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Oasis Primary School has suspended mass gatherings of students, after more than 50 students suffered from bouts of vomiting. The incident took place on Friday, 6 Jan, and the school says all the affected pupils have recovered. The school’s principal, Mrs Ong Chew Lu See said that the school took “preemptive steps to disinfect the school premises on top of the regular cleaning” while engaging...

Ahead of Budget 2017, NTUC has called on the government and private-sector employers to hire and promote staff based on their skills rather than only on grades. It has also called for enhancements to labour laws to offer better protection to freelance workers. NTUC estimates that there are 200,000 freelancers and they are not covered under the Employment Act and Work Injury Compensation Act These...

Poor Mdm Long. All the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital cleaner wanted to do was grab some breakfast, but a trip to Hougang left her back in hospital instead. The 46-year-old native of Shandong, China, had got off a bus at Hougang Avenue 3, at the bus stop near Block 106. Almost immediately, a cyclist rammed into her, striking her on the left side of her body. Mdm Long fell to the ground from the impact. She...

Life is short, and for some road users, it might get a hell lot shorter if they persist in their reckless riding behaviour. Like this e-scooter rider, who was caught weaving in and out of traffic, while riding in the wrong direction of traffic. The next thing you know, the rider then beat a red light and made a right-turn at a cross junction amidst moving traffic. And to add to that, he wasn’t wearing...

A local man has recounted the heart-breaking details of his break-up with a local male singer, and how he was jailed while stalking his ex-lover. Tan Boon Wah, who apparently was a former relief teacher and military police officer shared his tale on local forum Hardwarezone. He has even shared links to video montages (resembling those commonly shown at weddings) which include baby photographs of...

Courage without forethought spells a disaster in the making. Fortunately for one policewoman, she escaped unharmed when trying block a BMW that was driving against the flow of traffic by standing in front of it! The incident took place on Saturday (14 Jan) at Woodlands Avenue 2 at about 7am. An eyewitness, Mr Ong, said the BMW was parked at a traffic junction there and it didn’t move despite the...

A young lady has written an account of how she got molested in the hopes of getting women to speak up when they face such situations instead of feeling ashamed and keeping quiet. Lian Meiting isn’t happy that people asked “what were you wearing” when she first posted her tale of the event. This, after reading s report about how a Malaysian lady got groped at the recent Siloso Beach...

A private bus that mounted a curb crashed into 47-year-old Mdm Wong Lai Cheng and killed her last Thursday. The incident was widely reported in state media. But one thing has gotten Mdm Wong’s daughter, Chua Hanyi – the publishing of false details by an SPH paper, and the unrepentant stance of that paper when asked to make amendments. That paper happens to be Shin Min Daily News. According to...

The Cat Welfare Society has bared its claws, in a tirade against the government for expecting the Society to fund the expansion of a programme that will allow HDB residents to keep cats in their homes without any government monetary assistance. The CWS is angry that while the government has claimed the programme a success, it has refused to offer any monetary assistance even though the move impacts...

Sometimes you wonder about the level of common sense some people possess – people such as 27-year—old part-time waiter and part-time-pervert Tan Kai Kang. He was caught taking an upskirt shot of a 33-year-old private banker at Suntec City mall in March last year. Tan was clumsy enough to brush the banker’s calf with his handphone, and when she turned around, she saw him holding a handphone with...

Prams and trolleys should not be used on escalators, said the Building and Construction Authority, as yet another stroller got stuck on an escalator at Raffles Place MRT station yesterday. The stroller got wedged in a step as it approached the upper landing platform. The BCA says that downward pressure exerted by the stroller’s wheels caused the steps to dislodge, and this triggered a mechanism...

The number of major breakdowns last year– or those lasting more than 30 minutes – have leaped two-fold since 2011. That was reported by the Ministry of Transport. There were 16 major breakdowns last year. The East-West and North-South lines clocked the most delays, at 5 and four respectively. What’s worrying is the rising trend in the number of breakdowns. Besides the MRT system, the LRT system...

An argument at a carpark led to a hysterical 29-year-old woman leaping off the 4th floor of the building. Fortunately for her, alert passers-by witnessed the scene and saved her in the nick of time! The incident took place on Saturday (7 Jan) at about 1.50pm, at Block 8A Jalan Kukoh in the Chinatown area. The lady reportedly quarelled with her boyfriend, then leapt off the 4th storey of the car park. Her...

Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Grace Fu has come under the spotlight once again. No, it’s not for the last time when she nearly made Singaporeans miss Joseph Schooling’s historic swim win. This time, she’s been accused of “wayang” after a congratulatory note to the Team Singapore skaters. The skaters won 45 medals at the MapleZ Southeast Asian Short Track Trophy over the weekend,...