Singapore 

Stacks of mail found near letterboxes at Tampines HDB block overlooked by new postman: SingPost, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two stacks of mail found near the letterboxes at a Tampines Housing Board block’s void deck on Thursday (April 25) were overlooked by a new postman after the bundle toppled over the letterbox ledge, said SingPost on Friday. Ms Joanne Li, 30, a manager in the engineering industry, said in a Facebook post on Thursday night that she found several letters and parcels addressed to various units inside a “wastepaper ditch” next to the letterboxes. The Straits Times understands that the affected block was Block 862A Tampines Street…

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China 

FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide US services, marking another hot spot in trade war

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday he opposes China Mobile’s bid to provide US telecommunications services, citing security risks, and said the commission will vote on whether to deny the company’s application in May.China Mobile is seeking approval to provide services for phone calls between the United States and other countries. It is not seeking approval to provide wireless services to US consumers.According to the FCC, China Mobile USA, which filed the… Source link

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Singapore 

Workers rescued after ‘faulty’ gondola leaves them stranded six storeys up HDB block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two workers cleaning the side of a Housing Board block were rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday (April 15) when their gondola tilted to one side – leaving them dangling six storeys above the ground. The two men had been working on the the facade of Block 451 Yishun Ring Road when the accident happened, leaving them stranded for around 15 minutes. It is believed that they managed to stay within the gondola. An SCDF spokesman said one of the workers was taken to…

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Singapore 

Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Singapore 

20 residents evacuated from Jurong East HDB block after living room fire, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in a sixth-floor unit of a Housing Board (HDB) block in Jurong East on Sunday (April 14), which saw about 20 residents being evacuated. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to a fire at about 3pm. The fire involved the contents of the living room. The SCDF said that it put out the blaze using a water jet. There were no reported injuries. The Straits Times understands that there was nobody in the flat at the time. On online discussion…

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Singapore 

Storm causes tree to fall on HDB block, shattering windows, Singapore News

Heavy rain and strong winds early yesterday morning caused an eight-storey-tall tree to topple onto a Housing Board block in the Old Airport Road area. There were no injuries and the tree and debris have been removed. Mr Lim Biow Chuan, Member of Parliament for Mountbatten, told The New Paper that 10 units of Block 97 Jalan Dua were affected, mostly by windows getting smashed. They are on the third and eighth storeys of the 10-storey building. A 66-year-old resident living on the sixth storey, who wanted to be known…

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Singapore 

Caught on video: Man throws McGriddles off a HDB block to prove its ‘toughness’, Singapore News

Sinking his teeth into his breakfast on Saturday (March 23) morning, a McDonald’s customer in Singapore got an unpleasant surprise. Instead of a fluffy, savoury-sweet McGriddles, he was served what he dubbed “Sausage McRock with Egg”. In a series of video clips, Facebook user Edwin Edl documented his attempts to cut through the unyielding sandwich. He started out with two forks — plastic and metal — that both gave way. He then took a screwdriver to the McGriddles before he hacked at it with a chopper. But the sandwich appeared unaffected by…

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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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