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2 men arrested after knife brandished, blood splattered in Hougang sibling fight, Singapore News

A pair of brothers, aged 33 and 29, were arrested after a fight broke out in their flat along Hougang Avenue 5 last night (May 21). The police told AsiaOne they are looking into a case of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapon. During the scuffle, their 31-year-old brother not only lost half a tooth but also sustained cuts on... → Read More

Japanese recruit fired for being partially out of frame during video meetings , Asia News

Out of line or out of frame? In this case, it's both. A new hire of a company in Japan was recently fired for failing to stay within the four walls of his screen during online training, local media reported. "Mr Yoshida (not his real name) has bad manners," the 23-year-old was told by an HR representative. "At times your... → Read More

Concrete slab falls from HDB flat ceiling, strikes boy's back, Singapore News

Like a bolt from the blue, a six-year-old was struck on the back by a falling piece of concrete in the toilet at home. "The worst nightmare for me and esp my son ," the boy's mother Syasha wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 19). "Happily playing with water end up, this. Concrete ceiling drop on his back.... → Read More

'Virus! Virus!': Nurse mocked, shamed and sprayed with disinfectant by neighbours daily , Singapore News

Despite the thunderous applause, choral homage and intricate light displays meant to pay tribute to our healthcare workers, it seems that not all are treated with such dignity. A nurse who had previously endured stares and insults from his neighbours finally made a police report after they began spraying him with disinfectant last Wednesday (May 13) and chanting: "Virus! Virus!",... → Read More

TikTok's Asian 'Rich Mom' is totes #quarantinegoals , Digital News

Who said quarantine fashion had to be drab? Not TikTok's 'Rich Mom', that's for sure. Pairing a sweatsuit with her signature bold red lips and golden bling, 35-year-old Korean-American Chriselle Lim looks effortlessly richer and better than most of us (and to be fair, she is). In some of her TikTok videos, 'Rich Mom' begins with a wisecracking disclaimer: "I... → Read More

Brain injury survivor Takalah Tan now serves as frontliner at Tzu Chi clinic, Singapore News

Despite his brush with death years ago, "fear" is not a word traumatic brain injury survivor Takalah Tan would use to describe his feelings towards it. "I'm not afraid of experiencing death again. In life, there's plenty of things that are not certain," he told Shin Min Daily in a recent interview. He said this in relation to his new... → Read More

Woman, 39, arrested after bloody fight with husband in Punggol flat, Singapore News

A 39-year-old woman was apprehended under the Mental Health Act yesterday (May 12) after a fight broke out between her and her husband, resulting in a smashed ashtray and injuries sustained by both parties. The incident took place in the wee hours of the morning at Block 207C, Punggol Place, the police told AsiaOne. Blood was splattered across the walls... → Read More

Man, 21, arrested after victim found sitting in pool of blood at Jurong West, Singapore News

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon. Pictures of the victim, a 26-year-old man, sitting in a pool of blood were recently shared by a netizen with the Singapore Uncensored website. Speaking with AsiaOne, the police confirmed that the incident took place at Block 452, Jurong West Street 42... → Read More

Family of otters spotted on a day trip to KK Hospital , Singapore News

There's no such thing as staying home or social distancing, at least not for these critters out for a stroll over at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. In a video uploaded onto Facebook last Friday (May 8), a family of seven otters could be seen scampering about the hospital lobby. But even otters had to abide by the no-visitor rule,... → Read More

Couple accused of 'convenience euthanasia' report dog rescuer for doxxing, Singapore News

A dog rescuer has been accused of doxxing after he spoke out against a couple who had euthanised their young, healthy pet. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (May 6), Gan Theng Wei alleged that the pair had put their dog to sleep for biting one of them and another girl, fearing that their pet would similarly hurt their newborn... → Read More

What sssocial distancing? 3-metre-long King Cobra slithers to Marsiling MRT , Singapore News

When the cat is away, the mice will play. While most people are cooped up at home during the circuit breaker, a three-metre-long King Cobra was spotted taking a stroll near Marsiling MRT on Sunday (May 3) afternoon. The curious spectacle was captured on video and uploaded onto Twitter that day. [/embed] "I was strolling to NTUC to get groceries... → Read More

Taxi driver attacked by customer after delivering food to his door, Singapore News

With barely any passengers during the circuit breaker, one taxi driver started delivering food thanks to arrangements from his company, except he wasn't expecting to be served a knuckle sandwich. The cabby had just delivered pizza to a customer at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 on April 30 when another older male inhabitant came out of the unit and attacked... → Read More

With nothing left to give, elderly McDonald's staff gifts watch to volunteer as thanks, Singapore News

Despite being hard hit by circuit breaker measures, this auntie is proving that kindness is a gift that everyone can afford. In a Facebook post yesterday (April 29), Sheena Ling recounted her latest meeting with the elderly woman. While Ling usually receives a drink for helping to deliver groceries to the senior's home, this time, the auntie presented her with... → Read More

Cold Storage fires temperature screening staff who photographed female shoppers, Singapore News

A temperature screening staff at Cold Storage has been dismissed for distributing photos of female shoppers taken during work. The incident was brought to light when screenshots of a WhatsApp chatroom were uploaded onto a forum thread on HardwareZone yesterday (April 29). The screenshots showed several photos taken by the man within the supermarket and at the temperature station during... → Read More

MP Seah Kian Peng responds to reactions to his Sunday 'walkabout', Singapore News

In a Facebook post last Sunday (April 26), MP Seah Kian Peng shared that he had gone around coffee shops and a wet market, and spoke with several residents while "playing the role of a safe distancing ambassador" (SDA). [/embed] However, netizens questioned if the MP had flouted circuit breaker measures to "role-play" a SDA, pointing out how he wasn't... → Read More

Uncle fined $300 for refusing to wear a mask and dining at North Bridge Road, Singapore News

Another day, another week, another person spotted flouting circuit breaker rules. A man caught dining at North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre on Saturday evening (April 25) was involved in a short altercation in a clip shared on social media, reported Shin Min Daily News. In the minute-long clip, an enforcement officer was seen writing a fine for a... → Read More

As bubble tea shops hog limelight, pet groomer asks what about grooming services, Singapore News

Following the Ministry of Trade and Industry's announcement on April 21 that the list of essential services has been tightened, standalone food and beverage outlets, such as shops offering bubble tea, would have to be shut. The measures will tentatively be in place only until May 4, much to the delight and relief of many bubble tea enthusiasts, but one... → Read More

Delivery rider in Waterway Point bubble tea scuffle permanently banned from Grab, Singapore News

The delivery rider involved in a public altercation at Playmade's Waterway Point outlet has stepped up to apologise for his actions, adding that his driver account since been permanently banned by Grab. In a Facebook post uploaded on April 23, 38-year-old Alvin Lee identified himself as the delivery rider in question. He admitted to his mistake right off the bat,... → Read More

Under pressure: Argument breaks out between GrabFood rider and Burger King staff , Singapore News

Hackles are raised and tensions have soared among essential workers in Singapore as they struggle to meet the surge in delivery orders during the circuit breaker. A pair of them, however, reached their tipping points, leading to a quarrel in a fast-food outlet. The public altercation between a GrabFood rider and a staff at a Burger King outlet in Ang... → Read More

TVB actor Benz Hui finds home in Yishun: 'I don't want to leave' , Entertainment, Singapore News

Donnie Yen may find the houses in Singapore "not cheap", but the property prices here have not deterred Benz Hui. The Hong Kong TVB veteran actor has settled down in what locals call the craziest neck of the woods — Yishun. → Read More