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Bright spots among Singapore-listed F&B stocks despite potential tightened Covid-19 measures

Just over a week after the easing of dining and social gathering rules, Singapore-listed F&B operators are bracing for another round of tightened measures with the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. While any reimposition of social-distancing…

New primary care plan introduced to keep healthcare services affordable for migrant workers

A new primary care plan has been introduced to ensure that healthcare services for migrant workers are kept affordable, MOM said on Mon. Medical consultations and treatments, medical examinations for work pass purposes, and telemedicine services will be…

1,103 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Mon confirmed 1,103 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 263,486 – as well as nine deaths. Of the new cases, 1,095 are local – 1,070 are in the community…

Freehold Gloria Mansion to launch collective sale tender with $69 mil reserve price

Gloria Mansion, a freehold residential development on Pasir Panjang Road, will launch its collective sale tender on Dec 2. The 31-unit development will be put up for sale with a reserve price of $69 million. Gloria Mansion is…

PLH model HDB flats vs other “prime” resale flats: How do they stack up?

The first PLH model flats, River Peaks I & II, are part of the Nov BTO launch. It’s crunch time for some homebuyers, who are now faced with a tough choice: do they act as potential guinea pigs…

Man arrested for allegedly starting fires in Serangoon area

A 48-year-old man who allegedly started fires in two housing estates was arrested by SPF early on Mon morning. The police said that they received calls alerting them to a fire in Bendemeer Road, near Serangoon, on Sun…

4 people, including two children, taken to hospital following PMD fire in Sembawang

Two children, believed to be under the age of five, were taken to hospital following a fire that broke out in the wee hours of Sun morning. Early investigations into the cause of the fire indicate that it…

Some diners in Singapore adjust eating-out plans on news of Omicron variant of Covid-19

Just a week after Covid-19 restrictions on dining at eateries were eased, news of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus has consumers adjusting plans and restaurants worried. The new strain was first detected in South Africa on…

Man linked to housing loan scam still at large after warrant of arrest issued in October

A man linked to a housing loan scam who had a warrant of arrest issued against him last month is still at large, a district court heard on Mon. Odd job worker Saiful Azri Ali Amat, now 36,…

Singapore taking steps to mitigate challenges to sustainable financing: Indranee

Mobilising sustainable finance has its challenges, but Singapore is taking measures to mitigate them, said Minister in PMO Indranee Rajah on Mon. She said global leaders at the recent COP26 meetings had highlighted the importance of mobilising finance…

Singapore’s role in the long road to sealing a deal on carbon markets at COP26

Getting countries to overcome domestic constraints to cut their carbon footprint is a task already fraught with challenges. Convincing nations to cooperate for this purpose is much more difficult. So when a deal on this issue was finally…

New Kranji facility attracts firms with high technical specifications

Beng Hock Mechanical Engg will be moving next year into a new facility in Kranji, where the local company will implement new digital solutions projected to help it save between $150,000 and $220,000 annually. This will be accomplished…

Turning fungi into ‘bricks’ for construction

A house or building made of mushrooms may sound far-fetched and fragile, but do not underestimate the strength of the mycelium, a hardy component of the fungi. Researchers in Singapore and Switzerland are now studying the use of…

Malaysia suggests reviving talks on High Speed Rail; PM Lee says S’pore ‘looks forward to receiving more details’

Malaysia has suggested reviving discussions on a HSR with Singapore, PM Lee said on Mon during a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri. During the press conference held in Singapore to mark the start of…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL may be opened up to general travellers from mid-December: PM Lee

General travellers may be allowed from mid-Dec to cross the Causeway via the VTL for land borders, PM Lee said on Mon. At a news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri to mark the start of the…

Singapore-Malaysia land, air lanes open amid omicron COVID fears

Singapore and Malaysia opened land and air lanes for vaccinated travellers on Mon – a landmark moment for citizens separated from loved ones but overshadowed by fears of a new coronavirus strain that emerged last week. To mark…

Man rains punches on older commuter over loud music on MRT train

A man attacked an older commuter for allegedly playing music too loudly on an MRT train near Ang Mo Kio station. Footage of the incident was posted on @sgfollowsall’s IG and Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road’s FB…

Endangered sea turtle trapped in gill net rescued by paddlers

A Hawksbill sea turtle was rescued by a group of paddlers on Nov 25. Several stand-up paddle boarders from Constant Wind Sports and Sailing School spotted the endangered reptile off East Coast which was entangled in a discarded…

Add some nostalgic vibes to your Instagram feed with these new murals at Temple Street

Graffiti might be illegal in Singapore, but there’s still plenty of vibrant — albeit sanctioned — street art if you know where to look. If you’re a fan of artist Yip Yew Chong’s work, such as his iconic…

‘My baby wants to sleep, how?’ Sunday renovations in HDB flat have man knocking on neighbour’s door

Putting up with the noise from a neighbour’s renovation works is part of the deal when living in close quarters. While most people can get some reprieve during the weekends, a man had to confront a couple of…

The Commodore sells more than 70% of units over launch weekend

The Commodore, JBE Holdings’ latest residential development near Canberra MRT, sold over 70% of its 219 units during its launch weekend. It revealed that buyers snapped up 162 units as of 6pm on Sat. One-bedroom units were sold…

Holiday season, supply chain issues bolstering demand for warehousing

As the festive season approaches, demand for warehousing and storage space is picking up, with some operators expecting to reap a bump in revenue. Aside from the usual demand that comes with the year-end period, supply chain woes…

Lessons for all from digital disruption

The roll-out of far-sighted Smart Nation plans that make use of the transformative power of technology has seen a significant change in the way businesses, services and other activities have been carried out here. The onset of the…

Follow Israel’s lead on Omicron and close borders for two weeks

Singapore should follow Israel’s lead in suspending the entry of foreigners for two weeks to buy time for more data and knowledge about the Omicron variant to emerge. The temporary suspension will last for only two weeks and…

Vaccination checks needed as people cannot be left to self-regulate

I agree with Mr Frank Lim Choo Beng that the onus is on diners to ensure that they are vaccinated before eating at hawker centres or coffee shops. But I doubt everyone will be responsible and follow this…

Fines for illegal discharge of liquid waste not enough of a deterrence

Waste mgmt company NSL Oilchem Logistics was fined $17,000 last month for the illegal discharge of liquid waste into public sewers on two occasions. It was fined $12,200 in 2018 for a similar offence. PUB said such acts…

Mount Pleasant estate flats should fall under prime location housing model

It’s easy to see why demand for the upcoming Mount Pleasant housing estate will be high (Strong demand likely for future HDB flats in Mount Pleasant area, say analysts, Nov 24). But Mr Nicholas Mak, ERA’s head of…

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