Carousell users cheated of Universal Studios and ZoukOut entry tickets


On 22 Apr, the police had arrested a 27-year old man for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams on Carousell. At least 25 victims have responded to the Carousell listing advertising the sale of Universal Studios and ZoukOut 2018 entry tickets. They have made payments to the man through bank transfers, but […]

Did price of brown rice really increase drastically? Think again.

red brown rice

Did price of brown rice really increase drastically? Think again. A reader-contributed article reported yesterday that there has been an unreasonable increase in the price of brown rice in NTUC Fairprice of nearly 50%, causing much uproar in the community. Reason for such a significant price increment was known to be caused by market forces- […]

Man jailed for scamming more than 50 people on Carousell


On 28 Mar, 31-year-old Subramaniam Perumal was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to 36 charges of cheating. More than 50 people have paid several hundred dollars as deposits to rent vehicles from a “dealer” on Carousell but they never received the vehicles. Subramaniam made off with S$8,170 through his online scams. Between […]

Singapore not affected by Pasir Gudang’s chemical spill


Singapore has remained unaffected by the chemical spill in Johor’s Pasir Gudang district, said in a joint statement by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on 17 Mar. Singapore is also getting regular updates on the situation […]

Women pleads guilty to causing her friend’s death in accident


On 14 Mar, Honami Lam Qixin, 25, pleaded guilty to causing Jasmine Lim Jia Yan, 23, death due to negligent driving. Miss Lim died in the hospital on 22 Apr 2018. The accident occurred at the junction of Jaan Anak Bukit and Jurong Kechil Road. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wu Yu Jie mentioned that Ms. Lam’s […]

Singapore and Malaysia to suspend overlapping port limits


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan met in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 14 March 2019. The meeting was a follow up from their previous meeting in Singapore on 8 January 2019 where both Ministers outlined their commitment to resolve the […]

Grab to charge users S$4 cancellation fee


Starting from 11 Mar, Grab users will be charged S$4 cancellation fee if they cancel the ride after securing a booking for more than five minutes, Grab announced on its website on 3 Mar. For ride-sharing service, GrabShare, passengers will incur the S$4 charge if they cancel the ride upon securing the booking for more […]

IMDA will take firm actions against SingPost over service lapses


  On 29 Jan, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) expressed “grave concerns” over an incident in which unopened letters and packages were being tossed into a rubbish bin. The incident, which happened in Ang Mok Kio, first surfaced in a Facebook post that went viral on 28 Jan, shared eight images of discarded letters […]

Utter frustration and horrible experience with Starmart Bus Express.

Starmart Express Bus

Written and contributed by: Mr Roz Jamil Dear Sure Boh Singapore Readers, I wish to share with the readers my utter frustration and disappointment with my recent experience with Starmart Bus Express. Details: Singapore to KL – on Sat 14th Jul at 6.30am. I specifically request for a direct bus to KL as I was planning […]