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Mitigation measures can cut environmental impact of expressway work in Sembawang forest: Report

Building an 800m stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC) expressway through a forest in Sembawang could result in various negative impacts to the biodiversity in the area, including to critically endangered species like the Sunda pangolin and the…

Plans to relax restrictions on migrant workers’ movements on hold amid recent dorm Covid-19 cluster

Plans to relax restrictions on the movements of migrant workers have been put on hold, given the recent dormitory cluster and surge in infections in some of the workers’ home countries, Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng…

Hospitals introduce entry restrictions on those who have been to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s inpatient wards

Hospitals have introduced entry restrictions on those who have been to TTSH’s inpatient wards amid concerns about the growing COVID-19 cluster linked to TTSH hospital. Alexandra Hospital, CGH, JurongHealth Campus, NUH, KKH, KTPH and SGH announced the new…

2 nonagenarians among 11 linked to TTSH cluster as Singapore reports 39 new Covid-19 cases

Two female nonagenarians who were warded in TTSH Ward 9D when a nurse was first found to be infected with Covid-19 are among 11 new cases linked to the cluster on Sun. Apart from the two nonagenarians, another…

Dozens turned away at Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza, unaware of reimposed entry restrictions

On the first weekend when entry restrictions were reimposed at shopping complexes Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza, dozens of people — mostly domestic helpers — were turned away and thus unable to run their errands. As a result…

Packing up memories of our first home

When my husband and I first brought up the idea of moving to a new home to our children several years ago, we were met with vehement protests from the older two. “I love our home. I cannot…

When companies go green for their investors

Recent years have seen a surge in ESG reporting for listed companies. In this column, we will focus on “E” which has a significant focus on climate change. Nonetheless, many of the world’s biggest investors keep a focus…

Science Centre tailors environment for special needs visitors

The lights were dimmed and the volume was lowered at the Science Centre Singapore when a group of special needs students visited recently. The 38 students from Grace Orchard School could also borrow items such as earmuffs in…

Why dirty habits persist at public eating places in Singapore

There are several reasons for Singaporeans to not kick their dirty habits at public dining areas. Experts said these include not being able to see how such habits directly affect them, their heavy reliance on cleaners and the…

S’pore’s landscape industry tapping technology, redesigning jobs to attract locals

When the circuit breaker ended in June last year, Mr John Tan, owner of Esmond Landscape and Horticultural, had to scramble to get work done. With little maintenance work performed from Apr, Mr Tan was saddled with new…

Little India F&B shops facing staff shortage with more foreign workers wanting to return home

The F&B sector has seen minimal impact in the wake of new travel curbs but shops in Little India are facing staff shortages, with more foreign workers wanting to return to their families. Junior Kuppanna Restaurant had 11…

Builders in S’pore hoping for more govt help amid foreign worker crunch after new entry ban

Construction companies are holding out for more government intervention to tide them over as they take another hit because of the Covid-19 entry ban on long-term pass holders from India and Bangladesh. The beleaguered sector, which is largely…

Entry ban to further squeeze manpower in S’pore’s construction, landscaping sectors

The frightening surge in Covid-19 cases in India has had repercussions around the world, and Singapore has not been spared, with delays and disruptions across the economy. Much of the impact stems from a ruling that has barred…

Handling Singapore’s ‘national treasure’: Behind the scenes at a vaccination centre

Before sunlight pierces through the inky sky, the fluorescent lights at Kolam Ayer CC flicker on. Chairs need to be sanitised, registration tables need to be tidied, queue numbers need to be printed. A long day awaits, and…

Singapore’s local attractions need to be more attractive than this

When COVID-19 kept overseas visitors out and trapped us all here, depriving us of our Japan sakura fixes, Zermatt ski trips, Chatuchak shopping binges and Maldives beach vibes, Singaporeans could have been counted on to prop up our…

2 workers living at Pasir Panjang Residence dormitory among new COVID-19 infections

Two workers residing in a dormitory were among the nine new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Sat. Both live at Pasir Panjang Residence at 33 Harbour Drive and were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, said MOH. One…

Edgefield Secondary School to conduct home-based learning after student contracts COVID-19

Edgefield Sec School will move to home-based learning after MOH announced on Sat that a 15-year-old student was one of seven new COVID-19 cases in the community in Singapore. MOE said that the school will conduct home-based learning…

Spa at Holland Drive, eateries and malls across S’pore among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A spa at Holland Drive as well eateries and malls across Singapore were among a list of 13 public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said on Sat that the infectious…

Covid-19: 3 more cases in TTSH cluster among 7 new infections in the community

Singapore reported seven new community cases of Covid-19 on Sat, including three linked to the cluster at TTSH. This brings the cluster at TTSH to 16. Two of the three are patients while the third is the wife…

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