Bomb hoaxes are a thing now, apparently.
And with the 9/11 incident and various other terrorist activities around the world fresh on our minds, everyone is particularly sensitive to threats.
Especially threats of mass destruction in an enclosed space, like what happened on 5 Apr 2018.
Today is T.G.I.F, and to celebrate the best day of the week, we have beautiful stories about Singaporeans as well as super ugly ones.
Heroic Man Filmed Trying To Put Out Taxi Fire At Bukit Batok
Heroes exist all around us, in various shapes and sizes.
Like me, who’s the hero for your wallet by introducing good deals happening every week.
Okay, fine! I’m sorry, sheesh.
But here’s one hero that everyone will want to worship, and he lives right here in Singapore.
On 4 Apr, Evina Flynn Quek uploaded images and a video of a fire incident at Bukit Batok on her Facebook account.
According to her caption, the Malay man was on his way to Friday prayers when he heard an explosion. Seeing a ComfortDelgro taxi on fire, he immediately rushed forward to put out the fire.
Men from a nearby multistorey carpark also rushed to the scene with a pail of water.
She claimed that there were two explosions earlier, but no one dared to go near the burning car.
The SCDF said they extinguished the fire with two compressed air foam backpacks.
You can watch the video for yourself here.
Scoot Flight Returned To S’pore With RSAF Escort Due To Alleged Bomb Threat
It was reported that a Scoot flight to Hat Yai, Thailand returned back to Singapore with two F-15SG jets as escorts.
A 41-year-old man allegedly claimed that he has a bomb in his carry-on bag to a member of the crew.
The pilot decided, better be safe than sorry, and turned the plane around.
The man was arrested by the police and a search of his and his two companions’ bags revealed that there was no bomb.
The flight was delayed for more than 5 hours. Original flight departure from Changi Airport: 1.20 pm. The plane took off from Changi Airport at 6.30 pm.
The man was arrested under Regulation 8(1) of the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Regulations.
If found guilty, he can be slapped with a fine up to $500,000, a jail time up to 10 years or both.
Should Restaurants in S’pore Impose Deposit Fee For Reservations?
No way, man. Are you crazy? I’ve never paid any deposit for reservations and I will never. EVER. pay for it.
If you think this way, I don’t blame you. After all, who wants to pay for something that used to be free?
My very fat boss knows this theory really well so he doesn’t treat us to a lot of meals, in case he wants to stop doing it.
But here’s why they’re thinking of doing it: they’re losing money trying to honour promises to customers who don’t turn up.
Every time a restaurant takes reservations, they have to turn away walk-in customers because the table is reserved.
Especially if the customers cancel last minute.
So what happens if the group that the table is reserved for didn’t turn up? No revenue for that table.
But the cost of food prepared in anticipation, rent and staff wages still have to be paid.
You can read about this restaurant owner’s woe here, which kind of sparked the whole conversation.
So should a deposit be made for reservations? We’d say yes.
If you can’t behave like mature adults, then a system should be designed to make you behave like one.
Fake SPF Website Successfully Cheats Woman of S$300K
Yesterday, we wrote about the kidnap scam that surfaced in Singapore recently.
And today, we hear about this other scam which has successfully cheated a woman of S$300,000.
On 5 Apr, it was reported that a 60-year-old woman received a call from a scammer who identified themselves as the police.
The scammer accused her of being involved in a money laundering case and tried to get her personal details.
She received another call, this time from a different man, and was directed to a website that looks like the Singapore Police Force’s.
She was told to input her bank account details and One-Time Password.
And subsequently, found multiple unauthorised transactions made from her account, but she had deleted the notification messages because she was told to do so.
She has reportedly lost S$300,000 to the scam.
The police emphasised that they will not ask for payment through a phone call.
They also said that the official site for the SPF is www.police.gov.sg. In other words, always check the address bar before putting in any information.
Woman Unhappy With $48 Cake, Complain Online But Gets Flamed Instead
There’s always a risk when it comes to buying things online. Things that arrive might not be what you’re expecting.
And our only way to fight back is online reviews. Or taking to FB and trying to shame the seller.
Which was what this lady did except it backfired. Kind of.
She asked Facebook users to make the post viral, and said that the cake she received is totally unacceptable.
Even when she asked for 50% refund, the seller only offer a $20 voucher.
And she asked the audience to be the judges.
Sounds reasonable so far, no?
Then you see the cake she received.
Ehhhhh, not too bad wat.
Apparently, it isn’t acceptable because it’s different from picture on the seller’s carousell account.
Others, after knowing that the cake costs just $48, said the girl’s expectations too high.
But to be very honest, I thought the cake looked quite okay.
But then again, that’s just me. What do you think?
**All images from Singapore Complaint Facebook Group unless otherwise stated.
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Featured Image: Evina Fynn Quek Facebook