RAG arrows, the authorities have seen improvements in safety rates.

Were accidents totally eliminated?

Unfortunately, no. Though accident rates fell, accidents cannot be totally eliminated due to the risk of human error. For instance, motorists may want to beat the red arrow. So please drive safe!

Since discretionary right turns are dangerous, why do we have them in the first place?

From a traffic design point of view, discretionary right turns help optimise traffic flow, especially during non-peak hours. If the oncoming traffic flow is not that heavy, you won’t have to wait till it’s your turn to turn. Hence, discretionary right turns are great for off-peak hours.

If LTA were to get rid of discretionary right turns, won’t we have to wait longer at the traffic lights?

Yes, all of us will have to learn to be more patient on the roads – for a good cause though, as RAG arrows will minimise uncertainty when making a turn. Imagine being at the front of the queue at a discretionary right turn and everyone’s honking behind you. It’s pressurising! I’ve been there. Patience is a virtue. P.S.: Please resist the temptation to text your favourite group chat while waiting.

Library @ Bukit Panjang Plaza

I was exploring Bukit Panjang Plaza when I came across the Public Library on the third floor of the mall. It was beautifully furnished, with a fun and welcoming layout that’s like a little Bookworm wonderland.

On one side of the third floor was the children’s section, which comes with a really fun Willy Wonka-like bookdrop where you can see your book travelling along the conveyor belt and sorted out towards the end of the process chain.

The children’s section was also complete with little clusters of books, so low that babies and toddlers can help themselves to any book they like!

The bookshelves were interestingly shaped, and the layout begs to be explored, just that I don’t know if it’ll be easy to locate a particular book given the curved shelves.

Who says libraries have to come with straight, traditional shelves anyway? I wish I were a kid again, and I’ll keep myself occupied in these little craters!

Over at the other side of the third floor is the Adult and Teens Zones.

I love it so much that it says “Volunteer-Run Space”, and there was really a volunteer walking the ground! I’m so appreciative of these volunteers.

It’s a similar look, except the shelves were more adult-height. Haha.

A friendly sign says we can return library items round the clock! Looks like the library is open round the clock!

The layout is really pretty too. I like the little cones that are so artfully designed. Spirals, spirals everywhere.

Did I mention that there are plenty of comfy seats for you to plonk in and enjoy a good book? Man… I really love this library! Can’t wait to be back to finish a book the next time I’m here!

Bukit Panjang Public Library
1 Jelebu Road
#04-16/17
Bukit Panjang Plaza
Singapore 677743