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Briton allegedly failed to wear mask three times in public places in Singapore

A Briton who allegedly failed to wear a mask in public on three occasions during the pandemic has been charged in court with an offence under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act. Philip Richard Mockridge, a Singapore PR, is…

Thaipusam 2022: Devotees to be allowed to worship in groups of five

Devotees will be able to worship in groups of five at this year’s Thaipusam festivities which falls on Tues, although entry is limited to those who are fully vaccinated. Those who are medically ineligible for Covid-19 vaccines under…

Rescued cinereous vulture flies free on 3rd release attempt

Third time’s the charm. The rare cinereous vulture, the first of its species to have flown here, appears to have finally gone on its way from Singapore. It took flight when released on Mon afternoon. Experts continue to…

Security officer who stood in front of Bentley was focused on not letting it enter school

When security officer Neo Ah Whatt stood in front of the moving Bentley, he was only focused on one thing – do not let the car enter the school. Mr Neo, 62, who was on duty at the…

$30 million in rebates given out last year under EV early adoption incentive scheme

About $30 million in rebates were doled out last year to encourage car and taxi owners to switch to EVs, said Transport Minister S. Iswaran on Mon. A total of 1,636 electric cars and taxis registered in 2021…

Average of 560 yearly serious accidents involve cyclists on roads

An average of about 560 serious accidents involving cyclists on roads have been recorded yearly in the past five years. Meanwhile, the average number of serious accidents yearly on park connectors and cycling paths stands at about 90,…

Singapore must choose whether to impose restrictions for all, or only for unvaccinated

As Singapore braces itself for a new Covid-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant, it must choose whether to tighten social restrictions for everyone – or only for those who are more likely to strain the healthcare system.…

Four more pre-schools to be set up in Sengkang by end-2022 to meet demand

Sengkang will have four new pre-schools by the year end, with an additional 60 infant care and 400 childcare places on offer, said MSF on Mon. In a written reply to Mr Louis Chua (Sengkang GRC), it said…

Chute choked up at Canberra Crescent blocks due to ‘refuse collection problem’

Lurking cockroaches and used face masks among foul-smelling trash spilling out of rubbish chutes that were backed up to the third floor greeted some residents living in Canberra Crescent at their common corridors earlier this week. A SBTC…

Covid patients not eligible for home recovery can now do so with ‘virtual wards’

Some hospitals here have been setting up Covid-19 “virtual wards” so that those whose conditions are stable, but are ineligible for the home recovery programme, will also be allowed to recover from the comfort of their homes. These…

Rare cinereous vulture fails to fly after release attempt

The rare cinereous vulture found near Singapore Botanic Gardens remains in Singapore after it failed on Tues to take flight despite being assessed to be strong enough to do so. The migratory bird – Singapore’s first record of…

Migrant worker found guilty of role in running illegal dorm that caught fire in 2015

A construction worker involved in the running of an illegal dormitory, which caught fire in 2015, pleaded guilty to three charges on Tues including doing paid work without a valid pass and the unauthorised development of land. Another…

Air-con compressor catches fire in Hougang, 30 people evacuated

A fire broke out at a senior activity centre in Hougang Ave 3 on Mon night, and more than 30 people had to be evacuated from their flats. According to a report by Lianhe Zaobao, the origin of…

In-person CCAs across levels resume in schools

Students in pri and sec schools, JCs and centralised institutes will be allowed to play with their classmates during breaks in groups of up to five while wearing masks, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tues. In-person…

Dogs and lone otter get into a scrape at canal

Perhaps envious of all the attention otters have been getting in Singapore recently, a pack of wild dogs spotted a lone otter and attempted to take a bite of it. The 45-second clip of the showdown in a…

Lunchtime queues return to CBD as curbs ease to allow more employees in the office

The lunchtime queue is back at CBD on Mon as employees streamed into offices on the first working day after the easing of workplace restrictions. Mr Jeremy Foo, founder of public relations agency Elliot & Co, told ST:…

AVS investigating case of cat abuse; man arrested

AVS is investigating the case of a stray cat that was allegedly smashed against the wall of a void deck at Blk 645 Ang Mo Kio in the wee hours of Mon. A man was arrested on Wed…

Ultraman’s new ally – our own Merliger

And finally, he’s here, the biggest of the big cats, not lion, tiger or even liger, but the Merliger. He emerges from the sea when Ultraman, our guest superhero-in-residence, faces off against three monsters. This happens in the…

Fernvale residents still keeping cockroaches, worms and birds at corridors a year later

Residents at Blk 468B Fernvale Link have been keeping cockroaches, worms and birds along the corridors for more than a year now. The situation had been going on for months when Stomper D first highlighted the matter on…

14 active facilities set up for close contacts of Covid-19 cases, 12 more to be converted if needed: MOH

Singapore is planning to nearly double the number of designated facilities for close contacts of Covid-19 cases if needed, in preparation for a possible surge in infections due to the Omicron variant. There are 14 active designated facilities…

Curry and rubbish thrown down Sumang Lane, attracting pests

Persistent high-rise littering at his block has been keeping a Punggol resident up at night. Stomper T, who stays in a one-room rental flat at Blk 223A Sumang Lane, said the situation has been going on since Mar.…

Fishing community cultivates good habits to protect environment

Even before casting the first line, 16-year-old recreational fisherman Benjamin Brighton would patrol the jetty, pick up litter and discarded fish, and keep an eye out for lines and hooks left behind. The UWC student has been doing…

ICA to enhance processes at Woodlands Checkpoint from Jan 2022

More than 35,000 trips have been made to and from Singapore and Malaysia via the Woodlands Checkpoint since border measures were eased, with plans to enhance processes to make journeys safer. From next month, manual immigration counters at…

Acres: Stop using glue traps for rat control, it’s killing other animals too

Glue traps are considered an unethical way to trap pests and rodents by Acres who have urged members of the public and pest control companies to look for more humane alternatives. Although legal and cheap, glue traps do…

Teen who did backflip in rhino pen gets reformative training

A youth caught on video doing a backflip inside a white rhinoceros enclosure at the Singapore Zoo last year was on Mon sentenced to undergo reformative training for at least a year. This means that he will be…

Cyclist collides into jogger along park connector

A jogger was sent tumbling after a cyclist collided into him along a park connector. A video of the incident was shared on Singapore Silly Cyclists’ YouTube page. It is unclear where or when this happened. The cyclist…

Man charged after allegedly throwing bicycle from Punggol HDB block

A 23-year-old Singaporean man was charged in court last Sat, after he allegedly threw a bicycle from a HDB block in Punggol. A. Harinthear is accused of one count of committing a rash act, according to court documents.…

Housewarming party or illegal KTV, asks neighbour

An apartment in The Plaza on Beach Road is the focus of a series of videos that have been shared on TikTok by an unhappy neighbour. In one of the videos seen by TNP, the TikTok user shares…

Get creative with this epic mural in Chinatown

Chinatown has just got a three-storey mural that cries out for viewers to get creative with it. It is the work of Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong, 52, whose other murals include smaller ones in Boon Keng Road…

Kaws exhibition organiser starts defamation proceedings against The Ryan Foundation, directors

AllRightsReserved (ARR), organiser of last month’s Kaws:Holiday exhibition in Singapore, has started defamation proceedings against The Ryan Foundation (TRF) and its directors Ryan Su and Adrian Chan. ARR, a Hong-Kong based creative studio, said on Tues that it…

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