Stuff’d Square 2 Is Giving Out Free Meals For TTSH Staff To Thank Healthcare Workers

Stuff’d At Square 2 Gives Free Meals To Tan Tock Seng Hospital Staff

Tan Tock Seng Hospital has become the hotbed for all things Covid-19 recently after a cluster formed there. There’s even been calls to not shun staff who are working there amid some panic in the community.

However, in the midst of it all, local kebab chain Stuff’d is offering free meals for any TTSH staff that patronises their Square 2 outlet.

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It’s a small token of support and appreciation for the frontline workers.

Free meals for hospital staff

On Thursday morning (6 May), images of a sign placed outside the Stuff’d outlet at Square 2 started making rounds online.

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The sign starts off by highlighting the brand’s general stance on running promotions by mentioning that they “don’t generally do promotions”.

However, as a form of thanks to the staff at TTSH, they offered a free meal for any staff that presents their pass at checkout.

This covers a main plus drink.

In a true benevolence, the promotion wasn’t run through any social media channels but simply through a simple standee stating their intentions.

Runs promotions for a good cause

Although Stuff’d do claim to not run many promotions, when they do, they’re usually for a very good cause.

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Last year, they ran an SG Burritos initiative that allowed anyone in need to claim a free burrito from them. No checks needed and everything was done in good faith.

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Also, in 2019, they offered children under the age of 14 the ability to redeem free meals with a specially printed card from Stuff’d themselves.

Kudos to Stuff’d

MS News understands that Stuff’d will be revising the collection mechanism after observing that the queue can be managed better.

The staff at TTSH have had a hard time recently so it’s great to see that they are still very much appreciated by Singaporeans.

If the comments online are any indication to go by, this small gesture by the kebab chain is very much appreciated.

We’d love to see more brands and companies extend their thanks for these frontline workers who work tirelessly to contain the pandemic.

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Omurice Restaurant At Northpoint City Found Selling Unclean Food, Closed Till 17 May

OMU Japanese Omurice Restaurant At Northpoint City Suspended By SFA Till 17 May

Omurice is well-loved for its dramatic flair — there’s nothing quite as enticing as watching a runny egg fall slowly onto a bed of fluffy white rice.

Specialty restaurants selling the dish like OMU Japanese Omurice Restaurant have been popular in Singapore. But recently, its Northpoint City outlet ran into some hygiene problems.

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Found selling unclean food and with cockroaches on the premises, the eatery has been suspended by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).

Northpoint Omurice restaurant also had a cockroach infestation

According to SFA, the OMU Japanese Omurice outlet at Northpoint City has received 12 demerit points over the past year.

Half of the points accounted for the sale of unclean food, or food containing foreign matter.

They also reportedly had a cockroach infestation at their premises.

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In view of this, SFA has suspended the restaurant for 2 weeks, until 17 May. They can only reopen on 18 May, pending the fulfilment of food safety requirements.

Additionally, the restaurant will be issued a fine of $800 for their offences.

Staff to be retrained

Besides that, all food handlers working at the outlet will have to re-attend and pass the Food Safety Course before they can resume work.

The restaurant’s food hygiene officers will also have to re-attend and pass the WSQ Conduct Food & Beverage Hygiene Audit course.

This is to ensure that all staff are properly trained and qualified.

SFA emphasises that they take such offences very seriously.

The agency reminds all food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices as well as to engage only registered food handlers.

They will not hesitate to take action against anyone found to have violated these rules.

High standards of food hygiene is crucial

Kudos to SFA for their continued maintenance and upkeep of hygiene standards at Singapore’s food establishments.

After all, food hygiene is all the more crucial in today’s climate as we battle a global pandemic.

If you come across any poor hygiene practices at food places in Singapore, you can report them via SFA’s online feedback form here or call SFA at 6805 2871.

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TraceTogether Check-Ins Compulsory From 17 May, You Can Still Scan IC Till 31 May

Mandatory TraceTogether For Checking In Moved Forward To 17 May

The TraceTogether app and token will become compulsory to check in at venues, malls, and other places from 17 May instead of 1 Jun.

Only TraceTogether App Or Token Can Be Used To Check In From 1 Jun, Singpass Won’t Be Allowed

This is due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the community.

You can still scan your IC barcode to check in until 31 May.

TraceTogether app & token compulsory from 17 May

Bringing forward the date wasn’t planned, but better contact tracing is needed during these times.

