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Track fault hits North-South MRT Line, slowing train service

A track fault near Braddell MRT station is slowing down train service on NSL towards the city on Tues morning. Commuters reported on Tata SMRT FB page announcements that said trains would slow down between Braddell and Toa…

SCDF fights ‘raging’ fire at Tuas industrial building

Firefighters are putting out a blaze at a Tuas industrial building, SCDF said on Tues night. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at 7 Tuas Ave 18 at about 9.45pm. “Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire was…

Coronavirus: Malaysia’s lockdown likely to disrupt Singapore housing projects that use prefab parts

Just when United Tec Construction’s building supplies from China resumed this month, the main contractor for Avenue South Residences faces a new challenge – this time from Malaysia’s partial lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak. That has resulted…

Coronavirus: Security firms say they will be hard hit by lockdown in Malaysia

Security firms here said they will be hard hit by Malaysia’s lockdown, with around 20 to 30 per cent of all security officers hailing from across the border. Malaysians are the only nationality, apart from Singaporeans and PRs,…

Coronavirus: Hotels to accommodate Malaysian staff in guest rooms or ask them to go on leave

Malaysian staff who commute daily to Singapore will either be housed in guest rooms or be asked to take leave, say hotels affected by the country’s movement restriction order. But hotels will not be left wanting in terms…

Coronavirus: Singapore scrambles to house commuting workers after Malaysia bans overseas travel

For Tan Hang Kian, executive director of Clean Solutions, Tues started with a “logistical nightmare”. Of the 2,000 staff he employs, 800 are Malaysians and 150 of those commute daily into the city-state. He had to scramble after…

Companies in Singapore hit by Malaysia lockdown to get $50 per night over 2 weeks for each affected worker’s lodging

Companies in Singapore hit by Malaysia’s lockdown will get $50 for every affected worker per night over two weeks to help ease additional costs incurred in securing temporary lodging for them here, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on…

Are home loan interest rates going to be super cheap again?

1) Banks will eventually adjust their spread – The interest rate is not just determined by SIBOR, but also by the bank’s spread. In general, banks will raise their spreads as interest rates fall; 2) Borrowers stuck on…

SBS Transit secures hotel accommodation for Malaysian bus drivers, scheduled services to continue

Some public bus services might be slightly affected by Malaysia’s lockdown as a number of Singapore’s bus drivers and technicians commute from Johor to work here daily, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tues. But for those…

Aussie joint venture lands $265 million deal to build three Jurong Region Line stations

An Australian team has clinched a deal to build three stations on the upcoming JRL, a 24km medium-load elevated MRT system scheduled to be ready by 2028. LTA said on Tues it has awarded the contract for the…

Teenager admits to riding e-scooter in a rash manner, injuring 12-year-old boy

A teenager failed to keep a proper lookout while riding an e-scooter in a basketball court and the device’s handle struck a 12-year-old boy’s face, causing injuries to his right cheek. The victim, who cannot be named due…

StarHub to offset 1 month rent for 2,000 lower-income seniors amid virus pandemic

StarHub is defraying housing rental costs for 2,000 lower-income seniors and donating $300,000 to The Courage Fund, the company said on Tues. It has pledged to offset one month of housing rental costs for 2,000 lower-income seniors supported…

honestbee’s art stash includes iconic Lichtenstein painting Bedroom

Contrary to the scrappiness of startup culture, honestbee’s concept supermarket habitat was full of exquisite fine art. In fact, honestbee was not coy about flaunting its collection. In the middle of habitat’s dining area stood China China No.…

MOM gives range of options to house workers during Malaysia lockdown

While there are a range of options available for companies who want to house their Malaysian workers in Singapore, the most amenable option may be to encourage the affected workers to stay with their relatives, friends or colleagues…

‘I thought the seats were spoilt’: Some hawker centre patrons don’t know tape is for social distancing

Efforts to encourage social distancing at hawker centres met with a rocky start on Mon. Since Fri, NEA has been pasting red or blue tape on seats at three hawker centres — which indicate that these should not…

More wage support, direct rental rebates on businesses’ wish list for second relief package

More wage subsidies, relief on rent and foreign worker levy, as well as broader bridging loan programmes are among the types of aid that business owners, industry groups and economists hope the Government would prescribe in its second…

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