YLB #111 - MP Shanmugam is unhappy with UN’s decision on cannabis & Yeezy release draws huge crowds in Orchard

Dec. 7, 2020

On 2 Dec 2020, the UN reclassified Cannabis and no longer considers it a risky narcotic. But MP Shan was unhappy and said it’s because of “money”. Does he have a point? Back home, the latest release of the Yeezy Bred 350 Sne…

YLB #110 - Singapore becomes the 1st country to approve lab-grown meat & SAF NSFs get new army vests

Dec. 3, 2020

Food tech startup Eat Just got the go-ahead to sell their lab-grown meat in Singapore, which will be a world’s FIRST. But would you want to eat lab-grown meat? Or should we wait for more testing? Elsewhere, the SAF announced…

YLB #109 - A child rapist gets whipped 146 times in Aceh & the horse-petting event that got backlash

Nov. 30, 2020

The public flogging took place in the conservative province of Aceh, which is ruled under Sharia Law. Human rights organisations want caning to be abolished but what about caning in Singapore? Elsewhere, fashion label In Goo…

YLB #108 - Will a UNESCO listing actually be good for “hawker culture” and the breast cancer ad that went wrong

Nov. 24, 2020

Come Dec 2020, we’ll find out if our “hawker culture” is officially listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. But will it actually do anything to preserve hawking, or is it just lip service? Elsewhere, a b…

YLB #107 - A widow gets rejected as a foster parent by the authorities & George Clooney gives his friends $1 million each

Nov. 20, 2020

First, a widow gets rejected as a foster parent by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) BECAUSE she’s a single parent. Then, her daughter posts about it on Facebook and it goes viral. Then NUS Prof rebutts her p…

YLB #106 - Calvin Cheng’s “social experiment” on Facebook & local YouTuber gets “sued” by a “marketing guru”?

Nov. 16, 2020

Ex-NMP & current social commentator Calvin Cheng did a Facebook "social experiment” criticising WP's Jamus Lim and Raeesah Khan for their material pursuits. But was it useful or just unnecessary fluff? Elsewhere, local YouTu…

YLB #105 - 21 members of S Korean “cult” arrested in Singapore & can STB + Pokemon Go help tourism?

Nov. 13, 2020

Members of the infamous Shincheonji Church from South Korea were arrested here in S'pore after investigations began in Feb 2020. But why are they considered a “cult”? Does SG have other cults? Elsewhere, Singapore Tourism Bo…

YLB #104 - What’s next after Biden finally beats Trump & EVA Air launches speed dating on flights

Nov. 8, 2020

We recorded this episode JUST as Biden was confirmed as POTUS 46, but what happens next? What’s the worst that Trump could do? Elsewhere, EVA Air from Taiwan launches flights to nowhere with speed dating for 40 singles. Good…

YLB #103 - Was MP Shanmugam’s statement on Parti Liyani fair & Baby Shark Becomes Most-Watched YouTube Video

Nov. 5, 2020

MP Shanmugam divided the Internet with his Ministerial statement on the controversy around Parti Liyani’s case. Why? Elsewhere, Baby Shark dethrones Despacito as the most-watched video on YouTube with 7 billion views and sho…

YLB #102 - Why Mahathir’s Tweet got banned & the ugly reality of Robinson’s liquidation

Nov. 1, 2020

Last week, French’s President Macron pissed off the Muslim world and now Dr Mahathir from Malaysia pisses off Twitter. What exactly did Mahathir say that was considered hate speech? Was the backlash he got fair? Back home, R…

YLB #101 - France’s President Macron pisses off the Muslim world & how cashless payments may be hurting hawkers

Oct. 29, 2020

President Macron rightly condemned the horrible murder of a French teacher by a terrorist, but in the process, he said some things that angered Muslims around the world. Why? Back home in Singapore, a viral social experiment…

YLB #100 - Will Malaysia go into “emergency” rule & our favourite moments from 100 YLB episodes

Oct. 25, 2020

If you’re wondering WTF is going on in Malaysia’s “emergency” discussions, we do a recap so you don’t have to. Heads up that at the time of this upload, Malaysia’s royal rulers were still in discussion. On a happier note, th…

YLB #99 - NUS Professor fired for sexual harassment & what is the future of nightlife in Singapore?

