June 01, 2021

#165 - Should Singapore cancel the F1 & backlash against a Hari Raya standee made from a couple’s wedding photo

It’s week 3 of PA-TOO-HA (P2HA) and things are looking optimistic, but should the Singapore F1 event still happen this year? What are the pros and cons? Did we miss it in 2020? Elsewhere, the People's Association apologised to the couple who went public ...

May 29, 2021

#164 - Our first Chinese TV series, why TikTok is “the most toxic” & life as an OG Actor (feat. Noah Yap)

The long-form train continues with the release of our first-ever Chinese comedy series: “The Amazing Showman”, hot on the heels of our first audio pilot & Tamil TV pilot. We chat (and laugh a lot) with the star of the show, the great Noah Yap. He’s been ...

May 27, 2021

#163 - Should NS enlist both men AND women & WWE Star John Cena apologises to China

At a recent forum, AWARE Chief Corinna Lim said practices that skew views of what it means to be a man should be reviewed, especially in National Service which she said should be “gender neutral”. But is the enlistment of women a good idea? Elsewhere, Jo...

May 25, 2021

#162 - SMRT Feedback apologises after police report lodged against them & the $300 fine for not clearing your trays

The once-famous satirical Facebook page, SMRT Feedback, posted something that questioned the loyalty of Muslims to their country, and pissed off the internet. FB User Syazana Yahya then filed a police report, which caused SMRT Feedback to delete its post...

May 23, 2021

#161 - Why retailers are calling for a “Circuit Breaker” & the aesthetic doctor in legal tussles with Fann Wong

It’s Week 1 of “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” and it feels weird. So weird that some retailers are actually calling for a Circuit Breaker. But why? Elsewhere, an aesthetic doctor who analysed Fann Wong’s face at the Star Awards 2021 incurred the wrath of cel...

May 20, 2021

#160 - Vivian Balakrishnan squashes rumours of variant “found in “S’pore” & the SG Art Museum wants pics of your butt

When the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted a warning about the variant from Singapore and pleaded with Indian officials to stop flights from SG, Vivian B curtly tweeted back that “politicians should stick to facts''. That was badass, but why did the rumour st...

May 17, 2021

YLB #159 - An NCID Director warns Covid-19 situation in SG is “more dangerous” & the “bold” statement from Miss Singapore Universe

In a viral Whatsapp message that was verified by TODAY and the Straits Times, Dr David Lye, an infectious diseases expert, said the situation in SG is “likely more dangerous” than what it was just before Circuit Breaker in 2020. But why did this message ...

May 14, 2021

YLB #158 - Harsh Dalal's removal from Forbes 30 Under 30 & Tesla's U-turn on Bitcoin

The youngest honouree in Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 class, 19-year-old Harsh Dalal from Singapore, was unceremoniously removed from the list after Tech In Asia revealed inconsistencies in his and his company's credentials. However, what's more shocking is t...

May 11, 2021

YLB #157 - Taking “umbrage” at Khaw BW's role at SPH & the foreigner who didn’t want to wear a mask

On 6 May, SPH announced that it was spinning off its media business into a non-profit arm. At the press conference, the SPH CEO lost his cool and created the buzzword of the year in "umbrage". More controversial details have emerged of how the SG governm...

May 07, 2021

YLB #156 - The new S’porean CEO of TikTok & is Will Smith a SELL OUT?

On 1 May 2021, it was announced that Chew Shou Zi, a Singaporean, will be the new CEO of TikTok. But why did his nationality cause so much debate in SG internet about “how Singaporean” he is? Elsewhere, Will Smith shared his dad bod on Instagram and got ...

May 04, 2021

YLB #155 - Our ASK-ME-ANYTHING episode (Pt. 2) where we answer more BURNING questions

After Part 1 (YLB Ep #150), we round up all the questions with the next (and final) installment of this round of AMA. More saucy questions like the future of YLB, who’d win in a fight between Terence and Haresh, and deep questions about who we’re gratefu...

April 30, 2021

YLB #154 - SudhirTV on Burning Man, the SG Media Landscape and Chinese Privilege

We finally had the chance to sit down with writer / commentator SudhirTV to pick his brain about his “non-establishment” views, his political awakening, and his obsession with Burning Man (???)! It was a deep conversation with lots of truth bombs about l...

