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One taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Tampines Mall’s atrium fair, Singapore News

One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at Tampines Mall on Thursday afternoon (Apr 18). It was extinguished by members of the public using five powder extinguishers and a hose reel, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in response to a Stomp media query. Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to the fire that started at a fryer in a stall at the mall’s atrium fair. Stomp contributor Pooh said the stall was selling fried and braised seafood. “I saw people use fire extinguishers…

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Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Stroller wheels likely culprit behind collapse of Tampines 1 escalator steps, says mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The steps of an escalator in Tampines 1 mall, which collapsed last Saturday evening (April 13) while four people were riding on it, were likely dislodged by the wheels of a stroller. Ms Maggie Chua, the mall’s general manager, told The Straits Times on Monday that the shopping centre’s management reviewed the closed-circuit television footage (CCTV), which showed that an unfolded stroller was on the escalator when the incident happened at about 9.40pm. “Wheels on a stroller may jam escalator steps, causing dislodgement and triggering the escalator to…

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Shoppers shocked as lower steps of moving escalator collapse at Tampines 1 mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Shoppers at a mall in Tampines were shocked when the bottom steps of a moving escalator collapsed on Saturday evening (April 13). Four people had just boarded the escalator at Tampines 1 mall when the incident occurred, Shin Min Daily News reported. The Straits Times understands that no one was injured and that the area has been cordoned off. The incident occurred at about 9pm at an escalator descending from the third to the second floor of the mall, Shin Min reported. A nearby tenant told the Chinese-language…

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4-room flat in Tampines undergoes industrial-luxe makeover, Singapore News

Well known for its raw masculinity and heavy use of rustic decor elements, such as natural wood and exposed concrete, the industrial style of decor differs largely from its modern-luxe counterpart in that it conveys a rough and ready feel. So when Rockin Spaces designers Renee and Jeffrey took up the job of renovating this 4-room resale HDB flat in Tampines, their biggest challenge was to create a coherent look that combines design elements from both styles. Photo: Qanvast “It was difficult because the husband prefers the luxe look, while…

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HDB rejects owner’s appeal to keep unusual koi fish tank outside Tampines flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Housing Board flat owner who had converted the doorstep of his property into a fish tank for his koi carp has failed in his appeal to keep the unusual structure. The Tampines Street 41 resident installed glass panels to the walls around the four steps leading to his ground floor flat to house around a dozen pet fish, but was not aware that he needed permission to make the alteration. He declined to be named when approached by The Straits Times previously. The Housing and Development Board…

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5 teens arrested for wilful trespass after hiding in Ikea Tampines beyond operating hours, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Five teenagers aged between 16 and 18 have been arrested after they hid in Ikea Tampines beyond the store’s opening hours. The police were alerted to a case of wilful trespassing at No. 60 Tampines North Drive 2, where Ikea Tampines is located, at 12.52am on Sunday (March 31). In a release on Sunday, the police said officers from Bedok Police Division located the five boys and arrested them. Preliminary investigations found that the teenagers were hiding in the Ikea building and stayed beyond the store’s operating hours.…

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Man jailed for taking videos of women in Tampines toilet, Singapore News

A man who wished victims Merry Christmas after filming them in a toilet last year was jailed 12 weeks on Tuesday. Bryan Fang Zhongquan, 30, who was still a financial advisor last year, had filmed a total of 14 women relieving themselves. He had met a friend for a Christmas dinner last year at a bar in the NTUC Income Building at Tampines Junction. They then had drinks, and after his friend took a bus home, Fang returned to the building. He entered a female toilet in the building just…

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2-year-old girl left “screaming and crying for help” after being pinned down by boy at IKEA Tampines, Singapore News

IKEA is investigating an incident where a two-year-old girl was pinned down by a three-year-old boy in the play area of its Tampines outlet last Thursday (Feb 7). Stomp contributor Chanel, who is the aunt of the two-year-old girl, said she was with her brother and her sister-in-law when they witnessed the incident at around 3.45pm. Chanel told Stomp: “Adults are not allowed to accompany children into the Småland play area so we watched from the window. “My niece had gone in for only five minutes when I saw a…

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‘Don’t give up!’ Messages pour in after fire at 80-year-old Tampines temple, engineers to carry out checks on Tuesday, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The fire that destroyed the altar and several statuettes at Poh Ann Keng Taoist temple in Tampines on Saturday (Feb 9), broke out at 3am, the temple said in a Facebook post. In the post uploaded at about 10.30pm on Saturday, the fifth day of Chinese New Year, Poh Ann Keng also thanked those who had expressed concern and offered support to the temple. A Poh Ann Keng spokesman told The Straits Times that engineers will be conducting checks on the structure of the temple on Tuesday. “We…

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