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A lorry was reportedly changing lanes along the Ayer Rajah Expressway towards Alexandra Road yesterday (4 July) when it crashed into a private ambulance. The crash caused both vehicles to flip, and resulted in a huge traffic jam. At that time, the ambulance was ferrying a patient to the Singapore General Hospital. The incident happened at around 6pm. SCDF was alerted to the accident and proceeded...

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has praised Singapore voters, and essentially told Singaporeans to keep up the good work when it comes to casting their vote. At the SG50+ conference at Shangri-La Hotel, ESM Goh said, “Singaporean voters are astute in their collective vote, choosing when and how to calibrate between showing approval and unhappiness. May they remain rational and wise.” ESM...

The director of Lightart Studio, Bosco Cheng, has denied allegations that his company turned down a Chinese-Muslim woman for an admin job post because she can’t eat pork and thus cannot fit in well in the workplace. Speaking to 5 Stars and a Moon, Cheng said: “No one from my company sent that message to her. We are not even hiring!” The supposed job discrimination episode had come...

Electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 1.54 cents per kWh from today (Jul 1) to Sep 30. That’s a 7.4 percent increase from the previous quarter of the year. The electricity tariff for households will be 22.41 cents per kWh for this period after this quarterly price revision, according to power provider SP Services. It expects the average monthly electricity bill for families living...

Tickets were needed to ensure there was enough food for everyone, says the People’s Association. This comes in the wake of accusations that the PA, which was tasked with publicising the goodwill cookout organised by the Australian High Commission in Singapore, tried to keep the event exclusive for PA members. Regarding criticism about the lack of publicity regarding the 50 Bridges BBQ, the PA...

Vehicle inspections are a quick 20 minute job, and a routine one for many inspectors every day. But workers at the STA Inspection Centre in Sin Ming got a huge fright yesterday (30 Jun) when they discovered this 2-metre long python curled up in the undercarriage of a car! After presumably getting their briefs in a bunch, safety inspectors calmed down and called the authorities. Staff from the Animal...

A Singapore firm has come under the spotlight for alleged discriminatory hiring practices. This, after the company turned away a Chinese-Muslim woman, because it would be “inconvenient” if she cannot eat pork. Ms Heidi Heng says was looking for a job, and put up an advertisement on Gumtree forum. She was contacted by a recruiter, who then rejected her because it was looking for “Chinese-speaking”...

Socio-political activist and blogger Roy Ngerng has apologised to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the start of a 3-day hearing to assess how much damages he has to pay PM Lee. “I am sorry. I had no intent to defame you.” Ngerng was found guilty of defaming PM Lee, by means of several posts on his blog The Heart Truths. The posts were considered to have given the impression that Mr Lee...

A playground at Tampines has come under the spotlight for its worse-for-wear condition. Some have questioned how the playground could have lapsed into such a state, and why this went unnoticed by the authorities, especially since it’s near the usual kopitiam where Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng holds his “Kopitalk” meet-the-people sessions. Baey, who’s also the chairman of Tampines...

As Amos Yee spends his second week in the Institute of Mental Health, his mother, Mary Toh, has posted a gut-wrenching post on Facebook, apologising for her supposed misdeeds. This comes after the 16-year-old was removed from Changi Prison and sent to the mental hospital following a doctor’s report that he might be suffering from autism-spectrum disorder. The doctor was inspecting Amos to determine...

Some drivers just haven’t learnt a lesson, even after this tale of one motorist who’s probably the most ch** bye driver in Singapore. A cabbie has been accused of opening the door his cab in the middle of the road, and pointing the middle finger at another car driver before scooting off. The incident happened along Beach Road, just outside Golden Mile Complex on Saturday (27 Jun). The...

Motorcyclists beware! Remember to remove your cash cards from your bike’s IU when leaving the vehicle unattended. This man was spotted taking cash cards from motorcycles parked at an open-air carpark in Marsiling Drive. The eyewitness happened to be in his car at the time, and recorded the incident using his car camera. He says the man was circling the motorcycles in the carpark, and took cash...

Remember our story on “Spidermen” bypassing Malaysian customs to avoid the Causeway jam during peak hours? Authorities in Johor have finally caught up, and arrested 36 Malaysians and 1 Singaporean for using the illegal route. They were previously unaware of the incidence, despite it occurring just across the road from the JB Police Headquarters, supposedly for years now. The illegal queue...

The Singapore Armed Forces has appointed its first ever female general. 40-year-old Gan Siow Huang will be bumped up to the rank of Brigadier-General, from her current status as Colonel. She was promoted in a ceremony yesterday together with six other colonels who will be appointed either Brigadier-Generals, or Rear Admirals. Gan was one of 4 women who first received the SAF Merit Scholarship in 1993. She...