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Are people psychologically prepared to live with Covid-19?

I am surprised and disappointed that Covid-19 restrictions have been tightened again due to fears that hospitals might get overwhelmed by rising cases. Singapore’s vaccination rate, at 82 per cent, is among the highest in the world. All…

Overly strict curbs in condos when residents test positive

As Singapore shifts to living with Covid-19 in the new normal, I have noticed some condominium MAs putting very strict restrictions in place when residents test positive. When a few cases emerged in a large condominium with more…

HDB November 2021 BTO In-Depth Review: Tengah

In Nov 2021, HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates. Accounting for nearly two-thirds of the units in this launch will be the two Tengah BTO projects, with a total…

Freehold vs leasehold landed property: Exploring the gap and how prices have moved over the years

Over the past year, demand for landed homes has gone through the roof. Around $2 billion in transactions have already been recorded for 1H 2021, with 245 sales. This is the highest amount we’ve seen since the last…

Record 2,268 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; increase in number of patients in ICU

Singapore reported a record 2,268 new cases of Covid-19 on Wed, with 1,810 cases in the community, 448 in migrant worker dormitories and 10 that were imported MOH said. There are 1,335 infected people who are in hospital,…

Nursing homes to test all residents, maintain separate zones to prevent spread of Covid-19

Dividing premises into distinct zones for staff and residents and testing for all residents are some of the measures nursing homes have adopted to minimise the spread of Covid-19. On Tues, MOH reported a total of 11 Covid-19…

Nature not a passive victim of economic development, can contribute to climate change fight: DPM Heng Swee Keat

Nature is not, and cannot be, a passive victim of economic development, DPM Heng Swee Keat said on Wed. Not only does nature help make city life more liveable, it can also contribute to mankind’s fight against climate…

Home-grown firm that turns coffee waste into furniture material one of 11 NEA award recipients

This home-grown company collects sodden, used coffee grounds from cafes and hotels, and turns it into wood-like panels that can be used to make furniture. The firm, A1 Environment, first removes contaminants such as coffee filters from the…

S’pore fish farm to aim for highest sustainable farming standards in aquaculture

Sustainable aquaculture will take a step forward as local farm Barramundi Group enters a landmark partnership with WWF Singapore to increase responsible seafood production in Singapore. WWF-Singapore will provide guidance for the implementation of the aquaculture improvement work…

WWF-S’pore stalwart among winners of S’pore’s highest accolade for green efforts

Former diplomat Joseph Koh has gone on trips lasting between two and three nights in the dense forests of Brunei – to look for spiders. The 72-year-old’s interest in spiders has seen him publishing a book on the…

RSAF technician trainees now assessed using virtual reality ‘escape rooms’

Other than paper quizzes and oral assessments, technician trainees in RSAF are now also tested by playing a VR game. Trainees don VR headsets to access the newly developed “escape room”, where they complete puzzles that test their…

Singapore’s hospitality sector gears up for future, beefs up digital capabilities

Hospitality firms are preparing for the new world of travel by launching concept-driven hotels and experimenting with digital tools to make the experience safer and more contactless. Take Far East Hospitality, which opened Oasia Resort Sentosa this month,…

Man who illegally sublet unit received tip-offs on inspections from HDB enforcement officer

A man who illegally sublet a residential unit to multiple tenants managed to evade detection during raids by receiving tip-offs from his friend who was a HDB enforcement officer. Damandeep Singh, 23, an Indian national, managed to evade…

Changes to public sector construction tenders from Nov 1 to factor in pandemic risks

Changes will be made to public sector construction tenders called from Nov 1 to factor in risks arising from pandemics such as Covid-19. The key amendments are to allow contractors to apply for time extension due to a…

Firms in construction sector get another 3 months of relief for contracts hit by Covid-19

Firms in the construction sector will get a further three months of relief from legal and enforcement action for building and supply contracts, MND announced on Wed. The relief period for construction contracts, supply contracts or any performance…

With space already limited by safe distancing, stalls should not reserve tables at coffee shops

