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Links to KTV cluster, lax mask wearing behind Covid-19 spread at Jurong Fishery Port: Workers

Links to a large cluster at KTV lounges and lack of attention paid to mask wearing turned Singapore’s main fishery port into a hotbed of Covid-19 infection, those who work there said. It is understood that a KTV…

Abercrombie & Fitch’s old store space at Knightsbridge is being taken over by… Abercrombie & Fitch

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — it looks like Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) may be returning to its distinctive corner unit at Knightsbridge Mall, mere months after announcing its closure. On Sun, FB page Singapore Atrium Sale…

Some F&B places find ways to manage ‘confusing’ Covid-19 rules, fast-food outlets stick to 2-person cap to play safe

Several fast-food chains were limiting two diners to a table but restaurants mostly remained open to customers of between two and five on Mon, the first day of revised infection controls where different restrictions apply to vaccinated and…

Covid-19: After Jurong Fishery Port closure, some fishmongers not taking new orders due to lack of stock

With the closure of Jurong Fishery Port, some fishmongers who also sell their fish online said that they could not accept more orders because they had run out of supplies, or were using remaining stock to fulfil existing…

Of 172 new COVID cases in S’pore, 136 linked to Jurong Fishery Port and KTV clusters

MOH on Mon confirmed 172 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total case count to 63,245. Of them, 163 are local transmissions, of whom 116 are linked to the fast-growing Jurong Fishery port cluster and 20 are part…

Mapletree Logistics Trust ups DPU on 23.7% growth in revenue in 1Q21/22

Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) reported 23.7% y-o-y growth in gross revenue for 1QFY2021/22 ended June 30, 2021, a $31.4 million growth to $163.7 million. The revenue growth was mainly due to higher revenue from existing properties, contributions from…

Retail recovery ‘two steps forward, one step back’: Knight Frank

Recovery of the retail market is “two steps forward, one step back” due to the recurring waves in coronavirus infections and the implementation of measures to curb its spread, according to Knight Frank. “However, repeated instances of regressing…

Singapore tops tech innovation hubs global ranking: KPMG survey

Singapore is the leading technology innovation hub outside of Silicon Valley/San Francisco for 2021, according to the 2021 KPMG Technology Industry Survey. KPMG said six of the top 10 cities were from the APAC region. Singapore was followed…

How circuit breakers boosted co-living demand

Young Singaporeans have turned to co-living as a flexible alternative to working from home at the cramped family flat or renting an apartment, says The Assembly Place founder Eugene Lim. Alongside the similarly structured coworking model, the concept…

Nanofilm partners Temasek in S$140m joint venture to enter hydrogen energy business

Nanofilm Technologies said on Mon that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Temasek to invest in a JV, Sydrogen Energy. In the exchange filing on Mon, the company said Sydrogen will leverage Nanofilm’s core technologies to…

Beer promoters may be another weak link in spread of Covid-19

Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases linked to KTV hostesses, I would like to highlight another potential hazard – beer promoters. As recently as last week, I witnessed these women going from table to table at my…

Many attempts made to repair fire safety equipment

We understand the frustrations of our resident, Ms Grace Tan Mui Gek, and empathise with her over the matter of recurring fire alarm activations at odd hours. We had been investigating this recurring issue of fire alarm activations…

Time to rethink city planning as S’pore prepares to live with Covid-19

The Marina Bay area in Singapore is known for many things. But above all, it represents the iconic Singapore skyline – one that is easily recognisable in tourism campaigns and Hollywood movies. Marina Bay’s reputation as a vibrant…

Moving earlier against carbon emissions

Singaporeans should welcome the announcement that the public sector will ramp up its sustainability efforts – by increasing solar energy use and slashing water and energy consumption – to start lowering carbon emissions five years ahead of the…

Spike in Covid-19 cases raises disturbing questions, but also carries lessons for Singapore

There is an ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases, with 480 people getting infected over the past week. Most of the new cases can be traced either to the cluster linked to KTV lounges, or to the one at…

