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Happy Fish Swim School fined S$6,500 for discarding chlorine powder into sewers

A swim school in Jurong East has been fined S$6,500 for illegally discarding chlorine powder into public sewers, PUB said on Mon. On Mar 5, an employee of Happy Fish Swim School dumped about 45kg of calcium hypochlorite…

Self-storage operators see brisk business amid COVID-19 pandemic

Self-storage providers are seeing a boom in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some already expanding their operations in Singapore. Enquiries and take-up rates for these spaces, which people and businesses rent to store personal items or…

Are HDB flats still attractive as an investment after new rules for prime locations?

Singapore housing has appreciated significantly over the past 20 years, supported by sound macro-economic mgmt and steady job growth over the decades. Resold HDB flats have created significant wealth for households in the last 20 years. During this…

Singapore to cease entry of dormitory-bound work pass holders via vaccinated travel lanes

Employers of S Pass and work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and processes sector will not be allowed to make new applications for their employees to enter Singapore via the VTL from 11.59pm on Sat. This…

Cash-for-recycling programme among initiatives under PAP’s new green plan for towns

Residents in towns managed by PAP will be encouraged to adopt a zero waste lifestyle, through a cash-for-recycling programme and more paper recycling machines set up in their estate, the party announced on Sat. Under its Action for…

Fire breaks out at Braddell View block, about 50 people evacuated

A fire broke out at a block in a private residential estate in Braddell on Fri evening, prompting the evacuation of about 50 residents. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at Blk 10C Braddell Hill, Braddell…

TraceTogether and SafeEntry shouldn’t be needed for entry into malls and low-risk areas

As a European living in Singapore, I’ve found myself preoccupied several times over the last two years with this question: Why are deaths rates in my old home 15 times higher than in my new one? One might…

Too much noise can harm your health. That’s potentially a problem in Singapore

For months, Wayne Chan has been putting up with renovation noise coming from neighbouring units. The full-time emcee, who has had to host events virtually from home during the pandemic, was so annoyed he posted a video on…

Peace Centre, Peace Mansion sold for S$650 million after fifth en bloc sale attempt

Shopping mall Peace Centre and adjoining apartment complex Peace Mansion have been sold after a fifth attempt at a collective sale, said JLL on Fri. The mixed development property on Sophia Road was sold for S$650 million to…

Man returning from Batam disregarded stay-home notice and went to work, gets jail

A Singaporean man who returned from Batam in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic last year initially refused to a sign a SHN form, claiming he was not required to serve one. He finally accepted that he…

Why Singapore is still an attractive tourist destination for Indonesians

High enthusiasm among Indonesians following the establishment of a VTL shows Singapore remains a popular destination for the people of the world’s fourth most populous nation. The VTL announcement by Singapore Tourism Board was widely publicised by mainstream…

Raeesah Khan resignation: What happens to the Workers’ Party MP seat for Sengkang GRC?

Ms Raeesah Khan resigned from WP on Tues night, effectively removing her from her position as MP for Sengkang GRC. What’s next for her vacant seat? With her resignation, WP members Ms He Tingru, Dr Jamus Lim and…

Commuters to undergo screening at Serangoon MRT during emergency preparedness exercise

Commuters taking the NEL and CCL to and from Serangoon MRT station will have to go through security screening on Tues. It is part of an emergency preparedness exercise conducted by LTA, SBST and SMRT. The exercise, dubbed…

Singapore reports 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths; ICU utilisation rate rises to 58.5%

Singapore reported 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Tues. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 718. The overall ICU utilisation rate on Tues is 58.5 per…

Reclamation works for first phase of Tuas Port completed, two berths to open by end-2021

The first two berths at the upcoming Tuas Port are set to be operational by the end of this year, with the completion of reclamation works for the first phase of the mega port project, MP) announced on…

Weekly PCR tests for border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from Omicron-affected areas

From Dec 2, airport and border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from regions affected by the Omicron COVID-19 variant will have to return to a weekly PCR RRT regime. This is because Singapore’s borders…

New primary care plan introduced to keep healthcare services affordable for migrant workers

A new primary care plan has been introduced to ensure that healthcare services for migrant workers are kept affordable, MOM said on Mon. Medical consultations and treatments, medical examinations for work pass purposes, and telemedicine services will be…

Singapore’s daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 for the first time since Sep 20

Singapore reported 747 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths linked to the virus as of noon on Sun. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 701. And is the first time since Sept 20 that…

Vaccinated travel lanes for UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia deferred as precaution against Omicron COVID-19 variant

The launch of Singapore’s VTL arrangements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE will be deferred as a “precautionary move” to reduce the risk of importation and spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. VTLs for these countries, originally…

Compulsory on-arrival ART for travellers entering Singapore from Malaysia via land VTL after reports about new COVID-19 strain

All travellers entering Singapore from Malaysia via the land VTL will be required to take an on-arrival ART, MTI said on Sun. This compulsory requirement is in view of recent reports of a potentially more contagious variant of…

Will changing what we eat help save the planet?

Since getting married and moving into her new home with her husband, Ms Noor Hanisah has been making efforts to reduce how much meat she eats. She is in charge of the cooking and prepares vegetarian meals most…

2 more hawker centres allow groups of 5 vaccinated diners; 19 more to follow in coming days

Two more hawker centres can now welcome larger groups of up to five vaccinated diners, an increase from the initial batch of 11, NEA announced on Fri. Taman Jurong Food Centre and the hawker centre at Blk 137…

Online and on air, but buskers still waiting to perform live

Busker and circus performer Jonathan Goh felt frustrated when he cycled along Orchard Road last Christmas. The crowds were there and so was his “stage”, but instead of wowing the shoppers with his juggling and acrobatics, he was…

COVID-19 numbers can create public confusion over outcomes for the vaccinated

The term “scientific evidence” has become part of our everyday vernacular since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers rely on it when making any decision – whether to promote vaccination amongst older and high-risk individuals, tighten or…

Why is the Singapore REIT market going so strong after two years of COVID-19?

S-REITs have emerged as a resilient segment of the local stock exchange in the past two years. Traditionally a key pillar of the portfolios of individual investors in Singapore, the iEdge S-REIT Index, regarded as the S-REIT benchmark,…

Hotpot restaurant fined for serving alcohol after 10.30pm during COVID-19 pandemic, eatery has closed down

A hotpot restaurant that served alcohol after 10.30pm during the COVID-19 pandemic was fined S$5,000 by a court on Wed, with a legal representative for the eatery saying that the closures ordered by authorities was “already worse than…

10 applicants per four-room BTO flat in Rochor under new prime area model

There was “moderate to healthy” demand for BTO flats launched in Rochor under the new prime area housing model, property analysts noted on Wed, with about 10 applicants vying for each four-room flat. A total of 6,976 applications…

Caterer On & On Diners suspended after 73 people fall ill with gastroenteritis symptoms

Catering company On & On Diners has been ordered to suspend operations from Tues after 73 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms. They had consumed food prepared by the caterer between Nov 16 and 18, said MOH and…

Trying fishing for the first time at Bedok Jetty – and learning how to do it sustainably

While I have never tried recreational fishing before, it hadn’t occurred to me that the hobby could have an impact on sustainability. How could the actions of one angler on Bedok Jetty compare to the kind of overfishing…

Singapore-Malaysia air VTL: Workers look forward to reunion but travel cost a hurdle for some

Malaysian nurse Darmaraj Vasudevan has not seen his baby daughter since Mar this year. Vasudevan and his wife, who is also a nurse, left for Singapore when their child was 3 months old. Their daughter is in Negeri…

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