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Bukit Merah market stallholders worry about lost income as COVID-19 testing starts for cluster

Stallholders at the temporarily shuttered 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are worried about losing income, MP Joan Pereira (PAP-Tanjong Pagar) told reporters on Mon. She said that while the stallholders understand the need for these…

2 new COVID-19 clusters, including Bukit Merah View market; 10 new community infections reported

Singapore reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Sun, including two unlinked infections. Eight were linked to previous cases. Two new clusters were identified, with one involving cases linked to Bukit Merah View…

Foreign labour shortages in construction sector is a wake-up call for change

For a long time, Singapore’s strategy of augmenting its workforce with a large pool of low-skilled foreign labour had served it well. It made economic sense: Focus on what we are good at, build a high-skilled educated workforce,…

Scheme to help F&B businesses provide delivery services, go online has helped 10,000 so far; extended by 1 month

A scheme to help F&B businesses defray the costs of providing food delivery services and going online has been extended by a month until Jul 15, ESG said on Sun. Since it was re-introduced on May 16, the…

Square 2, Velocity @ Novena Square malls visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

Square 2 and Velocity @ Novena Square malls were on Sat added to a list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. The Hush Puppies outlet at Square 2 was on the list.…

Spike in bicycle accidents on Singapore roads amid cycling boom last year

There was an increase in the number of road traffic accidents involving bicycles last year, amid a COVID-19 inspired boom in the popularity of cycling. There were 572 traffic accidents involving bicycles in 2020, up about 25 per…

The merits of Singapore’s new carbon trading marketplace

Singapore took another big step in advancing the green agenda last month. The country on May 20 announced plans to position itself as a hub for carbon services. Climate Impact X (CIX) is a JV between DBS, SGX,…

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Fitness studios cheer resumption of indoor mask-off activities

Owners of gyms and fitness studios have welcomed news that indoor mask-off activities will be allowed to resume on Jun 21, describing it as a relief after weeks of tightened curbs. Mr Shane Parsons, the co-owner of fitness…

12 investigated for illegal gambling, breaking COVID-19 rules at Bukit Panjang home

Twelve people are being investigated for alleged illegal gambling activities and breaking of COVID-19 safe distancing rules at a home in Bukit Panjang, said SPF on Fri. The suspects – seven men and five women – are aged…

Board of Inquiry appointed to investigate death of SMRT technician pinned under bus

A Board of Inquiry has been appointed to investigate the death of an SMRT technician who was pinned under a bus he was repairing. The inquiry will be chaired by an SMRT board member, Mr Quek Gim Pew,…

77 people fined for COVID-19 breaches at parks; enforcement stepped up at hotspots including HDB common areas

A total of 77 people have been fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations in parks since the start of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), MSE said on Fri. These individuals flouted safe mgmt measures in parks managed by NParks. Some…

Two eateries ordered to close, 2 supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 rules

Two eateries have been ordered to close, and two supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures, said MSE on Fri. The closure orders will take effect when dining-in is allowed to resume, said the ministry. The first…

F&B businesses, industry associations ‘disappointed’ at possible Jun 21 dine-in resumption

While the announcement of an impending easing of pandemic curbs brought relief to some business sectors, several players in the F&B industry expressed disappointment at having to wait a little longer. Some activities including facials and saunas will…

Does Singapore just have too many F&B outlets?

The pandemic and accompanying restrictions have hit Singapore’s F&B hard in many different ways. This second wave of COVID-related restrictions has seen many restaurant closures, including the iconic Swee Kee Eating House. Government support in multiple ways, including…

4 people under investigation for abusive behaviour towards safe distancing ambassadors, flouting COVID-19 rules

Four people are under investigation in three separate incidents for alleged abusive behaviour towards safe distancing ambassadors (SDA) and enforcement officers, as well as non-compliance with COVID-19 safe distancing measures, SPF said on Fri. In an incident on…

Man jailed for harbouring immigration offender at Rowell Road unit, asking another man to lie to officers

