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2 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 3 outlets, 31 individuals fined

Two F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while three others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety regulations, MSE said on Fri. Thirty-one individuals were also fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches, including gathering in…

Some recovery in aviation sector expected in 2021 as some borders reopen: Ong Ye Kung

It is unrealistic to expect the pandemic-battered aviation industry to rebound quickly this year, but Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said that there would be some recovery as some borders reopen, facilitated by vaccinations and governments realising that…

Fares have to rise, operators must be more cost-efficient as taxpayers’ bill ‘cannot keep ballooning’: Ong Ye Kung

The Government will continue to subsidise rail and bus operations, but the bill to taxpayers “cannot keep ballooning”, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. Steps must be taken to manage the long-term financial sustainability of the…

48-year-old woman dies after fire at densely packed Ang Mo Kio flat

A 48-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out in a densely packed HDB flat in Ang Mo Kio on Fri morning. Her 20-year-old son was also hurt. SCDF said in a FB post that it was…

Junction 8 mall in Bishan, 2 community clubs in Ang Mo Kio among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Thurs added five more locations — among them two CCs in Ang Mo Kio— to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious…

Why Singapore needs engineering talents more than ever

The world celebrates World Engg Day on Thurs. This is an annual event that aims to pay tribute to and highlight engineers’ and engg achievements in our modern world and improve public understanding of how engg and technology…

19 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, sole community case is wife of previously diagnosed retiree

The wife of a retiree who was infected with the coronavirus earlier was the sole Covid-19 case in the community on Thurs, MOH said. The 81-year-old Singaporean woman was placed on quarantine on Mar 2 after she was…

A record 23 HDB resale flats sold for over S$1 million in February: SRX data

The number of HDB flats changing hands for above S$1 million in a single month hit a new record of 23 in Feb, according to flash data from SRX released on Thurs. Together with the 13 HDB resale…

S’pore to stop diesel car, taxi registrations, have 8 ‘EV-ready towns’ including Bedok, Punggol, Queenstown by 2025

Singapore will stop all new diesel car and taxi registrations from 2025, by which time eight towns will have EV charging points at all HDB car parks. And, by 2030, all new car and taxi registrations must be…

From setting emissions target to changing behaviour through procurement, public sector to lead S’pore’s green push

From hitting the peak of its carbon emissions by 2025 to encouraging sustainability through procurement and education, the public sector is set to take the lead in Singapore’s green push. A new initiative, dubbed GreenGov.SG, will contribute towards…

SingPass app could soon be used to verify age before buying alcohol from vending machines

While the SingPass app is usually associated with paying taxes or applying for public housing, residents may soon be able to use it to purchase alcohol from vending machines. Ascan, a fintech company that develops payment terminals such…

Hawker centres not falling in popularity, ‘foreign food’ not a concern, Amy Khor tells NCMP Leong Mun Wai

Hawker centres are not declining in popularity, and there is little reason to worry that local food will be overtaken by foreign food, said Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor on Thurs. She was responding to…

HDB pilot scheme to allow singles to apply for rental flats without having to look for a flatmate first

Singles looking to apply for public rental flats will soon no longer have to find a flatmate first, under a new pilot initiative to be launched by HDB later this year. Announcing the new scheme, Minister of State…

HDB flat eligibility, housing grant assessments and home loan application to be streamlined

Homebuyers looking to buy HDB flats will soon have to fill up just one single application online, instead of undergoing several separate procedures, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Thurs. The service, which will be available on the…

Coming soon: Phone alerts on neighbours’ renovation works, chatbot that sends feedback and complaints to relevant govt agency

Residents will soon be able to get phone alerts on potential inconveniences such as upcoming renovation works by neighbours in their block so that, if necessary, they can find alternative spots to work or rest. This was among…

S’pore’s electricity grid to be expanded, upgraded to cater for more electric vehicles: Tan See Leng

Singapore’s electricity grid will be expanded and upgraded as the Government encourages greater adoption of EVs, Dr Tan See Leng said on Thurs. The Second Minister for MTI said in Parliament: “It is, indeed, a function of supply…

Mustafa Centre, coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added five more locations to a list of public places visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Ang Mo Supermarket at Blk 407 Ang Mo Kio…

Fault causes platform screen doors at Braddell MRT Station to stay open as trains moved in and out

Platform screen doors at Braddell MRT Station malfunctioned for one-and-a-half hours on Wed evening, but it did not stop trains from running as per normal. The fault, which began at 5.10pm, required train operator SMRT to keep the…

3 suggestions to make Covid-19 vaccination centres more accessible to those with mobility issues

MOH has set up Covid-19 vaccination centres in CCs and other facilities across Singapore. However, based on my family’s experience, not all CCs are accessible to motorists who need to drop off wheelchair users getting their vaccines. One…

Tree failure incidents down almost 90% over past 20 years but not possible to prevent completely: Desmond Lee

The number of incidents of tree failure — the structural deterioration or breakage of any part of a tree — has tumbled by almost nine-fold over the last two decades, from 3,100 in 2000 to 339 in 2020,…

MOE reviewing Pri 1 registration framework to look at increasing spots for pupils living near school

MOE is looking at how to increase places for pupils registering for Pri 1 under Phase 2C of the registration framework, the phase set aside for those who live near the school. Right now, 20 places are reserved…

Large tree falls at Toh Yi condo; no injuries but residents’ homes and cars damaged

Mrs Ellen Woo was getting ready for bed close to 10pm on Mon, when she heard a loud crashing sound that jolted her from the bed. “It’s like hundreds of tonnes of bricks that impacted on the ground.…

Actor Terence Cao charged with breaching Covid-19 laws over birthday party held at his condo unit

Mediacorp actor Terence Cao was charged on Tues with flouting Covid-19 safe distancing rules over a birthday party held at his condominium unit last Oct. Another Mediacorp artiste, Jeffrey Xu, had posted a photograph on his IG Stories…

With ‘profound sadness’, The Substation announces decision to close permanently

More than three decades after it cemented itself as a fixture in Singapore’s indie arts scene, the curtains will soon fall on independent arts centre The Substation, which announced its permanent closure on Tues. It will vacate its…

12 imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 3 foreign domestic workers

In its update on the coronavirus situation here, MOH said that all of the cases had been placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon their arrival here and were tested while serving quarantine. They are one PR who…

S$90m upgrade for DSO biosafety lab to deal with threats worse than Covid-19: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore is upgrading the facilities at the DSO National Laboratories to the highest possible biosafety level, BSL-4, to deal with biological threats graver than Covid-19, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said. Mindef will be investing S$90 million into…

Going green and high-tech, construction sector draws youth who bring plans on paper to life

Ms Danilah Norahim’s curiosity about construction projects was piqued as a child when she went overseas with her family and got to see architectural marvels such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. After she graduated with a degree…

Penalties to be raised for reckless motorists at Silver, School Zones: Desmond Tan

To better protect elderly pedestrians, the penalties will be raised for motorists who commit offences at pedestrian crossings or endanger pedestrian safety at Silver Zones, with similar measures to be put in place to protect students at School…

Foreigner, S’pore PR first to be fined over 10-person gathering on yacht near Lazarus Island

A couple who partied with eight others on a yacht near Lazarus Island on Boxing Day last year breached Covid-19 laws and were fined S$3,000 each on Mon. Singapore PR Mark Lau San Mao, 30, and Briton Amy…

Digital payment options at ticket offices on the cards: TransitLink

We thank the writer for his feedback, “TransitLink ticket offices need to catch up with the times to offer digital and Nets payment modes”. We are actively exploring the introduction of more digital payment options at our ticket…

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