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  • Some Singaporeans willing to pay more than $12,000 for a dog (Because of Covod-19)

    01/26/2021 3:15:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 24, 2021 | Ang Qing
    Would you pay more than $12,000 for a dog? Some Singaporeans can - and will. And demand for these costly canines shows no signs of abating, despite prices for many breeds ballooning since last year. Checks by The Straits Times found that a golden retriever can cost up to $12,800, compared with about $5,000 last January. A poodle can go for as much as $11,800, when one cost around $4,000 in the previous year. Demand for puppies surged right after the circuit breaker [Singaporean name for lockdown] ended, and all five shops suggest that prices will continue to rise. Dogs...
  • Owner devastated to find 3m-long python swallowing pet dog outside Holland Link condo

    01/22/2021 11:44:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 22, 2021
    She called for her dog several times on Monday (Jan 18), but when the Pomeranian failed to respond, a woman called her husband to see if he had brought their dog, Mia, to the office. When he said no, the 39-year-old Australian national felt a sinking feeling in her stomach. She stepped out of her apartment in Eleven@Holland and circled around the back of the complex when she came across a blood-chilling sight — a three-metre-long python wrapped around Mia, swallowing the dog's head. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao, the woman said she was so shocked by what she...
  • Woman sues sister-in-law for calling her 'rotten' and 'cheap' at father-in-law's wake

    01/21/2021 4:31:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 20, 2021 | Selina Lum
    A widow, who took over a family-owned car dealership from her late husband, told the High Court on Tuesday (Jan 19) that one of his sisters called her a "rotten" and "cheap" woman after throwing a bunch of bananas at her during her father-in-law's funeral wake. Ms Lim Siew Ling, 48, said the Mandarin words used by her sister-in-law Neo Choon Sian were "insulting", as it meant that she was an immoral woman with many sex partners. However, Ms Neo's lawyer contended that what his client had said was "rotten bananas". Ms Lim also alleged that Ms Neo told mourners...
  • No Parking Here: Man Barricades Neighbour's Car With Sandbags, Traffic Cones

    01/15/2021 1:42:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 14, 2021 | KIMBERLY ANNE LIM
    Ever left a passive-aggressive note to call out bad parking? Well, one man was so incensed that he went the extra mile, barricading the errant driver in with traffic cones, sandbags and even his own car. The dispute between the man and the driver took place at 44 Jalan Rabu on Tuesday (Jan 12) at about 7.31am, police confirmed. The man, who looked to be in his fifties, had gotten upset when he pulled up to the corner terrace unit and spotted a red car parked in front of it, an eyewitness told Lianhe Wanbao. "Coincidentally, the house opposite was...
  • Worker saves child standing on window ledge of Hougang HDB flat

    01/04/2021 1:35:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies ^ | JANUARY 03, 2021 | Anna Tan
    Residents near a Hougang HDB block (Singapore) witnessed a nerve-wracking sight — a child standing on the window ledge of a flat — on Sunday (Jan 3) morning. Fortunately, the child was later rescued by a worker in a boom lift. In a video clip circulating on social media, the child is seen standing on the ledge outside a flat on the third floor, with both hands grabbing onto the laundry poles above them. A worker approaches the child slowly in the crane, and then carries them off the ledge and onto the boom lift. The Singapore Civil Defence Force...
  • No Clothes, No Mask: Woman Arrested After Parading Around Bedok Naked

    12/29/2020 8:52:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2020 | KIMBERLY ANNE LIM
    Walking around without a mask is enough to attract stares nowadays. But Bedok residents got more than an eyeful to look at after a woman took a stroll around the neighbourhood in nothing but her birthday suit and an orange handbag. The 42-year-old woman was arrested on Monday morning (Dec 29) after walking from Bedok North Avenue 2 to Heartbeat@Bedok in the nude, police confirmed. Officers arrested the woman under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act after receiving a call for assistance at 7.52am that day. The woman, who remains unidentified, was also not wearing a face mask. In...
  • Teens in Animal Cruelty Probe Over Use of (Live) Frogs in Foosball

