Singapore F1 2022

Is it better to be lucky or good. Or both? After a good race at the Singapore Grand Prix, Ferrari were hoping things would turn out lucky for them -- a safety car issue late in the race put Sergio Perez's win in some doubt, and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari would be the benefactor should the issue be enforced.

Like many things under the lights at the Marina Bay Circuit, it didn't go Ferrari's way. Red Bull Racing's Perez was indeed penalized, but the penalty handed out added only five seconds to his time. Perez won by 7.5 seconds over Leclerc, who after chasing down the Mexican driver and trying to pass him several times in the final stages of the race, backed off as told by his team that Perez was facing a timing penalty for the safety car infraction.

Early on, the Singapore Grand Prix looked to be swinging in their direction on Saturday when Leclerc took the pole. Combined with the poor qualifying of championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull, that gave them some hope. That was dashed right at the start as Verstappen's teammate, Perez, made a bold move a soon as the track went green and snatched the lead from Leclerc on a circuit that was damp from rain that delayed the start.

Pérez wins Singapore GP as Verstappen missed chance to clinch F1 title
Sergio Perez celebrates after winning the Singapore Grand Prix for Red Bull. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Sergio Perez wins the Singapore GP! The Mexican cruises over the finish line to take a hugely hard-earned victory in spectacularly tough conditions. Charles Leclerc follows him, then Carlos Sainz. Then it’s Norris, Ricciardo, Stroll, Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Gasly. Vertstappen nipped ahead of Vettel at the very, very last.

Verstappen's Title on Hold After Perez Wins in Singapore
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez of Mexico celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, at the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Oct.2, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.

Perez's second win of the season saw him crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, with Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. in third place. Perez was subsequently handed a five-second time penalty for not staying within 10 lengths of the safety car when following behind. But the Mexican driver's lead over Leclerc covered him enough to keep victory by 2.6 seconds.

The 32-year-old Perez won the Monaco GP in May and now has four career wins. “It was certainly my best performance, I controlled the race,” Perez said. “The last few laps was so intense I didn’t feel it that much in the car but when I got out I felt it. I gave everything for the win today.”

Sergio Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc fails to convert from pole again

Sergio Perez claimed his second victory of the Formula 1 season on Sunday, taking the lead from Charles Leclerc on the very first lap and holding on to win a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix in wet conditions.

The Red Bull driver avoided an investigation for a potential safety car infringement, but he would have needed a penalty of more than five seconds to deny him the win and hand Leclerc a reprieve after the Ferrari man failed to convert from pole position yet again. The race was delayed by more than an hour after heavy rain around the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore, and once the action finally began, it was Perez who was sharpest in overtaking Leclerc at once.

Meanwhile, the Mexican’s Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen needed a lot to go his way – including a win – to claim his second consecutive F1 title here, but the Dutch-Belgian struggled after starting eighth and ultimately finished seventh, having slid off the track at one point. Meanwhile, a first victory of the season continues to elude Lewis Hamilton, who started fourth but ended up ninth after hitting the barrier in a grand prix where numerous cars failed to finish.

2022 F1 Singapore GP: Winners and Losers
That was one action-packed Singapore GP for the fans

Welcome back, F1 Singapore GP! The race made a return to the sport's calendar with a bang.

The race was delayed by an hour due to a pre-race rain shower. When it did begin, it displayed the kind of high-level driving and action that was fitting for a race that made a return after three years. In the end, Sergio Perez was the first driver to cross the checkered flag ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

Whenever Perez wins, it's a feel-good moment, but given how the race panned out, there will be quite a few who will be heading home with a sour taste in their mouth. The 2022 F1 Singapore GP was rewarding for some, but for others not so much. Who are they? Well, let's find out as we take a look at the winners and losers for the 2022 F1 Singapore GP.

F1 results: Singapore GP and World Championship standings

Perez’s win brings him to only two points behind Leclerc, while a single point now separates Sainz and George Russell.

Verstappen had the opportunity to secure his second consecutive world title in the Singapore Grand Prix, but a dismal performance in qualifying and an unimpressive race put the championship out of his reach, at least for the weekend. He continues to have an overwhelming 104-point lead over Leclerc, and will have another chance to clinch the trophy in the 18th round of the competition.

