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S’pore confirms 93 new COVID-19 cases; 193 visitors to KTV at HomeTeamNS Khatib test negative

MOH confirmed another 93 COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wed, taking the country’s total to 56,031. Of them, two are community cases, while six are imported ones, including two Singaporeans. The remaining 85 are work permit holders…

Dennis Chew has been house-hunting for 7 years and he has finally found the right one

They say good things come to those who wait. And after seven long years, local radio DJ Dennis Chew has finally found the one… house. The reveal about his new digs was made via his IG account yesterday…

4 common misconceptions about CPF housing grants that we need to understand correctly

1) Housing grants reduce the selling price of your HDB flat directly – While it’s true that housing grants will reduce your cost of owning an HDB flat, it’s important to understand it’s not a direct discount off…

One of world’s largest floating solar farms coming up in Tuas

Sunny Singapore will have a floating solar farm in Tuas next year able to generate enough energy to power about 16,000 four-room HDB flats for a year. Work has begun on the project at Tengeh Reservoir, which will…

Banks should share ATMs

I can empathise with forum letter writer Liew Kam Wah and his wife (No POSB machine near home, Aug 18). I feel this problem can be solved if all banks share their ATMs. DBS, UOB and OCBC used…

Paying $1.1 million for a 43-year-old Tiong Bahru HDB flat is a genius move. Here’s why

1) Nostalgia with practicality – Of all the city fringe districts, Tiong Bahru has got that unmistakable old-world charm that’s anchored in the unique architecture of its preserved pre-war apartments. The low-rise, walk-up flats at Moh Guan Terrace…

Nearly two-thirds of workers expect better post-COVID workplaces

About 65% of Singaporean employees are anticipating that their work environment will change for the better after COVID-19 due to the changes being implemented in response to the pandemic, according to a Qualtrics study. The majority of respondents…

Dempsey Hill rejuvenation: Tender for vacant block to be reviewed after all 5 bids rejected

Efforts to refresh lifestyle enclave Dempsey Hill have hit a speed bump, after authorities rejected all five offers from companies bidding for one vacant block, while postponing plans to fill two other blocks. SLA told CNA on Fri…

Man charged with keeping 4 tarantulas in Punggol flat, importing 8 others

A 48-year-old Singaporean was charged in court on Wed with keeping four tarantulas in HDB flat along Punggol Place in 2018. Two of the hairy spider species, a Mexican red rump and a Mexican golden rump, are endangered…

Millennium Hotels and Resorts axes 159 employees in Covid-19-induced restructuring

Hospitality and real estate group Millennium Hotels and Resorts has axed 159 employees here in a restructuring exercise induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, it said on Wed. The group runs six hotels in Singapore: Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand…

Nearly 3 times more households received help with mortgage payments than in same period last year: HDB

A total of 1,356 households that could not meet their monthly mortgage payments received help from HDB from Apr to June this year, as Singaporeans grapple with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is nearly a…

More buildings in Singapore going greener as 376 projects bag BCA’s Green Mark Award

An aircraft hanger at Changi Air Base which uses solar panels and retrofitting works at One Raffles Link which will achieve an overall cooling system efficiency to save the equivalent of $120,000 a year is among projects that…

Covid-19 casualty? H&M’s Tampines Mall store to close end of August

Easties will have one less outlet to shop at in Singapore when H&M at Tampines Mall closes at the end of the month. A post on shared on Singapore Atrium Sale’s FB page showed the closure notice displayed…

Restaurants in Singapore urge customers not to ‘game’ social distancing measures

Phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening has seen customers slowly making their return to restaurants. For now, gatherings of more than five people are not allowed at F&B outlets, even if seated separately. Even so, some people have found…

Man exposes crowd at Sengkang coffee shop, gets hate for ‘snitching’

Singaporeans may be getting used to Phase 2 life and the gradual lifting of restrictions, but we aren’t out of the woods just yet. Reminiscent of pre-Covid-19 life, a 30-second clip, uploaded by a FB user on Tues…

Renter goes off on Twitter after property agent implies Indians and Malays can’t keep houses clean

A common source of aggravation for those seeking to rent in Singapore is the fact that some landlords are explicitly discriminatory along racial lines. A woman who recently faced brazen bias while enquiring about a flat in Ang…

400 hectare nature park network around Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to be built by 2022

In a bid to protect the rich biodiversity at Singapore’s north-western wetland nature reserve, NParks will set up a new Sungei Buloh Nature Park Network by 2022. The network, which was announced by NParks as part of its…

All migrant worker dorms, including standalone isolation blocks, cleared of Covid-19: MOM

All migrant worker dormitories, including standalone blocks in purpose-built dormitories serving as isolation or quarantine facilities, have been cleared of Covid-19, MOM said on Wed. This means that all residents in the standalone blocks have either completed their…

Firms yet to schedule 118,000 migrant workers for required routine Covid-19 testing: Govt agencies

The authorities on Tues reminded employers to send eligible migrant workers for Rostered Routine Testing (RRT), with 118,000 workers required to undergo the tests yet to be scheduled for them so far. It was previously announced that the…

Three shophouses on Belilios Lane going for $7.5 mil

Three adjoining shophouses at 4, 6, and 8 Belilios Lane are on the market collectively for $7.5 million. The two-storey, pre-war conservation properties will be sold collectively by an EOI exercise. The shophouses sit on a 2,203 sqft…

August BTO launch sees highest application rates for most expensive flats

The HDB BTO sales exercise for Aug 2020 is expected to close today with over 38,500 applications for the 7,862 BTO flats launched across eight different HDB towns. Based on application numbers as of 2pm on Tues, Aug…

More passengers can transit through Changi Airport

A small but significant step will bring more passengers to Changi Airport, which has seen their numbers dry up in the wake of the global pandemic. The additional traffic will come in the form of transit passengers from…

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