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Shaken and stirred: What it takes to run some of Singapore’s best bars

The era of bars is upon us, say bar owners and drinkers alike. Singapore’s bars now ping on global radars. Young Singaporeans are lapping up artisanal spirits. At least one new bar opens every month. But it’s not…

$6m programme launched to fast-track building technology projects

A $6 million accelerator programme was launched yesterday to fast-track development and commercialisation of building technology, especially innovations that do not get past the research stage. The programme will help firms and innovators find funding and development support…

More fires, but fewer occur in residential areas

More shopping malls, supermarkets, vehicles and electric bicycles caught fire last year, which saw firefighters responding to more fire-related calls. However, there were fewer fires in residential areas, as rubbish chute and bin fires fell to a 10-year…

40 residents evacuated after fire engulfs Bendemeer Road HDB flat

About 40 residents of a HDB block in Bendemeer Road were evacuated, after a fire broke out in a 10th storey unit on Sat morning. SCDF said that it was alerted to the fire at 43 Bendemeer Road…

Crocodile caught at Lower Seletar Reservoir, water activities remain suspended

A crocodile that was spotted at Lower Seletar Reservoir last week has been caught, said PUB on Sat. The reptile was first spotted by a PUB contractor on Feb 14, prompting a suspension of all water and fishing…

Foreign worker killed at Changi East construction site

A construction worker was killed in a worksite accident at Changi East on Fri after he was knocked down by a tipper truck, MOM said. “MOM was informed of a fatal accident at a work site at 31A…

SCDF deploys hazmat team after ammonia leak at Ang Mo Kio building

A hazmat team was deployed to a commercial building in Ang Mo Kio on Sat evening after an ammonia leak was detected. SCDF said it responded to the incident at 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 at about…

To keep HDB lifts working, they risk their safety time and again

Few people are aware of just how great the risks are for a lift technician. One could fall down the lift shaft, get electrocuted by high-voltage wires or even be pinned under the lift while working on it.…

Industrial landlord JTC disputes SDP’s claims on cancellation of venue booking

A last-minute change in venue for SDP election campaign kick-off on Sat resulted in industrial landlord JTC disputing claims made by the party on its website. The opposition party had to scramble for an alternative location at the…

Remove a breast tumour or replace a joint — at a heartland mall

A newly opened operating theatre (OT) is drawing a different kind of crowd to a sleepy surburban mall along MacPherson Road. Women head to surgical group practice FeM Surgery’s breast clinic at MacPherson Mall to screen, diagnose and…

Residents love Queenstown, so a community museum was born to hold their memories

Queenstown has been home to many firsts. Slated as Singapore’s first satellite town in 1953, it was where the first flatted factory and the first few blocks of HDB flats were built. The town was even featured on…

SLB Development looks to new horizons

On the second day of Chinese New Year, Matthew Ong, CEO of Catalist- listed property developer SLB Development, came down with “stomach flu”. That kept him away from “all the food” that people typically indulged in during the…

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