Body found in rooftop water tank – Singapore Woodlands

Singapore News

Body found in rooftop water tank
By Seet Sok Hwee / Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid | Posted: 16 May 2011 1722 hrs

SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old Indonesian woman was found dead in a water tank on the rooftop of Blk 686B Woodlands Drive 73. Police has classified the case as murder.

Police were alerted to the to the body of the woman in the water tank, said to be about 1.5 metres wide, at about 10am.

It is understood that blood stains were found in the water tank.

Water supplies for those living at Block 686B came to a halt at about 11am.

Notices were put up by the town council, informing residents about the disruption.

Residents of the 15-storey block had to lug buckets of water from the washing area at the void deck.

PUB said it received a report of the incident at Blk 686B, which is under the purview of Sembawang Town Council, at 3.30pm on Monday.

PUB said the Sembawang town council immediately isolated all the tanks serving the block once it was informed of the incident. There are eight water tanks servicing the block.

Washing, flushing and sterilising works of tanks and distribution pipes began immediately.

PUB said officers were also on site to assist the town council, and also provided water bags and a water tanker.

The national water agency, PUB, said water supply is expected to be restored by midnight.

A resident said she felt like vomiting after she got word of the murder. She said she will take precautions for fear that the water had been contaminated.

“This morning, I used the water for cooking, But now I have to go home and throw it all away. I asked if we could bathe, the people in charge said better not. When I found out, I thought it was horrific.”

Another resident was resigned to what has happened. She said: “I’m not scared, I already cooked with it, I’m not scared.”

The deceased had long hair and was found in a T-shirt and bermudas. She was pronounced dead at 1pm.

It is believed that she works with a family living in the block where she was found.

One of the lifts at the block was also out of order, with some residents saying that they saw blood stains in the lift.

A 27-year-old Bangladeshi has been arrested in connection to the case.

A resident living in the opposite block said he saw the suspect being arrested at about the same time.

He said: “I saw an Indian man, wearing light green colour shirt caught by the police officers. Don’t know what happened, did not hear any kind of loud noise or anything like this.”

Some residents living on the highest floor said they heard loud voices of people quarrelling early in the morning.

Oh my freaking god..this is grosssss~~

I watched a Japanese horror before which had the same horrible happenings: little girl drowned in water tank(subsequently became ghost). Except that this time it’s murder, not a little girl and definitely not just a plot in a movie! So damn scary. But, I thought the door to the rooftop is always being locked? I knew that because I stayed at the highest storey before. Okie..maybe the Bangladeshi cut the bolt or something.

Seriously, lately is one bad news after another. Other than natural disasters which are happening outside Singapore, I’m bothered by the increasing cases of murder in Singapore. It wasnt like this before. Yes, although it was announced that crime rates has decreased over the past 5 years but those statistics simply combine theft, vandalism and other peasy crimes together. Murder stats have definitely increased, but I cant find them on the web. Naturally, they wont be published too. And have you noticed, most of them were associated with foreigners(no matter the victims or the murderers)
List of Major Crimes in Singapore (updated till year 2000 only) from Wiki
Majority were foreigners, I just dont understand why. Among them, the more “happening” ones was Huang Na’s kidnap and murder, and of course, the infamous Liu Hong Mei who was chopped into pieces and thrown into Kallang river. Both are obviously, from China.

Now we have The Romanian Embassy who hit-and-run twice resulting in 1 death and 2 injuries. Year 2009. Escaped from Singapore.

The Korean Embassy car who fled after the alleged collision in Geylang in 2010.

Enraged step-father who strangled her step-daughter which her China wife had with previous China hubby in 2011.

And I just cant help wondering. Somehow, murder allegations associated with big shots like the foreign embassies often went 不了了之(no status updates). Whereas small peasy minor crimes like Michael Fay’s(an American) vandalism cases created such a big hoohaa over Singapore’s firm and righteous stand on his 6 strokes caning, jail and fine. It was reduced to 4 strokes anyway, on Bill Clinton’s appeal.

I feel sorry for Huang Na who was just an innocent girl abducted by purportedly a psycho, but not for Liu Hong Mei(You can google for her whole story if you want).

You can say that I’m racist or whatever, but I firmly believed, other than hit-and-run cases, elaborate and deliberate murders are definitely not executed without a reason. When I first heard about gruesome murder, my first thought was, “Wah, what the hell did she do to incite so much hatred, and cruelty being done to her?” Certainly it takes MORE than common BGR relationship problems to drive a man(not insane but obviously driven to insanity) to chop her up!

