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7 more worker dorms cleared of Covid-19 patients

Seven worker dormitories have been cleared of patients who test positive for the Covid-19 virus, and now house only recovered individuals and those who have recently tested negative for the virus. MOH said on Wed that the inter-agency…

Local biotech start-up TurtleTree Labs wins $1m green challenge with cell-based milk

A Singapore-based start-up is the winner of the annual Liveability Challenge, a global platform which calls for companies to come up with innovative solutions for sustainability in tropical cities. The challenge saw more than 400 participants from over…

Walk-Up Apartments: Treasures or traps?

More than one Singaporean (or expatriate) has been ambushed with a walk-up apartment. You’re told a particular property is spacious, it’s got a great location, low price, etc. but then you arrive and find out the one problem:…

Students build ACS(I) campus on Minecraft

Students who visited the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)) campus for its open house activities did not set foot on the red bricks of its assembly square. Instead, they walked on digital blocks in a virtual rendition of the…

158 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 9 in the community and 3 imported cases

MOH on Wed reported 158 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore. Of these, three were imported while nine were identified as cases in the community. Of the three imported cases, one is a 24-year-old Singaporean man who had arrived…

The 99.co housing manifesto for Singapore (Part 2 – Rentals and Private Property)

1) End prejudice against tenants by enacting an anti-discrimination law – Singapore has always wanted to make working and living here attractive to foreigners, so why let landlords who discriminate against race and nationality shoot the country in…

GE2020: Climate change, LGBTQ issues matter to young voters, but not game-changing, say analysts

When Singaporeans go to the polls on 10 July, a sizeable number will be made up of voters born between 1981 and Feb 1999. This includes the oldest among Generation Z – according to popular stereotypes, the generation…

Interactive Brokers sets eyes on Singapore

Global brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group announced the addition of a Singapore entity, Interactive Brokers Singapore, and the opening of an office located in the Marina Bay Financial District. With its expansion, Interactive Brokers can now offer Singapore…

SPH files amended defense to litigation case

SPH and its wholly-owned subsidiary SPH Interactive (SPHI) has filed an amended defense and counterclaim in relation to legal proceedings against it by Samuel Cranage Baker and Jeremy Lee Chuen Yang (Plaintiffs). SPH said that the plaintiffs had…

Boustead Singapore profits up 9% in H2

Boustead Singapore Limited total profit rose 9% YoY to $26.2m in H2 FY2020 from $24m in 2019, according to a filing. Its revenue jumped 61% to $434.5m over the same period. Boustead’s chairman and CEO Wong Fong Fui…

Unemployment rate rose to 2.4 as private home sales declined in Q1

This chart from PropNex research shows that the unemployment rate rose 1 ppt Q1 to 2.4% compared to 2019, as overall sales of private new homes declined from 9,912 to 2,148 over the same period. PropNex notes that…

Tee International to receive 3.38 S cents mandatory cash offer from Tramore Global

Investment holding company Tramore Global is making a 3.38 Singapore cents-per-share offer for all the shares in Tee Intl it does not own as a consequence of a 36.8 per cent stake acquisition, Tee Intl said in a…

Good time to revisit pay-as-you-throw idea

The pay-as-you-throw system proposed by NEA last year was negatively received, with a poll of 100 ST readers finding that 69 of them opposed the idea. At the time, before the pandemic, Singaporeans did not feel there was…

Persons with disabilities facing access issues

The reopening of Singapore’s economy after the circuit breaker has highlighted some systemic barriers that could potentially restrict persons with disabilities from actively participating in key events. Safe mgmt measures have been implemented rigorously to safeguard Singaporeans. However,…

Managing agents should try to pass on JSS payouts where possible

I refer to the reply by ASM. First, it is important to note that the ASM is not a government body but a private association representing some of the MA firms. Council members representing MCSTs, do not need…

Drop in ridership leads to slower buses on Singapore roads

Buses are moving slower these days, something that has not escaped the notice of other road users. As public transport ridership has plunged since the Covid-19 pandemic – by as much as 80 per cent – buses have…

Digital tools help speed up contact tracing efforts to ring-fence Covid-19 cases

Contact tracers with MOH often face numerous stumbling blocks in the race against time to map out a patient’s past activities, as they struggle to get information out of forgetful and sometimes severely ill patients in the process.…

Novel hybrid bus being tested in Singapore

Mercedes-Benz has rolled out the first supercapacitor hybrid vehicle here – a public bus operated by SBST. Unlike a conventional hybrid which relies on batteries, a supercap hybrid makes use of supercapacitors to store electrical energy. And they…

Home-grown sports retailer Sportslink goes out of business

Home-grown sports retail chain Sportslink wound up last Fri after accumulating debts to a “substantial number” of creditors. This includes employees who are owed a month’s salary, Farooq Mann, founder and director of Mann & Associates, the court-appointed…

WP’s Terence Tan pays a visit to Pulau Ubin voters, catches netizen by surprise

For those who may not know, the islands of Singapore belong to constituencies too. And Pulau Ubin belongs to East Coast GRC, which WP)member Terence Tan is contesting in. He made a trip there to reach out to…

Courts apologises, refunds disposal fee after supplier leaves old sofa at customer’s block

Furniture retailer Courts has apologised and issued a refund to one of its customers after his old sofa was disposed of improperly. Stomp contributor Ben informed Stomp he had purchased a new sofa set from Courts and also…

GE2020: Singapore’s response to COVID-19 a ‘tremendous SG United effort’, says Lawrence Wong

Singapore’s “massive effort” against COVID-19 over the last six months involved many Singaporeans in the private and public sectors, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong. “It is truly a tremendous SG United effort,” he said. While the country has…

4 students, 1 teacher contract COVID-19; students linked to household infections and were already on home quarantine: MOE

Four students and a teacher have tested positive for COVID-19, MOE said on Tues. The five are part of 20 new community COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore. They are from different schools, said MOE – the students are…

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