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Best & worst heritage trails

With air travel limited and Singaporeans in search of recreation within national bounds, heritage trails present an intriguing proposition – learn about Singapore history while getting in that prescribed 10,000 steps a day. NHB has collated 19 heritage…

Close to 22% of units at Ki Residences taken up on launch weekend

Ki Residences at Brookvale sold 143 out of a total of 660 units on its launch weekend, according to JV partners Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Development on the evening of Dec 6. This translates to 22% of…

Waterspout seen off southern Singapore on Sunday afternoon

A waterspout was seen off the southern coast of Singapore on Sun afternoon amid rainy and stormy weather. Photos provided by CNA readers showed a waterspout under heavy, dark grey clouds. A CNA reader who asked to be…

Malls ought to carry out Covid-19 safe management checks once they open

Malls are supposed to implement safe mgmt measures as part of the current Phase Two of reopening. I have noticed that many malls are lax in deploying staff to carry out these measures early in the morning. This…

Authorities working with popular Seletar petting farm to rehome animals, find alternative sites for its businesses

The authorities are working with a popular petting farm in Seletar, which is closing its doors after two decades to make way for new roads, to rehome its animals and find alternative premises for its pet-related businesses. The…

A new home at Kelantan Road for former Sungei Road vendors

Old bank notes, cassettes, classic cameras, radio sets, typewriters, vintage watches — these are among the collection of antiques that one can find in two ground-floor units at 28 Kelantan Road for less than S$50. While some may…

New device tracks seniors’ activity from remote location

Part-time primary school teacher Ng Wai Leng is able to visit her elderly parents only about twice a week but she knows exactly what they are doing from the time they wake up until they go to bed.…

Meet the people getting ‘ugly’ food onto plates and away from the bin

As volunteers dart in and out of the 30 or so stores located at Blk 16 of the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, grabbing boxes of unwanted fruit and vegetables, the call rings out from nearly every vendor or…

Singapore firm to make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Homegrown Spectronik is hoping to become the first local firm to make a working motorised vehicle from the ground up, and one which runs on hydrogen. The company was co-founded by Indonesian Jogjaman Jap, 35, and Myanmarese Zarli…

Property market’s state of play

The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies worldwide and consumer sentiment remains largely subdued, the skies seem brighter for Singapore’s property sector so far. A surge in buying activities and an uptick in sales were observed across many housing…

Ensure estates like Toa Payoh or Marine Parade are not beyond the reach of the low-income

Every town in Singapore is, undoubtedly, a good town. Our urban planners ensure a baseline of public amenities across the island. Yet, there remain deviations in experiences and lifestyles. After I got married in 2009, my husband and…

Migrant workers stuck overseas amid border restrictions; contractors struggle with labour crunch

Bangladeshi MD Rayhan, who worked in Singapore for seven years, has been stuck in his village in Bhola district since Mar. On Mar 18, MOM announced that both existing and new work pass holders had to first get…

Let’s switch from wanting to be COVID-free to becoming COVID-vigilant

In a recent interview with the British Medical Journal, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of US NIAID, reflected on the state of COVID-19 in US and around the world. He noted “One of the things we need to be…

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