Daily Archives: January 17, 2021 (15 Articles Found)

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The show goes on for Singapore Art Week despite tourist restrictions, with a focus on introducing art to the community

Singapore Art Week (SAW) gets under way this week, even though the country has yet to relax quarantine requirements for most overseas visitors. Now in its ninth year, the annual festival was initially conceived as a way to…

Why homebuyers do the wrong things

Once we were invited to a friend’s housewarming party. The young couple was pleased to show us around. Suddenly, the wife lamented that they were upset about the agent who sold them the flat and the contractor who…

30 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 in community, forming new cluster linked to para-vet

Two new community COVID-19 cases were reported on Sun, forming a new cluster linked to a SPF para-veterinarian. The two community cases were among Singapore’s 30 new COVID-19 infections reported as of noon on Sun, according to MOH.…

Normanton Park sells close to one-third of units on launch weekend

Chinese developer Kingsford Huray Development’s Normanton Park, the first new residential project launch of 2021, sold about 600 residential units by 9pm on Jan 16, the first day of its launch. That is equivalent to 32.6% or one-third…

Efforts stepped up to improve and maintain cleanliness standards of hawker centre toilets

We agree with WTO founder Jack Sim that cleanliness of toilets in hawker centres and coffee shops requires improvement. Public toilets that are well-designed, well-maintained and responsibly used are clean toilets which all users can enjoy. In Oct…

Coffee shop operators and users play a part to keep toilets clean

Mr Jack Sim correctly pointed out that various stakeholders from across society are represented in the PHC. They work with us to create a culture where everyone disposes of trash correctly and keeps public eating places and toilets…

At home with the neighbourhood

I made a new friend last year. I call her “Flower Auntie”. She doesn’t call me anything, always going straight to the point: “Where are the ah muis (Cantonese for “little girls”)?” You see, my daughters, aged five…

Woh Hup chairman Yong Nam Seng dies aged 92

Construction firm Woh Hup’s chairman Yong Nam Seng died on Sat aged 92. Mr Yong took over the reins of the Singapore-based company from his father Yong Yit Lin in the 1950s. The older Mr Yong, who was…

Feeding wildlife in Singapore is a lose-lose situation, say experts

People who feed wild animals are being made to pay a pretty penny for their actions, as the authorities move to clamp down on behaviour that could escalate chances of human-wildlife conflict. Members of the nature community tell…

Singapore’s Covid-19 circuit breaker led to change in pigeon behaviour: Study

Where the food is, so the pigeons will be. This was a finding from a new study by NParks, which found that food availability could also have a knock-on effect on the reproductive cycles of these birds. Using…

Singapore needs a new Smart Nation vision that doesn’t leave any citizen behind

In a special edition of the WEF annual report released on Dec 16, Singapore was listed as one of the digitally advanced countries well-placed to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was ranked sixth in…

Cherryloft resort fined, ordered to suspend bookings after 19 people found in adjoining units

A resort in Pasir Ris has been fined and ordered to suspend bookings after 19 people were found gathering, Singapore Tourism Board said on Sun. Cherryloft Resorts & Hotels, located at 159 Jalan Loyang Besar, was fined S$1,000…

Punggol residents see more macaques near new housing project; human feeding a likely cause

Punggol residents have reported seeing larger numbers of long-tailed macaques, which some people believe is the result of both an increase in developments in the area and food left by humans. Residents TODAY spoke to on Fri said…

Sentosa Cove’s pink waters likely due to algae bloom triggered by recent heavy rainfall: NEA

Heavy and constant rainfall over the past few weeks may have changed water conditions at a canal in Sentosa Cove, likely leading to an algae bloom that turned the waters there pink, the authorities said on Sun. NEA…

Canberra Plaza, Vision Exchange among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Canberra Plaza in Sembawang and Vision Exchange in Jurong were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Sat, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited…

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