Outrage of modesty on the rise: 8 men charged in separate cases of molestation in nightspots and on public transport

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. A day after police released a statement on Sunday about the increase in “outrage of modesty” cases this year, eight men were charged in court this morning for cases of molestation in nightspots and on public transportation. The men, aged between 25 and 68, were charged with outrage of modesty — ...

Thai visitor thanks kind SMRT train captain for returning his lost wallet and making his day

Thai visitor thanks kind SMRT train captain for returning his lost wallet and making his day

Here’s something you don’t see everyday — a piece of positive news about SMRT (amidst all the train delays, flooded tunnels, and what not). A kind SMRT train...

WATCH: Take a tour of the hidden employee underground city in Marina Bay Sands

WATCH: Take a tour of the hidden employee underground city in Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) may appear glamorous and sleek on the outside, but it sure takes a whole lot of labor behind the scenes to keep it looking that way. About 9,500 employees,...

Singaporean indoor skydiver Kyra Poh takes home the gold at world championships once again

Singaporean indoor skydiver Kyra Poh takes home the gold at world championships once again

Kyra Poh is a name you’ll want to remember in the realm of indoor skydiving. The 15-year-old Singaporean —who took home the gold medal in the junior freestyle category at...

McLaren sports car and taxi wrecked in early morning collision at Yishun

McLaren sports car and taxi wrecked in early morning collision at Yishun

Early Sunday morning, a collision between a McLaren sports car and a ComfortDelGro taxi in Yishun left both drivers injured. Police confirmed that they were notified of an...

Downtown Line 3 down with delays just hours into opening day

Downtown Line 3 down with delays just hours into opening day

Just hours into the first day of official operations for the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) on Saturday, train services were hit by delays due to a defective train and the activation of...

Lee Hsien Yang returns to Facebook alleging that PM Lee has not reached out to settle their dispute

Lee Hsien Yang returns to Facebook alleging that PM Lee has not reached out to settle their dispute

Aaaand we are back with the Lee Family Saga! After what seemed to be eons since we last heard about the feud between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings (and nephew),...

READ: Singapore Institute of Technology VP details why the MRT issue is difficult to resolve

READ: Singapore Institute of Technology VP details why the MRT issue is difficult to resolve

We don’t need an educated response on question-and-answer site Quora to tell us that Singaporeans have been highly frustrated by the (relatively) poor state of public transport...

20 months’ jail for man who killed pet poodle by running down 19 floors with the dog leashed to him

20 months’ jail for man who killed pet poodle by running down 19 floors with the dog leashed to him

There’s a special rung in hell for animal abusers — you know, the kind who mistreat their pets and inflict all kinds of pain on them. Like Yeo Poh Kwee, who left two dogs...

Former Zouk site at Jiak Kim Street up for sale with a reserve price of over $689m

Former Zouk site at Jiak Kim Street up for sale with a reserve price of over $689m

This article was first published on PropertyGuru The site previously occupied by iconic nightclub Zouk has been put up for sale, with a minimum bid price of $689.353 million. The...


 

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