A look back at Feb 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the top stories from our pages this year and offer a glimpse behind the scenes
They claimed Mr Tan Soy Kiang, 70, owed the government money.
And over 15 years, the two elderly women allegedly conned him into giving them more than $400,000 of his hard-earned money.
The New Paper's Judith Tan exposed the scam on Feb 8 and for that, she won the Feature of the Month Award.
The article sparked an outcry and set the Internet abuzz. In just two days, more than $50,000 was raised for Mr Tan through an online fund-raising campaign.
The total contribution hit $63,000 in March and a cheque was handed over to Mr Tan.
Mr Tan is believed to have handed over his Central Provident Fund savings and monthly salary to the two Singaporean women for years.
They allegedly told him that the money was to service a debt to the government. But no such "debt" existed.
Following the article, one of the two women was arrested, and the other assisted with police investigations. The former was released on bail and is also assisting with police investigations.
While one of the two women admitted to cheating him, the other maintained her innocence and claimed she, too, had been conned by the same woman in a separate report. Mr Tan, who cannot stand up straight because of a spinal injury, took on two jobs - as a cleaner and a pump attendant each paying him $1,000 a month - to repay the "debt".
As all his income went to the two women, he then had to borrow money from neighbours and his 73-year-old sister to feed himself.
Mr Tan's ordeal came to light only when his niece, Ms Pamela Lim, 39, a real estate agent, returned from Australia after living there for 15 years and discovered that he was giving every cent he earned to the two women.
Ms Lim got the women to confess in a video, which has been handed over to the police. Mr Tan now lives with Ms Lim, who is looking after him.
Ms Judith Tan said: "It had been a year between the time Ms Lim made a police report and I learnt about it. Then, it took me another three months to get everything rolling.
"I felt very sorry for the uncle."
The Real S'pore duo charged with sedition
The New Paper broke the news of the arrest for sedition of a young couple behind sociopolitical website The Real Singapore (TRS) on Feb 18.
The article by Catherine Robert, Muhammad Azim Azman and Melvin Singh won the Story of the Month Award, and it was picked up by the Japanese and Australian media.
The Japanese-Australian administrator of TRS, Ai Takagi, 22, and her Singaporean boyfriend, Robin Yang Kai Heng, 26, who handled the site's financials, were arrested on Feb 17.
The police charge said they had allegedly posted remarks online that could promote ill will and hostility among the different races in Singapore.
The alleged remarks were in connection with a Feb 4 posting about an incident during Thaipusam.
Takagi and Yang were charged in April with seven counts of sedition and one count of failing to produce documents to a police officer.
In May, the Media Development Authority suspended their licence to operate the site and ordered them to take it offline, which they complied.
Singapore Press Holdings also brought a copyright infringement suit against the pair, alleging that content from its newspapers had been reproduced on the website without permission between January 2011 and April this year.
While out on bail, the couple opened two ramen stalls in August - Takagi Ramen Shop - in two National University of Singapore foodcourts.
The pair will be back in court for a trial in March and April next year.
Photo of love
It was a picture that spoke volumes of the love between a son and his cancer-stricken mother.
The photo was taken during the Singapore National Barista Championships 2015 where Mr John Ryan Ting, 33, was preparing his signature drink - an espresso with an added mix of Earl Grey and vanilla tea.
He then served it to his mother, Madam Magdalene Tan, 73, who was suffering from end-stage lung cancer. The moving picture by The New Paper photographer Phyllicia Wang Li Xia won the Feature Picture of the Month Award.
Ms Wang said: "It was instinct. When I heard that he was going to serve it to his mother, who was in a wheelchair, I knew that he would come down from the stage, so I got myself prepared."
Mr Ting won the competition but sadly, Madam Tan died the same month after Chinese New Year.
Last woman standing in HDB block slated for redevelopment
The blocks in Commonwealth had been identified for redevelopment under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme.
In all, 669 families living in Blocks 74 to 80 in Commonwealth Drive had moved out after being notified in August 2008.
Many were offered new flats near their former homes at subsidised prices under the scheme, which was introduced 20 years ago to rejuvenate older estates.
But there was one resident left.
Madam Foong Chea Tai, 67, made the news for remaining behind.
She said: "I'm not being weird. I just want to stay here."
On Feb 4, 10 HDB officers and police officers went to Madam Foong's three-room flat on the third storey of Block 79 to help her move.
While she initially refused, a HDB spokesman said she eventually vacated the flat that afternoon.
Madam Foong has since moved to a new flat in the same town and has settled into her new home.
Argument with son ends in death
The argument between a father and son turned so violent, it ended with the younger man allegedly strangling his father, who later died in hospital.
On Feb 10, neighbours heard screams from the semi-detached house in West Coast Rise.
Later, Mr Tan Kok Keng, 67, was taken unconscious to the National University Hospital. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead about an hour later.
His son, Mark Tan Peng Liat, 29, who accompanied his father in the ambulance, was arrested the same day.
Tan was charged with murder on Feb 12, but the charges were amended to culpable homicide not amounting to murder in October.
Tan also had an additional charge of having 15 airsoft guns without a licence at the house that evening.
His case is still pending.