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Many measures to protect airport workers and public health

In the letter, “Airport workers deserve to get protection of the highest standard” (May 17), Mrs Sng Siew Ping raised concerns about the safe mgmt measures at Changi Airport. The safety of our airport workers and safeguarding public…

Some condominiums going the extra mile to protect residents’ health

Some condominiums have taken additional steps to protect their residents, going beyond advisories laid out by BCA. Most of the condominiums still had their swimming pools open. In line with BCA’s guidelines on high intensity sports and physical…

Two establishments ordered to close, 2 others fined for breaching COVID-19 measures

Two establishments have been ordered to close and two others fined for breaching safe mgmt measures, MSE said on Wed. The closure orders will take effect when dining-in is allowed to resume after Jun 13, MSE said. HooHa…

Safe distancing ambassador at Westgate mall among 4 unlinked community cases; 30 others linked to past infections

A safe distancing ambassador who was deployed at Westgate mall in Jurong East as well as a basic care assistant at Alexandra Hospital were among four new Covid-19 community cases on Wed that have not been traced to…

Pupils serving Covid-19 quarantine orders with parents in S’pore hotels

With more children exposed to Covid-19 this year than last year, some parents have had to accompany their young ones serving their quarantine order in hotels here. Among them is housewife Angeline Chia, 48, who has been with…

Gemma Steakhouse operator fined $14,000 for COVID breaches from dinner for 75

The licensee of Gemma Steakhouse at National Gallery Singapore was fined $14,000 in court on Wed for breaching safe mgmt measures (SMMs) during Phase Two of Singapore’s reopening last year. SFA said that on 2 Nov 2020, it…

Woman seen in video not wearing mask at MBS has pending charge over similar offence

The woman seen in a viral clip refusing to don a mask while at MBS last Sat is already facing a criminal charge over a similar offence allegedly committed in the same month last year. According to court…

Designated areas in community centres set aside for essential workers to eat at

Function rooms and sports halls in some CCs have been set aside as designated eating areas for essential workers such as private-hire drivers and safe distancing ambassadors, following a ban on dining in at eateries and restaurants till…

Marina Bay Sands casino reopens after deep cleaning following Covid-19 cases

MBS has reopened its casino after it was closed temporarily when two of its casino staff tested positive for Covid-19. The casino resumed operations from 4pm on Wed after it was closed for deep cleaning on Mon from…

Countries big and small must do more to mitigate climate change: PM Lee

While it is important that US has rejoined the Paris Agreement, countries big and small must go further to mitigate climate change, said PM Lee. “But honestly speaking, all the scientists believe that even if we did everything…

Guide for climate-related disclosures, framework for green trade finance launched

A guide for climate-related disclosures and a framework for green trade finance was launched on Wed to improve disclosures and foster green financial solutions. The guide, which details implementation of climate-related disclosures by financial institutions, was issued by…

Brisk sales in shophouse market this year

Transaction activity in the Singapore shophouse market has been brisk this year, with strong demand amid the low interest rate environment – from both local and foreign buyers who see it as a property segment that generally holds…

Decision to reopen borders, ease curbs cannot be based on vaccination rates: Ong Ye Kung

The reopening of borders and easing of restrictions cannot be timed with the rate of vaccination in the Republic, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Tues. “That won’t be wise,” he noted, adding that reopening should instead…

Singapore remains attractive MICE destination despite WEF setback

The WEF’s cancellation of its Special Annual Meeting that was to be held here in Aug is a “massive setback” to the recovery of the global MICE industry. However, industry players and observers are optimistic that Singapore remains…

Should Singapore further tighten border controls on new Covid wave?

There have been renewed calls for Singapore to completely shut its borders to high-risk countries, as the Republic battles a more infectious wave of Covid-19, but economists say the net costs and benefits may not be that clear-cut.…

CDL reports global occupancy of 36.8% and global RevPAR of $44.6 in 1Q business update

In its 1Q business update released on May 19, City Developments Limited (CDL) has reported a 15.7 ppt drop y-o-y to 36.8% in global occupancy for the 1QFY2021, down from the 52.5% reported in the 1QFY2020 for its…

Frasers Property Retail buffs digital platforms amid tightened restrictions

Frasers Property Retail, the retail platform managing the local retail assets of Frasers Property Singapore, has boosted its digital platforms to support its tenants amid the tightened safe mmgmt measures. With the cessation of dine-in at F&B outlets…

CDL to provide support for tenants amid heightened COVID-19 measures

City Developments Limited (CDL) on Tues announced that it will roll out support initiatives for its tenants in view of the tightened COVID-19 restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). This includes offering more flexibility in rental payments to…

Waterway Point owner obtains maiden green loan of $589mil

Sapphire Star Trust (SST), which owns shopping mall Waterway Point, has obtained its first green loan of $589 million from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp Singapore Branch and UOB, according to Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT). Aside from serving as…

Bye bye again, bubble tea: Selected LiHo and Koi outlets close temporarily till after Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

The bubble tea ban last year during the Circuit Breaker was a dark period for Singapore. Many people had clamoured to get their final cup of bubble tea when the government announced the temporary closure of all standalone…

One year on, frontliner family still getting soapy water splashed outside door, sprayed with disinfectant by neighbours

Nobody likes having to deal with unfriendly neighbours but what happens when that unfriendliness turns into unruly behaviour? Imagine opening your door to see your neighbour splashing pails of soapy water outside your flat, or spraying disinfectant at…

Karaoke Manekineko closes all Singapore outlets but says ‘it’s not goodbye’

As singing at karaoke outlets remains banned amid a renewed tightening of COVID-19 restrictions as cases rise in Singapore again, Japanese karaoke chain Manekineko has announced that they will be closing all their outlets here – for the…

Visitors to JEM or Westgate shopping malls from May 10 to May 14 urged to take free COVID-19 test: MOH

Members of the public who visited JEM or Westgate shopping malls from May 10 to May 14 are “strongly” encouraged to take a COVID-19 swab test after COVID-19 cases visited the malls during their infectious period. The swab…

Coronation Plaza, Ghim Moh Market visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

Coronation Shopping Plaza and Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre were on Tues added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. ICA building, an OCBC branch in Toa Payoh Central…

COVID-19: Teen charged with meeting others for beer, birthday and online game Mobile Legends

A teenager was charged in court on Wed with breaking COVID-19 regulations by repeatedly meeting other people for beer, a birthday gathering and to play the online social game Mobile Legends. Dave Darren Savuryrajoo, 19, was given three…

Singapore Polytechnic students and staff to be tested for COVID-19 after 3 positive cases

SP students and staff who were on campus on or after Apr 29 will undergo COVID-19 swab tests from Wed, after three students tested positive for the virus. All three cases are unlinked, said SP on Wed. A…

Possibility of airborne virus transmission being investigated

The authorities are investigating the possibility that Covid-19 could be spread through airborne transmission in some settings, MOH’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak said yesterday. Responding to a question about recent reports of airborne transmission and whether…

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