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Take in sights and food of Geylang Serai with heritage trail and book

Have you ever walked past some buildings in the Geylang area without knowing their significance? The 2021 edition of the Geylang Serai Heritage Trail Book, launched last Sat, not only provides walking routes for those interested in exploring…

MOH to set up new community care facilities for elderly Covid-19 patients; first to open in Tampines on Sept 23

MOH announced on Sun that it is setting up new community care facilities for elderly Covid-19 patients who are generally well but have underlying illnesses, with the first, located in Tampines, to be operational on Sept 23. This…

Covid-19: 1,009 new locally transmitted cases; clusters found at Toa Payoh Market & Food Centre, 2 nursing homes and a preschool

Singapore on Sun recorded 1,009 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, with the market and food centre at Toa Payoh Lorong 8, two nursing homes and a preschool added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring.…

Singapore monitoring number of COVID-19 cases in ICU, next 1 to 2 weeks ‘critical’: Lawrence Wong

The health authorities are keeping a close eye on the number of COVID-19 cases in ICU to ensure Singapore’s health system is not overwhelmed, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sun. There are currently 14 people in ICU,…

Singapore Pools Toa Payoh outlet shuts after employee tests positive for Covid-19

A Singapore Pools branch in Toa Payoh has been closed until further notice, after an employee there tested positive for Covid-19 on Fri. A spokesman for the betting operator said deep cleaning has been carried out at the…

Ayer Rajah Food Centre closed until Wednesday after Covid-19 cases detected

Ayer Rajah Food Centre in West Coast will be closed until Wed after some stallholders and cleaners there tested positive for Covid-19 during their regular testing. In a FB post on Sun, Transport Minister S. Iswaran, who is…

McDonald’s to continue running Ridout Tea Garden outlet in Queensway after winning tender

Happy meals will still be a treat for fans of McDonald’s outlet in Ridout Tea Garden in Queensway, with the 32-year-old branch reversing a previous announcement of closure in Dec. A check on SLA website showed that the…

Covid-19 delays work to rebuild collapsed viaduct in Changi

A long-delayed road project in Changi will be further delayed, another in a list of infrastructural projects derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to queries from ST, LTA said the TPE-PIE Changi viaduct project has been affected…

Name more streets after women, urges S’pore Council of Women’s Organisations

The road to greater recognition for women can lie in naming more streets here after women, with a list of only about 40 so far, according to SCWO. But some 540 roads in the country are named after…

Luxury properties in S’pore selling like hot cakes

Singapore may have leapfrogged many advanced cities, including Hong Kong, to be one of the most popular investment destinations for the rich and famous. Over the past decade, efforts to build the country’s economic infrastructure and financial hub…

F&B outlets in CBD hardest hit as people avoid social gatherings

Eateries have seen a drop in business over the last two weeks, following the Government’s advisory on Sept 6 for the public to cut down on social gatherings. The impact was felt most among F&B outlets in CBD,…

Singaporeans still out and about but more cautious as daily Covid-19 cases rise

Although Singaporeans continue to go out, many are taking more precautions like avoiding crowded areas as daily Covid-19 cases rise. Mr Edward Pang, 64, a retired taxi driver, fearing he would catch Covid-19 and infect his children. He…

‘I like this job, so I do it’: The PUB veteran who helps maintain Singapore’s sewers

The skies were grey and the roads were slick, but Mr Subramaniam Pavaday was on the move. It was the wettest Aug in Singapore in more than 40 years. And Aug 30, the day we met him, was…

Could edible insects and bugs be a key part of F&B menus in Singapore soon?

