News of AMK Hub Samsung store catching fire made it to various international news outlets

Suddenly Ang Mo Kio so famous.

By Guan Zhen Tan | March 29, 2017

If you haven’t heard the news, a fire broke out in the storeroom of the Samsung Experience Store in Ang Mo Kio Hub in the wee hours of March 28.

While the cause of the fire has not been confirmed, according to Channel NewsAsia, it happened in the storeroom of the outlet at 1.25am and was put out by sprinklers and the Singapore Civil Defence Force water jet.


Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating that the fire could very well have been caused by the latest line of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones.

If that is the case, not only will it be ironic, but disconcerting given the previous line of Note 7 phones were globally recalled due to batteries overheating and achieving combustion.

This fire news comes a day before Samsung was set to announce its Galaxy S8 phone.

As a result, quite a few international news outlets have taken a keen interest in this Singapore story, and reported on this case, giving Singapore, and in turn, Ang Mo Kio Hub, quite the spotlight it’d never imagine it’ll receive.

A few international sites that reported on this incident include CNET, which also has video coverage on the incident:

Screenshot via CNET’s website


Russia Today:

Screenshot via Russia Today’s website



Link via Fortune’s Website



Screenshot via Slate


The Telegraph:

Screenshot via The Telegraph


And even TIME, which shared Fortune‘s article on the fire.


Of course, while their point of focus was on the incident itself, suddenly, AMK Hub has become — literally — the hottest topic in town.

Yes, AMK, you’re famous.


Top photo adapted via esti_d’s Twitter, TIME’s Twitter, CNET, RT, The Telegraph and Fortune 

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About Guan Zhen Tan

Guan Zhen is a serial doodler with multiple pens with her wherever she goes. She loves listening to Visual Kei bands, Jamiroquai and random songs from the future-funk genre.

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