Here are this week’s happenings in a nutshell.
We rounded up this week’s most interesting news, so that you can catch up in a glance!
A new mosquito-borne virus is spreading at alarming rates around the world. The Zika virus has now spread to at least 24 countries around North and South America.
The virus is believed to cause babies to be born with unnaturally small heads and may subsequently result in developmental issues and death. Unlike other mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue and yellow fever, the Zika virus has no known vaccine.
Learn more about the Zika virus here.
On Tuesday, eight off-duty fire fighters, who have just finished a 24-hour shift, were hailed as heroes for putting out a fire at a food court in Causeway Point.
After noticing smoke coming out of one of the stalls, the firefighters evacuated the kitchen staff and members of the public to safety before putting out the fire with a hose reel and a fire extinguisher.
Thanks to them, the damage was contained only to the kitchen stove and there were no casualties.
Read the full story here.
Did you know that the way you text leaves a big impression on how others view your personality? We tell you how punctuations like full stops and multiple ellipses can have a huge effect on the overall tone of your texts.
Learn how to improve your texting skills or possibly interpret your friend’s texts here!
Last Sunday night, two women died after their car plunged into the Singapore River at Alexandra Canal. The mother and daughter were exiting the car park of Valley Point Shopping Centre.
Robin Poon, husband and father of the two deceased, said: “With my wife’s driving skills, this should not have happened.” This is not the first time that a car has crashed into the Singapore River. Since 1989, five similar cases have been recorded.
Read the full story here.
Singapore is a relatively small country, but is it possible to explore all of it in one day? Our writer embarked on a mission to visit Singapore’s most scenic places and discover some lesser-known spots within the span of 10 hours.
From Bukit Gombak’s Little Guilin all the way to Changi Beach, follow his journey around the little red dot here!
Did we miss anything this week? Let us know in the comments below!
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Ben’s Cookies holds closing down sale at their last outlet in Wisma Atria