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Unit at Marina Bay Residences turns in $5.47 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Marina Bay Residences on Marina Boulevard made the top gain of $5.47 million over the week of Sept 5 to 14. The 4,489 sqft unit on the 51st floor was bought for…

13.4% of BTO flats were sold within a year of MOP: What does it mean for homebuyers?

1) A greater proportion of upgraders in the property market – If someone sells as soon as a year after MOP, chances are it’s part of an asset progression strategy. There are genuine homeowner reasons, such as moving…

Record high of 1,457 new Covid-19 cases; newly reported cluster at Woodlands dormitory

In what is the highest number of Covid-19 cases seen since the coronavirus outbreak began early last year, Singapore recorded 1,457 new infections on Wed. On Wed, 1,453 of the 1,457 new cases were locally transmitted cases. The…

Caught in 4K: TikToker chases down Woodlands residents, asking them to clean up Mid-Autumn Festival candles

Mid-Autumn Festival’s the time for families to gather, snack on mooncakes and carry lanterns, but a TikToker found herself going after two people for celebrating the occasion in an inconsiderate manner. On Tues night, TikTok user jszsaf posted…

Discounted fee for mandatory e-scooter and e-bike theory test to remain till Dec 31

The discounted fee for a mandatory online theory test for riders of escooters and ebikes will remain in place till the end of the year. Riders were supposed to start paying $10 per test attempt after Sept 30,…

Devotees must be vaccinated or Covid-19-negative and wear mask at temple’s fire-walking festival rituals

All devotees must ensure they are vaccinated or show a negative Covid-19 test result, as well as wear masks at all times during this year’s fire-walking festival, Theemithi. Participants will also be required to register in advance for…

Government monitoring hospital capacity closely as Covid-19 cases remain high: Ong Ye Kung

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Tues that the Government is monitoring hospital capacity closely and may have to impose more restrictions if the Covid-19 situation worsens. Singapore already has a suite of measures in place, and…

Check out view from yet-to-be-built properties and map out drone flight paths on new OneMap3D

Property buyers can now get a glimpse of the view from yet-to-be-built properties, thanks to a new 3D map. Drone pilots will also be able to view no-fly zones and map out flight paths using OneMap3D. The newly…

Analysis panning S’pore’s climate targets as ‘critically insufficient’ lacks nuance: Govt

A climate research consortium has pegged Singapore’s climate targets as being “critically insufficient” – the worst rating on a five-point scale – putting the nation alongside Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. But the Government has refuted the…

High traffic increased infection risk at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market: Study

A study by researchers from three universities here had identified the market and hawker centre in Toa Payoh Lorong 8 as an area significantly more vulnerable to Covid-19, two months before it was identified as a cluster. The…

Takeda breaks ground on its first zero carbon building in Singapore worth US$14m

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Asia’s largest drugmaker from Japan, on Wed broke ground for its first emissions-free building in Singapore, paving the way for the company to become net-zero in two decades. The building, which costs US$14 million (S$19…

Covid-19 home recovery: Some patients happy with process, others frustrated at lack of contact from MOH

Patients recovering from Covid-19 at home under a recently introduced protocol have had mixed experiences, with some reporting that the process was relatively straightforward and fuss-free, and others expressing frustration over a lack of clear instructions from MOH.…

Tuas fatal blast: Worker who repaired leaking machine admitted welding work was not good

Days before it ruptured, a leaking mixer machine was being fixed by a worker, but it had voids, discontinuities and cracks after the repairs. The worker, Mr Molla Mohammad Nasim, merely looked when checking if his welding had…

Have safe-distancing crew check vaccine status at hawker centres and coffee shops, so up to 5 can dine in

With the imposition of the two-person rule for dining at hawker centres and coffee shops, many fully vaccinated customers in groups of up to five are unable to patronise such places. This rigid rule not only deprives vaccinated…

360 new allotment gardening plots to be launched at 8 parks islandwide

Avid gardeners and urban farmers may apply for 360 new allotment gardening plots across eight parks islandwide from Fri, NParks said on Wed. Of the new plots, 128 will be at Bedok Town Park, 62 at Sengkang Riverside…

No visitors allowed at all wards from Sept 24 for a month as more hospital workers, patients get Covid-19

A greater number of hospital staff members, patients and visitors are being infected by Covid-19, so all hospitals here will not be allowing visitors from Fri until Oct 23 to curb the disease spread and reduce the strain…

3 sent to hospital after SBS Transit bus accident outside Changi Airport T3

Three people, including a trapped driver, were taken to CGH after an accident involving an SBST bus outside Changi Airport T3 on Wed. The driver was rescued from his seat in the bus using hydraulic rescue equipment, said…

Equilibrium Capital hires greenhouse expert Godfrey Dol for new Singapore office

Portland-headquartered investment firm Equilibrium Capital has appointed Godfrey Dol to join its new Singapore office as principal for the company’s controlled environment foods team. Equilibrium Capital is an investment firm that focuses solely on sustainable investments, with projects…

19 people who gathered at a Balestier unit investigated for breaching safe distancing measures

The police are investigating 19 people for allegedly breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures by gathering at a unit in Balestier to drink and play games. On Wed, SPF said it received a tip-off on Mon about a social…

Food waste lockers to be installed at selected HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio-Toa Payoh sector

A one-year trial to collect food waste from residents will be launched in the Ang Mo Kio-Toa Payoh sector in Nov, with 10 “smart lockers” placed at selected HDB blocks in the area, NEA said on Wed. The…

Shell to switch to fully-electric ferries for passengers to Pulau Bukom refinery

Shell Singapore will switch to fully-electric ferries to transport passengers to its energy and chemicals park on Pulau Bukom, as the company continues a repurposing of its core business towards a low-carbon future. The electric vessels are expected…

COVID-19 case management task group doing its ‘best to scale up’ operations amid growing case numbers: PM Lee

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to grow, MOH COVID-19 case mgmt task group is doing its “best to scale up” operations and make sure all patients are well cared for, said PM Lee on Wed in a FB…

COVID-19: Home recovery patients ‘anxious’ without clear instructions, set up Telegram group for support

Undergoing home recovery is a “strange feeling” and “very unnatural” for Jacob, who is currently recovering from COVID-19 alone in his master bedroom. The Polish national has been living with his wife in Singapore for four years. He…

Feedback from wheelchair users is critical to improve accessibility

As a parent of a special needs son who has been using a wheelchair for the last 15 years, I read the article “Don’t sideline access amid pandemic” (Sept 19) with interest. The points raised were good, and…

Life slows in Toa Payoh as Covid-19 clusters keep crowds away

The crowds are gone in Toa Payoh, which is feeling the impact of several Covid-19 clusters emerging across the neighbourhood over the past few weeks. MOH has identified various locations with Covid-19 cases, with the biggest of the…

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