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MOM urges maids to stay at home on rest days, avoid crowded places when running errands

Since the new Covid-19 measures came into effect on Sun, the authorities here have stepped up spot checks on places popular with maids here. Enforcement action will be taken if they are found to have flouted the safe…

Stores in Far East Plaza, fast-food outlets in Bedok among places where Covid-19 cases had been while infectious

Fast-food outlets in Bedok as well as shops in Far East Plaza were among the locations added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said on Fri…

AVS investigating after 10 cats found with slash wounds in Ang Mo Kio

A total of 10 cats have been slashed by a mystery attacker or attackers in an Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood in recent weeks, prompting people who care for stray cats to place them in boarding facilities out of…

Residents at Hougang block begin 2-day Covid-19 testing, those living nearby worried about possible spread

As people from 116 households at a housing block on Hougang Ave 8 go for Covid-19 swabs on Fri and Sat, other residents in neighbouring blocks are also getting anxious and cautious about the disease spread. All residents…

Why Singaporeans’ housing purchase is central to retirement planning

Buying a house is typically one of the most expensive purchases one can make in a lifetime. In Singapore, the average price for a home is US$915,601, according to CBRE’s Global Living 2020 report. The country’s residential property…

LHN revamps 1557 Keppel Road into office and co-living spaces

Before 1557 Keppel Road was revamped into what it is today, employees who worked from the office were used to the warehouse environment they ran operations from — lighted-up lofty ceilings, flanked by four walls without windows. These…

Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Ward 9D to resume admissions after enhancing safety measures

TTSH’s Ward 9D will resume patient admissions on Sat with new safety measures in place, following an outbreak of COVID-19. Forty-six COVID-19 cases have since been linked to the cluster as of Fri, with two deaths. Nurses will…

Grace period at HDB, URA car parks to be doubled to 20 minutes

The grace period for parking at car parks managed by HDB and URA will be extended from 10 minutes to 20 minutes from Sun. The move will give “more time for delivery drivers and riders to park their…

Changi Airport terminals and Jewel to remain closed to public; additional COVID-19 testing for ‘very high-risk’ arrivals

Changi Airport’s passenger terminals as well as Jewel will remain closed to the public until the end of the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period, while all arrivals from “very high-risk” countries and regions will undergo additional COVID-19 testing.…

Worker who assisted COVID-19-infected family from South Asia could be ‘source’ of 43 cases at Changi Airport

A worker who assisted a family from South Asia last month could have been the infection source that led to 43 staff members at Changi Airport testing positive for COVID-19. “Phylogenetic testing results for an initial batch of…

30 new community COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 8 unlinked infections

Singapore reported 30 new community COVID-19 cases on Fri. Twenty-two of the community infections are linked to previous cases, while eight are currently unlinked. There were also 10 imported cases, who had already been placed on stay-home notice…

Heritage F&B business Swee Kee to shutter end-May, after more than 80 years of operations

Heritage business Swee Kee Eating House will be shuttering its outlet on May 30, 2021, it said in a FB post. Located along Amoy St for the past 26 years, the Cantonese-style fish soup shop has a history…

Samsung Hub’s level 9 sells at record S$4,050 psf

The ninth floor of Samsung Hub is being transacted for nearly S$53.1 million or S$4,050 psf on a strata area of 13,110 sqft. This is a record psf price for an office floor in the 999-year leasehold building…

Strata office floor at GB Building going for $10 mil

A 5,209 sqft office space on the 12th floor of GB Building will be put up for auction by Edmund Tie on May 25 with an opening price of $10 million ($1,919 psf). It is a bank sale.…

Revisiting Pollen & Bleu at Farrer Drive: Duplex penthouse for $5.3 mil

One of the two biggest penthouses at Pollen & Bleu is on the market for sale. It is a 2,831 sqft, five-bedroom duplex penthouse — one of the two biggest in the 106-unit, eight-storey condominium at Farrer Drive,…

