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Multi-agency joint operation carried out at SkyVille @ Dawson to enforce safe management measures

In a FB post dated 14 Nov, Dawson RC had shared that they had conducted a multi-agency joint operation that day at the sky garden of SkyVille @ Dawson. Comprising personnel from HDB, MOM, NEA and Dawson RC,…

Are local women-only gyms the progressive bastion it aims to be?

Women-only gyms are not a novel concept. Essentially, women-only fitness facilities are seen as a safe space for women to exercise and build a cohesive community. It is salient, though, to note that in Singapore, different types of…

1,782 new COVID cases, 5 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Tues confirmed 1,782 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 255,431 – as well as five deaths due to the disease. Of the new cases, 1,775 are local – 1,754…

More than 4,000 travellers from Malaysia approved to enter Singapore via air VTL

In just 14 hours after applications opened on Mon, more than 4,000 travellers from Malaysia were approved to enter Singapore under the air VTL set up between the two countries. CAAS said on Tues that 4,124 travellers from…

Sias questions Cuscaden and Keppel on SPH bid following investors’ feedback

Following investors’ feedback, Sias has posed questions to Cuscaden Peak and Keppel Corp over their competing offers for SPH. Among other things, Sias, via a letter from its president and CEO David Gerald, asked Cuscaden Peak to spell…

Worker killed in accident involving soil compactor at Changi East worksite

A migrant worker died last Thurs after an accident at a worksite for the upcoming Changi East project, which includes the construction of Changi Airport T5 and a third runway for the airport. The fatal accident took place…

Migrant worker accused of faking workplace injury acquitted after charges dropped

A migrant worker who was accused of faking a workplace injury to cheat his company was acquitted at the State Courts on Tues. Mr Kirpal Singh, 24, was charged on Apr 8, 2019, with making fraudulent claims for…

9 applicants vying for each 4-room BTO flat in Rochor under prime location model

Four-room flats in Rochor were oversubscribed in the first BTO project under a new prime location public housing (PLH) model that proved popular among home buyers. As at 5pm on Tues, there were 4.8 first-time applicants and 92.6…

Mount Pleasant, Marina South MRT stations to open in tandem with housing developments

Two MRT stations on the TEL, Mount Pleasant and Marina South, will open only when housing developments around them are ready, said LTA. Mount Pleasant will serve the future residents of a 5,000-unit housing estate to be built…

Planned road alignment for Mt Pleasant housing estate changed following environmental study

A planned road network that will serve a future housing estate in Mount Pleasant is being adjusted following an environmental impact study of the area. The two-year study was commissioned by HDB and began in Jan 2019, it…

New HDB estate in Mt Pleasant may come under prime location model: analysts

The Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, which comes with stricter buying and selling conditions such as a longer MOP, could potentially be applied to the new HDB estate that will be developed in Mount Pleasant, property analysts…

Caterer On & On Diners suspended after 73 people fall ill with gastroenteritis symptoms

Catering company On & On Diners has been ordered to suspend operations from Tues after 73 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms. They had consumed food prepared by the caterer between Nov 16 and 18, said MOH and…

Trying fishing for the first time at Bedok Jetty – and learning how to do it sustainably

While I have never tried recreational fishing before, it hadn’t occurred to me that the hobby could have an impact on sustainability. How could the actions of one angler on Bedok Jetty compare to the kind of overfishing…

Singapore-Malaysia air VTL: Workers look forward to reunion but travel cost a hurdle for some

Malaysian nurse Darmaraj Vasudevan has not seen his baby daughter since Mar this year. Vasudevan and his wife, who is also a nurse, left for Singapore when their child was 3 months old. Their daughter is in Negeri…

Hot demand expected for future HDB flats in Mount Pleasant: Analysts

Upcoming flats in the future Mount Pleasant public housing estate will likely see hot demand, owing to their prime location and the abundance of surrounding amenities, said analysts. The first BTO project on this plot – largely on…

Singapore targets 2 mln tonnes of carbon capture by 2030

Singapore is aiming to realise at least 2 million tonnes of carbon capture potential by 2030 as part of a broader effort to make its Jurong Island oil refinery hub more sustainable, its EDB said on Tues. Many…

