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Puppies rescued from fire at pet store at Upper Thomson Road

Puppies were rescued by firefighters early Sat morning after a fire broke out in a pet store in Upper Thomson Road. SCDF was alerted at about 1.15am on Sat to a fire at 197 Upper Thomson Road. Firefighters…

From ‘devastated’ land to many long trails: Singapore’s path to becoming a hiker’s paradise

The soft crunch of footsteps on fallen leaves, the twitter of birds and the occasional rustling of branches as long-tailed macaques hop from tree to tree. This is the soundtrack of 74-year-old Mathias Chay’s regular morning hikes around…

Now that HSR is cancelled, what’s the land going to be used for?

1) Housing projects – Spanning 67ha, the former Jurong Country Club is large enough for BTO and condo projects. This is especially since there hasn’t been a BTO project in Jurong East in a long time; 2) Retirement…

Hari Raya light-up kicks off in Geylang Serai, online bazaar launched

The Geylang Serai precinct was awash in a sea of colours on Fri night as the annual Hari Raya light-up began. This year’s street lightings and decorations will last till May 23. The light-up starts ahead of the…

Tackling climate change requires both individuals and organisations, says Desmond Lee

Everyone has a role to play in tackling climate change, MND Minister Desmond Lee said on Fri. He said it was a complex challenge that required effort from both individuals and organisations. “We all have a part to…

Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

Better coordination needed for infrastructure projects

I thank the Government for replacing the water pipes in the roads in Namly estate. The contractor is to be congratulated for doing the job under difficult conditions where most of the roads were obstructed by parked cars…

More safeguards needed for tenants’ rental deposits

There are system loopholes in tenancy practices in the residential property market, in particular the protection of tenants’ rental deposits. My landlord collaborated with his agent to hold back and unfairly deduct from my deposit after my tenancy…

Weekend entry restrictions to Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza to be lifted from April 10

From Sat, visitors to Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will no longer be subjected to odd-even entry restrictions based on the last digit of their identification number. The authorities, however, stressed that visitors should not rush to these…

Fatal PIE viaduct collapse: Prosecutors seek S$1 million fine for builder Or Kim Peow Contractors

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Prosecutors are seeking a fine of S$1 million for a builder in charge of the construction of a viaduct that collapsed in 2017, killing a worker and injuring 10 others. Parties involved had known about repeated cracks in…

Congregational prayers to be allowed in dormitories during Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures

Dormitory operators will be allowed to organise congregational prayer sessions within dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures. Congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and morning…

PUB starts development of coastal-inland flood model which will help assess flood risks

PUB has started work on a new coastal-inland flood model, which will enable it to better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas. The model, which is capable of simulating and evaluating both inland and…

LTA seeks information from industry players on e-vehicle charging infrastructure

The authority, which launched a RFI on Thurs, said that it wants industry players to share, among others, their views on The installation and operation of charging points; The provision and costs of charging services to consumers; What…

E-scooter rider fined for colliding into 7-year-old girl after being caught riding on footpath

A 28-year-old man was fined S$4,500 on Thurs for illegally riding his escooter on a public footpath, then crashing into a young girl while trying to evade enforcement officers from LTA. Mohammad Haziq Ismail also rode his unregistered…

SMU names law school after late CJ Yong Pung How for his ‘profound and immense’ impact on profession

Former CJ Yong Pung How had such a profound and immense impact on the legal profession that, more than three decades after he set out to transform Singapore’s justice system, his achievement is still talked about around the…

National Design Centre exhibition imagines future offices centred around pantry

In a post-pandemic office, the centre of operations could be the pantry. An exhibition on the future of offices at National Design Centre launched on Thurs is as provocative as it is timely, coming as more employees are…

Average of 12 people a year taken to task for not providing safe conditions for maids cleaning windows: MOM

The authorities here took about 60 people to task from 2016 to 2020 for failing to provide safe working conditions for their maids while they were cleaning windows. MOM said those implicated included employers and their household members.…

Set street lights’ timing to 7pm to save energy

The majority of the street lights in my Sengkang neighbourhood are switched on at around 6.15pm daily. On Sun, 30 street lights, the lights at a carpark and a HDB block’s lights were switched on when there was…

Parcel locker network: private or government-owned?

Singapore’s nationwide parcel locker network is set to be owned and operated by the government entity Pick Network, with 1,000 locker stations expected in HDB estates, transport nodes and community centres by end-2021. Ahead of this, some questions…

Why do some former school sites get torn down for housing?

As a land-scarce country, balancing between setting aside land for development and conserving old sites is challenging. Over the years, we’ve seen many old buildings get demolished to make way for development. Even the old National Library at…

Wet market, Prime supermarket in Bukit Batok visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added two more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious persons had visited Prime supermarket at Blk 373 Bukit…

Covid-19: Foreign domestic worker sole community case, 34 others imported

The sole Covid-19 community case reported in Singapore on Wed was a 40-year-old foreign domestic worker, MOH said. On Apr 2, the Myanmar national developed a headache followed by a shortness of breath two days later. She was…

Archery, pool halls? Residents, property analysts weigh in after authorities earmark Ulu Pandan site for sports facility

SLA and SportSG on Wed launched a tender to convert a state property on Ulu Pandan Road into a sports facility. TODAY spoke to a number of property analysts and residents living near the site to seek their…

Part of former Ulu Pandan Camp set aside for sports use, site open for tender

Part of a site that housed the former Ulu Pandan Camp has been set aside for sports use, SLA and SportSG said. The two agencies on Wed announced the opening of a joint tender for the state property…

Changi Chapel and Museum to reopen on May 19 with new artefacts

Set in a sleepy quarter of Upper Changi Road, an understated white building bears witness to the memories of thousands of prisoners of war in Changi Prison during World War II. The Changi Chapel and Museum is both…

Murals at shipping terminals depict key role of maritime sector in securing Singapore’s supplies during pandemic

The role of the maritime sector in ensuring the flow of essential supplies into Singapore during the Covid-19 pandemic has been memorialised in mural art displays at shipping terminals here. The 4m by 2m murals at the Jurong…

NTU and South Korean researchers create eco-friendly pollen sponge to tackle oil spills

Scientists from NTU and South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University have created an environmentally friendly sponge from sunflower pollen to tackle water pollution such as marine oil spills. Professor Cho Nam-Joon from NTU School of Materials Science and Engg said…

Singapore’s parks invaded by art installations to check out now through June 6

Take a walk on the wild side and find yourself some art now and for the next two months. Fourteen installations by local artists such as Sam Lo, Dawn Ng, and Robert Zhao are on display at eight…

Why aren’t all tables at East Coast Lagoon Food Village sheltered after renovation?

I was with my family at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village in East Coast Park on a rainy evening last Sat. Like many families, we had to walk around while waiting for an available table. We were…

Museum of Ice Cream, Asia’s tallest slingshot among new attractions to open in Singapore in anticipation of tourism recovery

Three new tourist attractions will be opening their doors to visitors here in the coming months. Mr Keith Tan, CEO of Singapore Tourism Board said on Wed that the Government will also be launching a tender for a…

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