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31-year-old IT products salesman Chen Jun Wei was brutally beaten by a gang of thugs after a carpark clash and died days after. The incident took place on Sunday morning (16 Apr). Chen was reportedly walking to his car, which was parked at a car park in Clarke Quay, when he was almost hit by 2 cars. Chen, who bears a strong resemblance to JJ Lin, that guy who brought upon Singaporeans that dreaded...

Serangoon, Innova, Tampines and Jurong junior colleges will not take in new students next year. That’s because they’re slated to be merged with other “neighbourhood” JCs come 2019. The move, according to the MOE, is due to falling birth rates – 50,000 in the 1980s to 1990s, to the present 37,000. State media reports that MOE selected schools for merger based on location,...

JOE DEMARINI: Hey Singapore friends, just a heads up, this guy physically assaulted me on the MRT, so if you ever see him, be on your guard. I was with a friend and he approached me–drunk–and said he was gay, and that he wanted to fuck me. He said, “I know you’re gay, so let’s fuck.” This went on for several minutes and I tried to politely diffuse the situation,...

There’s a problem with Lift C at Block 910 Hougang St 91. It seems constantly get stuck at level 4 of the block, and some have termed it the “Ghost Lift” for this strange occurrence. One resident said he was taking the lift from the lift from his home on the 10th floor to the 1st floor. Suddenly the lift stopped at the 4th floor and the doors open and power shut down. He said he managed to get...

Beware, there are conmen going around impersonating police officers in an attempt to scam you of cash. The conmen call their victims and claim their bank accounts contain excessively large sums of money and that they are suspects in a money-laundering case. Then, they instruct victims to log on a fake Singapore Police Force website where victims must key in their credit card, internet banking, and...

It looks like Ivy Yeo has discovered that going viral online isn’t all its cracked up to be. Two days ago, she put up a post on Facebook, with videos attached, claiming that a sausage bun she bought from a 4 Leaves bakery in Hougang Mall contained maggots. In her post, she directed a “I am never going to forgive you!” statement at 4 Leaves. Apparently angling for “online outrage”,...

Less than a month after being hired as a maid, Susilawati Narsim Sunah wanted to go back home to Indonesia. So she came up with a scheme to frame her elderly employer, 83-year-old ah ma Mdm Lim Chin Ai, of physical abuse. In November last year, she took a taxi to the Manpower Ministry and accused Mdm Lim of hitting her on several occasions between April and November 2016. A police report was maid. When...

Scammers preyed on this divorcee uncle’s desperation for sex and companionship and conned him in ridiculous fashion. Kong, a 40-year-old chef who comes from Shandong, China, has been working in Singapore for the past 7 years. His hard-earned salary is used to support his parents and put his son through school. Last month, he got to know a girl over Wechat called Le Le (or  “Happy Happy”). Kong...

There’s a “Long Po” Ah Ma going around Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 selling assorted items from a trolley she pushes around. And you better buy something from her if you don’t want to get scolded or whacked! One unfortunate victim of “Long Po” Ah Ma is Ah Leong. Leong was having a couple of drinks and lepaking with his 2 friends at the void deck of Block 416 when “Long Po” Ah Ma approached them...

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....