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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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Peek inside this functional Scandinavian HDB in Sembawang, Singapore News

Ask what Ryan and Gillian enjoyed most about their Renovation Journey, and they’ll tell you that it was “not having to deal with renovation hiccups”. The couple got to experience a fuss-free home makeover thanks to the help of Meter Square designer Mint, who also succeeded in delivering a spacious Scandinavian-style abode that’s for keeps. Read on for more about Ryan and Gilian’s new home! ON THEIR HOME’S DESIGN  Gillian (G): When we first collected the keys to this place, we felt that our home was very small (as compared…

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JSA EP13: Sembawang is named after a tree, Singapore News

In Singapore, many of the street names have their own interesting stories. For instance, “Sembawang” is actually named after the Sembawang tree. In the past, there were many rubber plantations in Sembawang, but in 1928, the area was transformed into a British Royal Navy base. At that time, the scale of the military port extended from Sembawang to Woodlands checkpoint and it was known as the world’s largest naval base. In 1968, after the withdrawal of the British army, the naval base was transferred to the Singapore government for a…

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Man arrested after “prancing along” ledge of Sembawang block during 3-hour scene, Singapore News

A 25-year-old man was arrested after causing a scene that lasted around three hours at Block 363C Sembawang Crescent on Tuesday afternoon (Dec 25). Stomp contributor Sam, a resident in the area, said he heard a commotion downstairs at around 3.30pm and looked out of his window. That was when he noticed a man at the opposite block. Sam told Stomp: “The man was prancing along the ledge outside the block of flats. He was going from one unit to another on the ledge for over two hours. “The police…

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14 people taken to hospital after tree falls in Sembawang Park, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Fourteen people were taken to hospital on Thursday (Dec 20) after a tree fell on a pavilion in Sembawang Park. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fallen tree incident in Beaulieu Road at 5.55pm. When SCDF arrived at the scene, no one was trapped and the 14 people were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) by SCDF ambulances. Some of those injured are SMRT employees. According to their friends, the group of 17 people aged between 19 and 44 were celebrating Christmas…

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Woman bitten by python on second storey of Sembawang HDB block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – It was around 4am on Tuesday (Oct 9) when Mrs Chan Yin Ha was looking for her cat on the second storey of the Sembawang Drive Housing Board block she lives in. As she searched among a row of potted plants, she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her left leg. Thinking her cat had scratched her, she kicked out instinctively and looked down. It was then that she saw what bit her was a 3m-long python. The 42-year-old store assistant, who is afraid of snakes, told The…

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