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Licence of pleasure craft suspended after group of people filmed ‘partying on yacht’ near Lazarus

A vessel that was chartered for a social gathering has been temporarily suspended from operating, after a group of people was filmed “partying on a yacht” near Lazarus Island last month. On Sat, MPA said that the pleasure…

Some Malaysia cargo drivers run into delays at Singapore checkpoints on 1st day of mandatory COVID-19 tests

Cargo drivers from Malaysia delivering essential goods to Singapore on Fri said they experienced delays at the land entry checkpoints, on the first day the Singapore government implemented mandatory COVID-19 tests. Drivers interviewed by CNA said they experienced…

The Dover Forest debate: Can nature and development co-exist in urbanised Singapore?

The balance between Singapore’s urban development and preservation of its natural environment is again catching the public’s attention with question marks hanging over the fate of two forested areas. Dover Forest, a 33ha site within Ulu Pandan that…

COVID-19 vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC starts with jabs for frontline workers

A vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC has started operations, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on his FB page on Thurs. “Yesterday was day 1, with 200 vaccinations for frontline workers,” said Mr Ong, who is a…

Amid COVID-19 challenges, the rise of home baking helps Phoon Huat to whisk up expansion plans

Baking, according to CEO of Phoon Huat, is an activity that brings “peace and happiness to the home”. “The aroma of cakes is the best flavour to make everybody at home smile,” said Mr Shuichi Sato. The 55-year-old…

Para-vet cluster: K-9 unit remains operational; only 1 COVID-19 case out of 95 officers tested, says SPF

The police K-9 unit remains operational following the emergence of a COVID-19 cluster linked to it in recent days, SPF said on Thurs. It said that a “special testing operation” was carried out by MOH after the first…

4 community cases among 38 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore; 1 imported case initially tested negative

Four community cases were among the 38 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Thurs, said MOH. Thirty-four cases were imported and of these, 33 had already been placed on stay-home notice. The remaining case,…

Man first to be jailed for spate of wire thefts from vacant school that cost S$480,000 in repairs

During the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”, a group of men conspired to enter a vacant school and dismantle wires, leaving them behind for another group to collect and transport for sale. Seven bags of wires were taken from the…

4 community cases among 40 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore, new cluster formed

Four community cases were among the 40 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Wed, said MOH. Thirty-six cases of the new cases were imported infections. Three of the four community cases worked at BS…

81-year-old man to be charged for operating unlicensed massage establishments

An 81-year-old man will be charged on suspicion of running two unlicensed massage establishments in Hougang and Aljunied, SPF said on Tues. The police were alerted to the case at a HDB block along Hougang St 21 on…

Condominium neighbours in court over woman’s alleged splashing of water, bouncing of basketball

A woman went on trial on Tues for allegedly abusive behaviour, such as repeatedly splashing water down into her first-floor neighbour’s condominium unit and deliberately bouncing a ball and causing “unreasonable noise”. Madam Helen Lim Hai Loon is…

Shangri-La Dialogue to resume this year with COVID-19 safety measures in place

The annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore will take place this year, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Mon, after a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organised by IISS, the defence summit draws delegates from dozens…

14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 community infections linked to police para-vet cluster

Singapore reported 14 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Mon, said MOH. Two cases are in the community and there are no new cases in foreign workers’ dormitories. Both community cases are linked to the police para-veterinarian…

Punggol housing block residents plagued by sanitary pad litterbug

Over the past few months, residents at a HDB block in Punggol Sapphire estate have grappled with high-rise litter in the form of used sanitary pads – strewn across the ground floor or even stuck to their window…

Man fined for cursing at NEA officer after being caught smoking in no-smoking zone

After being caught smoking in a no-smoking zone in Orchard Road, a man cursed at a NEA officer. Kenneth Tan Wei Liang, 31, was fined S$1,500 in court on Mon for using abusive words towards the officer at…

