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No matter when, right now is what a Covid endemic Singapore looks like

With two Phase 2 iterations and one brief, blissful Phase 3 firmly under our belt, one would expect the Singapore government to better grasp what endemicity looks like. We, in fact, have an alternative name for it—COVID-19 resilient—an…

HDB November 2021 BTO in-depth review: Jurong West

HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates in the Nov 2021 BTO sales launch. The Jurong West BTO will be one of the three projects to be launched in the…

Singapore to trial import of renewable hydropower from Laos in cross-border power trade deal

The Republic will begin trialling the import of renewable hydropower from Laos via Thailand and Malaysia, following an agreement between Keppel Electric and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) announced on Wed. The exclusive framework agreement between the two is…

S’pore top in broadband speed in world digital quality of life index, but slips in mobile speed

Singapore ranked sixth globally in the digital quality of life index, with Internet access and stability, and digital government services among the best provided in the world. Now in its third year, the index analyses how digitally advanced…

Woman charged with harassing neighbours claims ‘injustice’ over 14-day IMH remand

A woman who had been remanded for psychiatric assessment after she was charged for harassing her neighbours – a hospital nurse and his family – argued on Wed that she had been wrongfully detained. Lim Sok Lay, 48,…

World’s first commercial cultured meat production facility operational in Singapore

A commercial facility that produces chicken products through cell culture instead of slaughter has already began operations in Singapore, ST has learnt. The facility in Ayer Rajah Crescent by Esco Aster, a home-grown contract development and manufacturing organisation,…

Temasek Polytechnic launches refrigerant handling course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Mr Toby Ong, director of Vemac Services, a refrigerant reclaiming company, says there are still people disposing of refrigerants by just pouring them away. To reduce the harm this can do to the environment, TP is offering a…

Dorm operators to select eligible workers for visits to Little India under pilot scheme

With just 500 workers being allowed to visit Little India each week as part of a long-delayed pilot scheme that kicked off on Wed, the onus will be on dormitory operators to select eligible workers who can go…

Next few weeks critical as Singapore faces unprecedented Covid-19 situation: Ong Ye Kung

It will be an unprecedented accomplishment for Singapore to ride out the current wave of infections without paying a price in human lives, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wed. This is why the country is watching…

Covid-19: 804 new locally transmitted cases; 2 more clusters discovered at nursing homes

Singapore reported 770 community cases of Covid-19 on Wed, with four active clusters added to those that are under close monitoring. Two of the clusters were discovered at nursing homes, one is a migrant workers’ dormitory and the…

MBS seeks deadline extension to deliver details on expansion plan

MBS has extended the deadline for it to deliver to its lenders certain details of the expansion of its integrated resort to March 31, 2022. Information on the quantity surveyor’s costs estimate and construction schedule for the expansion…

HDB, condo rents rise in August but volumes fail to match estimates: analysts

Aug saw the HDB rents and condo rents continue to climb compared to a year earlier, according to the latest data released by SRX. Compared to the same month last year, condo rents rose 7.6% in Aug whilst…

High class living: Luxury residential transactions to hit new peak in 2021

Almost all sectors of the luxury residential sector faced positive growth, according to the latest report by CBRE Of note is the performance of the good class bungalow (GCB) market. The 60 transactions recorded in the period surpassed…

Office rents to recover on the back of accelerated vaccine rollout

After several circuit breakers that took place in Q2 of 2021, it does not come as a surprise that the commercial property market remained weak. However, on the back of the government’s vaccine rollout, the rising tech industry…

Unit at Yong An Park reaps $8.7 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Yong An Park, on River Valley Road, made the top gain of $8.7 million over the week of Aug 31 to Sept 5. The 6,577 sqft unit on the 25th floor was…

SLA launches OneMap3D; signs MOUs with PropNex, Ninja Van and Kabam to further the use of OneMap

SLA has launched a 3D version of OneMap on Sept 15. Named OneMap3D, the application was launched at the Singapore Geospatial Festival 2021, where SLA also signed separate MOU with Ninja Van, PropNex and Kabam to further the…

