Home Briefs: Man arrested for criminal trespass at Zouk

Man arrested for criminal trespass at Zouk

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for criminal trespass after he allegedly climbed on the roof of nightclub Zouk early yesterdaymorning.

The police were alerted to the incident at 17, Jiak Kim Street, at around 3.46am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it deployed a fire engine, a red rhino, three support vehicles and an ambulance in response to the incident.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The iconic home-grown nightclub opened at its Jiak Kim Street premises - made up of three warehouses - in 1991. It is due to relocate to Clarke Quay at the end of the year.

Tree falls at Jurong West, no injuries reported

Motorists were blocked from a stretch of road in Jurong West Avenue 4 when a big tree was uprooted early yesterdaymorning.

It was not clear what caused the tree, which was located near Block 704, to fall.

No injuries were reported.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it dispatched a fire engine and a support vehicle to the scene.

"SCDF officers assisted in cutting the fallen tree before handing the operation over to the National Parks Board," said a spokesman.

Marsiling sets up group to fight diabetes

There was a special item on the menu during the breaking of fast at Marsiling Community Sports Park yesterday evening.

Alongside the serving of food to Muslims and non-Muslim residents to mark the month of Ramadan, the Marsiling Citizens' Consultative Committee launched the Marsiling "Stop Diabetes" Support Group following the Ministry of Health's war on diabetes. The group will help raise awareness of and facilitate diabetes screening and healthcare.

The launch was graced by Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who highlighted the devastating financial and social impacts diabetes can have on families through conditions like stroke, blindness and amputation as well as kidney failure.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe