Singapore 

Singaporean man, 62, dies after driving from Johor to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore News

A Singaporean man died of a heart attack on Monday (May 20) after an overnight drive to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s China Press reported that the 62-year-old drove a friend from Johor to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the night of May 19. He made his way home after dropping off his friend. The 336km-long trip, which would take at least 3 hours and 15 mins, might have taken a toll on the man. He was found dead at a petrol station near the airport around 4am on May 20. A…

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Elderly man dies from injuries after accident along Lentor Walk, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An elderly man was injured in an accident as he was driving along Lentor Walk on Saturday (May 18), and subsequently died. The police were alerted to the accident at around 6.20pm on Saturday. The 69-year-old man was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died from his injuries. According to Chinese-language paper Shin Min Daily News, the accident occurred near a playground which is about 200m from the man’s home. A passer-by said the silver Mercedes car hit a kerb before moving towards the playground and…

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Singapore-based Australian DJ Adam Sky dies in luxury Bali resort while trying to rescue friend, Singapore News

Singapore-based Australian DJ Adam Sky was found dead in a luxury resort in Bali on Saturday (May 4). Australian news outlet Nine News said that the body of the 42-year-old DJ, whose real name is Adam Neat, was found in a pool of blood around 10am that day at the Hillstone Villas Resort. He was staying at the resort with two people, one of whom was Ms Zoia Lukiantceva, a Russian. Her LinkedIn page says she is a portfolio and research analyst at Jupiter Labs in Singapore. At the time…

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Singapore-based doctor dies after rescue from Nepal’s Mount Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain, Singapore News

A Singapore-based Malaysian doctor died yesterday, after he was rescued from Nepal’s Mount Annapurna where he was stranded in sub-zero temperatures for nearly two days. Dr Chin Wui Kin, 48, had reached the top of the 8,100m Himalayan mountain last Tuesday with 32 other climbers but failed to return to the nearest camp, 1km below the peak, with the rest of his group. His Sherpa guide Nima Tshering, who reportedly gave his oxygen tank to the doctor, had made his way to Camp IV, sparking the search for Dr Chin,…

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Singaporean dentist dies on holiday in Maldives, Singapore News

He would go on regular humanitarian and mission trips abroad to help the less fortunate and had even asked his friends to join him on his trips. On Monday, all prospect of such trips ended when Dr Jimmy Tang Chian Piao died while on holiday with church friends in the Maldives. The 52-year-old Singaporean dentist was found floating face down and motionless in a lagoon at the Club Med Kanifinolhu resort in North Male atoll. According to Maldives news website the Maldives Independent, the incident was reported to the police…

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E-scooter rider dies from injuries after accident with bus in Woodlands, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 39-year-old woman died from her injuries on Friday morning (April 26), after her electric scooter collided into a bus in Woodlands. The police said they were alerted to an accident involving an e-scooter and a bus in Woodlands Avenue 6 at 9am. The woman was unconscious when she was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, police added. She later died from her injuries in the hospital. The bus driver, a 60-year-old man, is assisting the police in investigations. According to citizen journalism website Stomp, the private bus…

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Singapore motorcyclist dies days after accident on Causeway; family appeals for eyewitnesses, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A motorcyclist from Singapore died several days after he was involved in an accident when heading to Malaysia for breakfast. The man, 29-year-old public servant Cai Yu Heng, was headed north with a friend on Sunday (April 21), when the accident occurred on the Malaysian side of the Causeway, reported Chinese-language evening daily Shin Min Daily News on Wednesday. Johor Baru police said they were alerted to an accident on the Causeway at 10.30am, involving a motorcycle and a Singapore-registered car, Malaysian Chinese-language news publication Sin Chew Daily…

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Motorcyclist, 26, dies after accident with pedestrian, 16, who was jaywalking at Hougang Avenue 9, Singapore News

A 26-year-old motorcyclist died after he was involved in an accident with a pedestrian along Hougang Avenue 9 on Monday afternoon (Apr 22). The pedestrian, a 16-year-old boy, was conscious when he was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the police told Stomp. Stomp contributor Ril.X alerted Stomp to the accident that happened near Ci Yuan Community Club and shared photos he took at the scene. Ril.X said the boy was wearing a secondary school uniform. Stomp understands he was jaywalking at the time of the accident. “I believe the…

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Hospital patient dies after being given regular meals instead of soft diet, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The coroner has expressed concern that advice given by a dentist for his patient to be given a soft meal diet was not heeded immediately. Instead, 67-year-old Simon Lee, who was warded at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and in a vulnerable state, was given meals based on a regular diet after he had three of his teeth extracted on Jan 16 last year. After a meal based on a regular diet a day later, a nurse heard him coughing vigorously before he became unconscious. Mr Lee,…

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Pet boarding service rapped for recruiting backpackers as ‘volunteers’ after dog dies, Singapore News

A dog boarding service has come under fire for its questionable recruitment practices after one of the dogs under its care died following an incident on Sentosa on Wednesday morning. Garfield, a one-year-old maltese, had been swimming at Tanjong Beach on Sentosa with 16 other dogs while under the care of seven handlers from pet boarding and daycare company Board N’ Play. Ms Naida Ginnane, 55, told The Straits Times she was walking her two labrador retrievers nearby when she heard someone scream. When she looked over, she saw Garfield…

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