21-year-old man hospitalised after dispute in Yishun ends in knife attack

A 21-year-old man was hospitalised after an alleged dispute ended in violence in Yishun on Sunday (April 2) night.

The police said they received a call at around 7.49pm about a case of voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon at Block 145, Yishun Street 11.

The Straits Times reports that the weapon involved was a knife, and that the attack was sparked by a long-standing dispute.

The victim was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, which was alerted to be on standby to receive him. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, which dispatched an ambulance, said he suffered multiple injuries. 

Police investigations are ongoing.

The dispute adds to a growing list of incidents which have occurred in Yishun.

The Straits Times recently did a report on the weird happenings in the northern town.

Yishun has made the news for cat abuse, murder, car chases, brothel raids, civilians trying to attack policemen with stun guns, loan sharks, falling concrete slabs, sinkholes, feuding taxi drivers, shopping mall stabbings and more.

"Build a wall around Yishun," says a popular meme, while a Twitter account has been set up, dedicated to weird happenings in this estate.

The Straits Times report pointed out the phenomenon may be attributed to media coverage and confirmation bias.

So if something occurs in Yishun, people sit up and take notice.

These factors combine to create an often darkly funny, dystopian image of the town.

So, perhaps by having balanced media coverage and a neutral viewpoint of incidents that occur there, we can make Yishun great again. 

The Straits Times

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