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Too much noise can harm your health. That’s potentially a problem in Singapore

For months, Wayne Chan has been putting up with renovation noise coming from neighbouring units. The full-time emcee, who has had to host events virtually from home during the pandemic, was so annoyed he posted a video on…

Monthly household refuse-collection fees up 16.7% from Jan 1, 2022 in first rise since 2017: NEA

Household refuse-collection fees will rise from Jan 1 next year to keep up with rising operational costs, NEA said on Tues. It is the first increase since 2017. Refuse-collection fees for households will be revised from S$8.25 to…

70 more hawker centres allow 5 vaccinated diners to eat in a group from Tuesday

Dining options have expanded, with up to five vaccinated people now able to eat in a group at 102 hawker centres from Tues, up 70 centres from Mon’s 32. The move is part of a deepening of vaccination-differentiated…

2 more hawker centres allow groups of 5 vaccinated diners; 19 more to follow in coming days

Two more hawker centres can now welcome larger groups of up to five vaccinated diners, an increase from the initial batch of 11, NEA announced on Fri. Taman Jurong Food Centre and the hawker centre at Blk 137…

Singapore sets ‘aspirational targets’ for energy and chemicals sector, part of move to transform Jurong Island

Singapore has set “aspirational targets” for its energy & chemicals (E&C) sector to increase its output of sustainable products by four times from 2019 levels and achieve more than six million tonnes of carbon abatement per year from…

Many ultraviolet-C sterilisers sold online unsafe for home use, pose risk of radiation exposure: NEA

Households have been advised not to use ultraviolet-C (UV-C) sterilisers at home as many such devices marketed for home use lack safety features that protect users from unintended or accidental exposure to radiation. In an advisory on Tues,…

First batch of 11 hawker centres to allow groups of 5 vaccinated diners from Tuesday

An initial batch of 11 hawker centres will be able to welcome groups of up to five fully vaccinated diners from Tues, as they would have put in place the required checks at access points. “Fully vaccinated or…

Pilot project at East Coast Park hawker centre turns food waste into electricity and fertiliser

A pilot project that turns food waste into electricity and fertiliser has been launched at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village in East Coast Park. It will convert food waste generated by food stalls and patrons at the…

Up to five household members can dine together at some hawker centres by end-November

Fully vaccinated members of the same household will soon be able to dine together in groups of up to five at some hawker centres. The first group of hawker centres is expected to put in place access control…

Hawkers want cleaning fees cut after new Singapore law requires diners to clear food trays, table litter

Some cleaning contractors are locked in a dispute with hawkers over tray-clearing and table-cleaning fees after a new law kicked in which requires diners to clear their own food trays and table litter. Hawkers argued that since diners…

Reused incineration ash and landfill trash could be used in reclamation for Tuas Port

Incinerated ash and other waste materials from Semakau Landfill could be used for reclamation works in the third phase of Tuas Port’s development. NEA and MPA will conduct an environmental safety and technical feasibility study to use waste…

76 caught breaching Covid-19 rules at hawker centres; 20 patrons not fully vaccinated found dining out: NEA

Enforcement action has been taken against 76 people for Covid-19-related violations at various hawker centres across Singapore, NEA said on Wed. It is part of the agency’s stepped-up enforcement action that was conducted from Oct 25 to 31.…

Geylang Serai Market to close for three days after detection of Covid-19 cases

The Geylang Serai Market will be closed for three days from Mon till Wed, after Covid-19 cases were detected there over the past seven days. Fliers posted at the market by NEA said the venue would be closed…

No chance? TikToker pleads for leniency after receiving fine for smoking at bus stop shelter

Despite knowing that he broke the law by smoking at a prohibited area, a man tried to plead his case with enforcement officers from NEA but with little success. On Wed, TikTok user James.Singapore uploaded a video showing…

38 individuals who are not fully vaccinated caught dining at hawker centres: NEA

Thirty-eight partially vaccinated or unvaccinated people were caught dining out at hawker centres between Oct 20 and Oct 26. NEA said on Thurs that the diners had their particulars taken down but did not elaborate on the penalties…

