Staring blankly ahead, the two girls were silent as strangers touched their hair, painted their lips and stained their cheeks. Twenty minutes later, one was "prettified" with a scarf tied around her neck, while the other had a bright red Joker grin extending beyond her lips and facial hair drawn on with an eyebrow pencil.
Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of islandwide loanshark harassment cases, which included setting fire to homes.
The People's Action Party (PAP) on Sunday resolved to uphold an open and compassionate meritocracy, and build a fair and just society in Singapore, as it adopted a significant resolution that will define its cause in a new phase of Singapore's development.
The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) must continuously and strenuously defend the common space for people to speak up, because if it does not, then others will occupy the space and make them irrelevant, said Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing as he highlighted three national priorities for the party at its convention on Sunday.
The family of four whose flat in Pending Road was gutted by a fire last Tuesday morning may have returned home, but they could barely recognise it.