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- 08/13/17--18:54: Love after age 60: When biker meets his match
- 08/14/17--03:01: Britons convicted of Singapore stag party sex assault
- 08/14/17--03:54: Man found dead in Geylang River
- 08/14/17--17:37: Man awarded $4m after bad reference cost him new job
- 08/14/17--18:27: 30-year-old man's body found in Geylang River
A young girl narrowly escaped getting hit by an oncoming motorcycle after running across a road.
A video of the incident was posted on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road's Facebook page.
In the video, the young girl can be seen crossing the road with who appears to be her grandmother and another sibling.
However, while her grandmother and sibling stopped at a divider, the girl continued to run right into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.
Fortunately, the motorcyclist was quick to sound his horn and avoid hitting the girl.
The girl ran back to her grandmother, visibly shaken by the close encounter.
Netizens who watched the video echoed the importance of taking care of young children when crossing the road and urged others to use pedestrian or zebra crossings and not to jaywalk.
Watch the video below.
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A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the Indonesian island Sumatra on Sunday but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said as panicked residents fled their homes.
The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) at 10:08 am (0308 GMT, 11.08am Singapore time) 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu, according to the United States Geological Survey.
"The earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami," Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told AFP.
He said officials were checking if there were any casualties or damage.
Bengkulu resident Neng Hasnah said the quake felt very strong for a few seconds, forcing her and her family members to flee her house.
"I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes," Hasnah told AFP.
Over in Singapore, tremors were felt by residents here, according to a statement on Sunday by the Building and Construction Authority.
It said the tremor monitoring system showed low tremor readings today, which were unlikely to have any structural safety impact on the buildings in Singapore. It added that "buildings in Singapore are designed with in-built strength, which makes them safe and resilient against tremors caused by distant earthquakes".
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
An earthquake struck Indonesia's western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
Stomp contributor Klazick wants to salute two national servicemen who stopped to render assistance to an injured motorcyclist involved in an accident at Mandai Road yesterday (Aug 12) at around 11.30pm.
When Klazick arrived at the scene, he helped to direct traffic as others were already working to keep the injured rider conscious.
2LT Tan Hae San and LCP Chung Jing Kai were on their way back to Khatib Camp when they stopped to help the rider along with other members of the public.
"These two soldiers tried their very best to keep the injured rider safe with the best of their knowledge and went out of their way to render assistance," said Klazick.
"They are the heroes who not only protect us during times of war but even during such unforeseen incidents.
"They stopped their military vehicle and provided aid in terms of frontline medical needs to the victim.
"I'm very honoured to see such acts when nobody else noticed their presence as they were focused on the victim who appeared motionless.
"Kudos and my sincerest salute to these Men in Green for being good Samaritans as they had just completed their exercise and were heading back towards Khatib Camp."
In response to Stomp media queries, a police spokesman said that the police were alerted to the accident involving a car and a motorcycle at 11.31pm.
The 30-year-old male motorcyclist was conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Police investigations are ongoing.
A couple of motorcyclists were playing with each other's bikes when suddenly, one of them lost control of their motorcycle and crashed into a car.
Stomp contributor Raxton shared a video his friend had filmed from the rearview camera of his car.
In the video, a male and female motorcyclist are seen side by side waiting at a traffic junction behind Raxton's friend's car.
The woman reaches over and twists her companion's left motorcycle handle while laughing.
Shortly after, the man reaches over and does the same thing to her bike, but on the right side where the throttle is.
This causes her bike to lurch forward and hit the car in front.
She loses balance and has to get off her bike while the two of them are seen struggling to lift the bike to an upright position.
The video ends after the driver and his passenger exit the car to see what happened.
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Stomp contributor Daniu is looking for a young woman who took a skirt from his store at Bugis Street on Aug 11 at around 9.20pm.
"She took the short skirt from the rack and looked around to check before taking it away without paying," said the Stomp contributor.
Daniu shared surveillance footage with Stomp showing the woman entering the store to look at the clothes.
She reaches for a short black skirt and steps back to look around.
After a few minutes, she walks out of the store still holding on to the skirt.
Another shopper notices what she has done and points her out to one of the staff.
"I hope that she comes back to return or pay for the skirt," said Daniu.
"I also want to warn other shopkeepers about her."
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Singapore - Three young Britons pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a drunken Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore and may now face long prison terms and caning.
