Ever wondered whether Yishun is really full of brutal murderers and violent crime just waiting to happen?

If you have been reading social media, most people would think that the majority of Singapore’s most high profile murder cases take place in Yishun. Yishun’s reputation as a cesspool of vice and crazy incidents is so prevalent, it was even featured in a promotional trailer by American Netflix horror series, “Stranger Things”.

There is even a website (with an interactive map) dedicated to all of the odd incidents that have taken place in the town: https://yishun.town/

However, a recent encyclopedic entry compiled by netizens shows that Yishun does not lead the other towns in high profile murder cases. Putting together news headlines from the last 10 years, a netizen on a popular local forum has come up with some surprising results:

Woodlands takes the top spot for the most murder headlines reported in the past 10 years. It has 5 murder-related news reports under its belt. Woodlanders are trailed by second runner ups Tampines and Bedok, who each scored 4 murder-related headlines over the same timeline each.

Yishun, Geylang, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong are tied at third place, with 3 murder headlines each.

Read the entry here and see for yourself:

Changi Village

Pub owner stabbed male patron (Jan 2013)

Pasir Ris

Downtown East gang clash (Oct 2010)
Myanmarese FT was assaulted and almost got murdered by other Myanmarese FTs, Pasir Ris Street 71 (June 2015)


AT truck driver stabbed his AT wife, Tampines Central 1 (Dec 2014)
82-year-old ah pek stabbed daughter-in-law to death, Tampines Street 43 (Aug 2014)
42-year-old woman killed 7-year-old son, Tampines Avenue 4 (Sept 2014)
Indonesian maid killed 16-year-old girl at home, Tampines Street 82 (Nov 2013)


Indonesian maid strangled 1-year-old female toddler to death, Simei Street 4 (May 2016)

Tanah Merah

Malaysian guy charged with murder of lady cleaner. Body found in longkang, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Nov 2016)


Son arrested for attacking and causing death to 75-year-old father, Bedok North Avenue 2 (Nov 2015)
Murder-cum-suicide case. Man stabbed wife before jumping off 12th floor, Bedok North Road (March 2010)
AT guy committed suicide by drowning, Bedok Reservoir (2011)
ABNN maid used hammer to kill lady employer, then jumped from the condo. Bedok Reservoir Road (Jan 2015)


rop guy killed his own mother, Eunos Crescent (Jan 2012)


64-year-old killed another man, Lorong 23 Geylang (July 2016)
48-year-old man found murdered, Lorong 8 (May 2015)
Murder-suicide case. Indian FW murdered Indon maid then hanged himself, geylang hotel room (Feb 2015)


Ex-cop double murders, Hillside Drive (July 2013)


Man reportedly fell into Kallang River (Feb 2017)
Body of female woman found, Kallang River (Nov 2016)

Jalan Besar

42-year-old man got stabbed and died outside a pub (July 2016)

Boat Quay

47-year-old Indian man fought and killed another indian man at a pub (July 2016)

Little India

2 Pakistanis killed another pakistani, Rowell Road (June 2014)

Bukit Timah

85-year-old Singaporean woman was found dead, Myanmarese maid arrested, condo along Hindhede Walk (March 2014)
Belgian FT smothered his 5-year-old son to death, leedon heights (October 2015)


headless and handless body, Whampoa River (Dec 2013)


Mother and daughter charged with murder of their Myanmar maid (July 2016)

Ang Mo Kio

Woman killed her 75-year-old mother, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (June 2014)
40-year-old man stabbed his male lover, walkway near AMK MRT station (Sept 2015)


AT man killed 3 people, Yishun Street 11 (2008)
AT man had affair with married AT lady, later killed her then he jumped, Yishun Ring Road (Aug 2015)
Body found along corridor on 6th floor, Yishun Street 22 (July 2016)


50s male body found, Lower Seletar Reservoir (Oct 2015)

Bukit Batok

Rape and murder of Linda Chua, Bukit Batok Nature Park (Feb 2000)

Bukit Panjang

Wife killed husband, Senja Road (Aug 2015)

Choa Chu Kang

61-year-old AT man strangled his AT wife to death (Aug 2013)
sinkie guy stabbed his brother to death, Choa Chu Kang Street 64 (April 2015)
Man murdered by another man, chinese temple at Teck Whye Lane (Feb 2016)

Lim Chu Kang

ATB murdered. Body found at Lim Chu Kang Lane 8. (July 2016)


sinkie man killed wife. daughter found dead too, Woodlands Drive 52 (Jan 2017)
2 women charged for murder of another woman, Woodlands Avenue 9 (April 2015)
Malaysian female who was a Singapore PR, found stabbed to death at basketball court, Woodlands Drive 50 (Sept 2010)
60-year-old sinkie man stabbed woman to death, 2 days later he died. Victim stabbed at Causeway Point foodcourt (June 2008)
14-year-old student stabbed to death, Woodlands Street 83 (March 2009)


Mid-40s female body found, Upper Seletar Reservoir, Mandai Road (Jan 2008)


Abang driver stabbed wife, Jurong West (Nov 2012)
Man slashed his wife, Yuan Ching Road (Jan 2015)
Woman murdered by live-in bf, Jurong West Street 65 (Mar 2012)

Boon Lay

26-year-old man stabbed ex-gf in the neck, Boon Lay Drive (Nov 2015)


6 Bangladeshi workers murdered another Bangladeshi worker, dormitory in Tuas (Sept 2016)

Check Also

Young Girl Shows No Remorse After Criticising Old People In Singapore

She changed her username due to the amount of negative reactions but continues to post videos like nothing happened.