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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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Flash floods reported at Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok on Saturday evening, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Several parts of Singapore experienced flash floods after intense rain on Saturday evening (Nov 10), said national water agency PUB. PUB posted on Facebook at about 8.30pm: “Flash floods were reported along Choa Chu Kang Way to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (near Esso petrol station and Bukit Batok Driving Centre).” PUB officers were in the area to investigate the floods and to render assistance. Flooding at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, on Nov 10, 2018. Some parts of Singapore, including Bukit…

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2 dead in Bukit Timah accident as van crashes into tree, driver injured and arrested, Singapore News

A van crashed into a tree along Bukit Timah Road on early Saturday morning (Oct 20), leaving two passengers dead and its driver injured. Stomp understands that the van is believed to have skidded and hit the tree. Several Stompers shared circulated videos and photos that show a smashed van at the accident site. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a van and which occurred in the direction of Upper Bukit Timah Road at 3.08am. The Singapore Civil Defence Force…

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Boss of Kaki Bukit car workshop arrested after allegedly hitting customer’s head with hammer, Singapore News

A 60-year-old man was arrested following an altercation he had with a customer at his car workshop at 1 Kaki Bukit Avenue 6 on Sept 27. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said that they received a call for assistance at 3.49pm that day. “A 60-year-old man was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and criminal intimidation,” added the police spokesman. A video clip of the incident was posted on Facebook last Thursday (Oct 4). Today i would like to intro you guys my…

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Passenger dies after car crashes into tree along Upper Bukit Timah Road, driver arrested, Singapore News

A man was killed after the car that he was travelling in crashed into a road divider and a tree along Upper Bukit Timah Road on early Sunday morning (Oct 7), while his driver was taken to hospital and later arrested. In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident, which occurred near Springdale Condominium, at around 1.30am. The 25-year-old car passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The car driver, a 28-year-old man, was trapped inside his…

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