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‘Questions’ must be answered before any decision on circuit breaker: Ong Ye Kung

Several “questions” must be answered in the coming days before the government decides whether it is necessary to impose another circuit breaker (CB), said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Sun evening. He was asked why authorities did…

Sheng Siong Bukit Batok 440 outlet closed after employee infected with COVID-19

Sheng Siong’s Bukit Batok 440 outlet was closed on Sun after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier. The supermarket chain said that its store at Blk 440 Bukit Batok Ave 8 will be closed for…

Full home-based learning for students in primary, secondary schools, JCs from Wednesday

All primary, sec, JC and Millennia Institute (MI) students including those from the Special Education schools will shift to full HBL from Wed until the end of the term on 28 May, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said…

COVID-19: 271 imported cases from S Asia over past 28 days, B1617 variant a global problem – MOH

The number of imported cases from South Asia over the past 28 days was 271, with half of them being Singaporeans or PRs, MOH said on Sat. Of the 271 cases, 50.2 per cent were Singaporeans or PRs,…

COVID-19: Entry at malls, places of worship and others to be tightened

New entry restrictions at various public places in Singapore such as places of worship and shopping malls will be in place from Sun to 13 June amid a surge in community cases in Singapore. Making the announcement at…

COVID-19 restrictions: No dining-in allowed amid spike in community cases

From this Sun till 13 June, only takeaway and delivery options will be allowed for all dine-in F&B establishments, including hawker centres and food courts, as Singapore tightens restrictions amid a recent spike in COVID-19 community cases. “Dine-in…

COVID-19: Social gathering size to be cut to 2 per group, work from home default

The permissible group size for distinct visitors per household and social gatherings will be cut from five to two persons, said MTF on Fri, amid a spike in community cases. Individuals should continue to limit their overall number…

Diners who fail to clear tables at hawker centres may face $300 fine from 1 Sept: NEA

Be prepared to be fined $300 if you do not clear your dirty tray, crockery and litter at a table after a meal at any hawker centre from 1 Sept. To help diners familiarise themselves and adjust, there…

‘Virulent’ mutant virus ‘broke through’ Changi Airport defences: Ong Ye Kung

Despite the best efforts of Changi Airport workers, of whom more than 90 per cent have been vaccinated, a “very virulent” variant of COVID-19 “broke through” the layers of defence at the aviation hub, said Transport Minister Ong…

Immediate: 21-day SHN at dedicated facilities for travellers with 21-day history to Vietnam

All travellers entering Singapore who have a travel history in the past 21 days to Vietnam will be required to serve a 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), at dedicated SHN facilities, with immediate effect. On Thurs night, MOH said…

Lease dispute could mean lights out for Singapore’s ‘Nox Dine in the Dark’

A Singapore restaurant where diners eat in pitch darkness is at risk of closing due to a landlord dispute. The mgmt behind Nox Dine in the Dark on Beach Road prepared fans for the worst, announcing today that…

CAAS debunks video showing flight from South Asia to Changi Airport on 5 May

CAAS on Thurs debunked a video posted on social media that reportedly showed a group of passengers arriving from South Asia at Changi Airport T1 a day earlier. The video, published on the Singapore Incidents FB page on…

Now serving: 60+ Malay, Indonesian dishes at former Singapore palace

You can now feast like Malay royalty at a new buffet restaurant housed in a former palace. Located at the Gedung Kuning (Yellow Mansion) in the Kampong Glam cultural district, Permata’s executive chef Firdauz Nasir whips up more…

The Banana Leaf Apolo fined $10,000 for breaches of COVID-19 rules

The Banana Leaf Apolo was fined $10,000 on Wed after a company representative admitted to accepting a booking for 40 persons for a birthday celebration, in violation of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures. The popular restaurant’s outlet at Little…

COVID-19: Second Circuit Breaker not ruled out amid ‘Phase 2’ steps – MTF

The authorities are not ruling out the possibility of a second Circuit Breaker, even as they announced tighter restrictions on Tues to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid a rise in the number of community cases. Asked by…

