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Don’t let guard down against Covid-19 in the midst of festivities

Today, we are entering the third phase of Singapore’s reopening in its battle to control the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a sense of relief and perhaps quite a bit of joy and optimism as Singaporeans enter this phase.…

Build hawker centre in Bukit Batok town

Many are pleased with the recent Unesco affirmation of Singapore’s hawker culture. While HDB towns like Bedok are served by more than one hawker centre with cheap and good food, residents in Bukit Batok have been served by…

Attractions should reduce visitor limit

On Dec 17 at 2pm, I visited USS using my SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. There were long snaking queues to enter. After entering, there were huge crowds of mostly families and groups everywhere. Though there were safe distancing measures at…

MRT works taking place while trains still running

I was disturbed by a loud grinding and drilling noise from outside my flat at 11.15pm on Wed. Peeking out from my study room window, I saw men busy working on the noise barrier by the side of…

Allow cancellation of booked badminton court slots

I had a similar encounter as that of Ms Mok Wei Chi recently in booking a badminton court through ActiveSG. I noticed there were a couple of empty courts on the actual day when the venue was supposed…

Govt should assess risk of property bubble, calibrate measures

Is there irrational exuberance in the local property market with the surge in new home sales, increase in private property resale prices and speculation that the collective sale market will pick up next year? If this demand and…

Developers, builders need to uphold construction quality standards

The letter by forum contributor Eveline Tu resonated strongly with my experience of buying a strata-titled property. The property I purchased, located in the east, received its TOP around late 2015. The developer and main contractor are relatively…

Attractions, eateries gear up for bigger crowd as S’pore enters phase 3 from Monday

As Singapore moves into the long-awaited third phase of its reopening on Mon, attractions like Gardens by the Bay have put in place more measures to accommodate more visitors. The nature park has installed automated thermal scanners at…

Why do motorists still show disdain for cyclists? Here are 4 safety suggestions

First, to protect the safety of cyclists, may I suggest that specialised cyclist lanes be segmented from existing infrastructure along Nicoll Highway, West Coast Highway, Keppel Viaduct and Bartley Viaduct. These are all highly specialised and direct roads…

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore, including woman who served stay-home notice at Mandarin Orchard

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore as of noon on Sun, including a woman who served her stay-home notice at Mandarin Orchard hotel. This is the third case linked to the hotel since MOH announced last…

Location, price, potential – what Proptech CEO looks out for when investing in real estate

Property investment can be a tricky business but entrepreneur Rhonda Wong believes that spare cash should be put into real estate for long-term wealth preservation and growth. She certainly practices what she preaches with six properties in her…

Good to buy homes with the ‘wow’ factor

When someone asks for property buying tips, I always offer this bit of advice – buy one that will have no trouble finding buyers easily next time. This seems like a contradiction, especially if you are buying a…

Current safety measures in Singapore adequate against new strains of Covid-19, say experts

Amid growing concerns about a new strain of the coronavirus surfacing here, experts have said measures now in place are sufficient to combat its spread. Two new strains of the disease have been discovered, in Britain and South…

Numbers game for second Singapore electric motorbike firm Ion Mobility

One of Scorpio Electric’s former co-founders has started a venture which makes electric scooters for the masses. Mr Joel Chang, COO of Ion Mobility, said he left Scorpio because he felt targeting an electric two-wheeler at the masses…

Electric dreams: Sports car seller unveils prototype of first Singapore-made e-scooter

Why would a businessman who made his fortune selling high-end sports cars embark on a motorcycle-making venture? “I saw the opportunity to build my own brand,” said Mr Melvin Goh, CEO of Scorpio Electric, which expects to roll…

COVID-19 brought out the best in us. But we paid too steep a price to figure it out

Certainly, people and governments have been screwing up on COVID-19 all over the world. Even Singapore could have foreseen and better managed the outbreak in the foreign worker dormitories when it first emerged. And the rest of us…

Not just for the birds: How citizen scientists flock together for conservation

The birds were chirping all around us as we gathered at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve visitor centre early on a Sunday morning. The teams of birdwatchers there were armed with binoculars, sporting scopes and cameras with lenses…

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