Thursday, July 07, 2016

A hoax? Alleged notification from MFA on impending bomb attacks in Riau Islands.

Referring to Asiaone, "Flyers surface in Batam warning of bomb attacks targeting Singaporeans", I just wonder if it may just be a hoax.

I too received the whatsapp message about it:

Notification from MFA:
Batam Today reported on 5 Jul that flyers were found which mentioned that there would be bomb attacks in a number of places in the Riau Islands, including the port of Batam Centre, Nagoya, Bunyan Telani and Tanjung Pinang. The flyers also said that tourists from Malaysia and Singapore would be targeted and that the militants had arrived in Riau "two weeks ago". Tanjung Pinang District Policy Chief confirmed the existence of the flyer and said it was under investigation.

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/batam/announcements/notification-to-singaporeans.html

But when I clicked the link above, it mentions that "The page that you are looking for cannot be found. Please check the URL to ensure that the path is correct."

I also attempted to check the Batam Today, but the website failed to load.

Trying to use Google News, but also unable to find such an article from Batam Today.

So is this really a hoax? Well, I believe so.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The Archer at The Orchard ION Mall

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Merlion and the sightseers (yes, don't just see the lady with the killer heels!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Beauty ... and the Penguin

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Fountain of Wealth

Sunday, March 06, 2016

of Zhou Decheng, the missing 71-year-old man who suffers from dementia

It was a peacefully warm Saturday afternoon and I was waiting for bus 859 when this poster beckoned to me. It was about a missing person, a 71-year-old Zhou Decheng who was last seen at Blk 336 Clementi Avenue 2 on 27 Feb 2016 at about 7 am. The poster also stated that Zhou suffered from dementia. I can't imagine how his family are feeling. They must have searched for the whole Clementi & extended their effort throughout Singapore even to the northern part like Sembawang. Sigh. Granted Singapore is relatively small, but still to expect to locate 1 person among the 5.54 million people (at least as per Statistics Singapore for June 2015) is not an easy task. And to add to that Zhou Decheng is not exactly young himself & moreover he suffers from dementia.


Wikipedia mentions that:
Globally, dementia affects 36 million people. About 10% of people develop the disorder at some point in their lives. It becomes more common with age. About 3% of people between the ages of 65–74 have dementia, 19% between 75 and 84 and nearly half of those over 85 years of age.

Think about it. One day we too may possibly be suffering from dementia. And we too may cause distress to our loved ones if one day, we go missing like what happens to Zhou Decheng.

Sigh. I am not so looking forward growing older...

...and this joke is no longer funny to me.