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Landlord in Hougang evicts tenant saying she uses toilet, washes clothes too often

Renting a room in Singapore can be tough, but for a Malaysian woman, her troubles began after she signed the tenancy agreement. Wong’s unpleasant experience with a landlord in Hougang came to light after her younger sister made…

From politics to F&B? Chee Soon Juan is opening a cafe in Buona Vista

While Singapore’s F&B sector has been badly hit by Covid-19, it hasn’t stopped adventurous entrepreneurs from entering the industry. And joining the mix are SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan and his wife, Huang Chih Mei, who are opening…

Cyclist, 17, assisting with police investigations after knocking down elderly pedestrian in Jurong

A cyclist allegedly engrossed by her mobile phone knocked down an unsuspecting 66-year-old man on Wed. An individual submitted an account of the incident – with a photograph of an elderly man sitting on a pavement with blood…

SCDF rescues 6-year-old boy who got leg stuck at Bishan playground

It’s the June school holidays and it’s time for the kids to play. A six-year-old boy, however, got his leg stuck while playing with his sister at a playground along Bishan St 23 on Tues evening. He slipped…

‘Do better lah, Singaporeans’: TikToker rants after finding spilt curry, leftover prata on void deck table

No one likes seeing a dirty table at a food court or restaurant, so imagine how appalled this man was when he came across one such table at a void deck. On Tues, local content creator Hafidz Rahman,…

Greenfluencers share tips on how to minimise plastic waste from food deliveries and takeaways during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

With dining-in no longer allowed until after June 13 under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), Singaporeans have inevitably turned to takeaway orders and food delivery to save time, support local businesses and of course, eat good food. However, the…

Calculative landlord? Tenant moves out after ‘contract’ demands additional $400 rent during lockdown

The idea of forking out an extra $400 for rent during a lockdown might sound absurd, but for a tenant, it was just one of the many rules his landlord laid out for him after he moved into…

60-year-old stall struggling amid pandemic is one of the last places in Singapore making sachima by hand

How many food businesses do you know that have stood the test of time and been operating for half a century? Chances are, not too many come to mind. s this pandemic rages on, that number might dwindle…

4 dedicated MOE vaccination centres to be set up: 400,000 students to get Covid-19 jabs

More than 400,000 students will be invited to receive their Covid-19 jabs from Tues, with priority given to sec and pre-university students in graduating cohorts, MOE announced on Mon. The roll-out of the vaccinate drive for younger people…

Over 4 days, otters gobble up nearly 100 fish at Church of St Teresa

Staff at the Church of Saint Teresa were shocked on Mon morning when they discovered numerous dead fish scattered around the compound. They soon discovered that this was the work of a family of otters. In a video…

I’m afraid of mosquitoes, granny in Teck Whye says after spraying insecticide at neighbour’s flat for years

Is it a case of a neighbour from hell or just a longtime misunderstanding? TikTok user nikaklarahmad claimed, for three years now, she had to deal with her next-door neighbour who would regularly spray insecticide at her flat…

Ban mian seller spared from closure after next-door hawker offered to share space

Many hawkers have seen their business take a massive beating as Singapore continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. For Hor Boon Choo, the 60-year-old owner of Ah Mei Handmade Noodle, she thought it was time to hang her…

‘Not all races welcome’: Woman highlights discrimination in Carousell room rental listings

On May 23, a woman shone a light on discriminatory practices in the rental market here, sharing screengrabs of several property listings on Carousell that were not hiding the fact that they prefer a specific race for tenants.…

‘Patronise these silent sufferers’, KF Seetoh highlights plight of tech-illiterate hawkers during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

With Phase 2’s (Heightened Alert) dining-in restrictions, eateries across the country are seeing a drastic decrease in footfall, and non-tech-savvy hawkers, most of all, are feeling the brutal pinch. “A lot of hawkers… are not online nor on…

Bye bye again, bubble tea: Selected LiHo and Koi outlets close temporarily till after Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

The bubble tea ban last year during the Circuit Breaker was a dark period for Singapore. Many people had clamoured to get their final cup of bubble tea when the government announced the temporary closure of all standalone…

