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1.72m Adult Drowning in City Square Mall’s First Ever Suspended Airzone Playground

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Today I had the fright of my life. We went to the newly opened Air Zone at City Square Mall. I was afraid of heights. But my boy wanted to play. So I just went ahead. I thought the ball pit was the safest place of the 3 storey structure. But I was so wrong. Not long into the play, I lost my balance in the ball pit and fell backwards. I could not reach the bottom and I could not stand up. I tried to roll over, I couldn’t. I tried to find the net so I could grip it, I couldn’t. My son was stuck inside too. I panicked and waved and screamed for help. None came. I seriously panicked and did not know what to do. (My helper stoped the video when she realised something was wrong and shouted for help too but none came)I finally grabbed someone’s hand and managed to stabilise myself and stood up. And thereafter I pulled out my son, and 2 other kids: a boy and a girl. It was then the staff came by to help me drag the kids out of the balls before I climbed out. The kids all went in alone. They were about 6-8 years old. The girl was crying and I think she went out after the incident. Looking at the video which my helper had taken with the intention of taking us playing, there were about 4 heads under the pool of balls. At the side there was an adult pulling out another kid. Yes it was a nasty experience for me. I’m not going into the ball pit anymore. 😆 however, I will not stop my kids from playing there. But I will ensure an adult (my hubs) goes in with him. What’s the message I’m trying to bring across with this post? There is a certain level of danger in the playground and there is only so much the staff there can do. I appeal for you to go in with your kids. The more adults there is inside, you can help watch out for other kids. Just for info, the balls were up to about my armpits when I’m standing, and I’m 1.72m tall. Yes. Well yes it was fun, just not entirely suitable for young kids. Adult supervision needed. Lots of it. :)Edit to add:1. The structures are really sound. No doubt about that. Even if so happens the net you are on, tears for some reason, there is a second net below so you won’t fall. The issue is more about the availability and vigilance of the staff to render help when needed. 2. In the newspaper articles that followed, the claim was that there are 2-3 first aid trained staff on each level during peak hours. We were there on a Saturday afternoon. Is that a peak hour? Because there was only 1 staff per level. And the staff’s duty was to oversee the slides and attention was definitely not on the ball pit. I hope they have increased the number of staff since. And not just the number, the quality. No use being first aid trained and not alert to surroundings. 3. Why is everyone saying “drowning” when it was never mentioned in the original article? 😂#airzone #airzonesg #citysquaremall#embarassingmoment #jellylegs

Posted by Beautiful Chaos on Saturday, 3 February 2018

(this video was taken by the drowning lady’s helper before she realised something was amiss)

A woman was trapped in a ball pit at City Square’s newest suspended air zone playground on 3rd February 2018 while accompanying her son in the attraction.

According to the lady, she had “the fright of her life” when she lost her balance and fell backwards in the ball pit shortly after getting into the nets.

Evidently, she was unable to steady herself in the ball pit and repeatedly failed to stand on her feet despite many hard and desperate attempts.

Help finally came when the damsel in distress managed to grab onto someone’s hand and balanced herself to stand up.

She also pulled her son and two other children out of the ball pit.

The lady later assured herself that she was not going to enter this Airzone anymore after this “nasty experience”, but will still allow her husband to enter with his kids in future.

Claiming that she was trying to warn others of this likely predicament, the drowning lady added that there is a degree of danger as the balls were piled up high well up to the level of her armpits, emphasising that she is 1.72 metres tall. This is the main and clear reason why she thinks more adult supervision is needed when they bring their kids to this attraction.

Later, Airzone stepped forward to clarify and rectify matters:

The lady’s family responded to Airzone’s post as well:

 

 

 

To sum it up, the family acknowledged and highlighted the “dangers” of the playground to the management of Airzone, and quipped that with precautions taken and safety measures added, the playground is still relatively safe and fun for all!

More about Airzone

Venue: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539

Opening hours: 10:45 am – 9:00 pm Daily

Remember to bring your own socks!

For a more detailed run down of Airzone, click here.

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Traffic Police officer was thrown off his bike in a multiple-vehicle collision at PIE

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A Traffic Police (TP) officer was thrown off his bike in a multiple-vehicle collision at PIE on May 4 .

The 58 seconds video of the accident has been circulating online. At around 6 seconds into the video, you can see that there is a multiple-vehicle collision on rightmost lane of the expressway.

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Posted by Thelocalsociety on Saturday, 12 May 2018

The TP officer did not manage to stop in time and was thrown off his motorcycle.

According to STOMP, the police confirmed that an accident involving a TP motorcycle and a car had occurred along the PIE towards Changi Airport on May 4.

The police officer was conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Man hides behind umbrella to avoid CCTV, to steal pets birds along HDB corridor.

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Heng Heng shared a 20 seconds video of a man who was caught on camera stealing pets birds along HDB corridor.

The post was shared 83 times and it happened on the May 3 according to the timestamp on the CCTV footage.

 

In the video, the man opens up the umbrella and walk towards the door. He then proceeds to cover himself and took the bird

Posted by J Heng Heng on Saturday, 5 May 2018

Netizens start commenting about his bird.

Photo Credit: Facebook

Wonderful advice right here.

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26-year-old jumped onto Grab car at St James Power Station, results in repair bill of almost $15,000

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A 72-year-old Grab driver drove to St James Power Station in the unearthly hours of 5th May 2018, and a 26-year-old man sprang a surprise jump onto the hood of the driver’s car.

The young man was allegedly celebrating his 26th birthday before the incident happened.

He was charged in court on 7th May 2018.

 

Hello!! Do u have nothing better to do than to bully a 72 years old grab driver? My dad has done nothing to provoke u. He jumped on his car and your friend even shouted “ we apologised already, what’s more u want?” Fearing for his safety, my dad drove off to prevent confrontation. Please share and make him famous. Dun think you can escape just like this. I will get you!

Posted by Belleiansa Xu on Friday, 4 May 2018

The video was posted by the driver’s son, Alan Koh, on what took place that fateful night, near Envy Dance Club.

According to Koh, a person claiming to be friends with the 26-year-old, Chee Chu Siong, contacted him to offer an apology on his behalf.

Koh added that Chee was also agreeable to paying compensation then.

On 6th May 2018, Koh shared that his father, himself and Chee were in negotiations of the damages’ cost but no actual conclusion was made.

This was because the car serving centre was closed at that time, and the Kohs were unable to obtain a quotation for repairs.

The Koh family expects Chee to bear the full costs of the repair as the family is not extremely wealthy.

Even if they had the financial ability, they would not pay the costs as they felt that it was not logical for them to pay for “the mistakes that someone else made”.

Koh also shared that a man offered to help them by spearheading a crowdfunding exercise, but the family declined the kind gesture.

After a service centre’s diagnosis, the total sum amounted to S$14,967.48.

The photo of the invoice was shared to Mothership.sg:

We hope that this case study serves as a warning to all who wants to commit a rash act. Be wise and think twice!

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