Across the Causeway, some harsh words have been said about Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party and arguably its most famous member, the late Lee Kuan Yew. Assertions have been made, stating the Lee meddles in Malaysian politics by starting an opposition party. Also, the Malaysians have stated that Lee moulded the PAP after the North Korean government because he was an admirer of the...

Yishun has been getting in the press for all the wrong reasons recently (and by recently, we mean for a couple of years now). But, this heroic rescue should restore some faith in the fact that not all Yishun-ers are siao langs. At around midnight yesterday, dense smoke emerged from a second-floor unit at Block 816 Yishun Ring Road. A resident on the sixth floor, Mr Wang, rushed downstairs with his...

Cat killings, human killings, sanitary pad wars – these are just some of the incidents which have emerged form Singapore’s housing estate du jour, Yishun. So much so, that multi-national video on-demand company Netflix has made it the subject of a horror film.   Netflix shared on social media a 22-second video clip yesterday showing the entrance of Yishun MRT Station is pictured as an eerie...

Ok, if you’re not clear what this whole Yishun thing is about, let’s just say that Yishun is a place in Singapore that the strangest things can happen at the unlikeliest of times. And, more often it seems than anywhere else in Singapore. It has come to the point where some factions of the public have jokingly called for a Great Wall to be build around Yishun estate (we hope it’s...

If you’re a Singtel user, beware of strange emails that come your way. Some subscribers have complained of phishing emails in the form of a notice stating “Your Singtel bill is now available for download”. The “bills” are in the $200 range, with some emails coming from a Singtel or Singnet email address. Such phishing mails are malicious attempts by hackers to steal your personal data, or...

For those calling for a wall around Yishun housing estate, erm, look at this guy lah. Poor 65-year-old aunty Mdm Yang really built a “wall” around her HDB flat unit to shield herself and her home from her neighbour’s dirty tricks. More specifically, her neighbour’s love for flinging over items such as sanitary pads, toilet paper, urine, and even braised meat sauce at her house. The culprit...

There’s been much cow beh cow bu-ing about the coming hike in water prices – which hovers around 30 percent for households and even more for enterprises. But the government – via its public feedback unit Reach – has declared that Singaporeans now support the water price hike. Reach said that many Singaporeans at its Listening Points – feedback booths where the public can find out...

A rude shock for rubbish collectors this morning at Tampines St 42. At around 10.40am, a rubbish truck was collecting garbage from the trash collection point at Block 450F, when a man who committed suicide by jumping from the block landed on the roof of the truck. But it none of the rubbish collectors noticed. One Block 450F resident, Mr Goh, did. “I heard a loud sound, looked out the window, and...

JASON: To bring to your attention this, that a stretch of Bencoolen Street has been reserved for buses only. The problem is, the government essentially choped one lane out of a two-lane road for buses, the remaining one lane for cars. You can see that this one remaining lane even has the filter right option, so if a car wants to make a turn think about how long everybody behinds must wait in traffic. Such...

Deliberately rude, or an ignorant attempt at politeness? Apparently, an Uber driver uncle here has made an insensitive comment to a young African lady that has gotten her all riled up. More specifically, when commenting on Africa, he said: “In Africa, it’s just skinny black people running around with spears. Yes, that’s what Africa is to us.” Oops. Perhaps we were putting it a bit mildly when...

The Malaysian dishwasher who killed her landlord for turning off the power supply has been jailed for 3 years. 36-year-old Woo Mui Mee was convicted of causing grievous hurt after slashing 76-year-old Wong Keng Woo with a paper cutter. The incident took place at around 10pm at Block 114 Yishun Ring Road on 21 Nov 2015. Woo, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was renting a room from...

The AVA, which monitors the import of food products into Singapore, has assured Singaporeans that our meat is safe. This comes in the light of the Brazil meat scandal, where meat inspectors there were found to have approved tainted meat for consumption. There were fears that Singaporeans could have been consuming tainted meat, as 70 percent of our poultry is imported from Brazil, and so too a significant...

Forget rising cost of kopi, ERP and whatnots, you’ll know that price hikes are truly hitting us when tissue sellers like these Chinatown Tissue Uncles are demanding S$5 for 3 packets of tissue. The street price for 3 packets of tissue from such ad hoc sellers usually range from one to two dollars, and any extra cash they pocket from each sale is out of the goodwill of the buyer. One “victim”...

JING WEN: My two cents worth on this whole taxi surge pricing thing, now that the LTA has given taxi companies to go-ahead to introduce this new means of ripping off commuters. The purpose of surge pricing is to regulate demand by introducing higher fees during peak hours. Right now, taxi companies have already introduced a “peak hour” fee. So with the addition of surge pricing, isn’t this a...