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Rat found inside raw chicken left outside Toa Payoh coffee shop; SFA investigating, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is investigating a chicken rice stall in Toa Payoh after a video of a rat inside a raw chicken made the rounds on social media. The video, which has been shared on Reddit and Facebook, shows the rat moving inside a chicken, which was placed in one of two bags of raw poultry. The rat later scurries out of the chicken after the person filming the video kicks the basket. The bags were in a blue basket placed outside a shuttered coffee shop…

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Man allegedly spent $18,000 with credit card left behind by accident at AXS machine in Yishun, Singapore News

A 29-year-old man suspected of spending more than $18,000 using a credit card that was accidentally left behind at an AXS machine was arrested on Thursday (March 21). The police said in a statement on Thursday that they received a report from the victim that there were several unauthorised transactions made with his missing credit card. Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect allegedly picked up the victim’s credit card at an AXS machine in Yishun Avenue 2. He then allegedly used the credit card he found to buy several pieces…

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E-scooter rider fined after colliding with pedestrian, causing injury to left foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A pedestrian injured her left foot after an e-scooter ploughed into her as she was stepping out through a condominium side gate. The rider, Burganoodeen Mohamed Mohideen, 23, was fined $2,000 on Tuesday (March 19) for injuring Ms Betty Chua Siew Kiang by riding the device in a negligent manner. The 37-year-old administrative manager was coming out through the side gate of Forestville condominium in Woodlands Avenue 5 at around 9.45am on May 21 last year when the e-scooter collided into her. Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Hsiao Tien…

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In global property investments, Singapore and others are stepping in where China left off

Pressure on Beijing to make greater strides in opening up China’s economy to foreign investment has intensified since the trade war erupted last summer. Yet, in China’s commercial real estate market, overseas investors continue to make inroads.Last December, Blackstone, the acquisitive US private equity fund, bought five office buildings and a shopping centre in Shanghai from Singapore’s Mapletree Investments for US$1.25 billion, a transaction first reported by the Post. According to a report… Source link

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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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Khaw Boon Wan undergoes 3-hour surgery on fractured left arm, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery on his fractured left arm on Friday morning (March 1). In a Facebook post on Friday, Mr Khaw, 66, said that he went into the operating theatre at 8am and came out at 11am. “The operation was uneventful,” he said. He added that he had started fasting the night before his surgery and so he felt hungry, adding: “I suppose that’s a good sign.” Mr Khaw, who is on extended medical leave and currently warded at…

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Uncle left bloodied after being beaten up by group at Woodlands coffee shop, Singapore News

A fight involving several middle-aged men broke out at a coffee shop at Block 167 Woodlands Street 11 on Saturday night (Feb 23). Stomp contributor Don shared two videos of the incident, which occurred at the ST11 Coffee House near Marsiling MRT station, at around 9pm. According to Shin Min Daily News, there were seven to eight regular patrons occupying a table at the coffee shop. This group was apparently unhappy that there were people playing poker cards in the kopitiam and tried to stop them from doing so. Mr…

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Abusive boyfriend blinded her in one eye, left her covered in scars, Singapore News

She is now blind in one eye and has only 80 per cent vision in her other eye. She is covered in scars and has been in and out of the hospital at least five times. Jane (not her real name) even had a brush with death when her abusive ex-boyfriend hit her until her windpipe collapsed. In their relationship of five to six years, which started when she was about 22, Jane had been beaten with such objects as a hammer and a screwdriver. Her abuser also sexually assaulted…

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Woman trapped under car in Punggol accident loses left foot and has operations to save other foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman who was trapped under a car in an accident in Punggol earlier this month has lost her left foot and undergone multiple surgical operations to save her remaining foot. Madam Alice Hee, who is in her 50s, was on her way to service at the Church of the Transfiguration with her husband and daughter on Feb 3 when the accident happened. They were waiting to cross the road at Punggol Central near the church when a car slammed into the family tailfirst, pinning Madam Hee to…

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2-year-old girl left “screaming and crying for help” after being pinned down by boy at IKEA Tampines, Singapore News

IKEA is investigating an incident where a two-year-old girl was pinned down by a three-year-old boy in the play area of its Tampines outlet last Thursday (Feb 7). Stomp contributor Chanel, who is the aunt of the two-year-old girl, said she was with her brother and her sister-in-law when they witnessed the incident at around 3.45pm. Chanel told Stomp: “Adults are not allowed to accompany children into the Småland play area so we watched from the window. “My niece had gone in for only five minutes when I saw a…

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