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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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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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Yucks! ‘Mushroom’ in bak chor mee from Jurong West stall turns out to be cockroach, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Anonymous was looking forward to having supper that he dabao-ed from a stall in Jurong West, but lost his appetite upon discovering a cockroach in his food. Anonymous said he had purchased minced meat noodles at Block 501 Jurong West Street 51 on Sunday (Aug 4), at around 3.45am. He told Stomp: “I bought a packet of dry bak chor mee from a famous fishball noodle stall which can be seen practically in every neighbourhood – Fei Siong. “As I was taking the second bite, I wanted to…

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Jurong West resident takes down potted plants from ledge, Singapore News

A woman who had placed more than 40 potted plants on the corridor ledge outside her Jurong West flat has removed half of them, after being asked to do so by her town council. Last Tuesday, a member of the public posted online a photograph of the potted plants along the third-storey corridor of Block 502 Jurong West Street 51. The plastic and ceramic pots, which were placed on both sides of the handrail on the ledge, were secured to it with metal wires wrapped around or drilled through the…

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Driver, 18, arrested after taking car without owner’s consent and overturning it at Jurong West, Singapore News

An 18-year-old man was arrested after the car he was driving turned turtle in front of Jurong Point on Tuesday morning (June 25). The police told Stomp that the man was arrested for taking the vehicle without the owner’s consent. Stomp understands that it belongs to someone the man knows. Stomp contributors Naz and Anonymous alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos of the overturned car. In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident along Jurong West Central 3 towards Jurong West…

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2 Chinese nationals injured in Jurong fire in stable condition; arrangements made for worker who died, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The two Chinese nationals who were injured in a massive fire in Jalan Buroh on Friday (June 21) are now in stable condition, and one of them was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning, the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) said. The non-governmental organisation said in a Facebook post on Saturday that the worker who remains in hospital “should get better with treatment and healing time”. MWC also confirmed that another worker, also a Chinese national, had died in the fire at the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility…

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1 dead, 2 injured in fire at LPG facility in Jurong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A massive fire in a Jurong industrial area raged for more than two hours and triggered loud explosions on Friday (June 21), killing one and leaving two people injured. The fire at 43 Jalan Buroh, which involved hundreds of highly flammable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders of various sizes, was described by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) as the largest LPG fire it had to combat. The fire spread rapidly across the facility which was about the size of two football fields, triggering loud explosions. It took…

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Motorcyclist dies after accident involving Tower Transit bus in Jurong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A motorcyclist died from his injuries at the hospital after an accident with a bus in Jurong on Saturday (June 15) afternoon. The police said that they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Corporation Road and Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim at 12.41pm. Photos of the aftermath of the accident on social media show the motorcycle lying on the road in front of a Tower Transit bus, which was in service at the time of the accident. The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old man, was unconscious when taken to…

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Taxi driver in viral video removed carpark gantry barrier in Jurong East because it was faulty, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi driver in a now-viral video removed the gantry barrier at a Housing Board (HDB) carpark in Jurong East last Friday (June 7) because it had malfunctioned. The Straits Times understands that the Comfort taxi driver was advised to do so by the HDB’s service provider via the intercom. He was unable to exit the carpark at Jurong East 32 last Friday afternoon, as the barrier arm was faulty and could not be lifted. It is understood that the barrier arm is designed to be detachable as…

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Bus driver arrested after accident with female cyclist in Jurong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A bus driver has been arrested after a female cyclist was injured after an accident with the bus in Jurong on Tuesday (June 4). The police said that they were alerted at 12.13pm to an accident involving a bus and a bicycle along Yuan Ching Road towards Jurong West Street 51. The 45-year-old cyclist was unconscious when taken to the National University Hospital. The 53-year-old bus driver was subsequently arrested for causing grievous hurt by negligent act, said the police. Police are investigating the incident. Pictures of the…

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