Singapore 

Fire breaks out at Singapore General Hospital after scanner overheats; 70 people evacuated, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Seventy people, including patients and staff, were evacuated after a fire broke out at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Monday afternoon (Aug 19). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire at 1 Hospital Drive, at the basement 1 level of Block 2, at 1.50pm. The small fire, which involved an electrical component, had burnt itself out before firefighters arrived, said SCDF. Due to smoke from the fire, SCDF evacuated 70 people from the premises as a safety precaution. No injuries were reported in the incident, and…

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Singapore 

Three men arrested after fight breaks out at Redhill Close, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three men were arrested after a fight broke out between them at Redhill on Saturday morning (Aug 17). Police said they were alerted to a fray at Block 88 Redhill Close at about 11.30am. They arrested three men, aged between 17 and 55 years. A 55-year-old man was conscious when he was taken to Singapore General Hospital. The Straits Times understands that he was one of the three arrested. The police are investigating the incident. A video of the brawl, which is making the rounds on Facebook, shows two…

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Singapore 

Teen threatens to kill ex, breaks into her home and steals her stuff, Singapore News

When his former girlfriend refused to talk about their relationship, the teen threatened to kill her. He also broke into her home and stole her belongings. Last Thursday, Koh Wei Long, 19, was given 21 months of supervised probation and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service. The polytechnic student was previously convicted of one charge each of housebreaking to commit theft, voluntarily causing hurt and abetting unlawful remote gambling. Another three charges, for harassment, unlawful remote gambling and wilful trespass were taken into consideration. His 18-year-old former girlfriend…

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out at Pulau Ubin’s fish farm accommodation, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Anonymous was fishing at Pulau Ubin on August 1 (Thursday) in the evening when he noticed a fire break out at a nearby fish farm’s accommodation area. He shared photos with Stomp of the fire that was raging with black smoke billowing from it. In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said: “SCDF was alerted to a fire at a coastal fish farm in the waters of the north of Pulau Ubin on August 1 at about 6.55pm. “The fire involved a fish…

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Singapore 

60 staff evacuated after fire breaks out at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Orchard, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Sixty employees of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Orchard were evacuated after a fire broke out at one of the hospital’s administrative offices on Sunday morning (July 28). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a statement on its Facebook page that it responded to the fire at 3 Mount Elizabeth Road at about 6.30am. The fire was confined to an office on the first floor of Block C, SCDF added. Firefighters put out the flames using a water jet. The 60 people, who were hospital staff in the immediate…

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio HDB flat after PMD left to charge in kitchen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) left to charge in an Ang Mo Kio flat early on Monday (July 22) exploded in the afternoon, causing a fire that destroyed the flat and damaged two neighbouring units. The e-scooter belonged to the fiance of the woman living in the rental flat who had charged his device in the kitchen before they both left for work. But between 2pm and 3pm, the woman’s older brothers, Mr Mohamad Fazir, 30, and Mohamad Fazrim, 26, who were in house at the time, heard…

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Singapore 

Man tries to rob Bedok pawnshop, flees after chopper breaks, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A would-be robber hoped to walk away from a Bedok pawn shop with handfuls of gold jewellery on Friday afternoon (July 12) – but ended up fleeing empty-handed after his chopper broke when he tried to smash open a glass display case. Employees said the masked man entered ValueMax at Block 213 Bedok North Street 1 brandishing the blade, then swung it on the glass counter. Although the thick glass counter cracked slightly, it did not break – unlike his weapon which snapped into two pieces. After picking…

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio, smoke seen rising above HDB flats, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in Ang Mo Kio on Friday afternoon (July 5), with smoke billowing above nearby Housing Board flats. In a Facebook post at 4.42pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the fire broke out at Block 720 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. Mr Matthew Ng, 18, told The Straits Times that he saw smoke coming from the area at around 3.50pm. The smoke could be seen from the student’s home in Ang Mo Kio Central 3 and had dissipated slightly by 4.15pm, he…

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China 

India plans to offer tax breaks to companies moving away from China as trade war forces the world to rethink supply chains

India is weighing offering incentives to attract companies moving out of China amid its trade war with the US, a person familiar with the development said.Financial incentives such as preferential tax rates and the tax holiday provided by Vietnam to lure companies are among measures being considered, the person said, asking not to be identified as the discussion is still private. Industries identified for incentives include electronics, consumer appliances, electric vehicles, footwear and toys,… Source link

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out at Tang Plaza; 200 people evacuated, no reported injuries, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Security guards at Tang Plaza evacuated about 200 people from the mall on Saturday night (June 15) following a fire on their premises. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire in Orchard at about 8.40pm, adding that the fire involved electrical wires. Sprinklers extinguished the fire before the firemen arrived, the SCDF said. No injuries were reported. The Straits Times has contacted the mall for comment. PHOTO: The Straits Times This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.…

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