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Aloha Poke apologises after spider found in Aloha Poké Bowl; closes Katong Kitchen for 2 days



Popular raw fish salad bar Aloha Poke has apologised for an incident after a customer found a dead spider at the bottom of her poke bowl.

Facebook user Siew Ping shared the post on Thursday (May 10) that she ordered a Nalu Salmon poke bowl via food delivery service Deliveroo. She and her friend had been happily chowing down on their meal when they discovered the dead spider.

The post has been shared 1.3k times since she posted on Thursday night.

Siew Ping received an apology and a full refund for the meal together with a $20 store credit (which she has no plan to use it in the future).

According to Channel News Asia, co-founder John Chen said that the restaurant had reached out again to Ms Siew and her husband on Monday morning to update them on the investigations.

“We apologise unreservedly for the oversight, but we are confident that it was an isolated incident and has never happened before in any of our outlets. We will continue to improve our processes to ensure such an incident will never reoccur, and to uphold the quality standards expected of Aloha Poke,” Mr Chen said.



SCDF NSF dies after falling into fire station pump well. 2 SCDF personnel have been arrested




A SCDF full-time National Serviceman died at Tuas View Fire Station after celebrating his Operationally-read date (ORD).

Two SCDF personnel have been arrested so far.

According to SCDF, Corporal (CPL) Kok Yuen Chin was found unconscious at the bottom of the fire station’s pump well on Sunday (May 13).

SCDF Statement:


At about 9.20pm on 13 May 2018, CPL Kok Yuen Chin, a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Full-Time National Serviceman from Tuas View Fire Station, was found unconscious at the bottom of the fire station’s pump well. The pump well is a reservoir of water used by fire station personnel for training and for testing the pumps of fire engines.

CPL Kok had been celebrating his impending ORD with his squad mates, and one of the activities involved getting him into the pump well.

CPL Kok did not resurface. A number of SCDF personnel jumped into the pump well to locate CPL Kok, but they were unsuccessful. CPL Kok was eventually pulled out from the well after the water had been drained. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was immediately administered by a paramedic, followed by the use of an automated external defibrillator.

CPL Kok was then conveyed by ambulance to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. CPL Kok was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Police are conducting investigations, on what had happened, including how CPL Kok fell into the pump well, and whether any person(s) are criminally responsible. Based on preliminary investigations, two SCDF regular personnel have been placed under arrest, today, 14 May 2018.

A Committee of Inquiry will also be convened to look into the case, and full details will be made public in due course.

SCDF is saddened by his death and extends our deepest condolences to his family. We are providing all necessary assistance to the family during this difficult time.

Based on preliminary investigations, it appears that the mishap arose as a result of activities which SCDF has prohibited. Severe punishments and deterrent action have been meted out in the past to personnel who engaged in unauthorised activities.

We continually educate our personnel, including during their foundation courses, briefings at recruit and specialist levels, as well as at periodic intervals, to make clear to our officers the risks of such activities and that they are prohibited.

They are also warned by their Commanders. SCDF also has a whistle-blowing programme in place to help identify irresponsible behaviour. SCDF will be conducting briefings in all its fire stations and bases, and check again whether there were any such activities in the recent past.

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33 people injured after bus collision at Bukit Batok bus stop





Credit: Line Gabas

Two buses collided at a bus stop in Bukit Batok earlier today (11 May). This happened at Old Jurong Road at around 9:30 am.


Facebook user Linie Gabas shared photos of the accident which shows a badly damaged SBS Transit bus.

According to The Straits Times. it was reported that 33 people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The rear window of the SMRT bus was knocked off.



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Trump to meet with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on June 12




US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be meeting in Singapore on June 12 in what would be a historic moment for world peace.

In a tweet sent out by President Trump on May 10 (Thursday), the president confirmed the meeting and added that they would both “try to make it a very special moment for World Peace.”


The leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program which has been the cause of world-wide tensions for some time now.

In response to Trump’s tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they would be hosting the event. They said in a statement:

Singapore is pleased to host the meeting between President of the United States Donald J Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong Un on 12 June 2018.

The meeting is particularly notable because it would be the first between a serving US president and a North Korean leader.

Speaking of the meeting, Trump said: “I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful. My proudest achievement will be – this is part of it – when we denuclearize that entire peninsula.”




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