Singapore 

Bus catches fire on Jurong East flyover, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A bus caught fire on a flyover in Jurong East on Thursday evening (Sept 12). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a fire at Jurong East Central, near the junction of Bukit Batok Avenue 1, at 8.20pm. SCDF put out the fire with two water jets, and no injuries were reported. SCDF is investigating the incident. This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction. Source link

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Stocks Blog: China boosts liquidity, protesters set fire in heart of Hong Kong business district

Welcome to Monday, traders, our second week of September. The impact of protests on Hong Kong’s businesses and economy will continue to weigh on trading sentiment here. Overnight, a group of protesters set fire to the entrance of Central MTR station. Central, Wan Chai, Mong Kong and Prince Edward subway stations were closed, but were back open this morning. Meanwhile, on Friday, after China markets closed, the People’s Bank of China cut the cash reserve requirement for banks in the latest… Source link

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Singapore 

US authorities confirm Singaporean among 34 victims of California boat fire; smoke inhalation likely primary cause of death, Singapore News

WASHINGTON  – Local authorities confirmed on Friday (Sept 6) that Singaporean Tan Wei was among the 34 victims who died in a pre-dawn fire on a dive boat off the California coast earlier this week. Her name was one of nine publicly released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at a sombre press conference. The authorities said they have positively identified 18 victims so far. The 26-year-old had recently graduated with a master’s degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and started work as a data scientist in Santa Barbara in…

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Singapore 

2 Singaporeans believed dead after fire on dive boat off coast of California kills 34, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two Singaporeans are believed to have died in a massive pre-dawn fire that engulfed a recreational scuba-diving vessel off the Southern California coast on Monday (Sept 2). The two are Ms Tan Wei, 26, a postgraduate student from UC Berkeley, and researcher Sunil Singh Sandhu, 46. The grieving brother of Ms Tan has travelled to Santa Barbara, California, to wait for her remains to be identified. Ms Tan was among the 34 people thought to have been killed in a pre-dawn fire that engulfed the vessel on Monday morning.…

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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 

Woman stranded on kitchen ledge after fire broke out in Jurong West flat, Singapore News

After a fire broke out in a fifth-storey flat, a woman, desperate to escape, climbed out of the kitchen window. Slowly lowering herself onto a narrow ledge, she steadied herself with both hands and squatted there, waiting for help to arrive. About 20 minutes later, firemen from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived and rescued her. The drama unfolded at Block 158, Yung Loh Road, in Jurong West on Sunday at about 7.45pm. Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday that a witness, Madam Xing, 54, saw the…

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Hong Kong, China investors hold fire over Vancouver commercial property, but prices unlikely to crash, analysts say

Foreign investors, including those from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese, largely stayed out of commercial real estate in Vancouver, Canada’s second-largest investment market, in the first half of 2019 amid sinking home prices in the city. “Market participants seemed to be waiting for the next shoe to drop. With single-family homes and commercial properties competing for land, the thinking is that the decline in residential prices will bring down land values, and in turn bring down commercial… Source link

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Vietnam 

Security, fire safety, rescue exhibition opens in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at the Fire Safety and Rescue – Secutech Vietnam expo that has opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — The International Fire Safety and Rescue and Security Technology and Equipment Exhibition and Conference opened in HCM City yesterday (August 14). Fire Safety and Rescue – Secutech Vietnam has 530 booths set up by over exhibitors from 21 countries and territories including the UK, India, Taiwan, Germany, the US, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, mainland China, and Việt Nam. The products and…

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Singapore 

Vegetation fire in Marina East ‘the size of two football fields’ brought under control, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A large fire broke out near East Coast Park on Monday night (Aug 12), affecting an area the size of two football fields. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to a vegetation fire near Marina East Drive that was “approximately the size of two football fields” at about 8.50pm. About 50 firefighters and 12 emergency vehicles were deployed, SCDF said in a Facebook post. It surrounded the fire with seven water jets and brought it under control at 10.30pm. There are no reported injuries, said SCDF.…

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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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