The next stop for Formula 1 is Japan, to be held next weekend over 53 laps of the 3,608-mile Suzuka International Racing Course.

F1 Singapore Grand Prix records highest attendance in race’s 13-year history
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the qualifying session ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on Oct 1, 2022. (Photo: ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)

This year’s edition of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has set a new record for the highest attendance in race’s 13-year history, race organisers announced on Sunday (Oct 2).

Tickets for the event have sold out, with about 302,000 fans attending the three-day event. This is the largest attendance since the first night race in 2008 where 300,000 were in attendance.

The last edition of the race, held in 2019, drew 268,000 spectators. The Singapore Grand Prix was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A contract was signed in January for Singapore to host the F1 Grand Prix for another seven years - the longest extension for the race to date.

All you need to know about the F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022
Aerial view of the Marina Bay street circuit, where the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will be held from 2022 to 2028. (PHOTO: Singapore GP Pte Ltd)

Formula One racing makes its return to Singapore from 30 September to 2 October, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The F1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will be held for the 13th time as a night race at the Marina Bay street circuit, and continue to do so until 2028, following a contract extension signed in January this year.

Also returning are the entertainment acts on the sideline of the event, as stars such as Green Day, Black Eyed Peas and Westlife are set to thrill their fans amid the rip-roaring action on the race track.

F1 set for lights, cameras and action again at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

The stage is set and lit for the pinnacle of motorsport’s thrilling return back on track at the home of Formula 1 night racing following a two-year COVID-19 forced hiatus. The action is set to start from Friday in preparation for this Sunday’s 61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.

The driver to beat will be reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, with the Dutchman not just going for his sixth-straight race victory, and Red Bull’s first at Marina Bay since 2013, but a second-straight title. But, a lot has to go right for him to secure that crown, including at least the win, while rival Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc must be in ninth or lower, and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez – who is looking to become the first to win in Monaco and Singapore in the same season since 2011 – must be fourth or lower.

“It’s important to have a good qualifying lap here so we’ll be focusing on that,” said Verstappen, who has scored 11 wins from 16 races so far this season, with just two more needed to equal the most wins in a single campaign record held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. “It’s very difficult to do a perfect lap here because of tight turns and how close the walls are. I don’t really think about the Championship, I just want to have a positive weekend on track and take it race by race, there’s no rush."

Full weekend race schedule | How to watch on TV

After a three-week break, the F1 2022 season resumes this weekend with the Singapore Grand Prix.

F1’s first-ever night race makes a welcome return to the calendar this season after an enforced three-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The punishing Marina Bay Street Circuit and high humidity levels will challenge the drivers as they race under the lights in Singapore for the first time since 2019.

F1 Singapore Grand Prix weekend schedule (UK times):
Friday September 30
11am - Practice 1
2pm - Practice 2

Saturday October 1
11am - Practice 3
2pm - Qualifying

Sunday October 2

Road closures around Marina Centre and Padang from Sep 30 to Oct 3 for F1 Singapore GP

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Thursday (Sep 29) announced road closures during the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 and advised members of the public to use public transport when travelling to the circuit areas.

"During the closures, access will only be granted to authorised vehicles as well as police and emergency vehicles," the police said in a media release.

"Auxiliary police officers and traffic marshals will be deployed at the affected junctions to assist and direct motorists."

