A GROUP of construction workers at a lift-upgrading site in Yishun hit upon a grisly find on Monday - the forgotten grave of a woman who died in 1971.
Rotten wooden planks, a grave marker bearing her name, age and date of death, and even the remains of her ceremonial funeral clothing were found in a pit at the site next to Block 711, Yishun Avenue 5.
The site foreman, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lee, told Shin Min Daily that his workers had been excavating the site when they came across what appeared to be the remains of a wooden coffin.
They next found the grave marker, which was in good condition.
The grave marker identified the dead woman as Madam Sim Seok Inn, who died on Sept 14, 1971, at the age of 83. It also placed her as having come from Chenghai district in Chao prefecture in China's Guangdong province.
Fengshui specialist Cecil Lee, 51, said Yishun Avenue 5 was a Teochew cemetery established in the 1920s for the good fengshui it drew from being near Seletar Reservoir.
MOTORISTS who use Jalan Kayu to get from Yio Chu Kang Road to the Tampines Expressway (TPE) will have an alternative route in three years' time.
That is when a new road - Sengkang West Road - comes onstream, with three lanes in each direction. Currently, it is slow going on the narrow Jalan Kayu.
WHEN Ms Cindy Chiam discovered that her car had vanished from her driveway, she had no idea it would be the start of a five-year legal nightmare.
It turned out that the Suzuki Swift had been repossessed because the company that imported it had unpaid debts.
THE residents of upmarket Draycott Park and Ardmore Park are fed up of the tourist coaches that pull up daily to park illegally in their neighbourhood.
The area is so crowded on weekends that it looks more like a temporary carpark for tour buses than a verdant, exclusive residential area just off Scotts Road.
JAKARTA - A GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER of the late Indonesian dictator Suharto could face up to five years in jail after she was arrested in a drugs bust, a report said on Monday.
Putri Aryanti Haryowibowo, 22, was found with 0.8 grams of methamphetamine and ecstasy pills in the Friday police raid at a hotel in the capital, and tested positive for both drugs, the Jakarta Globe newspaper reported.
KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - MALAYSIA'S High Court said on Wednesday that it would let prosecutors use key DNA evidence in their bid to link opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to traces of semen found on the man who has accused him of sodomy.
The decision was a surprising reversal of the court's own recent ruling that a toothbrush, towel and water bottle that Anwar kept during police detention could not be submitted as evidence in his sodomy trial. A chemist testified that DNA on those items matched that of semen discovered on Anwar's accuser.
A TRADITIONAL healer in Pahang raped three women and their mother under the guise of bringing religious knowledge to them, Berita Harian reported.
The suspect first preyed on the mother, leading her to his house where he allegedly cast a spell on the woman in her 50s before sexually assaulting her.
PUTRAJAYA - DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak has warned Malaysians to be wary of 'dream merchants' who could turn the country into another failed state depending on foreign handouts to survive.
The Prime Minister said that the Government did not want to see the country, some day, having to hang on to the goodwill of international financial institutions, similar to the fate that had befallen some nations, forcing them to seek handouts.