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Temperature dips below 22 deg C in some parts of island, flood warning at 5 places on New Year’s Day

Temperatures fell below 22 deg C in parts of Singapore due to prolonged moderate to heavy rain since Fri morning. Cool weather was felt in several locations in Singapore, with temperatures dropping to 21.2 deg C at Bukit…

Some MyRepublic broadband users face connectivity issues for more than 24 hours

Some customers of ISP MyRepublic were hit by a broadband outage on Thurs morning and there were reports of the problem continuing for more than 24 hours. Connectivity issues were reportedly experienced from 7.34am on New Year’s Eve…

Najib: Malaysia to lose billions in revenue following termination of HSR contract

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak said Malaysia is set to lose billions of ringgit by terminating the KL-Singapore HSR project. Mr Najib, who was instrumental in Malaysia’s signing of a bilateral agreement with Singapore on the project in…

Cyclists welcome proposal to mandate brakes for fixie bikes

Mr Abdul Malik, 37, has been an avid road bike cyclist for almost five years now. He also does food delivery on bicycles and, over the years, has learnt to give a wide berth to fixed-gear bicycles, which…

SembWaste launches new uniforms and waste collection vehicles

Employees at waste mgmt provider SembWaste wanted lighter material for their uniform, and for their safety when working on roads, reflective strips. So when it came to redesigning the green and orange uniform for their waste collectors, they…

80 employees affected by HSR termination but most will remain in roles at LTA

Out of 80 staff affected by the termination of the KL-Singapore HSR project, the majority will remain in roles at LTA where they were deployed when the project was first suspended in 2018. The 80 employees worked for…

KL-Singapore High Speed Rail cancellation will have little impact on other plans for Jurong: Experts

The axing of the KL-Singapore HSR will have no immediate bearing on development plans for the Jurong region, which was slated to host the project’s southernmost terminus, experts said on Fri. Jurong’s status as the economic and social…

No ongoing COVID-19 transmission at Mandarin Orchard, hotel can reopen: MOH

MOH has completed its investigation into the 13 previously reported COVID-19 cases who had served their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at Mandarin Orchard. The ministry has determined that there is no ongoing transmission at the hotel and it has…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 30 new cases, 3 in community

MOH has confirmed the detection of 30 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 58,629. MOH said that there are three new infections within the community…

Failed KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project offers a chance to reimagine second CBD in Jurong: Analysts

Plans to build the KL-Singapore HSR might have been scuppered, but analysts say there is a silver lining as it presents an opportunity to reexamine the masterplan for Jurong in light of the new normal brought about by…

Cyclists should take the Highway Code since they are on the roads like motorists

Since the start of the circuit breaker in Apr to restrict movement of people, I have noticed that many more people are using bicycles to commute. I am not against this trend and find it encouraging. Yet, increasingly,…

Keppel ‘cautiously optimistic’ about 2021; looks to asset-light approach, third party co-investments

Keppel Corp CEO Loh Chin Hua says he is “cautiously optimistic” about 2021, after what has been a tumultuous year for both the company and the broader global economy. In his New Year message to some 18,000 employees…

HSR termination could slow increase in Jurong property prices, but longer-term prospects intact: experts

The lack of a major catalyst like the KL-Singapore HSR project which was terminated on Fri may help slow the increase in property prices in the Jurong area, but experts are choosing to focus on the broader plans…

HSR termination a setback for economic cooperation, but bilateral ties likely to remain strong

The termination of KL-Singapore HSR project is a lose-lose situation for Singapore and Malaysia, given the mutual benefits for various economic sectors and potential for the exchange of ideas, said observers. But despite both governments failing to reach…

Singapore to restrict entry of some travellers from South Africa after reports of new COVID-19 strain

People with a travel history to South Africa within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore starting Mon, MOH announced. The restriction will apply to long-term pass holders and short-term visitors,…

All units at Lorong 3 Geylang vacated as land returns to state ownership

All 191 terrace house units at Lorong 3 Geylang have been vacated, as ownership of the site returned to the state after the leases expired on Thurs. “The return of leasehold land to the State upon lease expiry…

Trial to import electricity from Malaysia a ‘useful first step’ as Singapore prepares to connect with regional grid: Experts

A trial which will see Singapore import electricity from Peninsular Malaysia will be a “useful first step” in preparation for further moves to connect to the regional power grid, said experts. Announced in late Oct, the trial will…

Malaysia will honour KL-Singapore HSR obligations following project’s cancellation: Minister

Malaysia will honour its obligations under the Bilateral Agreement for the cancelled HSR project, Minister in the PM’s Department Mustapa Mohamed said on Fri. The Singapore and Malaysian governments had on Fri announced the termination of the HSR…

KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project terminated: Transport Ministry

The KL-Singapore HSR project has been terminated and Malaysia will have to compensate Singapore for costs already incurred by the latter. On Fri, MOT said Malaysia has “allowed the HSR BA (bilateral agreement) to be terminated, and has…

2020 has been ‘a write-off for the hospitality sector’, says analyst

Parties to event and tourism-related contracts have a longer window to apply for relief, with the government stepping in again on Thurs – even as fresh data showed more travel-related sluggishness. Intl visitor arrivals came to roughly 14,700…

Investors left in the lurch as investment platform CoAssets runs into trouble

MAS will review and take necessary action if CoAssets’ licensed subsidiary – now known as CA Funding – has breached regulations. MAS said that it is aware that police reports have been lodged against CoAssets. It also clarified…

Museums and performing arts turned to Zoom to survive. But spectators find the experience frustrating

When travel screeched to a halt early this year, companies trading internationally quickly adjusted to holding meetings or discussions via Zoom and similar tech tools. We’ve become used to conducting many everyday interactions over a computer screen –…

Boustead Projects establishes Boustead Industrial Fund

Boustead Projects has established a private business trust, Boustead Industrial Fund, in Singapore on Dec 31, 2020. The fund has an investment mandate to invest in, administer and manage certain investments in logistics, business parks and industrial properties,…

Govt needs to stay ahead of the curve on private property prices

I refer to forum contributor Ee Teck Siew’s letter (Govt should assess risk of property bubble, calibrate measures, Dec 25) and would like to urge the Government to stay ahead of the curve on private property prices. The…

Geylang Serai market and 3 restaurants among places visited by COVID-19 community cases

Geylang Serai Malay Market and Food Centre as well as three restaurants were on Thurs added to MOH’s list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. A total of four places were added,…

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