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Jurong Fishery Port tenants conduct walkthrough of Pasir Panjang alternative site as part of contingency planning

Tenants of Jurong Fishery Port, which was shut in July for two weeks after multiple COVID-19 cases were detected there, were taken on a walkthrough of the site they could be working out of should operations be disrupted…

Singaporeans prioritise green spaces, affordable housing in URA poll on long-term land use plans

Eight in 10 of those who responded to a poll on long-term land use plans felt that parks, nature spaces and greenery are key to making Singapore a good place to live, work and play. A similar number…

Testing of equipment under way at Tuas Port, first phase to open as planned in end-2021

The first two berths for vessels to dock at Tuas Port are set to open as planned by the end of this year, a development that experts say would boost Singapore’s status as a shipping hub. According to…

New U-turn before Newton Circus added to ease traffic at roundabout

A new U-turn in Dunearn Road near Newton Circus was opened on Sun, allowing drivers to turn into Woodlands-bound Bukit Timah Road without having to use the congested roundabout. With this, all the enhancement works at Newton Circus,…

Chinatown Complex hawkers lament poor business, late notice about shutdown due to Covid-19 cluster

The sudden announcement on Sat night that Chinatown Complex would be closed at 3pm on Sun for cleaning and disinfection resulted in business at the food complex there dropping by some 90 per cent, hawkers said. Most of…

PCF Sparkletots centre in Serangoon closed till Sept 21 after Covid-19 cluster emerges

A PCF Sparkletots centre in Serangoon has been closed after a Covid-19 cluster emerged there, and will reopen on Sept 21 after deep cleaning. The centre, PCF Sparkletots @ Braddell Heights at Blk 335 Serangoon Ave 3, engaged a NEA-certified…

Visits to residential care homes suspended from Sept 13 as Covid-19 cases in such facilities rise

All visits to residential care homes will be suspended from Mon to Oct 11, following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases recently among staff, clients and residents of aged care facilities. MOH said the suspension is…

Fewer PMD-related fires in first half of 2021: SCDF

There were fewer cases of fires involving PMDs and PABs in the first half of 2021 than in the same period last year, SCDF said. In mid-year statistics released on Sun, SCDF said there were 29 such fires…

Visitor limits, COVID-19 safe management measures in place for Kusu Island pilgrimages

Visitors to Kusu Island for this year’s pilgrimage season will need to observe safe mgmt measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The season, which draws both Chinese and Malay devotees, will start on Oct 6 and end…

COVID-19 self-tests for primary school students in first week of new term as ‘one-time sweep’: Chan Chun Sing

The COVID-19 self-tests done by pri school students in the first week of the new term will serve as a “one-time sweep” to assure people, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing on Sun. Pupils will head back to…

Value of good class bungalow deals may be heading for 10-year high

The total value of good class bungalow (GCB) deals is heading for a 10-year high if sales continue at the blistering pace they have set so far this year. There have been 68 sales totalling $2.05 billion from…

Hope for green future also rests on harnessing hydrogen, trapping carbon dioxide

Hydrogen, that simplest, most abundant element in the universe, has potential to be a game-changing green fuel for Singapore in the fight against climate change. “For the further, but not-too-distant future, advancements in technology will increasingly see hydrogen…

From 7 to 1,155 cases: How did S’pore contain the Jurong Fishery Port Covid-19 cluster?

The Jurong Fishery Port cluster started small, with seven Covid-19 cases on July 16, but even then, the huge potential impact was not lost on the authorities. The port served about 100 merchants who spent long hours handling…

Covid-19 cluster’s impact on sales still felt at wet market stalls, Jurong Fishery Port

Sales of fish at wet markets are still down, with the impact still being felt weeks after the last new cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster were reported on Aug 14. The cluster was declared closed…

About 1,000 F&B, retail businesses open in S’pore each month despite pandemic

Analogue is a two-week-old sustainability-focused cocktail bar at Chijmes. Despite the various lockdowns and construction delays brought about by Covid-19 restrictions, its founder, Mr Vijay Mudaliar, 32, went ahead with its opening. His wasn’t the only new business…

I got an allotment garden and a community came with it

When my partner and I heard that NParks was building a new allotment garden in the neighbourhood, we jumped at the opportunity to throw our names into the hat to lease a plot. It may sound strange to…

Maybe there is no such thing as too many BTO flats?

When HBD launched a batch of BTO flats in Hougang in Aug, 11,420 applicants competed for 460 4-room units. The over-subscription rate was 25 times for 4-room flats – one of the largest for a non-mature estate in…

Chinatown Complex to close for 3 days after detection of cluster with 66 cases

Chinatown Complex will be closed for three days after a major new cluster with a total of 66 cases was detected there, MOH said on Sat. Of these, 63 work at Chinatown Complex, comprising 58 stallholders and stall…

Covid-19: 550 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore; 2 new major clusters detected

There were 550 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Sat and two new major clusters being investigated, MOH said. Including five imported cases, there were a total of 555 new infections. Singapore has recorded a total of…

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