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“What the hell” and “KNN” probably rolled off the tongues of some Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 residents yesterday morning, as they found broken-off concrete blocks littering the pathways near block 464. Looking up, they discovered that the blocks were part of the building wall which broke off from the 16th floor! The big break likely took place in the wee hours of morning. According...

The pride and joy of veteran politician Chiam See Tong for over 25 years could be gone with a stroke of a pen. There’s speculation that the ward which the Singapore People’s Party chief represented as MP for a large part of his political career could be absorbed into Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. This, because with its low 17,385 population of residents, Potong Pasir is too small to remain as...

Banding together and united by a common sense of frustration and anxiety, 156 parents have penned a  letter to the Ministry of Education, Land Transport Authority and MPs for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, calling for work to begin immediately on the Integrated Programme Junior College. The parents say that they were sold on the idea of a junior college in the Bishan vicinity to admit IP students from Catholic...

Political changes possibly coming your way, Tampines residents. There’s rumbling that Tampines North could become a Single-Member Constituency as it has reached an appropriate population size. And current Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng (aka Selfie King) could be tasked by the PAP to lead the charge in that SMC. Besides being an MP, Mr Baey is also serving as the chairman of Tampines Town Council. Currently,...

The Auditor-General’s Office has rapped the National Environment Agency for potentially increasing the overall cost of tackling the rat problem. The NEA had spent S$4.19 million across two years trying to kill off the rats, but because it shirked its responsibility to eradicate ALL rat burrows, the rats simply moved and continued to breed. Apparently 115 burrows were found between September...

Jialat lah, Singapore got no chiobu and leng zhai. Or at least, not enough of such beautiful people around to suit the palette of Miss Earth Singapore 2015 Jeslyne Carmen Ang. Taking to Facebook, she said that she can’t wait to leave Singapore and go to Europe. Oh yeah, and it sucks “a trillion times” to live in Singapore, she says, possibly because there are not enough fashionable...

ANON: My father [was a] guest of Changi General Hospital for 80 days including many days straight in ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The  final bill [came up to] $104,000. Heng ah, 2Ms Medisave and Medishield & Government subsidy, and final knight in shining armor NTUC Income, final bill ZERO! My father stopped work 21 years ago and last drawn salary $1,000 as a general worker. He is as average a...

No, Desmond Kuek and his S$2million per annum pay packet didn’t cause the breakdown as many are wont to believe. Rather, SMRT says it has narrowed down the cause to dinosaurs the insulation of the third rail, which in a chain-reaction caused power relays along the North-South and East-West to trip. The relays date back to the original design of the North-South and East-West lines, which suggest...

It was a normal enough day for one mom who brought her daughters home from a childcare centre. That was until her 2-year-old toddler refused to sit down, pointed to her crotch and screamed that it hurt. Shocked, Mr Lim informed her husband and the couple did a check on their daughter. That’s when the real shocker occurred. “We took off her pants to check but didn’t discover anything...

Laxity, conflicts of interest, and even suspected corruption. These issues were highlighted in the Attorney General’s Chambers latest audit. Here’s 10 government agencies found to have lapses: National Parks (which falls under the purview of the Ministry of National Development) Gardens by the Bay project saw S$20 million of contracts awarded through a waiver of competition, breaching...

The People’s Association has insisted that “no dishonesty” was found in the case of former Admiralty CCC chairman Tony Oh, who was found to have approved more than S$100,000 personal claims and awarded government tenders to companies he’s related to. It also said in a press statement that a “comprehensive set of financial rules” laid down for grassroots organisations,...

Admiralty Citizen’s Consultative Committee (CCC) Chairman Tony Oh Thai Nan and another the CCC member are part of a probe to determine why procurement rules were not followed. This, after the Attorney-General’s Chambers flagged Admiralty CCC for procurement lapses in its latest audit. Mr Oh was found to have approved his own expenses, and perhaps more damningly, awarded government tenders...

Much fury has been directed at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the government from opposition party leaders, after PM Lee announced the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee was formed 2 months ago. The opposition is worred that there will not be enough time to prepare for the General Election, which must be held by January 2017. There’s also unhappiness over PM Lee keeping the formation...

How many of us can say that a Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore has played the guitar for them, in their homes, and that they even coached said DPM? One Pasir Ris resident got a chance to do just that, after DPM Teo Chee Hean, who surprise, surprise knows a couple of chords, started doing just that on a house visit! The resident excitedly sang along to The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and...