#361 - Matt Walsh praises Singapore’s strict laws & employer gets police warning for fighting with helper

Jan. 30, 2023

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh ignited debate when he responded to an innocent tweet praising Jewel Changi Airport by attributing its beauty to Singapore’s harsh punishments against drug trafficking and petty crimes. Bo…

#360 ft. Andie Chen - The pros and cons of car-sharing in SG & CNY pole dancing for migrant workers divides the internet

Jan. 25, 2023

Ever since COVID, there has been a surge of car-sharing companies in Singapore. Even though their growth is tapering off, more people are using their services. And with car prices reaching all-time highs, it seems like boom …

#360 ft. Andie Chen - The pros and cons of car-sharing in SG & CNY pole dancing for migrant workers divides the internet

Jan. 25, 2023

Ever since COVID, there has been a surge of car-sharing companies in Singapore. Even though their growth is tapering off, more people are using their services. And with car prices reaching all-time highs, it seems like boom …

#359 - Teen goes viral over “luxury” Charles & Keith bag & Logan Paul’s Cryptozoo scandal

Jan. 16, 2023

Last week, a 17-year-old girl went viral when she called out commenters who mocked her for fawning over a “luxury” Charles & Keith bag which she received as a gift. Not only have people praised her for her response, but inte…

#358 ft. J.D. Chua - Singapore’s first creature feature Circle Line, breaking into Hollywood and spreading love

Jan. 13, 2023

The director of Singapore’s first ever creature feature Circle Line, JD Chua, stops by to tell us why he’s optimistic about the local film industry, professes his love for destroying things, and even makes us cry! Listen to …

#357 - SPH Media inflated circulation numbers & Chooby Pizza customer complaint goes viral

Jan. 11, 2023

SPH Media shockingly revealed that an internal review found that staff had inflated circulation numbers of their publications during a period from 2020 to 2022. Why is this revelation a big deal, even for those of us who don…

#356 - Singapore kids not physically active enough & Jay Chou angers Malaysians

Jan. 9, 2023

A report by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that more than half of local children do not hit the recommended one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise per day. Th…

#355 - UFC President Dana White slaps wife & Potong Pasir family discover HDB flat’s morbid past

Jan. 6, 2023

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White was caught on camera striking his wife in a club on New Year’s Eve. What are (if any) the repercussions for a rich, highly-visible sports executive caught in the act of dom…

#354 - China threatens retaliation for ’unacceptable’ Covid-19 curbs & gay teachers coming out in class

Jan. 4, 2023

Hope you had a new year! After China recently eased Covid restrictions internally, many residents eagerly booked trips overseas. However, multiple countries, including the US and Japan, rushed to impose restrictions on these…

#353 - A look back at 2022: Singapore’s Top 10 Trending Searches - Part 2

Dec. 30, 2022

Part 2 of our countdown of the most searched terms in Singapore for 2022! The #1 term is a puzzling one! To avoid spoilers, don’t check out the links in the description before listening to the podcast. Check out Part 1 for t…

#352 - A look back at 2022: Singapore’s Top 10 Trending Searches

Dec. 28, 2022

It’s almost becomes an annual tradition: the YLB end-of-year countdown of the most searched terms in Singapore for the year! We’re doing it in 2 parts this time, and in today’s ep, we cover #6-#10. To avoid spoilers, don’t c…

#351 - HDB investigates vacant BTO flats & Salt Bae invades pitch at World Cup

Dec. 23, 2022

HDB announced that it will investigate and take action against homeowners who flout the Minimum Occupation Period rule for their BTO flats. This comes after some supposedly “vacant” BTO units were listed for sale on an onlin…

#350 - YLB Reacts Part 2: More From Our First Episodes of Yah Lah But!

Dec. 19, 2022

We continue our discussion and look back to the formative period in Yah Lah But’s history - the first 5 episodes! Find us here! YLB Subreddit YLB TikTok  YLB IG YLB YouTube Just Try Only, our new weekly newsletter Folklory I…

#349 - YLB Reacts Part 1: Our First Episodes of Yah Lah But!

Dec. 14, 2022

Even with Haresh away getting married, the YLB goodness doesn’t stop! Today, in the spirit of end of year festivities, we look back at and react to our early episodes of YLB. What were we talking about almost 350 episodes ag…

#348 ft. Andie Chen - Taiwan’s rich eyeing move to Singapore & man caught filming upskirt videos of another man

Dec. 8, 2022

2nd special guest host in a week! Haresh is still away getting married, so this time, Andie Chen steps in to guest host! We talk about why he’s appearing in back-to-back productions set in the MRT (TV series Third Rail and m…

#347 ft. Rishi Budhrani - Uni grads’ pay double that of ITE & mother bans child from eating birthday cake in school

Dec. 5, 2022

Mother bans child from eating birthday cake in school 'You sound like such a fun mum': Netizens riled up over mum who forbids child from eating birthday cakes in preschool | asiaone Find Rishi here! Instagram TikTok Esquire …

#346 - Temasek to review “disappointing” FTX investment & Will Smith polarises opinion

Dec. 3, 2022

In parliament, DPM Lawrence Wong revealed that Temasek will launch an internal review into its FTX investment, and also characterised the loss as “disappointing”. Was that statement enough to ease the public pressure on the …

#346 - Temasek to review “disappointing” FTX investment & Will Smith polarises opinion

Dec. 2, 2022

In parliament, DPM Lawrence Wong revealed that Temasek will launch an internal review into its FTX investment, and also characterised the loss as “disappointing”. Was that statement enough to ease the public pressure on the …

#345 - Pritam Singh lifts party whip on 377A & Balenciaga’s bondage bears scandal

Nov. 30, 2022

At this week’s parliamentary debate on the repeal of Section 377A, the Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh lifted the party whip to allow Workers' Party MPs to vote freely on their conscience regarding the touchy subject. …

#344 - Covid protests spread across China & Shanmugam deadlifts 125kg at event

Nov. 28, 2022

Chinese citizens are taking to the streets in major cities across the country, in an unprecedented protest against the government’s Covid-zero policy and prolonged lockdowns. We discuss the significance of these protests, an…

Singaporeans want $6K a month to retire “in style” & Haidilao offers performance-based discount for PSLE students

Nov. 25, 2022

An OCBC report revealed that young Singaporeans want to retire “in style”, which translates to $6K in expenses a month. We dissect the results and other surprising statistics about Singaporeans’ relationship with money. Else…

#342 - Malaysia king to decide on next PM & Singapore might soon have an extra 1.5 hours of quiet everyday

Nov. 23, 2022

After the latest General Election, Malaysia is facing a hung parliament for the first time ever, with two rival factions tussling for power. The king has been tasked with the tough decision of selecting the new PM. We go thr…

#341 - Minister Alvin Tan on why he has no regrets entering politics, ministerial salaries, and Ronaldo’s interview

Nov. 21, 2022

It’s a special episode today, where Alvin Tan, Minister of State for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Trade & Industry, dropped by the YLB studio for a frank conversation that went deep. He o…

#340 - Twitter Singapore layoffs & Orchard Road buskers not allowed to perform during holiday season

Nov. 19, 2022

Ex-employees of Twitter Singapore have come forward with accounts of how the layoffs at their office were handled, and it’s not a good look for the social media giant. How did the process compare to other recent Big Tech lay…