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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 9 new cases, total case count crosses 60,000

MOH has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 60,007. There are no new cases of locally-transmitted infection. All new cases are imported and asymptomatic. They had already been…

Private residential rents fall by 0.6% y-o-y in Singapore, but prices rise by 2.2% y-o-y in 2020

Singapore will be one of the key markets leading growth in APAC, with a growth of 4.5% or more, according to C&W’s latest The Signal Report: Investor’s Quarterly Guide to 2021. With ample cash reserves, the global economic…

Budget debate: 2 new transitional shelters set up for rough sleepers in January

Two new transitional shelters for rough sleepers were set up in Jan this year, said Minister-in-charge for Social Services Integration Desmond Lee on Fri. About 250 residents have moved from Safe Sound Sleeping Places (S3Ps) into these shelters,…

2 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 3 outlets, 31 individuals fined

Two F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while three others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety regulations, MSE said on Fri. Thirty-one individuals were also fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches, including gathering in…

Some recovery in aviation sector expected in 2021 as some borders reopen: Ong Ye Kung

It is unrealistic to expect the pandemic-battered aviation industry to rebound quickly this year, but Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said that there would be some recovery as some borders reopen, facilitated by vaccinations and governments realising that…

Singapore PR charged for allegedly breaching SHN twice to spend time with wife in car

A man who allegedly met his wife while serving his Stay-Home Notice (SHN), and spent hours in the car with her, was charged in the State Courts on Fri. Bai Fan, a 38-year-old US citizen and Singapore PR,…

Visitors driving to Mandai Columbarium must book appointments for peak days during Qing Ming period

Visitors planning to drive to Mandai Columbarium on peak days during the Qing Ming festival period must now make e-appointments, said NEA on Fri. Crowds at the three government-managed columbaria at Mandai, Yishun and Choa Chu Kang as…

Junction 8 mall in Bishan, 2 community clubs in Ang Mo Kio among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Thurs added five more locations — among them two CCs in Ang Mo Kio— to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious…

19 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, sole community case is wife of previously diagnosed retiree

The wife of a retiree who was infected with the coronavirus earlier was the sole Covid-19 case in the community on Thurs, MOH said. The 81-year-old Singaporean woman was placed on quarantine on Mar 2 after she was…

Singapore Reits poised for full recovery, says CGS-CIMB

CGS-CIMB believes Singapore Reits are poised for a full recovery on expectations of a continuous improvement in footfall, which would support growth in tenant sales. In a Thurs report, the brokerage singled out three Reits – Frasers Centrepoint…

Mustafa Centre, coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added five more locations to a list of public places visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Ang Mo Supermarket at Blk 407 Ang Mo Kio…

3 suggestions to make Covid-19 vaccination centres more accessible to those with mobility issues

MOH has set up Covid-19 vaccination centres in CCs and other facilities across Singapore. However, based on my family’s experience, not all CCs are accessible to motorists who need to drop off wheelchair users getting their vaccines. One…

Fitch affirms ‘BBB’ ratings on Starhill Global REIT

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BBB’ long-term ratings on Starhill Global REIT medium-term notes and debt issuance programmes, as stable. The affirmation reflects Fitch’s expectations that leverage will stay “below the agency’s negative rating sensitivity of 9.0x in…

23 new COVID cases in Singapore; 2 in community including 82-year-old man

MOH has confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 59,979. There are two unlinked local transmissions in the community, including an 82-year-old Singaporean man, while the remaining 21 cases…

Migrant workers able to visit recreation centres up from 1 to 3 times a week: Tan See Leng

From this month onwards, migrant workers in Singapore will be able to have more opportunities to visit recreation centres (RCs), as the country further eases dormitory restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second…

MOM to pilot onboarding centres for newly arrived migrant workers

Newly arrived migrant workers will soon be housed in centres where they will complete their stay-home notice, medical examination and orientation programme all at once. Called the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre, MOM said on Wed the new facilities…

Actor Terence Cao charged with breaching Covid-19 laws over birthday party held at his condo unit

Mediacorp actor Terence Cao was charged on Tues with flouting Covid-19 safe distancing rules over a birthday party held at his condominium unit last Oct. Another Mediacorp artiste, Jeffrey Xu, had posted a photograph on his IG Stories…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 8 new cases, all imported

MOH has confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tues, taking the country’s total case count to 59,956. There are no new cases of locally-transmitted infection. All eight cases are imported and asymptomatic. Amongst them, one is…

Waiver of licence fees for hotels, travel agents and tour guides extended to December 2021

Licence fees for hotels, travel agents and tour guides will continue to be waived through to the end of this year, as part of the Government’s efforts to nurse the recovery of the tourism sector. These fees were…

Singapore PR fined over yacht gathering to have future re-entry permit shortened

A Singapore PR who breached COVID-19 regulations will have the validity of his re-entry permit shortened on his next renewal, ICA said on Tues. Mark Lau San Mao, 30, was fined S$3,000 on Monday for being part of…

Singapore ranked most desirable location for luxury homes by Asia’s wealthy

Singapore has emerged as the most desirable locations to buy investment homes for wealthy Asians within Asia and the fourth most desirable among Asian homebuyers globally. This comes as Singapore continues to be an “oasis for investments due…

12 imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 3 foreign domestic workers

In its update on the coronavirus situation here, MOH said that all of the cases had been placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon their arrival here and were tested while serving quarantine. They are one PR who…

Why we need to see nature with new eyes

When news of the accidental destruction of a Kranji woodland plot was reported recently, nature lovers reacted with shock, anger and bewilderment, describing it as a tragedy. Ironically, we were just celebrating the launch of the Singapore Green…

Singapore’s office market to bottom-out in 2021

Singapore’s office market performed better than expected in 2020 despite the pandemic. It is expected to continue on a path to recovery after bottoming out in the current year. Although Singapore’s GDP registered its deepest post-independence contraction of…

Safe-management measures for workplace to be reviewed after Chinese New Year period

Safe-mgmt measures for the workplace may be adjusted, as Singapore’s Covid-19 task force monitors the situation after the CNY period, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said. “Adjustments to safe-mgmt measures for the workplace will consider…

CapitaLand and CDL’s earnings may rebound in 2021, but will that lift their share prices?

For CapitaLand and City Developments (CDL), 2020 was a year to forget. This past week, as both these leading property development groups reported dismal results for their respective FY2020s, they emphasised that they were in good shape to…

COVID-19: Johor hopes talks on reopening Malaysia-Singapore borders will resume

With Malaysia’s COVID-19 immunisation programme under way, Johor’s chief minister hopes negotiations on travel arrangements between the country and Singapore will resume. “Opening of borders, the green travel bubble, all other arrangements should be considered upon completion of…

More data needed before border measures can be eased for vaccinated travellers: Ong Ye Kung

Before border measures can be relaxed for people vaccinated against COVID-19, more scientific evidence is required on the extent that vaccines can reduce the chance of a person infecting others, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Mon.…

Foreigner, S’pore PR first to be fined over 10-person gathering on yacht near Lazarus Island

A couple who partied with eight others on a yacht near Lazarus Island on Boxing Day last year breached Covid-19 laws and were fined S$3,000 each on Mon. Singapore PR Mark Lau San Mao, 30, and Briton Amy…

1 dormitory resident among 11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

A dormitory resident was among the 11 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore as of noon on Sun, MOH said in its daily update. The remaining 10 infections were imported and had been placed on stay-home notice upon…

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