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Incentives for hawkers to go cashless not good enough

People like rewards because it is in their DNA. Without generous incentives, I am afraid that the enthusiasm for the Hawkers Go Digital programme may wear off before long. If Singapore wishes to motivate hawkers and consumers to…

Time to introduce laws on fixed-gear bicycles

The report on the 13-year-old who fell to her death while riding a fixed-gear bicycle raises a regulatory issue. It is possible that the bicycle did not have front brakes as fixed-gear bicycles allow a cyclist to apply…

Cycling superhighway would contribute to car-lite strategies

I am encouraged by MOT’s specific response to public views on the car-lite vision (A chance to advance vision of car-lite future, Sept 4). As it is considering my cycling superhighway suggestion, please allow me to address forum…

Limited supply of 5-room BTO flats in central region in last five years

For many Singaporeans, successfully balloting for a BTO flat in a centrally located mature housing estate is akin to striking the lottery. Competition is stiff in the hotly sought-after estates of Toa Payoh, Geylang and Bishan, with the…

Restaurant that provided customers with drink games ordered to cease operations; 2 other F&B outlets fined for flouting COVID-19 rules

A restaurant that flouted COVID-19 safe mgmt measures and provided customers with drinking games has been ordered to “cease operations” until further notice. Wang Zi Chu Fang, located at 191A and 199 New Bridge Road, failed to ensure…

Lucky Plaza, Raffles Holland V Mall, Jewel Changi Airport visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Lucky Plaza shopping centre, Raffles Holland V Mall and Jewel Changi Airport were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Sun, MOH said that the infectious…

COVID-19: 40 new cases detected in Singapore as total crosses 57,000 mark

MOH reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Sun, taking the country’s total to 57,022. A total of 38 of the cases are asymptomatic – detected via the ministry’s proactive screening and…

3 mega-benefits of taking a home loan that can set you up for a comfortable life

1) Opportunity to grow your own fund – Did you know that a loan for a residential property incurs the lowest interest rates out of all types of loans? The thing is, even if you are capable of…

Coronavirus: Futsal facilities in Singapore hit hard during pandemic

Weeknights at The Cage used to be overflowing with adrenaline and goals as futsal players flocked to Kallang to get their football fix. These days however, Rajesh Mulani is often greeted with silence as he stares at the…

Chinatown and Little India businesses frequented by migrant workers badly hit by Covid-19

Even while retail activity appears to be slowly recovering as the economy reopens, businesses previously frequented by migrant workers in areas like Chinatown and Little India continue to bleed, with workers choosing to shop and eat closer to…

COVID-19: 5 eateries, beauty salon fined for breaching safe management regulations

Five eateries and a beauty salon have been fined by ESG for infringements of safe mgmt measures. The errant businesses were identified during enforcement checks in Aug, it said on Sun. Fines of $1,000 each were issued to…

IMDA fines StarHub S$210,000 and M1 S$400,000 for internet disruptions during circuit breaker

IMDA has fined StarHub and M1 for internet service disruptions that happened during the circuit breaker. On Sun, IMDA said that StarHub has been fined S$210,000, while M1 at S$400,000. Based on IMDA’s investigations, up to 250,000 broadband…

New COVID-19 clusters reported at 3 dormitories previously cleared of the disease

New COVID-19 clusters were identified at three more foreign worker dormitories that were previously cleared of the disease. MOH reported on Sat that new clusters have emerged at Cochrane Lodge 1 at 51 Admiralty Road West, Mandai Lodge…

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