‘Stay vigilant’ to prevent year-end rise in dengue cases: NEA

Members of the public have been urged to “stay vigilant” in order to prevent a rise in dengue cases towards the end of the year. Continued vigilance is needed especially as the Aedes aegypti mosquito population in Singapore…

Implementation of Covid-19 dine-in rules at hawker centres, coffee shops will be fine-tuned

The way in which vaccination-differentiated dine-in rules are implemented at hawker centres and coffee shops will be fine-tuned, taking into account feedback from the ground, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Wed. Diners and coffee shop stallholders who…

Man and woman under police probe for allegedly hurling vulgarities at public servants, breaching Covid-19 measures

A 32 year-old man and 46-year-old woman are being investigated by the police for allegedly verbally abusing public servants in two separate incidents. SPF said on Tues that the first incident involving the woman occurred on Aug 21…

92 people caught breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres during ‘stepped-up’ enforcement action: NEA

Enforcement action was taken against 92 people for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres over three days last week, said NEA on Tues. They were found gathering in groups of more than two, failing to keep to a…

No automatic requirement for noise barriers at worksites

We refer to Mr Kang Kim Seng’s letter, “No explanation for why noise barrier can’t be put up at construction site” (Oct 9). NEA has closely monitored construction work at the Mayflower Pri School worksite. In the last…

Covid-19: Coffee shops must designate ‘fixed point’, such as drinks stall, to check patrons’ vaccination status

Coffee shops must designate a “fixed point” such as a drinks stall, where staff members can check the vaccination status of customers who wish to dine there, Ms Grace Fu said a day before rules kick in to…

Covid-19: 84 people caught for breaching safe management measures at hawker centres over 3 days

Enforcement action was taken against 84 people for breaking Covid-19 regulations at hawker centres over the weekend, such as gathering in groups of more than two. On Mon, NEA said that there was stepped-up enforcement from Fri to…

No explanation for why noise barrier can’t be put up at construction site

There is upgrading work being done at the premises of the old Mayflower Pri School which involves a lot of piling, drilling and hacking. The site is directly opposite and about 100m away from Blk 649, Ang Mo…

‘Selective’ checks on COVID-19 vaccination status to be conducted at hawker centres, coffee shops

Safe distancing enforcement officers will conduct “selective” checks of diners’ COVID-19 vaccination status when new rules at hawker centres and coffee shops kick in from Wed. “We seek diners’ cooperation to show our enforcement officers the vaccination ‘green…

Spike in complaints from Woodlands residents over foul odours like ‘rotten eggs’, ‘dead cats’

In the past couple of months, growing numbers of Woodlands residents have reported foul odours wafting through town. They have described them variedly as smelling like cow dung, rotten eggs, natural fertiliser or even dead cats. However, the…

Man destroyed NEA-deployed camera he thought was eyeing him

Believing that NEA had installed a surveillance camera near his flat to monitor him, a 60-year-old man with a history of throwing paper and a bag full of urine from his flat destroyed it with a hammer. Boo…

More than 180 people caught over 3 days for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres

Enforcement action has been taken against 188 people over three days for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres, said NEA on Mon. The agency said it conducted enforcement operations at multiple hawker centres from Oct 1 to 3,…

Order can be issued to owners to take measures to curb mosquito breeding

We thank Mr Kwek Geok Siong for his feedback (Stricter action needed to prevent mosquito breeding in unoccupied homes, Sept 23). NEA takes a data-driven and integrated vector mgmt approach to keep dengue cases low in Singapore. For…

Seniors urged not to dine at hawker centres

NEA on Fri urged seniors to avoid dining at hawker centres and to buy takeaway food instead. The latest advisory for the elderly comes amid the recent rise in Covid-19 cases. Seniors are at higher risk of developing…

Two more market and food centres closed due to Covid-19 transmission among stalls and workers

The markets and food centres in Geylang Bahru and Bendemeer will be closed for cleaning and disinfection for three days, starting on Sat, after stallholders and workers there were found to have Covid-19. When ST visited Geylang Bahru…

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