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Fight erupts after waiter of Korean restaurant in Bukit Panjang hurries diner to finish meal, Singapore News

Two men were arrested after they were embroiled in a fight at a Korean restaurant in Hillion Mall on Tuesday night (Apr 16). Stomp contributor Irene alerted Stomp to the incident that involved her friend and a waiter at Ha-Jun Korean restaurant. The fight allegedly started after the waiter rushed them to finish their meals. According to an Internet search, the restaurant closes at 10pm. “The four of us were eating at the restaurant when my friend joined us at 9.30pm,” she said. “While my friend was eating, the waiter…

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5-room HDB BTO in Bukit Batok with wood- and concrete-look finishes, Singapore News

Home to a newly wedded couple, this five-room HDB BTO apartment in Bukit Batok was designed to meet the couple’s want for a spacious home that combines the use of wood- and concrete-look finishes. Together with designer Toh Zu Huai of erstudio, a light ash grey wood-like laminate was selected for the minimalist-style TV feature wall in the living room. This design also hides lots of storage space.  To achieve the concrete-like finish on the wall at the dining area, Zu Huai suggested the use of Performance Coating’s Travertino cement…

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Driver involved in Bukit Timah crash which killed friend sentenced to 2 weeks’ jail, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – What started out as a night of merrymaking ended in tragedy for a group of friends when a bus ploughed into a car they were in, killing one of them. The driver of the car, project manager Honami Lam Qixin, 25, was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Friday (March 29) after pleading guilty on March 14 to causing the death of her friend Jasmine Lim Jia Yan, 23, by negligent driving. She was also disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for four years. In handing down…

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Woman pleads guilty to causing friend’s death in Bukit Timah accident after birthday celebration, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A night of merrymaking for three friends ended tragically when one of them died following a collision involving their car and a bus. On Thursday (March 14), Honami Lam Qixin, 25, pleaded guilty to causing the death of her friend Jasmine Lim Jia Yan, 23, by negligent driving. Ms Lim died in hospital on April 22 last year. The court heard that Lam, a project manager, and her boyfriend Jake Lau Zhi Wei, 26, had gone to Pine Grove near Ulu Pandan Road on April 21 to celebrate…

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Motorcyclist sent flying after car beats red light and crashes into him at Bukit Batok, Singapore News

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident with two cars along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 towards Brickland Road on Monday night (Feb 11). Stomp contributor Jason alerted Stomp to the accident and shared a video he had taken from his car’s dashboard camera. In the video, a car is seen beating the red light before hitting the rider, causing him to fly off his bike and land on the road. Several pieces of debris are seen being flung in all directions as…

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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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Mum says prayer for daughter she lost in fatal Bukit Batok collision every time she walks by accident spot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Madam Jacelyn Wong, 25, has a three-year-old son and is expecting another boy in February. But to the housewife and her husband, they will always be a family with three children. They lost their four-year-old daughter, Eleanor Tan Si Xuan, on Oct 9, 2017, in a fatal car accident. Eleanor had been on her way home from school with the family’s domestic worker, Ms Su Su Hlaing, 38, and the pair were crossing the road near Bukit Batok Central when they were hit by a car . They were…

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Motorist whose speeding car hit and killed 4-year-old girl in Bukit Batok gets 6 weeks’ jail, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A former condominium manager was speeding while driving his housemate’s car in Bukit Batok last year and it hit a four-year-old girl who died in the accident. The Straits Times understands that the child, Eleanor Tan Si Xuan and her family’s Myanmar national maid, Ms Su Su Hlaing, 38, were jaywalking when the incident occurred. The motorist, Sai Mee Chun, 54, who is now jobless, was sentenced to six weeks’ jail and disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for five years on Thursday (Dec 6) after pleading…

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67-year-old cyclist killed in accident with bus at Jalan Bukit Merah junction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 67-year-old man was killed in an accident between a bus and a bicycle on Wednesday morning (Dec 5). The police were alerted to the accident that took place at the junction of Lower Delta Road and Jalan Bukit Merah at 9.24am. The 67-year-old cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, the police said. The bus driver, 49, was later arrested for causing death by a negligent act. ST understands that the cyclist was dragged underneath the bus for several metres. It is not known how…

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SBS Transit to offer free Wi-Fi on buses plying Bukit Merah area from February, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Buses plying the Bukit Merah area will have free Wi-Fi from February 2019, transport operator SBS Transit announced on Wednesday (Nov 14). Some 300 buses which serve the 18 routes that are part of the Bukit Merah Bus Package run by SBS Transit will have the free service. This will be the first major roll-out of free Wi-Fi, as the service had previously been available on selected bus services or over a limited period. By 2020, free Wi-Fi will be available at all train stations and bus interchanges.…

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