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Woman loses house key with Punggol home address written on keychain; man robs their home after finding key, S$10K worth of items lost in 17 minutes

 

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A man found a key with the address on the keychain and decided to break into the flat to steal items from the homeowners. The homeowners were outside their Punggol flat when the wife lost her bag containing their house keys.

Wang Bingshi, 48, then stumbled on the bag on May 6 this year, according to Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News on Wednesday (Nov 23). Wang picked up the bag and checked what was inside. He saw the keys and a corresponding address is written on the keychain.

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Maid says her employer makes her buy her own flight ticket to go with them on holiday overseas to take care their kids & elderly

 

Photo: You Tube screengrab from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQbd2XZGyXg

A foreign domestic helper took to social media complaining about the treatment that a friend of hers – also a maid – was subject to.

In an anonymous post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid wrote: “Good day I want to ask if the employer bring the helper go holiday did you ask ur helper to pay there own ticket?”

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S’poreans are still stressed! ‘Top stressor: Cost of Living’ — Stress levels significantly higher compared to global average

 

Photo: Freepik/tirachardz (for illustration purposes only)

A recent survey has shown that stress levels in Singapore are still as high as they’ve ever been, if not higher, than the global average. A whopping 86 per cent of Singapore’s respondents to the Global Well-Being survey are stressed, with 15 per cent struggling to cope with stress.

The number one stressor of all is the high cost of living (50 per cent), followed by uncertainty about the future (38 per cent), personal finance (35 per cent) and family finance (24 per cent).

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GrabFood rider makes deliveries in the rain from 4 pm until midnight but gets only one $2 tip and no incentives

 

Photo: FB screengrab/All grab driver/grab food rider united

A food delivery rider took to social media to lament that at a time when he had worked hard in the pouring rain for many hours, it ended with only one $2 tip and no incentives.

On the (Singapore) All grab driver/grab food rider united Facebook page, Mr Gary Liew wrote last Thursday (Nov 17), “Yesterday, Raining from 4pm to 12am all the way, No incentives from cb Grab, then shirt, helmet and pants all wet like dog. Whole day only this malay young girl from HDB at circuit road, given me $2 tips, love her But, All stay CONDO and LANDED in JooChiat and Geylang told me ‘THANKS You’ ‘SAFE RIDES under rain’ ‘Must be tough for you ride under rain’. Disgusting”.

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Customer complains over $11 fish soup, utensils & bowl came with ‘free past food leftover stain & scraps’

 

Photo: FB screengrab/COMPLAINT SINGAPORE

One customer was unhappy with both the order of food and service at Raffles City Singapore. Posting on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook page on Tuesday (Nov 22), the customer expressed dismay at the order of fish soup that cost $11 that was served.

Photos of the order as well as the receipt were posted as well. The customer, who goes by 操曹 on Facebook, wrote that the utensils and bowl had come “with free past food left over stain and scraps”. Sure enough, the tray of food in the photo did not appear to be all that clean.

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