YLB #39 - Malaysia goes into lockdown to battle Covid-19 so should we stock up on toilet paper (again)?

March 16, 2020

Malaysia going into lockdown is the latest development in a week that saw Covid-19 become the most global event in recent times (besides the World Cup or the Olympics). So...toilet paper? Self-quarantine? Social distancing? …

YLB #38 - The SG student who got hate-punched in London and is it too soon to joke about Covid-19?

March 8, 2020

Jonathan Mok, an SG student in London, went viral around the world after he posted images of his punched-up eye after being jumped by a group of strangers in a coronavirus-related racist attack. And his is just one of many h…

YLB #37 - Mahathir goes full “Game of Thrones” and our noob-ish views on the future of the Coronavirus

Feb. 29, 2020

Step aside Coronavirus, Malaysia has bigger shit to deal with - their government. What a week it’s been for our neighbours and we TRY to understand and explain what happened. But we can only not talk about the virus for so l…

YLB #36 - Minister Chan Chung Sing has a leaked (audio) tape and XiaXue’s accused of “fatphobia” (feat. Munah Bagharib)

Feb. 21, 2020

A 25-min audio clip of Minister Chan Chun Sing spewing Singlish and scolding the “idiotic” hoarders of Singapore leaked online. Some people loved it, some didn’t. But did he go too far? Or is he “the Ah Beng” we deserve? Els…

YLB #35 - A Chinese bride wears a Native American Headdress and the Internet loses it (feat. Noah Yap)

Feb. 15, 2020

"She loves parrots" was one of the reasons given by friends of the Chinese bride. Weird reason aside, is this yet another case of "cultural appropriation" or are netizens being "too sensitive" again? We dive into this with t…

YLB #34 - The PMD ban goes apeshit and were Shakira and J Lo too sexual? Feat. Caitanya Tan

Feb. 7, 2020

Come April 2020, ALL motorised PMDs will be banned from footpaths (even hoverboards *gasp*) and users might even need to take theory tests! But are people as triggered or have we all moved on from anything PMD-related? On th…

YLB #33 - Is Singapore’s travel ban on Chinese nationals xenophobic? And the school soccer game that ended 32-0

Feb. 1, 2020

On 1 Feb, Singapore became yet another country that imposed travel restrictions because of the Corona virus BUT became the FIRST in the world to ban anyone with a Chinese passport. But is it a xenophobic policy? In other new…

YLB #32 - The Singaporean’s guide to the Wuhan Virus and Facebook calls China’s President Xi “Mr Shithole”

Jan. 25, 2020

Do we really need to be that scared of the Wuhan Coronavirus? And is eating wild animals that wrong? In other China-related news, Facebook incorrectly translated a Facebook post by Aung San Suu Kyi and ended up referring to …

YLB #31 - Singapore Social-ed One Last time feat. Sukki Singapora

Jan. 20, 2020

We thought our podcast series on SS was done and dusted when Sukki Singapora popped up suddenly in Singapore! We chatted not just about the show but also about the art of burlesque, in much greater detail than was ever cover…

YLB #30 - Thor cares about the bushfires but should we? And the SIA aircrew deemed "robotic" by UK YouTuber

Jan. 12, 2020

So much has been said about the bushfires in Australia, but why is it still so easy to not give a damn? Should we even though? And a YouTuber made a video dissing SIA crew and got more than 100,000 views. And some people wer…

YLB #29 - Can Singapore ever ban plastics and the ex-NTU valedictorian breast implant scammer

Jan. 5, 2020

What better way to start 2020 than talking about Mother Earth and if Singapore can ever ban single-use plastics like our neighbours Thailand just did? Elsewhere, an ex-NTU student uses her intellectual assets to scam her fri…

YLB #28 - 2019 Review Pt 2 : WTF Happened

Dec. 28, 2019

The next half of us talking about big shit that happened during the year, based on your searches online (we know everything). Also, WE’VE GOT ANOTHER GIVEAWAY. So listen up. And since this is the last podcast of the year for…