Generally I feel Singaporeans were being educated in such a way that most of them are more concerned with their own survival, maintaining the upkeep of their homes and cars, and for the poorer, their precious rice bowl and 3 meals a day. Sigh…also dont know this is good or not. Thus they hardly have the time or effort to really come up with something evil up their sleeves, which is precisly what the government hopes to achieve by tying all Singaporeans up with loans loans loans. Study loans, home loan, car loan. It might not be a bad thing actually lah…on the whole, at least it keeps the less educated and very low income earners from creating chaos, riots or strikes.

Anyway, I dont wish to debate with anyone over this issue.

And the point I’m trying to make is, majority of Singaporeans abide by all these chinese proverbs;

“安分守己,奉公守法, 明哲保身,多一事不如少一事, 以不变,应万变。”

Most would like to remain status-quo and not question anything, even if it’s unsettling.

Therefore, I would say, unless you’re so unlucky to bump into a psycho among the millions, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get gruesomely murdered or cut up into a dozen pieces for a small grudge.
I love this entry published on “

China women
Vice and heartbreak
Seductive, money-minded ones are turning lives upside down, but blame also lies with naive Singaporean males.

By Seah Chiang Nee. Jul 2, 2006

A SERIES of high-profile passion killings in recent months involving fiercely materialistic women from China and local married men has highlighted a growing social problem in Singapore.

Cases of businessmen keeping them as mistresses and retirees being fleeced of their retirement money by younger foreign women, mostly from the China mainland, are on the rise.

Singapore’s “open door” immigration policies have resulted in a steady influx of Chinese mainlanders as well as other nationals, which has contributed to economic growth.

But it also has a negative social impact. Among the inflow are thousands of poor China women who come just to make a quick fortune by exploiting simple-minded males with more money than sense.

Other nationals, too, work in Singapore’s sex trade, but few are as aggressive, wily or family-destructive as their sisters from China.

I must hasten to say that the majority of China women here are simply earning an honest living and are not cheats or prostitutes.

But a large minority is fiercely ambitious, seductive and prepared to use any means to get rich, including seducing men into an affair or marriage, then cheating them and returning home or moving to another man.

Swindle cases are on the rise although some men are too embarrassed to go to the police. The victims range from retirees to middle-aged married men with grown-up children.

This easy use of sex has revealed just how vulnerable Singapore’s older men are despite – maybe because of – their conservative upbringing in which sex was regarded a taboo subject.

After decades of “pent-up” frustration or deprivation, some are becoming easy prey to younger, prettier women intent on seduction.

It also brings into question the sex health of some older Singaporeans. Other men are just lonely souls living drab lives.

A letter from “Elisabeth” says: “I feel worried for the ‘old uncles’ in Singapore. These elders are really simple-minded, blinded by temporary pleasures.

“They thought these Chinese girls really liked them and even gave them their savings. Pity the family.”

It has aroused resentment here, especially among housewives who have repeatedly called for action to keep them out.

“We accept that most mainlanders here are decent folks, but I don’t see why the authorities should allow dubious women to come here and break up families,” one lady blogged.

But others say it is not fair to blame it all on others and feel “lustful” Singaporeans should bear a greater share. The rationale should be: “If you arrest the prostitute, arrest the customer, too.”

Several severe cases have resulted in murder. In a recent botched relationship, a China woman, aged 29, was strangled and stabbed to death in a massage parlour. Her accused killer was charged in hospital after sustaining knife wounds. The case is pending.

Last year a Singaporean executive, a married man, was stabbed to death in front of a Desaru hotel as he was about to check in with a China lady undergraduate.

Jealousy is, of course, a universal troublemaker, but when it involves a senior citizen losing “face” and his retirement money, the combination could be explosive.

In one of Singapore’s most gruesome murders, factory supervisor Leong Siew Chor, 51, was convicted of killing Chinese national Liu Hong Mei, 22, when their relationship soured.

He strangled her with a towel last year, chopped up her body, packed the parts in plastic bags and cardboard boxes, and dumped them into the Kallang and Singapore rivers.

Shocked family members and friends said he was a responsible, caring person. He was sentenced to death.

Since the government began loosening up on prostitution in recent years, more “loose” foreign women have flocked here.

Few, however, can match the enterprising mainland ladies, who have long moved into Singapore’s residential heartland. Some start their own business or become a kept mistress of rich businessmen.