Khong Tam Thanh, Le Michael and Vu Thai Son, all in their 20s, were originally charged with rape but admitted the lesser offence of sexual assault at the city-state's High Court after a four-day trial.
The men, British citizens of Vietnamese origin, will be sentenced on Tuesday. Sexual assault carries a penalty of up to 10 years jail and caning.
The three were in Singapore in September as part of a group of nine for a bachelor party, and attended an electronic music festival called Ultra Singapore.
The groom, the brother of Khong, was also on the trip.
They met the 23-year-old woman in a popular nightspot in the city-state. After she had agreed to have sex with one of their friends, a British citizen also of Vietnamese origin identified as Richard Ahn, he took her to his hotel room.
After the pair had sex, Khong, 22, Le and Vu -- both 24 -- took turns to enter the room and have sex with the woman as she lay drunk and unconscious, the court heard.
While the men took care to make as little noise as possible, the woman woke up as Le was assaulting her.
Prosecutors asked for a prison sentence of between five and seven years.
"The offender must pay for what he has done... (In this case), they clearly exploited the victim," said deputy public prosecutor G. Kannan.
Khong and Vu, who worked as beauticians in Britain, were convicted of an additional charge of sexual assault by using their fingers to penetrate the woman. Le is unemployed.
The men's lawyers all read out letters from their clients apologising to the victim.
"(Khong) was rash, he was reckless, and now he regrets it," his lawyer Shashi Nathan told the court.
He also offered the victim S$5,000 in compensation, which prosecutors said the woman has accepted.
A teenage girl was sent to hospital after reportedly drinking too much alcohol at Block 512A Yishun Street 51 yesterday (Aug 13).
Facebook user Kohji Toh posted a video of paramedics carrying a girl into an ambulance to the Oleander Breeze@Yishun Facebook page.
Stomp understands that a group of teenagers aged between 14 to 16 were drinking at the void deck of the block.
The ambulance was called after one of the girls had drunk too much.
In response to Stomp's media queries, a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said that they were alerted to a call for ambulance assistance at 4pm.
The girl was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Stomp contributor ZC was distressed after finding out that his Vietnamese wife had an outstanding debt of 400,000,000 dong (S$23,928) from her business in Vietnam -- barely three days after solemnising their marriage at the Registry of Marriages (ROM).
ZC had first met his wife in 2015, when she was in Singapore as a tourist.
The two instantly clicked and met up several times after she came back to Singapore the following year.
In October 2016, ZC went to a marriage agency and made arrangements to marry her.
Despite knowing that she was a divorcee, ZC decided to solemnise their marriage on Jan 11, 2017.
When an administration officer asked for her divorce certificate, she sprung a surprise on ZC: She had two children in Vietnam from her previous marriage.
ZC was upset, but decided to channel his energies towards building a future with his wife-to-be, and went through with the solemnisation.
A few days after the incident at the ROM, ZC's wife suddenly revealed to him that she had an outstanding debt in Vietnam, amounting to 400,000,000 dong (S$23,928).
She asked for her husband to pay off the debts and help her apply for a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) so she could work in Singapore, threatening to forsake her 'wife duties' should he object.
Said ZC in a phone interview with Stomp:
"She said she wouldn't have our child if I did not agree."
ZC agreed to her demands.
In April 2017, ZC's wife cousin called him, asking him to 'speed up' the LTVP application.
The pass was finally granted in June 2017.
In July 2017, the couple went back to ZC's wife hometown in Vietnam to visit her mother.
There, they held a traditional marriage ceremony, and ZC also took the chance to pay off 100,000,000 dong (S$6,200) from her outstanding debt.
The two returned to Singapore.
However, 13 days later, ZC's wife told him that there was trouble back home, and flew back to Vietnam.
It's been more than two weeks, said ZC, and she has not flown back to Singapore, nor given him a definite date which she would be back by.
During this time, she also sent ZC photos of receipts, urging him to pay off her remaining debts.
She said that the bank would seize her family business if they could not pay off their debts in time.
ZC lamented about his wife's unruly behaviour:
"I don't know what to do now.
"Should I pay off her debts?
"What happens then?
"She has behaved so irresponsibly as a wife.
"She acted and hid her true agenda."
The body of a man was found in Geylang River near Block 74 Dakota Crescent this morning (Aug 14).
The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman told Stomp that they were alerted to the incident at around 7.45am.
One fire engine, one Red Rhino and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
SCDF officers manually the body from the river.