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Floods hit multiple parts of Singapore this morning after heavy and continuous rainfall that began last night. The PUB reported that floods took place along Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar Road, and Maxwell Road. The Bishan and Yio Chu Kang areas were also flooded. Bishan Park became a swamp. The LTA reported accidents on many expressways, including AYE, CTE, PIE, SLE, KPE and TPE. Obstacles which were...

Give this motorcyclist a Tiger lah! Despite the heavy rain this morning at Shenton Way, the kind gentlemen bothered to get off his bike and push aside traffic barricades which were blocking the road. The incident took place near OUE Downtown. None of the other cars that drove past bothered to lend a hand as the motorcyclist, with only his windbreaker for protection, pushed aside 7 of those stumpy...

Was this driver so desperate for the good makan at Old Airport Road hawker centre he would risk his licence to get there faster? This latest driving against traffic direction incident took place yesterday at about 5.50pm. The driver of the White Toyota (pictured) was caught in the act driving to the hawker centre in the wrong lane. Other drivers horned and signalled to warn the driver that he was...

The sotong-ness of this driver could have led to kids being killed or seriously injured. Fortunately it was a Sunday and school was out. The incident took place at Block 676 Hougang Avenue 8 yesterday. The driver is believed to have accidentally reversed his car into the front facade of My First Skool preschool. One parent, Rao Jun, said the driver was wearing wooden logs (ED: who in the world wears...

This BMW driver just can’t seem to get it up this morning. Her car, we mean. Driving at a car park at TIong Bahru Market, the driver had trouble getting her car up a ramp. She went forward, and backward, and forward, and backward, until she subsequently just gave up and stopped at the entrance of the carpark. Lucky for her, a car came up behind her, and she called for help. The driver of the...

Maybe they were trying to turn the flooding situation more into a ponding situation. But it appears that the measures taken to curb the flooding at Upper Thomson Rd have been ineffective at best. The measures were put in place after the first flooding of the area on 24 Dec last year, yet the roads flooded with water reaching up to half the height of a normal sedan car yesterday (19 Jan). Sato Kogyo...

Maybe the government should implement a yearly refresher course for drivers. It might, after seeing how this driver, without form of provocation and through her own sotong-ness, crashed into a fountain. The incident took place last night at Belle Vue Residences at Oxley Walk at around 9pm. The woman’s car was seen perched at a precarious angle at the fountain. Said an eyewitness: “I did not...

As health ministers from Asia gear up to present a new action plan to G7 leaders later this month, a worrying trend of antibiotics-resistant infections in the region is looming. The problem – the improper use, and over-consumption of antibiotics. This is believed to be hastening the mutation and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and reducing the effectiveness of the medication. Some doctors...

You gotta give this garang Ah Ma, Mdm Tan, points for bravery lah. How many people will put their lives on the line and purposely go and test malfunctioning lifts by riding in them personally? But the 65-year-old did just that over 3 days to make sure the lift was safe for her grandsons to use. And she got a rude shock every one of those days. Mdm Tan says that she has lived at Block 9 Eunos Crescent...

Hope for Malaysian motorists – our Transport Ministry says it could withdraw the Reciprocal Road Charge which is to commence on 15 Feb 2017. This will happen only if Malaysia scraps its Road Charge, or if it implements the fee in a non-discriminatory way – meaning that all foreign-registered cars should pay the fare, and it should be charged at all its land borders and not just the Singapore-Malaysia...

Heavy rain today at about 3pm saw flooding (also known locally as “ponding”) along Upper Thomson Road. The flooding was particularly bad along the stretch of road in front of the renowned Prata House, where construction for the MRT Thomson-East Coast Line is taking place. An eyewitness says that traffic came to a standstill as, at its peak, floodwaters rose in height to cover almost half...

20-year-old SAF regular officer Pravinraj Selvaraj shot and killed himself in 2015 at Sembawang Camp. He placed the rifle in his mouth and pulled the trigger. That’s according to the coroner’s report on the incident which was released today. What was also revealed was Pravinraj was diagnosed with depression and acute stress reaction by psychiatrists from the Institute of Mental Health in Aug and...

A taxi driver crashed into a walkway linking Blocks 816 and 817 Jurong West St 81 this morning, after the sotong driver mistook his accelerator pedal for his brake pedal. Shocked residents, some of whom usually go to the void deck to play with their birds (as part of a bird-watching hobby lah) were stunned like vegetable to hear a loud bang, then see the taxi in this state. SCDF was alerted to the...

Social “influencer” and mega-bucks socialite Jamie Chua has withdrawn her court application for a anti-harassment protection order against business partner Sharon Tang and 6 others. She has retained protection orders against 58 netizens, prohibiting them from posting “threatening, abusive or insulting words” against her. The 43-year-old complained that the netizens were making...