Tag: death

Survey on death shows Singaporeans are happy about their lives, regardless of income, and don’t want to live forever

On Monday, Aug. 19, results of a YouGov survey on Singaporeans' views of death and afterlife showed that respondents felt good about their lives and would die happy, regardless of their income bracket, while most don't want to be immortal. The YouGov survey on existentialist matters...

Kennedy curse: RFK granddaughter’s death latest in tragic history

by Thomas URBAIN The death of Robert Kennedy's granddaughter at age 22 is the latest in a long list of tragedies stretching back to the 1940s to have struck America's most famous political dynasty. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was found unresponsive at the Democratic family's sprawling compound...

Man who died after falling 5 floors in Ngee Ann City was a US citizen

A United States embassy representative has confirmed that the 35-year-old man who fell five storeys at Ngee Ann City mall on Sunday (July 14) was an American. The suffered from serious injuries and had been brought to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) after his fall. According...

Man dies after falling from several storeys at Ngee Ann City mall

Singapore— Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man who fell from several storeys at Ngee Ann City Mall in the early afternoon Sunday, July 14. His body was found inanimate, with bloodstained marks in front of an establishment in the mall’s Basement 2. At...

Baby falls to death on cruise ship

18-month-old Chloe Wiegand fell through a Royal Caribbean cruise ship's 11th floor window when she slipped from her grandfather's hands. Puerto Rican authorities said that they have not ruled out charging family members in the death. The family were onboard the Freedom of the Seas cruise...

Four more SCDF officers being investigated for NSF’s death, netizens furious and demand answers

According to a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs, there have been four more Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers who are linked to the drowning of Corporal Kok Yuen Chin. They have had their promotions withheld as investigations continue. The subsequent four had their...

Let’s talk about dying

By Pang Xue Qiang What would you say today, if you were to die tomorrow? That may just be one of life’s most perplexing existential questions we have all tried to avoid talking about. But, one Singaporean is trying to change that. Corina Tan, 25, wants to encourage...

Death of NS man: Should Schizophrenics Serve in Army?

An inquest into the death of a Schizophernic National Serviceman has been told that 22-year-old Ganesh Pillay Magindren's condition was stable prior to enlistment. On Wednesday (22 Jan 2014), a coroner's inquest found that before Ganesh was enlisted into the army on October 2012, his...

Are We Too Disapproving?

So the recent news about the new types of equipment to deal with smoke and fuel have made an old hawker centre rule somewhat redundant. Environment Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has rightly asked for the scrapping of the National Environment Agency rule. But what...