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Singapore reports 24th COVID-19 death; no new cases in the community

A 51-year-old migrant worker from China has died from complications due to COVID-19, becoming Singapore’s 24th fatality from the disease. The man is the youngest so far to die from the novel coronavirus here. He tested positive for…

Will your HDB BTO key collection date be delayed, and can you further defer?

Since the Circuit Breaker came into effect on 7 Apr 2020, construction works on HDB flats, and other HDB upgrading projects were halted. Here are some things to note if we are wondering when our HDB key collection…

Divorce and matrimonial home: How the Court might split up a property

Divorce in and of itself is one of the most stressful and emotional experiences that a person can experience in life. But there are things that can make it even worse, such as when it comes down to…

Moving cautiously into a new phase

The lifting of the circuit breaker measures tomorrow marks a happy occasion on Singapore’s pandemic calendar. But that happiness would be misplaced were people to believe that the lifting signals that all is well and good. This clearly…

Fewer fire incidents reported in first four months of this year

Firefighters responded to fewer incidents in the first four months of the year, thanks in part to the circuit breaker period that resulted in many workplaces being shut. SCDF responded to 719 fire incidents between Jan and Apr,…

Bukit Timah welcome with care packs for foreign workers

A group of residents from Bukit Timah welcomed 1,030 foreign workers into their neighbourhood on May 20 with care packs that included food and personal care items such as bar soaps and mosquito coils. The workers have moved…

Dealing with Covid-19 is ‘a marathon, not a sprint’, S’pore must remain cautious and vigilant: PM Lee

Singapore has to remain cautious and vigilant after exiting the circuit breaker, as dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is “a marathon, not a sprint”, said PM Lee. In a FB post on Mon, he urged Singaporeans to keep…

Transport operators should remind commuters not to talk to prevent spreading droplets

On May 19 announcing Singapore’s exit from the circuit breaker from June 2, MND Minister Lawrence Wong noted that as safe distancing could be a challenge on some routes during peak hours, commuters will have to wear masks…

Circuit breaker exit: Fewer than 10 new community cases a day an ‘ideal outcome’ in Phase One, says expert

Experts interviewed by TODAY agree that the circuit breaker has been effective in bringing down the Covid-19 community cases, with an infectious disease statistician saying that Singapore should be able to loosen containment measures more — if the…

Contractors, homeowners eager for renovations to resume but this must be done safely: Lawrence Wong

For home renovation projects to continue, requirements must first be met such that works are carried out safely to minimise the spread of Covid-19, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said. Speaking on Mon, he said: “I appreciate that many…

Shops, market stalls in PAP town councils to receive 15% service and conservancy charges rebate

More than 26,000 shops, market stalls and food stalls under the purview of PAP town councils will receive a 15 per cent S&CC rebate. The rebates will be given out from July to Oct this year and will…

Back to class: How different pre-schools address parents’ worries about COVID-19

In the lead-up to pre-schools re-opening on Tues, NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool reached out to parents with a 32-page document packed with tips and activities to prepare children for their return to class. The Safe Return…

COVID-19: Singapore to build new dormitories with improved living standards for migrant workers

The Government will build new foreign worker dormitories, and refit unused state properties as part of plans to reduce the current density in the dormitories. By the end of this year, there will be additional space to house…

Former school buildings among 36 state properties to be converted to temporary housing for migrant workers

Thirty-six unused state properties will be converted to temporary accommodation for migrant workers by the end of this year, announced MND and MOM on Mon. These sites, which include former schools and vacant factories, will house about 25,000…

Why Singapore’s private residential market will remain attractive in the long term

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has rippled across the globe and disrupted most forms of business activity. Quarantines and movement restrictions imposed in many countries have halted trade, tourism and retail. Real estate hasn’t been spared either.…

Mosques prepare for partial reopening as Singapore exits circuit breaker period

Located in the Little India district, Masjid Angullia is one of Singapore’s oldest mosques, having been established 130 years ago by merchant and philanthropist Mohammad Salleh Eusoff Angullia. After closing its doors to worshippers for a two-year-long, S$6.3…

COVID-19: 40,000 migrant workers who live in dormitories cleared of virus – Josephine Teo

Some 40,000 migrant workers who live in dormitories have been cleared of the COVID-19 infection to date, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Mon. Speaking a day before Singapore enters into the post-circuit breaker period, she said that…

Safe distancing on public transport ‘will not be possible’ at times after circuit breaker ends: Khaw

With commuter numbers expected to rise when Singapore’s circuit breaker period ends on Mon, there “will be times when safe distancing will not be possible” on public transport, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. “We have been able…

Make use of public toilets hands-free

To allow F&B outlets to safely reopen for dine-in customers, we need to have new standards for our public washrooms. To prevent direct contact with operating levers and handles and to guarantee a high level of hygiene, toilets…

School start time, class size were all looked into

We thank Ms Sunita Sue Leng for her feedback (Relook class sizes, school start time for new normal, May 28). MOE has implemented safe mgmt measures in schools since the Covid-19 outbreak and strengthened our measures over time,…

Not all rosy for dormitory operators

We refer to the letters by Dr Yik Keng Yeong and Mr Cheng Shoong Tat. The transition from the normal operations of foreign worker dormitories into isolation areas overnight has stressed every infrastructure, resource and system the dormitories…

No cost-effective alternative to foreign workers

Well-meaning and patriotic Singaporeans have come forward to offer help to foreign workers here in any way they can, in a show of appreciation, compassion and empathy. While it may be true that we have an over-reliance on…

Hmlet launches heritage properties in Tiong Bahru

Hmlet has launched a collection of heritage properties in Tiong Bahru. This adds a total of 80 studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments to its portfolio. Some of these are walk-up apartments and loft conversions. The properties occupy 18,000…

OT Group’s executive director Wilson Ang assumes concurrent position as Group CEO

OT Group, formerly known as OrangeTee Holdings, has appointed executive director Wilson Ang to be Group CEO with effect from June 1. OT Group is a fast-growing real estate enterprise in Singapore with over 4,200 mgmt and support…

Non-profit food delivery platform helps hawkers to go online

While Mr Jack Ong was lining up to buy chwee kueh, the hawker lamented about how business had been bad during the circuit breaker period. The hawker said the commission charged by some delivery platforms was too high…

Childrens’ attractions unsure when they can reopen, return to normal

With the school holidays coming to a close after falling entirely within the circuit breaker period, children’s attractions have missed their usual peak business period. Now, as circuit breaker measures begin to be lifted from tomorrow and we…

Employers must fulfil conditions to get levy rebates: MOM

Employers here will have to let MOM move their foreign workers to different dormitories or let them work at another company in need of manpower in order to get the foreign worker levy rebates announced in last week’s…

Stallholders in NEA-managed hawker centres to get extra rental waivers

Rental waivers will be provided to stallholders in hawker centres managed by NEA, or by NEA-appointed operators for an additional two months up till Aug. NEA said on Sat that the additional two months of rental waiver was…

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