After chickening out from a dare by my father to try a fried cockroach during a family trip in Cambodia, I finally mustered up the courage to sample brownies made with cricket flour during a corporate event in…

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market and hawker centre closed for cleaning after COVID-19 cases found among stallholders

The market and hawker centre at Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 is closed for deep cleaning for three days until Sun, after COVID-19 cases were detected among stallholders and people working there. “In consultation with the Hawkers’…

Covid-19: MOH’s biggest challenge now is to ensure hospitals, healthcare workers are not overburdened, says Ong Ye Kung

With A&E and general wards coming under pressure, the biggest challenge currently confronting MOH is to ensure that hospitals and healthcare workers are not overburdened. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said this on Sun as he explained why…

Covid-19: 1,004 new locally transmitted cases; clusters found at Pfizer Asia Pacific and waste-management firm

Singapore on Sat recorded 1,004 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, with pharmaceutical company Pfizer APAC and an industrial waste-mgmt firm added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring. Including five imported cases, there were 1,009…

Some parents call for HBL to start from Sept 20, others would prefer less disruptions

Some parents of pri school children have called for HBL to start earlier – next Mon, instead of Sept 27 as mandated by MOE. Some expressed concerns about their children being potentially exposed to the coronavirus in school…

Fire at Shell’s Pulau Bukom plant leaves 4 with minor injuries

An early morning fire at Shell’s manufacturing site on Pulau Bukom on Fri left four of the oil giant’s emergency response team members with minor heat-related injuries. SCDF said in a FB post on Fri that it received…

How residents can teach others to promote public hygiene: Panel

Asking others politely to pick up their litter and teaching children to practise good hygiene habits were some suggested ways to promote public hygiene at a virtual discussion on cleanliness in Singapore. Organised by PHC, the virtual event…

Man dies after getting trapped under truck at construction site in Bedok; another man arrested

A man died after he was trapped under a concrete pump truck at a construction site. SCDF received a call for assistance at about 5.55pm on Fri, an SCDF spokesman said. The incident happened at 1 Bedok North…

More support for caregivers on the cards, Dhoby Ghaut Green garden could be dedicated to Singapore women: PM Lee

More financial help for caregivers as well as expanded respite care options for those who need a break from caregiving are on the cards to better support women here, PM said on Sat. The Government is also looking…

To curb Covid-19 spread, ‘study break’ for Pri 6 pupils before PSLE; 10-day home-based learning for Pri 1-5

To forestall a spike in Covid-19 cases before the PSLE, Pri 6 pupils will be put on a study break from Sept 25 to 29, while those from Pri 1 to 5 will be on HBL from Sept…

When will we start ferrying migrant workers like human beings?

It’s 5.30 am on a foggy Tuesday morning. Siva and 12 other migrant workers sit huddled at the back of a lorry, squeezed between several pieces of heavy-duty machinery and long metal pipes. With 45 minutes to go,…

Home recovery for fully vaccinated COVID patients aged 12-69: MOH

From Sat, home recovery will be the default care mgmt model for fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients aged 12-69, who have no severe co-morbidities or illnesses, said MOH on Fri. Only those aged up to 50 were eligible previously.…

Covid-19: 934 new locally transmitted cases; 1 cluster discovered at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard

Singapore reported 934 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Fri, with a shipyard in Admiralty added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring. The cluster at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard has 26 cases after two were…

15 F&B outlets ordered to shut for breaching safe distancing measures, allowing unvaccinated patrons to dine in

Fifteen more F&B outlets were ordered to shut and 18 others have been fined, for breaking Covid-19 regulations, MSE said on Fri. Another 36 people were fined for not adhering to the rules as well. The businesses and…

Pace of reopening amid Covid-19 depends on price Singapore is willing to pay, say experts

How Singapore moves forward in dealing and living with Covid-19 depends on the price the country is willing to pay to achieve this. There is no perfect option and it is a matter of choosing “the best set…

Scientists keep getting Covid-19 predictions wrong: Here’s why

If scientists have learnt anything about Covid-19 over the past 20 months, it is that they don’t know enough. The disease is so different from anything humanity has ever dealt with that it is important for people to…

Agri Tech 4.0 is the new buzzword in agriculture, says food security expert

Smart farming on the other side of the world includes drones buzzing over a 300km stretch of farmland in Chile, checking for pests as well as for sick or parched crops. In Singapore, plastic sheets covering greenhouses and…

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