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SCDF battling fire that engulfed a warehouse in Jurong; expected to be overnight operation

Firefighters were battling a raging blaze that had engulfed a warehouse in Jurong late Mon night. SCDF said in a FB post that it was alerted to a fire at 18 Jalan Besut near the Jurong River. It…

The Orange Tree pre-school branch closed for 10 days after student tests positive for COVID-19

The Choa Chu Kang branch of The Orange Tree pre-school will be closed for 10 days following one of its students testing positive for COVID-19. On Mon, ECDA said that it has ordered the temporary closure of The…

New therapeutic garden at Telok Blangah Hill Park to help visitors de-stress

A new therapeutic garden has opened at Telok Blangah Hill Park, the fifth in a growing network of such gardens created by NParks. Nestled in the park’s natural forest setting, the garden features mature trees as well as…

Grab disinfects Marina One offices after employee tests positive for Covid-19

A Grab employee in Singapore has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the ride-hailing company confirmed. The employee tested positive on Mar 7 and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital, a spokesperson told AsiaOne. Prior to this, the employee…

Japan-Singapore entry wins design competition for Founders’ Memorial, which is set to be built by 2027

A Japanese-Singaporean collaboration is the winner of an architectural design competition for the Founders’ Memorial, which is set to be built at Marina Bay by 2027. The judges said they chose the design because it emphasises Singapore as…

Many households still not adopting good water practices for toilet washing, food preparation: PUB

Even as average household water consumption has declined in the past three years, a significant number of Singaporeans still use too much water for daily activities such as food preparation and toilet washing, PUB said on Mon. The…

Gym at Safra Punggol closed after user has Covid-19, gym employees on stay-home notice

Employees at the EnergyOne gym at Safra Punggol who have had contact with a recently confirmed Covid-19 patient have been asked to stay home for 14 days to monitor their health, while the gym remains closed until further…

S-REIT report card: Here’s how Singapore REITs performed in first quarter 2020

The first three months of 2020 has seen its fair share of volatility, with the ongoing US-China trade war sanctions, a generally slowing global economy, and also hit with Covid-19, a novel Coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China.…

Mapletree Investments clinch $310m sustainability loan from OCBC

Mapletree Treasury Services, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments, has secured its inaugural sustainability-linked loan of about $310m from OCBC, the company announced. The loan will be used for general working capital and corporate funding purposes, said Mapletree.…

60% of condo projects show low take-up rates in its first month

This chart from Savills shows that the take-up rates of condo projects in 2019 has been low in the four weeks since the sale day of first caveat. Amongst 52 projects in 2019, 31 or close to 60%…

Someone has been stepping on lift buttons at Hougang block to avoid touching them

An inconsiderate neighbour has been stepping on lift buttons at Blk 234 Hougang Ave 1 to avoid having to touch them – much to the dismay of other residents. Photos that Stomp contributor took last week show dirty…

Used masks littering public areas draw ire of Singaporeans

In the face of the Covid-19 outbreak that has sickened over 100,000 people globally, many people now don a surgical mask as a means of protection when they head outside. The disposal of their used masks, however, leaves…

Dine in at the Final Fantasy VII Remake cafe in Singapore on March 27

It’s been 23 years since we embarked on Cloud’s journey to save the world from the clutches of Shinra Inc., Hojo, Jenova, and Sephiroth, and the excitement has never been stronger now that Final Fantasy VII Remake is…

Otterly cute? Otters feast on koi after sneaking into Newton condo pool

Otter sightings never fail to brighten up Singaporeans’ days. The cute critters have made an appearance again, and this time around they had a splashin’ good time in the swimming pool of a condominium in Newton. In a…

Facebook shuts Singapore and London offices after employee tests positive

FB said on Fri it was shutting its London office and part of its Singapore base for “deep cleaning” after an employee in the Asian city-state was diagnosed with coronavirus. A staff member working at the US technology…

Rules, checks in place for safe use of active mobility devices

We thank Mr Oliever Tan for his feedback (Some riders attempting to get around footpath ban, Feb 27). Safety is our key priority and there are rules for the use of active mobility devices, including PMDs, PABs, bicycles…

Libraries not the place for bonding

I am concerned by Punggol Regional Library’s plan to offer users with disabilities and children with special needs customised services and calming zones, as well as Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann’s characterisation of…

Dengue control measures have significantly reduced transmissions

We thank Mr Teo Yew Cheng for his feedback (Fight against coronavirus laudable, but what about dengue effort?, Feb 24). Dengue is endemic in Singapore and the region. Singapore’s vector control programme, aligned with WHO’s Integrated Vector Mgmt…

Small wonders: Asia’s first ant museum in Singapore

Ants that can grow to the size of a human ear and some that can “live forever” by cloning themselves. These are just two of the 23 species of ants on display from today at Singapore and Asia’s…

HDB’s Green Towns plan ambitious but doable: Experts

A 10-year plan to make HDB towns more environmentally sustainable and liveable is ambitious, but observers say it can be done. HDB has lined up a range of initiatives that it believes can help it achieve its eco-target.…

Lendlease hires Sam Lee as Singapore-based MD for data centre business

Lendlease announced on Mon the appointment of Sam Lee as its MD of data centres who will be based in Singapore. Mr Lee will be responsible for leading Lendlease Data Centre Partners, the group’s S$1.38 billion JV with…

Crowds returning to malls across Singapore despite Covid-19

It seems not even the coronavirus can deter Singaporeans from going for attractive sales. When TNP visited Isetan department store at suburban mall Westgate on Sat, hundreds of shoppers were at its moving-out sale. One of them, Mr…

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