Daily Archives: 2015-02-04

Eye-witness account of the Thaipusam incident on 3 February

By Terry Xu The above video, taken by Shiva Shanker, shows what seems to be police officers confronting angry and rowdy participants at the Thaipusam festival. The incident happened on 3 February 2015, Tuesday, during the annual Thaipusam procession which is held along Serangoon Road. TOC spoke to Jaya (not his real name) who was involved in the commotion between …

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Historical new high for Cat D COE

  By SGCharts.com The price of motorcycle COEs (Cat D) has hit a historical new high at $5,504! In comparison, the average price of motorcycle COEs was just $1,757 in 2013, and $4,027 in 2014. The price has tripled in over a year! The price jump is due to the 30% reduction of Cat D quotas in 2014 and the panic buying ahead of the Euro III …

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Police arrest three over Thaipusam scuffle

The police has issued the following statement from the Singapore Police on the incident at the Thaipusam procession in Serangoon Road on Tuesday. You can view a video of the fracas here. Here is the police statement: “During the Thaipusam procession on 3 February 2015 at about 6.50pm, Thaipusam organisers requested a group of people to stop playing drums at …

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Fourth train service disruption on the NSL in 2 weeks

By FAILRAIL.sg For almost an hour, there was no train service from Marina Bay to Marina South Pier station. At about 7am on yesterday morning, SMRT had tweeted that trains were delayed by 20 minutes between Marina South Pier station and Raffles Place station towards Jurong East. [NSL]CLEARED: Train service between Marina South Pier and MarinaBay are running normally now. …

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No choice but to return home

By Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) Thirty year old Khairul has been working in Singapore since 2009. The oldest son in the household, he left his home in Bangladesh and came to Singapore in hopes of making money to support his family. He has one older sister and three younger brothers. On the 30th of April in 2014, Khairul arrived …

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NEA lifts suspension for Hotpot Culture

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has lifted the suspension for Hotpot Culture Restaurant in Marina Square Shopping Mall. The Chinese restaurant was earlier suspended on 9 January by NEA after the discovery of a rat carcass in one of its dishes was made known to the agency. The restaurant had earlier explained the incident by stating that the preparation of the salted vegetable …

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S’pore’s trust in government continues to fall: Edelman

In terms of viewing government officials as credible spokespeople, Singapore now ranks “in the middle of the road at 49 per cent,” says US-based public relations firm, Edelman, in its latest survey on trust in countries around the world. “As content creators, government officials are trusted by just 49 per cent of Singaporeans,” the survey found. The survey also found …

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