Singapore 

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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LTA to cancel ofo’s bike-sharing licence as two rival firms get green light, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – As beleaguered bike-sharing firm ofo reaches the end of the road here, Singapore-based rival Anywheel is set to expand its fleet tenfold, while a newcomer – Moov Technology – has been granted approval to roll out 1,000 bikes here. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (April 3) that it has issued a notice of intention to cancel ofo’s licence to operate a bike-sharing service here. In September last year, the Beijing-based firm was granted approval to operate 25,000 bicycles here under the LTA’s bike-sharing licence regime.…

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Singapore 

Motorcyclist sent flying after car beats red light and crashes into him at Bukit Batok, Singapore News

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident with two cars along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 towards Brickland Road on Monday night (Feb 11). Stomp contributor Jason alerted Stomp to the accident and shared a video he had taken from his car’s dashboard camera. In the video, a car is seen beating the red light before hitting the rider, causing him to fly off his bike and land on the road. Several pieces of debris are seen being flung in all directions as…

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Singapore 

Surgeon said ‘light duties’ appropriate, sending worker back to work day after surgery for broken collarbone, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An orthopaedic surgeon appealed against his conviction of professional misconduct by a disciplinary tribunal for certifying a migrant worker fit for work the day after he had operated on him for a fractured collarbone. Dr Kevin Yip Man Hing did not give any sick leave to the 47-year-old construction worker, apart from the two days that the patient spent in hospital. Instead, he certified that the Chinese national was fit for “light duties” upon discharge as well as on two subsequent visits to review his condition. At his…

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Singapore 

This car that Grab driver spent 2 hours to decorate will light up your life — literally, Singapore News

No passenger can stay gloomy for long when taking a ride on this unique Grab car. That’s because its driver has gone the extra mile to decorate his vehicle and make it stand out. Stomp contributor Joyce boarded the unique Grab car on Saturday (Jan 12), at around 9.45 am. She and her three children were going from Novena Square to the Whampoa area. Joyce described her memorable GrabCar experience: “My kids were curious about why there were so many ‘cables’ on the car’s headliner. “The driver, Mr Clarence, replied…

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Singapore 

Competition watchdog gives green light to NTUC Enterprise’s acquisition of Kopitiam, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The competition watchdog on Thursday (Dec 20) gave the green light for NTUC Enterprise’s proposed acquisition of food centre operator Kopitiam, saying that it would not lead to a substantial lessening of competition. In its grounds of decision issued on Thursday, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) said that it has studied the three markets that would be affected by the proposed transaction, after it was notified about NTUC Enterprise’s move on Sept 28. The acquisition of Kopitiam Investments and its subsidiaries was announced on Sept…

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Property 

Hong Kong baker Garden gets green light for HK$2.3 billion plan to redevelop 80-year-old grade two building

The 80-year-old headquarters of Garden, the Hong Kong food company known for its breads and biscuits, will be demolished and a HK$2.3 billion (US$295 million) multi-purpose commercial building will come up in its place, after the Town Planning Board approved conditional redevelopment plans on Friday. The proposed 25-storey building at 58 Castle Peak Road in Sham Shui Po will include shops, restaurants, offices and a cooking school, requiring an estimated investment of between HK$2 billion to HK$2.3 billion. According to documents from the board, the company will be required to…

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