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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


Engineer who took 38 upskirt videos of women at MRT stations jailed 16 weeks

An engineer who took 38 upskirt videos of women at MRT stations last August was jailed for 16 weeks yesterday. Jan Benedict Mendoza Fuellas, 36, a Philippine national, admitted to one charge of intending to insult the modesty of a 26-year- old woman at Bukit Panjang MRT station, and seven counts of intruding into the privacy of unknown women. The court heard that a witness, a Singaporean, 24, was on an escalator at Bukit Panjang MRT station at about 7.20pm on Aug 19 last year when he saw Fuellas standingRead More

20 stores affected in 7-hour power cut at Junction 8

SINGAPORE – Shoppers and stores at Bishan’s Junction 8 Shopping Centre were left in the dark on Sunday (April 9) morning after a power trip cut electricity to parts of the mall for seven hours. The trip occurred at about 7am on Sunday morning, affecting 20 stores and affecting business, Shin Min Daily News reported on Monday (April 10). Shops affected at the mall at 9 Bishan Place include electronics chain Best Denki, BreadTalk, FairPrice supermarket and several restaurants. Some of the amenities such as escalators, washrooms and air-conditioning wereRead More

2 arrested for impersonating police officers

A still frame from a video posted on the Facebook page shows men claiming to be police officers forcefully canvassing for donations at Punggol MRT station. The police have arrested two youths for their suspected involvement in several cases of impersonating a public servant. In a press release yesterday, they said they had received a report of a group of young men claiming to be police officers and engaging in aggressive tactics while seeking donations from the public last Thursday. After further investigations, officers from the Ang Mo KioRead More

Famous Thai night market gets Singapore twist

Have you always dreamt of experiencing a night market in Bangkok? Shelve those travel plans for now as Artbox Thailand, a famous creative market in Bangkok, will be popping up in Singapore from April 14 to 16 and April 21 to 23, 3pm to 11pm. Admission is free. It will feature over 500 vendors and partners (each weekend will have a different line-up) and an expected turnout of more than 400,000. Its organiser Haoming Lee, 29, co-founder of Artbox Asia and head of strategy at Invade Industry, a creative retailRead More

5.6-magnitude quake hits Philippines

MANILA: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Wednesday (Apr 12), the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a 6.0-magnitude, struck at 5:21am on Wednesday (2121 GMT on Tuesday). It was very shallow, at a depth of six kilometres, which would have amplified its effect. Its epicentre was 75.5 kilometres northeast of Cotabato on the large southern island of Mindanao. A 5.6-magnitude quake is considered moderate and is capable of causing considerable damage. Link to this post!