Marina Bay Street Circuit
  • When was the track built? The Marina Bay Circuit arrived on the scene in 2008. A street track with the city's famous skyline as its spectacular backdrop, the initial circuit plan by Herman Tilke was refined by KBR Inc, while the event has quickly established itself as one of the standouts on the F1 calendar.
  • When was its first Grand Prix? In 2008, Singapore had the honour of hosting the first night-time race in F1 history. The Grand Prix – the 15th round of that season – proved a huge hit with the teams and drivers, while Renault’s Fernando Alonso claimed a controversial victory.
  • What’s the circuit like? The 5.063km Marina Bay Circuit is one of the most physically demanding on the calendar, its bumpy street surface coupled with humid conditions giving the drivers plenty to think about. With 23 corners, they are working the wheel a lot, too, around the high-speed lap – the physical stress causing them to lose as much as 3kg over the course of a race. The circuit also boasts some of the most unique features of any track on the F1 calendar, including Turn 18, which actually sees the drivers pass underneath a grandstand.
  • Why go? If you want to see Singapore at its best, there’s no better time to do so than when Formula 1 arrives in the heart of this buzzing city. Get the lay of the land by taking a ride on the Singapore Flyer, a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the track’s permanent pits complex, then get stuck into Singapore’s incredible bar and restaurant scene. Cocktail fanatics should also make a pilgrimage to the famous Raffles Hotel – the proper home of the Singapore Sling (non-alcoholic versions are available!)
  • Where is the best place to watch? Get yourself comfy in the grandstand located at Turn 1, which offers spectacular views as the cars accelerate into the first corner, before braking hard and whipping through Turns 2 and 3. You’ll get a great view of the start too – expect to see plenty of sparks fly as the drivers blast off the line.

F1 Renews Singapore Grand Prix In 7-Year Deal

Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix is slated for at least seven more years as part of a new deal that runs from 2022 to 2028.

Singapore’s estimated annual cost for hosting Formula 1 is $100 million, according to Channel News Asia. Host organizers Singapore GP Pte. Ltd. and the Singapore Tourism Board reportedly paid $35 million per Grand Prix in the previous contract, which ran from 2017 to 2021.

The race has reportedly generated more than $1.1 billion in tourism receipts, according to event organizers. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 2.

As part of the deal, the hosts have agreed to a number of changes:
  • The events will switch to renewable energy sources and focus on recycling.
  • Singapore will conduct a sustainability audit to ensure it’s following Formula 1’s sustainability goals — Formula 1 aims to be net zero carbon by 2030.
  • The hosts said they will also focus on community relations, diversity, and health and safety.

Motor racing-F1 extends Singapore Grand Prix contract until 2028

The Singapore Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar until at least 2028, the sport and race organisers said on Thursday, after agreeing a fresh seven-year deal. The event, which was cancelled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to take place on Oct. 2 as part of a record 23-race calendar this year. It will be the first grand prix under the new seven-year deal.

"Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia," Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali said in a statement. "The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since." Singapore has established itself as one of Formula One's most glamorous and popular events since it made its debut in 2008. The race is staged in the heart of the city-state, with cars driving around a floodlit street track against a backdrop of glittering skyscrapers, while spectators are entertained by headline music acts.

Partly funded by the government, it has played a key role in boosting tourism to Singapore. The race has generated more than S$1.5 billion in incremental tourism receipts and drawn more than 550,000 unique international visitors to Singapore since its debut, according to organisers. The 2019 race, won by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari, drew a crowd of about 268,000 over the whole weekend, the event's second highest, organisers said as they looked forward to welcoming fans back this year. “The Singapore Formula One race continues to be a strong focal point for tourists, global events and business meetings,” said Singapore’s Minister for Transport S Iswaran.

F1 extends Singapore GP until 2028
Race has been on the series' calendar since 2008 & absent from 2020 and 2021 calendars due to pandemic

Formula One has announced a contract extension with the Singapore Grand Prix for seven years. The new agreement will run from 2022 until 2028.

The Singapore Grand Prix first joined the Formula One calendar in 2008, however it was absent from the schedule in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to RacingNews365, the previous contract saw the series receive US$35 million per Grand Prix from the host organisers, Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Channel News Asia pegged the overall cost of Singapore hosting its Formula One race at US$100 million a year.

The latest hosting contract has seen the organisers commit to improving the sustainability of the event. This includes switching to renewable energy sources, using recyclable materials and increasing recycling efforts. In addition, a sustainable audit will be conducted, ensuring that the Singapore Grand Prix is fully in line with Formula One’s own sustainability goals. SGP and STB have also pledged to connect with the local community, seek to promote diversity amongst event volunteers, as well as place greater emphasis on the health and safety of all attendees.

