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Briton allegedly failed to wear mask three times in public places in Singapore

A Briton who allegedly failed to wear a mask in public on three occasions during the pandemic has been charged in court with an offence under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act. Philip Richard Mockridge, a Singapore PR, is…

More transport vehicles needed so migrant workers don’t have to sleep rough

ST report focusing on workers sleeping at Woodlands MRT station highlights a common experience. Many workers are taken to their worksites way ahead of the time they start work, and/or are picked up long after they have finished…

Efforts stepped up to ensure security officers’ well-being

We thank Mr Gary Chan Loy Tuck for his Forum letter. The well-being and safety of security officers is indeed a key priority. Through the Security ITM and with strong support from tripartite partners and industry stakeholders, more…

Police report will be lodged against errant shoppers who abandon trolleys

We thank Mr Chiok Beng Piow, Mr Andrew Seow and Ms Yeo Choon Muan for their letters. We have received many proposals on how to better track the location of trolleys; many have also proposed tightening the registration…

Relook ban on smoking at windows and balconies at home

I applaud MP Louis Ng for championing regulations to curb smoking near windows and on balconies at home. Consider these points in support of his proposal: 1) As WFH increasingly becomes a mainstream practice, the smoking issue becomes…

1,448 new COVID cases in Singapore, infection growth rate rises to 1.76

MOH on Tues confirmed 1,448 new COVID cases, an increase from 1,165 a day before. Of them, over 68% – or 990 – are local while 458 are imported. This brings the country’s total case count to 294,462.…

Tampines coffee shop reopens 5 months after catching fire last August

A coffee shop in Tampines reopened on Jan 10 after closing for five months for renovations after it caught fire last Aug. The fire, which is believed to have started from a fish soup stall, had spread upwards…

SAF to install electric vehicle charging stations at Kranji Camp III and Gombak Base

SAF is planning to install EV charging stations at two of its camps for permanent staff and visitors to use, as part of its efforts to go green. In what appears to be a trial, four charging stations…

New SingHealth Duke-NUS simulation facility uses serious games to train healthcare workers

A simulation training facility has been set up by SingHealth and Duke-NUS to hone and improve the skills of healthcare professionals with the help of serious games. Known as the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (Sims) i3…

Ex-manager at Parkway East Hospital fined for graft

A man was working as a manager at Parkway East Hospital when he repeatedly sought gratification and favours from construction and renovation company ADA Builders, one of the hospital’s vendors. Ng Soo Meng, now 53, had expected the…

Changi Airport Terminal 2 closure extended, to reopen in tandem with traffic recovery

The suspension of operations at Changi Airport T2 has been extended indefinitely, with air traffic still a fraction of what it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.CAG director of corporate and marketing communications Dennis Yim told ST on Mon…

Plans for Changi Airport Terminal 5 still being reviewed: MOT

Plans on the development of the mega Changi Airport T5 project are still being reviewed, amid the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on intl air travel. MOT said on Mon that the two-year pause it had announced…

Ex-A*Star researcher convicted of pushing auxiliary police officer when caught fishing illegally at reservoir

While illegally fishing at Upper Seletar Reservoir in 2019, Chua Ci Jie was spotted by several auxiliary police officers who asked for his particulars. He ran away before tumbling down a nearby slope with one of the officers…

Travel publication ranks Singapore as the world’s ‘most Instagrammable place’ in 2022

A Britain-based travel publication called Big 7 Travel has ranked Singapore as the “most Instagrammable place” in the world in 2022. In its annual list of 50 Most Instagrammable Places in the World, Singapore outranked the likes of…

Man with no intention to rent out flat listed it on Carousell to cheat others

A man who had no intention to rent out his flat listed it on Carousell in order to cheat interested customers of their money. Lee Chee Tiong, 41, was jailed for 10 months on Tues after he pleaded…

NUS, NTU and SMU reaffirm commitment to climate action, following report highlighting links between fossil fuel industry and universities

