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MAN FLEW TO SG JUST TO STEAL MONEY, ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH $34,000

A 55 year old man flew from Hong Kong to Singapore so that he can steal from one of the offices here. He managed to break into an office in Clementi Loop which had a large 50kg safe before successfully cracking it open with drills and a saw. He initially got away with almost $34,000 in cash but was later arrested. He faces up to 4 years 3 months' jail.

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DRUNK SG MAN ASSAULTS HK POLICE OFFICER, ARRESTED AND CHARGED

Now, another drunk Singaporean is making all the wrong news, but this time all the way in Hong Kong. Apparently, a Singaporean man was arrested in HK for assaulting a police officer over the weekend. He had reportedly created a ruckus at the taxi queue near the popular watering hole of Lan Kwai Fong. He had left the the area with a woman, and had jumped the taxi queue at Wellington Street.

HK Police intervened when an argument started between the man and the people at the taxi queue. The female companion immediately left, but the 47 year old continued to yell at the officers and shoved one of them to the ground. He was eventually arrested.

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PASIR RIS COFFESHOP SELLS WEIRD HONG KONG MEE, HOW COME SO WET ONE?

Just want to share with you this eatery branch at Pasir Ris Blk 476A. This is the first time i visited this coffee shop. We ordered few items and one item was Hong Kong Mee. I do not know is it because i am ignorance or "moutain tortise", the past 30 years all the Hong Kong Mee i had eaten was dry but this Hong Kong Mee i got from this shop was "wet" with soup. I brought the item back to verify am i getting or ordered wrong item but they straightaway without even look at it said," Hong kong mee are like this!" I was dumbfounded, you can look at the picture, completely different.

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AMOS YEE STILL DETAINED AS US GOVT APPEALS AGAINST ASYLUM WIN

Amos Yee is still incarcerated at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centre in Chicago, says a Hong Kong based news publication The News Lens. Yee had won a bid for political asylum in the United States of America and was legally eligible for release.

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HOSPITAL BED CRUNCH: SG NOT AS PREPARED AS HK AND TAIWAN?

Hong Kong’s ratio of hospital beds double S’pore’s? There were a total of 31,819 hospital beds in Hong Kong (Number of Hospital Beds in Hospitals in Hospital Authority 27,805 + Number of Hospital Beds in Private Hospitals 4,014) for end 2015. This works out to a hospital beds to population ratio of 44 hospital beds per 10,000 population (31,819 beds divided by 7,305,700 population).

In contrast, Singapore’s 13,490 hospital beds in 2015, according to the Department of Statistics’ Yearbook of Statistics 2016 – works out to a ratio of only 24 beds per 10,000 population (13,490 divided by 5,540,000). So, does it mean that Hong Kong’s ratio is almost double (44 divided by 24 = 83 per cent more) Singapore’s?

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HK TERRORIST THROWS MOLOTOV COCKTAIL IN PACKED MTR, BURNS HIMSELF & OTHERS

At least 15 people were burned or injured by a man who lobbed a molotov cocktail in a packed MTR train at Tsim Sha Tsui station this evening, Hong Kong papers reported. A raging fire broke out in the front carriage of the MTR where the cocktail exploded, leaving 2 in critical condition and 6 others in serious condition.

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WATER PRICES IN SG COST 10 TIMES MORE THAN IN HK!

I refer to the articles “Price of water will go up to ensure sustainable supply” and “Water users worried but see need to curb wastage” (Straits Times, Feb 8). According to the table in the latter article – the cost of 15 cubic m of water a month (S$) is $17.55 in Singapore, compared to $2.28 and $3.43 in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s, respectively. However, since the figures exclude “variable taxes like GST, water conservation and maintenance taxes” – does it mean that the cost in Singapore after including the 30 per cent water conservation tax and seven per cent GST is about $24.04 ($17.55 x 137%)? If so, the cost in Singapore is about 10 times ($24.04 divided by $2.28) Hong Kong’s and seven times ($24.04 divided by $3.43) Taiwan’s.

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