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100-year-old Hong Kong bakery Hang Heung to open its first overseas shop in Singapore

Popular Hong Kong bakery Hang Heung – which has eight outlets in the former British colony – is opening its first overseas shop in Ion Orchard. The store is expected to open by end August or early Sept…

There is no ‘work-life balance’ without the office

In the modern workplace, it’s hard enough to achieve the mythical work-life balance (WLB). But without the option of heading into the office, WLB becomes impossible. This is precisely why the office is essential to the physical and…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 359 new infections, 1 case in community

MOH confirmed 359 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tues noon, taking the country’s total to 51,197. Of the new cases, one is classified as a case in the community, two are imported cases and the remaining…

Will my property purchased during a crisis be profitable in future? Here’s a research-backed analysis for you

If you have been looking for your next property and are concerned about making your purchase now – because a pandemic is sweeping the globe, locking down cities and upsetting global economies – you are probably not alone.…

Recycling company convicted of failing to ensure safety after probe of 2017 Tuas blaze that killed one worker

A company has been convicted of failing to ensure the safety and health of its employees following a probe into a fire and explosion on June 24, 2017, which killed one of its foreign workers and caused serious…

Tender for Woodlands funeral parlour complex launched as Singapore manages an ageing population

The tender for a new funeral parlour complex in Woodlands was launched on Tues by HDB as Singapore prepares for an expected increase in resident deaths in the near future. It is the first of four funeral parlour…

Central command system gives TTSH and NCID bird’s eye view needed to fight Covid-19 outbreak

On Feb 4, Singapore saw its first locally transmitted case of Covid-19, and the definition for suspect cases was changed. Within a day, a surge of nearly 500 people – almost double the usual number – began showing…

Covid-19: Subcontractors band together to urge Govt to extend waiver on foreign worker levies

Construction industry subcontractors, already hard hit by Covid-19, have banded together to urge the Government to extend a waiver of foreign worker levies, arguing they cannot afford to resume payments this month as most workers are not yet…

Operators optimistic as bike-sharing sees a quiet resurgence; experts however say it is not a viable business model

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic taking a toll on many businesses, bicycle-sharing seems to have maintained its popularity with operators looking to expand their business. There are now 40,000 bicycles allowed on the streets, an increase of the 13,000…

Man who grabbed NEA officer’s neck and hurled vulgarities to be charged in court

A 64-year-old man who was in an altercation with two NEA officers in Apr will be charged in court on Wed, said SPF. The incident occurred on Apr 5 at Blk 26, Telok Blangah Crescent. The two NEA…

Coronavirus: Psychological fatigue could fuel trend of rule-breaking, say experts

As the pandemic draws out, psychological fatigue is setting in, resulting in more people flouting rules such as social distancing – a behavioural trend that encourages others to follow suit, said local experts. Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong, a…

Waterloo Street temple reopens to long queues

The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple reopened yesterday, four months after it closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Devotees were seen observing safe distancing as they queued to enter the temple to offer their prayers. The long lines…

Probation for 18-year-old e-scooter rider who collided with LTA officer while fleeing

An e-scooter user who collided with a LTA officer while trying to flee from him was given 12-months probation on Tues. Muhammad Faiq Ahnaf Khairul Nizam, 18, had been travelling at 34kmh over a distance of 58.1m along…

Ascott Residence Trust’s income down 56% to $32.6m

Ascott Residence Trust’s (ART) distributable income crashed 56% YoY to $32.6m in H1, from $74.6m in H1 2019, the company revealed. Revenue fell 16% to $208.5m over the same period. This was mainly attributed to the drop in…

Tokyo, Sydney aim to lure edgy HK financial firms, but Singapore a top draw

Japan, Australia and some other nations are readying incentives to attract banks and asset managers in Hong Kong that are worried about the new security law imposed by China, but finance sector experts said even if they move,…

Dengue’s impact goes beyond number of patients hospitalised

MOH’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak has said the increase in dengue cases in recent months is still manageable (Spike in dengue cases has not overburdened health system, July 25). A record 1,733 dengue cases were reported…

Tackle problem of foreign workers using false addresses

Last month, I wrote about how my home address had been falsely used by a certain foreign worker to register his place of residence (Home address falsely used by foreign workers, June 6). Immediately after the letter was…

Arts companies need permanent homes to grow

It is disconcerting to read that three established arts companies, namely, The Necessary Stage, Intercultural Theatre Institute and The Substation, have to move out of their premises to make way for redevelopment (Arts institutions pressed for space, July…

Psychological fatigue behind crowds gathering in public: Experts

Singapore has weathered Covid-19 for over half a year, and the battle against the virus is increasingly becoming a mental one. Psychological fatigue and a false sense of security are behind the crowds gathering at beaches, restaurants and…

Transport hub cluster not surprising: Experts

The recent community cluster at the Bukit Panjang integrated transport hub is a cause for concern, though its emergence did not surprise experts. With the easing of restrictions and more people going about in public, the formation of…

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