SINGAPORE: There are nine types of vadai (deep-fried lentil fritters) on sale at Gina Rajan’s stall at Dunman Food Centre, such as dhal, prawn, vegetable and ikan bilis vadai . They all have one thing in common, according to her. “My vadai is very crispy on the outside, soft on the inside — when you have one bite, you feel like eating more,” the 63-year-old said about the Indian snack made to her late husband’s secret recipe. She has been selling vadai since 1985. Her stall, Gina’s Vadai, has moved multiple times, from its original premises in Geylang Bahru to Simpang Bedok and other locations before it settled in Dunman Food Centre in 2017. It has not been easy to survive this long, she tells the programme On The Red Dot . The couple had even contemplated suicide once, then a phone call changed everything. But with the COVID-19 pandemic now, business is only getting worse for one of Singapore’s oldest vadai brands. IT STARTED AT HOME Gina got ... » Learn More about A ‘miracle’ once saved these hawkers’ lives. Their stall is now battling to survive again
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MANILA, Philippines – He’s either a shameless, well-trained prevaricator, a repentant truth-teller, or someone caught in between. 57-year-old Edgar Matobato appeared twice before partisan senators who grilled him and tried to assert that his shocking revelations about the infamous Davao Death Squad (DDS) and President Rodrigo Duterte were too incredible to be true. Practically illiterate after completing only Grade 1 many decades ago, he was made to look stupid and inconsistent in his narration of what he knew. The son of a forest ranger who planted coffee and corn to support his family, the short, stocky Edgar with streaks of silver hair showed little traces of a man who had witnessed and even participated in the killing of hundreds of people – many of them criminals who were a menace to Davao. They were drug pushers, snatchers, hold-uppers, land-grabbers, and they all deserved to die, he thought. Edgar took pride in his job. He says his was among ... » Learn More about Edgar Matobato: Liar or truth-teller?
A 31-year-old man has died in hospital following an accident along the CTE last night (July 23). He was among the seven who were sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Accident along CTE According to photos and videos circulated online , all lanes appeared to be heavily congested following the accident. The incident took place along the CTE, towards SLE, after the Cavenagh Road exit. A vehicle was also seen engulfed in flames, with another overturned. CPR administered on person with no pulse The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a Facebook post that they were alerted to the accident at around 9:20pm. A statement said that the accident involved two cars, a lorry and two motorcycles. The car was "completely engulfed in flames", and a lorry and two motorcycles were found turned on their sides. No one was trapped, they said, adding that the fire was extinguished. The SCDF Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel assessed seven persons for injuries, ... » Learn More about Motorcyclist, 31, dies in hospital after CTE accident involving 5 vehicles