A Vietnamese woman, Ms Tran Cam Ny, 32, was found dead in a two-room rental flat at Block 406, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 last Thursday.

A 40-year-old Singaporean, Jackson Lim Hou Peng, was charged with her murder last Saturday.

It was understood that Lim was in the flat with the dead woman when the police arrived at about 12.30pm.

The police said that no weapon was found and no other suspects were identified or arrested.

Neighbours said they heard a loud commotion on the morning of the murder.

Ms Tran and Lim had been dating for five months, according to the victim's sister, Dinah.

Neighbours also said that Lim used to bring various women back to his flat. These women were typically in their 20s, of slim build and attractive and appeared to be of Thai or Vietnamese descent.

Lim has been remanded for psychiatric investigation. He will appear in court again on Dec 12.

If convicted, he faces the death penalty or life imprisonment. If not sentenced to death, he is liable to be caned.