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Covid-19: Contractors looking to resume renovations face challenges complying with BCA guidelines

When Mr Eric Tan, the co-founder of interior design firm Space Factor, learnt of BCA’s guidelines for the resumption of renovation works, he hoped to complete the dozen or so projects that he had in progress. However, relief…

Parkway Parade added as public venue visited by COVID-19 cases

MOH has confirmed that Parkway Parade is one of the public places visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases. On Sun, MOH said persons who visited Parkway Parade on 20 May, from 3pm to 4pm, should monitor their health closely…

COVID-19: 518 cases detected in Singapore, total now at 34,884

Singapore has confirmed 518 new COVID-19 cases, as of noon on Sun, taking the country’s total to 34,884. Of the cases, one is a Singaporean and another a PR, MOH said. Both cases are unlinked. The vast majority…

Buying property with an eye on liquidity

Watching her dad make a hard living selling char kway teow from 5am to 10pm was part education and part inspiration for finance executive Tan Bin Ru. Ms Tan, SEA CEO of fintech firm OneConnect. I live at…

Businesses know they must play a waiting game after circuit breaker ends

For three years, Mr Dylan Ong, owner of The Masses restaurant, which is known for its Asian-inspired French cuisine, had resisted providing a delivery option for customers who wanted to eat at home or at work. He believed…

Firms step up safety measures as more employees head back to work

With more employees heading back to on-site work this week, companies are taking steps to prevent exposure to the virus both within and outside the office. Some are banning hot-desking to prevent the spread of Covid-19, while others…

Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers’ salaries, health care and recruitment fees

Twelve years ago, when Dhaka-born Aarul completed his sec school education and was about to join the Bangladesh Army, a family friend introduced him to a recruitment agent in Singapore. The agent promised the 18-year-old an administrative job…

A look at Stanley Ho’s foray into high-end Singapore property

It was like buying a Lamborghini and not letting people know about it. First, there was frenzied anticipation over who would be buying a S$145 million bungalow in Cuscaden Road, part of Singapore’s affluent Orchard district, in 2016.…

Police looking into case of Toa Payoh residents ‘mentally tortured’ by neighbours for past 4 years

The police are looking into a dispute between two families at Blk 234 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 over the past four years. Stomp contributor Woon shared that their next-door neighbours have repeatedly shouted at his own family, stalked…

MSF-funded centres for vulnerable families, persons with disabilities to progressively open from Jun 2

Social services and programmes funded by MSF will reopen in phases from Jun 2 with preventive measures in place, in line with Singapore’s exit from the “circuit breaker”. These include family service centres, day activity centres for persons…

Going the extra mile to keep Gardens by the Bay neat and tidy during the COVID-19 circuit breaker

Gardens by the Bay horticulturist Irene Chong, 32, crouched as she snipped off stalk after stalk of cat’s whiskers plant. With the sun blazing overhead and sweat trickling down her forehead, Irene, a gardens operations manager was pruning…

‘Every mosque has a great story to tell’: Documenting Singapore’s lost mosques

For most of the last century, Jalan Hajijah located off Upper East Coast Road was home to Masjid Kampong Hajijah – a modest mosque serving the 300 residents of Kampong Hajijah, a village that stood by the sea…

HSR deferred again until end of the year, says Azmin

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to extend the deferment of the KL-Singapore HSR project until the end of the year, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. On Sun, the Intl Trade and Industry Minister said both…

Construction of Singapore-KL high-speed rail deferred till 31 Dec

The suspension of HSR project aimed at linking Singapore and KL will be extended to the end of this year. “In the spirit of bilateral cooperation, we have agreed to a final extension of the suspension period to…

Told to return to office from June 2, some employees worry about safety and question need to go back

Throughout the circuit breaker period, Lisa, a receptionist at a small local investment firm, had worked from home with the understanding that this would be her work arrangement for the foreseeable future owing to the Covid-19 situation. So…

1,000 digital ambassadors to be recruited to help stallholders, seniors go online

A new digital office announced on Sun will recruit 1,000 ambassadors by the end of next month to help stallholders and seniors go online, as part of efforts to accelerate digital adoption in Singapore’s post COVID-19 economic recovery.…

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