Installing CCTVs outside HDB flats is illegal, but more home owners are doing so, say merchants

Could you accept a neighbour monitoring your daily movements along the common corridor of an HDB block through the installation of a CCTV camera outside their home? That was a question posed on Jan 12 to the FB…

Public sector projects to drive bulk of construction sector’s recovery in 2021

Construction demand is expected to make a moderate recovery in 2021, largely supported by public sector demand, with a number of “major” infrastructure projects to be awarded this year, BCA said on Mon. BCA projected that S$23 billion…

30 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 in community, forming new cluster linked to para-vet

Two new community COVID-19 cases were reported on Sun, forming a new cluster linked to a SPF para-veterinarian. The two community cases were among Singapore’s 30 new COVID-19 infections reported as of noon on Sun, according to MOH.…

Singapore needs a new Smart Nation vision that doesn’t leave any citizen behind

In a special edition of the WEF annual report released on Dec 16, Singapore was listed as one of the digitally advanced countries well-placed to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was ranked sixth in…

Cherryloft resort fined, ordered to suspend bookings after 19 people found in adjoining units

A resort in Pasir Ris has been fined and ordered to suspend bookings after 19 people were found gathering, Singapore Tourism Board said on Sun. Cherryloft Resorts & Hotels, located at 159 Jalan Loyang Besar, was fined S$1,000…

3 SPF officers quarantined, 25 police dogs negative for COVID-19 after para-vet tested positive

Three SPF officers who were in close contact with the para-veterinarian who tested positive for COVID-19 have been quarantined, it said on Fri. The 25 police working dogs he interacted with in the two weeks before the onset…

Plant-based food innovation centre run by 2 Swiss companies to open in Singapore in April

Food manufacturers, start-ups and researchers looking to develop and test plant-based food products can turn to a new facility in Woodlands which will open in Apr. The facility is jointly set up by Swiss companies Buhler, which is…

BHG Singapore to launch Raffles City concept store at former Robinsons space

A new concept store opening at the end of this month will take over two floors of retail space vacated by Robinsons at Raffles City Shopping Mall. One Assembly, a “creative collaboration” with department store BHG, will feature…

British man, Singaporean fiancee charged after he breaches stay-home notice to meet her in hotel

A British national and his fiancee, a Singapore citizen, were charged on Fri after he breached stay-home notice requirements to spend time with her at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, where he was serving his notice. British national Skea Nigel,…

About 27,000 marine sector workers tested for COVID-19 in ‘one-time sweep’; vaccinations have started, says MPA

About 27,000 shore-based personnel were tested for COVID-19 in a “one-time sweep” between Jan 2 and 8, MPA said on Thurs, adding that all but one tested negative. “All have tested PCR-negative except for one person who was…

Surf’s up in Singapore: Rare waves at Changi draw surfers unable to travel for their sport

Just off the coast of Changi, a line of surfers and windsurfers were out catching the waves and the wind on a sunless Wed afternoon. While this spot near the NSRCC has been known to surfers in Singapore…

Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar to be held online on new digital platform due to COVID-19 outbreak

The annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar will continue to be held online this year, said PA on Wed. “In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, physical bazaars and trade fairs, which traditionally attract large crowds, will not…

Man given stern warning for trespassing into church and defacing Mother Mary statue

A man who trespassed into a church and defaced a statue of Mother Mary has been given a stern warning, with the prosecution withdrawing all charges against him. Race Koh Jun Xian, 38, was given a discharge amounting…

LTA to begin rolling out three-door double-deck buses in January

LTA said on Mo it would begin introducing three-door double-deck buses into Singapore’s public bus fleet from the end of the month. A total of 100 of these buses will be progressively added to the fleet over the…

Malaysians with Singapore PR can now apply for PCA scheme to travel home

Malaysia citizens who are PRs working in Singapore are now eligible to apply for the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) scheme. Applications to travel under the scheme open from Mon, said the High Commission of Malaysia last Fri. ICA…

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