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We need to talk about racial discrimination in Singapore’s rental market

Rachel and her husband were in between selling and buying houses. So they had to rent for a year. Everything went well over the phone enquiries; one reason could be due to her English name. But when Rachel…

6 ways to make money by recycling in Singapore

1) Be rewarded for recycling your e-waste come July 2021 – You can earn points for recycling your old devices by, first scanning the QR code to login to the system, followed by submitting images of the equipment.…

Shipwreck finds a boost to maritime archaeology and heritage in Singapore

Two shipwrecks found around Singapore’s waters have yielded tonnes of artefacts, from tiny glass beads to anchors up to 5m long. The finds of cannon, anchors and another 9 tonnes of smaller artefacts, were made over more than…

Port of Singapore regains momentum despite disruptions caused by Covid-19 pandemic

The Port of Singapore has bounced back from a pandemic-induced slowdown, handling more cargo in the first five months of 2021 than in the same periods of 2020 and 2019. Amid port closures overseas, shipping delays and a…

Temasek Poly launches $7m advanced manufacturing centre for students and industry

TP has officially opened a fully functional advanced manufacturing centre to train and support a future-ready workforce. The facility can manufacture six different products from scratch, including a Wi-Fi smart switch, a thumb drive and a mechanical limit…

Restaurateurs say new two-per-table rule to curb Covid-19 spread better than nothing

With the restaurant industry battered and bruised by the Covid-19 pandemic, owners and chefs greeted the newest regulation on reopening with a mix of relief and resignation. From Mon restaurants can open for dine-in customers, with no more…

Senior activity centre at Bukit Merah View, baking supply store in Geylang among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A senior activity centre at Bukit Merah View as well as a baking supply store on Haig Road were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On…

Snap lockdowns cannot ‘go on forever’, Singapore must reopen: Ong Ye Kung

Snap lockdowns cannot “go on forever” if Singapore is to retain its competitiveness and viability, but the country’s reopening will depend on its vaccination rate, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Fri. “At some point, with our…

Bukit Merah View market cluster grows to 65 cases; Changi Airport T3 cluster closed

MOH on Fri confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 62,382. Fourteen of them are local cases in the community. Of them, nine – out of 10 linked cases – are…

Cyclist, 17, assisting with police investigations after knocking down elderly pedestrian in Jurong

A cyclist allegedly engrossed by her mobile phone knocked down an unsuspecting 66-year-old man on Wed. An individual submitted an account of the incident – with a photograph of an elderly man sitting on a pavement with blood…

20-year-old charged with abetting breach of stay-home notice, trespassing into SHN facility

A 20-year-old Singaporean man was charged in court on Fri for abetting the breach of stay-home notice (SHN) requirements by a person on SHN and trespassing into the premises of an SHN dedicated facility. The court heard that…

Businesses in Hougang hit hard by recent Covid-19 cluster nearby

Since about a month ago, when Covid-19 cases were first detected at Blk 506 Hougang Ave 8, Madam Goh Ai Kim has seen a 70 per cent drop in footfall at the foot reflexology shop she works at…

Covid-19 clusters in S’pore’s north-east swiftly brought under control with testing

When the authorities noticed that nine confirmed Covid-19 cases from four different households lived in the same HDB block, they swung into action to set up mandatory testing for all residents and visitors there. The nine cases involving…

Bukit Merah View food centre cluster: 21 staff and 7 visitors test positive for Covid-19

A total of 21 staff and vendors at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Hawker Centre have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, as well as seven visitors to the centre and nearby shops. This comes as nine…

Downtown Core draws largest share of S’pore resident workers: Population census

The city centre in Singapore continues to draw the lion’s share of resident workers here, including younger ones. Some 284,000 employed residents aged 15 years and over – or 12.9 per cent of the resident workforce – worked…

Visitors to residential eldercare homes must test negative for Covid-19 from June 21: MOH

Visitors to residential care homes for elderly persons will have to test negative for Covid-19 before their visits. MOH on Fri said that the new measure will take effect from June 21 when visits to such homes resume…

Indoor mask-off activities can resume in gyms, fitness studios on June 21 with restrictions; wedding receptions not allowed till mid-July

From Mon, gyms and fitness studios can reopen and resume indoor mask-off sports and exercise activities for groups of up to two people and in classes of up to 30 persons, including the instructor. There must be safe…

Covid-19: Workers in higher-risk settings including F&B outlets, spas must be tested once every 14 days from mid-July

From mid-July, all staff members who work in higher-risk settings will have to be tested for Covid-19 once every 14 days. MOH said on Fri that these are workers who work in places where there are unmasked clients…

Dining in allowed from June 21, but limited to 2 persons a table; 5-person cap stays for other social gatherings

Dining in at eateries will be allowed to resume with a maximum group size of two persons from next Mon, instead of up to five as announced before, owing to the “persistence” of undetected Covid-19 cases in the…

Covid-19: People who visit hot spots on same day as infected cases must be tested, isolated until results out

With more transmissible coronavirus strains lurking in the wider community, the authorities will require those who have visited hot spots on the same days as infected people to undergo compulsory testing and stay isolated until they get their…

Work-from-home to remain as default; Jobs Support Scheme extended to July

Work-from-home (WFH) will continue to remain the default, even as Singapore transitions through Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) in the coming weeks, announced MOH on Fri. For employees who need to be in the workplace, start times must be…

SafeEntry Gateway check-out boxes to be rolled out at malls, other high footfall venues

Checking out of a public venue such as a shopping mall will soon be possible via the SafeEntry Gateway system, with a progressive roll-out planned over “the coming weeks”. On Fri, MOH said that the SafeEntry Gateway check-out…

Fewer residents driving to work; downtown core the top workplace destination: Population census

Fewer residents have been driving to work over the past decade and more have been turning to public transport instead. This was among the findings by DOS as it released further details on Fri from the census of…

Bukit Merah View cluster: Covid-19 may have spread via common toilets, queues at popular food stalls, says MOH

It is possible that the coronavirus infections at Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre were spread through “fomite transmission”, where the virus was passed on through the common use of facilities such as toilets, Associate Professor Kenneth…

No Covid-19 cases detected in Redhill Lane and Telok Blangah Drive testing operations

No new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the two separate testing operations that were conducted in Redhill and Telok Blangah, MOH said on Thurs. This was compulsory for people who work at Blks 79 and…

61 people fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches; more checks at F&B outlets to come

Over the last weekend, 61 people have been fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at public parks and beaches, MSE said on Fri. It also said that there will be more inspections to make sure F&B establishments comply with…

Penthouse at Ascentia Sky on the market for $8.28 mil

A five-bedroom penthouse unit at Ascentia Sky, located along Alexandra View in District 3, will be put up for auction for $8.28 million ($1,313 psf) on June 23, according to Edmund Tie, which is handling the owner auction.…

Unit at Riviera Residences reaps $1.08 mil profit

The sale of a 1,593 sqft unit at Riviera Residences was the most profitable transaction during the week of June 1 to 8. The apartment was purchased for $1.22 million ($766 psf) in June 2007 and sold for…

The future CBD: Finding the right formula for live, work and play

With Singapore’s emergence from Phase Two (Heightened Alert), the real estate sector has started to chug along. Last month, new home sales fell by 29.7% on an m-o-m basis, but was still 83% higher than a year ago…

The Executive Centre opens new extension at One Raffles Quay

Flexible workspace provider The Executive Centre will expand its footprint in Singapore when the new extension to its centre at One Raffles Quay North Tower opens on July 1. The 38,736 sqft extension will occupy the penthouse level…

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