Formula One Singapore race renewed for another 7 years, from 2022 to 2028
Aerial view of the Marina Bay street circuit, where the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will be held from 2022 to 2028. (PHOTO: Singapore GP Pte Ltd)

The Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will continue to be held in the city-state for another seven years.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore GP (SGP) and F1 announced in a joint media release on Thursday (27 January) that Singapore will continue to host the motor-racing extravaganza as part of the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2022 to 2028.

This is the fourth contract renewal for Singapore, and the seven-year extension is the longest for the race to date. The stakeholders said in the media release that this will give Singapore a longer runway to capture pent-up demand as international travel recovers. It also allows STB, SGP and industry partners to develop new experiences to meet the evolving interests of locals and visitors.


Nepal's Child Brides

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Spate of knife-related attacks

Update 18 Sep 2023: 6 men charged with rioting armed with deadly weapon after bloody fight in AMK coffee shop

Six men, aged between 22 and 34, were charged with rioting armed with a deadly weapon after a bloody fight in a coffee shop early Thursday morning (Sept 14).

CCTV footage shows several men attacking a man in a white T-shirt in the coffee shop at Block 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. One of the assailants can be seen wielding a parang.

A screenshot shows paramedics attending to a man with blood on his white T-shirt.


Orchard Road fatal brawl: Man charged for having bread knife at Concorde Hotel

A man was hauled to a district court on Tuesday for allegedly having a bread knife in his possession at the Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall where a fatal brawl took place at around 6am on Aug 20.

Zurfaqar Musli, 32, was charged with one count of being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. His case has been adjourned to Sept 27. If convicted of the offence, he can be jailed for up to three years and receive at least six strokes of the cane.

To date, more than 10 people have been charged over their alleged roles in the fatal brawl in Orchard Road.

Man, 39, arrested after attacking victim with knife in fight at Jalan Besar

A 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a knife in Jalan Besar.

The police said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 10) that they were alerted to a fight at Jalan Besar on Saturday (Sept 9). Preliminary investigations revealed the man is believed to have been involved in a dis pute with the 40-year-old male victim and that he had allegedly used a knife to attack him.
Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him within eight hours. Two knives and the victim's bloodstained shirt were seized as case exhibits.

2 men arrested for attacking victim with knife at Clarke Quay, police looking for third man

Two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of affray in Clarke Quay.

The police said they were alerted to a fight on Aug 13 at about 6.15am. A victim had purportedly slashed his head at Read Crescent Park. He had suffered a deep laceration on his forehead and was conscious when taken to hospital. Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had an altercation with three unknown men.

During their dispute, a fight ensued between them and one of the assailants allegedly used a knife to attack the victim. After the fight, the three assailants fled.

Man suffers slash to his face and stab wounds after being attacked by 2 others at Buangkok Crescent

A 48-year-old man was injured after allegedly being attacked by two men along Buangkok Crescent following a dispute.

The police said they were alerted to a case of assault on Monday (July 24), at about 10.55pm. The two suspects fled the scene after the attack.

The victim, who sustained injuries including stab wounds and a slash to his face, and was conscious when taken to hospital.

Stranger arrested after allegedly attacking man and woman with knife at Market Street

A 26-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attacking a man and a woman with a knife along Market Street on Saturday (July 22).

The police said they were alerted to the case of assault at around 8pm. The assailant fled from the scene after allegedly attacking a 39-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman.

The police added: "The male victim was found with multiple injuries on his face and limbs, while the female victim sustained injuries on her wrist. Both were believed to have been injured with a knife and a knife was recovered at the scene." The two victims were conscious when taken to hospital.

3rd man involved in fight at Clarke Quay arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons

The third man allegedly involved in the fight at Clarke Quay on Sunday (Aug 13) has been arrested, said the police.

A victim was purportedly slashed on the head after an altercation with three unknown men.

The victim sustained a deep laceration on his forehead and was conscious when taken to the hospital. After the fight, the three assailants fled.

Man, 46, arrested for attacking 60-year-old man with knife at Chin Swee Road

A 46-year-old man was arrested for attacking another man with a knife.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a case of assault along Chin Swee Road on July 4 at 7.14pm. A man had allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old man.

After the attack, the man fled from the scene. The victim was found with multiple injuries and was believed to have been injured with a knife. He was taken conscious to hospital.

