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Lendlease rolls out Covid-19 community relief efforts across Asia

Lendlease is rolling out Covid-19 relief support to communities in Singapore, China, Japan and Malaysia. In Singapore, Lendlease is supporting the Community Foundation of Singapore and partnering local community organisations such as the Tembusu Senior Activity Centre with…

Singapore investment sales forecast to grow 5% per year in 2019–2024

Singapore investment sales is forecast to grow 5% per year on average over 2019 to 2024, despite an expected 24% y-o-y decline in 2020, says Colliers Research. Based on advance estimates from MTI, Singapore’s Q1 GDP contracted by…

Roll out security checks to ensure people comply with stay-home rules

After the circuit breaker measures came into effect, I was surprised to still see long queues at supermarkets and to encounter more than two family members going out together for grocery runs last Fri. In order to seriously…

Use vacant army camps instead of hotels for quarantine

It is regretful that the authorities have put up returning Singaporeans and work pass holders in hotels. All that money spent could have been saved for future crises. I am against this expense because there are vacant and…

Condo resale prices up 0.4% in March

Condo resale prices inched up 0.4% YoY and 0.1% MoM in Mar, driven by price hikes in CCR and OCR, according to an SRX report. This was slightly offset by RCR as its condo resale prices dipped 0.8%…

Sembcorp rolls out renewable energy certificate platform

Sembcorp has launched Singapore’s first renewable energy certificate (REC) platform that manages RECs from multiple sources, an announcement revealed. The REC platform enables customers to transact RE100-recognised RECs to meet their green energy requirements. The platform aggregates RECs…

CDL eyes setting up more EV charging points

City Developments (CDL) has expressed plans to expand EV charging infrastructure for its new residential and commercial developments, as well as to review its use for existing properties, according to its sustainability report. In particular, it will look…

Dengue threat at empty worksites

With many foreign workers in quarantine, many construction sites are left unattended. This may give rise to Aedes mosquito breeding, increasing the potential for a dengue outbreak. The hot weather and rain do not help. I hope the…

Review closure of condo pools

The closure of condominium common facilities such as gyms and function rooms during the circuit breaker period is understandable, but the closure of open-air pools is unnecessary. After all, citizens have been advised to exercise in open-air areas.…

CDL Integrated Sustainability Report 2020 discloses ESG performance aligned with global standards, and strategy to accelerate climate action in the built environment

City Developments Limited (CDL) has released its ISR 2020 “Changing the Climate. Changing the Future.”, its thirteenth sustainability report since 2008. In the year under review, CDL achieved a 38 per cent reduction in carbon emissions intensity from…

Business not as usual: How S’pore hawkers are adapting under circuit breaker measures

Hawkers nationwide have borne the brunt of the dining-in ban in light of Covid-19. Since the ‘circuit breaker’ measures kicked in on Apr 7, dining-in at hawker centres, coffee shops as well as other F&B premises has been…

What is Annual Value of property and how do I check mine?

The annual value (AV) of your property helps the government decide the wealth of a household. Based on this and other criteria such as assessable income, the government decides how much it should give and take from us…

Government-run Woodlands Care Home becomes second nursing home to have resident with Covid-19

Another nursing home in Singapore has been hit by Covid-19, raising fresh concerns about vulnerable seniors. On Mon, a 77-year-old male resident of Vanguard Healthcare’s Woodlands Care Home (WLCH) at 2 Woodlands Rise was confirmed to be infected…

‘Serious risk’ of virus spread in more worker dorms: MOM

MOM is stepping up checks on foreign workers who live in converted factory areas, as it warned on Mon that they are at serious risk from the coronavirus. “There is serious risk of widespread outbreak in your facility,”…

‘It’s my problem if I die’: Auntie refuses to wear mask at People’s Park Centre

While most people are staying home during the circuit breaker, a few others are out and about, but not without their face masks on. However, not everyone is complying with the new measures introduced to curb the spread…

Life at the Singapore Expo: A COVID-19 patient shares his experience in a community isolation facility

The conditions are functional, the rooms are basic, but COVID-19 patient Matthew’s resolve is stronger than ever – he hopes to return home to his family as soon as possible. Matthew, a 24-year-old student has been transferred around…

MRT trains to run less frequently, some bus services will be suspended amid COVID-19 circuit breaker period

With a “significant drop” in the number of people taking public buses and trains during the COVID-19 circuit breaker period, train frequencies will be reduced and selected bus services will be suspended, LTA said on Tues. “Compared to…

COVID-19: All foreign worker dormitories to have medical teams of doctors and nurses from hospitals, polyclinics

Medical teams comprising doctors and nurses from hospitals and polyclinics will be deployed to all foreign worker dormitories by the middle of this week, MOH said on Tues. MOH director of medical services Kenneth Mak said seven to…

COVID-19: Launch of Hari Raya Light-Up postponed until further notice

The launch of this year’s Hari Raya Light-Up along Geylang Road and Sims Ave will be postponed until further notice due to the circuit breaker measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Tues, PA said the event…

COVID-19: Bank customers must wear face mask, or be refused entry

All customers visiting bank branches must wear a face mask or they will be refused entry, said ABS on Tues. It added that customers are also advised to wear a face mask when lining up to use ATMs,…

COVID-19: More than 200 fines issued on Monday to those who flout safe distancing measures

More than 200 composition fines of $300 each were issued to members of the public who did not comply with enhanced safe distancing measures on Mon. MEWR said on Mon that over 2,900 enforcement officers and ambassadors have…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 334 more cases, 10th death and new foreign worker dorm cluster

MOH on Tues reported 334 new COVID-19 cases and the 10th coronavirus-related death in Singapore, taking its total cases to 3,252. MOH confirmed a new cluster linked to PPT Lodge 1A dormitory at 8 Seletar North Link. Of…

COVID-19: Foreign worker dormitories to be ‘effectively’ in lockdown – Josephine Teo

All foreign worker dormitories will soon be “effectively” on lockdown. These include 43 purpose-built and close to 1,200 factory-converted dorms, which in total, house some 300,000 workers. On Tues, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that the authorities aim…

COVID-19: 31 healthy foreign workers moved to floating accommodation at Tanjong Pagar Terminal

The first batch of 31 healthy foreign workers has moved into one of the three floating accommodations berthed at Tanjong Pagar Terminal, MPA said on Mon. The move is part of Singapore’s efforts to contain the spread of…

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