Singapore 

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses appeal, to start jail term for drug abuse next month, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Audrey Tay May Li, 45, the daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass, will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month after her appeal was dismissed by the High Court on Friday (March 15). In October last year, Tay was sentenced to 22 months’ jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for two years. On one occasion, she had turned up intoxicated for a psychiatric assessment at the Institute of Mental Health. The former public relations consultant, who is divorced, was arrested in August 2015…

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Singapore 

Woman jailed 6 months for failing to alert police about boyfriend’s sexual abuse of her daughter, Singapore News

As a mother, she was supposed to protect her young daughter from sexual predators. However, the cook turned a blind eye to her live-in boyfriend sexually abusing the child, despite having reasons to believe that he was raping her. Even though the girl had told her mother that the man had done “sexual things” to her, the woman did not stop him from showering with the girl on multiple occasions. As a result, the former taxi driver – who was married at the time – sexually abused the child from…

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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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Singapore 

Singapore father’s explanation on why he allowed daughter to convert to Islam will warm your heart, Singapore News

It is truly the case that there is nothing like a father’s love for his daughter. This heartwarming story of a supportive father who wants nothing but happiness for his daughter will surely touch your hearts. A Singapore-Chinese woman by the name of Li Jinghan took to Facebook on Tuesday (Jan 22) to share her father’s conversation with a Malay man, where her father revealed the reason why he allowed his daughter to convert to Islam. The 29-year-old now goes by the name of Nur Jihan Li. It all started when Li’s…

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Singapore 

Man knocks down walls of 5-room HDB flat in Spottiswoode Park for daughter, Singapore News

You’ll be surprised by the openness when you step into Dennis Cheok’s home. There are barely any walls in his 5-room HDB flat in Spottiswoode Park. In their place, frosted glass doors slide open to reveal different rooms. Photo: UPSTAIRS What’s the inspiration for this open-concept apartment? His seven-year-old daughter Trevi. Photo: UPSTAIRS “I don’t want her to feel like she is isolated (in her own room) so I created the sliding doors for her,” the 38-year-old architect told AsiaOne in an interview. “This way, we can have our privacy…

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Property 

Tai Po villa, occupied by wife and daughter of Zimbabwe’s former president, sold in Hong Kong for a 15 per cent loss

A luxury villa previously occupied by the wife and daughter of Zimbabwe’s former strongman Robert Mugabe – itself the subject of a dispute in the Hong Kong courts – has been sold for a 15 per cent loss, according to sales agents. House 3 of JC Castle has been sold for HK$34 million (US$4.3 million), a loss of 15 per cent from its 2008 purchase price of HK$40 million, according to Century 21 Deluxe Home Property, which handled the transaction. The agency did not identify the property’s buyer. The villa’s…

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Singapore 

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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Singapore 

Man, 64, charged with murdering daughter in Bedok South flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man who allegedly killed his daughter was taken to court on Tuesday (Nov 20). Tan Tian Chye, 64, was charged with murdering Ms Desiree Tan Jiaping, 35, in a unit on the eighth story of Block 171 Bedok South Road. Court documents did not disclose details about her death, such as the injuries she suffered and the weapon used to kill her. In a statement, the police said they received a call about the incident at around 3.40pm on Monday. Officers arrived at the scene and found…

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Singapore 

Woman taken to court after allegedly allowing boyfriend to sexually abuse daughter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – As a mother, she was supposed to protect and care for her daughter. But the 39-year-old woman was taken to court on Wednesday (Nov 7) after she allegedly allowed the girl to be sexually abused by her boyfriend. The woman, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, was charged with knowingly permitting the child to be ill-treated. According to court documents, she is said to have allowed her boyfriend to shower with her then 13-year-old daughter in a Clementi flat sometime between January and June 2016.…

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Singapore 

Daughter of Hour Glass founders jailed for drug abuse, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The daughter of the couple who founded luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass was jailed for 22 months on Thursday (Oct 11) for repeatedly abusing drugs over two years. Former public relations consultant Audrey Tay May Li, 45, was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined $1,000 for driving without due care and attention. She pleaded guilty to three drug charges and the driving charge on Aug 27. Another five drug-related charges were taken into consideration during sentencing. She was arrested in August 2015 after knocking…

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