The resident, who gave her name as Ms Jamilah, traced the smell to a dark red liquid dripping from the ceiling in her master bedroom.
Suspecting the liquid was blood, she asked her son-in-law to call the police. Police later found a 77-year-old man dead in the unit above hers. He had died of a heart attack.
Some netizens were puzzled as to how blood traversed the floors and wondered if it was due to structural issues or a lack of waterproofing. Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng later said the blood had seeped through the ceiling due to the porous nature of concrete.
3. 'Is it because I'm Chinese?' and 'It's auto-lock!'
These phrases are bound to be familiar to most Singaporeans. Yes, it is from that video of a heated exchange between a Gojek driver and his unhappy passenger that went viral.
Briton Stuart Boyd Mills could not find an unlocked exit at the carpark at Roxy Square shopping centre.
And when security supervisor Andrew Lim offered to show him the way out, an inebriated Mills tried to trip Mr Lim with his foot, stumbled himself instead, and in a fit of anger threw a punch at Mr Lim's face.
Two had been strangers he befriended while busking, and one a neighbour, but Mr Lee considered them to be his brothers.
He fed them, clothed them and bathed them, caring for them with the little savings he had of his own. And when two of them died, he arranged their funerals and oversaw the rites.
Mr Lee's story touched the hearts of many readers, who admired his selflessness, generosity and compassion.
Over several days, more than 30 people wrote in to ST offering Mr Lee donations and assistance.
Mr Lee politely declined all the offers, asking instead that donors help those less fortunate than he is.
8. The Legend of Imran
After a photo of a soldier wearing a serious expression while receiving a rifle with his muscular arms from his platoon commander went viral, netizens were quick to coin Singapore's own meme: The Legend of Imran.
Specialist Cadet (SCT) Muhammad Imran Azeman shot to Internet fame, after his photo was posted on the official Basic Military Training Centre Facebook page in July.
The image took on a life of its own, with many netizens contributing humorous one-liners on the Facebook post expressing just how tough Imran is.
SCT Imran was asked to read these one-liners out loud when he sat down with ST for a video interview in September. The video was a hit with many readers, garnering over 4,500 shares and nearly 1,000 comments.
His favourite line? "During stand by bed, Imran lies down while the bed stands by him."
9. Midges mania in August, black bugs in October
In August, midges that plagued residents before returned with a vengeance in the area around Pandan Reservoir for about a month due to a breeding surge during hot weather.
Though the small, flying insects do not bite or spread diseases, some residents were alarmed by the swarms, described as "a scene from a horror movie". The last time they appeared was in 2016 near Bedok Reservoir.
Bukit Batok residents, too, saw the return of black beetle-like bugs in October that first "attacked" in 2015.
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