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2 deaths as Singapore reports 2,478 new COVID-19 cases; large clusters at care home and 6 dormitories

Singapore reported 2,478 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thurs and two more deaths due to complications from the virus. 2,474 were locally transmitted infections comprising 2,022 cases in the community and 452 dormitory residents. There were…

Engineer who trained workers on machine use before Tuas fatal blast claims he doesn’t know how to safely operate it

An engineer who taught migrant workers how to operate a mixer machine said that he did not really know how to safely operate the machine, which eventually ruptured in an explosion that claimed the lives of three workers.…

New culinary hub helps S’pore F&B players share resources, reduce costs

A food distributing company has launched a culinary hub consisting of kitchen spaces, warehousing and more to help players in the F&B industry share resources and reduce overhead costs. The six-storey Xpace building in Pandan Loop serves as…

Climate action not a cost, but an investment opportunity: Ho Ching

Taking action to address the climate emergency is not a cost, but an opportunity to invest in the future that will pay dividends within the next two decades, said Temasek CEO Ho Ching on Thurs. Conversely, it is…

Man arrested for loan shark harassment after setting fire to three homes

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in multiple loan-shark harassment cases involving fire. SPF said on Thurs that they were alerted to three cases of loan-shark harassment by fire at HDB flats in Jurong…

War museum tribute is worth catching

This huge poster at the train platform in Pasir Panjang MRT station has caught my attention for a while. While trying to find out where the movie was screening, I figured out that the answer was across the…

Two more market and food centres closed due to Covid-19 transmission among stalls and workers

The markets and food centres in Geylang Bahru and Bendemeer will be closed for cleaning and disinfection for three days, starting on Sat, after stallholders and workers there were found to have Covid-19. When ST visited Geylang Bahru…

ART kit vending machines make a difference at S’pore hospitals, firms

Twenty vending machines which dispense ART kits have been installed at private hospitals and companies islandwide, ST has learnt. Fintech start-up Beep Technologies is working with IHH Healthcare Singapore’s hospitals, including Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, to install those…

Look for renewable energy import sources closer to home

There were two encouraging reports recently on importing renewable energy into Singapore. The first was about the trial import of hydropower from Laos. The second was about Australia’s Sun Cable exporting solar power to Singapore. While the Laos…

New book on S’pore’s oldest Teochew temple sheds light on its origin

Even after successfully leading a five-year-long, Unesco-award-winning restoration of Yueh Hai Ching Temple, conservator Yeo Kang Shua felt like that his work on the temple in Raffles Place was not done. After all, the 46-year-old wears many hats,…

It’s time for greater collective action on climate crisis

It is indeed very apt that this year’s World News Day focuses on the existential crisis that is climate change (Time to heed warnings of a hurting world, Sept 28). With the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 beginning…

Hougang nursing home staff soldiering on despite surge in Covid-19 cases and curbs

Staff at Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home in Hougang are soldiering on despite the challenges brought on by the surge in Covid-19 cases in the community, said the home’s CEO Ardi S. Hardjoe. He said that most staff…

Firm admits to making 4 security staff work up to 20 hours a day

A security manpower firm admitted on Thurs to overworking four of its security officers due to a lack of staff. Peregrine Security had made its security officers, which were deployed to different worksites, work back to back shifts…

COVID: Seniors over 60 ‘strongly urged’ to stay home for 4 weeks – Eldercare agency

Those aged 60 and above, as well as those living with them, have been “strongly urged” by AIC to continue staying home over the next four weeks to protect themselves, particularly if they are unvaccinated. AIC noted that…

Residential GLS sites at Lentor Hills Road and Jalan Tembusu launched for sale

Two residential sites under the Confirmed List of the 2H2021 GLS programme have been launched for sale. One site is Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) and the other site is at Jalan Tembusu. A site under the Reserve…

Future workforce likely to adopt hybrid work arrangements, CBRE survey shows

Once the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, most workers will be returning to the office. The only difference is the frequency in which they report to the workplace. In a survey of 109 respondents conducted by CBRE in…

Le Nouvel Ardmore sees new high of $4,906 psf

Based on URA Realis data for the period of Sept 13 to 19, the highest transaction record on a psf price basis was for a 5,360 sqft unit at Le Nouvel Adrmore. The four-bedroom unit located on the…

Unit at St Regis Residences gains $1.69 mil profit

The seller of a unit at St Regis Residences on Tanglin Road made the top gain of $1.69 million over the week of Sept 14 to 21. The 3,757 sqft unit on the 10th floor was bought for…

Office rents bottom out in Q3, to cautiously improve in Q4

For the first time since Q4 2019, prime grade office rents within the Raffles Place / Marina Bay precinct increased by 0.2% q-o-q to $9.98 psf pm. The hike comes as occupancy rates within the precinct remained relatively…

Former CapitaLand chief executive Lim Ming Yan to join HDB board on Oct 1

MND on Thurs announced the appointment of Lim Ming Yan to the board of HDB with effect from Oct 1, 2021 to Sept 30, 2022. Both entities highlighted Mr Lim’s extensive experience in the real estate industry and…

Carousell needs to scale up quickly in property, auto verticals as it mulls exit strategy

Carousell is now betting on expanding its presence in high-ticket categories such as property, automobile and luxury goods to supercharge its next phase of growth, CFO Edwin Chan told BT. But encroaching on the turf of niche majors…

Should there be more transparency around pricing at property launches?

The launch of Pasir Ris 8 in July – where feverish demand led to a series of price hikes over the course of a day – raises the question of whether there is a need for greater transparency…

Singapore eyeing R&D in mmWave to create niche in the area of 6G

Even though the arrival of 6G is estimated to be a decade away, Singapore has already set its sights on the technology, with plans to inject capital and talent to build a niche in the area. It is…

ParkwayLife REIT’s unitholders vote overwhelmingly in favour of new master lease

At an EGM held on Sept 30, 99.99% of ParkwayLife REIT’s unitholders voted for the proposed entry into the new master lease agreements with IHH Healthcare for Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital and for…

Covid-19 a ‘dress rehearsal’ for climate emergency, expect revised carbon tax rate at Budget 2022: Wong

Covid-19 may turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the tragedies that the climate emergency could bring, says Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, but the pandemic may also bring greater attention to reducing global emissions. In his opening…

Heal the world: 7 in 10 SG investors want to make the world a better place

Nearly 7 of 10 Singapore investors, or 69%, acknowledge their part in making the world a better place. This is according to StanChart’s Sustainable Investing Review. The survey found that overall, the allocation of sustainable investments in portfolios…

ICES, NTU, NUS to host $45m projects for Singapore’s green plan

NEA announced four new projects that were awarded under the “Closing the Waste Loop” R&D initiative. Two of these projects have been awarded to NTU, whilst one was awarded to ICES under A*STAR. The last project, meanwhile, was…

HDB further extends suspension of late payment charges on mortgage, public rental arrears

HDB will further extend the suspension of late payment charges on mortgage and public rental arrears until Dec 31. The extension of these financial support measures are intended to “ease the burden” of those who continue to face…

Supervised antigen rapid tests available at 25 test centres from Oct 1

Members of the public will be able to take a supervised COVID-19 ART at any of the 25 quick test centres located islandwide from Fri. The test will be on a self-swabbed basis and supervised by an approved…

Air quality in Singapore improved in 2020, with slowdown in economic and transport activities: NEA report

Air quality in Singapore improved in 2020, with the decrease in economic and transport activities due to COVID-19 contributing to this improvement, said a report on Singapore’s environment. The air quality in Singapore was in the Good to…

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