When otters and Pokemon roamed the streets
Readers called in to warn about dangers of otters and Pokemon Go
For six months, he noticed fewer fish in the pond at a Sentosa hotel.
Curious, Mr Roshan, an analyst, 41, approached the staff at the hotel, which he visits for the gym.
He was told that the fish were being killed by otters. Stunned, he called The New Paper last month.
"The staff saw otters coming in packs to attack the fish," he said.
After a thorough investigation by TNP, it was learnt that the residents at Sentosa Cove were also seeing hundreds of their koi and tilapia being devoured by the mammals.
The report was published as the cover story on Aug 6.
Mr Roshan, who has been reading TNP for more than 20 years, said: "It is an interesting story because people are going gaga over the otters.
"But there is a flip side. It is important for people to understand that otters can pose a danger to our ecosystem."
When asked about TNP's report on the otters, he said: "It is the kind of story that will make heads turn at 7-Eleven outlets and newspaper stands. There were visuals and even a video.
"It is also a public service announcement to parents and kids to approach otters with caution."
Another hotline caller was Mr Amos Ng Han Wee, 31, who was on his way home on Aug 7 when he witnessed a car crashing into a kerb.
The white car was attempting to overtake a dark-coloured sedan when the driver lost control and crashed.
Mr Ng suspected that the driver of the sedan was playing Pokemon Go.
The accident happened a day after the game was launched here.
Mr Ng, an office clerk, noticed the sedan abruptly stopping and moving near Queenstown Stadium at around 10.20pm.
The accident occurred shortly after, and Mr Ng tipped TNP off via our Facebook account later that night.
Mr Ng, who has been reading TNP for 15 years, said: "I wanted to let people know that they have to be aware of their surroundings when playing Pokemon Go."
A report on the accident was published on Aug 9.
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