3 more markets and food centres, 4 more KTV clubs linked to Covid-19 cases

New Covid-19 cases have been detected among fishmongers working at Haig Road Market and Cooked Food Centre, Jurong Central Plaza and Shunfu Mart, MOH said. On Sun, it said: “We are closely monitoring the situation and taking action…

Patrons wary of markets amid rise in Covid-19 cases; some still visit ahead of Hari Raya Haji

For Madam Norlizah, a visit to Hougang Village Market is a weekly ritual, during which she takes her time to buy a whole week’s worth of groceries for her family. The 52-year-old made a trip to the market…

All quiet at markets, food centres as more Covid-19 cases are detected among stallholders and assistants

Markets and food centres were quiet on Mon, following the detection of Covid-19 cases among stallholders and their assistants. Some of the wet markets were closed as part of their regular weekly schedule. At those ST visited, such…

Hard for digital currency to catch on as form of payment in Singapore

Even as more Singaporeans are investing in popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it would take a long time for digital currency to gain traction as a mode of payment in Singapore. Too few mainstream merchants are accepting cryptocurrency for…

NParks monitors wildlife in Singapore to detect, control diseases

Since 2011, NParks has been monitoring the local bat population as part of its biosurveillance programme. The programme aims to detect diseases in animals in Singapore, as well as those from other parts of the world. Dr Benjamin…

NTU-led team uncovers way to use tamarind shells to conduct electricity

Tamarind is a tropical fruit that is typically used to heighten flavour in sweet and savoury dishes. And while tamarind shells are usually discarded during food production, they could be used to conduct and store electricity in the…

Visually impaired face challenges on public transport: Study

Sometimes when Ms Sherriza Hareani Jalil is heading out to meet her friends, she misses the bus as it goes by without stopping. As she has visual impairment, the 52-year-old needs someone at the bus stop – a…

Temasek Polytechnic launches smart training facility to equip students with e-commerce skills

TP has launched its Smart e-Commerce Centre (SMEC), a training facility aimed at equipping students and alumni with the skills to enter the growing e-commerce industry. The centre will also collaborate with companies and aspiring entrepreneurs to boost…

Sembcorp launches EV charging hub in Tuas, deploys electric trucks for waste collection

An EV charging hub for trucks has been launched in Tuas, and will be open for public use by industrial vehicles by next year. Sembcorp Industries’ opening of the hub on Mon follows its deployment of a fleet…

PropertyGuru near $1.8 billion merger with Peter Thiel SPAC

Singapore’s online real estate firm PG is nearing a deal to go public through a merger with Bridgetown 2 Holdings, the blank-check company backed by billionaires Richard Li and Peter Thiel, according to people with knowledge of the…

Singapore prepares to swap oil hub status for greener future

Royal Dutch Shell announced late last year it would slash capacity by half at its biggest oil refinery. For Singapore, where the plant has been a mainstay of the economy for six decades, it marked a turning point…

Geylang market still busy, but it is a little quiet elsewhere

The Geylang Serai Malay Market was a hive of activity when TNP visited just after lunchtime yesterday, hours before MOH announced tighter measures to manage access to such locations. While the fish and seafood stalls were closed, the…

5 disruptions that tomorrow’s 6G mobile networks will bring

It may seem early to speak about how sixth generation (6G) mobile networks would be a disruptive force in the future, when much of the world is still rolling out many of today’s state-of-the-art 5G networks right now.…

KTV, Jurong Fishery Port clusters linked, Covid-19 strain genetically closer to cases imported from Indonesia: Ong Ye Kung

The two large Covid-19 clusters at KTV nightclubs and Jurong Fishery Port have been found to be linked and the coronavirus strain appears to be closer to that detected among cases imported from Indonesia while differing from the…

Restaurants expect some challenges as new COVID-19 rules for 5 diners kick in

Restaurants that allow five diners as part new COVID-19 restrictions that kicked in on Mon are expecting some confusion from customers over the new rules, according to owners and managers. As part of the new measures, eateries can…

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