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Heart-stopping moment as child recklessly crosses road when traffic lights are not in her favou

Heart-stopping moment as child recklessly crosses road when traffic lights are not in her favou

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A young girl was caught on camera recklessly running across a busy road when traffic lights were not in her favour. According to the timestamp and caption of the heart-stopping video posted on ROADS.sg, the incident took place along Tampines Avenue 1 in front of Temasek Polytechnic on Sep 17 at 5.12pm. In the video, the girl can be seen dashing across the road, unaccompanied, at around the 10-second mark. At that point, there were several cars and a huge construction vehicle on the road. As she was crossing, drivers had to slow down to avoid hitting her. Despite the presence of the vehicles, the girl continued running until she reached the other side of the road. She then continued running on the pavement after that. Towards the end of the video, a traffic police offic...
Rupture of storage water heater at Marine Parade condo smashes glass doors and windows

Rupture of storage water heater at Marine Parade condo smashes glass doors and windows

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The rupture of a storage water heater in a Cote D'Azur apartment in Marine Parade on Saturday (Sept 30) smashed the glass doors and windows of the unit's balcony. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a call for assistance at 70, Marine Parade Road - the location of Cote D'Azur condominium - at about 5.10pm, and sent a fire engine. The incident was believed to have involved the rupture of a storage water heater in the fifth-floor unit. The SCDF found no signs of fire upon its arrival at the scene. There were no reported injuries. According to Shin Min Daily News, the impact of the explosion was so strong that the glass doors and windows to the balcony of the master bedroom were shattered and the fragments were scattered everywhere. A staff member at the condo
Couple convicted of battering maid

Couple convicted of battering maid

Singapore
Woman found guilty of 12 charges of maid abuse; security guard hubby convicted of single charge A woman who used an array of household items - such as a hammer, chopper, bamboo pole and stone pestle or pounder - to hit her Indonesian maid, causing permanent disfiguration, was convicted of maid abuse after a 17-day trial. Zariah Mohd Ali, 56, was found guilty of 12 charges while her husband, security guard Mohamad Dahlan, 58, was convicted of a single charge of hitting maid Khanifah's head with the cover of a frying pan at their Woodlands flat some time between June and December 2012. Both were convicted under the Penal Code, where the penalty for offences committed by employers and their family members against maids is 1.5 times the maximum provisions for similar offences committe...
Hello from the #countryside as InstaScram takes a long ride

Hello from the #countryside as InstaScram takes a long ride

Singapore
A rarely seen facet of Singapore, set amongst the scents and sounds of the countryside. We might not have a bounty of long, winding roads, or plenty of expansive fields and farms. But, we do have a few places here that are great for such an experience. Kranji is named after the keranji, or the velvet tamarind tree, which grew abundantly during the early nineteenth century. Besides its military camp history, you would be hard-pressed to find sky-high properties or buildings in the area. It is mainly made up of low-rise residences, industrial areas, and a vast farming estate collectively known as Kranji Countryside. You can find popular haunts like The Farmart Center and even resorts such as D'Kranji Farm Resort for overnight staycations in a true farm fashion. It is Kranji that we rid...
Monday’s chemical stench traced to industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor: NEA

Monday’s chemical stench traced to industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor: NEA

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The mystery chemical stench that cloaked the island on Monday (Sept 25) has been traced to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept 29) that it contacted its counterpart in Malaysia, the Department of Environment (DOE), to seek its assistance after the smell was detected on Monday. It said: "The DOE has deployed resources in identifying the source of the smell. It has traced the source to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, and is taking action against the operator." NEA added that it will continue to monitor the air quality levels in Singapore. A large zone in the 311-sq-km town of Pasir Gudang is dedicated to heavy industries, and fumes and pollutants from the area have drifted to Punggol ...
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