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SCDF RESPONDS TO MAN WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT AMBULANCE BLOCKING SHELTERED DRIVEWAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 August 2014 - 5:11pm

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has responded to a man's facebook posting, in which he complained about being unable to drop off his kids due to an ambulance parked under the shelter. The man's original posting, which has since been removed, was accompanied by a photo of an ambulance parked under a shelter. He had written, "Saving people so they can just park here. It's raining now. How to let my kids alight for school?" 


POLICE CALLED IN AFTER BODY OF MIDDLE-AGED MAN WAS FOUND AT FRENCH RD

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 August 2014 - 12:07pm

The body of a man was being carried away by police officers at blk 801 French Road this morning (Aug 20). The man looked to be in his 50s or 60s and police were at the scene at around 10:40am already moving the body away. It is understood that the body was found on the ground at the bottom of the flats. Police were seen wrapping up the body in white sheets. 


ELDERLY WOMAN ASKING FOR MONEY AT HOLLAND VILLAGE CAN EARN THOUSANDS ON WEEKENDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 August 2014 - 11:43am

Elderly woman who has been showing up in Holland Village and going around to ask for money can fetch up to thousands on weekends, according to a report by the Lianhe Wanbao. Recently, a TRS Reader, contributed an article on the same elderly woman who has been frequenting areas in Holland Village asking for money.  Her operatus modi? She would approach people and ask them for money, telling them stories of her misfortune, from getting scammed by banks to getting cheated.


WHY MORE AND MORE RICH SINGAPOREANS ARE INVESTING IN AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 August 2014 - 7:44am

Koh Wee Meng, who holds the 17th spot in Forbes Asia Singapore’s 50 Richest, ventured outside Singapore to grow his net worth. The real estate mogul was on a holiday in Tasmania when he chanced upon a piece of vacant property in Hobart. Soon after that, Koh acquired three more properties in Australia - one in Perth, and two more mixed-use properties in Melbourne. All Koh’s purchases in Australia totaled to USD 156 million. 


为何张贴《林清祥<答问>遗稿片段》 人民之友说明缘由 并祈望林清如谅解

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 August 2014 - 11:08pm

8月2日,人民之友部落格贴出《林清祥<答问>遗稿片段》,附上“编辑部按语”并加插6张与内容有关的图片和说明;8月8日人民之友邮箱收到了一封林清如(下图)委托新加坡律师馆发出的邮件(内含一张发给本部落格版主关于林清祥遗稿的版权事项的志期8月7日信件副本,见于文末“附件”),责令本部落格立即撤下不合法翻印的一篇题为《林清祥<答问>遗稿片段》的贴文和插图,并要求本部落格须在10天之内提供“以后不再重贴、不会进一步侵犯‘作者的版权’”的书面保证,否则将在马来西亚提出相关诉讼。 据新加坡友好称,新加坡前左派人士圈子里传开了“林清如已经发出律师信起诉人民之友侵犯其著作版权”的讯息;人民之友的一些工委也先后接到“林清如用什么理由对人民之友(部落格)采取法律行动?


THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF A NAKED 18 YEAR OLD FALLING FROM THE SKY IN BUKIT PANJANG

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 August 2014 - 10:23pm

A naked 18 year old girl suddenly fell from the sky in Bukit Panjang this morning and survived her fall. She had apparently fallen from a 7th floor flat and landed on the common area at the foot of block 431. She suffered serious injuries and had blood flowing from her head but was still alive and rushed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. A Passer-by had used a piece of cloth to protect her modesty as best as she could while waiting for the ambulance. 


LOCAL BIRD PHOTOGRAPHERS SLAMMED FOR TYING DOWN BIRDS JUST TO TAKE PHOTOS

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 August 2014 - 7:26pm

Update: The trio have been vaguely identified as "Ah Huat" (guy in red) "Pauline" & "Lawrence" (guy wearing a hat) from a group forum. I've also received a call from an AVA officer requesting that I come down to their office to make a statement. As I have work commitments tomorrow morning that I'm unable to postpone, I sincerely apologise for only being able to make the statement, the earliest, tomorrow afternoon. 


FOREIGNER SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS ON FACEBOOK TO SINGAPOREANS

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 August 2014 - 6:30pm

Dear The Real Singapore, I came across these facebook posts by a woman, who has apparently been offering 'Happy 5 drugs', and brazenly said that she was not afraid of going to jail. Happy 5, also known as Nimetazepam and Erimin-5, is a type of depressant taken orally by the user in tablet form and a controlled substance in Singapore. According to the Central Narcotics Bureau website, the penalty for illegal trafficking of the drug is up to 10 years of imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane.


'INSIDER INFO' FROM A FORMER HR OFFICER WORKING IN A GOVT STAT BOARD

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 August 2014 - 4:49pm

Dear The Real Singapore, I was once working in the HR dept from a Statutory Board doing recruitment for all departments and levels. I have thus left because i was totally disgusted by the unfair treatment they have towards non-local degree holders and diploma holders. I personally am a diploma holder, currently studying part time overseas degree with a partner institution in Singapore. I've once asked my supervisor whether is it possible for me to apply for an internal transfer to a degree lvl job upon graduation but he said, and i quote "you should know the answer since you're in HR." What does he mean by that u think? Well here's why -


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