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Singapore reports 876 new COVID-19 cases, taking total past 23,000; most discharged cases in a day

Singapore reported 876 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sun, taking the country’s total to 23,336. Of the 876 new cases, 860 are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, said MOH. Another 11 cases are…

5 ridiculous condo naming trends in SG that could inspire Elon Musk

It turns out that we’ve been giving our condominiums massively cringey names, on top of those that are just plain basic/boring/repetitive/overused. 1) No more Parc anything, please – Parc is French for park. There are 28 condos in…

Impact of Covid-19 ‘largely confined’ to Tuan Sing’s hospitality segment, says group

Tuan Sing Holdings’ business operations impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak is “largely confined” to its hospitality segment, with its diversified portfolio across segments and regions ensuring a “high degree of resilience”, said the group in a corporate update…

19 men, aged 19 to 85, face fines for flouting circuit breaker after being found in premises raided for vice

Nineteen men, aged between 19 and 85, will be fined S$300 for flouting circuit breaker measures, after being found in premises that were not their homes during an anti-vice raid, SPF said on Sun. Officers from CIDand Central,…

S’pore looking to return foreign workers, including Covid-19 survivors, to work in ‘recovery phase’

Singapore is looking ahead to a “recovery phase” for foreign workers currently isolated in dormitories to allow them to resume working safely, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Sun. These workers, some of whom have recovered from Covid-19,…

McDonald’s Singapore to resume delivery, drive-through and takeaway services from May 11

Fast food chain McDonald’s will resume delivery, drive-through and takeaway services on Mon. In a FB post on Sun, McDonald’s Singapore said most of its restaurants will be open from 7am to 9pm, though its dessert kiosks and…

Persistence and hard work key to his financial independence

Forget about short cuts, slow and steady wins the game when it comes to wealth accumulation, says realtor Ryan Cheang. He notes that while it takes “years of persistent hard work to build a nest egg that gives…

Is the Covid-19 pandemic a good time to buy a property?

The news sounds surreal in the face of a global pandemic – new private home sales in Singapore jumped 57.3 per cent in Feb. Developers found buyers for 1,314 newly launched units that month, up 105.3 per cent…

Coronavirus: Bakeries in Singapore securing fresh ingredients ahead of May 12 start

Last month, home baker Adeline Tan, 23, was so short on speculoos, a type of spiced cookie, that she had to buy them from a German market – at almost double FairPrice’s usual price. She is one of…

Coronavirus: Hair salons in Singapore get ready for expected influx of customers ahead of reopening

Regular customers of Ezen Hair, Nail & Beauty salon have been calling to ask when it would reopen, as some of them grow increasingly desperate for a haircut. The salon, which started operations in 1982 and has nine…

Coronavirus: Some laundry shops in Singapore may not reopen since offices remain closed

Laundry companies will take tentative steps in reopening for business from May 12, saying they have to iron out some details first, such as establishing footfall where they are located. Some are planning to resume business with shorter…

Home cooking whets increasing appetite for grocery shopping

Sectors across the economy are feeling the pinch amid the circuit breaker period. But supermarkets are bucking the downturn – by feeding the trend of households where families may now have little choice but to cook at home.…

Spike in demand for gaming chairs, streaming services, meetings software

Zoom, Secretlab, Cast, SmartUC Mobile – tech terms that would have baffled most Singaporeans a month ago are now part and parcel of the nation’s conversation as employees and students are forced to knuckle down at home. Demand…

Interest in urban farming sprouts amid COVID-19 outbreak

After Madam Tan Swee Jee’s husband failed to find okra on a recent trip to the market, she revived her interest in farming and began planting again. The retiree in her 60s had started organic farming a few…

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