SMRT & SBS Buses Collided Resulting in 11 Injuries: 6 Topics S’poreans Talked About Today (10 Jun)

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E-scooter riders made the news again. Unfortunately, for nothing good.

In case you didn’t know, e-scooter riders don’t have a good reputation in Singapore. They are seen as the latest troublemakers on the streets of Singapore.

And recently, another e-scooter incident made the news.

But before that, let’s look at an accident that involved bigger vesicles: buses. Public bus, in fact.

2 Buses Collided Near Selegie Road Resulting in 11 Injured

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SMRT bus service 857 collided into the back of SBS bus service 64 at the junction of Selegie Road and Mackenzie Road on 8 Jun at around 10 pm.

A police spokesman said that two female passengers, 31 and 61, were brought to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in a conscious state.

Another nine people had minor injuries but did not want to be taken to the hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Man Tells E-Scooter Rider To Slow Down, Allegedly Gets Beaten By Instead

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On 7 Jun 2018, Shin Min Daily News reported on yet another e-scooter incident. Jermaine Ang Shi Min took to Facebook to tell the world about what happened to her father-in-law on 5 Jun.

He saw a 16-year-old teenager riding his e-scooter at high speeds, so he told him to slow down. The teenager responded aggressively, using vulgarities on her father-in-law while saying he’ll call his father (strawberrified?).

And he did.

When the rider’s father arrived in a white mini van, he allegedly punched him immediately, causing him to blank out for a few seconds. They continued to punch and kick him while he was lying on the floor.

When a passer-by stepped forward to stop them, the father-son duo allegedly fled the scene in the white mini bus.

Her father-in-law suffered a deep cut on his left ear. He required 10 stitches and his medical fees came out to be $2,000.

Later, a screenshot of a WhatsApp message, allegedly sent by the teenage e-scooter rider was uploaded online.

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The teenager alleged that the old man was shouting “insensibly” at them, and he “accidentally swung” his right hand towards the old man’s face.

Because he felt the old man was being disrespectful.

He claimed that as the old man was not injured, his father told him to walk off to avoid creating more trouble.

At the end of the day, the old man decided not to pursue the matter further. They felt that he was just a boy and doesn’t deserve to go to jail.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

14-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing, Police Appealing For Information

Were you in Hougang Mall on Friday night, 8 Jun 2018? If you are, have you seen this girl?

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Valerie Yoong Hui Xuan has been missing since Friday night and the police are appealing for information from the public.

She was last seen at Hougang Mall at about 8.15 pm.

If you’ve seen her, or have information about her whereabouts, you can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Two Children Trapped in Canberra Flat Injured in Fire That Originated From a Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

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A fire broke out at 104D Canberra Street on 9 Jun 2018. The living room of the unit was fully engulfed in flames.

SCDF personnel took 15 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Two boys were trapped in one of the bedrooms and had to be brought to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for burn injuries.

Three other adults are brought to Singapore General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for smoke inhalation.

SCDF’s preliminary investigation indicate that the cause of fire was from the battery pack of a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) within the unit.

So if you happen to have a PMD within your own house, here’s a few tips for you.

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US-North Korea Summit Is Best PR For S’pore & Hotels, According to Experts

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Hosting the US-North Korea summit is the best possible marketing opportunity for Singapore, according to experts.

With the world’s media lenses on Singapore, it can showcase our beautiful attractions and culture to the world, which will bring in more tourists to visit Singapore.

Plus, if we show that we can hold such high-level meetings, it’ll consolidate Singapore’s position as one of the safest countries in the world.

And which companies, CEOs or family doesn’t want to live in a safe place to live in?

This will bring up confidence and get more foreign companies to set up shop here in Singapore.

On the political stage, Singapore will be viewed as a positive peacemaker in international relations.

Plus, hotels who are hosting the leaders are going to get immeasurable returns. Imagine, if your hotel is good enough for Chairman Kim or President Trump, why wouldn’t it be good enough for your guest?

Lucky S’porean Wins Over SGD 1 Million Jackpot in South Korea

So, do you feel lucky today, punk? 

For this 45-year-old Singaporean, he must be on top of the world right now. He got to visit South Korea, the land of KPOP stars and Kimchi.

And he won a mega jackpot at Paradise City, a foreigner-only casino in Incheon, South Korea.

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According to Yonhap news, he played various casino games from Friday evening when he won Paradise City’s seventh mega jackpot winner.

He walked away with 800 million won (US$800,000) in winnings.

Paradise City’s casino in Incheon is one of the largest foreigners-only casinos in South Korea. In March, a winner of the previous mega jackpot walked away with 988 million won from the Paradise City in Seoul.


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Armed with paper and pen, or rather keyboard and the internet, he wants to change the world one word at a time. I guess you could call him a keyboard warrior, except he doesn't troll, honest!
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