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Singapore’s daily count of imported cases exceeds dormitory infections for the first time in 6 months

The number of new daily COVID-19 cases imported into Singapore from overseas surpassed the number of new infections among migrant workers living in dormitories for the first time in six months on Thurs, according to data compiled by…

Eatery at Junction Nine mall in Yishun visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious on 3 consecutive days

The Ah Ye Kopi and Toast eatery at Junction Nine mall in Yishun was visited on three consecutive days by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Thurs, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited the eatery…

19 new Covid-19 cases, including 4 crew members of a ship that arrived from Malaysia

Four special pass holders who are crew members of a ship that arrived from Malaysia on Sept 23 have tested positive for Covid-19. The four Filipino men, aged 23 to 59, were among the 15 imported cases reported…

HDB, private home prices rise in Q3, defying recessionary pressures

1) Government Measures – Stimulus packages totalling more than S$100 billion to prop up the economy amid Singapore’s worst recession and past cooling measures have helped to keep HDB prices up, said Ms Christine Sun, head of research…

Hygiene council backs stiffer cleanliness laws

PHC agrees with the views expressed in the letters on problems of littering and tray return. For years, PHC has been working with various groups, ranging from schools, parents and grassroots communities to cinema and food business operators…

The most haunted places in Singapore, according to a paranormal investigator and why Pulau Ubin takes top spot

1) Pulau Ubin – At least, this is according to local paranormal investigator, Noel Boyd. The 42-year-old Singaporean’s shared that he was with a group of fellow ghost hunters on the island 13 years ago when they heard…

Three adjoining conservation shophouses in Kampong Glam on the market for $7.64 mil

Three adjoining conservation shophouses in Kampong Glam are up for sale at $7.64 million, or $3,000 psf, according to CBRE. The three properties, at 14, 16 and 18 Baghdad St, have a total GFA of 2,548 sqft, occupy…

Three shophouses in District 1 for sale at $31 mil

Three commercial shophouses at Stanley St, Telok Ayer St and Smith St respectively are up for sale for $31 million, according to Knight Frank. The three properties in District 1 can either be purchased individually or as a…

HDB appoints three new members to its board

HDB has appointed three new board members and re-appointed its chairman along with six other members. HDB Board’s new term will start from 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sep 2022, said MND and HDB on Wed. The three…

HDB resale prices rise 1.4% in third quarter

Resale prices in the public housing market rose 1.4 per cent in the third quarter, according to flash estimates released by HDB. This comes after prices inched up 0.3 per cent in the second quarter and held steady…

Private property prices up 0.8% in Q3: URA flash estimates

Private home prices in Singapore rose by 0.8 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, according to flash estimates released by URA on Thurs. The private residential property index rose by 1.2 points, from 152.6…

Semi-detached house in Toh Tuck Road sold for $3.4 million in 8 minutes in virtual auction

It took only eight minutes for a two-storey semi-detached house in Toh Tuck Road to be sold for $3.4 million in a virtual auction. The freehold property at 69 Toh Tuck Road, which has a land area of…

Train like a superhero at HomeTeamNS clubhouse in Khatib

For people who have always wanted to train like a Marvel superhero, there is now a place for that. At the new HomeTeamNS Clubhouse in Khatib, one can work out like Captain America and Iron Man in a…

Haw Par Villa to be closed until March 2021 for upgrading works

Visitors keen to snap photos of chicken-headed women, pig-headed men and deities battling monsters at Haw Par Villa will have to wait until next year. The popular theme park will be closed from Thurs to Mar 31, 2021…

342 residents of Tuas dormitory quarantined after COVID-19 case detected

A quarantine has been imposed on 342 migrant workers staying at Space@Tuas, following the detection of a COVID-19 case at the dormitory, said MOM on Thurs. The residents, who work for 27 employers, were moved to a government…

Allow students preparing for exams to use study areas in public libraries

I refer to NLB’s letter, “Resuming library services: Phased approach taken for safety of users and staff, says NLB” (Sept 11). It is heartening to know that NLB has put in place measures to minimise the risk of…

Younger Singaporeans far more likely to support wildlife conservation than older ones: Survey

Younger Singaporeans are far more likely than their older counterparts to support wildlife conservation, a survey has found. The Conservation Sentiments Survey, released on Thurs, found that half of Generation Z respondents, those aged 16 to 24, supported…

HDB extends suspension of late payment charges on mortgage arrears; 50% rebate on rental flat payments for 3 months

HDB will extend its suspension of late payment charges on HDB mortgage arrears to Mar 31, 2021, to help households cope with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, MND Minister Desmond Lee said on Thurs. This is…

Uncovering the factors fueling record-high dengue cases in Singapore

2020 will be remembered most of all for the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than a million people and infected countless more worldwide. But lurking in the shadows of the pandemic is another pestilence, a longstanding public…

Man who tested positive for COVID-19 charged with breaching quarantine by leaving isolation facility

A man who tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms is accused of breaching quarantine by leaving an isolation facility in Apr. Fabian Amos Gilbert, 27, was a SIA flight attendant at the time of…

SP Group launches green credits for customers to offset emissions from electricity consumption

Electricity users in Singapore can choose to “green” a portion of their energy consumption under a new scheme, SP Group said on Thurs Under the initiative, customers can purchase “green credits” and match their electricity consumption with an…

An accident waiting to happen? Concern over food delivery riders using Orchard Road pavement

A retail manager has had several close shaves with food delivery riders on motorcycles on the pavement near his office at Wheelock Place in Orchard. And Mr Nick Smith, 36, who has been working in the area for…

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