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Is Yew Tee the new Yishun?

If you were to ask any local to name the most notorious part of Singapore, there’s a pretty decent chance Yishun would be mentioned more than once. This comes as no surprise, considering the dozens of bizarre events…

2-month low of 1,090 new COVID cases in Singapore; 3 deaths

MOH on Fri confirmed 1,090 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 259,875 – as well as three deaths. Of the new cases, 1,086 are local – 1,064 are in the community…

PacificLight sees bright future with solar energy

PacificLight Power looks an improbable pioneer at first glance, but it is on the frontiers of the brave new world of renewable energy. The company is working on an ambitious pilot project that will allow Singapore to import…

Pandemic preparedness can no longer be defined by static benchmarks, say experts

Countries that have been agile and able to scale up their responses to Covid-19 to a national level, as well as react quickly to the shifting circumstances of the pandemic, have likely fared well thus far. The measure…

Couples cheer eased Covid-19 rules for weddings, home visitors

Since she was in her 20s, Ms Beverly Li has known what she wants for her wedding day. She and her fiance, Mr Brandon Kam, 36, dreamed of a wedding with song and dance, even before preparations began.…

Kindergarten kids and LTA create book to encourage good behaviour in trains, buses

During an MRT ride from Bishan to Sembawang, an injured flamingo hobbles into the train cabin. With a shimmer, mascot Stand-up Stacey emerges from a sticker on the cabin’s wall. She asks a lion engrossed in his mobile…

Security sector’s slow tech uptake due to lack of awareness, expertise: Industry players

Private sector security buyers shy away from outcome-based contracts (OBCs) because of a lack of awareness and expertise in the field, said some industry players. OBCs focus on expected outputs and outcomes rather than manpower needs. They are…

Man with acute respiratory infection pleads guilty to leaving home against doctor’s orders to get tattooed

Although he was issued with a MC for acute upper respiratory tract infection and was required to undergo a Covid-19 swab test, Tan Fu Yu ignored his doctor’s orders and went to get himself tattooed instead. On Fri,…

From Dec 2, travellers from Austria, Belgium and 4 other European countries to S’pore must serve 10-day quarantine

Travellers from six European countries, including Austria and Belgium, will have to serve a 10-day stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore from 11:59pm on Dec 1, because of their worsening Covid-19 situations, MOH said on Fri. Austria, Belgium,…

VTL scheme extended to 6 more countries, including Thailand and Maldives, from December

Singapore will start quarantine-free travel lanes next month with six more countries, including Thailand and Maldives, Transport Minister S Iswaran announced on Fri. The other countries are Cambodia, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Turkey, taking the total number of…

New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from 7 African countries to be barred from entering S’pore; will face tighter restrictions

Travellers who have recently travelled to seven African countries, including South Africa and Botswana, will face new restrictions in light of a new, potentially more contagious coronavirus variant circulating in those countries. MOH said on Fri that long-term…

New and improved animal quarantine centre near Chua Chu Kang to better monitor imported pets’ health

A new animal quarantine centre with improved facilities opened on Fri and will serve to better monitor the health of imported cats and dogs. Located at Jalan Lekar off Old Choa Chu Kang Road, the facility replaces the…

Pandemic recovery to support swift real estate market rebound over next two years: ULI

ULI forecasts swift economic recovery for the real estate markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Japan over the next three years. “The APAC real estate industry is well primed for a resurgence in 2022 and we believe…

Singapore Land Authority and Huttons Group sign MOU to collaborate on geospatial real estate data

SLA and Huttons Group signed a MOU on Nov 25 that commits both parties to collaborate in geospatial innovation and improving hyperlocal and granular real estate data in Singapore. The innovations will benefit OneMap, an online map tool…

Johor Causeway to open 18 hours daily from Nov 29 to ease cross-border cargo transport

Representatives from the country’s logistics and transport operators have met with the Transport Ministry to sort out congestion issues during cargo movement to Singapore. In a FB post on Fri, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong…