Travellers with recent visit to all but 7 countries and regions to serve 21-day SHN

All travellers with recent travel history to higher risk countries and regions, and who are arriving in Singapore from 7 May, 11.59pm, will be required to serve 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), the multi-ministerial taskforce on COVID-19 said on…

COVID-19: Social gatherings in Singapore cut to 5 persons, workplace attendance at 50% from 8-30 May

Social gatherings will be capped at five persons per group, down from eight persons allowed currently, while workplace capacity will be cut from the current 75 per cent to 50 per cent, as part of additional measures to…

Mandatory TraceTogether check-ins at venues brought forward to 17 May

The mandatory use of TraceTogether-only Safe Entry (TT-only SE) will be brought forward to 17 May across all venues that experience a higher throughput of visitors or where persons are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged…

The Fat Kid Bakery brings sourdough bomboloni, brownies to first physical store in Ang Mo Kio

A much-talked-about baker is taking her business to the next level by moving out of her home and into her first physical bakery in Ang Mo Kio. Famously known for her stuffed bomboloni and chocolatey brownies, Ariel Tang,…

COVID-19: TTSH stops admitting new patients from 4 May

The hospital at the heart of a growing cluster of COVID-19 infections involving patients and staff on Tues said that it will cease admitting new patients. In a FB post on Tues morning, TTSH said, “We seek your…

Mall shops, places of worship linked to TTSH cluster to close for 2 days

All public places visited by COVID-19 cases in TTSH cluster, including places of worship and those in at least nine malls, will be closed for two days for cleaning and to facilitate the testing of staff there for…

Singapore bars non-residents with recent travel in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to, or transited in, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be barred from entering or transiting through Singapore from 11.59pm on Sat. On Fri, MOH said border…

‘Not possible to do business at all,’ owner says of closing Orchard Towers’ Baliba

Being branded a COVID-19 hotspot and high rental fees were big reasons why a Bali-themed bar at Orchard Towers decided to throw in the towel after 15 years. The mgmt behind the Baliba Pub and Cafe said today…

Delivery rider fined for colliding into back of pedestrian, causing fracture

A GrabFood delivery rider who collided into the back of a pedestrian after trying and failing to avoid the impact was fined $2,000 on Fri. Heer Weng Kong, 28, had been looking at his phone. He only noticed…

COVID-19: No visitors in TTSH wards after five test positive

No visitors will be allowed into TTSH wards after a fully vaccinated nurse and four others were found to be positive and preliminarily positive respectively for COVID-19. In a FB post on Thurs afternoon, TTSH announced further tightening…

Orchard Towers’ Baliba shuts its doors for good

A long-running nightclub institution bid farewell yesterday to its home in the infamous Orchard Towers entertainment hub. Baliba Pub and Cafe, which hosted frequent and elaborate parties before the pandemic hit, announced yesterday it was closing the stage…

Woman behind racist videos had YouTube channel removed, property firm terminated ‘associate’

The woman at the centre of a police investigation for making allegedly racist remarks in her YouTube videos has had her channel on the video platform and employment terminated. Tan Beow Hiong’s channel, uploaded by user “Beow Tan”,…

Iko brings all-out modern Japanese dining to Neil Road

A contemporary restaurant with a fresh take on Japanese dining has opened at food haven Tanjong Pagar. Iko Restaurant and Bar has brought its version of Japanese cuisine to Neil Road with six categories of food including chargrilled…

COVID-19: Actor Terence Cao to plead guilty over 13-person gathering at his house

Local actor Terence Cao will be pleading guilty to his charge of permitting 12 individuals to enter his house for a birthday celebration in Oct last year, his lawyer told the court on Tues. Cao’s lawyer, S S…

Jail for woman who shopped via Geylang Serai Market barricade during Phase 2

A Singaporean woman who wanted to buy items from outside the barricade of Geylang Serai market during Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening was spotted by a SDA. Instead of heeding the instructions of the SDA to stop,…

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