Year 2013

Riots In Little India

Sunday, 8th December 2013

At around 10pm, a riot was started by an angry mob along Race Course Road in Little India. The rioting mob is consist of mainly foreign imported workers overturned police cars and then set them on fire. The riot began shortly after a 33-year-old worker from India was ran over by a private bus operated by BT&Tan Bus Transport Service. The accident happened at around 9.20pm at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road. Emotional people that witness the accident started hitting the windshield of a bus with sticks and garbage bins. The first responders to the accident, believed to be extricating the accident victim, were verbally abused by the crowd which later turned to a full blown riot.


Prime Minister's Office Web Page Kana Hack

Thursday, 7th November 2013

Subpages on the Prime Minister's Office was hacked into late night. The hacked page showed "It's great to be Singaporean today" next to the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of anti-establishment defiance worldwide. It was the work by apparent members of activist group Anonymous. PM Lee vowed to hunt down the one who attacks the state network.


Pulau Ubin Residents Get Micro-Grid Electricity

Thursday, 10th October 2013

Residents and businesses on Pulau Ubin have signed up for electricity from a micro-grid being test-bedded on the island. The micro-grid will allow residents and businesses to enjoy cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity supply, as opposed to relying on diesel generators. It is part of a test-bed by the Energy Market Authority to assess the impact of intermittent energy sources, such as solar, on grid operations.


Fire Knocked Out Bukit Panjang Telephone Exchange

Wednesday, 9th October 2013

A number of services in northern Singapore were knocked out after a huge fire burn out SingTel's Bukit Panjang Telephone Exchange building early afternoon. Investigations showed that 33 fibre cables were damaged by the fire and more than 100 mobile base stations were impacted. More than 60,000 fixed broadband lines, around 30,000 mioTV customers, around 30,000 voice lines were also affected.


Singapore Lightning Information Online

Wednesday, 9th October 2013

The Meteorological Service of Singapore has launched a new real-time Lightning Information on the Internet. The lightning information service will be available on the MSS website via a link from the National Environment Agency (NEA) website at http://online.weather.gov.sg/lightning/. Singapore has one of the highest occurrences of lightning activity in the world. Lightning strikes are a potential safety hazard for anyone engaging in outdoor activities in Singapore.


RSAF 20 Years In Perth

Tuesday, 8th October 2013

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated 20 years of flight training at its flying training detachment in Pearce, Western Australia. The RSAF Chief of Air Force, Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou, and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown visited the Australian base, located about 50 km north of Perth, to mark the occasion. The combined parade was also attended by local community leaders.


Working Poor cannot make ends meet

Wednesday, 25th September 2013

A study by National University of Singapore (NUS) Social Work Department has shown that the working poor in Singapore are not getting enough pay to make ends meet. The survey also showed that those who need money want to work and that there are jobs available for them. It has been reported that there are more than 300,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who earn less than S$1,500 a month, excluding employer CPF contributions, despite working full-time.


Sebastian Vettel Won Singapore Race With Boos

Sunday, 22nd September 2013

Sebastian Vettel brings boos on himself with arrogant remarks after winning the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit. The German has won seven of the 13 races this season, but has been on the receiving end of booing from spectators on the winners' podium.


Aung San Suu Kyi In Town

Sunday, 22nd September 2013

Myanmar's democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Singapore to deliver a lecture on leadership at the Singapore Management University (SMU). Respect is something the 600-strong crowd of students, academics and business leaders clearly had for Suu Kyi. She said "Leadership is not about being popular all the time. Sometimes, leadership means accepting that what you do may be unpopular and may well lose you the next elections. But if you truly believe that what you are doing is good for your country, you must be prepared to lose the next elections."


40 Ferraris drove in from KL

Saturday, 21st September 2013

Members from the Ferrari Owners Club Malaysia drove their Ferraris from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Singapore to watch and support the Ferrari Team in the 2013 Edition of the Singapore Grand Prix.


F-15SG Jet Fighters Ready For Action

Wednesday, 18th September 2013

Singapore's Defence Minister, Dr. Ng Eng Hen, was at Paya Lebar Air Base to declare the new F-15SG multi-role fighter aircraft are operationally ready. He was officiating the ceremony to mark Full Operational Capability status of the 149 Squadron which was formed in 1995.


Pawn Stars In Singapore

Tuesday, 27th August 2013

Famous Pawn Stars, Rick (The Spotter) and Corey (Big Hoss) Harrison, are both in Singapore recently as part of their Pawn Stars Asia Tour. Along with their family members with included Richard Benjamin (The Old Man) Harrison and friends, the father-son team run the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Sin City, Las Vegas (USA) and have become some of reality television’s biggest stars.


Vietnamese Lady Arrested For Drugs

Saturday, 24th August 2013

A 22-year-old Vietnamese female national was arrested at Changi Airport for 6.25kg of ICE (Methamphetamine, psychoactive drugs) worth $1.25 Million. A detailed search of the luggage found about 6.25kg of 'Ice' hidden in the false side compartments of the luggage.


Public Officers Have To Declare Their Visits To Casino

Tuesday, 13th August 2013

The Singapore Government is tightening rules on civil servants visiting casinos. Public officers who visit casinos in Singapore frequently or buy the annual casino entry levy will soon need to declare these actions. Recently, a former assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo, was charged with criminal breach of trust involving S$1.7 million.


Chinaman Jail For Theft Onboard Jet

Friday, 19th July 2013

A Chinese national was sentenced to nine months' jail term, the harshest punishment meted out so far, for theft on board an aircraft. On 8 June 2013, the 32-year-old Yue Liangfu stole a brown trolley bag belonging to 69-year-old Cambodian, Kuy Touch, during a SilkAir (subsidiary of SIA) flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh.


Hazardous Haze Arrived

Friday, 21st June 2013

Singapore is hit by smoky air and hazy skies with a strong burning smell. The smoke haze from the fires in Sumatra started about a week back and hit an all time high of 401 PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) at 12pm. The Singapore Environment Ministry said in a statement that 180 hotspots were detected over Sumatra in Indonesia on Tuesday (18 June 2013) which lead to the "bad haze" in Singapore carried over by the monsoon winds. Outlets selling 3M's N95 Particle Respirator Mask were doing a roaring business and a firm selling air purifier posted a full page advertisement in national newspaper.


Civil Defense Chief Guilty Of Sex-For-Contracts

Friday, 31st May 2013

The Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Peter Lim Sin Pang (age 52), was found guilty on Friday of corruptly obtaining oral sex from Ms Pang Chor Mui, the ex-general manager of Nimrod Engineering. Lim will be jailed for six months. Lim also faces nine other counts of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from two other women. The prosecution will decide on whether to proceed with those charges at a later date.


NUS Law Professor Guilty Of Sex-For-Grades

Tuesday, 28th May 2013

The law professor of National University of Singapore (NUS), Tey Tsun Hang (Age 42), implicated in the sex-for-grades case has been found guilty of corruption after a trial that lasted for five months, from January to May. Prof Tey was convicted of six counts of corruptly obtaining sexual gratification in the form of gifts and sex from Ms. Darinne Ko Wen Hui, in return for giving her better grades between May and July 2010.


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