Guests at 14-person birthday party in Tagore Lane fined for flouting Covid-19 rules

A group of 14 Singaporeans turned up on July 17 for a birthday party at an industrial unit in Tagore Lane, at a time when only five people could socialise as a group amid Covid-19 curbs. Without masks,…

Eat, play, work: Crane’s new boho escape now open at Arab Street

Eat, play or work at a new space on Arab St that looks taken straight out of a bohemian fantasy. Crane, a social club that does it all – dining spot, coworking space, homeware retailer, and events hub…

2 more hawker centres allow groups of 5 vaccinated diners; 19 more to follow in coming days

Two more hawker centres can now welcome larger groups of up to five vaccinated diners, an increase from the initial batch of 11, NEA announced on Fri. Taman Jurong Food Centre and the hawker centre at Blk 137…

Online and on air, but buskers still waiting to perform live

Busker and circus performer Jonathan Goh felt frustrated when he cycled along Orchard Road last Christmas. The crowds were there and so was his “stage”, but instead of wowing the shoppers with his juggling and acrobatics, he was…

COVID-19 numbers can create public confusion over outcomes for the vaccinated

The term “scientific evidence” has become part of our everyday vernacular since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers rely on it when making any decision – whether to promote vaccination amongst older and high-risk individuals, tighten or…

Singtel, M1-StarHub tie-up, and TPG provisionally awarded 2.1 GHz spectrum rights for 5G networks

Singtel and an M1-StarHub consortium have each been provisionally awarded 25 MHz of the 2.1 GHz spectrum, the maximum allowed under Singapore’s latest auction to make available more spectrum to support the deployment of 5G networks. This comes…

JTC awards Jalan Papan site tender for S$5.6m to Trans-Euro

JTC has awarded the tender for the industrial site at Jalan Papan (Plot 7) to machinery lifting and hoisting contractor Trans-Euro, at a tendered sum of some $5.6 million. On Fri, JTC said that the tender launched on…

New bonus GFA scheme is a carrot that comes with a stick

Developers welcomed a new bonus GFA incentive scheme aimed at transforming the built environment sector, although the all-or-nothing approach to qualify for the bonus GFA and the costs associated with fulfilling certain criteria were among key concerns flagged…

Aurum Land CEO tears walls down to build communities

Having worked in academia and later as a mgmt consultant, it was never in Michelle Yong’s plan to join the family business. But when her father, deputy chairman of construction conglomerate Woh Hup, asked her to fill a…

Singapore leads APAC in sustainable construction and manufacturing

A research report released by Autodesk revealed that Singapore is the only country in the APAC to lead in construction and manufacturing sustainability. The report, titled “Enabling a Sustainable Future through Digitalisation: Trends driving the Design & Manufacturing…

Whether in closed Hong Kong or open Singapore, the rich have economic immunity to Covid-19. It’s the poor who suffer

Singaporean father of three YJ works as a warehouse supervisor and used to earn an additional S$1,000 (US$730) a month setting up banners and dismantling fixtures at trade shows and events. That vanished when Covid-19 hit and intl…

Keeping toilets clean should come naturally

It is good to try novel ideas to motivate people to keep public toilets clean (Coffee shop toilets decorated to look more ‘homely’ to encourage cleanliness, Nov 19). The decoration of the toilets of 10 coffee shops is…

A lot going for plant-based food; now to get people to switch to it

I applaud Singapore’s efforts to be sustainable in food production, after the country’s first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein products was launched on Wed. Switching from animal-based to plant-based foods can reduce GHG emissions. Plant-based…

Next-gen ERP will be infrastructure-lite with satellite-based tech

We refer to the letters by writers Larry Leong and Chan Mun Wei published on Nov 22. Making our land transport greener is a priority for LTA, and congestion mgmt remains a key instrument to do so. The…

Preserve more of the Old Police Academy’s heritage

I read with mixed feelings the news that six buildings in and around the Old Police Academy would be preserved. This is because two of the six are not within the confines of the old academy, and more…

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