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F&B firms welcome delivery cost offsets, but seek more substantial rental, labour support

As they grapple with a ban on dining-in for the second time in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, F&B firms in Singapore have welcomed the latest round of subsidies and rebates being offered to offset their delivery costs. However,…

Tuition, enrichment classes in S’pore must move online till June 13 amid Covid-19 spike

All centre-based tuition and enrichment classes must move activities online till the end of Phase 2 (heightened alert) on June 13, or until further notice is given, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing announced on Sun. This will prevent…

‘Questions’ must be answered before any decision on circuit breaker: Ong Ye Kung

Several “questions” must be answered in the coming days before the government decides whether it is necessary to impose another circuit breaker (CB), said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Sun evening. He was asked why authorities did…

Sheng Siong Bukit Batok 440 outlet closed after employee infected with COVID-19

Sheng Siong’s Bukit Batok 440 outlet was closed on Sun after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier. The supermarket chain said that its store at Blk 440 Bukit Batok Ave 8 will be closed for…

Full home-based learning for students in primary, secondary schools, JCs from Wednesday

All primary, sec, JC and Millennia Institute (MI) students including those from the Special Education schools will shift to full HBL from Wed until the end of the term on 28 May, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said…

COVID-19: 271 imported cases from S Asia over past 28 days, B1617 variant a global problem – MOH

The number of imported cases from South Asia over the past 28 days was 271, with half of them being Singaporeans or PRs, MOH said on Sat. Of the 271 cases, 50.2 per cent were Singaporeans or PRs,…

Singapore Polytechnic student has Covid-19, some lab and practical classes from cohort to go online or be deferred

Some laboratory and practical classes in SP will go online or be deferred for two weeks after a student was confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, it said on Sun evening. The shift of these lab lessons to…

Covid-19: 9 new cases linked to Learning Point centre, 6 added to Changi Airport cluster; no links for 17 cases

Nine more people were infected with Covid-19 and linked to the Learning Point tuition centre cluster and six more were added to the Changi Airport cluster. Other clusters at a Changi Prison building and the Wok Hey food…

3 supermarkets and several eateries visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A Prime supermarket in Tampines, two NTUC FairPrice supermarkets in Bukit Panjang and Hougang, as well as eateries across Singapore, were among 48 places added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases…

Covid-19: Police investigating 70 people found singing, drinking in large gatherings

The police are investigating 47 men and 23 women who were found drinking and singing in three separate gatherings, in a possible breach of Covid-19 safety regulations. SPF said on Sun that on May 7, they were attending…

Sustainability cannot just be taught in geography lessons

On my desk, there once stood an ant colony, housed in a landscaped glass case. It was fascinating to see how fundamentally connected each individual ant was to the larger whole, united in the goals of survival and…

Errant cycling gives the rest of us cyclists a bad name

The sunrise was surreal on those mornings, filtering through old trees, reflecting on the still puddles and enveloping the buildings in a transparent sheet of gold. I had been riding for six consecutive days by then, clocking over…

Food outlets, retailers to get help with delivery costs, going online with reintroduced schemes

Food outlets and retailers affected by COVID-19 Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions will get help to offset their delivery costs and to go online with reintroduced government schemes. The food delivery and e-commerce subsidy schemes were first introduced…

COVID-19: Singapore tightens border measures with Taiwan; Singaporean, PR travellers to serve 21-day stay-home notice

Singapore citizens, PRs and long-term pass holders with recent travel history to Taiwan will have to serve a 21-day stay-home notice, MOH said on Sat. MOH said the measures, which take effect on May 16, 11.59pm, come in…

About 5,000 inmates, staff to be tested for COVID-19 after cook at Changi Prison tests positive

About 5,000 inmates, staff and partners at Changi Prison will be tested for COVID-19 over the next few days after a cook working there was confirmed to have the infection. All inmates’ face-to-face visits and tele-visits will also…

7 primary schools with COVID-19 cases to switch to home-based learning from May 17 to 28

Seven pri schools with COVID-19 infections will move to HBL from Mon until the end of the school term on May 28, MOE said on Sun. This measure is taken to “safeguard students and staff and curb the…

Call of the wild: What happens when you call a wildlife rescuer?

It was a quiet morning for a juvenile monitor lizard stretched out under a bush – until wildlife rescuers arrived. The bush was in the garden of a private home, and the residents had called NParks after spotting…

Smaller crowds at migrant worker hangouts on first day of tightened Covid-19 measures

Public spaces usually abuzz with the chatter of migrant workers enjoying their days off were quiet on Sun afternoon, the first day of stricter Covid-19 measures. When ST visited Little India at around noon, the streets were emptier…

Thinner crowds at parks, markets as people stick to groups of 2 on first day of tighter Covid-19 rules

Fewer people were out and about at parks, hawker centres and markets on Sun morning, the first day of the new tightened Covid-19 restrictions. Until June 13, people are allowed out only in groups of two, and dining…

Condo, HDB rents up amid disruptions caused by Covid-19

Disruptions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have altered renting patterns, and helped boost rents in both the private and public housing markets in Singapore. With vacancy low and the supply of new completed homes limited, rent growth has…

Paying more rent for a bigger house to fit work from home needs the new norm?

Canadian national Sayjel Patel and wife Joy have had to radically reassess their property needs in the wake of the work from home trend that has rapidly taken hold. The couple used to rent a one-bedder in Eunos…

New transitional shelters provide more housing for rough sleepers in S’pore

When Mr Wong, 48, lost his cleaning job after Covid-19 hit Singapore last year, he also lost the roof over his head. The bachelor, who is estranged from his family, had been sleeping on a makeshift bed at…

Hidden hut in army training area in Mandai cleared

A hut hidden in the middle of a SAF training area in Mandai has been removed after about 100 expended blank ammunition cartridges were found there, along with animal snares and tools for gardening. Mindef said the hut…

2 students at The Learning Lab in United Square, 1 at HCL Education Centre in Katong V test positive for Covid-19

Two students from The Learning Lab (TLL) tuition centre in United Square and one student from the HCL Education Centre in Katong V have tested positive for Covid-19, prompting both centres to shift their classes online. TLL operates…

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