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  • E-scooter catches fire in Serangoon Gardens, sending sparks shooting 2 storeys high

    September 23, 2017 5:08 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - An electric scooter caught fire in a Serangoon Gardens estate on Friday (Sept 22) night, with sparks from the flame shooting two storeys high, according to eyewitnesses. Mrs Sandra Tan, who lives right across from 26 Sommerville Road where the e-scooter caught fire, told The Straits Times on Saturday that she was in her study room on the second

  • Friends, family and fellow servicemen see off 3SG Gavin Chan at his military funeral

    September 23, 2017 3:56 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Under a grey sky, more than 100 friends, family and fellow servicemen paid their final respects to the late Third Sergeant Gavin Chan Hiang Cheng at his Pasir Ris home on Saturday (Sept 23). When the cortege left Pasir Ris at about 10.15am for Mandai Crematorium, rain started pouring. More than 300 people were waiting at the crematorium to receive

  • 7 businesses that have popped up to serve students and kiasu parents

    September 23, 2017 3:04 AM 3

    For many Singaporeans, an easy way to make cash on the side is to profit from stressed out students and the anxiety of kiasu parents whose mission in life is to ensure Junior gets top scores in the PSLE, O levels and A levels, and gets into a great university. Uni students have an entire semester to write their end-of-semester essays, but obviously many will leave

  • Suspected serial motorcycle thief arrested in Yishun

    September 22, 2017 3:56 PM 3

    SINGAPORE: A 19-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a series of motorcycle thefts across Singapore. Police said in a news release on Friday (Sep 22) that they received a report at about 11.30pm on Tuesday that a motorcycle stolen from the open carpark of Block 247 of Yishun Avenue 9. Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers conducted

  • Chef jailed, caned for slashing police officer with bread knife

    September 22, 2017 11:25 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old man was sentenced to six years and two months’ jail and six strokes of the cane on Friday (Sep 22) for multiple offences, including slashing a police officer with a bread knife. The man had been under investigation for posting a nude photo and explicit video of his teenage girlfriend on her Facebook page in March 2016. He had accessed

  • Singapore, China reaffirm commitment to deepen defence ties

    September 22, 2017 5:10 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Singapore's Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen held a bilateral meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan in Beijing on Thursday (Sep 21) as the pair reaffirmed the commitment to deepen defence ties and build mutual trust as well as practical cooperation between both countries. The meeting was conducted

  • Thye Hua Kwan centre to support divorcing couples and children launched

    September 22, 2017 3:24 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Divorcing parents and children will be able to get more support, with the official opening of the Thye Hua Kwan (THK) Centre for Family Harmony at Commonwealth. Set up by the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities, the centre also helps divorcing couples to explore what is best for their children during and after they separate. Speaker of Parliament

  • No White Party gay festival for KL, organiser confirms

    September 22, 2017 1:43 AM 1

    KUALA LUMPUR — The producer of a gay festival in Thailand has denied reports that a similar event will be held in Malaysia on Sept 30, as was previously claimed by certain parties. Blue Satittammanoon, a representative of Cloud 9 Inc, which produces the White Party Bangkok, said the festival would only be held in Bangkok, Thailand, and not in other countries

  • 5 most haunted places in Singapore

    September 22, 2017 12:17 AM 4

    The Pasir Ris Tower can be a scary place to be at night. (Photos: Christopher Chitty) Singaporeans continue to be fascinated by the spiritual world despite the country’s modernity and rapid urbanisation. Almost everyone you talk to from schoolchildren to taxi drivers has a ghost story to share. In this issue, we visit five locations that are believed

  • Man convicted for possessing 280 explicit videos of women and girls in Singapore

    September 21, 2017 11:50 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old man was convicted on Thursday (Sep 21) of one charge under the Films Act for possessing 280 explicit videos for the purpose of distribution. Joel Chew Wei Chen, a sales engineer, was a member of three online forums dedicated to explicit content. There, he had uploaded and traded hundreds of videos of unsuspecting women and girls