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Overheating wok leads to fire at Telok Blangah hawker centre, 12 stalls affected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a hawker centre in Telok Blangah on Monday morning (Feb 11). At least 12 stalls were affected after the gas supply was cut as a result, Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News reported. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire at 11 Telok Blangah Crescent at 9.08am. The fire involved a wok in a hawker stall, the SCDF said. No injuries were reported. The first firefighter who arrived at the scene observed flames coming from a partially…

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295 passengers affected after Scoot flight from Melbourne to Singapore cancelled due to technical issues, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two hundred and ninety-five passengers on a Scoot flight from Melbourne to Singapore were left stranded for at least five hours on Sunday (Jan 27), after their flight was cancelled. Flight TR19 was due to leave Melbourne at 1.20pm locally, and was supposed to arrive in Singapore at 6.45pm local time. In response to queries from The Straits Times on Sunday, the budget airline said that TR19 had to be grounded in Melbourne Airport for rectification works due to a technical issue. Affected customers were transferred to Singapore…

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Singapore not affected by tainted flu vaccines found in Hong Kong, Taiwan: HSA, Singapore, Health News

SINGAPORE – Batches of flu vaccines from French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur were found to contain impurities, reported Hong Kong and Taiwanese media earlier this week. But Singapore is not affected as the products are not available here, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in reply to queries from The Straits Times. Hong Kong health authorities said 175,000 doses from a batch containing “white particles” had been delivered to the city’s public health care providers, while about 75,000 doses had been administered, said South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Tuesday (Nov…

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744 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles in Singapore affected by global recall over stalling issue, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 744 Prius hybrid cars in Singapore, as part of its global recall of 2.4 million vehicles over a system issue that can lead to stalling. In response to The Straits Times’ queries, a spokesman for Borneo Motors (Singapore) – the sole distributor for Toyota here – said the recall involved 744 Prius hybrid vehicles produced between October 2008 and November 2014. Around 75 per cent of the affected vehicles are taxis. In an earlier statement, Toyota said that in “rare situations”, some vehicles…

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