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Singapore to celebrate Unesco inscription with festival on hawker culture

A festival will be held to celebrate Singapore’s hawker culture making it onto the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list under Unesco. Taking place across three weekends from Dec 26 to Jan 11, the SG HawkerFest will allow…

Singaporeans cheer hawker culture’s entry into Unesco’s heritage list

Getting Singapore’s hawker culture on the Unesco cultural heritage list was a national feat, and was overdue and well-deserved, said Singaporeans ST spoke to on Thurs, a day after the nomination was accepted by the world body’s intergovernmental…

Hawker stalls islandwide to get Unesco intangible cultural heritage label

About 6,000 hawkers in more than 110 hawker centres across Singapore will, in the coming weeks, receive a label indicating their new Unesco intangible cultural heritage status. It will be a show of appreciation for, as PM Lee…

Hawkers hope Unesco nod will give their stalls a boost

Singaporeans have hailed the news yesterday that the country’s hawker culture has been inscribed on the Unesco intangible heritage list, with some hawkers hoping it will bring more tourists to their stalls and keep the sector alive and…

How Singapore can keep ‘prime’ HDB flats within reach of everyone

From locking resale gains in CPF accounts and removing open market transactions to building smaller flats, there is no shortage of potential policy manoeuvres to ensure public housing – particularly in new, prime locations – stays affordable for…

Coroner rules 2019 death of worker in tower crane accident a misadventure

The death of a construction worker who was hit by falling material after a tower crane failed at a work site last year has been ruled a misadventure. There is no basis to suspect foul play, said State…

More Singapore workers to be recruited for solar industry

A solar industry recruitment drive on Thurs saw more than 200 residents sign up for jobs, with agencies here announcing plans to build skills and experience for Singaporeans to manage solar projects in its entire cycle, from installation…

Singapore CBD rents to hit S$9.54 psf per month by end-2020: report

C&W is projecting rents in Singapore’s CBD to land at S$9.54 psf pm by the end of 2020, down 10 per cent from 2019’s peak of S$10.66 psf pm. The firm expects rents to continue their decline in…

High yield a key factor in Soilbuild Reit’s privatisation exercise, but will investors accept the deal?

After weeks of watching LMIRT and Sabana Reit make headlines for all the wrong reasons, the privatisation offer for Soilbuild Reit announced earlier this week was probably something of a breath of fresh air for many investors. The…

30 to 60 hotels serve as SHN facilities at any point in time: STB

Despite further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the government is keeping close tabs on the number of hotels that are designated as stay-home notice dedicated facilities (SDFs). “The total number of hotels being used as SDFs depends on supply…

Keppel clinches multiple awards from BCA this year

The Keppel Group bagged multiple awards from BCA this year in “recognition of its commitment to sustainability and excellence in the built environment”. For the second year in a row, Keppel Land was presented with the BCA Quality…

PropertyGuru FastKey powers Phoenix Residences launch

USB (Phoenix) Pte Ltd has used PG FastKey for all the sales booking of Phoenix Residences at Bukit Panjang. Launched on 12 Dec, the District 23 development features 74 residential units spread across three five-storey blocks. It offers…

Can a millennial hawker rejuvenate her great-grandfather’s zi char stall?

When aspiring hawker Debbie Yam started working at her family’s zi char stall, she was forbidden from cooking for customers after she burnt even simple dishes, like fried rice and hor fun. Tang Kay Kee Fish Head Bee…

Replacement of circuit breaker trip coils along Tuas West Extension completed: LTA

All circuit breaker trip coils along the TWE have been replaced, LTA said on Thurs. As a pre-emptive measure against power cable faults and potential service disruptions, LTA announced last month that all 113 trip coils would be…

MOM investigating after worker seen sitting on ledge to install aircon in Woodlands

MOM is investigating after a worker was seen sitting on a ledge on the sixth floor of Blk 834 Woodlands St 83, seemingly to install an air conditioner. Stomp contributor Simon said he saw the worker on the…

Patrons bid farewell as Robinsons closes flagship store at The Heeren

When the last customers left Robinsons’ outlet at The Heeren at 2pm on Wed, the doors closed on the flagship store of an iconic 162-year-old department store. Earlier in the day, the store was open to customers between…

Singapore’s national identity is in the skyline

A big part of Singapore’s national identity is in the skyline, attached to our architectural icons, buildings and infrastructure. They are visual testaments of how Singaporeans have created a First World nation out of sheer grit and determination.…

Investigation into breach of safe management measures at ActiveSG camp under way

We thank Ms Pauline Shu Pek Yen for her feedback (ActiveSG camp broke agency’s own rules, Dec 16). SportSG’s safe mgmt measures are for everyone to follow without any exceptions. The measures are in place for everyone’s safety…

Assisted living is part of the care continuum as a person ages

I refer to Mr Colin Loh Yoon Fui’s letter (Assisted living flats not suited for those who need permanent help with daily activities, Dec 15). Assisted living, as its name suggests, is not a retirement village per se,…

Companies need to take workplace safety standards more seriously to prevent deaths

One death at the workplace is one too many. Five workplace deaths in a span of two weeks between late last month and early this month, as indicated in the article, is unthinkable. I once worked with a…

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