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Time to look at suggestions that can normalise our lives now

The Government’s conviction in wanting to open up the country, as we transition towards co-existing with an endemic Covid-19, is commendable. Singapore has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. About 98 per cent of those…

Not clear what towns’ abbreviations refer to on property website

CEA has a public register that shows information on transactions done by property agents. Previously, if an agent made a transaction in an HDB town, for example Kallang/Whampoa, this would be reflected in the public register as Kallang/Whampoa.…

No explanation for why noise barrier can’t be put up at construction site

There is upgrading work being done at the premises of the old Mayflower Pri School which involves a lot of piling, drilling and hacking. The site is directly opposite and about 100m away from Blk 649, Ang Mo…

Have a ‘no mask, no talk’ rule while exercising and dining

I have observed the following weak links in our chain of defence against the Covid-19 virus. Many people are using “exercise” as an excuse to not wear masks. Masks are mandated except when one is engaged in strenuous…

CLI now one of world’s largest listed real estate firm with $119b AUM

CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) has proven to have a resilient business model after completing its strategic restructuring this Sept 2021. According to a report released by OCBC Investment Research, CLI has established itself as one of the world’s…

Singapore to have VTL with 8 more countries, including UK, US

VTLs will be opened for fully-vaccinated travellers from eight more countries to Singapore from 19 Oct: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK and US. All eight countries are already open to travellers from Singapore. So the VTLs…

The price of going green: Are sustainable products affordable in Singapore?

Singapore has started taking bold steps towards sustainable living in recent years. The Green Plan 2030 showcases a city-wide initiative to transform how we live, work, and play. And for many years, students and adults alike have been…

Covid-19: 3,703 new cases in Singapore; drop in number of infected seniors who need oxygen support

There were a record 3,703 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Sat, the fifth day in a row that the daily tally has breached the 3,000-mark. Of these, 2,868 cases were in the community and 832 were workers’…

Indonesian tycoon Tahir enters into nearly S$260m purchase of strata units in freehold Robinson Road building

Indonesian tycoon Tahir is in the early stage of buying some 70,700 sqft of freehold strata space – mostly offices – at Crown At Robinson for nearly S$260 million, BT understands. The price reflects about S$3,650 psf on…

Shorter stay-home notice period for travellers from 18 countries with lower Covid-19 risk assessment

Travellers from 18 countries who are not entering Singapore via the VTL scheme will serve a shorter SHN period after arrival from 11.59pm next Tues. The countries are Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Iceland,…

Singapore, Malaysia share common desire to reopen, reconnect: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore and Malaysia share a common desire to re-establish connections, and hope to start taking concrete actions to reopen borders as soon as possible, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Sat. Discussions between both countries are ongoing…

NParks to distribute 400,000 seed packs of edible plants this year

NParks will be distributing a total of 400,000 seed packets of edible plants this year, and gardeners can start registering their interest for them from 10am on Sun. This distribution will take the total number of seed packets…

Critically endangered dugong found dead off Pulau Hantu

A critically endangered dugong was found dead off Pulau Hantu, an island located south of the Singapore mainland, on Sat morning. Mr Robert Tan, 57, was returning with a group of scuba divers to the Republic Of Singapore…

Number of BTO projects completed this year set to exceed pre-pandemic levels

The number of BTO projects completed by the end of this year is expected to exceed pre-pandemic figures, said HDB on Sat. This comes despite severe disruptions to the construction industry caused by the pandemic. Among the 25…

New curbs leave some S’poreans hopeful over controlling spread of Covid-19, others vexed

Singaporeans ST spoke to were split over new measures announced on Sat to tackle Covid-19. Some were hopeful that the measures might curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community, while others said it would disrupt their lifestyle…

Seniors stuck at home, caught between loneliness and fear of Covid-19

Afraid to leave her HDB flat for fear of contracting Covid-19, Ms Annie So keeps the radio and TV on all day for the company. “I feel very lonely because there is nobody at home to talk to,”…

The dynamic duo behind Burgs, the hottest halal hawker burger joint in town

Over 700,000 and counting – that’s how many burgers the folks behind Singapore halal hawker burger concept Burgs have sold since 2017. To think what started as a humble hawker stall in Golden Mile has since grown to…

Caught on camera: How 90,000 police cameras across Singapore help solve crimes

On CCTV footage, a masked man in dark clothes scurries across an empty road. He then disappears into the corner of the frame, before being spotted scuttling down a narrow street. He wouldn’t have known it then, but…

Buyers of Punggol BTO project to be compensated after completion delayed by more than 1 year

Buyers of the Punggol BTO project Waterway Sunrise II will be compensated for the delay after its completion was pushed back by more than a year, said HDB on Sat. Launched in Feb 2017, Waterway Sunrise II comprises…

‘Selective’ checks on COVID-19 vaccination status to be conducted at hawker centres, coffee shops

Safe distancing enforcement officers will conduct “selective” checks of diners’ COVID-19 vaccination status when new rules at hawker centres and coffee shops kick in from Wed. “We seek diners’ cooperation to show our enforcement officers the vaccination ‘green…

Resident taken to hospital after fire at Rivervale Drive flat in Sengkang

A fire broke out on Saturday afternoon at a HDB flat in Rivervale Drive in Sengkang, prompting the evacuation of about 100 residents. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire on the 15th floor of Blk 116A…

Singapore slows reopening to protect our seniors because this is who we are

Could vaccinating more seniors spell the end of this horrible pandemic? That’s the key question plaguing countries in Europe which have lagged behind on vaccination rates and seen surges in deaths and hospitalisations. When Sweden decided to pursue…

Community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate, S’pore nowhere near peak of epidemic curve: MOH

Covid-19 testing in the community for those who go to clinics with ARI or flu-like illnesses continues to detect a high proportion of infections, suggesting that Singapore is “not anywhere near the peak of the epidemic curve yet,…

Covid-19: S’pore will take 3-6 months to reach ‘new normal’ with trying few months ahead, says PM Lee

It will take Singapore at least three to six months to reach a “new normal” where people can resume doing the things they used to do and see crowds again without feeling worried or strange, PM Lee said…

PM Lee calls on Singaporeans to ‘not be paralysed by fear’, be able to live with Covid-19 as endemic disease

Singaporeans have to adjust their mindsets on Covid-19, so that they are “not paralysed by fear” and are able to live with it as an endemic disease, PM Lee said on Sat. “We should respect Covid-19, but we…

Living with Covid-19 not a ‘smooth and easy journey’ but Singapore cannot be closed off indefinitely: PM Lee

Living with Covid-19 “has not been a smooth and easy journey” but Singapore cannot stay locked down and closed off indefinitely, PM Lee reiterated on Sat) in his live address to the nation on the pandemic situation. Acknowledging…

Covid-19 protocols streamlined: ART to be primary mode of testing, no more quarantine orders and exit swabs from Oct 11

As part of sweeping changes to Covid-19 protocols in Singapore that will kick in from Mon, ART will become the primary mode of testing, close contacts of patients will no longer need to be quarantined for 14 days…

Default home recovery for most Covid-19 patients, including unvaccinated people aged 12 to 49; negative test not needed for discharge

From Sun, home recovery will be the default care arrangement for anyone who is infected with Covid-19 and has mild or no symptoms, including unvaccinated individuals. MOH said on Sat that only individuals falling under the following groups…

Covid-19: From Oct 13, unvaccinated people not allowed to dine in or enter malls, attractions

Starting Wed those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry into malls, large standalone stores, attractions, hawker centres and coffee shops, so as to protect them and reduce the strain on the healthcare system, MOH…

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