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More than 1,000 pre-schoolers to learn about environmental conservation in virtual programme

Getting people to know more about environmental conservation from a young age is at the heart of a new programme by SPH Foundation and its partner Terra SG. Pre-schoolers aged three to six will get to go on…

Over 400 people attend first live concert in Singapore since circuit breaker

More than 400 music fans turned up at the Sands Theatre at MBS for a pop concert on Fri, the biggest music event with a live audience since measures to curb the pandemic kicked in earlier this year.…

Food Bank launches vending machine with sundries, hot meals for the needy

More help is available for Singaporeans who struggle to get enough food to eat amid the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the initiatives include a vending machine at Blk 813A Choa Chu Kang Ave 7 that dispenses dry food…

Residents of Clementi HDB block start trial of smart letter boxes

Residents of Blk 202 Clementi Avee 6 will now be notified on their mobile phones of new mail and can collect it with a touch of their phone screens during a year-long trial. All they have to do…

Each of us can be a hawker culture ambassador

It has taken a whole-of-society effort to win the Unesco recognition for hawker culture. It will take another whole-of-society effort to sustain this and keep hawker culture thriving. Singapore’s hawker culture won recognition for its unique blend of…

Time to work on hygiene standards of hawker centres

I am a Singaporean and a die-hard fan of our hawker centres. I applaud NHB, NEA and FMAS for working tirelessly for nearly three years to secure the Unesco listing for our hawker culture. However, I worry about…

Unesco listing of Singapore’s hawker culture will boost business and tourism

Singaporeans should be proud to know that the country’s hawker culture has earned a spot on the Unesco intangible heritage list. The nomination is the result of sheer hard work and the full support from all the stakeholders,…

Three predicaments faced by the hawker trade

I feel proud that Singapore’s hawker culture has been officially added to the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. However, the inclusion means that Singapore must commit to protecting and promoting the hawker industry…

The Parlour Mirage at Owen Road brings music, food, and local art together under one enclave

The Parlour Mirage at Owen Road prides itself as a craft beer taproom and restaurant that takes liberal and creative inspiration from its sister counterpart over in Seoul. They join PeraMakan, The Bakehaus, and Old Hen Kitchen, renowned…

Weekly dengue cases drop to year low, after historically severe outbreak

The number of weekly reported dengue cases dropped to 228 last week, the lowest weekly case number in 2020, as the severity of the outbreak continues to abate after a historic high. As of Thurs, there have been…

Phase 3 impending but RHB keeps FCT at “neutral”

RHB analyst Vijay Natarajan is keeping his “neutral” call on Frasers Centrepoint Trust, with a 2% downside seen. The retail industry continues to face pressure, but FCT, which owns the second-largest portfolio of suburban malls, is well diversified…

Singapore’s Changi gets ready with tons of dry ice for vaccines

In balmy Singapore, a tiny island nation that sits almost directly on the equator, it’s usually flowers, meat and seafood that gets whipped away into SATS Ltd’s cool rooms upon landing at Changi Airport. Now one of the…

Police investigating case of man trespassing into Singapore Zoo’s rhino enclosure

The police are investigating an incident in which a man trespassed into the Singapore Zoo’s white rhinoceros enclosure. A video of the incident, posted to the account of TikTok user ralphwee_, shows a man in a face mask…

Tampines resident catches and kills 323 mosquitoes in a month

When Stomp contributor Jen moved back into her mother’s house in Oct this year, she was shocked to be greeted by so many buzzing mosquitoes. Jen told Stomp on Dec 7 that this issue has been happening at…

Hornbills visit Pasir Ris flat, poop ‘all over the place’

Catching sight of a rare oriental pied hornbill may be a cause for excitement for some, but for one family in Pasir Ris, it was a crappy experience — literally. Taking to FB to share a riveting blow-by-blow…

Pipe leak causes water to gush from ceiling at Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport is known for its indoor waterfall Rain Vortex but has some of the ‘rain’ spilled over to other parts of the building? A clip circulating on FB showed water gushing out from the ceiling outside…

