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Enforce guidelines to keep common corridors clutter-free

I refer to the article on the fire at Blk 3 Telok Blangah Crescent. It resulted in the evacuation of at least 100 people, with some requiring medical attention. Residents said the fire was fuelled by clutter at…

Important for green buildings to be well-ventilated as well

I refer to the article on the new BCA Green Mark scheme. It is timely that our regulators are implementing changes. In addition to those criteria enumerated in the article, I would like to highlight developments on ventilation…

In Covid-endemic S’pore, what will revised social work guidelines look like?

I agree with the commentary to let life in Singapore return to an “endemic normal” by opening up. As a community worker serving both migrant worker and lower-income communities, I sense the confusion and uncertainty in planning ground…

7 new launch condos with fire sale potential

Property prices may have been increasing over the past one year. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find a bargain. Among the new launch condos with an approaching ABSD deadline, we’ve narrowed down a few…

Is your new launch within a popular primary school now? 122 new projects updated with the new home-school distance changes

One of the biggest concerns among home buyers is school proximity. Even if you don’t have children yourself, it’s well known that schools are part of the “secret sauce”, when it comes to future appreciation. Now that MOE…

AIMS APAC REIT appoints former MNACT finance executive as CFO

The manager of AIMS APAC REIT (AA REIT) has announced that Lim Joo Lee will be appointed CFO and company secretary of the manager when she joins the company on Oct 23, subject to obtaining relevant regulatory approval.…

Ang Mo Kio market’s war on rodents sees authorities step up efforts in 6-hour operation

AMKTC told AsiaOne that during the overnight operation at Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 market on Thurs, one rat and two shrews were culled. No rat burrows were found. According to NEA, shrews are insectivores and…

Make more Covid-19 calculations public to allay fears, uncertainty

Fri brought a literal insight into the calculations of the government’s MTF, as Health Minister Ong Ye Kung laid out what this exponential phase of cases may mean. The figures serve not just to prepare the public for…

Not possible to set COVID case goal for any tighter measures: Ong Ye Kung

It is not possible to set a target for the number of COVID cases or those who end up in intensive care, before deciding to implement stricter safe mgmt measures, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Fri.…

Covid-19: S’pore ‘neither reversing nor racing ahead’ with reopening but pausing to slow, monitor spread, say ministers

In the face of questions over the progress of Singapore’s reopening during the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri that the country is neither “reversing” nor “racing ahead” but will take…

Covid-19: Quarantine period shortened to 10 days; household members of infected cases required to self-isolate

From next week, household members of Covid-19 patients will be required to self-isolate, while the quarantine period in general will be reduced from 14 to 10 days, This will allow the Government to free up contact tracing resources…

Pri 1 registration changes: Parents mull back-up plans, others see fresh hope in getting places for children

For some parents with no alumni membership, the expansion of slots under Phase 2C will boost their child’s chances of getting into their preferred pri school. Ms Dahliawati Mohd Amin, a 40-year-old business owner, was unable to secure…

Default home recovery for eligible fully vaccinated individuals infected with Covid-19 to free up hospital beds: MOH

Eligible fully vaccinated individuals infected with Covid-19 such as those who have no or mild symptoms will have to stay home as they recover from the illness, starting from Wed. In announcing this new healthcare protocol on Fri,…

Covid-19 bus interchanges cluster: Expect longer wait times for some bus services as infected drivers remain sidelined, says LTA

The rising number of public bus drivers infected by Covid-19 has resulted in an increase of waiting times of within five minutes for the majority of affected bus services, LTA and four bus operators said on Fri. A…

Seniors and those living with them should minimise social interactions, get COVID-19 vaccinations: Ong Ye Kung

Seniors and those living with them should minimise their social interactions during this period as COVID-19 community cases are on the rise, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Fri. Seniors are at higher risk of developing serious…

Sharp spike in Singapore’s COVID-19 cases ‘worrying’, next 2 to 4 weeks will be crucial: Gan Kim Yong

While the rise in COVID-19 cases is expected as Singapore opens up, the sharp rate of increase is “worrying”, said co-chair of the MTF Gan Kim Yong on Fri. “While we expected an increase in the number of…

MSO calls for proposals for sensors, other solutions to address secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes

To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, MSO on Fri called for proposals from enterprises to develop possible solutions. These should be able to eliminate secondhand smoke at its source or prevent the smoke from…

2 former Wildlife Reserves Singapore employees charged with corruption involving more than S$2.4 million

A former employee of WRS was charged in court on Fri with 107 counts of corruption involving more than S$2.4 million. Chong Peng Wee Barry, also known as Danial Chong, allegedly received bribes from several people over a…

Why Singapore is still in a transition stage towards endemic living: Infectious disease experts explain

On Mon, MTF co-chair Lawrence Wong announced new measures to stem the spread of infections, including more testing and a ban on workplace social interactions. The news raised questions over Singapore’s plans to live normally with an endemic…

70 Lim Chu Kang farms to get final lease extension

70 Lim Chu Kang farms now have up to 14 more months to find a new home, after being granted a final lease extension. These farms – which include food production, ornamental fish and bird farms, as well…

S’pore reports 568 new local Covid-19 cases and 1 death

Singapore reported 568 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and five imported ones on Fri, MOH said. This makes a total of 573 new Covid-19 cases. The daily number of cases has again more than doubled from one week ago,…

Ex-building manager for Police Cantonment Complex fined for forging survey forms

Undeterred by the fact that he was working in a police building, a 33-year-old man forged customer satisfaction survey forms that were required for an audit. Muhammad Khairi Suhaimi was fined $3,000 on Fri, after pleading guilty to…

Home sale and rental prices may rise after changes to P1 registration: Property experts

Sale and rental prices of homes near popular pri schools may rise following changes to the Pri 1 Registration framework to help more children secure a place in a school near their home, say property experts. OrangeTee &…

People need to act to avoid Covid-19 cases rising to 3,200 cases daily: Ong Ye Kung

The number of Covid-19 cases here has doubled twice since Aug 23 and could double three more times before falling and stabilising, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. “From then, it’s been rising along a very…

S’pore hospitals to defer non-urgent clinical services, start preparing more ICU beds for Covid-19 amid rise in cases

Hospitals in Singapore have been instructed to defer all non-urgent elective clinical services and to start preparing to have more ICU beds for Covid-19 amid a rise in cases. Singapore’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak said on…

Little India shops look forward to business boost from pilot scheme for migrant workers

For the past year and a half, shopkeepers in Little India have been hit hard by a drastic fall in income as migrant workers who would throng the area on weekends were confined to their dormitories as a…

10 residents, 2 cats evacuated from Woodlands HDB block after fire breaks out in ground-floor unit

Ten residents and two cats were evacuated after a fire broke out at Blk 437 Woodlands St 41 on Fri morning. SCDF said on FB that it was alerted to the fire at about 11.10am. Firefighters arrived to…

Make sure supermarket trolleys are sanitised

It is commendable that at FairPrice supermarkets, the floors are mopped and the railings at the cashiers’ lanes are wiped. I am wondering if the trolleys are also cleaned and sanitised. I have seen some shoppers lower their…

The changing profile of the Good Class Bungalow market

The market for Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) has been on a roll this year, with a surge in transactions and record prices being set. Over the decades, the profiles of buyers have changed in tandem with the transformation…

Ascott Residence Trust’s private placement priced at bottom end of price range

Ascott Residence Trust (ART) private placement closed about 2 times covered and was priced at the bottom end of its price range at 98.3 Singapore cents per new stapled security. It saw participation from new and existing institutional…

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