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CDC voucher not accepted here? Some hawkers share why they’re rejecting such payments

When some people recently tried to pay for their food using their $100 CDC vouchers, they were rejected by hawkers. The reason? Digital vouchers. To use the voucher, the customer has to show a QR code to a…

Photos of air-con worker without safety harness outside HDB flat raise concern

FB users have expressed concern after seeing photos of a technician servicing an air-conditioning compressor on the highest floor of an HDB block without using a safety harness. The photos, posted on FB group Singapore Home DIY on…

Pool for rent? Condo residents in Punggol voice concern over ad on swimming lessons

Residents at The Terrace in Punggol have voiced concerns that their EC’s pool is being rented out to use for swimming lessons, reported Shin Min Daily News on Thurs. In a now-deleted post that was originally shared on…

‘You’re not supposed to ride here’: Delivery rider caught using motorcycle on accessibility ramp in Dover

Accessibility ramps are installed at housing estates to make life easier for the elderly and those who are wheelchair-bound. But in a FB video shared last Sat, one Foodpanda rider was caught using her motorcycle on a ramp…

Roads not straight? Australian explains Silver Zone features that even Singaporeans might not know

Have you ever wondered why the roads at some housing estates appear to be curved? This is not a mind trick. The roads are deliberately designed to make them more elderly-friendly — as explained by an Australian content…

Singaporeans wondering if $27m bungalow in TikTok clip belongs to young man

Being able to fork out $27 million for a home is unusual, especially when a person is still in their 20s. TikTok user Lavashark23 appeared to flex his new “purchase” in Singapore’s prime district — a bungalow along…

Man upset staycation room same floor as guests on quarantine, M Social Singapore responds

‘Tis the season for staycations — though some may have to endure a longer wait for their rooms during this holiday period. For one man, however, who was assigned level seven at M Social Singapore hotel, his staycation…

Radio DJ Weilong spends $1.13m on 711 sq feet condo in Bishan

New year, new home? Local radio DJ Liu Weilong recently moved into his fancy 711 sqft condominium in Bishan and his new digs cost $1.13 million. The 33-year-old previously owned a condo unit in the northeast and lived…

Singaporeans amused by how shopping malls are ‘yeeting’ Christmas trees for CNY decor

They say there are 12 days of Christmas, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for shopping centres in Singapore. As soon as Christmas Day was over, some Singaporeans spotted malls ‘yeeting’ (throwing away) their Christmas trees,…

You can now sleep in a shipping container at Haw Par Villa if you dare

Forget the usual beaches and resorts. For a staycation experience off the beaten path, you can now spend a night near one of Singapore’s oldest theme parks. Pop-up hotel The Container Hub has moved to new grounds at…

Couple fork out $48,000 lumpsum to rent Marina Bay condo for 2 years, claim agent-cum-landlord violates their privacy

After forking out a hefty lumpsum of $48,000 to rent part of a luxury apartment for two years, a Singapore couple found themselves at the mercy of their real estate agent. In May this year, a 27-year-old woman…

The saddest F&B closures of 2021: Chinatown Food Street, Ben’s Cookies and more

1) Chinatown Food Street – The popular hawker destination closed for good on Oct 22 after 20 years, saying there were “no tourists or local crowd”; 2) Ben’s Cookies – For seven years, the English cookie chain spoiled…

Bamboo pole falls from Bukit Batok flat, impales SUV’s rear windscreen

While passing by an open-air carpark in Bukit Batok, a man was stunned by what he saw. On Wed, TikTok user Sgbestgolflesson uploaded a video showing a yellow Kia SUV with a bamboo pole sticking out of its…

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Woman expresses interest in Potong Pasir flat where owner’s remains were found

Deal-breaker or no big deal? Buying a flat in which a person has died may be too much of a taboo to some, but to others, location trumps everything else. An HDB unit in Potong Pasir where the…

From spooky to cosy: Residents deck Sembawang HDB corridor with Christmas lights

Christmas trees, presents, and a fireplace — these are what you’d normally expect in homes during the festive season. But in Sembawang, a group of residents got creative and decked their common corridor to spread some Christmas joy.…

