Hello SGers. New forum member here, previous lurker, 3.5 year SG resident.
I know it happens a lot but just an additional message about being really watchful walking home at night - my husband and I were walking home from the station to our house last night and were mugged by two men both with huge kitchen knives. It was right on the corner of Florence road (just past where that sweet wee black and white cat hangs out) beside the sign, right next to (surprise surprise) the steps up to the Parkland Walk. We obviously gave them what they wanted and they ran off up the steps so no one harmed which is the importnat thing, but it was pretty scary. I usually walk home alone and actually it is probably easier to be alone to see who is behind you than if you are talking to your mate / partner/dog.
Neither of us had a phone or wallet or anything else out, we were just walking along talking (ironically about how much we like living here as it happened!), and carrying a bag each.
We obviously reported it and SG police came straight over and have been brill. no one hurt and a lovely guy in his car stopped to see if we were ok so the world is still good
Be careful out there! We are reverting to the evil of Uber from now on I am afraid...
p.s. they took a black nike gym bag of mine absolutely stuffed with my belongings / clothes etc - of no financial use to them at all I suspect but it had a turquoise moleskine notebook in it of some personal significance (and some nice DMs
) so if anyone sees that or a small black leather handbag dumped anywhere in the vicinty please do shout.