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All e-waste recyclers must meet NEA standards

We refer to Mr Bachan Singh’s letter (More questions on used electric car batteries, April 3). Hybrid and electric car batteries contain mostly iron, copper and aluminium, and can be properly treated and recycled with the right technology.…

Forum: Law enforcement an essential service

Restrictions under the circuit breaker period do not apply to essential services, but I am puzzled as to where the line is drawn with regard to complaints on illegal parking and vehicles causing obstruction. When I called the…

Covid-19 investing: How have REIT ETFs in Singapore been faring in 2020?

One common argument many REIT investors have is that regardless of whether prices go up or down, they will continue to receive a distribution yield – which they can reinvest or use as part of their retirement income.…

As F&B establishments struggle to find customers during circuit breaker, S’poreans rise to support

A large plate of fried radish cake from Carrot Cubes costs S$4. After deducting the food delivery commission and other miscellaneous costs, the stall is left with barely any profit. Having to pay the delivery fee, which eats…

Public gets glimpse of floating lodgings for foreign workers

The public got a glimpse of the floating accommodation that will be used to house foreign workers, after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan posted on FB pictures of these facilities which are commonly used in the marine and…

Over 200 fines issued on April 12 against those who flout safe distancing measures including at markets, hawker centres

More than 200 composition fines were issued on Sun to members of the public who did not comply with elevated safe distancing measures, including 30 for offences committed at hawker centres and markets. Police assistance was required for…

COVID-19: Singapore Land Authority closes all its playfields

SLA closed all playfields under its mgmt on Sun following reports of crowds gathering on these fields. The closures are to facilitate enhanced safe distancing measures during the current circuit breaker period. Playfields closed include those at Tanjong…

5 McDonald’s Singapore employees have COVID-19, 4 affected restaurants closed

Five employees of McDonald’s Singapore have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the fast-food chain said on Sun. The affected employees work at the McDonald’s restaurants at LIDO, Forum Galleria, Parklane and Geylang East Central. They have been quarantined in…

2 people fined for not complying with COVID-19 safe distancing rules: NEA

Two people were fined S$300 on Sat for not complying with safe distancing rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19, said NEA. In the first case, a man who had been loitering at a pavilion near the…

Coronavirus: Singapore property prices set to tumble, fire sales ‘unlikely’

Singapore’s residential property prices, which have weathered multiple cooling measures and an economic slowdown, are set to tumble as a result of the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic. Prices are expected to correct by as much as 8 per cent…

Downside risk for prime office space

As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases grows exponentially and more countries implement strict lockdowns, the economic blow to businesses globally will start to take its toll on Singapore’s Grade A office market. For now, landlords have been…

Coronavirus: Awfully Chocolate owner relieved over protection for tenants

Since the coronavirus outbreak, Ms Lyn Lee has seen business across her Awfully Chocolate outlets and Sinpopo branches fall in revenue. Adding to her troubles are battles she has had to fight with some of her landlords for…

Framework being reviewed to tackle neighbour disputes

A protracted dispute between two households in Bukit Panjang in which one party harassed another for two years will be considered when the authorities review measures to deal with conflicts between neighbours. Recent media reports and letters to…

Mediation can lead to stronger neighbourly ties: MinLaw

A single mother struggling to raise her two young children was unaware that the noise her children made was disturbing the family next door. Whenever Madam Lim’s neighbour, Mr Gopal, walked past her flat, he would complain in…

COVID-19: Cabbies, drivers can eat meals in vehicles, void decks or park benches

Cabbies and delivery drivers who find it impractical to return to their offices or homes to have meals are allowed to eat their meals in their vehicles, or at public spaces such as void decks and park benches.…

COVID-19: Two more dormitories isolated – Cochrane Lodge I and Acacia Lodge

Two more workers dormitories – Acacia Lodge at Bukit Batok St 23 and Cochrane Lodge I at Admiralty Road West – have been declared as isolation areas to curb the spread of COVID-19 on those premises. This brings…

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