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Do more to support Kranji countryside entrepreneurs

I decided to celebrate my 65th birthday with those close to me with a farm-stay experience at the Gallop Kranji Farm Resort from Oct 2-4. I had the opportunity to host several of my friends at the nearby…

Uncleared dog droppings a public health concern

I am glad to see that people are expressing strong opinions about dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets. Despite dozens of signs around my neighbourhood, dog excrement can be seen daily at many spots…

Upgrading to a condo: Why the ‘ABSD remission’ system should be abolished

For genuine HDB upgraders, there are a few compelling reasons why removing the requirement to pay ABSD upfront can prove to be a win-win, for both Singaporeans and the government’s own interest/objectives. First and foremost, waiving the upfront…

Zero new daily Covid-19 cases in Singapore ‘possible’, but not sustainable amid risk of new waves: Experts

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Singapore may be at its lowest since the start of the crisis, but infectious diseases experts said that it is not realistic to hope for zero new daily cases for a…

All 4 new COVID cases in Singapore imported, none in dorms for 1st time since 25 March

MOH confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tues, taking the country’s tally to 57,884. All four cases are imported, which also marks the first time since 25 Mar that new cases were not detected in…

No new COVID-19 case in Singapore’s dormitories for the first time in more than 6 months

Singapore on Tues reported no new COVID-19 case in dormitories for the first time in more than six months. Since the first two infections in dormitories were reported on Mar 29, the number of infections in dormitories has…

Man dies at Tuas industrial site after steel beam falls on him during loading

A 39-year-old man died on Sun after a steel beam fell on him at an industrial site in Tuas, a spokesperson from MOM said on Tues. “There was a fatal workplace incident at 40 Tuas West Road on…

Hyundai electric cars made in S’pore will be for local market first, may not be cheaper

Hyundai electric cars made in Singapore will be for the local market initially, with export plans further down the road. A Hyundai spokesman said: “Products built at the innovation centre will first be offered to customers in Singapore.…

Police investigating after letterboxes in nine Redhill housing blocks vandalised

Letterboxes at nine housing blocks in Redhill and Lengkok Bahru were found vandalised on Tues morning. SingPost said that they were forcibly pried open. The affected blocks were Blks 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 at Lengkok Bahru;…

NParks monitoring box jellyfish sightings in waters in Singapore

NParks has said it will continue to monitor reports of sightings of box jellyfish in Singapore waters. But it has no plans to issue no-swimming orders for now, although it has put up advisories on the issue on…

New trains for North-South, East-West lines unveiled

This is the new look of some of the trains that will run on the NSEWL from 2022. Bombardier Transportation last Fri unveiled the six-car Movia metro trains, which will have more open spaces for wheelchairs and strollers.…

Frasers Property expects FY2020 attributable profit to drop 60%-70%

Frasers Property Ltd (FPL), hard hit by the pandemic, expects to report a decline of as much as 70 per cent in its attributable profit for FY2020. The company, in a profit guidance on Tues on the unaudited…

Resale condos see strong sales again in September with prices stable: SRX data

The prices of resale condominiums held firm amid robust demand in Sept, with more than 1,000 units sold for three straight months. An estimated 1,286 resale condominiums changed hands last month – up 0.4 per cent from Aug…

Despite 70% drop in dengue cases, Singapore not out of woods yet: Desmond Tan

Although weekly dengue cases in Singapore have dropped by about 70 per cent since the peak in July, the country is not out of the woods yet, said Desmond Tan, the Minister of State for Sustainability and the…

How Singapore’s biggest supermarket player plans to unpack the packaging waste issue

In 2018, an investigation by The Guardian found that Britain’s leading supermarkets generated about 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste each year. How much plastic and other packaging waste do supermarkets in Singapore — with a population of…

Construction of Hyundai’s electric car manufacturing plant in Singapore begins

Work has begun on South Korean conglomerate Hyundai’s 28,000 sqm innovation centre which will house an EV factory along with facilities for R&D of automotive technologies. Its choice of Singapore — the first time they have chosen a…

Certification, licence required to fly certain unmanned aircraft from February 2021

Users of certain UA will need to meet new training requirements from Feb 2021 in order to fly their equipment in Singapore, CAAS said on Tues. These new requirements – in the form of either a UA Basic…

Auditor issues disclaimer of opinion on Tee International’s finances

TEE Intl on Mon said independent auditor Foo Kon Tan LLP issued a disclaimer of opinion on the group’s financial statements for the financial year ended May 31, 2020. In its report that it was not able to…

Tiong Seng appoints former MP Teo Ho Pin as new independent board director

Mainboard-listed construction group and property developer Tiong Seng Holdings has appointed former MP Teo Ho Pin as an independent board director of the company on Oct 12. Teo’s appointment will take effect from Oct 15, and will bring…

Update on fair tenancy framework in coming months

Work is progressing on a fair tenancy framework that will establish industry norms on tenancy practices and terms, with an update expected in the coming months, MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said yesterday. SBF has taken the lead…

Relief extended to industrial, commercial property

Buyers of commercial or industrial property who have been unable to meet certain contractual obligations due to the pandemic now have temporary relief from legal and enforcement action. The Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act has been expanded to cover…

Alleged party in hotel room sparks probe for breach of safety measures

Videos and photos of a group of at least 10 people allegedly partying in a hotel suite have turned up on social media, sparking criticism from members of the public, and prompting an investigation over the breaching of…

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