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Chinatown Complex reopens to few visitors after closure

Most stalls remained shuttered and patrons were sparse at Chinatown Complex on Thurs morning after it reopened following a closure of 3½ days. The cluster has since grown to 197 cases as at Wed, most of whom are…

Deepavali festivities to feature light-up, TikTok dance challenge

Deepavali celebrations starting next week will have something for everyone even as festivities take place for a second year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Lisha will kick off its Deepavali 2021 line-up of online and hybrid activities on Sept…

Families worried about clusters at residential care homes

She used to visit her father every day at lunchtime after he was warded at Ren Ci Nursing Home in Ang Mo Kio in July. But that routine ended when in-person visits to all residential care homes were…

22 of 75 reports made against SDAs, EOs were substantiated: Minister

In the first eight months of this year, the authorities received 75 reports related to the conduct of SDAs and 17 related to safe distancing EOs. Of these cases, 22 were found to be substantiated, mostly for rude…

Go-Ahead suspending five bus services due to manpower shortage

Bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore is suspending five bus services from Wed due to manpower shortage amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension is temporary and the services are either express or city direct services, the company said in a…

Report filed after woman pulls down safe distance ambassador’s mask

A police report was lodged after a woman allegedly pulled down a SDA’s mask on Sat night at MBS. In a series of videos shared on social media, a woman and a man appear to be in a…

Five MRT stations to use video analytics to boost security

Unattended luggage and commuters without a mask can soon be automatically detected by a video analytics system used by public transport operator SBST. The system will be rolled out at five MRT interchange stations – Outram Park, Chinatown,…

World War II museum in Kent Ridge Park reopens on Thursday

Never-before-seen footage of wartime hero Adnan Saidi is now part of an immersive exhibition at the revamped Reflections at Bukit Chandu that brings to life the valour of the Malay Regiment during World War II. After three years…

Bukit Batok rooftop community garden allowed to stay

He breathed a huge sigh of relief when he found out that the beloved rooftop garden at a Bukit Batok carpark is here to stay. On Aug 23, retired coffee shop worker Chng Rui Feng, 70, was heartbroken…

Lactation pods pilot test to be set up across Sentosa

Come the end of the year, five lactation pods for breastfeeding mothers will be set up across Sentosa. It is a pilot test for the pods, which are freestanding booths for breastfeeding mothers to express milk or breastfeed…

Clock is ticking down on carpark garden oasis in Bukit Batok

For as long as they have been living there, the top two levels of the eight-storey carpark have always been empty. Little by little, starting in 2004, residents from blks 383 to 395 at Bukit Batok West Ave…

Most companies expect hybrid work arrangements to stay

Singapore eased more Covid-19 restrictions today, giving companies the green light to bring more staff back to the office and doubling capacity limits for events with fully vaccinated attendees. Even so, most employers – including Singapore’s largest, the…

S’pore to keep eye on cases as it works to reopen borders: Gan

As Singapore works to reopen its borders for business and leisure travel, it expects the number of Covid-19 infections to rise, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong yesterday. The country will keep a close eye on the situation…

Bruised, battered nightlife outlets hope for a reprieve

Once a glamorous and boisterous industry that entertained tourists and locals alike as they relaxed, mingled and let their hair down, Singapore’s club and bar scene has taken a battering since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic here…

More people dissatisfied with cleanliness at food outlets: Survey

More people are dissatisfied with the cleanliness of food outlets, but it appears some patrons are not contributing enough to keep the places clean. A survey conducted by SMU showed that fewer than half of the respondents had…

Singapore on track to ease curbs: Experts

Singapore is on track to further ease its Covid-19 measures this week, experts say, as more people are vaccinated and there are adequate healthcare resources to care for those with severe infections. Dr Noel Yeo, COO for healthcare…

Little risk to commuters at Sengkang, Bishan bus interchanges: Experts

Infectious disease experts say there is little risk to commuters being infected with Covid-19 when passing through the Bishan and Sengkang bus interchanges, where new clusters were detected recently. This is especially if they maintain measures such as…

ICU capacities at hospitals unlikely to be overwhelmed: Expert

Serious Covid-19 cases are unlikely to overwhelm the ICU capacity in Singapore, as hospitals work to strike a balance between the needs of severe coronavirus cases and other critical care patients. In an interview with ST, Professor Dale…

12 new hawker stalls and restaurants on Bib Gourmand list

Making it to the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list this year is a bright spot in this pandemic for Madam Jenny Yeong and her family, who run Fei Fei Roasted Noodle at Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre.…

First case in Westlite Juniper cluster detected on July 24

The first Covid-19 case linked to the currently active Westlite Juniper dormitory cluster was detected on July 24 through rostered routine testing, MOM said yesterday. The cluster comprised 48 cases as at yesterday. It was announced on July…

Severe penalty for using someone else’s vaccine cert: Minister

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung has warned against using another person’s vaccination certificate in order to dine at restaurants, saying the authorities are aware this is happening. In a FB post yesterday, Mr Ong said: “The authorities will…

Gym-goers pumped up with return of mask-off activities

There were happy, sweaty faces at gyms and fitness studios yesterday as these facilities were allowed to resume mask-off, high-intensity activities in groups of up to five after Covid-19 measures were eased. As strenuous indoor exercise classes and…

Trekking in Clementi Forest is no walk in the park

Certain spots in Clementi Forest are known for their natural beauty, and with the Covid-19 pandemic curbing a number of activities, many people are spending their free time going on hikes in the area to enjoy the outdoors,…

Recyclers have duty to save at least 50% of raw materials from e-waste

Recyclers here have a duty to recover at least 50 per cent of raw materials from the e-waste they receive each year. While the weight of the raw materials salvaged from batteries must be at least 50 per…

Measures for indoor, mask-off activities to ease from Tuesday

With most strenuous indoor activities halted since phase 2 (heightened alert) measures kicked in on July 22, communications manager Eveline How’s workout sessions with her personal trainer have moved online or outdoors. However, the new arrangement has not…

Inclusivity, accessibility are key issues in public housing: Minister

With the housing market reflecting growing income inequality here, Singapore needs to think more deeply about how to keep public housing inclusive and accessible to all, Second Minister for MND Indranee Rajah said yesterday. She also said the…

Stallholders lament thin crowds as Chong Pang Market reopens

It was a markedly quiet morning at Chong Pang Market, one of Singapore’s most popular wet markets, as it reopened on Thurs after a two-week closure. While the neighbourhood centre outside was bustling with activity, stallholders lamented the…

Crowds thin out as visitor ban kicks in at hospitals

Crowds were seen at several local hospitals on Thurs, the first day of the barring of visits to hospital wards islandwide, but most were there for outpatient treatment. ST observed only a few people at the ward registration…

No cross deployment of dorm staff, says Westlite spokesman

Five days after MOH said a Covid-19 cluster had formed at Westlite Juniper Dormitory, it announced another cluster at Westlite Mandai Dormitory on Sun. Responding to queries from TNP, a spokesman for Westlite Accommodation said investigations are under…

Hawkers who had to close stalls ask for easier access to grants

Some food sellers just emerging from their two-week quarantine are calling for easier access to financial compensation, having had to throw away much of their fresh ingredients and lost significant revenue due to mandated stall closures. They said…

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