Singapore 

Kok Kee Wanton Noodle to reopen June 12 at Jalan Besar coffeeshop, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

After a few false starts, a date has been set for the return of the famed Kok Kee Wanton Noodle, which used to be at the now-defunct Lavender Food Square.  It is slated to reopen on June 12, according to a Facebook update on June 2. The popular stall, opened by five siblings, was forced to close in late 2014 but relocated six months later to a food court in Hoa Nam Building, located just down the road.  However, just two years later, the owners announced that they were hanging up their…

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SingPost postman disciplined after parcel found crammed into letter box in Jalan Bahagia, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – SingPost has taken disciplinary action against a postman who crammed a Jalan Bahagia resident’s parcel into a letter box, damaging the packaging. The resident, Mr Song Chen Xi, sent a video of himself attempting to extract the parcel to citizen journalism website Stomp. The 40-year-old civil servant told The Straits Times that when he opened his mailbox at around 11am on Sunday (May 5), he was surprised to find the parcel squeezed inside it, along with other letters. As the parcel was wider than the mailbox cavity, he…

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Mercedes driver cuts across 4 lanes without signalling then gestures angrily at biker at Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore News

A Mercedes-Benz driver was caught on video cutting across several lanes then gesturing at a rider for not giving way to him at Jalan Toa Payoh. A video of the incident was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook group page. According to the video’s time stamp, this happened on Monday (April 29) at about 2pm. In the video, the Mercedes driver with licence plate number SMG1071Y is seen coming from the left and crossing four lanes before turning right to Bendemeer Road. He then tries to change one more lane…

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Taxi crashes into woman crossing Jalan Besar junction when traffic light is in her favour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi hit a woman while she was crossing the road at the junction of Kitchener Road and Jalan Besar on Sunday morning (April 14). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am, and that they are investigating the incident. The female pedestrian declined to be taken to hospital, police added. It is understood that her injuries, if she had any, were not serious. In a video provided to citizen journalism site Stomp, the Comfort taxi can be seen turning left at the junction even though…

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Man refutes FB post about elderly mum sleeping along Jalan Membina corridor, makes police report, Singapore News

A photo showing an elderly woman sleeping along the corridor in Jalan Membina went viral after it was posted online, but there is actually more to the story. The picture, which shows the 85-year-old woman lying in bed with a wheelchair nearby, was first uploaded by a Facebook user. Calling the sighting “ridiculous,” the user wrote: “This is not the way how u treat ur mother (sic). “If this happens to be a misunderstanding or whatsoever, pls come up to me and I will apologise and remove the post.” Photo:…

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Jaywalking 64-year-old injured after accident with lorry on Jalan Besar, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A jaywalking man was hit by a lorry changing lanes on Jalan Besar on Thursday morning (Jan 24). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 7.20am. The pedestrian, a 64-year-old man, was conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man left the accident with pains in his hip and right shoulder. Another jaywalker crossing the road gets hit by a lorry trying to avoid him. Happened along Jalan Besar Road. Date and Timestamp is accurate. Credit: Jiahong Posted by ROADS.sg on Wednesday,…

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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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Man suffers spinal injuries after being struck by falling concrete slabs outside Jalan Besar hotel, Singapore News

A man was hit by falling concrete slabs outside Wanderlust Hotel in the Jalan Besar area on Tuesday night (Nov 26). Stomp understands that the man had been sitting on a ledge outside the hotel when the incident occurred. He is understood to have sustained spinal injuries and is unable to move the lower part of his body. In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for medical assistance along 2 Dickson Road at around 11.40pm and conveyed one person to…

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