Unit at Sky@Eleven reaps $1.72 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Sky@Eleven, along Thomson Lane, made the top gain of $1.72 million over the week of May 4 to 11. The 2,271 sqft unit on the 30th floor was bought for $2.11 million…

Hitting the SERS jackpot: How one Singaporean timed his HDB purchase just right

To many Singaporeans, SERS is one of the best possible outcomes for their HDB flat. The compensation is generous, your lease is topped up to 99-years again, and you have a whole list of replacement units to choose…

COVID-19: 5 people plead guilty to gathering for party; two incidents occurred at the same location

During the pandemic, when large gatherings were not allowed, two separate groups of people went to a unit in Midview City for a 13-person karaoke party and a 40-person birthday party. Five people pleaded guilty to their respective…

2 men fined for gambling with cards at hawker centre during COVID-19 pandemic, 5 for gathering to watch

Seven men were fined S$2,500 each on Fri for breaking COVID-19 social regulations for gambling with cards at a hawker centre or gathering around to watch. The men are: Goh Swee Cheng, 61; Lau Siew Meng, 65; Gerry…

‘Patronise these silent sufferers’, KF Seetoh highlights plight of tech-illiterate hawkers during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

With Phase 2’s (Heightened Alert) dining-in restrictions, eateries across the country are seeing a drastic decrease in footfall, and non-tech-savvy hawkers, most of all, are feeling the brutal pinch. “A lot of hawkers… are not online nor on…

Grab trialing ‘robot runner’ in Singapore mall

Grab Singapore will pilot a robot runner service to save delivery time for orders from restaurants within shopping malls. The service will be trialled at PLQ Mall from next month, where robot runners will help to consolidate orders…

DBS says it prefers FCT and LREIT among Singapore retail REITs for ‘essential tenant trades’ and attractive valuations

DBS Group Research analysts Geraldine Wong and Derek Tan have identified Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) and Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) as their top picks among the retail-focused Singapore REITs. The report, dated May 19, comes as share…

Keppel Bay Tower converted into a limited liability partnership

Keppel Bay Tower has been converted into a limited liability partnership following the acquisition by the manager of Keppel REIT. Keppel REIT (Singapore) Trust and Keppel REIT have entered into a limited liability partnership on May 21 to…

Indonesian restaurant The Rice Table closing down after 24 years

The Rice Table Indonesian restaurant will be ceasing its operations after 24 years when its lease expires at the end of May. In their FB post, the team shared with their customers that they “have made the decision…

Signalling fault between Lorong Chuan and Caldecott stations delays travel on Circle Line for about an hour

A signalling fault that occurred between Lorong Chuan and Caldecott on CCL caused delays for commuters during the morning peak hour travel on Fri. Alerting commuters about the delay on its FB page at 6.36am, SMRT wrote: “Our…

37 students from 25 schools in S’pore infected in May so far

A total of 37 students from 25 schools have been infected with Covid-19 over the past four weeks, including six new cases reported on Thurs. This includes 15 cases linked to a cluster at Learning Point tuition centre…

More inmates and staff at Changi Prison Complex to be tested for Covid-19 as a precaution

More inmates, prison staff and vendors from areas not affected by a recent cluster of coronavirus cases at Changi Prison Complex will be undergoing Covid-19 tests as a precaution, said SPS on Fri. They are from Changi Prison…

Covid-19 vaccination centres step up safety measures as S’pore’s community cases rise

When Ms Hu Lu Yue, 60, visited the vaccination centre at Toa Payoh West CC on Thurs, she noticed that a few new measures had been introduced since her previous visit last month, when she was there for…

75 unlinked Covid-19 cases in S’pore in past 2 weeks raising concerns

The number of unlinked Covid-19 cases in Singapore has been going up steadily this month, giving rise to concerns that there are undetected reservoirs of infections in the community. There were 75 unlinked local Covid-19 cases reported from…

Can the F&B industry and food delivery platforms cope better this time around?

My friends and I were planning to go to a Lebanese restaurant in Singapore on a Tues night. With the announcement of new heightened measures to fight COVID-19, including no dine-ins and a maximum party size of two…

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