CURRENT AFFAIRS

COMMEMORATING UNSUNG HEROES AND REMEMBERING BROKEN PROMISES

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 July 2014 - 10:40am

Dear Singaporeans, An event has been created for people who failed to get tickets to the national day parade. This event aims to raise awareness about how Singapore has changed over the past 49 years and how we should make Singapore’s 50th birthday a memorable one. We’re looking for 30 concerned Singaporeans to speak about anything related to Singapore on 9 August as national day belongs to all Singaporeans. 


SINGAPORE'S CHINA IMPORT TEAM WINS MEN'S TABLE TENNIS TEAM FINAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 July 2014 - 8:31am

Singapore have won gold at the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in Delhi. Their trio of Zhan Jian, Gao Ning and Li Hu won 3-1 against England's Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Andrew Baggeley. Zhan, the world number 32, set Singapore up with a 3-2 win in the best of five match rubbers, as world number 134 Drinkhall's brave attempt was seen off 11-2 in the final game after the Englishman had led 2-1 in games. 


BE CAREFUL OF THIS NEW SCAM FROM CALLERS CLAIMING TO BE FROM YOUR TELCO COMPANY

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2014 - 6:51pm

Dear TRS, I'd like to alert people to this fairly new scam which is happening in Singapore to warn others to be vigilant when they receive mysterious calls. "I received a call from someone claiming that he was from my mobile Service provider and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3G update to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not question, but just shut down my cell phone.


GIANT SWARM OF BEES FOUND OUTSIDE HDB BLOCK IN CHUA CHU KANG

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2014 - 5:41pm

A giant swarm of bees was found outside a HDB block in Chua Chu Kang this morning shocking passers by and frightening residents. The giant swarm had built a hive and were clinging to the outside of a flat on Block 401 in Choa Chu Kang and the residents of surrounding blocks 401 to 405 were advised to keep all their windows closed. 


YOUNG BOY FROM HONG KONG ABANDONED IN SINGAPORE BY FATHER

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2014 - 5:27pm

On Saturday, police established the identity of a boy who was found wandering by himself at Marina Promenade on July 21. In a statement, the police said that the boy is believed to have been dumped in Singapore by a 45-year-old man, presumably his father. Investigations are ongoing and arrangements will be made to return the boy to his place of origin as soon as possible, the police said. 


JOHOR-MALAYSIANS COMPLAIN THAT THEY ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS FROM THE TOLL HIKE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2014 - 5:23pm

Malaysians, especially Johoreans who commute to work in Singapore daily, could very well end up the biggest loser as the toll rates at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex increase several fold starting this Friday. Online business owner, Derrek Ho, 26, said the hike would not cause much pain to Singaporeans but Malaysians would be the ones who end up hurting the most. “Maybe there should be a discount for Malaysians as the increase is just too sudden,” he said.


S'POREAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND BURNED IN JOHOR PLANTATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2014 - 3:50pm

Two men, including a Singaporean, were charged in a magistrate court in Malaysia with the murder of businessman Yong Boon Cheong whose charred body was found in an oil palm plantation 24 hours after he was reported missing. Singaporean businessman No­­riskandar Zainal Yahya, 37, and carpet washer Izwanuddin Kas­sim, 34, were charged with killing 54-year-old Yong. 


SCDF: PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN BURNING INCENSE PAPERS THIS LUNAR 7TH MONTH

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 9:02pm

In view of the Lunar Seventh Month, the SCDF would like to remind members of the public to exercise greater caution when conducting religious activities such as the burning of incense papers and joss sticks, which are expected to increase. Here are a few simple fire safety tips to help minimize potential hazards during this period...


LTA AND POLICE WONT HELP ME EVEN THOUGH I HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE OF A HIT AND RUN

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 7:14pm

Dear TRS, Last night we were victims of a HIT AND RUN. We were travelling on lane 1 from MCE-KPE-TPE, slightly before KPE TPE entrance, when a grey mini van from lane 3 slammed into the left side of our car and sped away. The driver was wearing a white tee shirt. Please can I ask for help to spread this video so justice can be served. There were several cars behind who witnessed the accident and might have managed to catch the vehicle no.


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