Singapore 

Train at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station evacuated after passenger’s mobile phone started smoking, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A train at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station was evacuated on Tuesday (Feb 19), after smoke was spotted coming out of a passenger’s mobile phone. The cause of the smoke was probably accidental and electrical in origin, said the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF), which was called in to help investigate the phone after the incident. No fire or injuries were reported in the incident, which happened on the North-East Line, said rail operator SBS Transit. Passengers were evacuated as a precaution, said Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice-president of corporate…

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Singapore 

‘Indecent exposure not my intention’, says model criticised for outfit at Somerset MRT station, Singapore News

A woman who found herself talk of the town after photos of her in a skimpy outfit went viral online has responded to criticism by netizens. Ms Ashley Garcia, who identifies herself as a freelance model from the Philippines, was seen queueing for an automated teller machine (ATM) at Somerset MRT station in a thin tank top. Photos of Ms Garcia and her eye-catching attire were posted on social media on Saturday (Feb 9). While some netizens felt that there was nothing wrong with Ms Garcia’s dressing, others were quick…

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Singapore 

Woman’s skimpy outfit while queueing for ATM at Somerset MRT station sparks criticism, Singapore News

A woman seen queueing for an automated teller machine (ATM) at Somerset MRT station has set tongues wagging due to her choice of outfit. According to Lianhe Wanbao, three photos of the woman went viral after being uploaded onto social media on Saturday (Feb 9), though it is unclear when exactly they were taken. The woman was clad in a thin pink-coloured tank top and a pair of sandals. It is not known whether she was wearing shorts. She did not seem aware that she was drawing stares from disapproving…

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Singapore 

Body of 45-year-old man found floating at shoreline near Marina South Pier MRT station, Singapore News

The body of a 45-year-old man was found floating in the waters of the Singapore Strait, at the shoreline near Marina South Pier on Tuesday (Jan 22). Stomp contributor Asrina alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a video taken at the scene. The body was seen floating face-down in the water near a water break situated close to Marina South Pier MRT Station. Several people had gathered nearby the floating body. Photo: Stomp In response to a Stomp media query, the police said they were alerted to the case of unnatural…

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Singapore 

SMRT employee injured during maintenance work at Joo Koon MRT station, leading to delay in EWL train service, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The start of train service between Gul Circle and Boon Lay stations on the East-West Line was delayed in both directions on Wednesday morning (Dec 12), after an SMRT employee was injured on the track side while carrying out maintenance work. The train operator said in a statement on Wednesday that the staff member suffered foot injuries at about 4.10am near Joo Koon MRT station and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was activated to take him to the hospital. “As this process required some time, the start…

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Property 

New World Development buys majority stake in site above metro station in Guangzhou for US$690 million

Hong Kong property giant New World Development (NWD) has expanded its footprint in China’s Greater Bay Area, by buying a majority stake in a prime land site above a Guangzhou metro station for 4.78 billion yuan (US$690 million). In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, the company said it has entered an agreement with Guangzhou Metro Corporation to buy a 65 per cent stake in a subsidiary of the rail operator which acquired the land in November last year. They will jointly develop property projects on…

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Singapore 

Man sent to hospital after falling at Bishan MRT station, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was sent to hospital after a nasty fall at Bishan MRT station left him bleeding from the forehead on Wednesday evening (Oct 31). Mr Justin Wong, a furniture designer in his 40s, witnessed the accident when he was walking from the Circle Line to the North South Line to change trains. He told The Straits Times: “I saw him running quite fast. I think maybe he was rushing to catch a train. “He ran up the escalator and tripped at the top. I think maybe he…

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Singapore 

Live murtabak station at staircase landing ‘because Yishun’? You’ve got it all wrong, Singapore News

The random appearance of a live murtabak station at the staircase landing of an HDB block is odd enough — but even more so when this is in Yishun. Ask anyone in Singapore and they would know of the neighbourhood’s infamy. In a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 7), Yishun resident Shaun Ho shared how “there is a random guy cooking Murtabak in front of my house”. There is a random guy cooking Murtabak in front of my house. I live on the 10th floor. But why am I even surprised -… Posted…

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