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Low Keng Huat says it can withstand short-term cash flow pressures from Covid-19

Low Keng Huat (Singapore) said in a regulatory filing on Sun that it will be able to withstand short-term cash flow pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic on the back of its liquidity and support from banks. “Approximately…

POSB, NTUC FairPrice branches added to list visited by COVID-19 cases

Two more places have been added to the list of public venues visited by confirmed community cases during their infectious period. On Sun, MOH added NTUC FairPrice branch at 20 Lengkok Bahru as a new venue on the…

Singapore reports 407 new COVID-19 cases; one imported, 9 in the community

Singapore reported 407 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sun, taking the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 40,604. Among the new cases were nine in the community – four are Singaporeans and five…

Long-term plans remain sound; projects like Changi T5, Greater Southern Waterfront will be completed even if timelines shift: Chan Chun Sing

While timelines may shift, there should be no doubt that Singapore’s major infrastructure projects will be completed, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Sun. In a televised speech, he stressed that the pandemic has not changed the…

30 people evacuated after PMD-related fire breaks out at Eunos block

About 30 residents were evacuated from a block in Eunos after a fire broke out on Sun afternoon. The fire is believed to have been caused by a PMD that was charging shortly before the fire broke out,…

Gallery reinvents itself with virtual exhibitions, artist livestreams

From a studio tour by Miami-based German sculptor Rainer Lagemann to a virtual exhibition hosted by Chinese artist Wu Qiong, house-bound art lovers have been getting an inside look at the creative process thanks to an initiative by…

Zouk to turn Capital lounge into eatery, rent out club space for livestreaming amid club shutdown

What was once one of the most crowded nightspots in Singapore has sat empty for more than two months, with no end to the shutdown in sight. The closure has prompted Zouk’s mgmt team to get creative to…

NEA calls tender for study of funeral services industry amid calls to improve standards

In a move described by industry players as “long overdue”, NEA will be leading a year-long “landscape study” to assess current standards, skills demands and manpower needs of the funeral services industry. On June 2, NEA put up…

Family farm calls it quits after 6 decades, citing high costs

It started out as a coconut plantation in Yio Chu Kang in the 1960s, became a pig farm in the 70s in Punggol, then transformed into a hydroponic vegetable farm in the 90s. Come June 30, that is…

URA reviewing urban plans for CBD, heartlands as Covid-19 ‘sharpens need’ for changing amenities in districts

Bigger coffee shops in neighbourhoods, more PMDs, or even government-built flats in CBD. The future Singapore will likely look very different from the pre-pandemic days, with Covid-19 already shaking up how Singaporeans work, live and play today, urban…

Migrant workers learn to use apps for contact tracing, health reporting before they can resume work

Migrant workers at some dormitories have spent weeks gearing up for the day when they can return to their worksites, by learning how to use mobile applications and getting familiar with the required safety processes to prevent the…

Don’t shut out the animal ambassadors that call Singapore home

A group has been blatantly defying circuit breaker rules on multiple occasions even as most of Singapore stayed home obediently. Across the two-month period, they have been seen in a gang fight, roaming in deserted streets with no…

8 in 10 Singaporeans willing to pay more for essential services: Survey

Around eight in 10 Singaporeans are willing to pay more for essential services such as cleaning or security if the extra amount goes to the workers themselves. They would pay up to 10 per cent or 20 per…

Essential workers: You do it only if you have no other choice, says veteran cleaner

If he had more options, Mr Tan Cheng Piew would not do the job he has had for almost a decade. “It’s tiring and can be dirty. And for those with families, it usually does not pay enough…

Essential workers important but only 17% polled want to do the job

Doctor, nurse, cleaner, garbage collector, hawker – these are the jobs that Singaporeans consider most essential in today’s society. Yet, many shun most such work themselves, with 57 per cent of respondents in a survey saying they do…

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