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Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio HDB flat after PMD left to charge in kitchen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) left to charge in an Ang Mo Kio flat early on Monday (July 22) exploded in the afternoon, causing a fire that destroyed the flat and damaged two neighbouring units. The e-scooter belonged to the fiance of the woman living in the rental flat who had charged his device in the kitchen before they both left for work. But between 2pm and 3pm, the woman’s older brothers, Mr Mohamad Fazir, 30, and Mohamad Fazrim, 26, who were in house at the time, heard…

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18-year-old pleads guilty to Little India attack that left victim with partially amputated right foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenager was among a group of five who launched a vicious attack on a man in broad daylight last year that led the victim’s right foot to be partially amputated. Photos taken by onlookers of Mr Dhines Selvarajah, 27, lying injured on the road in Little India on July 25 were posted on social media. A district court heard that Mr Dhines cannot walk properly now. One of his attackers, Sharvin Raj Suraj, 18, pleaded guilty on Friday (June 14) to one count each of rioting with…

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SBS Transit driver hands in about $40,000 left behind in bus to police, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Bus driver Saw Cheong Seng did not pay much attention to a bag that a passenger handed to him on Friday morning (May 10) while he was driving service 63. He gave it a quick glance and saw stacks of paper inside, which the 59-year-old thought were betting slips. But after he completed his round at the Eunos Bus Interchange, the senior bus captain was stunned to find the bag had two stacks of $100 and $50 notes, each several centimetres thick. The money in the bag added…

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#Joeyjios: I try a ballet-inspired workout despite my two left feet , Singapore News

Tendu, Arabesque and Grand Pliés?  This week on #Joeyjios, I found out that these are in fact, not edible food dishes, but dance moves in ballet.  I (semi-willingly) traded in my dumbbells and barbells and sacrificed my stiff body for this exercise — all the while praying that my two left feet don’t kill me.  Watch as former professional ballerinas and co-founders of BalletBody Lisha Chin, 27 and Alison Carroll, 31, take me through a snippet of their hour-long ballet-inspired workout while I try my best to keep up.  According to…

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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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