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Teenager admits riding faulty PMD into 66-year-old man, illegally riding on footpath

Despite knowing that the brakes on his PMD were faulty, a teenager rode the device along a pedestrian walkway anyway and collided into a 66-year-old man. Months later, he zipped past auxiliary police officers on his PMD and…

Primary school students must do COVID-19 antigen rapid tests once every 2 weeks until end of term

Pri school students will be required to take an ART once every two weeks until the end of Term 4, MOE said. The testing will “inculcate social responsibility” among students and keep schools safe for learning, the ministry…

ACRES appeals for information after mynah found glued to tree in Choa Chu Kang

ACRES appealed for information on Thurs after a mynah was found glued to a twig which was attached to a tree in Choa Chu Kang. In a FB post, ACRES said that it received a call on Wed…

‘Safer, more efficient and less labour intensive’: Drones to be used to conduct building facade inspection

How does one begin to inspect the facade of a 37-storey building, such as The Gateway, the pair of towering skyscrapers located along Beach Road? For now, physically and without a drone. But the use of drones will…

HDB unveils key features of Yew Tee ‘vertical kampung’ project, with housing for seniors

HDB on Thurs revealed key features of the upcoming Yew Tee Integrated Development, the next “vertical kampung” after Kampung Admiralty. Located beside Yew Tee Point shopping mall, it will integrate housing for seniors with facilities such as a…

Still ‘too risky’ to allow households of five to dine in, but authorities studying move: Lawrence Wong

It is currently still “too risky” to allow five people from the same household to dine in together, but it is a move authorities will look into, said co-chair of the MTF Lawrence Wong on Wed. He said…

Transport workers’ union calls for more enforcement against errant cyclists in bus lanes

A transport workers’ union has called for more enforcement against errant cyclists using bus lanes, shortly after MOT announced new rules for cyclists on Wed. Cyclists are currently allowed to cycle in bus lanes, but must ride in…

Fatal PIE accident: Workers who died were seated closest to impact at back of the lorry, says coroner

Two foreign workers who died after the lorry they were in collided with a stationary truck along the PIE were seated in the back of the lorry, closest to the cabin. State Coroner Adam Nakhoda on Wed found…

Lights out for some electricity retailers in Singapore: Why and what it means for consumers

Citing unfavourable market conditions, three electricity retailers have abruptly thrown in the towel in quick succession over the past week, sending shockwaves across Singapore’s electricity market. Industry experts reckoned it would not be a surprise if more retailers…

Delays in moving out COVID-19 cases, quality of meals among issues raised by workers at Jalan Tukang dormitory

Migrant workers living at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory raised issues with delays in moving out confirmed COVID-19 cases and the quality of catered meals during a visit by MWC on Fri. Staff from MWC, accompanied by representatives from…

Queenstown to become new health district to support residents’ health through life stages

Singapore’s first satellite town, Queenstown, will soon also become the country’s first Health District – aiming to support residents’ well-being across their life stages, through tools such as better design and community programmes. The goal is for the…

PUB launches S$6.5 million ‘carbon zero’ challenge to remove emissions from water treatment facilities

As part of its strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, PUB will award S$6.5 million for “game-changing solutions” that can eliminate carbon emissions from water treatment facilities. This is the prize purse for…

Orchard Road hopes for ‘a return to normalcy’ with annual Christmas light-up

The annual Christmas light-up along Orchard Road will return on Nov 13 with both physical and virtual elements, as businesses along Singapore’s prime shopping belt hope for “a return to normalcy”. For seven weeks until Jan 2, Orchard…

I wanted a different space on my own’: Co-living spaces gaining ground in Singapore

Having worked from home for more than a year, Ms Cherie Lim was ready for a change of environment. The 26-year-old account executive in the software industry wanted to experience the independence of living apart from her parents…

Public sector 5G trials under way at Sentosa with autonomous road-sweeping trucks, augmented reality experiences