    12/27/2020 7:16:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The New Paper ^ | Dec 28, 2020 | David Sun
    One of them is believed to be the youth being investigated for backflip in Singapore Zoo's rhino enclosureA group of teens are being investigated after they allegedly played foosball using live frogs. A video of the incident, which surfaced online over the weekend, shows the unidentified teens unboxing about a dozen live frogs in a Burberry shoe box, with the words "Merry Christmas" splashed across the clip. It then cuts to a scene of the teens playing at a foosball table, hitting the ball around with a frog on the table trying to avoid being hit. The words "Thanks for...
  • Man arrested after punching Domino's Pizza employee, dragging him across floor

    12/27/2020 7:06:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2020 | LIM MIN ZHANG
    A 39-year-old man has been arrested for a rash act causing hurt to a Domino's Pizza employee on Christmas Day. Police said a 23-year-old man was conscious when he was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital after they were alerted to a fight at 505 West Coast Drive at 3.39pm last Friday (Dec 25). The time stamp in the video, which appeared to be closed-circuit camera footage, showed that it was taken at 3.50pm on Dec 25. Its caption said that the "young manager" was assaulted by a "bullied Domino's rider", and that the incident took place at the...
  • Singapore and Denmark confirm cases of new COVID-19 variant strain spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom

    12/24/2020 7:21:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 12/24/2020
    Singapore and Denmark have confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus variant found spreading rapidly in parts of the United Kingdom. Singapore has confirmed one case, while 11 others in quarantine have returned preliminarily positive results. Denmark has identified 33 infections with the new strain. "There is currently no evidence that the B117 strain is circulating in the community," Singapore's health ministry said late on Wednesday, referring to the new, potentially more infectious UK strain. Singapore has been conducting viral genomic sequencing for confirmed COVID-19 cases who arrived from Europe recently. The patient with the new variant came to...
  • Test Comes Back Negative – No Covid On Board Quantum of the Seas

    12/09/2020 11:53:30 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 3 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | December 9 , 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    It took mere minutes yesterday for major outlets to pick up the story of the single suspected Covid case onboard Quantum of the Seas. Once again it seemed as though an outbreak had happened onboard the vessel, with extremely sensational headlines from the mainstream media. As it turns out, the gentleman has now been confirmed to be negative for COVID -19 and no cases were found so far. This is certainly good news for the guest, the cruise line, and the Singaporean government’s experiment to resume cruising. The global reaction from the media shows once again that the cruise industry...
  • Man, 84, Missing for 20 Years Found in Home Here

    11/24/2020 5:08:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The New Paper ^ | Nov 24, 2020 | David Sun
    A man who has been separated from his three children in Malaysia for the past 20 years was found in a home here after they made an appeal on Facebook. Mr Ali Jais, 84, was admitted to Bukit Batok Home for the Aged in 2018. He lost contact with his family prior to admission and was unable to share information about them, so the home was unable to assist him in contacting his family members. But earlier this month, his youngest daughter, Ms Khazimah Ali, 37, made an appeal on Facebook for information on him. The post included the only...
  • Pirates attack 3 ships along Singapore Strait within 6 hours

    11/10/2020 12:10:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | NOVEMBER 09, 2020 | ANG QING
    Armed pirates attacked three ships in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait between Sunday night and Monday morning (Nov 8-9). The incidents took place within the span of six hours on three nearby ships. As none of the perpetrators has been arrested, the pirates might strike again, said the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) on Monday. There was no confrontation between the perpetrators and the crew in all three incidents and none the crew was injured, ReCAAP said. Ship equipment was stolen from one ship, and...
  • 'I felt I was being choked': Paranormal investigator who hunts for ghosts in Singapore

