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Heavy rains that started at about 1.30pm today caused flooding across several parts of Singapore. In the Orchard Rd area, floodwaters reached the height of car wheels and caused some cars to stall. Flooding also took place at Cuscaden Rd and Tomlinson Rd. Outside of the Orchard region, floods were also reported at Boon Keng Rd, Bendemeer Rd, Stevens Rd, and along the AYE before Clementi Rd exit. Flooding...

Woodleigh MRT station on the North-East Line was shut for close to 3 hours this afternoon after a suspected security threat. At 1.25pm, police closed off the station due to a white powdery substance that was found inside. SCDF also sent its hazardous material team (HazMat) to scene. The white powdery substance was reportedly found to be baking flour. The station has since re-opened. Police have tracked...

A key member of Singapore’s famed “old guard” of politicians, Othman Wok, died this morning. He was 92 years old. Mr Othman was elected as MP for Pasir Panjang and served the constituency from 1963 to 1981. He also served Singapore as the nation’s first Minister for Social Affairs. Mr Othman’s key contribution was his management of the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore. His legacy includes...

Yes, that’s one of the mean Killer Monkeys that are wreaking havoc in the vicinity of Block 471 Segar Rd. The group have attacked at least 7 people in the past one week. A playground in the area serves as the base for their human-biting plans. It’s unclear why they attack humans with a violent passion. One of the victims was an old man sitting at a stone bench in the park and minding his own business. Mdm...

You mean there’s really a super-generous private-hire car driver out there? One that offers passengers free beer, cigarettes, soft drinks, perfume and handphone charging? Our first reaction was “serious boh?” but it appears that at least 2 passengers have met this mysterious Grab Samaritan. Said Chanel Lam: “Got onto justgrab. Opened the front door, he said it’s ok! I can sit behind....

27-year-old Liu Zhi Hui jumped to her death yesterday at about 12pm from Block 283 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3. It’s believed that depression brought upon by job stress tipped her over the edge. According to her uncle, Liu had graduated from NTU and worked for a company for about a year before resigning. “After working for a year she complained that stress was too great, that she was unhappy and had...

The chances are slim that you’ll survive being run over by a huge lorry, but Lady Luck was smiling on this 34-year-old Malaysian motorcyclist. Last night at about 8.15pm, the motorcyclist was riding along Khalsa Crescent with another biker friend when a lorry that was driving on the opposite road made an unexpected U-turn. An eyewitness, Mr Goh, said that the lorry then hit the motorcyclist, running...

A 29-yeary-old woman who’s believed to be involved in prostitution tried unsuccessfully to bribe 3 police officers when she was check. The check was done by anti-vice officers, who stopped her along Stamford Road at about 3pm on Tuesday. The woman offered the 3 officers money to let her go but they stood firm against her advances. She persisted despite being warned by them that bribery is a serious...

An indignant taxi driver has criticised police for “doing nothing only talk” after a woman was attacked by a half-naked Ah Beng. Said Rui Han, who shared this video: “Just happened in front of st james!Singapore ah beng whack club girl hahaha then police come do nothing but only talk in the end ah beng/gang take taxi go home happily. This is Singapore police *laugh my ass*” Some...

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly drove to a forested area in Punggol in a prime mover (aka Optimus Prime truck) and raped. She was allegedly molested and raped on several more occasions in the prime mover between 2009 and 2011, but shoddy police work allowed the accused to walk away a free man. A High Court judge has cleared the alleged rapist, a 57-year-old man, of the alleged sexual attacks on the...

Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh shared the plight of this single-mother who lives in a rental apartment, who complained that the HDB “mercilessly” increased her rent by S$169, or 277 percent, after she got a S$300  salary bump. Because of this, she complained that there’s no point working harder because the bulk of any extra money earned goes towards paying for rent. This is how Goh...

An external audit has shown that Aljunied-Hougang Town Council did not comply with the Town Councils Act and Town Councils Financial Rules on several occasions in FY2015. Auditors flagged 3 issues in AHTC’s annual financial statements ending in March 2016. One issue was that it did not ensure that money from the sinking fund was used only for the purposes stated in the rules. Another was its failure...

Singapore Polytechnic lecturer Tang Koon Huat was angry at the “light sentence” handed out to a British ang moh who whacked a teenager over a road rage incident. So, he created a Facebook page, Act for Singapore using the name “Emett Haqq” to urge vigilantes to beat up the ang moh. The ang moh Tang was targeting is Alan Maybury. The 35-year-old beat up polytechnic student Lum Kwok Weng after...

Tan Cheng Thong was not supposed to enter the Changi Air Freight Centre as his taxi clearance document had expired in Dec 2015. Still, the 66-year-old taxi uncle thought “what the hell” and went in anyway, because he could earn more money from picking up office workers there compared to normal roadside passenger pickups. But suay suay in Feb 2016, an alert auxiliary police officer checked his...