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People now more willing to follow safe management measures: Survey

The pandemic has gone on longer than most people anticipated, but many are more willing to follow safe mgmt measures than a year ago, a new poll has revealed. The survey of 1,000 people aged 16 and above…

Trial to pedestrianise roads receives mixed reaction from residents

When she speaks to residents living near Kampung Admiralty, Sembawang GRC MP Mariam Jaafar never fails to ask about a 200m stretch of road that has sparked some contention in her ward. In a six-month trial that began…

3-hour NEL disruption traced to power fault

A power fault led to a three-hour-long disruption between Serangoon and Punggol stations on NEL yesterday. Train services came to a halt between the two stations at about 7am, and resumed after repairs were completed at 9.53am. Services…

New NKF dialysis centre opens at Toa Payoh West Community Club

Residents in Toa Payoh West requiring kidney dialysis will now be able to conveniently go for treatment closer to their homes. The new Seck Hong Choon-NKF dialysis centre, located on the third storey of Toa Payoh West CC,…

Sembawang residents harvest vegetables for the needy

A second batch of vegetables was harvested and given to needy residents living in Sembawang GRC under its Gardens Give Back programme on Sun. The programme, which was first launched on Feb 28, sees residents take turns to…

Guidelines to help local farms ensure clean and green produce

New guidelines to help local farms ensure the production of clean and green local produce were launched yesterday. They are meant to assure consumers that produce from local vegetable farms is fresh, free from synthetic pesticides, and grown…

Boy, 11, starts journey to net zero lifestyle

It is never too late – or early – to adopt a net zero lifestyle, which reduces or eliminates carbon emission that causes global warming. Joshua Goh, 11, was introduced to it last Dec through a chance meeting…

Retiree, 75, ordered to clear his secret garden in forest

For the past 10 years, it has been his secret hideaway, an oasis away from Singapore’s urban sprawl. What began as a small seating area tucked away in a forest in Choa Chu Kang soon became a gardening…

Free groceries for needy Boon Lay residents at community shop

For Madam Hu Pei Ling, a 77-year-old who lives alone, the opening of Community Shop @ Boon Lay yesterday near her residence is something she has been looking forward to. Situated at Blk 176 Boon Lay Drive within…

PAB, PMD fires down to 68 last year but concerns remain

When the battery of his PAB exploded in his bedroom on July 22 last year, Mr Adam had fortunately gone to the toilet. “I was very lucky that day… If God did not help me, I would have…

CNY Covid measures effective, but let’s not ease up now: Experts

The enhanced restrictions put in place for CNY last month may have helped control the spread of Covid-19 here during the festive period, but experts stress that people must remain vigilant. The multi-ministry task force had reason to…

Ground-up road safety efforts vital as more take up cycling: Minister

With more people taking up cycling amid the pandemic, being on the ground to engage cyclists and other road and path users on safety has become even more important, Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim…

People feeding wildlife doing more harm than good: Experts

They may do it with the best of intentions, but people who feed wild animals are contributing to the rise of “beast versus man” encounters in Singapore. Recent incidents, such as the wild boar rampage in Punggol and…

Studies done to manage boar distribution: NParks

NParks carries out population surveys and research studies to understand the distribution of wild boars throughout Singapore’s nature areas. Dr Adrian Loo, group director of wildlife mgmt at NParks, said: “Such studies enable us to closely monitor the…

NKF’s oldest dialysis centre in west of Singapore gets new look

NKF’s oldest dialysis centre in the west of Singapore has got a new look, thanks to a $2m donation from Lew Foundation. Located at Blk 326 Clementi Ave 5, the refurbished centre now has 30 dialysis stations, up…

Students can get TraceTogether tokens from their schools by end-March

Students here who are still without TraceTogether tokens can collect them from their schools by the end of this month. According to an update on MOE website, pri, sec, JC and Millennia Institute students who have not collected…

‘Extreme’ UV levels on Saturday no cause for concern: Experts

UV radiation here hit extreme levels during a three-hour period on Sat. Experts, however, have assured the public that there is nothing to be concerned about. From 11.45am to 2.45pm, UV radiation was in the Extreme level and…

Construction work begins on long-awaited Hume MRT station

Construction work has begun to set up Hume Station in Bukit Timah ahead of its planned opening by 2025. Most of the work will be done at night after train services have stopped as the station is on…

Jurong to get five more vending machines to boost recycling

Residents in the Jurong area will have more vending machines offering vouchers in exchange for plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans. Every 40 cans or 25 bottles deposited will result in 550 Grab reward points, the equivalent of…

Plant ionisers, air filters can curb droplet transmission: Study

Researchers looking at ways to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission have found that plants, natural fibre ionisers and air filters are effective in reducing aerosol concentrations in the air, and can take safe mgmt to the next…

Condo residents spooked after video shows wild boar entering premises

They had heard and read about the wild boar attacks at nearby Punggol Walk last Sat and were already concerned. When a video of a wild boar running into the condo’s premises started circulating later, a number of…

Wild boar drags woman for a metre in Punggol attack

A woman armed with an umbrella teamed up with two men to rescue another woman who was being attacked by a wild boar in Punggol last Sat evening. Even as they tried to beat it away, the animal…

Company director dies after falling through floor opening in house being renovated

A construction firm director died last week after he fell through an opening in the floor of a semi-detached house that was undergoing A&A works. The 53-year-old Singapore PR was overseeing construction work at the two-storey house located…

‘Monstrous’ fish at MacRitchie Reservoir identified as non-native alligator gar

The carcass of a “monstrous” fish spotted at MacRitchie Reservoir on Sun is the latest sighting of an alien species here. It was identified as an alligator gar. The fish, native to North America, can grow to a…

Vehicle tax structure to be revised to make it easier to buy EVs

More electric car incentives are on the way as the Government speeds up towards the phasing-out of vehicles running purely on fuels here. As part of the inter-ministerial Singapore Green Plan 2030 announced yesterday, the Government said it…

Public transport ridership falls in 2020, trains hardest hit

Public transport ridership fell last year as expected, a slide that broke a trend of consecutive rises in the previous 15 years. LTA said yesterday that average daily ridership for buses and trains fell by 34.5 per cent…

Singaporeans to lead greener lives with Green Plan 2030

Singaporeans look set to lead much greener lives by 2030, with new sustainability initiatives launched to change the way they work, study and play. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, released by five ministries yesterday, will chart the country’s…

CNY dinner woes as eateries forced to shut for breaking Covid rules

Families looking forward to a CNY reunion dinner at five Chinese restaurants were probably sent scrambling yesterday when they found out the eateries had been ordered to close after breaching safe mgmt measures. One customer said on FB…

Long queues at Lim Chee Guan after it opens stores for walk-ins

Long queues formed outside Lim Chee Guan’s Chinatown and Jewel Changi Airport outlets on Tues morning as shoppers rushed to do some last-minute shopping for bak kwa. Some joined the queues as early as 8am, although the outlets…

ITE to offer subsidised courses on flying drones

Drone enthusiasts can soon take up courses at ITE, the first and only public education institution here to be allowed to teach drone courses and certify flyers – at subsidised rates. These classes, which range from seven hours…

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