Singapore airport goes sub-zero for COVID-19 vaccine transport plan

As the door of the vaccine transport cart opens at Singapore’s Changi airport, the sub-zero temperatures inside collide with the warm, tropical air, creating a carpet of steam like hot breath on a winter’s day. These carts known…

Maybank KE starts coverage of Keppel Reit, Suntec Reit with ‘sell’ calls

Maybank Kim Eng has initiated “sell” on both Suntec Reit and Keppel Reit. This comes as the research team sees further deterioration and headwinds for the Reits, it said in separate reports. Maybank KE analyst Chua Su Tye…

SLB to seek shareholder ratification for Thye Hong Centre purchase

SLB Development has completed its S$112.5 million acquisition of all the strata units and the common property in industrial building Thye Hong Centre at 2 Leng Kee Road. The Catalist-listed property developer paid the remaining sum of close…

Install safety bollards at sides of bus stops to impel cyclists to dismount

I am a regular bus commuter and frequently alight at the bus stop at Blk 32 New Upper Changi Road. I have witnessed riders breeze through the bus stop despite the code of conduct saying that they should…

Covid-19: Expect more safe-management checks at F&B outlets over festive period

The authorities will be conducting more enforcement checks at F&B outlets from this weekend to ensure Covid-19 safe mgmt measures (SMMs) are adhered to, MSE said on Fri. The stepped-up checks will continue over the next few weeks,…

Ardmore Park unit tops profits for 2020

The sale of a duplex penthouse at Ardmore Park in prime District 10 was the most profitable transaction of 2020, based on URA caveats lodged between Jan 1 and Dec 8. The 8,740 sqft, five-bedroom unit was sold…

Freehold semi-detached house at Gentle Road for sale at $7.2 mil

A semi-detached house standing on 4,107 sqft of freehold land at Gentle Road, in the Novena area, is now on the market for $7.2 million ($1,753 psf). Built in 1981 and designed by an Australian architect, the house…

Pre-MOP four-bedder at Bellewaters EC on the market for $1.1 mil

A four-bedroom unit at the Bellewaters EC, located along Anchorvale Crescent in District 19, will be put up for sale at a guide price of $1.1 million ($973 psf) on Dec 15. According to Edmund Tie, which is…

OrangeTee banks on agent review platform, diversification, overseas tie-ups

Consumer reviews and ratings contribute a major part of a shopper’s decision-making. “A consumer review system is an effective way for the real estate industry to self-regulate,” says Steven Tan, MD of OrangeTee & Tie. He announced that…

CapitaLand’s Bridge+ flexible workspace to open in the CBD on Jan 2

Located at the intersection of Robinson Road, Maxwell Road and Anson Road is a new 29-storey, Grade-A office tower at 79 Robinson Road. The building with 518,000 sqft of net lettable space is a redevelopment of the former…

Singapore’s resilient good class bungalow market

Undaunted by the pandemic and recession, sales of Singapore’s Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) have held up well in 2020, totalling SGD 802 million in 1Q-3Q20, or about 66.3% of the SGD 1.21 billion recorded in 2019. Following the…

Office rents to see positive growth in 2021: CBRE Research

Office rents would fare better in H2 2021 and consequently result in an overall positive rental growth next year, said CBRE’s research arm. The forecast was based on MTI’s projection that Singapore’s economy would grow by 4% to…

Nanyang Polytechnic, GSI to build MICE industry capabilities

NYP and Singapore-based events technology provider GlobalSign.in (GSI) have teamed up to foster the next generation of event managers and to build Singapore’s MICE industry capabilities. The partnership will include training and workshops, as well as internship opportunities…

Coronavirus: How Singapore went from hero to zero, and back to hero again

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe this year, cities from Asia to US and Europe have become stuck in a cycle. Cases rise, so they lock down. Cases fall, so they ease the measures. Then cases rise…

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