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President Halimah commends mosque that opened doors to people sleeping rough

Singapore — During hard times such as these, it is always welcome news to hear of communities stepping up to help. President Halimah Yacob recently commended the  Assyakirin Mosque at Yung An Road in Jurong for helping those in need,...

Kid tumbles to the ground when car driver dropping off Anderson Primary School student moves too soon

Singapore — An Anderson Primary School student was caught on camera tumbling out of the car he was exiting after the driver accelerated too early. Footage of the incident was uploaded on Facebook page ROADS.sg on Thursday (Jan 20), which...

Gymnasty: Woman uses TikTok to accuse man of ogling her in gym, another gym user corrects her

Singapore –  A woman working out in a gym spotted a man looking in her direction and jumped to the conclusion that he was ogling her. So she videod him, and included the telling hashtag "#gymcreeps" in her caption which...

Britannica donates children’s encyclopedias to S’pore public libraries

Singapore — Encyclopaedia Britannica announced that it had donated copies of its new one-volume children's encyclopedia to the National Library Board of Singapore (NLB), making the “richly illustrated” book readily available to curious minds. The Britannica All New Kids Encyclopedia,...

Public concerned how elderly can tell difference between genuine SMS and messages from scammers

Singapore — How does one tell the difference between a genuine message and a phishing attempt from a scammer hoping to empty your bank account? The problem only gets more knotty when elderly people are the targets. There has been...

Monitor lizard in Sungei Buloh with cable tie around neck “suffering slow death” sparks concern online

Singapore — A photo of a monitor lizard with a tightly wrapped cable tie around its neck is circulating online. Members of the public are encouraged to keep an eye out for the lizard so that authorities can provide...

‘Another self-entitled driver’ at primary school insists on making prohibited left turn even with traffic marshal blocking path

Singapore — Despite having a traffic marshal already blocking his path, a Volkswagen driver insisted on moving forward and making a left turn in a no left turn street at Henry Park Primary School. "Another self-entitled driver. This time at...

Haidilao hot pot customer brings own noodles to ‘save money’

While learning how to be wise with money is a skill worth acquiring, circumventing business restrictions to save a few dollars might get more criticism than praise. One TikTok user did just that and recorded herself bringing a pack of...

Trailer truck topples over after driver fails to turn at Bedok Reservoir View roundabout

Singapore — A trailer truck was spotted toppled over at a roundabout along Bedok Reservoir View on Monday (Jan 17), sparking comments from concerned individuals that the area needs to be improved for road users. According to Facebook page ROADS.sg,...

S’pore teen learns how to drive through YouTube, rents car using dad’s ID and drives 8 times before getting caught

Singapore — A 17-year-old boy managed to learn how to drive through YouTube videos and booked a rental car on eight occasions using his father's identification. The Singaporean, now 19 years old, pleaded guilty on Monday (Jan 17) to two...
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It’s not just OCBC and Singapore, scammers are ripping off people across Asia Photo: screengrab/ BDO Unibank Inc Singapore —  The...
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17 months jail for maid who shot and shared TIkTok video of herself bathing old man

Singapore – A domestic worker in Singapore was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Thursday (Jan 27) after she admitted recording and sharing online...

Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

Singapore – A glimpse of nature at work was caught on camera as a family of otters tried to steal a fish from a...

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the 'GST hike'...

Single mum keen to earn side income, loses nearly $50,000 to ‘Gucci’ scammers

Singapore – News of the surge of phishing scams involving  OCBC Bank has made many other bank customers come forward with their own stories...
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