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Condo residents flouting mask-wearing rule near pool

As a condominium resident, I have observed a lot of other residents not wearing masks while sunbathing, talking to others or chatting on their phones next to the swimming pool. The security guards are not actively enforcing the…

Make it easier for diners to return trays

That it will be mandatory for diners at hawker centres to clear their own litter and return trays is welcome news. This requirement has been a long time coming, especially when public education efforts and campaigns exhorting diners…

Ikea sets good example for tray return system

Ikea sets a good example when it comes to the tray return system, even without imposing rules and regulations. The store’s trays are always clean, and “eating” from the tray is easy and hassle-free. I have not once…

Let those affected by BTO delay buy resale flats without penalty

Successful BTO flat applicants face further delays in moving into their new units because of the pandemic. The completion of new flats has been delayed in about 85 per cent of current BTO projects, affecting around 43,000 households.…

Another one bites the dust: Fashion brand TEMT leaving Singapore after 8 years; closing sales now on

With the worsening Covid-19 situation and lower footfall in malls, it isn’t surprising that more businesses are shuttering and exiting the Singapore market. F&B brands aren’t the only ones that have been hard hit — fashion retailers such…

3 more students from different primary schools test positive for Covid-19

Three more pri school students from different institutions have tested positive for Covid-19, MOE said. On Tues, MOE said that the source of infections of all three cases had been from outside the schools. The first is a…

Courts employee at Funan Mall, food delivery rider among 11 new Covid-19 cases with no links

A man who works at a Courts electronics store at Funan Mall as well as a food delivery rider for Deliveroo and Grab were among 11 new Covid-19 community cases on Tues that have not been traced to…

Eng’s Wanton Noodles at Tanjong Katong Road suspended after 13 people develop gastroenteritis symptoms

Eng’s Wanton Noodles at 287 Tanjong Katong Road has been suspended with effect from Tues after 13 people who had gastroenteritis symptoms were linked to the stall, MOH and SFA said on Tues. The thirteen people fell ill…

Tan Tock Seng Hospital to resume admissions, measures stepped up after COVID-19 outbreak

TTSH will progressively resume admissions from Tues, after completing several rounds of COVID-19 testing for all inpatients and employees on campus. As of Mon, six rounds of testing for all inpatients and two rounds for all 12,000 staff…

Employee at FairPrice outlet in Woodlands tests positive for COVID-19; all staff members to be swabbed

All staff members at a FairPrice outlet in Woodlands will be swabbed for COVID-19 after an employee there tested positive for the coronavirus on Tues. The FairPrice outlet at Blk 570B Woodlands Ave 1 will be closed on…

The Stradia in Yio Chu Kang up for enbloc sale at $23.8 million

PropNex recently announced that freehold development The Stradia, at 78 Yio Chu Kang Road, will be put up for collective sale for $23.8 million via public tender on 6 May 2021. The owners’ reserve price of $23.8 million…

Enviro-Hub to proceed with disposal of Lam Soon property for $35.3 mil

Enviro-Hub Holdings has announced that its indirectly-owned subsidiary, QF 4, has granted an OTP to Extra Space Hillview to purchase its property located at level four – from units #04-01 to #04-18 – of Lam Soon Industrial Building,…

Staff, residents near Ren Ci nursing home nurse linked to Changi Airport cluster test negative for Covid-19

All staff and residents at a Ren Ci nursing home who were near a Covid-19 patient have tested negative so far. They were swabbed after a 39-year-old nurse at Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio was confirmed to…

‘It doesn’t need to be sitting in a box’: Donors to Changi Chapel and Museum thrilled to share their heirlooms

Donors in Britain and Australia were “absolutely thrilled” to gift or loan memorabilia and heirlooms to the Changi Chapel and Museum (CCM), hoping the stories of their parents will be remembered by visitors from all over the world…

Malls, hawker centres and offices lose buzz amid return to tighter Covid-19 rules

Many office buildings and hawker centres lost their usual buzz as Singapore defaulted to working from home under tightened restrictions on Mon. While queues of up to 15 officegoers were seen buying takeaway food at Market Street Interim…