Yishun knife attack: Man slashed former flatmate over suspected affair

While on a remission order following his release from prison, a drug offender attacked his former flatmate with a knife after suspecting the man of having an affair with a woman he was in a relationship with.

Abdul Karim V. Sickander also attacked the man’s girlfriend, causing both of them to suffer multiple injuries and permanent scarring.

On Monday, Abdul Karim, 59, pleaded guilty to four charges, including one for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon and drug offences. He will be sentenced in June.

3rd person charged for knife attack at Bugis hotel was charged with drug offences last year

A man, who jumped bail after he was handed drug-related charges in 2022 and had a warrant of arrest issued against him, allegedly took part in a knife attack in the Bugis area on Monday.

Mohammad Ghufran Sinarfadhli, 22, was handed an assault charge on Thursday. The Singaporean was the second person allegedly linked to the case who had been issued with a warrant of arrest earlier.

An 18-year-old boy, accused of committing assault in 2021, also had a warrant of arrest against him when he allegedly took part in the knife attack on Monday. On Wednesday, the Indonesian teenager and a Singaporean woman identified as Norliana Hazuliani, 23, were each handed an assault charge.

80-year-old man allegedly slashed 88-year-old man in AMK for harassing his wife

An 80-year-old man allegedly slashed an 88-year-old man with a knife in a bid to stand up for his wife.

The incident occurred outside Sheng Siong supermarket at Block 122 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 last Friday evening (Mar 17). Police were alerted to the incident at 5.56pm that day and seized a knife at the scene.

Teo Woo Cheng was charged on Saturday with voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon, reported The Straits Times.

Woman stabbed 11-year-old son with fruit knife for entering her room without permission

A woman flew into a rage and stabbed her 11-year-old son in his right thigh with a fruit knife after he entered her room without permission.

The boy bled profusely and had to be hospitalised for 20 days.

The 41-year-old woman was sentenced to two months’ jail on Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to assaulting her son with a weapon. She cannot be named owing to a gag order to protect the child’s identity.

Latest in spate of similar incidents

The incident is the latest in a recent spate of cases relating to sharp objects in Singapore:

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Woman brandishing knife in Tampines stabs herself after police stand-off

A 53-year-old woman who was allegedly "brandishing" a knife outside St Hilda's Secondary School in Tampines on Monday (Sep 19) evening was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, said the police.

Police told CNA that they had received a call for assistance at about 6.30pm regarding the woman who was near Block 840 Tampines Street 82, opposite St Hilda's Secondary School. "When police officers arrived, the woman was uncooperative and refused to comply with police’s instructions," they said. "The woman then stabbed herself in the abdomen and threatened to further harm herself.

For her safety, one of the police officers then discharged a Taser to prevent the woman from further injuring herself."  Police said the woman was also apprehended under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act and for suspected drug-related offences. She was taken to the hospital conscious and in a stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

53-Year-Old Woman With Knife Subdued By Police In Tampines, Arrested For Possessing Offensive Weapon

A woman was seen in videos appearing to wave a knife at police officers in Tampines on Monday (19 Sep) evening. She was also heard yelling at the police outside the gates of St Hilda’s Secondary School. The woman was eventually subdued by the police and sent to hospital.

In a video posted on various social media sites, including the Our Singapore Facebook page, a woman in a light green top and black pants can be seen surrounded by several police officers. Her shirt appeared to have a large dark red stain on her stomach, and she was holding at least one object in her hands. She was also yelling something unintelligible at the officers.

As the officers tell her to “drop the knife”, she seems to get increasingly agitated, walking from one end of the gate to the other and waving the object at them. In another video uploaded on TikTok, the woman can be seen standing outside the school fence surrounded by at least 10 police officers.

Man Seen Brandishing Sword At Cars & People In Buangkok, Arrested By Police

Even in a relatively safe country like Singapore, danger can emerge in unexpected forms. On Monday (14 Mar), a man appeared near Buangkok Square mall, allegedly assaulting people and cars with a sword.

Footage of this was shared on social media and messaging apps like Telegram and WhatsApp. The man has been arrested, and investigations are currently ongoing. According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), a man was seen wielding a sword near Buangkok Square mall on Monday (14 Mar). In a Telegram video, he can be seen swinging his sword at a car as it passed him by.