April 25, 2021

YLB #153 - What the Cabinet reshuffle means & the $250 SG Premier League for Young Player of the Month

7 of the 15 Ministries will have new Ministers leading them after PM Lee unveiled his new Cabinet line-up. But what does it imply about the frontrunner for PM & the future of SG? Elsewhere, SG Internet was shocked by how little the prize money was for th...

April 22, 2021

YLB #152 - A mother is told to wear a t-shirt due to her “revealing” swimsuit & Joanna Dong gets roasted

A mother who accompanied her 3-year-old son to swim school spoke out against being told to cover up because her swimsuit was apparently too sexy for the other husbands & fathers present. Fair or not? Elsewhere, Joanna Dong’s cover song at the recent star...

April 20, 2021

YLB #151 - Europe’s biggest football clubs piss fans off with proposed “super league” & Abercrombie closes in SG

12 clubs, including the likes of Man Utd, Liverpool, Barcelona & Juventus, announced plans to form a European Super League. It’s probably the biggest footballing announcement in years, but why are so many people pissed off? Closer to home, Abercrombie & ...

April 15, 2021

YLB #150 - Our first-ever ASK-ME-ANYTHING where we answer your BURNING questions (Part 1)

This is our 150th YLB episode and to celebrate our awesome fans and 500,000+ streams in little over a year, we’re gonna answer questions our listeners have been asking us since the dawn of time. When did Haresh meet Terence, how much we fight, the future...

April 11, 2021

YLB #149 - Naiise visited by debt collectors on their last day of business & K-beauty brand Innisfree accused of “greenwashing”

After local retailer Naiise announced that they’ll be closing their last outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, news spread that some vendors are still owed up to $10,000. Cue debt collectors, but are they even legal? And is Naiise to be pitied or to be chastis...

April 09, 2021

YLB #148 - DPM Heng steps down as leader of 4G team & SG’s new “hunky guy cleaning service”

On Thursday afternoon, DPM Heng (a.k.a Sugar Daddy Heng) made a monumental announcement that means he’s no longer in the running to be PM. But what happens next? And what does this mean for Singapore? In other news related to a group of men, a local reno...

April 05, 2021

YLB #147 - “Pedestrianise” road experiment gets mixed reactions & the couple who painted over a $672,000 artwork

Earlier this year, 2 roads in Singapore were selected to trial pedestrianisation. 3 months in, the reactions are mixed and Ho Ching has suggested licenses for bicycles. What’s going on? Elsewhere, a couple in Seoul mistook a graffiti artwork by JonOne as...

April 03, 2021

YLB #146 - Chinese celebs boycott Nike and Adidas over Xinjiang cotton controversy & SMRT staff to start shushing us on trains

After weeks of political aggression and sanctions, Chinese celebs like Eason Chan and Dilraba called for boycotts of Nike, H&M, Adidas and other western brands to stand with Xinjiang cotton. It’s one complicated story, but what exactly happened? Back hom...

March 31, 2021

YLB #145 - Our first space comedy TV show, and it’s in TAMIL! (feat. SSV, our writer-director)

We’ve got a TV Pilot and we need your help to make it a full series. Details below!  As for the episode, we speak to the writer-director of said episode, SSV, who worked with us to turn our idea into Singapore’s FIRST space comedy TV show, which we execu...

March 29, 2021

YLB #144 - Is this the end of “work from home” in SG & the Suez Canal gets jammed up

On Apr 5, 75% of staff may return to the office, up from the current 50%. And the public service is taking the lead. But will “work from home” disappear, or will it stay forever? Elsewhere, the Suez Canal is being held up by one of largest container ship...

March 24, 2021

YLB #143 - Ngee Ann poly students urinating on others & the couple in trouble for having THREE Weddings

A leaked video of the students urinating on others during a suspected hazing ritual at Ngee Ann Poly went viral, and police are investigating. Plot twist in the middle is that one of the students who was peed on said it was “consensual”. WTF? Elsewhere, ...

March 22, 2021

YLB #142 - CEO of You Tiao Man replies to angry Sparkletots email about tattoos & the first SG-born table tennis Olympian

The CEO of You Tiao Man posted her reply on Facebook, but the weirder thing is that the email was sent from a professional work email at PCF Sparkletots. People started hating on them, but was this whole incident even worth time in the public eye? Elsewh...