E-commerce battles sales fatigue and hiccups in quest for consumers’ wallets

Annoying jingles, celebrity endorsements and a sale every month have marked the e-commerce landscape in 2020 and 2021. In the lead-up to this year’s 11.11 event, it seemed that all systems were primed and ready to receive the…

From Jan 1, voluntarily unvaccinated people can return library items, collect reservations but barred from entry

From Jan 1, voluntarily unvaccinated people will still be able to return in person hard-copy library materials they have borrowed and collect items that are reserved at standalone and regional libraries, but they will not be able to…

5,000 flats to be built on Old Police Academy site in Mount Pleasant; parts of area’s heritage to be preserved

A new 33ha housing estate comprising 5,000 flats will be built at Mount Pleasant. It is an area with rich heritage, being home to the Old Police Academy and pre-war black-and-white bungalows. Considering their assessed heritage significance, the…

CK Asset Holdings’ Perfect Ten to open to public on Dec 8

The sales gallery of Perfect Ten, a project by prominent luxury property developer CK Asset Holdings, will open to the public on Dec 8. The freehold condominium is a redevelopment of the former City Towers on Bukit Timah…

GuocoLand partners property tech company Showsuite to digitalise booking and purchasing process

GuocoLand has partnered Showsuite to digitalise the booking and purchase process of the former’s entire residential portfolio in Singapore. The digitalisation of GuocoLand’s portfolio will include the real estate group’s upcoming mixed-use development at Lentor Central that is…

HDB issues S$1b 5-year bonds at 1.645%

HDB has issued S$1 billion worth of 5-year notes carrying a fixed coupon rate of 1.645 per cent per annum. The notes, rated “AAA” by Fitch Ratings, were issued on Nov 23 and will mature on Nov 23,…

CDL unit granted option to buy S$126.3m worth of assets from Tan Chong

Tan Chong Intl’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary has granted a call option to a unit of City Developments (CDL) to purchase its property, plant and equipment for S$126.3 million, announced the auto dealer last Fri. Based on an Acra…

Can prime HDB flats ‘sleigh’ the Orchard Road ennui?

Christmas in Singapore comes early, with festivities already in full swing. Themed “Christmas in Bloom”, this year’s Christmas light-up in Orchard Road sees the shopping street set aglow with fairy lights and oversized floral decorations. Malls are gorgeously…

Shell builds Singapore pyrolysis oil unit to convert plastic waste to chemicals

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tues it plans to build a pyrolysis oil upgrader to turn plastic waste into chemical feedstock at its petrochemical complex in Singapore, part of its shift from oil and gas to renewables and…

Singapore sets ‘aspirational targets’ for energy and chemicals sector, part of move to transform Jurong Island

Singapore has set “aspirational targets” for its energy & chemicals (E&C) sector to increase its output of sustainable products by four times from 2019 levels and achieve more than six million tonnes of carbon abatement per year from…

‘Dry run’ for Singapore-Malaysia land VTL held at Johor Causeway, says Khairy

A dry run for the Singapore-Malaysia land VTL was held at the Johor Causeway on Tues, said Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. In a tweet on Tues morning, the minister wrote: “Officials from both Malaysia and Singapore are…

Many ultraviolet-C sterilisers sold online unsafe for home use, pose risk of radiation exposure: NEA

Households have been advised not to use ultraviolet-C (UV-C) sterilisers at home as many such devices marketed for home use lack safety features that protect users from unintended or accidental exposure to radiation. In an advisory on Tues,…

Kampung spirit? Video of elderly residents cooking dumplings along HDB corridor sparks debate

A little al fresco cooking? A man and woman caught boiling dumplings along a HDB corridor in a video was uploaded on FB on Mon, sparking debate among netizens. The exact date and location of this incident are…

Oh rats! Rodents seen scurrying around Toa Payoh block

While netizens described them as ‘chonky’, the rodents spotted at Toa Payoh Central appear to be a growing concern among residents. On Nov 21, FB user Brandon YS uploaded a 23-second video showing rodents scampering about the rubbish…

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