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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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Fire causes $300k in damage at 80-year-old Taoist temple in Tampines, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – What should have been an auspicious day turned out to be an ill-fated one for a Taoist temple in Tampines. A fire at the Poh Ann Keng temple badly damaged the front hall, prayer altar and several statuettes on Saturday morning (Feb 9), the fifth day of Chinese New Year. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at 95 Tampines Link, the temple’s address, at around 6.50am. The fire involved the praying altar and was extinguished using one water jet, SCDF said.…

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Burning smell reported over several parts of eastern Singapore including Tampines, Bedok, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A strong burning smell was reported over several parts of eastern Singapore on Friday morning (Feb 8), including Tampines, Bedok and Pasir Ris. Mr Jon Lee, 45, who lives in Tampines, likened the smell to the haze or offerings being burnt during the Chinese seventh month. “I was taking my son to school on the way to work at around 6am, and there was a strong burning smell. At 7am, when I dropped my son off in the East Coast area, it was still there,” said Mr Lee,…

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Structural issues not behind why blood dripped from Tampines flat ceiling: Baey Yam Keng, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The blood that seeped through the ceiling of a Tampines Housing Board flat last Tuesday (Jan 29) – and later led to the body of an elderly man being found in the unit above – was not due to an issue with the ceiling’s structural integrity. Rather, it happened because of the porous nature of the concrete ceiling, Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng told The Straits Times on Monday. “So there should not be anything wrong with it. Only the toilet area would have a waterproof membrane…

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77-year-old found dead in Tampines flat after blood drips through neighbour’s ceiling, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Tampines resident noticed a strange smell in her flat on Tuesday morning (Jan 29). The 62-year-old eventually traced the smell to a dark red liquid which was dripping from the ceiling in her master bedroom. Suspecting that the liquid might be blood, the woman, who gave her name only as Ms Jamilah, asked her son-in-law to call the police. In response to queries, the police said that they were alerted to an incident at Block 440 Tampines Street 43 at 8.43am. It was classified as a case…

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Visually-impaired tissue seller seen reading newspaper in Tampines says he’s not a cheat, Singapore News

An elderly tissue seller who was photographed reading the newspaper despite having a “I am blind” sign next to him has spoken out with his side of the story. The photo, which several Stomp contributors sent to Stomp, was first posted in a Facebook group with the caption: “Spot the mistake”. It shows the elderly man reading the papers while seated outside Tampines MRT Station. A trolley of tissues can be seen next to him, along with a red sign that reads: “I am blind, unable to workI can only sell…

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A warm, cosy ambience fills this Tampines HDB apartment, Singapore News

Visually engaging designs instantly captures one’s attention as you step into this Tampines HDB apartment. Designed by George Wan of Control Space Design, this home has features that meet both function and form. A large partition frames the entrance foyer area, while ensuring more privacy in the dining room and doubling as open shelving for the homeowners’ knick knacks. Faux brick wall designs are incorporated next to the kitchen and behind the TV console, creating striking feature walls that take centrestage in the home. Photo: Home & Decor With backlit…

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Man arrested after allegedly filming women in Tampines toilet, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 30-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Dec 26) after he allegedly filmed a woman while she was in a toilet cubicle in Tampines. The police said that they were alerted to the incident, which was classified as a case of criminal trespass and insulting the modesty of a woman, at around 1am on Wednesday morning. The incident took place at the NTUC Income building in Tampines, which is in the vicinity of 300 Tampines Avenue 5. The victim, who is in her late 20s, told The Straits…

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Bus driver suspended after two SBS buses collide in Tampines; 12 taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Ten passengers and two bus captains were taken to hospital after two buses collided with each other on Wednesday morning (Dec 26). The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to the incident, which took place along Tampines Avenue 10, at around 6.50am. Six people were taken to Sengkang General Hospital, while another six were taken to Changi General Hospital. According to Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News, one of the buses had stopped at a bus stop when the other collided with it from behind. The…

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