A 37-year-old man was sentenced to jail on Fri for harbouring an immigration offender and perverting the course of justice by asking another man to lie to immigration officials when questioned. Paramasivam Seeman was jailed for 9 months…

Negotiations on wage increases for workers in security, landscape and lift and escalator sectors to be concluded soon: Tan See Leng

Workers in the security, landscape, and lift and escalator sectors may soon see their salaries increase further under the PWM, with tripartite partners “confident” they can conclude negotiations in the next few months, said Manpower Minister Tan See…

Robinsons Singapore is coming back in June – as an online department store

After closing its doors in Jan this year, iconic retailer Robinsons is returning – this time as an online store. The site described in on Thurs as “a fully digital, state-of-the-art, vertically integrated online department store”, will go…

Police investigating 8 people for illegal gambling and breaking COVID-19 safe distancing rules

Police said on Wed they were investigating eight people for illegal gambling and not complying with COVID-19 safe distancing measures. Officers from the Tanglin Police Division conducted an operation at a hawker centre at Blk 210 Lorong 8…

More sustainable, smarter waste collection and recycling for City-Punggol households and businesses

People living and working in the City-Punggol sector can look forward to smarter and more sustainable services for public waste collection and recycling under a new contract awarded to SembWaste. Among them is a new fleet of refuse…

Pulau Ubin’s defunct Celestial Resort demolished to make way for environmental research lab

A Pulau Ubin accommodation that has been closed for years is being demolished to make way for an environmental research lab. The Ubin Living Lab, which opened in 2016, is an integrated facility for field studies, environmental education,…

Man faces charges of keeping 25 chickens in his Pasir Ris flat, breeding them for sale

A man charged with keeping 25 chickens in his Pasir Ris flat, maintaining an unlicensed farm and distributing the fowl from his home had his case mentioned again on Wed. Eric Woo Yoke Meng, 50, faces three charges…

Why we missed dining out in Singapore these few weeks

It took about two weeks of home-cooked meals to break me. I grew tired of brainstorming for meal ideas, keeping track of the grocery situation and most of all, washing and cleaning up a sink overflowing with dirty…

Targeted travel restrictions needed but careful not to undermine Changi Airport’s connectivity

The recent wave of infections in Singapore, which included a COVID-19 cluster at Changi Airport last month, has prompted some calls for the suspension of passenger travel at the airport altogether. While many have called for an earlier…

OBS to ‘carefully plan’ construction of new Coney Island campus to minimise environmental impact

Construction work for a new OBS campus on Coney Island will be “carefully planned” to “minimise adverse impact” to the island’s flora and fauna, said OBS on Tues. “In line with our Environmental Monitoring and Mgmt Plan (EMMP)…

Is housing still affordable for first-time homeowners?

Singapore has one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. Today, every nine in 10 public housing dwellers own their flats in Singapore. The Home Ownership Scheme introduced in 1964 has been one of the key…

NEA to raise minimum energy performance standards for four appliance types

NEA will raise the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for the four appliance types it regulates starting next year, it said on Tues. The move is part of NEA’s ongoing efforts to help households become more energy efficient,…

Workplace safety: How MOM inspectors help firms to fix the gaps

The piles of waste scrap metal and bales stacked up precariously that were seen at Esun Intl’s factory about six week ago were conspicuously missing when safety inspectors visited again on Fri. This was their third visit to…

33 under investigation for breaking COVID-19 rules at unlicensed KTV outlet in Tanjong Pagar

Thirty-three people are under investigation for allegedly flouting COVID-19 safe mgmt measures at an unlicensed KTV outlet in Tanjong Pagar, SPF said on Mon. The 33 people, aged between 20 and 68, were found at the outlet in…

6 new community COVID-19 cases in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster closes

Singapore reported six new COVID-19 community cases as of noon on Sun, including one with no links to previous cases. The other five community infections were linked to earlier cases said MOH. There were also 14 imported cases.…

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