Freehold conservation shophouse on Upper Weld Road in Little India for sale at $4.8 mil

A freehold three-storey conservation shophouse located at 44 Upper Weld Road has been put on the market for $4.8 million. The shophouse has a total floor area of approximately 3,000 sqft, with the guide price translating to $1,600…

HDB shophouse in Bedok North and Toa Payoh Central for sale at $7.5 mil

A shophouse along Bedok North St 1 and another shophouse in Toa Payoh Central hub are on the market for $7.5 million. These properties will be offered for sale in an EOI exercise. Both shophouses operate as commercial…

Watten Estate Condominium launched for collective sale at a minimum price of $500 mil

Watten Estate Condominium, an elevated residential site at 36 to 44 Shelford Road in the prime Bukit Timah locality, has been launched for sale by tender on Sept 15. Built around 1983, it comprises 104 units of townhouses…

Man jailed for hitting sister, verbally abusing NEA officer who caught his father smoking

A 38-year-old man was jailed for 17 days on Wed for verbally abusing an enforcement officer and separately assaulting his sister. Mohamad Azman Abdul Wahee accused the officer of being stupid, indicated that he was not afraid of…

Apple store on Orchard Road fined S$1,000 for allowing social gathering at workplace

Apple was fined S$1,000 for allowing a social event to be hosted at its Orchard Road store on June 18. Singapore Tourism Board told TODAY on Wed that the social event involved Apple’s staff members who had gathered…

24 cases of dislodged facades reported yearly on average, 30,000 buildings to be inspected: Desmond Lee

Over the past five years, an average of 24 cases of dislodged facades were reported to BCA each year, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Tues. In a written reply to a parliamentary question filed by MP)for Radin…

Job vacancies in June reach record 92,100; many unfilled roles in construction, manufacturing due to border curbs

The number of job vacancies rose to an all-time high in June, exceeding its previous high three months earlier, as border restrictions due to Covid-19 continued to prevent non-resident workers from entering Singapore to take up some of…

Singapore’s new private home sales fall 23.6% in August after hitting six-month high

Sales of new private homes in Singapore fell 23.6 per cent in Aug after hitting a six-month high in the previous month. Excluding ECs, developers sold 1,215 units in Aug compared to 1,591 units in July, according to…

Contractors working on HDB projects to get more help, including protected prices for some raw materials

Construction companies working on HDB projects will get more support in the form of protected prices for some raw materials like steel. To help cushion the impact of price increases, HDB said it will extend the duration of…

Seniors should minimise social interactions over next 2 weeks to protect against COVID-19: AIC

AIC on Wed said people aged 60 and above should minimise social interactions over the next two weeks amid a surge in COVID-19 community cases. “Seniors are at a higher risk of developing serious health complications if they…

Why does Singapore need robots to remind us to be civic-minded?

Last year, Singapore made intl headlines unveiling Spot the robotic dog, who patrolled Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park, reminding park-goers to practise safe distancing. Fast forward a year, and we now have Xavier, a four-wheeled robot designed to detect…

A taste of Japan keeps Don Don Donki bustling despite pandemic; 2 new Singapore stores planned

Japanese retailer Don Don Donki plans to open two more stores in Singapore over the coming months, as its eclectic offering of all things made and designed in Japan continue to attract shoppers. Sales have been steady despite…

What is the road ahead for weary Singapore amid COVID?

It is a legitimate question: What exactly is the road ahead as Singapore transitions into the so-called endemic phase of the pandemic? Divining MTF’s intentions is somewhat akin to reading tea leaves, complicated by the mixed messages emanating…

Man charged for forging vaccination document to dine in at Orchard establishment

A 30-year-old man was charged on Wed for forging a doctor’s memorandum on his vaccination status, which he allegedly used to dine in at a F&B establishment at Orchard Road. Zhang Shaopeng, a Chinese national, was handed one…

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