While dining at a coffee shop at Blk 46 Owen Road in the Kallang/Whampoa estate recently, a sticker pasted on the table caught my eye. It stated that the table and chairs were reserved for the stall directly…

Tuas industrial blast: Engineer deleted some contents of deceased worker’s phone in defiance of boss’ instruction

A 31-year-old engineer, who oversees production at the Tuas industrial unit where an explosion killed three workers, deleted a photo and two text messages from a deceased worker’s phone after the blast even though his boss had told…

HDB appoints new contractors for 5 BTO projects after broke firm Greatearth pulled out

New contractors have been appointed to take over construction of five BTO projects that were put on hold because their contractors Greatearth Corp and Greatearth Construction had gone bust. On Wed, HDB said that construction works at the…

Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant, Asia Piling, each fined $6,500 for 65-person event

A restaurant and an event organiser were each fined $6,500 on Wed for allowing a 65-person company dinner to be held earlier this year in violation of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures. The entities being prosecuted were Ah Yat…

Man jailed for forging vaccination memo with phone app to dine in

A Chinese national who was vaccinated in his home country decided to forge a doctor’s memorandum issued in Singapore to a colleague in order to dine at a restaurant. Zhang Shaopeng, 30, was in Singapore in Aug while…

So fishy: 2 anglers spotted at Sungei Ulu Pandan canal, PUB investigating

PUB is investigating an incident in which two men were seen fishing illegally from a canal along Sungei Ulu Pandan on Sun. A Stomp contributor, who resides in the area, called the police and PUB after witnessing the…

Couple found guilty of cheating MHA, won more than S$165,000 in contracts by submitting fake quotations

For almost three years, a married couple cheated MHA, winning more than S$165,000 in contracts by submitting fictitious quotations to ensure that their bid would always be the lowest. Cheow Boon Peng and his wife Kuan Pooi Yee…

Mandai set to become first carbon-neutral precinct in Singapore by 2024

MPH on Wed announced its commitment for Mandai to be carbon neutral by 2024, through a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the area. That would make Mandai – home to the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari –…

No disruption to waste management in Singapore after fatal accident shut down Tuas incineration plant: NEA

Waste collection and mgmt services in Singapore have not been disrupted even as a fatal accident at the Tuas incineration plant has forced it to stop operations, NEA said on Tues. “Waste collection and mgmt services in Singapore…

‘Disheartened’: Two weeks on, care homes and residents grapple with ban on visitors

When 72-year-old Mdm Lim heard about the temporary ban on visits to residential care homes, her first reaction was dismay as she thought of her sister-in-law. Her 85-year-old sister-in-law, a post-cancer patient with multiple health conditions, lives in…

IOI’s lone bet on Marina View is on an endemic future, 7 years on

A key source of acquiring land for development in Singapore is via participating in government land tenders. Typically, bidders submit their bids with the highest bidder prevailing. Behind the scenes, bidders would be furiously running numbers and getting…

URA awards Marina View white site to IOI Properties’ subsidiary

URA on Wed said it awarded the tender for the Marina View site to Boulevard View Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian property developer IOI Properties Group. The plot, which was triggered earlier from the government’s reserve…

Italian luxury lifestyle brand Frette opens in Singapore

Italian home accessories and lifestyle brand, Frette, has expanded its footprint in Singapore with its first boutique in MBS. The store also marks the brand’s first mono-brand boutique in the territory. Designed by Milan-based architecture studio Archibrando, the…

Hillview redevelopment site up for collective sale at S$106m indicative price

A rare 999-year leasehold residential redevelopment site at 32-38D Hillview Terrace will be jointly put up for sale by their owners at an indicative price of S$106 million, Colliers said on Wed. Comprising 14 contiguous terrace factories with…

JTC launches Gambas Way site for tender

JTC on Tues announced that an industrial site at Gambas Way (Plot 3) has been launched for tender under the second half of the 2021 IGLS Programme. Zoned for Business 2 use, the 0.69 ha site has a…

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