NUS and NTU said environmental sustainability and social responsibility are “carefully” integrated in their investment mgmt processes, and reaffirmed their commitment to taking climate action. It comes after a coalition of students in Singapore released a 68-page report…

Sentosa’s Fort Siloso proposed as Singapore’s next national monument

Sentosa’s Fort Siloso could become Singapore’s 74th national monument, after a proposal for it to be gazetted, NHB said on Tues. The historical site will be gazetted next month if the proposal is confirmed, and will become the…

CDC voucher not accepted here? Some hawkers share why they’re rejecting such payments

When some people recently tried to pay for their food using their $100 CDC vouchers, they were rejected by hawkers. The reason? Digital vouchers. To use the voucher, the customer has to show a QR code to a…

1,165 new COVID cases in Singapore, infection growth rate rises to 1.6

MOH on Mon confirmed 1,165 new COVID cases, the first time since 2 Dec that the city-state reported over 1,000 new daily infections. Of them, 631 are local while 534 are imported. This brings the country’s total case…

New private home sales down 58% in December on the back of cooling measures

Sales of new private homes in Singapore fell 58 per cent in Dec 2021 compared to the previous month, on the back of fresh cooling measures as well as the seasonal year-end lull. Excluding ECs, developers sold 650…

Challenges and uncertainties of owning an electric vehicle in S’pore

1) Complicated and expensive road tax – The annual road tax for ICE cars is based on engine capacity, which is easy for the average consumer to understand. With EVs, the formula is based on the car’s power…

Fines for duo over bribes given to then-manager at Parkway East Hospital

The GM of a construction and renovation company repeatedly bribed a manager from Parkway East Hospital by paying for their eight KTV trips totalling $4,750. Tan Kim Thong from ADA Builders committed the offences as he wanted to…

Goal to grow local agriculture sector may not succeed, says IPS conference panellist

The push to grow the local agriculture sector “may not probably succeed”, said a local researcher at IPS’ Singapore Perspectives conference on Mon. Dr Harvey Neo, a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities…

MOH conducting pilot for virtually supervised Covid-19 antigen rapid tests

Those who need to take a supervised Covid-19 ART can now do so over video consultation with a private healthcare provider. The results will be sent to users of the service via SMS and e-mail in about four…

Having a shut-eye at Woodlands MRT station before their shift starts

Commuters at Woodlands MRT station would have noticed more than 20 people sleeping on benches and along a walkway there between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The adults, mostly men, were also spotted on the fringes of the…

Sleeping rough: Some choose to do so, others have fallen on hard times

She was spotted on a bench at Woodlands MRT station three days after Christmas at around 11pm and mostly spent her time scrolling through her mobile phone. At around 1am, Madam Jane curled up on the bench, which…

Exhibition to mark 80th anniversary of Singapore’s oldest surviving dragon kiln

A group of 29 potters from art group Thow Kwang Clay Artists (TKCA) have come together to showcase their best works in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Thow Kwang dragon kiln. The exhibition, Re-Imagining Memorabilia: Past…

Scientific collaboration key to solving global challenges like climate change: DPM Heng

A strong spirit of collaboration will not only see the world through the Covid-19 pandemic, but will also be crucial in solving other global challenges like climate change, said DPM Heng Swee Keat on Mon. Addressing young scientists…

Scope for Singapore to collaborate with UAE on low-carbon technologies: President Halimah

Singapore can work with UAE on solutions that reduce planet-warming carbon emissions to sustain “robust global responses to the climate crisis”, said President Halimah Yacob on Mon. These solutions include hydrogen fuel and carbon capture, utilisation and storage.…

2025 could be tipping point for electric vehicle adoption in S’pore, say motor traders

There has been increased interest in owning EVs from a wide range of customers here, but motor traders say 2025 may be the year when the adoption of battery-powered cars really shifts into high gear. One distributor estimates…

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