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30 years after Mount Pinatubo eruption, scientists look at how S’pore can be better prepared

Three decades after Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines billowed enough ash to blanket Singapore and cut out enough sunlight worldwide to cool the Earth for years, NTU scientists are looking into how the Republic can better prepare for…

Are $1m HDB resale flats going to be ‘normal’ from now on?

A record number of HDB resale flats changed hands for at least $1 million so far this year – and we are only halfway through 2021. This performance would have been remarkable in any year, let alone a…

Future of Mandai public golf course uncertain as site put under review

The long-term future of Mandai Executive Golf Course – one of three public golf courses here – is up in the air, with plans for the site under review. Without giving a specific date, a spokesman for PUB…

Two teens get electric shock from lamp post in Lorong 5 Toa Payoh on Sunday

Two teenagers received an electric shock from a lamp post in Lorong 5 Toa Payoh on Sun. The incident occurred at about 8.25pm, when the pair attempted to retrieve a football from the fitness corner in front of…

Wayfinding murals help residents find their way home in Kebun Baru

Madam Shirley Cheong was at the void deck of her HDB block when she noticed an elderly woman, who she knew lived in a nearby block, walking up the stairs. Speaking in Mandarin, Madam Cheong, 78, said: “I…

Yio Chu Kang is 3rd town to feature dementia-friendly murals

Visitors to certain HDB blocks in Yio Chu Kang will be greeted by paintings of creatures like the Merlion and sports icons like footballer Lionel Messi. The colourful murals on the walls are part of efforts to help…

All Saints Home in Hougang undergoes cleaning after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

All Saints Home in Hougang underwent cleaning and disinfection after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 last Sat. The 23-year-old male Indian national, who works as a nursing aide, tested positive for the virus during the home’s…

Vaccination begins for ITE students as 3 out of 4 MOE centres open

Vaccination has begun for all ITE students on Mon now that three out of four MOE vaccination centres have opened. Vaccination centre operations started at ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio on June 7, at ITE College…

Easing of Covid-19 measures: Larger groups seen at parks; beauty services in high demand

Larger groups of people were seen at some parks and several beauty salons were fully booked on Mon, the first day of the relaxation of Covid-19 curbs imposed since last month. When ST visited Bishan Park and Jurong…

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…

SHN rules for travellers from Fiji tightened, for travellers from Israel eased

All travellers entering Singapore who have travel history in the past 21 days to Fiji are required to serve a 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities given the “worsening” COVID-19 situation in the South Pacific country,…

Easing up towards a return to normality

After almost a month of tightened measures, Singaporeans will welcome the easing of some restrictions today following a steady drop in the number of Covid-19 community cases. If numbers stay low and stable, more activities can resume from…

Industry needs notice before wage increases take effect

I refer to the forum letters “Bring forward well-deserved wage adjustments for cleaners” and “Extend wage increases for cleaners to migrant workers” (June 10). The previous set of PWM recommendations by the TCC has been agreed upon and…

Bukit Merah View market, Ion Orchard among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The new Covid-19 cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, as well as Ion Orchard, have been added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. The market…

Bukit Merah View market is new Covid-19 cluster; all staff and tenants quarantined, visitors offered free testing

All staff and tenants at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre have been placed on quarantine, due to the likelihood of an ongoing transmission of Covid-19 among people who work there, MOH said on Sun. The…

Bukit Merah View market closed for deep cleaning till June 15 after 2 Covid-19 cases reported

All stalls at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are closed from Sun to Tues for deep cleaning and disinfection by Tanjong Pagar Town Council, after two Covid-19 cases were detected there within the past week.…

More cargo and passenger flights at Changi Airport as traffic picks up amid Covid-19

The recovery of Changi’s aviation hub remains a work in progress, though cargo traffic has picked up and more flight connections are available for passengers. Passenger flights to 70 cities are now available at the airport, up from…

5 taken to hospital, 120 evacuated after fire in North Bridge Road HDB block

Five people were taken to hospital after a fire in North Bridge Road on Sat night. A SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the blaze at Blk 8 at about 10.15pm. The fire involved contents of a…

Largest integrated transport hub in Singapore opens in Woodlands

Commuters in Woodlands can look forward to a smoother and more comfortable journey with the opening of the Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) on Sun. The ITH – a term for fully air-conditioned bus interchanges linked to MRT…

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,…

Extension of dining-in ban causes some to tweak Father’s Day plans; restaurateurs hoping business will pick up

After the Government announced that dining-in at restaurants would only resume on June 21 if the coronavirus situation here remains under control, Mr Samuel Ong, 34, had no choice but to cancel the reservation he made early last…

Cleaner at Ion Orchard, SIM Global Education student among 5 unlinked Covid-19 cases; 3 cases withdrawn after false positives

A 45-year-old China national cleaner at Ion Orchard, a student from SIM Global Education and a 27-year-old Myanmar national domestic worker were among the five Covid-19 community cases reported on Sat that have no known sources of infection…

4 S’pore mosques to offer more Friday prayer spaces from June 25 under pilot

Mosques are working on offering more spaces for prayer during phase three (heightened alert) by creating a new zone for Fri prayers in four such places of worship. Muis said the four mosques will start the pilot for…

Man falls 40m to his death at Tuas warehouse construction site

A man was found dead at the building site of an upcoming warehouse on Thurs after falling some 40m, the equivalent of 14 floors of a housing block. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi was working on the building of a…

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,…

Climatech Corp and Inovues win the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

Climatech Corp and Inovues are the winners of the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC) 2021, a global hunt for sustainability innovations in the built environment. Both winners will receive S$50,000 (US$38,000) each to fund, test and implement…

S’pore’s transition towards a sustainable economy requires a collective effort

Policymakers worldwide have woken up to the costs that climate change will inflict and are trying to smoothen the transition to a green economy. Environmental scientists believe 2020 to 2030 is the decisive decade for climate change action.…

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