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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…

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.…

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…

Taiwanese family wants them all in S$293m Draycott deal

The Tsai family of Taiwan behind snack food giant Want Want China Holdings is the party that has bought all 20 units at the completed freehold luxe development, Eden, at 2 Draycott Park. The S$293 million transaction involves…

Efforts taken to ramp up manpower supply for construction sector

There have been about 1,100 notifications for relief for construction and supply contracts as of Mar 19 of which about 180, or about 10 per cent, eventually applied for assessor’s determination. Speaking in Parliament on Mon, Minister of…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 18 new cases, including one in community

MOH confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Sat, taking the country’s total case count to 60,468. There is one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection and it is within the community. The…

PR charged with making false declaration in SHN application, exposing others to risk of Covid-19 infection

A Singapore PR was charged on Thurs with making a false declaration in his application to opt out of serving his stay-home notice (SHN) at a dedicated facility, and exposing others to the potential risk of Covid-19 infection…

An appetite for luxury

Desirable condominiums capture not only the amenities and features a buyer wants in the home, but also the atmosphere and personality the buyer wants in an ideal lifestyle. This is especially true for luxury apartments. In recent years,…

Foreign buyers purchase the most homes in Districts 5 and 19 from Jan 2020 to date

Even though border restrictions have been in place since Apr last year — save for green lane arrangements for business travel — foreigners are still buying homes in Singapore. Recent data suggests that there could be an increase…

All units of entire EDEN condo at Ardmore-Draycott enclave sold: A closer look at transactions along the billionaire’s belt

Last week, a report grabbed headlines when all 20 units of EDEN, a freehold condo at 2 Draycott Park, were sold. The purchase amounted to S$293 million, which translates to S$14.65 million per unit. At over 3,000 sqft…

Two-month high of 34 new COVID cases in Singapore; one in community

MOH confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 60,381. One of them is a local transmission in the community while 33 are imported. Wed’s daily case count is the…

Hotel revenue stagnates in February as Singapore welcomes just 17,950 visitors

The hotel industry faces a stagnant half year as visitor arrivals will see a significant upward bump only from July on, watchers suggested. Industry room revenue stood at S$58.63 million in Feb, lower by 13.9 per cent on…

Covid-19 cluster at Mandarin Orchard hotel remains a mystery

Three months on, officials are no closer to solving the mystery behind the cluster of 13 Covid-19 cases that emerged at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel at the end of last year. After two weeks of investigations, MOH…

48-year-old woman is sole Covid-19 community case, 22 other cases imported

A female part-time food packer was the sole Covid-19 infection in the community reported on Sat. There were 22 other imported cases on Sat and no new infections in the foreign worker dormitories here, said MOH. It added…

Will Singaporeans be priced out of private property in the future?

EdgeProp reported earlier today that “word on the street is that all 20 units at Swire Properties’ luxury condo Eden at 2 Draycott Park have been sold to a single buyer”. Commenting on this news on his FB…

Myanmar maid is Singapore’s first COVID-19 community case in 2 weeks; developed symptoms the day she started work

Singapore reported one locally transmitted COVID-19 case as of noon on Fri, the first of such infections in two weeks. The community case was among 12 new infections. The remaining cases were imported and were placed on stay-home…

MOM unveils onboarding centre for new migrant workers; COVID-19 jabs to begin at 30 dorms

MOM unveiled on Fri a one-stop centre in Punggol for new migrant workers to complete their stay-home notice, get the necessary medical examination as well as the support to settle in. Located at a quick build dormitory, the…

Five months’ jail for man who was supervisor during 2018 workplace accident that left worker paralysed

A man who was the supervisor during a 2018 workplace accident that left a worker paralysed from the waist down has been sentenced to five months’ jail. Lua Hua Keong, 66, who was with Lua Chan Electrical and…

Room for growth in private home sales if foreign buyers return: CDL

While HDB upgraders have helped keep new private home sales buoyant, the possible return of foreign buyers amid vaccine roll-outs and more open borders could fire up the market, a City Developments (CDL) official said on Thurs. Group…

Swire Properties sells all units at Eden for $293 mil

Swire Properties announced this evening that it has sold all 20 units at its ultra-luxury condo, Eden at 2 Draycott Park. The apartments were sold for $293 million or $4,827 psf. The sale will be completed by May…

Easing of movement restrictions for migrant workers to be done progressively: Lawrence Wong

Plans to relax the restrictions on the movements of migrant workers will be implemented progressively, when more of them have been vaccinated and infection rates remain under control, said the multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong on Wed.…

Why Good Class Bungalow prices, transactions will continue to soar

In the first 2½ months of 2021, Realstar Premier Group brokered the sale of five detached houses — including three Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) — and a corner semi-detached house at One Tree Hill estate. The six deals…

Redbrick’s Eugene Huang: Reflections of a mortgage broker

The spike in HDB resale transactions and to a certain extent, private residential property transactions, has been “a knee-jerk reaction”, says Eugene Huang, founder and director of Redbrick Mortgage Advisory. He likens it to his purchase of a…

Falling ship rudder which killed Keppel Shipyard worker last year was 24 tonnes over the weight limit

A Keppel Shipyard worker died from multiple injuries after being struck by a falling rudder of an oil tanker in Mar last year as he was fitting it on. A coroner’s inquiry heard that the 59-tonne rudder had…

Singapore among 10 most desirable countries to work in, fewer Singaporeans want to work abroad due to Covid-19: Survey

Due to its mgmt of the Covid-19 situation, Singapore has leapt into a top 10 spot for the first time as a desirable place to work, a study showed. It also found that fewer Singaporeans want to work…

Singapore lures in the rich with friendly rules and subsidies

Singapore is becoming the playground of the super wealthy. With its low-tax regime and its free-market credentials, foreign funds and assets have been flowing into the country even during the pandemic. On their tail, their wealthy owners have…

Risky for migrant workers in dorms to mix freely with general population while Covid-19 is still circulating: PM Lee

With Covid-19 still circulating in Singapore, it will be too much of a risk to have migrant workers from dormitories mixing freely with the general population, said PM Lee. “We are actively working to make sure that their…

IT engineer at Deutsche Bank sole COVID community case; 9 imported

MOH confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 60,080. There is one new case of locally-transmitted infection in the community, while the remaining nine are imported. The sole community…

Foreign domestic worker is sole community case among 8 new COVID infections in S’pore

MOH confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thurs, taking the country’s total case count to 60,070. There is one new case of locally-transmitted infection in the community, while the remaining seven are imported. The sole community…

Connect@Changi facility welcomes first batch of business travellers

Connect@Changi, a dedicated facility that allows business travellers to stay and conduct meetings without having to serve quarantine on arrival, has welcomed its first batch of overseas guests. Among the first to check in is Mr Olivier Leroux,…

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