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But to ease the transition to using only TraceTogether, scanning your barcode on your IC to check in will still be allowed until 31 May.

MOH and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) said that the move will help manage the rise in community cases.

Isolating close contacts will be quicker as a result of switching completely to TraceTogether, they said.

SafeEntry Gateways must be displayed at F&B outlets from 15 Jun

Authorities will also require more public-facing venues to have SafeEntry Gateways from 15 Jun.

Operators can download the SafeEntry (Business) App or use the SafeEntry Gateway Box to do so.

You can find out more info about the SafeEntry Gateway Box on the SafeEntry website.

Need for better contact tracing

There’s a sizable amount of people who still use Singpass and SafeEntry QR codes.

But times are changing and TraceTogether is becoming the preferred method of contact tracing for authorities.

If there are perhaps issues with your phone and the TraceTogether app, you can go to your nearest CC to collect a TraceTogether token.

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Adventure Cove Reopens On 12 May, Visitors Must Make Online Booking For Entry

Adventure Cove Reopens On 12 May After Being Closed Since ‘Circuit Breaker’

After ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures were lifted last year, many local attractions like S.E.A Aquarium and Universal Studios Singapore gradually reopened.

However, Adventure Cove in Sentosa remains closed until now.

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Those who miss thrilling times there will be happy to know that the waterpark is reopening on 12 May.

Adventure Cove reopens on 12 May

According to Resorts World Sentosa, the reopening of Adventure Cove means that the resort can fully open all of its main attractions to guests since Apr 2020.

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Some of the features you can revisit or make new memories with are:

  • Waterslides
  • Riptide Rocket — the region’s first hydro-magnetic coaster
  • Whirlpool Washout
  • Adventure River

Adventure Cove safety management measures

However, as we’re still in the thick of the Covid-19 era, there is a suite of safety measures to follow.

You’ll need to book your preferred visit date on the RWS website before heading down.

When you’re there, you can expect the usual temperature checks, as well as checking in and out via TraceTogether.

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There will be strict capacity limits at all queue lines, and you need to wear a mask at all times except when you’re eating and while queuing for/during rides.

Here are other safety measures to take note of:

  • Maintain a safe distance at all queue lines, stay within your allocated box
  • Keep a distance of 3 metres between groups when you’re in the water
  • Mingling between cabanas are not allowed.

Changes to operating hours

During opening week, 12-16 May, operating hours are from 10am-5pm daily.

Subsequently, the park will only be open from Friday-Sunday and public holidays.

If it’s the school holidays, they will be open from Friday-Tuesday.

Opening timings and dates may be changed depending on the Covid-19 situation.

Reopening ticket promos

You can start booking tickets to Adventure Cove now. There’s a special promotion available for all Singapore residents to celebrate their reopening.

Adult tickets are priced at $26 and $32 for non-peak and peak periods, respectively. For children and seniors, they can snag tickets at $20 each during the non-peak period and at $24 during peak periods.

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You can visit the RWS website here for more details.

Looking forward to fun water adventures in Sentosa

With overseas travel out of the question for now, local attractions are the next best thing we can look forward to for fun times with friends and the fam.

And if you haven’t used your SingapoRediscovers vouchers, it looks like now is a good time to do so. You have till 31 Dec, anyway.

Here’s how to redeem them if you don’t have access to Singpass: 

SingapoRediscovers Vouchers Extended Till 31 Dec, Redemption At CCs With IC Possible

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Kampong Glam Has A 238-Metre Street Art Wall Which Will Make An Epic IG Photo Backdrop

Artists Convert Kampong Glam Noise Barriers Into An Epic Street Art Wall

Speaking of hipster places in Singapore, Kampong Glam naturally comes to mind.

The colourful enclave at the heart of town never fails to disappoint, and it’s coming under the spotlight again for being Singapore’s largest outdoor gallery.

Featuring the works of 17 Singapore-based artists, Kampong Glam is now the site of a 238m-long, 6m-high, outdoor spray-painted mural.

Talk about vibin’.

Noise barrier turned into canvas for street art

If you’ve been to Kampong Glam recently, a long stretch of bold and colourful graffiti has probably caught your eye.

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Aptly dubbed the ‘Hall of Fame’, the 238m-long street art along Ophir Road and Bali Lane is the collective masterpiece of 17 mural artists.

