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US media company gets slammed for calling dried cuttlefish Singaporeans’ alternative to chewing gum , Singapore News

Talk about a blur sotong moment.  In an attempt to paint Singapore as an exotic Asian city, US media company Tastemade ruffled the feathers of some people online after they claimed that Singaporeans have been eating dried cuttlefish as a chewing gum substitute.  In a Facebook video posted on June 7, Tastemade Travel featured the snack they found in Chinatown.  Describing the snack as a “weird gum alternative that won’t freshen your breath”, the video goes on to say that dried cuttlefish is a creative way to go around the ban on…

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Man takes photo of commuter on MRT hogging seat with bag, gets flamed instead, Singapore News

A man who tried to “name and shame” a fellow commuter got a taste of his own medicine when he was attacked online instead. A photo posted by All Singapore Stuff on June 24 showed a man in the MRT with his bag placed on the seat beside him. The photo, which was submitted by a reader known only as Eddy, was captioned, “Another person whose bag needs its own seat.” While the faces of the other people in the frame had been censored, the subject of Eddy’s photo had…

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Former property agent charged with renting out homes for illegal short-term stays back in court, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Another former property agent has been charged with renting out residential properties for illegal short-term stays. Joel Su Jiqing, 38, is facing six counts of renting out properties for less than three months, the minimum length of stay. He was charged on May 19. Two of the apartments are in #1 Loft, an 80-unit condominium in Geylang, according to court documents. Another three are units in condominiums, while the last is a terrace house, all in the east. Su was in the State Courts on Tuesday (June 25)…

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Second Raffles Hotel set to open in Singapore on Sentosa in 2022, Singapore, Travel News

SINGAPORE – A second Raffles Hotel is set to open in Singapore in 2022, more than a century after the original national monument in Beach Road opened its doors in 1887. Hotel operator Accor Group, in partnership with property developer Royal Group, announced on Tuesday (June 25) that the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be built on Sentosa. The proposed all-villa resort will feature 61 villas, each with its own private swimming pool, set in a 1,000,000 sq ft property, the equivalent of approximately 17 football fields.…

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Drones, bad weather cause flight delays and diversions at Changi Airport on Monday, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Unauthorised drones caused flight delays and disruptions at Changi Airport on Monday night, just days after a previous incident saw 37 flights delayed. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Tuesday (June 25) in response to media queries that approximately 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed, and another seven flights were diverted, due to bad weather and unauthorised drone activities. “As a precautionary measure, arrival and departure flights were carefully regulated for short periods of time between 8.07pm and 9.07pm,” the authority said in a…

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Bicentennial events that will make you feel more Singaporean before National Day, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Singapore is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles arriving on the island this year, and you don’t have to wait until National Day to show your Singaporean pride. With so many events and activities lined up for the bicentennial celebrations, you’re going to be so proud of our country’s rich culture and heritage.  1. FROM SINGAPORE TO SINGAPOREAN: THE BICENTENNIAL EXPERIENCE Held at Fort Canning Centre from now till Sept 15, the multi-sensory exhibition showcases the transformation of Singapore from as early as 1299, and other significant milestones in Singapore’s history. Explore the various pavilions…

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SCDF uses rescue tools to release child’s foot stuck in escalator at Jewel, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A child was taken to hospital after getting a foot stuck in an escalator at Jewel Changi Airport on Monday (June 24). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to a call for assistance at 78 Airport Boulevard at 3.20pm and that the boy’s foot was released using rescue tools. He was conveyed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in an SCDF ambulance. A spokesman for Jewel Changi Airport confirmed the incident and said: “Investigations showed that the incident occurred when his foot was brushing along…

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Good deals must share June 24-30: 50% off Foodpanda delivery and other 1-for-1 deals, Lifestyle, Singapore News

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. ‘Cos good things must share. 50% OFF FOODPANDA DELIVERY Now that a multitude of food delivery services and discount platforms has spoiled us all, it’s no surprise we’re always on the hunt for promo codes to snag a cheaper deal. Well, look no further this week as Foodpanda is offering 50 per cent off your orders up till end of June 2019 with the promo…

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Woman confronts man for allegedly taking photos of her on NEL train, police investigating, Singapore News

The police are investigating a case of intentional harassment after a woman confronted a man for allegedly taking photos of her on a train along the North East line on Sunday afternoon (June 23). Stomp contributor Maru witnessed the incident and shared with Stomp a video of the woman berating the man. “My wife and I entered the train at Kovan MRT Station heading towards Dhoby Ghaut and my wife sat beside the girl,” said Maru. “When we arrived at Woodleigh, I caught a glimpse of the girl looking shocked…

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Punggol “neighbour from hell” harasses neighbours, drives 6 families to move out in 2 years, Singapore News

Over the past two years, six families on the same floor have moved out because of one woman in a Punggol Housing Board block. A 51-year-old housewife has been dubbed the “neighbour from hell”: Her neighbours have accused her of splashing oil at their doorsteps, playing music at loud volumes and stomping on the floor. She has also been accused of leaving a bloody pig’s ear on a shoe rack. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao on Sunday morning (June 23), the housewife said that her neighbours had banded together…

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