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From April 5, worshippers may sing for up to 30 minutes with masks on: MCCY

From Mon, worshippers at religious services will be allowed to sing with their masks on for a maximum of 30 minutes in a single service, MCCY said on Wed. Other safe mgmt measures must be observed, including good…

Budget debate: Istana to be restored, Malay Heritage Centre revamped

The Istana and the former Istana Kampong Glam are up for restoration. Works will begin next year on Istana Kampong Glam, a former Malay palace, and the Istana in 2023, MCCY Minister Edwin Tong announced in Parliament on…

Budget 2021: Volunteers set up pop-up grocery booths in housing estates in a bid to prevent food wastage

When visiting a woman who lived alone in a public rental flat, Madam Azlina Ahmad stumbled upon a pile of rice packets cast aside in the corner of the unit. She later learnt that the woman had received…

Tanjong Pagar Distripark to house arts cluster

Plans are afoot to develop a multidisciplinary arts cluster in Tanjong Pagar Distripark, as NAC looks into collaborations with tenants of the Keppel Road warehouse building. The news was announced yesterday by MCCY Minister Edwin Tong at the…

Public use of schools’ sports facilities extended to March 14

The public use of selected school sports facilities on weekends under the Dual-Use Scheme (DUS) has been extended to Mar 14, MCCY Minister Edwin Tong announced in a FB post yesterday. With Singapore entering Phase 3 of its…

Up to 250 people, live performances allowed at worship services in Phase 3 of Singapore’s reopening

Up to 250 people will be allowed at worship services from Mon, as Singapore moves into Phase 3 of its reopening, said MCCY in an advisory on Sat. This is an increase from the current 100. These 250…

Groups of up to 8 allowed for sport activities in Phase 3

Groups of up to eight people will be allowed for sport activities when Singapore enters Phase 3 of its reopening next Mon, said SportSG on Thurs. An additional service provider, such as an instructor or a coach, from…

Singapore to celebrate Unesco inscription with festival on hawker culture

A festival will be held to celebrate Singapore’s hawker culture making it onto the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list under Unesco. Taking place across three weekends from Dec 26 to Jan 11, the SG HawkerFest will allow…

Hawker stalls islandwide to get Unesco intangible cultural heritage label

About 6,000 hawkers in more than 110 hawker centres across Singapore will, in the coming weeks, receive a label indicating their new Unesco intangible cultural heritage status. It will be a show of appreciation for, as PM Lee…

Singapore’s hawker culture gets the nod to be included on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved on Wed to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The 24-member IGC made its decision during an online meeting, following a recommendation from a 12-member evaluation body…

More people allowed for services at some places of worship

More people will be able to attend congregational and other worship services, as some religious organisations have increased their capacity limit to 250 people. At least four churches ST contacted are welcoming between 150 and 250 worshippers, up…

Arts venues among places that can host live performances from Nov 1

Live performances can be held at performing arts venues and the premises of orchestras, choirs, dance groups, and other arts and culture organisations come Sun. Art galleries and some museums, as well as community centres and hotel ballrooms…

New S$13.5m grant for key sports businesses like academies, facility operators to defray operating costs

Key sports businesses can tap on a new S$13.5 million grant to defray operating costs under the latest relief measures for the COVID-19-hit sports sector. The Sports Resilience Package operating grant will help up to 150 of these…

Keppel Club offered chance to run SICC golf course after NTUC turns it down due to ‘financial considerations’

The labour movement has turned down the offer to manage one of SICC’s 18-hole golf courses when its lease expires in Dec 2021 citing “financial considerations”. Instead, Keppel Club has been offered the opportunity to manage the public…

Covid-19: Live music to resume at 16 religions organisations from Oct 3

In a further easing of circuit breaker measures, 16 religious organisations will be able resume live music performances from next Sat. Mr Edwin Tong, MCCY Minister said on Sat that the authorities recognised that music is “an integral…

