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Lightning strikes Singapore MRT train, injuring 1, in latest blow to island’s rail system

Lightning strikes Singapore MRT train, injuring 1, in latest blow to island’s rail system

Singapore – A train captain in his 20s was injured after lightning struck the MRT train he was driving towards the Bedok station on late Monday afternoon. He is in a stable condition, according to a Changi General Hospital spokesperson on Tuesday. The spokesperson declined to give further details, citing a need to preserve the […]

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25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

Singapore – An SMRT train knocked into a stationary train at the Joo Koon MRT station today, resulting in 25 passengers getting injured, according to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). SCDF said it was alerted at 8.33am to the accident at the station in the westbound direction towards the Tuas Link. There are five […]

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Singapore official charged with leaking info to journalist

Singapore official charged with leaking info to journalist

Singapore – A Singapore civil servant was charged today with leaking confidential information about a government housing website to a journalist, sparking allegations authorities were trying to “intimidate” the media. Authorities take a dim view of officials passing information to reporters without permission, and it is rare for it to happen at all in a […]

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RM2.3 million McLaren sports car wrecked in Singapore collision with taxi

RM2.3 million McLaren sports car wrecked in Singapore collision with taxi

Two men were injured in an accident involving a McLaren sports car and a taxi here early Sunday morning. In Singapore, a brand new McLaren sports car can cost in excess of S$750,000 (RM2.3 million), excluding COE. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi and a car […]

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Man arrested for leaving bag at two Singapore MRT stations

Man arrested for leaving bag at two Singapore MRT stations

Singapore – A 37-year-old man has been arrested for leaving his bag unattended at an MRT station while he ran errands twice in a day, police said yesterday. He is believed to have left a bag at an exit of Farrer Park MRT station at around 12.25pm on Monday. Before police officers arrived, the bag […]

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Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

A Singaporean member of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain’s Prince Harry to fight the jihadists, a monitoring group and authorities said Sunday. It is believed to be the first time that a fighter from the affluent city-state has featured prominently in one of IS’s videos. In […]

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Celebrated Singapore bodybuilder dies after AFC match

Celebrated Singapore bodybuilder dies after AFC match

Singapore – Exhibition Match-Up fighter and President of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation of Singapore (WBPF), Pradip Subramanian, died at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Saturday. In a statement, Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) said Subramanian passed away at 9pm. “We are in close contact with the medical staff at the hospital to […]

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Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Divers Wednesday recovered the bodies of two seamen who went missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore and rescuers were hunting for three still missing. The accident around the busy Singapore Strait occurred just weeks after a deadly collision involving a US warship in the same area. After the latest […]

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Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Singapore – Singapore will have its first female president as Halimah Yacob was declared today as the republic’s eighth president. Halimah, 63, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow at the Istana. Returning Officer Ng Wai Choong made the declaration after nominations closed at noon today at the nomination centre at the People’s Association Headquarters […]

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5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Five sailors were missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore Wednesday, authorities said, just weeks after a deadly accident in the same area involving a US warship. A search effort was launched for the four Chinese members of crew and one Malaysian after the accident around the busy Singapore Strait, […]

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