On Wednesday (28 Apr), Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung shared a video on Facebook showcasing the largest local open-air graffiti gallery.

Apparently, the spray-painted masterpiece sits on a noise barrier set for the construction of the North-South Corridor — an upcoming expressway.

A construction site was opened up as the canvas for artistic expression, allowing local artists to add to the area’s buzzing charms.

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Hard work behind first local graffiti Hall of Fame

Granted, a lot of blood, sweat and tears go into such a massive piece of art.

As spray-painting requires a dry surface, the artists worked during off-peak hours at night to avoid a downpour.

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Going at it for weeks, they also hope to pay tribute to the textile merchants who’ve been trading in the area since the ’60s.

The eye-catching graffiti therefore sends out the message that although times are tough,   Kampong Glam is more alive than ever.

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Check out the newest street art at Kampong Glam

The long weekend is just around the corner.

If you’re mulling over the next hangout spot with your kakis, you know just where to go.

Make sure to have your cameras ready to snap multiple photos with the graffiti as your backdrop.

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Waffletown At Balmoral Plaza To Close On 18 May, We’ll Miss Their Classic Chicken & Waffles

Waffletown At Balmoral Plaza Will Close On 18 May After 40 Years In Business

Recently, Singaporeans seem to be bidding farewell to places many of us grew up with.

The newest addition to the list is Waffletown at Balmoral Plaza — the retro Western diner famed for its fried chicken and waffles.

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Speaking to MS News, the store in Bukit Timah has confirmed its last day to be 18 May 2021.

Waffletown at Balmoral Plaza to close on 18 May

On Wednesday (28 Apr), Waffletown at Balmoral Plaza confirmed its closing on 18 May.

The old-school American fast food diner has been in business for around 40 years.

Famed for its classic fried chicken and waffles, the combination of sweet and savoury has mesmerised many taste buds over the years.

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Besides its hearty dishes, the store stands out for its orange chairs and overly saturated food posters that send you straight back to the ’90s.

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Popular study spot for students nearby

Located close to many schools in Bukit Timah, Waffletown naturally became the go-to place to study for many students.

We’ve probably all studied at a bustling fast food restaurant at some point in time. Waffletown was that place for many.

Speaking to MS News, the store cites “rental issues” as the main reason for its going under.

While Covid-19 has affected the F&B business’ operation, it allegedly contributed more to the increment in rent, leading to the store’s difficulties in staying afloat.

Retro fast food diner will be dearly missed

Long-time fans of the diner are certainly in for a hard blow. Many will be reluctant to bid the 40-year-old restaurant farewell.

So if you’d like to head down for some of their chicken and waffles for the last time, here’s how to get there:

Waffletown
Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road #01-08 Balmoral Plaza, 259708
Opening Hours: 11am-9.30pm daily
Website: WaffleTown Singapore

Brace yourselves for crowds though, as the diner sees heavy traffic daily.

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IKEA Jurong Is A 3-Storey Outlet With Cashless Checkouts & An In-House Diner For Meatballs

IKEA Jurong Opens On 29 Apr, Has Digitalised Services Like Cashless Counters

Heads up Westies, IKEA is finally coming to your neighbourhood.

With 2 blue-box warehouses in Tampines and Alexandra, IKEA is bringing its Scandanavian furniture and meatballs to Jurong, and this time with a twist.

Officially opening on Thursday (29 Apr), IKEA Jurong is Southeast Asia’s first ‘small-store’ that’s located in a shopping mall, i.e. Jem.

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The futuristic outlet has cashless self-checkout counters, touchscreen way-finders and a click & collect bistro that allows you to order signature dishes online and dabao back.

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We’ve toured the place to give you an idea of what to expect if you’re planning to head down over the long weekend.

IKEA Jurong has eye-catching digital services

Located inside Jem, the massive 6,500 sq m outlet spans 3 storeys.

You’ll be greeted at various points in-store with interactive touchscreen directories that make navigating around more fuss-free.

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You can also check out all models of any furniture, despite not being on display, on the new Width-and-Depth tablets scattered around.

The novel gadgets even allow you to Design-Your-Own (DIY) furniture by dragging and assembling various parts on-screen.

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Departing from traditional counters, co-workers at IKEA Jem will be walking around with a tablet to offer you on-the-spot assistance.

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So you can take measurements, discuss home designs, and place your order at one go without having to go back to counters.

