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3,190 new COVID cases in Singapore, 9 more deaths

MOH on Wed confirmed 3,190 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 135,395, as well as nine more deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 3,184 are local infections: 2,686 are…

When Singapore’s nightlife goes dark, where can its workforce go?

On any typical night, Singapore’s premier nightlife destination, Clarke Quay, and its surrounding areas would be buzzing with life. Revellers fill up the streets for one last rendezvous​​, bouncers stand arms akimbo outside the clubs, bartenders shake up…

Condo, HDB rents edge up in September while leasing volumes dip

Rents for both HDB flats and private apartments rose in Sept compared with Aug, while leasing volume in both markets dipped for the fourth consecutive month, according to flash data from SRX released on Wed. Rents for condominium…

Militaries must go ‘green’, help world deal with climate change: Heng Swee Keat

In the global war against climate change, militaries must do their part to protect the environment, said DPM Heng Swee Keat on Wed. Giving the keynote address at the third Singapore Defence Technology Summit, he noted that climate…

Public invited to submit safety recommendations following fatal Tuas blast

The inquiry committee looking into the explosion in a warehouse in Tuas that killed three people is inviting members of the public to write in with recommendations to prevent the recurrence of such an accident at workplaces. The…

How Jurong West nursing home prevented Covid-19 cluster after 2 residents got infected

When nurse manager Teo Ai Lian learnt that a resident had contracted Covid-19 on Sept 1 in the Jurong West nursing home she works in, she felt sad. “Everyone was worried because our residents are elderly and vulnerable.…

Lorry driver failed to keep proper lookout, leading to crash that killed two workers

The lorry driver spotted the tipper truck parked on the road shoulder only when his vehicle was five lorry lengths away. By then, it was too late and his lorry crashed into the right rear of the truck,…

Covid-19: Confusion, frayed tempers at coffee shops, hawker centres, malls on 1st day of entry curbs for unvaccinated patrons

People were ticked off or confused by new rules that kicked in on Wed barring those who are not vaccinated from entering coffee shops, hawker centres and malls. Checks by TODAY showed that many of these places were…

Singapore new private home sales down 32.3% to 823 in September

New private home sales continued to ease in Sept following Aug’s drop. Based on caveats lodged, analysts estimated that developers in Singapore sold 823 new private homes in Sept, down 32.3 per cent from Aug’s 1,215 units. Comparing…

Little India reels from Covid-19, but Deepavali could be a silver lining

This time of the year in 2019, Little India would be brimming with streams of migrant workers in the alleys, tourists looking on curiously, and big groups of family and friends getting their household needs fixed. Since the…

Mice recovery spurred by border reopenings but impact limited for now

Business event organisers and venue operators in Singapore are cautiously optimistic about a gradual recovery in the coming months, as the country takes steps to reopen, although they feel the expanded number of VTLs may not be sufficient…

GB Building unit owners eyeing collective sale

Some SPs of GB Building, located at 143 Cecil St in CBD, are aiming for a collective sale of the commercial development. A CSC was appointed earlier this year to start the process, said mainboard-listed property developer and…

UOB unveils financing platform for businesses, homeowners’ green energy needs

UOB has launched U-Energy, a financing platform that can reportedly help businesses and homeowners save electric bills, cut carbon emissions, and achieve their sustainability goals. Touted as the first integrated financing platform in Asia, U-Energy aims to provide…

AA REIT net property income up 19.4% to $47.8m

AIMS APAC REIT Mgmt Limited reported that AIMS APAC REIT (AA REIT) had an increase in their NPI by 19.4 % to reach $47.8m for 1H FY 2022. The company also reported an increase in their distribution to…

Holland Hill Lodge up for en bloc sale for $25.8mil

Holland Hill Lodge, a freehold residential development at 5 Holland Hill, has been put up for en bloc sale via public tender, revealed SRI Capital Market. The development carries a land price of $25.8 million, which translates to…

Two sites at Slim Barracks Rise awarded to EL Development, Gao Xiuhua

The tenders for the two sites at Slim Barracks Rise have been awarded to EL Development and Gao Xiuhua, after they submitted the highest bids for the sites, announced URA on Mon. El Development submitted the top bid…

River Safari renamed, new bird park named Bird Paradise in Mandai Wildlife Group rebranding

The River Safari has been renamed as River Wonders, while the new bird park in the upcoming Mandai precinct will be named Bird Paradise. The new names were announced as part of the rebranding of WRS unveiled on…

Hawkers say they have ‘no time’ to check vaccination status, many rely on safe-distancing ambassadors

Vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures kicked in at hawker centres and coffee shops on Wed, but hawkers whom CNA spoke to said they didn’t have time to check their customers’ vaccination status as it was “troublesome”. Instead, the hawkers…

Queues form at some mall entrances as checks on COVID-19 vaccination status begin

Queues formed at the entrances of some shopping malls on Wed as checks on people’s COVID-19 vaccination status began. When CNA visited three malls, staff were on hand to check the vaccination status of customers. There was a…

Merlion statue to be hoarded up for 3 days due to maintenance checks: STB

The Merlion statue in Merlion Park will be hoarded up for three days from Thurs to Sat for maintenance checks, Singapore Tourism Board said on Wed. The statue was previously hoarded up last month from Sept 6 to…

Man saves pet dog stranded in canal just before tide arrives

The young man was determined not to let anything get in the way of rescuing the stranded dog – even if it meant going down into a canal and walking across it. Mr Kelvin Loo, who was at…

Condo manager used access card to steal Hermes bags, cash from homes

Using an access card he created for units at the Scotts Square condominium, a building manager entered residents’ homes and stole $28,000 in cash and three Hermes handbags totalling about $86,000. Teh Jiahe, now 37, pleaded guilty yesterday…

Security officers deserve security as well

Public perceptions of private security officers should change after amendments to the Private Security Industry Act were passed earlier this month. Private security officers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the premises to…

Enhance SafeEntry system to show red light for unvaccinated people

The latest vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures at shopping malls and large standalone shops announced recently by the Government are a good idea to protect the unvaccinated from catching Covid-19 and reduce the strain on the healthcare system. I…

Create route to Tan Tock Seng Hospital through mall

The latest changes in Covid-19 measures include barring unvaccinated people from entering shopping malls. Some shopping malls serve as shortcuts for many people to walk from point A to point B. An example is the route from the…

CEA Public Register now updated with full town names

We refer to the letter “Not clear what towns’ abbreviations refer to on property website” (Oct 9) by Mr Brandon Zheng. CEA publishes the records of residential property transactions facilitated by property agents in Singapore, under the Property…

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