Singapore 

Guy drives into Hougang HDB block void deck to drop off passengers during heavy downpour, Singapore News

A driver thought it would be a good idea to drive into the void deck of Block 712 Hougang Avenue 2 to drop off his passengers during a heavy downpour on Thursday afternoon (Mar 21). A Stomp contributor recorded the unusual incident on his in-car camera at about 4.17pm and shared it with Stomp. In the video, the car is seen parked in a lot near to the lift lobby of the aforementioned block. He then drives forward into the lift lobby so that his passengers have all the shelter…

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China 

EU accelerates moves to block China’s market access

Europe is moving unexpectedly quickly to restrict Chinese access to big public projects ranging from railways to telecoms.Only a week after Brussels branded Beijing as a “systemic rival”, EU leaders attending a summit on Thursday are expected to yield to pressure from Berlin and Paris and “endorse” a law that will restrict the access of Chinese companies to the EU’s €2.4 trillion-per-year public procurement market.Many industrial EU countries are increasingly frustrated that their leading… Source link

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Singapore 

Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out in Jurong West flat, 90 residents evacuated from block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in a Jurong West flat in the early hours of Sunday (Feb 24). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 517A Jurong West Street 52 at around 1.30am on Sunday. The fire, which involved the contents of a bedroom, was put out with one water jet and one compressed air foam backpack. A man and a woman were taken to Singapore General Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. In footage sent to Chinese daily…

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Singapore 

Mother and daughter found dead at foot of block on second day of CNY, Singapore News

A woman and her five-year-old daughter were found dead at the foot of a block in Toh Guan estate in Jurong East on Wednesday. Ms Siivashinni Johanan, 29, a private nurse, and her daughter Chiryllanyaa Ganesan, who had multiple injuries, were believed to have fallen from a height at Block 288B Jurong East Street 21. A police spokesman said they were alerted to the case at 9.51pm and the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The cases have been classified as unnatural deaths and police investigations are ongoing. A…

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China’s plans to dominate hi-tech sector hit a stumbling block as US trade war takes its toll

Beijing’s push to dominate hi-tech industries in the next decade under the “Made in China 2025” plan has been hit by the US trade war with a number of advanced manufacturing sectors experiencing weakening demand. Production of industrial robots fell by 12.1 per cent in December from a year earlier after a drop of 7.0 per cent in November, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday. Meanwhile, growth in the new-energy car sector, which has been heavily subsidised by the government, slowed to 15.5 per…

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Singapore 

Bangladeshi worker died during lift upgrading works at HDB block in Chai Chee, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 28-year-old Bangladeshi worker was killed after a HDB lift that was undergoing upgrading seemingly fell from the fifth to first floor on Monday night (Jan 14) in Chai Chee Road. The worker was part of a team carrying out lift replacement works at Block 805, and had been transporting debris from the fifth to the ground floor, said a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) spokesman. The worker was subsequently found inside the lift on the ground floor with injuries. The MOM is investigating the incident and has stopped…

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Singapore 

2 endangered Asian leopard cats abandoned at Bukit Batok HDB block rescued by Acres, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two Asian leopard cats were rescued by the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) after being abandoned at a Housing Board block in Bukit Batok. Acres deputy chief executive Anbarasi Boopal told The Straits Times on Saturday (Jan 12) that it had received a call on Dec 20 at around 10am. A member of the public said they found the cats in a carrier at a HDB block near Bukit Batok West Avenue 6. “They appeared normal externally but were very stressed from the rescue, transfer and…

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Singapore 

Man arrested after “prancing along” ledge of Sembawang block during 3-hour scene, Singapore News

A 25-year-old man was arrested after causing a scene that lasted around three hours at Block 363C Sembawang Crescent on Tuesday afternoon (Dec 25). Stomp contributor Sam, a resident in the area, said he heard a commotion downstairs at around 3.30pm and looked out of his window. That was when he noticed a man at the opposite block. Sam told Stomp: “The man was prancing along the ledge outside the block of flats. He was going from one unit to another on the ledge for over two hours. “The police…

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Singapore 

Newspapers and cement bags used as wall filling at Ubi industrial block, Singapore News

Running an errand, Mr Benedict Francis went to Block 3016, Ubi Road 1 on Nov 30, where he was in for a shock. He saw cement bags used as a filler in the wall of the cargo lift landing at the third storey of the industrial building. Mr Francis, who works in sales, said: “I had the shock of my life. I’ve read about past incidences at HDB blocks. “Such practices shouldn’t be allowed and someone should alert the authorities because something needs to be done.” He visited the site…

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