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Damaged cable causes power outage in parts of Yishun

Parts of Yishun suffered a power outage on Fri after a third-party contractor damaged a cable, SP Group said. Electricity supply to parts of Yishun was disrupted at 4.31pm and fully restored 23 minutes later, said the energy…

The Big Read in Short: Fight against dengue to get harder

The latest dengue figures paint a grim picture and an epidemic could well happen again this year. Mid-way through the year, there have already been 5,184 dengue cases — more than the whole of last year. The virus…

1 dead, 2 casualties sent to SGH following fire at LPG plant in Jurong

One person died and two workers were injured following a fire at a LPG bottling and distribution facility in Jurong on Fri evening. SCDF responded at 5.10pm to the fire at No. 43 Jalan Buroh. The fire had…

Milksha’s bubble tea store at Suntec City opens on 22 June; Funan Mall outlet opens on 28 June

Taiwanese bubble tea chain Milksha has come to Singapore, and it will open a flagship outlet first at Suntec City Mall on Sat, then a second outlet at Funan Mall on 28 June. The brand is known as…

Popular bookstore’s Thomson Plaza outlet to close after 31 years this Sunday

The Popular bookstore chain will bid farewell to its Thomson Plaza outlet, one of its longest-serving stores, after 31 years on Sun. The outlet has been operating since 1988 at the same location. Popular will close the outlet…

Tsui Wah Singapore to open second outlet

Tsui Wah Singapore will open a second outlet at Robinsons The Heeren, on Orchard Road. No official opening date has been set as yet, but the menu is expected to include signature items such as Swiss Sauce Chicken…

Snoopy-themed cafe opens at Kumoya

Singapore’s first Snoopy-themed cafe has opened at Kumoya Cafe. Open until Sept, the cafe offers an exclusive Snoopy-themed menu, curated by Kumoya’s kitchen team and Instagram food artist Shirley Wong. At the door, there is Snoopy’s doghouse for…

Singaporean shoppers prefer shopping in store

Singaporean shoppers still prefer in-store shopping, a study by UK mobile tech firm Blis shows. The Real Retail Study analysed shopper behaviour in Singapore, and concluded the desire to shop in store is also very much alive, especially…

Disposables still ubiquitous

As a regular patron of the hawker centres at Pasir Ris Central and Our Tampines Hub, I have observed that the use of disposables for dine-in meals is widespread, contrary to NEA’s statement (Disposables not allowed at new…

Biggest reasons why Singaporeans haven’t switched to an Open Electricity Market (OEM) retailer – and why they really should

It has been more than a year since OEM was soft-launched in Jurong and subsequently rolled out in phases island-wide. Unfortunately, despite educational initiatives from EMA and marketing efforts by individual retailers, the number of households who made…

Price of electric cars still shocking

What’s not to love about the Niro EV, a battery-powered car that Cycle & Carriage Kia launched in Singapore last week? It has a 204 horsepower motor for plucky acceleration, and it can travel 455km on a single…

Parents address flak over ‘irresponsible’ use of baby strollers on escalators

Of all the things that have annoyed Chow Xuanhui as a mother, this is not what most people would expect – not being able to get into lifts. “Those idiotic lunch crowds at Seletar Mall from nearby offices,”…

Most drone operators fully aware of restrictions around Changi Airport, say hobbyists

Most drone operators in Singapore are aware of no-fly zone regulations at Changi Airport, said members of the drone flying community in the wake of recent drone sightings around the airport. Thirty-eight flights were affected earlier this week…

Crocodile spotted in drain in Sungei Kadut caught, transferred to farm: NParks

A crocodile that was seen in a drain at Sungei Kadut Drive on Fri has been caught and transported to a crocodile farm, said NParks. NParks was alerted to the sighting of the Estuarine crocodile at 8.20am, it…

As young home cooks seek convenience, the fate of Singapore’s wet markets hang in the balance

Mdm Christine Yew, an egg seller at the Ang Mo Kio Blk 409 wet market said that overall, there has been a steady decline in customers to her stall and the market. Many other wet market vendors that…

Rise in dengue cases underscores need for constant vigilance

Singapore is in the midst of a dengue outbreak, with weekly cases quadrupling in the last three months and hitting a three-year high of 467 cases in the week ending June 15. The 5,184 dengue cases as of…

Illegal discharge of hazardous materials a serious offence

We thank Mr Roger Chua Yeu Hock for his letter (Increase fines for firms that discharge waste illegally, June 14). PUB adopts a multi-pronged approach to manage companies which discharge trade effluent, so as to ensure they comply…

NEA pushing for more to take part in reducing disposables

We thank Mr Hubert Yeo for his letter (More firms should join Say Yes to Waste Less campaign, June 13). A key thrust of this campaign is to interrupt and nudge behaviour towards reducing disposables at points of…

Stop establishments from providing disposables

I strongly support the nationwide push for reduced usage of plastic disposables and the promotion of reusable items in their place. The rampant misapplication of cheap and durable plastic for “throwaway” applications has created an ecological disaster, and…

Examples of inconsiderate behaviour widespread

My wife and I often have lunch at different food centres, and have observed enough instances of inconsiderate behaviour to share and that the real problem is our inconsiderate culture. Recently, we sat next to a table for…

PMD use: People at bus stops need protection

I applaud LTA’s increased efforts to clamp down on errant PMD users and unsafe PMDs. Nevertheless, I question the effectiveness in relying on such enforcement measures. While a ban is counter-productive and not practical, more can be done…

Get tough on owners who don’t clean up after pets

Despite numerous notices displayed in lift lobbies and parks advising pet owners to clean up after their pets, it seems many simply can’t be bothered and continue to act in an inconsiderate and irresponsible manner. It’s time for…

Singapore prime office occupancy costs up 17.3% in Q1

Singapore jumped eight places to enter the world’s top-20 most expensive office markets this year as prime office occupancy cost rose 17.3 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2019, revealed a CBRE report. Sitting at 14th place…

Why you should consider living in Sembawang or Sengkang

Location is a word that’s often mentioned when it comes to buying a home. Prominent locations like District 15, 11, and 12 were some of the most sought-after locales to live in Singapore. But, everyone knows that properties…

St Regis Residences unit with greenery view for sale at $7.9 mil

A 2,756 sqft four-bedroom apartment on the 12th floor of St Regis Residences has been put up for sale with an asking price of $7.9 million ($2,866 psf). This asking price is lower than City Developments Ltd’s (CDL’s)…

Shophouses: Kampong Glam and Little India poised to be the next growth area

The story of shophouses within the CBD has already been adequately covered over the past few years. Due to the intense popularity of shophouses, supply is very tight, with little room for negotiation as both sellers and buyers…

Laws, technology and education can help regulate drones: Experts

With drones becoming more common, measures must be taken to regulate their use and ensure these devices do not disrupt air traffic in Singapore, say industry observers. The use of technology and regulations could help mitigate the issue,…

Sunseap secures $43m green loan to install rooftop solar power systems

Local renewable energy company Sunseap has secured a $43 million green loan to install solar power systems on rooftops across Singapore. The panels will be able to generate enough energy to power more than 9,600 four-room HDB flats…

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