Oct. 22, 2020

Another week, another case of sexual harassment from NUS/ NTU. But this time it’s a Prof. What happened and what impact does the case have? Elsewhere, news of Phase 3 is bubbling. But nightlife venues are gonna remain close.…

YLB #98 - Amos Yee is charged with child porn in the US & are sneaker resellers unethical?

Oct. 18, 2020

Amos Yee has gone from being a YouTube star to international free-speech hero to an asylum-seeker in the US. But last week, he was charged with solicitation of child porn. What happened? Elsewhere, a recent CNA video glorifi…

YLB #97 - SIA’s onboard meals are world-famous after selling out in 30 mins & SG home cam footage sold on porn sites

Oct. 14, 2020

SIA recently launched an A380 “plane restaurant” and home-delivered premium meals, and it’s sold out faster than hotcakes. Some people think it’s great, some think it’s dumb. Why? Elsewhere in SG, hackers have stolen homecam…

YLB #96 - Spotify employees “offended” by Joe Rogan’s podcast & XiaXue complains to the Workers Party

Oct. 11, 2020

Spotify employees are demanding censorship of Joe Rogan’s unfiltered podcasts but should he listen? Back home in Singapore, XiaXue’s rants on Instastories about the state of her HDB estate pisses a whole bunch of people off.…

YLB #95 - Did Trump really get COVID19 & a STOMPer is shocked by “large private parts” on RWS statues

Oct. 3, 2020

Days after his "shitshow" of a debate with Joe Biden, Trump tests positive for COVID19. But could it be just an election tactic? Elsewhere, naked statues by artist Fernando Botero at RWS are deemed inappropriate for children…

YLB #94 - The Bellagraph Nova Group saga & hanging the SG Flag could get you fined $1,000

Sept. 29, 2020

We finally talk about the BN group controversy, and ended up questioning our own sanity. Elsewhere, we found out that hanging the SG flag outside your house past 30 Sep is actually an offence. Why?? Check out our #YLB Subred…

YLB #93 - SG Otters eat James Dyson’s fishes and is N.O.C.’s Ryan Tan’s dating another influencer?

Sept. 23, 2020

In an interview with the Times, billionaire James Dyson revealed that his fish were eaten by otters in Singapore. And a local influencer was called out for feeding bread to wild boars. So who’s wilder - animals or people? El…

YLB #92 - Elderly cleaner “coerced” into spending $13,180 on beauty products and SIA considers “flights to nowhere”

Sept. 14, 2020

In another “David vs Goliath” story, news broke of a 63-year old cleaner allegedly coerced by employees of OPATRA’s beauty salon. But is it fair to accuse them? Elsewhere, SIA tries to rally up customers by considering “flig…

YLB #91 - Changi Airport Group's Liew Mun Leong vs Parti & our thoughts on Tenet

Sept. 8, 2020

We go deep into the case that has taken the Singaporean internet by storm. It’s still developing, but dang it’s interesting. Then we talk about something else that is as confusing - the movie, Tenet. This episode is proudly…

YLB #90 - PM Lee’s “Free Riders” vs Pritam Singh & the Chinese words that got a USC prof banned

Sept. 5, 2020

Why are people pissed with PM Lee’s use of the phrase “Free Rider”? Elsewhere, a USC Prof was suspended for saying a Chinese word that sounds like a racial slur. Fair?  This episode is proudly brought to you by ShopBack! The…

YLB #89 - Things that CB has made us realize go #BetterTogether (or not!)

Sept. 2, 2020

These past few months have been weird. But it’s also made us realize some things that we never thought of before. This episode was done in collaboration with ShopBack (who love Yah Lah But too). So show them some love! This …

YLB #88 - A gay pastor shares his thoughts on Christianity, TrueLove.Is & LGBTQ issue

Aug. 30, 2020

We speak to Pastor Miak Siew from Free Community Church, i.e. the only church in Singapore that “affirms same-sex and transgender relationships” as being “consistent with Christian faith and teachings”. And of course, he sha…