Singapore’s largest solar farm can power up 16,000 four-room HDB flats for one year

Covid-19 may have caused delays to shipments of key equipment, but that has not derailed the timeline set out for building Singapore’s largest solar PV system to date. Spread across 10 solar-panel islands – equivalent in size to…

All visitors to construction sites must undergo routine Covid-19 testing: BCA

All visitors to construction sites in Singapore – including delivery personnel, government inspectors, and representatives from developers and consultants – must now undergo routine Covid-19 testing before they will be allowed entry, said BCA on Tues. These individuals…

TTSH healthcare workers refused by cab drivers, turned away by some hotels

On May 5, a few days after the emergence of TTSH Covid-19 cluster, Mr Nigel Rankine a 27-year-old staff nurse works at TTS tried to book a hotel stay but was told he could not be accommodated. He…

Speed at which airport cluster grew is worrying: Prof Teo

In less than two weeks, the Changi Airport cluster has emerged as the country’s largest community cluster to date – second only to the outbreak at the workers’ dormitories last year – with a total of 78 Covid-19…

Leadership, technology and commitment key to sustainability efforts: Grace Fu

Strong leadership, harnessing technology and establishing a commitment to finding long-term solutions are key areas in which businesses can contribute to Singapore’s journey towards sustainability, said MSE Minister Grace Fu. Speaking at ACCA virtual annual conference 2021 on…

Is it the calm before the storm for office market?

Rentals of office space in Singapore’s central region turned a corner in the first quarter this year. It rose 3.3 per cent q-o-q, versus a 3.5 per cent decline in Q4 2020, data from URA showed. But those…

Finalists for The Liveability Challenge 2021 revealed

Six groundbreaking solutions to help cities accelerate decarbonisation and address their resource challenges have been shortlisted for the grand finale of this year’s The Liveability Challenge—a global search for innovative solutions to urban challenges of cities in the…

Suntec City, Fengshan market among places visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

A number of shopping malls and eateries were on Mon added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period, said MOH. The malls include Bugis+, Thomson Plaza, Jurong Point, Suntec City,…

Some pain even as Singapore rises to the challenge of tighter COVID-19 measures

There is something extraordinary in the way Singapore’s national response to a raging pandemic runs like clockwork. Take last week for example. The announcement of tightened restrictions last Fri by the MTF came as little surprise to many.…

‘Smooth’ transition to TraceTogether-only SafeEntry at malls, supermarkets and libraries

The mandatory use of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry at higher-risk places has been rolled out smoothly on day one, as some businesses made sure staff members were on hand to provide any assistance. From Mon, check-ins must be done using…

Retailers call for support as sales fall amid tightened COVID-19 rules

For the past few weeks, jewellery and ear-piercing store Stellar had raked in as much as S$3,300 in sales every Sun at its outlet at VivoCity. But it made just S$2 in an entire day, after tightened COVID-19…

Daewoo director, project manager in MRT construction project jailed for bribing former LTA director

Two Daewoo Engg and Construction executives, who gave bribes to a LTA deputy group director while working on their company’s first project in Singapore, were jailed for eight months on Tues. Kim Young-Gyu, a 52-year-old director, and Ro…

Singapore Polytechnic moves all lessons online after 2 more students contract Covid-19

SP will move all lessons online for the next two weeks starting Tues after two students tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman for the school said late on Mon. All tutorials and lectures had already been planned to…

Covid-19: MOH ‘strongly encourages’ people to stay home, go out only for essential activities

As Singapore scrambles to contain a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, MOH is strongly encouraging everyone to stay home and leave only for essential activities for the next four weeks. Minister Lawrence Wong said that doing so would help…

Ex-security officer fined S$3,000 for cursing at bus driver who told him to put on mask properly

A 56-year-old former security officer was fined S$3,000 for cursing at a bus driver who told him twice to put on his mask properly during a bus journey in Oct last year. Jay Prakash Jageshwar Rai, a Singaporean,…

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