One year on, frontliner family still getting soapy water splashed outside door, sprayed with disinfectant by neighbours

Nobody likes having to deal with unfriendly neighbours but what happens when that unfriendliness turns into unruly behaviour? Imagine opening your door to see your neighbour splashing pails of soapy water outside your flat, or spraying disinfectant at…

Another one bites the dust: Fashion brand TEMT leaving Singapore after 8 years; closing sales now on

With the worsening Covid-19 situation and lower footfall in malls, it isn’t surprising that more businesses are shuttering and exiting the Singapore market. F&B brands aren’t the only ones that have been hard hit — fashion retailers such…

‘I was glued to the spot’: Elderly man attacked by otter along Kallang River

An elderly man’s exercise session with his buddies at Upper Boon Keng Road was recently cut short when a group of otters emerged from the nearby Kallang River. Little did he know that he would have a close…

Showrooms to remain open despite new social distancing measures

With the number of locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases on the rise, new restrictions are being put in place to ensure the safety of all. However, sgCarMart’s sweep across the various authorised dealers has revealed that showrooms will still remain…

Porsche Destination Charging now available at Sentosa Golf Club

Five new EV charging points have been installed at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The charging points are part of the Porsche Destination Charging programme, a network of charging stations available at lifestyle destinations. Sentosa Golf Club is…

‘I was taken aback’: From staycations to Hari Raya celebrations, Singaporeans shelve plans after new Covid-19 measures

Planning a staycation one month ago, only for it to be cancelled at the last minute can be one’s worst nightmare. For RP student Axel Lew and his friends, that’s exactly what happened. For Lew and many other…

Is this reasonable? Malaysian asks after landlord offers partitioned ‘room’ in Khatib for $550

We all know that renting a place is considered one of the toughest tasks around. In a FB group for room rentals in Singapore, Fvyn Hedkandee shared his unusual experience on May 8. The 25-year-old Malaysian hairdresser uploaded…

The wackiest condo names in Singapore, according to Twitter users

What’s in a name? While a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, it’s hard to deny that names are more than labels, they create first impressions too. There are many condominiums in Singapore with…

5-year-old girl drowns at condo pool after mum left her alone for 20 minutes

A five-year-old girl drowned in a condominium pool after her mother left her unattended for about 20 minutes to head home for a toilet break. The incident happened on Oct 8, 2020, at The Asana condominium located at…

Woman with ‘high temperature’ tries to enter shopping malls in social experiment

Taking our temperatures before walking through a door or entering a building has become almost second nature during the pandemic. On Tues, a social experiment titled ‘Is it possible to enter a mall with a high temperature?’ by…

Taiwanese YouTuber in hot water for cooking chicken wings at Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Sembawang Hot Spring Park is known for therapeutic foot baths and cooking hard or soft-boiled eggs. However, some visitors have used the water in more controversial ways. YouTuber Angel Hsu posted a video that featured her cooking chicken…

Monkey in Punggol snatches elderly woman’s bag, ransacks it

A monkey became a snatch thief and a self-appointed inspection officer all at once after fleeing with a woman’s bag in Punggol on Sun morning. Stomp contributor Tan said the monkey snatched an elderly woman’s sling bag from…

Pest issues again? 7 to 8 rats spotted feasting on produce at infamous Bukit Panjang vegetable stall, says resident

After a video of a Bukit Panjang vegetable stallholder spraying insecticide on garlic went viral last month, concerns have surfaced over a rat infestation at the stall, Lianhe Wanbao reported. A 53-year-old resident stated that he regularly sees…

Toilet by day, brothel by night? Cleaners allege prostitutes operating in Chinatown’s handicapped toilets

The handicapped toilet on the third level of People Park’s Centre would normally be out-of-bounds after 6pm, hence a cleaner’s surprise when she discovered inside a pair engaged in sexual intercourse after hours. “When the door opened, there…

Raw chicken on floor, ducks hung overnight: Netizens raise alarm on food hygiene at roast meat stalls

Some roast meat fans probably had second thoughts about digging into their meals after social media posts showed potential food hygiene lapses at two Hua Zai Roasted Duck stalls over the past week. On Apr 16, FB user…

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