Up to 100 people allowed at all religious worship services from Oct 3

From next Sat, all religious organisations will be allowed to carry out congregational and other worship services for up to 100 people with safe distancing and mgmt measures, the authorities announced on Wed. MCCY is also considering a…

Arts and culture in Singapore to resume gradually with pilot small-scale performances

Pilots of small-scale live performances will soon be commissioned in Singapore, as the arts and culture sector begins to progressively resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These performances will incorporate safe mgmt measures based on prevailing guidelines, with the…

COVID-19: Guidelines for 7th lunar month activities issued, getai and auctioning prohibited

The safe mgmt guidelines for the upcoming seventh lunar month activities have been issued including the prohibition of live getai, auctioning, and dinners. Religious organisations can consider alternative forms such as digital recordings that allow their worshippers to…

Covid-19: MCCY to consider putting 5 Taoist temples on pilot scheme to allow more people to pray

Five Taoist temples may be added to a pilot programme that allows religious organisations to increase their congregational size at worship services from 50 to 100, MCCY said. The pilot, which is part of efforts to contain the…

Covid-19: 12 places of worship to be allowed up to 100 people at services from Aug 7, up from limit of 50

In a pilot programme, 12 religious organisations here will be allowed to accommodate up to 100 people at a time for congregational and other worship services from Fri onwards, up from the current limit of a maximum of…

Singapore’s national monuments to be lit up for National Day

10 national monuments and arts and cultural institutions across the Bras Basah, Bugis Precinct and the Civic District will be lit up from today to 30 Aug 2020 in a show of solidarity and celebration for Singapore’s 55th…

Over 350 religious organisations submit plans to expand activities

There was a smooth resumption of services on Fri, when mosques, temples and other religious organisations opened their doors to larger groups of worshippers for the first time in at least two months. Muslims returned for Fri congregational…

Coronavirus: Places of worship in Singapore taking cautious approach before resuming mass prayers

Churches, temples and mosques are adopting a cautious approach in resuming mass prayers and congregations here, even as government guidelines allow for up to 50 worshippers at each session from Fri. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, for…

70 public transport locations to get contact-free temperature self-check kiosks

Contact-free temperature self-check kiosks will be progressively deployed at 70 public transport locations islandwide by the third quarter of 2020, MCCY announced on Wed. “As Singapore moves into Phase 2 of Safe Reopening, this initiative complements existing Safe…

Minister Grace Fu: Phase 2’s current rules just for the start

MCCY Minister Grace Fu challenged commercial sports facility operators and NSAs to show they can work within phase two guidelines so that the Government can loosen restrictions. “This current phase two model that we are looking at is…

Future sports facilities to be made more resilient to disease outbreaks: Grace Fu

Future sports facilities in Singapore will be designed and built differently from what the country has now, so as to make them more resilient to disease outbreaks. For instance, changing and shower rooms could be compartmentalised to prevent…

Congregation activities can resume with 50-person limit at places of worship from 26 June

From 26 June, places of worship in Singapore may resume congregational and other worship services, starting with up to 50 persons at a time, as the country enters Phase 2 of reopening after its COVID-19 circuit breaker period.…

Minister Grace Fu urges caution as sports facilities reopen today

Fitness enthusiasts should bear in mind that they should not be socialising, even as exercising in groups of five is allowed from today. That was one of the messages that MCCY Minister Grace Fu and SportSG CEO Lim…

Authorities to reach out to 50,000 households in rental flats over pandemic-related needs

Authorities will begin to reach out to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting first with some 50,000 households living in rental flats, as part of plans to better integrate social aid efforts. On Tues, MSF Minister…

Catholic churches to reopen for private worship in Phase 1 after circuit breaker

The Catholic Church on Tues decided to allow parishes to reopen for private worship in Phase 1 of Singapore’s post-circuit breaker period, reversing an earlier decision. Churches can now reopen if they are able to fulfil safety requirements…

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