First cashless outlet with self-checkouts

Further upping the digitalisation game, IKEA Jem is a cashless store that has self-checkout counters on every level.

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You can choose to drop in on any level to get what you need, be done and check out, without having to go through the entire store.

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Moreover, monitors above the self-checkouts tell you how crowded counters on every level are, so you can skip the queue by simply going to a different floor.

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Of course, the store has built-in lifts and escalators so moving across storeys won’t be much of a hassle.

Clips showcase families living in showrooms

Another new feature has to be the showrooms in the IKEA Jurong outlet.

Located beside every showroom is a small interactive screen with a doorbell. Press it, and you’ll see a self-intro from the ‘family’ that lives in the unit.

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This will give you a better idea of the profile of families suited for the designs of every showroom.

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In-house dining with click & collect bistro

And of course, there’s the highly anticipated IKEA cafeteria that many Singaporeans know and love.

The IKEA Jem outlet, due to space limitations, will have a downsized cafeteria. No thanks to the pandemic, it can only accommodate up to 160 pax for now.

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But in case you don’t manage to chope a table during peak hours, not to worry.

Simply scan the QR code to place an order online. You can also select the time slot for your pick-ups.

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The store also comes with an automated ice cream machine, so you can tap any credit or debit card, and make your own Swedish ice cream.

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Despite its limited space, families visiting IKEA will still have a play station for their kiddos with interactive dinosaur paintings.

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IKEA Jurong is directly linked to Jurong East MRT

IKEA Jem is officially opening tomorrow (29 Apr). If you are one of the first 500 visitors, you’ll get a customised IKEA carrier bag.

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Can’t wait to check it out? Well, it’s located inside Jem shopping mall, right beside Jurong East MRT station.



IKEA Jurong @ Jem Shopping Mall
Address:
50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #02-12/13/14, #03-15/16/17, #04-20/21/22, Singapore 608549
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Nearest MRT: Jurong East station

Jio your family and friends in the West, and head down to check out the store together!

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NParks Confirms We Can Only Cook Eggs At Sembawang Hot Spring, Other Food May Pollute Waterways

NParks Warns Against Using Sembawang Hot Spring Park Water To Cook Other Food

A YouTube video of a content creator drew attention for her ‘experiment’ at the Sembawang Hot Spring Park.

Lady Cooks Chicken Wings With Sembawang Hot Spring Water, Raises Hygiene Concerns

The content creator had cooked chicken wings using the hot spring water, drawing hygiene concerns.

The National Parks Board (NParks) has come out to clarify that foods other than eggs should not be cooked using hot spring water.

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This is because the water is channelled to public waterways and cooking other foods might pollute the waterways.

NParks urged everyone to be considerate of others when using the hot spring park’s facilities.

Hot spring park water meant only for cooking eggs

Chuah Hock Seong, group director of parks at NParks, told MS News that the egg cooking station is solely meant for, well, cooking eggs.

It can also be used for collecting water. However, you can’t cook other food there as the water connects to public waterways.

Pollution of the waterways may occur if you’re cooking, say, chicken wings using that water.

Staff on the ground to remind visitors of proper behaviour

Mr Chuah informed MS News that staff have been deployed on the ground to advise on proper behaviour as well as adhere to safe management measures.

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He encouraged visitors to advise others to practices good park etiquette.

There are also signs around the park advising visitors on what to do in case you’re unsure or it’s your first time there.

Let’s make the park enjoyable for all

As a shared facility, the hot spring park is meant for the public to enjoy.

The concerns regarding cooking other food using hot spring water are definitely not unfounded given pollution may occur.

To keep the waters safe and for everyone to have a nice experience, do follow the guidelines at the park.

If everyone does their part, we can all have a good time soaking ourselves and enjoying onsen eggs.

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S’pore Zoo Welcomes Newborn Baby Pygmy Hippo Named Miata, You Can Now Visit Her

1-Month-Old Baby Pygmy Hippo Called Miata Is Latest Addition To Singapore Zoo

Many of us have been using our SingapoRediscovers vouchers to visiting tourist spots like the Singapore Zoo.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has given us another reason to drop by the zoo again. A very cute, little reason.

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Singapore Zoo has just welcomed a new pygmy hippo calf, Miata.

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The little hippo is just 2 months old and you can now visit her at the zoo.

