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Couldn’t get your BTO flat of choice? Here are 5 alternative steps to take

1) Third time’s the charm for many applicants – Most first-timers will succeed on at least the third or fourth try. This is because first-timers get an additional ballot chance (a total of three), if they fail to…

Make room for migratory shorebirds at Yishun Dam

From Sept to Mar, migratory shorebirds fly thousands of miles to our shores to escape the harsh winter back in their home countries. On our tiny island, it is only at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Yishun Dam…

Carparks designed to deter speeding

We thank Mr Chew Weng Fatt for his feedback (Speeding in carparks, Sept 11). Speeding constitutes a risk to the personal safety of pedestrians and motorists in carparks and we take this issue seriously. Our carparks are designed…

Install nets to protect beach-goers and swimmers at Sentosa against box jellyfish

As an environmental scientist, naturalist and scuba diver, I read with interest the recent reports of box jellyfish in Singapore which had prompted SDC and a local marine conservation group to issue advisories on swimming in beaches where…

18 new Covid-19 cases, including 4 imported infections and 1 in the community

Singapore on Sun confirmed 18 new cases of Covid-19, including four imported infections and one in the community. Among the four imported cases, two are work pass or work permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from…

Flights to nowhere raise bigger questions about Singapore Airlines’ future

When I first read SIA is considering launching “flights to nowhere”, I thought it was a bad joke. Surely, if you get on a plane, you want to get somewhere, right? To be fair, SIA is not the…

Are our neighbourhood chat groups starting to be a pain?

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about his experience with his online neighbourhood chat group. He was only two days into joining this community on WhatsApp when a frantic neighbour started accusing others in the chat group…

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