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Trial to pedestrianise parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty

From next month, a stretch of road next to Kampung Admiralty will be temporarily closed off to cars and other private vehicles as part of a trial to repurpose road lanes as footpaths, pedestrianised streets or cycling paths.…

Hundreds of lanterns to light up Chinatown ahead of Chinese New Year

Celebrations to usher in an auspicious CNY will begin this Sat in Chinatown, with the area getting illuminated by hundreds of lanterns. Festivities are expected to be muted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but there will still…

No dragon dances, fewer lion dances to welcome Year of the Ox

There will be fewer dancing animals to welcome the Year of the Ox. Dragon dances are cancelled and lion dancers cannot perform at many public spaces this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. These are among stricter infection…

Collision with bike leaves girl, 8, needing eye surgery

An eight-year-old girl was left with a pair of broken spectacles and a bleeding eye after she was allegedly hit by a food delivery rider on a bicycle on Fri last week. The accident happened as the pupil…

Some barbecue pits and camping sites to reopen on Wednesday

Barbecue pits and camping sites in parks here will reopen for use on Wed. Applications for permits restarted last Wed. As of 2pm on Fri, 14 camping permits and 29 barbecue pit permits have been issued, NParks said.…

Covid-19 vaccination centres to be opened soon

Covid-19 vaccination centres that allow a large number of people to be vaccinated daily will be ready soon, and shots will be given at polyclinics and GP clinics, said the country’s chief health scientist, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan.…

Residents to be hired to help care for neighbourhood gardens

Those with green fingers may soon be employed on a part-time basis to help landscaping works in neighbourhood gardens. Such opportunities will be part of about 1,000 new and upgraded jobs which NParks aims to create over the…

Malls may face entry limits if they slip up on crowd management

As clampdowns on businesses and individuals breaching safe-distancing measures continue, shopping malls are no exception to scrutiny. Entry restrictions may be imposed on malls that face crowd mgmt issues even as more visitors are allowed in under phase…

Surge in orders causes Lim Chee Guan website crash

Shortly after Lim Chee Guan launched its CNY pre-order website yesterday, the online traffic hit an unprecedented high. Official announcements posted on its social media platforms indicated that the website will remain inaccessible for today as steps are…

Haidilao family buys freehold good class bungalow for $42 million

The family of Singapore’s richest billionaire, co-founder of Sichuan hotpot chain Haidilao, is buying a freehold good class bungalow (GCB) in Gallop Road at the highest price psf for the area. According to documents seen by ST, the…

Tough to act on smoking near windows and balconies at home

Investigating the offence of a person being naked at home cannot be compared to enforcing against smoking near windows and at balconies of homes, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Mon. “One can smell smoke even without having…

No lengthy queues outside Lim Chee Guan outlets this CNY

For the first time in Lim Chee Guan’s history, there will not be long or overnight queues outside its bak kwa outlets this CNY season. From today, customers can place orders on its website for all barbecued items…

KTV outlets may now opt to be exempted from Covid-19 test

Selected karaoke outlets may be allowed to reopen without their customers needing to take a Covid-19 swab test as part of the pilot programme, says MHA. But these outlets must observe a different set of rules such as…

Dec 31 closure of Charlie Brown Cafe marks end of dream for co-founder

Dec 31 does not just mark the end of the year for Mr Lawrence Lim but the end of his big business dream too. It is the last day of operation for Charlie Brown Cafe at Cineleisure Orchard,…

Singapore Sports Hub eyes more and bigger events next year

The year 2020 may have changed the live sports viewing experience significantly, but it has also offered the Singapore Sports Hub valuable lessons and belief as it adapts to the Covid-19 era. In its year-end review, Sports Hub…

No more time limit at public libraries on weekdays

People will be able to spend more time in public libraries from next Mon, as part of the phase three reopening. On weekdays, there will no longer be a time limit in the National Library, public libraries, NAS…

Show-flat for assisted-living public housing opens ahead of schedule

A show-flat for Singapore’s first assisted-living public housing is now open at HDB Hub, a week ahead of schedule. On Tues, seniors who visited the show-flat told ST that they were attracted to the new concept, which allows…

Public use of schools’ sports facilities extended to March 14

The public use of selected school sports facilities on weekends under the Dual-Use Scheme (DUS) has been extended to Mar 14, MCCY Minister Edwin Tong announced in a FB post yesterday. With Singapore entering Phase 3 of its…

Teens in animal cruelty probe over use of frogs in foosball

A group of teens are being investigated after they allegedly played foosball using live frogs. A video of the incident, which surfaced online over the weekend, shows the unidentified teens unboxing about a dozen live frogs in a…

More celebs may be in trouble over large gathering at private home

A day after Ah Boys To Men actor Maxi Lim and influencer Lizy Teo’s wedding reception came into focus for potential Covid-19 breaches, more celebrities may be in hot water. Mediacorp artistes Jeffrey Xu, Shane Pow, Terence Cao…

Ah Boys actor’s wedding faces probe for Covid-19 breaches

As the Covid-19 pandemic worsened in Mar, Ah Boys To Men star Maxi Lim postponed his wedding reception, writing on IG that it was “the most socially responsible thing to do”. But when he and his wife, influencer…

Our Tampines Hub gets IOC honour

Our Tampines Hub (OTH) was presented with the 2019 IOC Trophy (Sport and Sustainable Architecture) by SNOC on Mon, adding to its collection of accolades. The IOC has been handing out awards in accordance with themes based on…

Patrons bid farewell as Robinsons closes flagship store at The Heeren

When the last customers left Robinsons’ outlet at The Heeren at 2pm on Wed, the doors closed on the flagship store of an iconic 162-year-old department store. Earlier in the day, the store was open to customers between…

Relaxed rules set to boost sales, but border reopening is key

The move to relax restrictions and enter phase three of the economy’s reopening on Dec 28 was welcomed by businesses, with those in retail, restaurants and the tourism sector hopeful of a boost to sales and footfall by…

Worker dies in workplace accident after sheet pile falls on him

A 29-year-old Bangladeshi worker at a LTA construction site beside the Changi MRT depot died yesterday morning after a workplace accident. MOM said the latest accident occurred in Koh Sek Lim Road, which runs into the Changi MRT…

At Golden Mile, some are still partying like there’s no Covid-19

Most people in Singapore have been disciplined in the fight against Covid-19 by observing safe distancing measures and adapting to changes amid the new normal. But an underground scene appears to have taken root in some places where…

Newton pre-school that saw outbreak of salmonella and stomach flu closes kitchen after more kids fall sick

The pre-school in Newton that saw an outbreak of salmonella and stomach flu has closed its kitchen temporarily as eight more children have fallen ill since Wed last week. This brings the total number of infected children to…

Staycation frenzy leads to check-in delays at hotels

They were there to relax and unwind, using their SingapoRediscovers vouchers for their hotel staycations over the weekend. But many ended up waiting for hours to check-in at hotel lobbies on Sat due to the huge crowds. Among…

Cracks on Jalan Besar shophouse pillars raise concern

Large cracks across 10 pillars at an old shophouse in Jalan Besar have caused passers-by to worry for their safety, compelling one person to make two police reports about the building. Parts of the house at 45 Syed…

More people allowed for services at some places of worship

More people will be able to attend congregational and other worship services, as some religious organisations have increased their capacity limit to 250 people. At least four churches ST contacted are welcoming between 150 and 250 worshippers, up…

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