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A Punggol ah pek who seems to be craving attention has got it. A resident says he’s been performing some peculiar ritual for the past 2 years – blasting Hokkien vulgarities from a music player he carries in a disposable plastic bag. The resident says Rude Ah Pek will pretend to use an ATM machine that’s located between Punggol MRT station and the bus interchange. Once at the machine, he will...

Police have warned of a new Facebook Friend scam that’s going around. What happens in the scammer will contact victims by sending a friend request via Facebook, of in some cases, even set up a Facebook profile which looks the same as the profiles of the victims’ friends. Then, the scammer will ask for your handphone number and service provider. With these details, the scammer then makes online...

KENNETH JYARETNAM: “The evidence presented at the hearing demonstrates that Singapore’s prosecution of Yee was a pretext to silence his political opinions critical of the Singapore government. His prosecution, detention and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities demonstrates persecution on account of Yee’s political opinions. Yee is a young political dissident and HIS...

The US court that granted local dissident Amos Yee asylum concluded that the Singapore government persecuted Yee on account of his political opinion, and that Yee is deserving of asylum as a matter of discretion. Yee’s asylum status was granted last Friday (24 Mar), after a 3-month deliberation period. He had been jailed twice in Singapore for wounding the religious feelings of Christians and Muslims...

SATESH KUMARAN: On the 25th March, today at 1.55pm, my sister was assaulted by a GrabTaxi driver while coming back home together with my mother & grandmother from Joo Chiat Complex. My sister booked GrabTaxi driver, Tan Sxxx Hxxx, Transcab Renault (SHC54xxx) at 1.27pm. Throughout the trip the driver didn’t talk, but started to show signs of temper when they got stuck at a traffic jam nearby...

It appears that more sections of the public are fed up with what’s possibly a “Uniquely Singapore” style of making reservations at food courts and hawker centres – putting tissue packets on tables to “chope” seats. The action is perhaps best described by local makan expert KF Seetoh, who described it as such: “The first thing chope master artists do is to...

Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh has accused the HDB of sending an eviction notice to a single mother who has fallen on hard times. All this, apparently because of 3 months of rent worth S$99 which she owes. Goh uploaded 2 letters which were reportedly sent by the HDB to the single mother. The first shows a bill for 3 months of rent, and the second shows an eviction notice. Commenting on the photos,...

4s7xi2u A recent study by iPrice and Trusted Company has demonstrated how neow Singaporean e-commerce shoppers can be. Going by the data, compiled from over 30,000 shopping website customer reviews, we could be the most demanding shoppers in Southeast Asia! Here’s why: Singaporeans rank Number 1 in requests for refunds. 29 percent of Singaporeans have demanded refunds for negative service compared...

News of the 120 percent spike in price of infant milk formula over the past 10 years is so last month. But, what’s worrying is reports showing the steep jump in costs of other basic food items too. The most alarming jump, which many on the street would have felt by now, is the increase in Thai rice prices by 66 percent. Meanwhile, the price of white bread rose by 34 percent, while normal hens’...

A man was found run over and killed by a LRT train this morning at about 1am. His body was seen on the tracks after the last train in service had left the platform. Police say they received a report saying the man was run over by an LRT train at Fajar station after he had fallen onto the tracks. The deceased is believed to be a Chinese male in his 40s, and no identification as found on him. This is...

Across the Causeway, some harsh words have been said about Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party and arguably its most famous member, the late Lee Kuan Yew. Assertions have been made, stating the Lee meddles in Malaysian politics by starting an opposition party. Also, the Malaysians have stated that Lee moulded the PAP after the North Korean government because he was an admirer of the...

Yishun has been getting in the press for all the wrong reasons recently (and by recently, we mean for a couple of years now). But, this heroic rescue should restore some faith in the fact that not all Yishun-ers are siao langs. At around midnight yesterday, dense smoke emerged from a second-floor unit at Block 816 Yishun Ring Road. A resident on the sixth floor, Mr Wang, rushed downstairs with his...

Cat killings, human killings, sanitary pad wars – these are just some of the incidents which have emerged form Singapore’s housing estate du jour, Yishun. So much so, that multi-national video on-demand company Netflix has made it the subject of a horror film.   Netflix shared on social media a 22-second video clip yesterday showing the entrance of Yishun MRT Station is pictured as an eerie...

Ok, if you’re not clear what this whole Yishun thing is about, let’s just say that Yishun is a place in Singapore that the strangest things can happen at the unlikeliest of times. And, more often it seems than anywhere else in Singapore. It has come to the point where some factions of the public have jokingly called for a Great Wall to be build around Yishun estate (we hope it’s...