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S’PORE TO INSTALL ERP AT WOODLANDS & TUAS CHECKPOINT IN RETALIATION TO M’SIA LEVY HIKE

Singapore will be installing ERP gantries at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. From May 1 onwards, foreign cars entering Singapore from Malaysia will be charged a grand total of three times by three different ERP gantries placed one after another at the checkpoints. This bold move is made in response to Malaysia's decision to increase levy of Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia to RM20, which angered many Singaporeans, including Singapore's Minister of Finance, Tharmarde Shanmugaratnam.

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PRC-LINKED INVESTMENT FIRM WINS HDB TENDER TO BUILD WOODLANDS EC

A 1.24 ha Executive Condominium (EC) site in Woodlands Avenue 12 was awarded to Hao Yuan Investment Pte Ltd on Tuesday, at the tender price of $103,790,000. The highest bid at $247 million was submitted by Hao Yuan Investment Pte Ltd, a China-linked company. This reflects a land price of $317.65 per sq ft per plot ratio and is 3.5% above the second bid," said Colliers International.

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SMRT MANAGEMENT RESOLVES HARASSMENT OF BLIND BUSKER AT WOODLANDS MRT

Mr Suhaime Roa and Wife, Siti Aisah Sawie have met with SMRT official, Andrew last Friday. We were happy with the outcome of the meetings where the SMRT official offered their apologies for the incidents. According to them, they were not aware of the situation till it was highlighted through the social media. They took the matters seriously and the said Station manager has been given warning, reprimanded, would be send for training and would not be at Woodlands MRT for the longest of time.

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MAN STABBED WHEN CONFRONTING THIEF WHO STOLE HIS BIKE

An attempt to retrieve a stolen motorcycle turned bloody at a Woodlands carpark on Friday night. Mr Ng Yen Zhang, 31, had originally given up hope on finding his Honda motorbike, which was stolen from the car workshop he owns in Ang Mo Kio three weeks ago. So when he received a call from the police telling him that they had matched his bike's serial number to a vehicle at Block 569B Champions Way, near the Singapore Sports School, he was overjoyed. He claimed that he was told by the police to retrieve the vehicle.

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FIVE YOUTHS GANG RAPED UNDERAGED GIRL & FORCED HER TO PERFORM ORAL SEX

Five youths, aged 17 to 20, went on trial in the High Court yesterday for allegedly gang-raping the 17-year-old girl in the early hours of Boxing Day. Muhammad Shafie Ahmad Abdullah, 19, Mohd Sadruddin Azman, 19, Lim Boon Tai, 20, Rishi Mohan, 17, and Mohamed Firdaus Roslan, 18, were in a Woodlands flat with the alleged victim when the incident took place. The girl, now 18 years old, cannot be identified. She is known to one of the five accused.

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Man in spitting case jailed 5 weeks, fined $800; Cried when judge urged him to be good

A man convicted of spitting at two women at Woodlands bus interchange last October was jailed for five weeks and fined $800 on Friday. Juraimi Kamaludin, 48, a cleaner, had been found guilty after a three-day trial of being a public nuisance; spitting at Ms Teoh Lay Peng, 41, and forcefully pushing her out of the bus; spitting at secretary Lee Kuan Eng, 34, a total of six times within 10 minute

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Man in spitting spat at Woodlands Interchange convicted of 5 charges

The man known as the “Woodlands Spitter” was found guilty on five charges today (March 19), including spitting at two women at the Woodlands Bus Interchange in October last year. One other charge of disorderly behaviour last September at a void deck at Bukit Batok Street 21 was stood down. The spitting incident at the Woodlands Bus Interchange was caught on a video and later went viral. Juraimi Kamaludin, 48, was convicted of spitting six times in the face of 34-year-old Lee Kuan Eng on October 22 last year at about 9.30pm. He also spat at 41-year-old Teoh Lay Peng and pushed her out of a bus. The odd-job worker was also convicted of being a public nuisance with his aggressive behaviour that night.

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NEW MOSQUES IN WOODLANDS AND JURONG WEST BY 2016

MUSLIMS in Jurong West and Woodlands can look forward to two new mosques by 2016, which will be built to accommodate the growing numbers of worshippers in these areas. Each mosque will take up about 2,500 sq m of space and cost about $15 million, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) at a media conference yesterday. Right now, Muslim worshippers in Jurong West can attend mosques in Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

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Man who dashed through Woodlands Checkpoint barrier arrested

Just seven weeks after a Malaysian teacher drove through the Woodlands Checkpoint and managed to stay undetected for three days, another vehicle crashed through the security barrier today (March 8). At 4.05pm, the driver of the Singapore-registered vehicle deliberately drove off while undergoing customs checks, injuring an officer who tried to stop him from leaving, according to a police update. Although a security barrier was subsequently activated, the 65-year-old managed to crash his vehicle through the barrier and entered Singapore. The alarm was raised immediately, and an alert message was sent out to all taxi drivers to help the police look out for the vehicle. All police resources on the ground were alerted.

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Shame on the Home team

Now is as good a time to do so given the tragic-comedy over the past few days involving a Malaysian woman driver who “slipped’’ through Woodlands checkpoint. Now I would have thought that border security would have been stepped up over the year, given that our neighbours in the north have let out those it had detained without trial. Surely, we need an even stronger perimeter to prevent undesirables from entering?

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