It appears that more sections of the public are fed up with what’s possibly a “Uniquely Singapore” style of making reservations at food courts and hawker centres – putting tissue packets on tables to “chope” seats. The action is perhaps best described by local makan expert KF Seetoh, who described it as such: “The first thing chope master artists do is to...

Socio-political activist Gilbert Goh has accused the HDB of sending an eviction notice to a single mother who has fallen on hard times. All this, apparently because of 3 months of rent worth S$99 which she owes. Goh uploaded 2 letters which were reportedly sent by the HDB to the single mother. The first shows a bill for 3 months of rent, and the second shows an eviction notice. Commenting on the photos,...

A recent study by iPrice and Trusted Company has demonstrated how neow Singaporean e-commerce shoppers can be. Going by the data, compiled from over 30,000 shopping website customer reviews, we could be the most demanding shoppers in Southeast Asia! Here’s why: Singaporeans rank Number 1 in requests for refunds. 29 percent of Singaporeans have demanded refunds for negative service compared to...

News of the 120 percent spike in price of infant milk formula over the past 10 years is so last month. But, what’s worrying is reports showing the steep jump in costs of other basic food items too. The most alarming jump, which many on the street would have felt by now, is the increase in Thai rice prices by 66 percent. Meanwhile, the price of white bread rose by 34 percent, while normal hens’...

A man was found run over and killed by a LRT train this morning at about 1am. His body was seen on the tracks after the last train in service had left the platform. Police say they received a report saying the man was run over by an LRT train at Fajar station after he had fallen onto the tracks. The deceased is believed to be a Chinese male in his 40s, and no identification as found on him. This is...

Across the Causeway, some harsh words have been said about Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party and arguably its most famous member, the late Lee Kuan Yew. Assertions have been made, stating the Lee meddles in Malaysian politics by starting an opposition party. Also, the Malaysians have stated that Lee moulded the PAP after the North Korean government because he was an admirer of the...

Yishun has been getting in the press for all the wrong reasons recently (and by recently, we mean for a couple of years now). But, this heroic rescue should restore some faith in the fact that not all Yishun-ers are siao langs. At around midnight yesterday, dense smoke emerged from a second-floor unit at Block 816 Yishun Ring Road. A resident on the sixth floor, Mr Wang, rushed downstairs with his...

Cat killings, human killings, sanitary pad wars – these are just some of the incidents which have emerged form Singapore’s housing estate du jour, Yishun. So much so, that multi-national video on-demand company Netflix has made it the subject of a horror film.   Netflix shared on social media a 22-second video clip yesterday showing the entrance of Yishun MRT Station is pictured as an eerie...

Ok, if you’re not clear what this whole Yishun thing is about, let’s just say that Yishun is a place in Singapore that the strangest things can happen at the unlikeliest of times. And, more often it seems than anywhere else in Singapore. It has come to the point where some factions of the public have jokingly called for a Great Wall to be build around Yishun estate (we hope it’s...

If you’re a Singtel user, beware of strange emails that come your way. Some subscribers have complained of phishing emails in the form of a notice stating “Your Singtel bill is now available for download”. The “bills” are in the $200 range, with some emails coming from a Singtel or Singnet email address. Such phishing mails are malicious attempts by hackers to steal your personal data, or...

For those calling for a wall around Yishun housing estate, erm, look at this guy lah. Poor 65-year-old aunty Mdm Yang really built a “wall” around her HDB flat unit to shield herself and her home from her neighbour’s dirty tricks. More specifically, her neighbour’s love for flinging over items such as sanitary pads, toilet paper, urine, and even braised meat sauce at her house. The culprit...

There’s been much cow beh cow bu-ing about the coming hike in water prices – which hovers around 30 percent for households and even more for enterprises. But the government – via its public feedback unit Reach – has declared that Singaporeans now support the water price hike. Reach said that many Singaporeans at its Listening Points – feedback booths where the public can find out...

A rude shock for rubbish collectors this morning at Tampines St 42. At around 10.40am, a rubbish truck was collecting garbage from the trash collection point at Block 450F, when a man who committed suicide by jumping from the block landed on the roof of the truck. But it none of the rubbish collectors noticed. One Block 450F resident, Mr Goh, did. “I heard a loud sound, looked out the window, and...

JASON: To bring to your attention this, that a stretch of Bencoolen Street has been reserved for buses only. The problem is, the government essentially choped one lane out of a two-lane road for buses, the remaining one lane for cars. You can see that this one remaining lane even has the filter right option, so if a car wants to make a turn think about how long everybody behinds must wait in traffic. Such...