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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”...

A horny married man’s sex proposition to a prospective maid has been exposed online. The man had gone to a maid agency to employ domestic help when he managed to get the phone number of a maid that he had cast his eye on. He then started messaging the maid directly, starting with asking about her personal details and expected salary. Then, he proposed the deal-breaker – sex or not contract. In...

A 2-year probe by police found that major meat producers in Brazil bribed health inspectors to certify tainted meat from Brazil as safe for consumption. Investigations are now taking place against BRF and JBS – the 2 companies there which supply poultry products. 70 percent of Singapore’s frozen chicken imports are from Brazil, while 65 percent of Singapore’s imported pork comes from Brazil,...

An elusive mischief-maker has surfaced at Eunos Crescent and has a penchant for scratching dark-coloured cars parked at the Block 31A multi-storey carpark. The car-scratcher, when he or she feels like it, apparently also attacks light-coloured cars on occasion. Several residents have complained that their cars have been scratched in a circular pattern – the car-scratcher’s trademark. In one run,...

A husband and wife duo has been jailed after being convicted of repeatedly abusing their maid. 39-year-old Tay Wee Kiat was found guilty of a 12 charges and has been sentenced to 2 years 4 months jail, while his 41-year-old wife Chia Yun Ling was sentenced to 2 months jail after being convicted of 2 charges. The court heard that the couple’s Indonesian maid, Fitriyah, was abused by them physically...

A Bangladeshi national is under investigation for not paying the salaries of 31 of his fellow Bangladeshi workers, and instead trying to send them home. A.B.M Rafiqul Islam, who is also a Singapore PR, helms the two construction companies that are now being probed by the Manpower Ministry. Those firms are HBB Engineering and C-Plus Engineering. Said the MOM: “We are investigating the companies...

An angry Toa Payoh resident of Block 171 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 has had shoes stolen from her household twice. But it looks like this time she finally caught the culprit red-handed. CCTV footage captured this woman walking across the lift lobby, then picking up a pair of shoes that were placed on a shoe rack, then walking off with them. The angry resident says that the shoes, a pair of white sneakers,...

A drinks stall at a kopitiam in Clementi that has raised prices twice in a the span of a year has faced the wrath of fellow stallholders and customers. The stall at Block 449 Clementi Avenue 3 has raised the price of drinks such as Milo Peng and Ice Lemon Tea for S$2.20 a glass. Hot drinks such as kopi are priced almost similar to other stalls in the area at S$1.10 a glass. Said one angry long-time...

There’s a common street saying in Singapore: “It’s better to die than fall sick.” This (if you ask your lao peh and his kakis) is largely due to the high cost of healthcare in Singapore. Opposition MP Low Thia Khiang raised this issue in parliament today. Stating that people find medication expensive, he asked for the profit margins of drugs sold in public hospitals. Mr Low also questioned...

In what’s perhaps the incidence of a SkillsFuture scam, 4400 people were caught last month for cheating the gahmen of SkillsFuture Credit money. They had encashed the grant money for the same course, but didn’t attend it. Why you should be angry – &*#%$ it’s your tax dollars leh! Investigations revealed that the 4400 people had acted alone and that this wasn’t part of a conspiracy...

This mata chia went nuts this morning at Jurong East St 21, at the open-air carpark near Block 217! It only came to a stop after crashing into 3 other cars that were parked there. The incident took place at about 7am. Eyewitnesses say the police car had left the nearby Jurong East NPC and entered the carpark when suddenly it swerved and mounted a grass verge and hit a stationary silver sedan car. At...