When other cars stopped for him to cross the road, he took the opportunity to attack them. He then walked towards the traffic light and assaulted pedestrians. When he lunged at a man with his sword, he lost his balance and slipped. The unarmed man quickly used this chance to subdue him, pinning him on the ground. Other passers-by also promptly intervened to help. It took 5 men to detain him successfully.

Man Attacks 2 People In Queenstown With Razor Blade, Will Be Charged For Causing Hurt

The incident involving a man wielding a sword at unsuspecting passers-by in Buangkok yesterday (14 Mar) shocked readers all over Singapore. However, that wasn’t the only strange and horrifying incident to have happened that day.

That same evening, another man reportedly injured 2 people in Queenstown using a razor blade. Police have since arrested him. He will be charged on Wednesday (16 Mar) for causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, the 33-year-old man had apparently assaulted individuals using a razor blade at 3 locations:
  • 59 Strathmore Avenue
  • 62 Strathmore Avenue
  • 57 Dawson Place

Man Allegedly Throws Knife At Police In Bukit Batok, Remanded At IMH For Observation

Monday (14 Mar) was an unusually distressing day as multiple assaults involving knives and sharp objects took place at different locations in Singapore. 
Besides the infamous sword-wielding incident in Buangkok and the razor attack in Queenstown, a 3rd similar incident occurred in Bukit Batok.

A 27-year-old man had allegedly thrown a knife at police officers upon confrontation, hitting one of the cops’ right cheek. On Wednesday (16 Mar), Leonard Goh Yew Cheng was charged for causing hurt to deter a public servant and possessing an offensive weapon in public.
According to The Straits Times (ST), police said they were alerted to a man allegedly armed with a knife at about 9.10pm on Monday (14 Mar).

The 27-year-old shouted and said he was looking for someone along Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. When police officers engaged the man, he pulled out a watermelon knife from under his shirt and threw it towards one of the cops. The blade ended up hitting the right cheek of Station Inspector Cheong Kah Guan, 42, and caused a bruise. The man was subsequently arrested and had his knife seized.

Knife-Wielding Man Shot Dead In Bendemeer, He Charged At Police Despite 3 Taser Shots

It’s rare to hear of police shooting incidents in Singapore. But it could happen when officers are trying to protect themselves against an imminent threat, such as the
recent incident in ClementiOn Wednesday (23 Mar), police officers shot dead a knife-wielding man in Bendemeer who ignored their advice and charged towards them with the weapon in hand.

Before the encounter with the police, the man had approached a student who was lucky enough to walk away unscathed. In a statement posted on Facebook, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said they were alerted to the case at about 4.07pm on Wednesday (23 Mar). A 64-year-old man was armed with a knife in the vicinity of 33 Bendemeer Road.

Upon arriving at the scene, the police engaged the armed man, who came out of a unit brandishing a knife. Despite multiple warnings instructing him to drop the weapon, the man did not comply and advanced towards the officers. To put some distance between themselves and the man, the officers retreated and fired 3 taser shots. However, this did not stop the man. Man succumbs to injury after officer fired shot at his chest

Knife-Wielding Man In Boon Lay Tasered & Arrested, Faces Up To 3 Years’ Jail

Knife-related attacks have been on the rise of late. Going by the numerous incidents in recent weeks, such as the high-profile Beach Road slashing, we’ve likely heard friends and family questioning, “What’s happening in Singapore these days?”

The display of such dangerous behaviour continues as another incident of knife-wielding occurred on Friday (20 May). A man who brandished a knife and charged at police officers was tasered and arrested in Boon Lay. On Saturday (21 May), he was charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. He faces a jail term of up to three years.

Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported that the police received a report of a man allegedly possessing a knife at Boon Lay Place at about 2pm on 20 May. According to Lianhe Zaobao, the incident had occurred near a shopping stretch at Boon Lay Place, and near Boon Lay Shopping Centre. The man, whom CNA identified as 56-year-old Aris Sujah, allegedly took out a knife and charged at police officers when they were questioning him. Despite the police officers’ repeated calls to stop, Aris continued charging at them. One of the officers then used his taser on the man, who was then subdued and arrested. They also seized the knife from him.