YLB #27 - 2019 Review Pt 1 : WTF Happened

Dec. 21, 2019

We review the biggest things that happened this year, according to what we searched for online. Publicly AND privately. Also, our FIRST ever giveaway. But you gotta listen for the goodies. Part 1 of 2 so listen up for next w…

YLB #26 - Feat. Nicole Ong: Singapore Social Special Pt3

Dec. 17, 2019

In the third of our series getting “Singapore Social”-ed, we chat with Nicole Ong. As the only one of the cast who wasn’t already dipping her toes in the media scene, she offered a very different perspective on the show. And…

YLB #25 - Feat. Paul Foster: Singapore Social Special Pt2

Dec. 14, 2019

In the second of our series diving into Netflix’s “Singapore Social”, we chat with Paul Foster, who we’ve verified to be as nice in person as he appears to be in the show. Admittedly, this was the first time we met him face …

YLB #24 - Parents label a(nother) school book "foul and blasphemous" and the police officer who kicked a PMD rider

Dec. 13, 2019

A group of conservative parents in Singapore lobbied MOE (again) to remove the highly-acclaimed book “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” from a school’s reading list because it has 28 F-words. But do they hav…

YLB #23 - Feat. Vinny Sharp: Singapore Social Special Pt1

Dec. 11, 2019

In the first of a very special series on Yah Lah BUT, we have the most open interview yet with Vinny Sharp, one of the stars of Netflix’s latest series “Singapore Social”. Eloquent, articulate and probably on the list of mos…

YLB #22 - Singapore sucker punches nature with the MRT and our Marathon gets ranked 3rd worst in the world

Dec. 7, 2019

After 6 years of “discussions”, the govt announces that the MRT Cross Island line will literally “cross” through the forests of central Singapore instead of going around it to save 6 mins of travel time and $2 billion in cos…

YLB #21 - How bad is "Singapore Social"? And the teenagers whose armpit deodorant got mistaken for drugs

Dec. 1, 2019

Netflix’s latest reality show “Singapore Social” dropped on 22 November and lots of people vented on social media. But do they have a point or are they, as some suggest, “jealous”? One thing’s for sure - no one will be jealo…

YLB #20 - Judge explains why NUS molester ain’t going to jail and the Govt announces “CleanSG Day” but will it work?

Nov. 22, 2019

District Judge Kaur explains why she didn’t hand out a jail term to the latest NUS molester (we wish we didn’t have to specify “latest” but alas). Headlines erupted, but does she have a point? In other news, the Govt announc…

YLB #19 - A suspected upskirter dies in the hands of the public and dick pics that inspired a women-only carpooling service

Nov. 16, 2019

Imagine if you saw a crime, chased down the suspect and held him till the police came. Heroic, right? But what if the suspect dies in your hands? That’s what 5 Good Samaritans in Singapore are currently facing after they sto…

YLB #18 - We’re BACK! Thanks to the PMD ban and a Singaporean man’s sexual fantasy gone awry

Nov. 8, 2019

We’ve been gone for a while but ONLY because we’ve been working our asses off for our first ever TV show! More details on that later. For now, there’s been only one thing on the minds of Singaporean’s this week - PMDs and th…

YLB #17 - Ho Ching humblebrags about PM Lee’s salary and a SG Minister throws shade at Elon Musk about his “lifestyle”

Aug. 24, 2019

This week, Ho Ching shared a blogpost that defended her husband’s (i.e. PM Lee) salary. We are less annoyed about her post than we are about the ridiculous BLOGPOST by Seedly, a local finance startup. In other news, SG Minis…

YLB #16 - A leaked “Kukubird” video from a SG Uni orientation camp goes viral & a serial “panty-sniffer” goes prowling in Singapore

Aug. 17, 2019

This week, a leaked video of fully-grown adult NTU students chanting a cheer about “Kukubirds” (slang for penis) went viral. They also performed lewd gestures and one too many thrusts of their hips. It’s weird. But more impo…