Sex workers come from three general categories of China arrivals:
* Girls on student pass,
* About 4,500 “study mamas” accompanying their children to study here, and
* Tourists on visa-free visits for 30 days.

They work in various ways, plying the street for customers or working in one of these places – nightclubs, karaoke joints, massage parlours (“health centres”) or foot reflexology shops which offer various forms of sex services.

The murder of a China woman (a study mama with a teenage son) in a heartland massage outlet has exposed how deep vice has penetrated into the housing estates.

Hundreds of these unlicensed outlets have sprung up, run by China women who offer foot reflexology or Chinese “traditional” massage, but are really a cover for sex.

Furore over these outlets has resulted in many closures and a tightening of rules governing licensed centres. People, however, are betting they will return, given the strong public demand.

Actually the study mamas (many hailing from China’s poorer regions) are allowed to work but not as a masseuse unless they’re permanent residents.

Most, however, manage to get around the law by registering under a front man.

One such local, for example, is former civil servant Toh Ah Fong, 63, who has lent his name to at least 50 such establishments since 2004, most of them in the HDB heartland.

For every Singaporean who resents them, there are several who admire their gall, hard work and initiatives against whom Singaporeans are ill-matched to compare.

Lately, the China masseuse has come up with a new trick to provide sex in the home: she comes knocking on doors as a karang guni collector of old newspapers.

This was published in The Sunday Star today.”


I really hope awareness be raised that the large influx of foreigners not only creates social problems(Ya nobody cares if poor Singaporean wives get ditched by heartless husbands), MORE IMPORTANTLY, it also hints on a subtly increasing murder rates in Singapore. If anyone has any foresight, they would know another 900,000 influx of foreign workers is going to worsen the situation.

The key now is, not that they cant/shouldnt come, it’s simply TOO MANY okie! TOO MANY!
I do understand everything’s a number game, the more people we have, regardless of other nationality etc, naturally, crimes associated will be increased. But, if murder crimes by Singaporeans has always been low before all these FT came into the picture, then it’s certainly something to be worth analyzing about.

And yeah…continue to hide….
“Straits Times now omits mentioning PR status of foreigners committing crimes in Singapore
September 25th, 2010 | Author: Your Correspondent

“Afraid of revealing unwittingly to Singaporeans of some unworthy foreigners who are being given PR and citizenship by the PAP regime, the Straits Times now omits mentioning the PR status of foreigners commmitting crimes in Singapore altogether.

In the past, the paper will usually mention the status of foreigners convicted of committing crimes which brought to light many cleaners, construction workers, bus drivers, masseurs, nursery teachers, chambermaids and even freelance prostitutes being given Singapore PR and citizenship, unheard of anywhere else in the world.

Now, only the nationality of the criminal is published.

For example, in April 2010, the Straits Times reported a Singapore PR from Malaysia Tan Eng Heong being sentenced to six months jail for road rage. (read here)

Upon appeal, he has his sentence reduced to only one month. However, the subsequent report did not mention that he is a Singapore PR (read here)

It is not known if Mr Tan’s PR will now be revoked by the PAP regime.

The number of foreigners, PRs and new citizens who are convicted of criminal offences each year in Singapore remains a mystery to this very day.

Due to the PAP’s pro-foreigner and ultra-liberal immigration policies, foreigners (excluding PRs) now make up 36 percent of Singapore’s population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Of the remaining 64 percent who are citizens, an increasing number are born overseas.

If the Straits Times continue to censor the PR/citizenship status of foreigners committing crimes in Singapore, we can safely assume that they are either Singapore PR or new citizen.”
Okie, off to go edit the pictures of Alv & Cat’s Wedding. =)



The whole list of nominations are here.

I cant say I’ve watched all the serials but pretty much 80% of them. And even if I didnt finish the entire series for some, I did catch some glimpses of it.

My votes!!

Top 5 Best Actor
Bowie Lam – The Gem of Life
Wayne Lai – Rosy Business
Dayo Wong – You’re Hired
Ray Lui – Born Rich
Gallen Lo – Born Rich

Best Actor: Wayne Lai – Rosy Business

Fully in support of Wayne. His acting was remarkable in 巾幗梟雄 and I think many will agree with me. Ray might be a formidable opponent. Moses Chan dont have very good roles to act this year. Dayo has improved ALOT. I always view him as one of the few in TVB who cant act. Lol. But I still like him because he’s so funny! I’m glad that he has vast improvement and hopefully he has more dramas. Gallen is his usual, fantastic in the evil roles. But people tend to expect MORE from you when they’re used to seeing the best from you. He had clinched the Best Actor award for 3 times in TVB history, the maximum number of times among all. Like Bowie, I feel people will want a break through from them to get them votes again.

