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COVID-19 cases in S’pore crosses 48,000 with 123 new infections, including 5 locals

MOH has confirmed 123 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Mon, taking the total to 48,035. Of the new cases, 11 – including five Singaporeans – are classified as cases in the community, while two are imported cases…

Singapore homeowners: Here are your options for lowering your cash outlay for monthly mortgage repayments

1) Tap on special covid-19 loan repayment concessions – For homeowners with a bank mortgage and want to avail themselves to these concessions, they can approach their bank to defer either the principal payment or both principal and…

Tower Transit hires wheelchair user in role to promote inclusivity on public transport

Wheelchair user Kishon Chong has been riding a lot of Tower Transit public buses. On his trips, he pays attention to how the bus drivers interact with him and takes note of where accessibility can be improved for…

Rise in fogging operations to battle dengue outbreak but experts doubt their effectiveness

As the battle with dengue continues, more building and premise owners are turning to fogging as part of dengue control efforts. NEA said there was an 82 per cent rise in the number of fogging operations here between…

P1 registration: 14 popular schools to hold ballot in third phase

Children applying to 14 popular schools will have to go through balloting in the third of seven phases – Phase 2A2 – in the annual Pri 1 registration exercise. They include Ai Tong School, which has 29 children…

Coronavirus: Just 2,700 people remain in four community care sites

Just 2,700 people are still being housed in four Covid-19 community care facilities (CCFs) as of July 12, with the virus’ spread in the community remaining low. This is down from about 10,600 individuals in such facilities as…

Legal poser in town council lawsuit after WP’s Sengkang GRC win

A legal poser has arisen in the lawsuit brought by PRPTC on behalf of the former Punggol East SMC, after WP won Sengkang GRC at the recent GE. Chief among the questions is who will take charge of…

Thank you, Auntie Susan

Six days a week, Madam Susan Tan would get up at 7am and head out of her flat in Pasir Ris in a red T-shirt and sweatpants for a short walk to Blk 231 Pasir Ris St 21.…

Give coaches priority to book ActiveSG badminton courts

Every day, just before 7am, my son’s coach has to go into the ActiveSG mobile application to book badminton courts for his coaching sessions. Time slots suitable for badminton students are snatched within seconds. The rule requiring the…

Middle East offers Singapore some lessons on countering rogue drones

The aphorism that what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East is appropriate when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles. A drone drug mule, recently seized by SPF at Kranji Reservoir Park, brought…

Covid-19: Singapore’s nightlife operators fear collapse of once vibrant industry; at least 45 have shut for good

Not everyone breathed a palpable sigh of relief when the Government announced just under a month ago that some of the restrictions imposed on business activities to curb the spread of Covid-19 would be lifted. While most businesses…

Muji says Singapore, Malaysia business not affected by US bankruptcy protection filing

Japanese home-goods chain Muji said that its business in Singapore and Malaysia “will be as usual” despite the US arm filing for bankruptcy protection. A spokeswoman for Muji Singapore said that while the US business suffered “continuous losses”…

PwC executive chairman Yeoh Oon Jin to succeed Lim Sim Seng as SLA board chairman

Mr Yeoh Oon Jin, executive chairman of PwC Singapore, will succeed Mr Lim Sim Seng as board chairman of SLA. Together with Mr Yeoh, MinLaw also appointed as SLA’s deputy chairman, Mr Loh Lik Peng, founder and owner…

Under the sea: What you need to know about the dangerous box jellyfish

Box jellyfish have been spotted at various locations around Singapore at least four times since Mar. On at least one occasion, a person was stung by the marine animal. The name “box jellyfish” is an umbrella term for…

What Covid-19 regulations? Over 30 seniors gather in Chinatown for dance session

Let’s not dance around the issue — even with the gradual loosening of restrictions in Singapore, Covid-19 is still a serious concern. But you wouldn’t have guessed it from the group of over 30 seniors thronging Chinatown’s Garden…

Mum warns others to be careful around Sentosa waters after jellyfish stings her 4-year-old daughter

A young child’s fun at the seaside came to an abrupt end when a jellyfish stung her leg last Fri. The four-year-old girl had been paddling in the shallow waters near FOC Singapore, over at the east end…

Peter Yu returns to being a property agent after Covid-19 affects acting income

It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the livelihoods of many. For local actor Peter Yu, his income was hit by a drought in acting jobs. This resulted in him returning to his old job as…

Don’t ride too fast: Delivery rider comes to blows with passerby in Hougang

A word of advice became the trigger of a brawl in Hougang Ave 5 on Sat evening. When a man approached a food delivery rider to tell him to slow down on the footpath, the latter shouted at…

Three adjoining freehold conservation shophouses up for sale for $12m

Three adjoining freehold two-storey conservation shophouses located at 223, 225 and 227 Geylang Road are up for sale collectively for $12m, according to CBRE. After factoring in an estimated DC of $3.2m, this works out to about $1,172…

Singapore mall operators play key role to widen retailers’ online reach

As retailers forge ahead with efforts to go online, a move hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic, mall operators in Singapore should also align themselves with the trend to stay relevant – not just to consumers, but tenants as…

CDL Hospitality Trusts sees 60-70% drop in H1 distribution on Covid-19 impact

The managers of CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) on Fri night guided that the stapled group’s financial performance for fiscal 2020 will be “severely affected”, amid the unprecedented downturn in global tourism and travel as a result of the…

Digital focus key in retail’s recovery, adjustment to ‘new normal’

Singapore’s physical retail landscape is coming back to life as the shutters go up and consumers return to shopping malls in the second stage of the city state’s phased reopening. But while retailers are relieved at finally being…

New town council to serve both Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and Marymount SMC

A new town council that will serve both Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and the new Marymount SMC has been formed, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday. Dr Ng, 61, told ST that Ms Gan Siow Huang, the newly…

Some students flouting safe distancing measures after school

Even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on globally and remains a major worry here, some students are letting down their guard by flouting safe distancing rules. And despite being told to go home directly after school, some students…

Novice gardeners sprouting around Singapore during Covid

She was never a gardening fan till the coronavirus struck. Her interest was also piqued three months ago when she came across her friend posting pictures of home-grown vegetables using a hydroponic system. Ms Jasmine Low, 45, felt…

Foreign transactions of non-landed homes increased in June

This chart from OrangeTee & Tie shows that non-landed private homes bought by non-PR increased to 49 in June, a jump from the 14 units transacted in May and 7 units in Apr. The number of non-landed homes…

A young man learns his father’s ‘magic’: The story of Yishun’s Indian spice stall

When Jeya Seelan was little, his father would come home from work every night, his shirt streaked with colour. When the young lad finally asked, his father replied, “Boy, I make magic.” Today, that boy makes the same…

‘Sales are dismal’: Businesses in CBD see slow recovery as most offices continue work-from-home arrangements

When asked to describe a typical lunchtime situation before COVID-19 at her fashion store, Butterflies & Marigolds located at Guoco Tower, Ms Elsie Szto said with a laugh: “The store would be swarmed with women who are stressed…

Covid-19: SBS Transit trials plastic shields in six buses to protect bus captains

SBST has installed protective plastic shields in six of its buses as part of a two-week trial to better protect its bus captains during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The locally-manufactured shields are made of polycarbonate and are similar…

MOM, MOH apologise for ‘administrative error’ that led to 3-week delay in informing worker that he had Covid-19

MOM and MOH have apologised for an administrative error that led to a migrant worker being informed of his positive Covid-19 test result three weeks after he was swabbed. The migrant worker, who is a resident at Toh…

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