Singapore 

Gardens by the Bay murder: Woman’s body remained in front seat hours after she was killed, Singapore News

The man left the woman’s body in the passenger seat till the next morning while the car was parked somewhere inside a Yishun condominium. The next day, the man continued driving around aimlessly – with the body next to him – thinking of what to do until he decided to burn the body in the afternoon. Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 50, who is accused of murdering Chinese national Cui Yajie, told the High Court yesterday (March 19) – the fifth day of his trial – of what he did after…

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Singapore 

Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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Singapore 

How I saved 25 per cent in 48 hours with Grab’s Commute Plan Lite, Singapore News

Are Grab’s Commute Plans worth it? We did the math and found out. Ride-hailing apps are making getting around Singapore easier than ever before. But it can get crazy expensive, especially during peak hours. So when Grab launched their monthly subscription programme last month, I was intrigued. The subscription plans are tiered to suit each individual’s needs and can be used for food, transport, or both. But how much can you actually save? Sometime in late January, with a busy week ahead of me, I signed up for the Grab’s…

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Singapore 

Parliament: CBD to be refreshed ‘so that there will be activities beyond office hours’, says Lawrence Wong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans can expect a rejuvenated city centre with moves taken to encourage more mixed-use development in the Central Business District (CBD) so that there will be activities beyond office hours. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, in announcing this on Thursday (March 7), also said there will be a review of a scheme that allows eligible commercial buildings to maximise their use through bonus plot ratios. Speaking during the parliamentary debate on his ministry’s budget, Mr Wong said: “We will explore new incentives to better support rejuvenation in the…

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Singapore 

SCDF puts out fire near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery after 19 hours, Singapore News

Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took 19 hours to extinguish the blaze near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery, one of the longest operations involving a vegetation fire here. Fortunately, no graves were damaged in the fire that started on Monday morning and was put out only yesterday, the National Environment Agency told The New Paper. Eight emergency vehicles and 52 firefighters were deployed in the overnight operation. SCDF, which responded to an alert at about 7.05am on Monday, said the fire covered the length of one football…

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China 

iPhones costs US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week

The gate to Foxconn’s huge Zhengzhou facility is enveloped in a grey haze, pollution hangs constantly in the air.Outside a man is smoking, his luggage at his side. He has been squatting on the ground for more than 10 minutes.“Are you looking for work here?” I asked him. “Yes,” he replied, “you too?”He stubbed out his cigarette, threw his bag on his shoulder and asked me to follow him to the plant’s reception area, where jobseekers can apply for work.The man had previously been a worker at… Source link

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Would you wait in line for more than 12 hours to get a red packet from Pony Ma? One Tencent employee did

Those people are not lining up to buy new iPhones, Lady M’s signature mille-crepes cake, or HeyTea’s cheese-topped drink. They are employees of Tencent Holdings waiting outside the internet giant’s headquarters in Shenzhen to receive red packets from company chairman Pony Ma Huateng and other senior management. A long line started forming from Tuesday morning for a chance to get a second of face time with Ma, who in Lunar New Year tradition personally hands out red envelopes containing money to employees as a form of good wishes. The most…

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Singapore 

Windshield damage causes Scoot flight for Gold Coast to return to Singapore after three hours into journey, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Scoot flight carrying 341 passengers between Singapore and Gold Coast was forced to return to Changi Airport on Wednesday morning (Jan 30). Flight TR6, which was scheduled to depart at 10.20pm and took off at around 10.35pm on Tuesday, sustained some damage on the exterior of the front windshield during the flight. A decision was made for the plane to return to Singapore about three hours into the flight as a safety precaution, Scoot said in a statement. There was no air leak or loss of cabin…

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Singapore 

Electricity supply disrupted for nearly 1.5 hours in parts of Singapore including Bishan, Toa Payoh, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A power outage that lasted about one and a half hours hit parts of Singapore on Saturday afternoon (Jan 26). Residents in Bishan, Toa Payoh and Shunfu reported that electricity in their homes was cut, and lifts and traffic lights were also affected. An update on the SP Group Facebook page at 3.19pm said that electricity supply was fully restored at 2.58pm. The disruption started at 1.30pm, affecting parts of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Sin Ming and Thomson, and electricity supply was progressively restored from 1.46pm. A preliminary…

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