    11/03/2020 12:14:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2020 | CANDICE CAI
    While Noel, 42, might have nerves that are steelier than most, he does admit there are times when fear takes over. One such occasion was when he and his crew were filming at Istana Woodneuk. "I recall being on the second floor (of the building) and something just told me, 'You have to get out there like right now. You have to leave'. "So this is something I tell people that follow me on my paranormal investigations. If you feel fear, you've got to try not to be afraid. But if something tells you to get out, you have to...
  • Singapore Temporarily Halts Use of Two Flu Vaccines After South Korea Deaths

    10/29/2020 5:42:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 25, 2020 | Aradhana Aravindan
    Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines' usage. South Korea reported that 48 have died as of Saturday after getting flu shots, but said it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots. No deaths associated with influenza vaccination have been reported in Singapore to date, but the decision to halt the use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent and VaxigripTetra was...
  • How Singapore helped with US President Trump's Covid-19 treatment

    10/10/2020 9:54:50 AM PDT · by libh8er · 4 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 10.09.2020 | Clara Chong
    <p>Blood samples from three patients here were used to develop the experimental antibody cocktail used to treat US President Donald Trump after he tested positive for the coronavirus.</p> <p>The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) had responded to a collaboration request from US biotechnology firm Regeneron - the company which developed that antibody cocktail - with no claim of intellectual property right over the treatment.</p>
  • Singapore will pay citizens to have a baby during the pandemic

    10/06/2020 12:09:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CNN Business ^ | October 6, 2020 | By Rob Picheta
    Singapore will offer a one-time payment to aspiring parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The country's deputy prime minister said the incentive would help reassure people who face financial pressure and are worried about their jobs. "We have received feedback that Covid-19 has caused some aspiring parents to postpone their parenthood plans," Heng Swee Keat told lawmakers on Monday. "This is fully understandable, especially when they face uncertainty with their income," he added. Heng said the payment would help parents with expenses, but he did not confirm how much would be paid out. Despite a largely successful public health response to...
  • Are America's Wuhan virus death rates lies, damn lies, and statistics? Singapore counts Covid-19 deaths differently from America

    09/28/2020 11:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the truisms in life is that you can't compare apples to oranges.  The same is true for comparing certain types of data across different countries.  That's why it's important, when debating America's response to the Wuhan virus, to know that another piece of evidence has emerged indicating that the U.S. is grossly overcounting the number of people who died from the Wuhan virus.  It turns out that, while the U.S. attributed all pneumonia fatalities to the virus, Singapore, which had the lowest fatality count in the world, did not. The Deccan Herald explains at some length why Singapore performed so wonderfully...
  • No joke: Woman washes car with water hose dangling from 10th floor of Serangoon block

    09/21/2020 2:35:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 | LAM MIN LEE
    No water? No problem. A woman dangled a really long water hose from the 10th floor of an HDB block in Serangoon North Ave 4 to the ground floor just to wash her car. And it's not the first time she has done so, a neighbour who took the photos told Stomp today (Sept 18). As strange as this may look, he said he's more worried about the water hose falling on passers-by. "It is really a waste of water," the resident lamented. Such an irresponsible way of car washing is not allowed, the Ang Mo Kio Town Council warned.
  • Are Singaporean workers really losing jobs to Indian expats?

    09/13/2020 9:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | KOK XING HUI, DEWEY SIM
    As Singapore's economy slows amid the coronavirus pandemic and job losses mount, people's anxieties over their livelihoods have found a convenient target: a free-trade agreement Singapore signed with India in 2005. On social media, the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca) is being blamed for willy-nilly letting Indian nationals into Singapore to steal jobs from locals - no matter how many times the government says it is not true. On a Facebook post of a news article explaining that Ceca did not give Indians automatic access to citizenship, permanent residency or employment, Stephanie Low commented: "Our jobs are taken by Ceca!...
  • Move in Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2020 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your proximity to my will is life changing and paramount for our oneness and virtue, in fact as you begin to walk in my footprint truly it is then my 7 eyes begin to reveal who I AM and who you have now begun to BECOME. So take the hand of My Spirit of Truth and the reality of My Kingdom WILL COME ALIVE in you . . . For In him we live and move and have our BEING Acts 17:26