She raises awareness about renovation disputes in Singapore
When a housewife, Madam Siti, had problems with her contractors after paying $38,000 for their services and waiting five months for her flat renovation to be completed, she e-mailed The New Paper.
The report was published on May 5, and was shared more than 470 times on Facebook, as of yesterday.
Madam Siti, a TNP reader of more than 10 years, said: "When I went to visit the lawyer with my case, he pointed to a large file of renovation dispute cases.
"I knew this was happening a lot in Singapore and I wanted to raise more awareness about the issue.
"I have engaged a new (renovation) company so I hope my family can celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri in our home."
Other stories which readers alerted TNP to included a 13-year-old losing his life when a goalpost fell on him, a Tigerair flight that was stranded in China for 29 hours, and an elderly man who got injured on an SBS Transit bus when the doors closed on him.
Another reader who contacted TNP was Madam Juraida.
A large tree branch had fallen on the Mercedes-Benz behind her husband's vehicle on a slip road between Cairnhill Road and Bideford Road on May 12.
She said: "My husband told me to contact the newspaper, and I decided to message TNP on Facebook."
She also gave us a photograph that was published on May 13.
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Treating hotline callers to Peranakan food
The next time you contact The New Paper, you could win a $100 voucher from The Peranakan, a restaurant in Orchard Road.
Mr Raymond Khoo, its owner and executive chef, previously owned international and local eateries but decided to go back to his roots a year ago.
TNP readers whose tip-offs get published will each get a $100 voucher from The Peranakan for its High Tea Set and D24 Durian Chendol dessert for two.
Diners can expect dishes such as kueh pie tee, mee siam and satay babi sum chan.The Peranakan High Tea Set is available from 11am to 5.30pm daily.
Mr Khoo said: "TNP has a readership of various age groups. I want to expose Peranakan food and culture to readers, particularly the younger ones."
He has been reading TNP for more than 20 years, and said: "TNP has a good mix of everything. The stories are exciting and interesting. That's what I hope to see with hotline stories as well."
The Peranakan is at 442, Orchard Road, Level 2 Claymore Connect.