Daily Archives: August 9, 2020 (17 Articles Found)

Archives
  • Daily Archives

  •   09
    M T W T F S S
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31  
    APPLY

Government help schemes favour families in greater need

We thank Ms Jenny Khoo Swee Siang for her feedback regarding the government letter on the Care and Support Programme (Don’t use annual value of home to determine help needed, July 31). We wish to clarify that this…

Review Silver Support criteria for five-room flat owners

In 2016, the Government introduced the Silver Support Scheme to help Singaporeans aged 65 and above living in public housing. However, I do not qualify for the benefits of the scheme because I own a five-room HDB flat,…

Ensure workers are physically, mentally able to return to work

Dealing with large numbers of migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic is complex. They face worrying mental health challenges and there are concerns over how physically and mentally ready they are to return to work. This readiness needs…

COVID-19: 175 new cases detected in Singapore, total now at 55,104

MOH has confirmed 175 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Sun noon, taking the country’s total case count to 55,104. Of the cases, there is one community case, a Singaporean, and three imported cases. The remaining 171…

NDP 2020: Crowds gather at various activity hotspots despite appeals for people to celebrate at home

Despite appeals from the authorities for people to celebrate National Day from the comfort of home, people still turned up in droves to bask in the festivities on Sun. Large crowds were observed in some “hotspots” across the…

7 reasons why shophouses are the most underrated properties in SG

1) Shophouses dominate prime locations in the city area – Investors have long been aware of the consistency high demand for well-located shophouses; 2) Many shophouses are protected like national treasures – Plenty of shophouses remain standing in…

Reinventing work spaces, with help from mother’s fruit cakes

Ms Grace Sai was nervous as she walked towards the Singapore Customs counter at the Woodlands checkpoint. Please, please don’t make me open my suitcase, she prayed silently. “But of course, I kena,” she said. The Customs officer…

Singapore bars with no food shop licence remain closed

Every other day, home-grown cocktail bar Jigger & Pony’s phone rings as concerned customers call to ask when the bar will reopen. The staff member on the other end of the line has no answer to that question.…

Nightclubs struggle to survive amid Covid-19 restrictions

The lights have dimmed on Singapore’s once-thriving nightlife sector, and with no certainty as to when operating restrictions will be lifted, the industry is mounting a fight for its survival. SNBA has appealed to the Government to either…

Coronavirus: Karaoke bars find new licensing rules to reopen a challenge

Two weeks ago, Forest Darts Cafe raised the shutters on its Downtown East and Anson Road outlets after a four-month hiatus. The darts and karaoke bar chain became the first member of the 120-strong Singapore Entertainment Affiliation to…

Bukit Panjang bus service changes: Ministry working with MPs to mitigate impact of changes

MOT and LTA will work with Bukit Panjang MP Liang Eng Hwa and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Edward Chia over the National Day weekend to explore options to mitigate the impact of changes to three bus services. Senior…

All bus drivers among 11,000 transport staff to be tested for Covid-19

After last month’s discovery of an infection cluster at Bukit Panjang’s transport centre, around 11,000 people working in public bus depots and interchanges will now be screened for Covid-19. These include all bus drivers as well as employees…

Physical Meet-the-People sessions can resume from Aug 10 with overall crowd size limited to 50 or less

MPS will be allowed to resume from Mon with precautionary measures such as capping overall crowd size to 50 or less, NEA has said. The move is aimed at facilitating interaction between MPs and their constituents now that…

A case for making plastic bags in Singapore ugly – or even embarrassing

It only seems like yesterday Singapore made a strong bid to stem the use of plastic bags. Last Nov, NTUC FairPrice rolled out a S$0.20 plastic bag charge to 25 outlets; a move its CEO said is “not…

Some tourist attractions finding it hard to woo locals, others unable to meet demand

With the Covid-19 pandemic having battered the tourism industry, several local tourist attractions have been turning to the local market in a bid to stanch the bleeding. Some are finding more success than others. Of the five local…

Covid-19: Sports coaches struggle with fewer students, safe distancing measures and limited slots for bookings

It is coming to two months since sporting facilities reopened on June 19 after restrictions were lifted for Covid-19 containment, but not everyone is keen to get back to their regular activities. Swimming coach Jolene Wong, 29, for…

NDP2020: PM Lee Hsien Loong calls NS Square new downtown’s central focus, unveils its design

The upcoming NS Square at Marina Bay will be the central focus of Singapore’s new downtown, said PM Lee, as he unveiled the design of the development. The permanent space to commemorate NS will be aligned on a…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google