Baby pygmy hippo born 1 month ago

According to WRS, they welcomed their latest addition at Singapore Zoo – Miata the baby pygmy hippo – on 23 Feb.

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The name Miata is of African origin and translates to firstborn.

She is the firstborn calf of 11-year-old Psota – pronounced So-tah – and 10-year-old Divo. Psota, Miata’s mum, arrived from Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo in Nov 2011, while her father Divo was born in Singapore Zoo.

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Miata is still cared for by her mother, Psota, as she gradually gets used to her new surroundings.

For now, she is still a shy little pygmy hippo. Just look at her hiding under the leaves her mother is feasting on.

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But the little bundle of joy has her share of fun as well. She enjoys splashing about in the water whenever she’s not napping.

25th pygmy hippo born in Singapore Zoo

On a more sombre note, we learnt that Miata was supposed to have a twin. Unfortunately, the chances of twin calves surviving are very low and her twin did not make it.

Twin pygmy hippopotamus births are extremely rare. WRS notes that only 11 cases have been documented so far, with the last registered in 2015.

Miata is only the 25th pygmy hippo to be successfully born at Singapore Zoo.

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In the wild, pygmy hippos are native to West Africa and can only be found there.

According to San Diego Zoo, there is only an estimated of 3,000 of them left in their natural habitat.

Pygmy hippos are endangered under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are at high risk of extinction in the wild.

Drop by the zoo to see Miata

Welcoming a new baby is always something to be celebrated, especially when it means the continuity of an endangered species like pygmy hippos.

And of course, we love that the Singapore Zoo now has one more cutie for us to feast our eyes upon.

If you’d like to visit Miata, you can drop by the Singapore Zoo soon. Don’t forget, you still have till end of June to make good use of your SingapoRediscovers vouchers!

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Teen Slashes Man Who Refused To Buy Him Cigarettes At Boon Lay FairPrice, Gets 3.5 Years’ Jail & Caning

Boon Lay Knife Assailant Gets 3.5 Years’ Jail Term & 8 Strokes Of Cane

In Oct 2020, a knife attack at a Boon Lay FairPrice outlet left Mr Lee Jing Chwen’s face and body covered with blood.

On Tuesday (27 Apr), his assailant, the then 18-year-old James Teck Jing You, was sentenced to a jail term spanning 3.5 years, plus 8 strokes of the cane.

Boon Lay Assailant Allegedly Injured Victim Over Cigarettes, He Faces Up To 15 Years’ Jail

Teck slashed Mr Lee’s face multiple times as the latter refused to help him buy cigarettes.

The deep knife cuts on Mr Lee’s face left him permanently scarred and disfigured.

Teen slashes man’s face in Boon Lay FairPrice

On 7 Oct 2020, the FairPrice outlet at Boon Lay Shopping Centre was temporarily closed following a knife attack.

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18-year-old Teck had slashed a stranger’s face multiple times with a 10-cm blade, reports TODAY.

Apparently, Teck approached Mr Lee in the queue to enter the supermarket. He asked Mr Lee, who was a complete stranger, if he could buy cigarettes for him.

The legal age to purchase tobacco then was 20. Mr Lee reportedly turned down Teck’s request repeatedly.

According to TODAY, Teck felt disrespected and began assaulting the 23-year-old victim with a knife.

19-year-old aimed at victim’s face

The Straits Times (ST) reports that Teck had specifically aimed at Mr Lee’s face, as facial injuries would likely make it harder to retaliate or defend himself.

Teck’s force of the attack was so blunt that it allegedly cut off strands of the victim’s hair.

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As a result, Mr Lee received 40 days of medical leave, and needs to live with permanent disfigurement and scarring.

Teen pleaded guilty, diagnosed with personality disorder

On Tuesday (27 Apr), Teck pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt with a knife and possessing the weapon in a public.

The maximum jail term for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons is 15 years.

According to TODAY Online, Teck has been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder — displaying ignorance towards others’ rights and feelings.

He also reportedly had obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a child.

But there appeared to be no causal link between his OCD and the crime, the psychiatrist said.

The psychiatrist also said that he still would’ve had control over his actions despite his antisocial personality disorder diagnosis.

Shocking attack in broad daylight

The knife assault inside a busy supermarket certainly caught many by surprise.

There’s no room for such brazen assaults in broad daylight, and most will agree that the assailant received his due punishment.

We hope that Mr Lee will recover from the traumatic experience.

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