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As clamour grows for preservation in land-scarce S’pore, something’s got to give

Over the past decade, Mr Jimmy Tan has seen lush greenery in Singapore being taken down one by one. The “final straw” for Mr Tan, a 48-year-old Bukit Batok resident, was when he found out in July last…

Bring together all building-related regulatory info in a single app

The authorities have been promoting a whole-of-government approach when engaging citizens. The reality is that many government agencies are still pushing out their own platforms and information, such as regulatory requirements and circulars, to engage stakeholders. Take, for…

Plaque stolen, found and will be reinstated

I refer to the forum letter by Ms Stella Kon on the missing plaque (Shame that plaque, a symbol of values, is defaced, Jan 26) commemorating the ground-breaking ceremony for a proposed Russian Cultural Centre (RCC), held during…

Scanner takes temperature of patients

We refer to Ms Candice Yeo Chai Hong’s letter (Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?, Jan 26). We would like to assure Ms Yeo and our patients that the temperature of all patients and caregivers is taken before they…

New measures taken to ease queues for new notes

We know that CNY is a very special occasion for many of us. Heralding the new year with the tradition of exchanging red packets is something we all look forward to. This year, however, with safety measures in…

HDB Feb 2021 BTO in-depth review: Toa Payoh (Bidadari)

The upcoming HDB February 2021 BTO sales exercise will feature four projects comprising a total of 3,700 units. The Toa Payoh (Bidadari) BTO is one of two mature estate projects that will be launched, and will consist of…

In subdued CNY, merchants relying on bumper festive sales hope going digital can recoup lost business

For many businesses, the days leading up to CNY would usually see them raking in a tidy profit from the throngs of people heading to the various fairs and bazaars across the island to either prepare for the…

National Service Resort and Country Club, Yishun coffee shop among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Sat added three locations to a list of public places that were visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. The infectious persons had visited Marsiling Market at 20 Marsiling Lane on Jan 21 between 9am…

COVID-19: S’pore reports 55 new imported cases, highest ever; 3 more in community

MOH confirmed 58 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Sat, taking the country’s total case count to 59,507, with 55 imported cases. There are three new cases of locally-transmitted infection, the first cases reported in eight days.…

What would make Singaporeans return their trays? How about a siren?

Chen I-Ming may have found a way to motivate diners in hawker centres to return their trays after their meals. It is a device that incorporates sensors under each table — to detect the diner’s arrival — as…

Saving Dover Forest and the plight of the Singapore urban planner

The ongoing public debates over Dover Forest represents growing public interest in nature conservation and the protection of biodiversity. It also reveals the uncomfortable fact that in land-scarce Singapore, planning for the needs of the population and economy…

Veteran’s experience can help in greening of S’pore

After a career with NParks spanning 35 years, Mr Abdul Hamid Mohd feels he still has more to offer to keep Singapore green. The 61-year-old started working as an assistant curator at the then Parks and Recreation Department…

Commuters with mobility issues can learn to take buses at Jurong East interchange

Commuters with mobility issues can practise boarding and alighting from buses at the relocated Jurong East interchange as part of bus operator Tower Transit Singapore’s efforts to boost their confidence when taking public transport. It is part of…

Muis: Mosques to beef up emergency measures while remaining safe sacred spaces after teen’s terror plot foiled

Mosques here will continue to strengthen their emergency preparedness, even as their leaders reassure congregants that they remain safe and sacred spaces, Muis CEO Esa Masood said on Sat. At an investiture session for mosque mgmt board members,…

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