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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...

LAURETTA: Madam Shireen is a 34 years old mother of 4 kids, 2 boys are her own, while the other 2 girls are left to her care due to their own broken family left behind by their own parents. She also has a mother whom she’s the only caregiver full time, and thus she’s unable to find work that’s too far away. Her trouble arises when she’s unable to service her mortgage loan from the bank, which...

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...

HAN: In a nutshell, our National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has just told Singaporeans that the way to earn money to fund your retirement is to buy a HDB flat and sell if off later at a higher price. This is Part 2 of his online monologue on HDB flats – in the first part, he warned Singaporeans not to expect that their flats will be selected for en bloc redevelopment, i.e it’ll be worthless...

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...