Shocking Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965

Tourist from Hell (1996)

The prison van carrying murderer John Martin Scripps leaving the High Court after the trial. PHOTO: ST FILE

John Martin Scripps befriended unknowing tourists, then butchered them and drained their bank accounts. He killed in Singapore and Thailand, and was the first Westerner to be hanged for murder in the Republic.

Rolex murder (1998)

A police officer holding the watch for which Jonaris killed Madam Poh. PHOTO: ST FILE

Jonaris Badlishah wanted to give his girlfriend a Rolex. He did not have the money, so he killed to get the $7,500, gold and diamond-studded watch. He struck make-up artist Sally Poh Bee Eng more than 10 times on the head with a hammer.

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