21-Year-Old Student Slashed At Geylang Coffee Shop, Attacker Charged For Causing Hurt

While Singapore is known to be a safe country, we still hear of horrific incidents happening in our heartlands every once in a while. On Wednesday (1 Jun), a 21-year-old man was reportedly slashed multiple times while drinking with his friends at a coffee shop in Geylang.

The 45-year-old attacker has since been charged for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. He faces up to seven years’ jail if found guilty of the offence. According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), the attack took place at about 4.40pm on Wednesday (1 Jun) at Hin Sheng Coffee House at 346 Geylang Road. The victim, a 21-year-old student, was reportedly having a drink with his friends at the coffee shop when the attack occurred.

As he was seated facing his friends, the youth was caught off guard when the 45-year-old came charging from the back, and had no chance to dodge the slashes. The student reportedly suffered multiple lacerations, including to his head, neck, and thumb. He was conveyed to the hospital where he received 18 stitches for his injuries before being discharged later at night.

Man Attacks 2 People With Knife At Yishun HDB, Arrested For Causing Grievous Hurt

Just earlier this month, a slashing incident involving a student who was attacked by a man sent Singaporeans into a frenzy. Unfortunately, another incident involving a dangerous weapon has occurred again, this time in Yishun.

On Thursday (23 Jun), a 58-year-old was arrested for attacking two people in an Yishun HDB flat. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they later conveyed the two victims to the hospital. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

In a widely-circulated TikTok video posted on Thursday night (23 Jun), four police vehicles were seen parked below a HDB block in Yishun.

18-Year-Old Slashes Man With Knife At Choa Chu Kang, Victim Brought To Hospital

Having a few drinks with some buddies is just harmless fun most of the time. However, get too intoxicated, and tensions can run high, potentially leading to fights. 
On Wednesday (3 Aug), two men drinking together in Choa Chu Kang got into a dispute.

Apparently wanting to stick up for his father, the 18-year-old son of one of the men used a knife to attack the other. The teen slashed the 37-year-old victim multiple times on his head, neck, and chest. Police arrested four people and investigations are now ongoing.

Shin Min Daily News reports that the incident took place at about 8pm on Wednesday (3 Aug) near Block 141 Teck Whye Lane. Two men had been drinking together before they somehow got into a heated disagreement, which escalated into a big fight. Seeing this, a teenager, who’s suspected to be the son of one of the men, purportedly decided to intervene and help his father.

50-Year-Old Allegedly Assaults Man With Pen Knife At Beach Road, Investigations Ongoing

On Sunday (18 Sep), a 50-year-old man suspected of assaulting another man was arrested along Beach Road. He was found with a pen knife on him. The item has been seized by police.

The incident left a 31-year-old man with lacerations on his chest and abdomen. According to the Singapore Police Force, the 50-year-old will be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon on Monday (19 Sep).

In a news release on Monday (19 Sep), the police said officers were conducting foot patrol along Beach Road on 18 Sep at about 4.10am when they noticed a commotion at a taxi stand. They found a 31-year-old man with lacerations on his chest and abdomen. The man claimed he had been assaulted by another man with a sharp object. He was later conveyed to the hospital while conscious.

Spate of Assault & Altercation

A man who was seen swinging a sword at cars and passers-by along Buangkok Crescent on Mar. 14 afternoon has been arrested by the police. In multiple videos circulating online, the man, wearing a dark-coloured tank top and long pants, was seen walking on the road with a long sword and swinging it at several cars passing by. He then approached a bystander on the roadside waiting for the traffic light, and swung his sword at the man's neck.

The bystander flinched and retreated, and the man charged at him, only to slip and fall to the ground. The bystander struggled with the man on the ground, and a few other passers-by joined in to help subdue the man by putting their weight on him.

According to Today, the police said the man damaged at least three cars outside Buangkok Square shopping centre. The man was seen approaching one car while and pointing the tip of the sword at the front passenger window. The driver drove off and the man swung the sword, which appeared to hit the vehicle’s rear. He was then seen walking on the opposite side of the road and he again appeared to hit another passing vehicle.