4-hour-long queue, leftovers in fridge: Staycation gone wrong at Furama City Centre

While some people have started their holiday adventure, others are literally waiting for their holiday to start — by being stuck in a queue. A TikTok video of a snaking check-in queue at Furama City Centre hotel went…

Waterway Point or Waterfall Point? Netizens poke fun at ceiling leak

Waterway Point might have been named due to its proximity to Punggol Waterway, but the shopping mall recently earned new monikers from a viral TikTok video. On Mon, TikTok user Joysuki2515 uploaded a six-second clip showing water dripping…

‘Please desist for your safety’: NYP student does Helikopter spin on escalator for TikTok

A video of a NYP student having a bit of fun on top of a moving escalator has gone viral on TikTok — to the point that his institution has noticed this six-second clip. NYP wasn’t pleased with…

Chloe Ting moves to Singapore, gives tour of her empty apartment

If you decided to kick-start your fitness journey last year during the lockdown, chances are you’ve heard of Chloe Ting. The 35-year-old YouTuber is popular for her home-based workout videos. And now, it seems like there will be…

Watch out! Falling tree in Sembawang Park nearly hits 5-year-old girl

A family enjoying some time outdoors last Sun had a close shave with a tree that fell near their picnic spot in Sembawang Park. A 41-year-old man told Shin Min Daily News that it nearly hit his five-year-old…

Scolds town council staff, retrieves thrown items: Elderly resident clutters Woodlands corridor for a year

An elderly man has been cluttering a common corridor in Woodlands with heaps of items, much to the chagrin of other residents. Stomp contributor Leon shared photos of the situation on the 13th floor of Blk 785A Woodlands…

Suspicious package at Temasek Polytechnic sparks bomb scare

While patroling TP’s campus on Wed evening, a security guard chanced upon a mysterious package in an empty auditorium. Thinking it might be a bomb, he called SPF for help. According to Shin Min Daily News, witnesses saw…

Porsche to create largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore

Porsche APAC and SP Group are aiming to create the largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore. Porsche’s Destination Charging (PDC) network in Singapore currently has 21 charging points. By mid-2022, another 30 chargers will come online, bringing the…

Popular rooftop bar Loof announces closure after nearly 17 years

Though it will only be temporary, the closure of Singapore’s first standalone rooftop bar, Loof, will probably still be a tough pill to swallow for its regulars. Announcing the news on FB and IG on Wed, the bar,…

Add some nostalgic vibes to your Instagram feed with these new murals at Temple Street

Graffiti might be illegal in Singapore, but there’s still plenty of vibrant — albeit sanctioned — street art if you know where to look. If you’re a fan of artist Yip Yew Chong’s work, such as his iconic…

‘My baby wants to sleep, how?’ Sunday renovations in HDB flat have man knocking on neighbour’s door

Putting up with the noise from a neighbour’s renovation works is part of the deal when living in close quarters. While most people can get some reprieve during the weekends, a man had to confront a couple of…

It’s a religious ceremony and not a curse, says couple who set up ‘creepy’ altar under neighbour’s window in Ang Mo Kio

A makeshift ‘altar’ on which two effigies are placed together with a small coffin and joss sticks, bound together by a strip of yellow paper. Beside it are a pair of fruits with iron nails driven through their…

HDB loft flat at Dawson snapped up for $1.32m, breaks Queenstown resale flat record

Rare HDB flats on the market usually command sky-high resale prices. This time, a five-room loft unit in SkyTerrace @ Dawson was recently sold for over $1.32 million, setting a new record for resale HDB flats in Queenstown.…

Kampung spirit? Video of elderly residents cooking dumplings along HDB corridor sparks debate

A little al fresco cooking? A man and woman caught boiling dumplings along a HDB corridor in a video was uploaded on FB on Mon, sparking debate among netizens. The exact date and location of this incident are…

Oh rats! Rodents seen scurrying around Toa Payoh block

While netizens described them as ‘chonky’, the rodents spotted at Toa Payoh Central appear to be a growing concern among residents. On Nov 21, FB user Brandon YS uploaded a 23-second video showing rodents scampering about the rubbish…

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