A first batch of public sector 5G trials at Sentosa have kicked off, with government agencies testing out projects such as autonomous road-sweeping trucks and AR educational games. Ten trials have started. “The testbed catalyses the public sector’s…

More COVID-19 safe management measures in Little India as Deepavali draws near

Additional COVID-19 safe mgmt measures will be put in place at Little India as more visitors are expected there in the run-up to Deepavali, said Singapore Tourism Board on Mon. These measures include blocking off a popular pedestrian…

Senior manager at Takashimaya jailed, fined for accepting bribes to cover up security guard shortage

A senior divisional manager at Takashimaya Singapore was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Tues for accepting bribes to cover up the issue of a security guard shortage. Chan Kuen Thong, 64, was also ordered to pay a…

Best Electricity becomes latest power provider to quit Singapore market

Best Electricity announced on Tues that it is exiting the Singapore market, becoming the third company to do so in a week. “Unexpected volatile conditions” in the energy market have made it “extremely difficult” to continue operations, it…

Singapore takes ‘extraordinary’ steps to safeguard energy supplies, with standby fuel facilities to be set up

Singapore will take several measures to safeguard its energy supplies amid global disruptions that have pushed prices up. On Tues, EMA laid out three pre-emptive measures, which include setting up standby fuel facilities for power gencos to draw…

92 people caught breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres during ‘stepped-up’ enforcement action: NEA

Enforcement action was taken against 92 people for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres over three days last week, said NEA on Tues. They were found gathering in groups of more than two, failing to keep to a…

Building greener: The sustainability payoff in real estate

The real estate sector has one of the highest carbon footprints of any industry. According to the UN’s Environment Programme, the building sector consumes around 40 per cent of the world’s energy. Building construction and operations also make…

Coroner flags importance of watching children at pools after 5-year-old who was left alone drowns

A coroner has reiterated the importance of paying attention to children at swimming pools, after a five-year-old girl who was left alone at a condominium pool drowned. Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam ruled the girl’s death a tragic misadventure on…

Electric motorcycles pick up speed in Singapore, but obstacles remain in mass adoption

Electric motorcycle numbers in Singapore look set to increase, though there are still hurdles in making their adoption here more widespread, observers say. A decade ago, there were eight electric motorcycles on the roads here, according to data…

Up Your Alley: Changi – coastal wildlife, an old hospital and an airport that people call a second home

Changi Airport is possibly the only airport in the world where generations of locals go to eat, drink, play, study and simply hang out. But fewer are familiar with its surroundings, apart from the foodie haunt that is…

Slightly more than half of migrant workers in Jurong dorm vaccinated or have verified status, says MOM

Fifty-five per cent of the migrant workers at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory have verified their vaccination status or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sat, MOM said. The remaining 45 per cent are pending verification or have…

Police investigating after man dies in incident at Punggol refuse chute compactor room

A 54-year-old man died on Sat following an incident at the central refuse chute compactor room of Blk 623C at Punggol Central. SCDF said it received a call for assistance at the block on Sat at about 8.15am.…

Home recovery concerns: Household spread of COVID-19 makes up ‘less than 10%’ of cases: MOH official

Even without having a room with an attached bathroom, those recovering from COVID-19 at home can mitigate the risk of infecting other household members, a doctor and a MOH official have assured. Most home recovery patients do not…

Sembcorp Marine apologises to workers at Jalan Tukang dormitory over food complaints

Sembcorp Marine on Fri apologised to about 1,400 of its workers at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory, who had complained about the lack of hygiene in the preparation and the quality of the food served by an external caterer.…

Changi Airport reopens arrival halls to family and friends of passengers

Family and friends of passengers arriving at Changi Airport from low-risk countries and regions can enter the arrival halls to greet them from Fri. Before this, they were only allowed to receive travellers from the terminal’s arrival pick-up…

Man charged with making false declaration in stay-home notice application

A Singapore PR was charged on Fri with making a false declaration in his application to opt out of serving his stay-home notice at a dedicated facility. Lu Yi Yin, 48, arrived in Singapore on Jul 14 this…

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