Singapore 

Kok Kee Wanton Noodle to reopen June 12 at Jalan Besar coffeeshop, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

After a few false starts, a date has been set for the return of the famed Kok Kee Wanton Noodle, which used to be at the now-defunct Lavender Food Square.  It is slated to reopen on June 12, according to a Facebook update on June 2. The popular stall, opened by five siblings, was forced to close in late 2014 but relocated six months later to a food court in Hoa Nam Building, located just down the road.  However, just two years later, the owners announced that they were hanging up their…

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Singapore 

Taxi crashes into woman crossing Jalan Besar junction when traffic light is in her favour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi hit a woman while she was crossing the road at the junction of Kitchener Road and Jalan Besar on Sunday morning (April 14). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am, and that they are investigating the incident. The female pedestrian declined to be taken to hospital, police added. It is understood that her injuries, if she had any, were not serious. In a video provided to citizen journalism site Stomp, the Comfort taxi can be seen turning left at the junction even though…

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Singapore 

Jaywalking 64-year-old injured after accident with lorry on Jalan Besar, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A jaywalking man was hit by a lorry changing lanes on Jalan Besar on Thursday morning (Jan 24). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 7.20am. The pedestrian, a 64-year-old man, was conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man left the accident with pains in his hip and right shoulder. Another jaywalker crossing the road gets hit by a lorry trying to avoid him. Happened along Jalan Besar Road. Date and Timestamp is accurate. Credit: Jiahong Posted by ROADS.sg on Wednesday,…

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Singapore 

Annual Singapore-Malaysia meeting postponed after Johor Menteri Besar intruded into Singapore waters, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A scheduled annual bilateral meeting between Singapore and Malaysia has been postponed following the intrusion by Johor Menteri Besar into Singapore territorial waters off Tuas, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Saturday (Jan 12). The intrusion into Singapore’s waters off Tuas by Datuk Osman Sapian on Wednesday has made the 14th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) scheduled for Jan 14 “untenable”, said an MFA spokesman in response to media queries. “Singapore therefore proposed to postpone the JMCIM meeting, and Malaysia agreed,” the spokesman added.…

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Singapore 

Man suffers spinal injuries after being struck by falling concrete slabs outside Jalan Besar hotel, Singapore News

A man was hit by falling concrete slabs outside Wanderlust Hotel in the Jalan Besar area on Tuesday night (Nov 26). Stomp understands that the man had been sitting on a ledge outside the hotel when the incident occurred. He is understood to have sustained spinal injuries and is unable to move the lower part of his body. In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for medical assistance along 2 Dickson Road at around 11.40pm and conveyed one person to…

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