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The perennial debate in Singapore on minimum wage

Over the past decade or so, calls for a minimum wage system in Singapore has not gone away, with public debates being reignited every now and then. In recent weeks, the proposal has again been mooted by some,…

Two Sheng Siong supermarkets among six more places visited by COVID-19 cases

Six more places have been added to the list of public venues visited by confirmed community cases during their infectious period. On Sat, MOH listed The Poiz Centre along Upper Serangoon Road, Sheng Siong Supermarket in New World…

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases rise past 40,000 with 347 new infections; one more death reported

Singapore reported 347 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sat, and recorded one more death, said MOH. This takes the total number of coronavirus infections in Singapore to 40,197, with the number of fatalities at 26. A…

Contact tracing app is safe, secure and needed as Singapore opens up

We thank Mr Yong Jun Jie, Mr Sean Lim and Mr Darius Lee for their letters. Effective contact tracing is critical as Singapore opens up, and the TraceTogether programme is an important component of this effort. To date,…

Present state of hawker centres leaves much to be desired

I refer to NEA’s replies (Tray return, disposing of used tissues have to be new normal, June 10; and Hawker centres have been regularly upgraded, June 11). Campaigns to encourage tray return have been around for a long…

Questions remain for landlords with new law to help SMEs with rent

I appreciate the Government’s good intentions in passing a law to help pandemic-hit SMEs cope with issues of rent (Law passed to help pandemic-hit SMEs cope with rent obligations, June 6). Law Minister K. Shanmugam made it clear…

Work injury compensation: Place of work doesn’t matter

We thank Mr Bernard Chua for his feedback (Work-from-home injury compensation not practicable, June 8). WICA compensates employees with work injury, regardless of where they work. This can include locations other than a registered workplace and where no…

Getting buy-in for TraceTogether device and future Smart Nation initiatives

When the Government announced its plan to roll out a wearable contact tracing device to help curb the spread of Covid-19, public backlash against the TraceTogether Token initiative was swift. Within a short span of three days, a…

Coronavirus: Situation in dorms better but will take a few more months to resolve, says PM Lee

The Covid-19 situation in migrant worker dormitories is improving but will take a few more months to resolve, PM Lee said in a FB post yesterday, while thanking the inter-agency task force handling the issue for their hard…

Wild boar out and about in Pasir Ris

A large wild boar was spotted in Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6 on Thurs evening. These days, they are increasingly spotted all over the island. In Apr, nine people were caught feeding or watching wild boars in…

Lendlease Global Commercial REIT wins Grange Road event space

Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) has won the tender to redevelop the 48,200 sqft site on Grange Road into a multi-functional event space. The site is currently an open carpark sitting next to Orchard Building. It will be…

Appointments now needed for those remitting money at Lucky Plaza, City Plaza and Peninsula Plaza

Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and other customers who want to send money overseas through agencies at Lucky Plaza, City Plaza and Peninsula Plaza must now make appointments over the phone or online with remittance agencies beforehand. The rule,…

Iswaran, Chan Chun Sing to chair new ministerial committee on digital transformation

A ministerial committee will be formed to oversee and coordinate Singapore’s digitalisation push which has been ramped up in light of challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, said MCI Minister S Iswaran. He will co-chair the new ministerial committee…

9 amazing condos in Singapore built on former factory sites

1) Valley Park – What it was: Fraser & Neave (F&N) factory. Having first started operations in 1952, its first aerated water production plant in SEA was added in 1967; 2) The Anchorage – What it was: Archipelago…

Cleaner but still crowded, say recovered foreign workers returning to ‘virus-free’ dorms

As the number of Covid-19 cases in foreign worker dormitories began to spike in early Apr, Westlite Toh Guan Dormitory was one of the first two dorms to be gazetted by MOH as isolation areas on Apr 5.…

All renovation works can resume on June 15, depending on availability of workers: BCA

All new home renovation works, as well as new and previously suspended renovation works for non-residential premises, may resume on Mon. On Sat, BCA said that the resumption of renovation works would depend on companies’ availability of manpower…

More cooks in kitchen turn up heat in food delivery business

Some online food ordering system providers in Singapore are seeing a surge in demand as F&B operators seek alternatives to the high commission fees charged by dominant food delivery players GrabFood, foodpanda and Deliveroo. Since Apr, about 500…

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