Top 5 Best Actress
Ada Choi – The Gem of Life
Sheren Tang – Rosy Business
Anita Yuen – Born Rich
Jamie Chik – Born Rich
Kenix Kwok – Born Rich

Best Actress: Jamie Chik – Born Rich

Sheren might be a close competitor too.
Actually I’m very biased towards my idols Ada and Anita, I wish they can hug the awards instead. Haha! But Jamie’s role in Born Rich is truly touching. Her acting was superb as well, considering she just made a come-out not long in so many years. And usually a ditched wife role will gain more votes.

Ada’s and Anita’s roles might hug the most favorite roles instead. Or maybe that’s what I hope. Haha!

Oh! Tavia in Beyond the Realm of Conscience 宮心計 is a hot favorite as well in all the forums. It doesnt come as surprising as the role was really made to clinch the best actress; an evil concubine. In my humble opinion, Tavia was good in that role but not outstanding. She’s much better in the Moonlight Resonance which got her the best supporting actress. But again, all this are determined by votes and sometimes popularity does counts. Oh, please dont mention about Charmaine. Putting my revulsion for her aside, I have to admit she is not some pretty vase but one with real acting capabilities. However, her role in 宮心計 is really too too too bland! There wasnt many opportunities for her to stand out. If she really got the award hor, then it shows it’s truly a VERY biased system. Haha.

TVB female artistes are indeed much more competitive than the males…it’s difficult to guess who might get in top 5. Maggie Siu and Gigi Lai were both equally good in The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣. However, Maggie’s role is not as outstanding as Ada who starred as Jessica. Also, I guess it’s time that people are sick of Gigi’s tears, as Constance. It’s just so her, her typical acting. It’s good but I think, like Gallen and Bowie, she need a breakthrough to get the best actress again since her last one in 2004.

無綫電視 《萬千星輝頒獎典禮》歷屆最佳男女主角得主
1997年 羅嘉良 | 1998年 羅嘉良 | 1999年 古天樂 |
2000年 歐陽震華 | 2001年 古天樂 | 2002年 羅嘉良 |
2003 郭晉安 | 2004年 林保怡 | 2005年 郭晉安 |
2006年 鄭嘉穎 | 2007年 陳 豪 | 2008年 夏 雨

1997年 關詠荷 | 1998年 蔡少芬 | 1999年 宣 萱 |
2000年 鄭裕玲 | 2001年 汪明荃 | 2002年 陳慧珊 |
2003 張可頤 | 2004年 黎 姿 | 2005年 汪明荃 |
2006年 佘詩曼 | 2007年 李司棋 | 2008年 米 雪

Since we’re here, my guesses for the other awards;

Best supporting actor:
Sweetness in the Salt 碧血鹽梟 – Raymond Wong 黃浩然
Rosy Business 巾幗梟雄 – Pierre Ngo 敖嘉年

Hmm I cant decide between the 2.

Best supporting actress:
Rosy Business 巾幗梟雄 – Susan Tse 謝雪心
The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣 – Linda Chung 鍾嘉欣

Cant decide between this 2 too.

Favourite Male Character:
Rosy Business 巾幗梟雄 – Wayne Lai 黎耀祥

But I wonder if Michael Miu or Kevin Cheng might get it. They have so many fans manz.

Favourite Female Character:(Like I said, in a very biased way, haha)
The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣 – Ada Choi 蔡少芬
Born Rich 富貴門 – Anita Yuen 袁詠儀

But on a unbiased note, Tavia 楊怡 in Beyond the Realm of Conscience 宮心計 might get it.

This year is indeed super competitive. Tough luck.

Most improved actor:
->refer to Best Supporting actor

Most improved actress:
-> cant comment because I dont know most of them! Or rather, I forgot their roles.

Best Drama:
My votes for top 3 nominations
Born Rich 富貴門
Rosy Business 巾幗梟雄
The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣

My vote for Best Drama: Rosy Business 巾幗梟雄

Best Variety Show:
Club Sparkle 星星同學會

Most popular artiste:
Tavia Yeung 楊怡

She is damn hot this year!

That’s all!