Tag: Bukit Batok

SP Group warns public not to entertain salespeople posing as its employees selling fire extinguishers

Singapore — Scammers are using the recent HDB flat fire as an opportunity to make some cash. A scheme with salespeople posing as employees from Singapore Power (SP) Group are allegedly selling fire extinguishers without the authorisation of the company. On July 20 (Saturday), a 40-year-old man died in...

Man dies in hospital after rushing back to rescue pets during Bukit Batok HDB flat fire

Singapore – On July 18 (Thursday) a fire broke out in an HDB flat at Bukit Batok. Three people were rescued and rushed to the hospital while around 70 residents were evacuated from the premises. The fire, according to Member of Parliament, Murali Pillai, was...

E-scooters left on charge mode causes fire in Bukit Batok flat

Singapore — Three people were injured and more than 70 residents were evacuated following the HDB fire that broke out during the early hours of Thursday morning. Singapore Civil Defence Forces (SCDF) rescued a man and a woman from their burning flat on the 26th...

Singapore Catholic churches offer shelter to homeless people

Singapore – Two Catholic churches in Singapore have opened their doors to the homeless to provide shelter and a comfortable place to sleep at night. Through the initiative of a local organisation, the Catholic Welfare Services (CWS), the Church of St Mary of the Angels...

Ah Mu’s resident credits Pokémon Go for helping him recover from terrible accident

Bukit Batok SMC Member of Parliament (MP) Murali Pillai - better known as Ah Mu - has revealed on Facebook that one of the residents in his ward credits Pokémon Go for helping him recover from a terrible accident that left him unable to walk. Ah...

Why did HDB hire US based lawyers when it is in deficit?

Unknown to many, the Singapore Housing & Development Board (HDB) decision to hire two law firms in the USA to represent it in a lawsuit filed against it in  the US District Court for Northern District of Ohio, in the United States, has raised...

"Vote for me because you have met me and know what I stand for" – Chee Soon Juan

By Howard Lee The third election rally of the Singapore Democratic Party saw party members take the stage to counter allegations by the People's Action Party against Dr Chee Soon Juan, leaving Dr Chee to devote his speech to SDP's policies and programmes for the...

Voters’ choice for Bukit Batok – what really matters?

By Howard Lee If studies by the Institute of Policy Studies are anything to go by, half of the voters in Bukit Batok would have already decided on who to vote for in the coming by-election. My views would have little to no impact on...