Event Info

WHAT: The SG50 Jubilee Big Walk 2015 is jointly presented by People’s Association and The New Paper.​

WHEN: 7am, Nov 29.​

WHERE: Starts at the National Museum of Singapore and ends at Gardens by the Bay.​

PRICE: Groups with 50 people or more enjoy a lower registration fee of $20 a person.​

For PAssion card members, the registration fee is $25 while non-members pay $28.

REGISTRATION: You can register online at www.Jubileebigwalk.Sg

Closing date for registration is tomorrow at 11.59pm.

Sign up and get a goodie bag worth $880.

The goodies include an exclusive limited-edition commemorative medallion and Denizen T-shirt, beauty treats from Radiance Swiss, wellness treats from Spa Infinity, a 10-day pass to True Fitness and a three-month digital subscription for The New Paper and SPH Magazines.

Peeping Tom spied on woman changing in flat

Her boyfriend photographed him in the act

He was first caught with his hands on his crotch while peeping from a corridor at a woman changing in her own HDB home.

The man continued his crime spree by stealing a pair of shorts and then, while out on bail, he misappropriated about $1,000 from his employer.

Yesterday, Hamzah Idil, 32, a store supervisor with fashion and lifestyle group F J Benjamin, was jailed for 10 weeks and fined $2,000 for his offences.

On Sept 17 last year, he loitered at an HDB corridor and peeped into a woman's room through the window louvre.

The woman, who was changing, was completely naked.

He was noticed by the woman's boyfriend, who was on the first storey of the block.

The boyfriend rushed upstairs and took two photographs of Hamzah in the act before confronting the Peeping Tom.

A scuffle broke out and Hamzah got away.

Police officers tracked down Hamzah two days later based on the descriptions given by the boyfriend.

While Hamzah was being investigated, he stole a pair of shorts and was arrested on Oct 21, 2014.

Even after that, he continued to break the law. While out on bail this year, he misappropriated $1,077 from his employer.

Between March 14 and May 20, Hamzah would issue a duplicate receipt to customers using a previously issued receipt and pocket the payment.


He did so after running into financial difficulties due to his earlier failed business.

He thought he would not be caught as his job scope included checking the cash register of the Superdry outlet at HarbourFront.

His offences came to light after a customer noticed that the receipt she was issued did not tally with her purchase.

He has since made full restitution, court papers said.

Yesterday, Hamzah admitted to one count of insulting the modesty of a woman and one count of criminal breach of trust, with the theft charge taken into consideration for sentencing.

For insulting the modesty of a woman, Hamzah could have been jailed up to a year and fined.

For committing criminal breach of trust, he could have been jailed up to 15 years and fined.

Teen steals dad's car to meet girlfriend

The teen, who did not have a driving licence, waited for his father to fall asleep, then took his car for a joyride.

If that was not bad enough, he sped past a police road block when ordered to stop.

And this was just months after he had been nabbed for taking drugs.

Yesterday, Thomas Joseph Anderson, 17, a British national, was sentenced to 24 months' probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

The court heard that Anderson's father had rented a white Kia Sportage from National Car Rentals in Havelock Road.

On Nov 10, 2014, as his father slept, Anderson helped himself to the car keys, without permission, so that he could drive to meet his girlfriend.

At about 1.10am, he was driving along Holland Road towards Ulu Pandan Road when he approached a road barrier set up by the police.

He slowed his vehicle down, but sped up again when he was about 30m from the barrier.

He then switched to the rightmost lane, narrowly sped past an officer and tried to get away.


Police officers gave chase, but lost him at the junction of Holland Road and Holland Avenue.

They used the vehicle's registration number to track down Anderson, who admitted he did not stop at the barrier as he did not want to be caught for driving without a licence.

The court also heard that Anderson had been arrested on Sept 6, 2014, by police officers at the holding room of Marina Bay Sands Casino on suspicion of having taken drugs.

His urine later tested positive for cannabis.

He admitted that he had bought the drugs from an unidentified man at *Scape Orchard and had paid $50 for 2g of cannabis.

Earlier this year, Anderson had pleaded guilty to five charges, which included one count of failing to stop at a police road barrier when told to do so, one count of driving his father's car without consent, and one count of driving without valid insurance.

The other two charges were for driving without a licence and one count of consumption of drugs. Five other charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.

Yesterday, District Judge Salina Ishak said the court was concerned about Anderson's history with drugs and said he had to put in effort to rehabilitate.

The judge ordered Anderson to be placed on 24 months' split probation: 18 months of intensive probation and six months of supervised probation.

Conditions of probation include him spending 18 months at halfway house The Hiding Place, staying indoors between 10pm and 6am, and undergoing regular urine tests.

His parents will also be bonded for $5,000.

- Ronald Loh

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Car drives onto Capitol fountain, causing hole in ground

DAMAGED: Capitol Singapore workers using boards to cover the hole at the fountain area caused by a car driving over it.
DAMAGED: Capitol Singapore workers using boards to cover the hole at the fountain area caused by a car driving over it.

A car drove into a fountain area at Capitol Singapore yesterday afternoon and one of its wheels sank into the ground when some of the paving tiles gave way.

"The fountain was turned off then, so maybe the driver mistook it as a drop-off point for passengers," said a 26-year-old sales assistant at Capitol Building, who wanted to be known only as Ms Yabut.

Mr Yoong Keng Kai, 34, an associate scientist, called the TNP hotline to inform us about the incident. He said: "I was shocked because the building had just been renovated a year ago, so how could there be a 'sinkhole'?"

When contacted, a spokesman for Capitol Investment Holdings said: "A car erroneously entered the fountain area of Capitol Singapore by squeezing between two large flower pots used to cordon off entry into the area.

"As the car tried to reverse to move out of the unauthorised area, one of the wheels was lodged into the ground of the fountain area."

The car was removed and the area cordoned off.

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