10 arrested after brawl at Bugis Village

Screengrabs from a video showing a brawl at Bugis Street. Ten people were arrested.
Screengrabs from a video showing a brawl at Bugis Street. Ten people were arrested.PHOTO: SG HARDTRUTH COMMUNITY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Ten people were arrested last week for their involvement in a brawl at Bugis Village.

A four-minute video of the incident was posted on the Facebook page of SG HardTruth Community on Monday (June 13), showing a group of people shouting as what looked like a scuffle broke out.

The group consisted of both men and women. Some can be seen exchanging punches, while one person can be seen lying on the ground.

Some men can later be seen intervening in the commotion.

The video, which was captioned "Commotion at Bugis Street on 7th June", was viewed more than 28,000 times and shared more than 350 times as of 1pm on Wednesday (June 15).

The police told The Straits Times on Wednesday that it received a call at 10.22pm on June 7 requesting assistance at 2 New Bugis Street.

Upon arrival, nine people were arrested for unlawful assembly. Another man was subsequently arrested in relation to the case.

According to a Shin Min Daily News report on Wednesday, the dispute involved two pastry shops in the area.

An employee from one of the shops told Shin Min that last Tuesday's fight was sparked off by an individual who stood in front of their shop and told customers that their bread was "fake". She said the brawl was due to a "miscommunication on both sides" and hopes the matter will be resolved soon.

A female staff member from the other shop claimed that three people carrying beer bottles were involved in the fight, adding that five of her family members sustained minor injuries.

Police investigations are ongoing.