31 Dec '16, 12pm

More than 500 cinemagoers evacuated, one person taken to hospital after fire breaks out at The Cathay

SINGAPORE - About 550 cinemagoers were evacuated after a fire broke out at The Cathay on Saturday (Dec 31) evening, and one person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire involved an electrical distribution box on the seventh floor. It was extinguished by sprinklers before the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived. The Straits Times understands that the cinema level is closed off but other shops are still open. SCDF told The Straits Times on Saturday that it was alerted to a fire at 2 Handy road at about 6.30pm. It dispatched one fire engine, two fire bikes, three Red Rhinos, one ambulance and three support vehicles. Approximately 550 cinema patrons were evacuated by building staff as a precautionary measure, said the SCDF spokesman. A staff member in his 30s suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital by ambulance. The cause ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-than-500-cinem...

Tweets

1 taken to hospital, hundreds evacuated after fire at The Cathay

1 taken to hospital, hundreds evacuated after f...

channelnewsasia.com 31 Dec '16, 1pm

SINGAPORE: One person was taken to hospital and hundreds were evacuated after a fire broke out at The Cathay on Saturday e...

Top 10 Stories Of The Week From The Kicks On Fire Instagram

Top 10 Stories Of The Week From The Kicks On Fi...

kicksonfire.com 30 Dec '16, 7pm

Welcome back to another week where we highlight the Top 10 Stories Of The Week From The Kicks On Fire Instagram . This fea...

Thomson Medical to build hospital in JB

Thomson Medical to build hospital in JB

straitstimes.com 26 Dec '16, 9pm

Singapore private healthcare group Thomson Medical is building a general hospital in Johor Baru in the hope that lower pri...

Ang Mo Kio Town Council general manager under C...

straitstimes.com 29 Dec '16, 5pm

SINGAPORE - The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) has been removed from his duties and is u...

Woman complains of bedbug-infested coach ride from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore - The Straits Times

Woman complains of bedbug-infested coach ride f...

straitstimes.com 28 Dec '16, 6am

SINGAPORE - A woman who travelled by coach from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore allegedly suffered dozens of bedbug bites that l...

India's #NarendraModi unveils handouts, tax bre...

straitstimes.com 31 Dec '16, 6pm

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Dec 31) unveiled a series of cash handouts, cheaper loa...

Time Person of the Year 2016 (Singapore Edition...

alvinology.com 01 Jan '17, 4am

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017! Earlier this month, we ran an online poll inviting readers to vote for who yo...

Trumped up xenophobia over influx of Chinese wo...

straitstimes.com 30 Dec '16, 5am

In its editorial on Dec 29, the paper says fears over the growing Chinese presence in the country are irrational The world...

#Typhoon

straitstimes.com 08 Jan '17, 2pm

MANILA (AFP) - About 6,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines on Sund...

Dr. Sandra Roberts has been selected the 2016 S...

spectrummagazine.org 29 Dec '16, 10pm

Southeastern California Conference President Dr. Sandra E. Roberts has been named Spectrum Magazine's 2016 Adventist Perso...

#Bangladesh factories sack 1,500 workers after ...

straitstimes.com 27 Dec '16, 10am

DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh garment manufacturers have sacked at least 1,500 workers, police said on Tuesday (Dec 27), after ...

Peru's Sabancaya #volcano roars to life - The S...

straitstimes.com 27 Dec '16, 12pm

LIMA, PERU (REUTERS) - Peru's Sabancaya volcano rumbled back to life on Monday (Dec 26), spewing ash and smoke some 3,500m...

Bendy bus crashes into tree; 5 taken to hospital

straitstimes.com 08 Jan '17, 9pm

Residents in Choa Chu Kang were greeted with an unusual sight yesterday afternoon after an SMRT bendy bus veered off the r...

54,000 evacuated on Christmas after Germany fin...

straitstimes.com 25 Dec '16, 11am

BERLIN (AFP) - An unwelcome Christmas surprise in southern Germany forced the evacuation of 54,000 people from their homes...

What price Malaysia's trust deficit? - The Straits Times

What price Malaysia's trust deficit? - The Stra...

straitstimes.com 28 Dec '16, 10pm

Is Malaysia paying a heavy price for its ongoing political crisis? It seems so. The state is suffering from a trust defici...