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Construction work begins on long-awaited Hume MRT station

Construction work has begun to set up Hume Station in Bukit Timah ahead of its planned opening by 2025. Most of the work will be done at night after train services have stopped as the station is on…

Jurong to get five more vending machines to boost recycling

Residents in the Jurong area will have more vending machines offering vouchers in exchange for plastic drink bottles and aluminium cans. Every 40 cans or 25 bottles deposited will result in 550 Grab reward points, the equivalent of…

Plant ionisers, air filters can curb droplet transmission: Study

Researchers looking at ways to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission have found that plants, natural fibre ionisers and air filters are effective in reducing aerosol concentrations in the air, and can take safe mgmt to the next…

Condo residents spooked after video shows wild boar entering premises

They had heard and read about the wild boar attacks at nearby Punggol Walk last Sat and were already concerned. When a video of a wild boar running into the condo’s premises started circulating later, a number of…

Wild boar drags woman for a metre in Punggol attack

A woman armed with an umbrella teamed up with two men to rescue another woman who was being attacked by a wild boar in Punggol last Sat evening. Even as they tried to beat it away, the animal…

Company director dies after falling through floor opening in house being renovated

A construction firm director died last week after he fell through an opening in the floor of a semi-detached house that was undergoing A&A works. The 53-year-old Singapore PR was overseeing construction work at the two-storey house located…

‘Monstrous’ fish at MacRitchie Reservoir identified as non-native alligator gar

The carcass of a “monstrous” fish spotted at MacRitchie Reservoir on Sun is the latest sighting of an alien species here. It was identified as an alligator gar. The fish, native to North America, can grow to a…

Vehicle tax structure to be revised to make it easier to buy EVs

More electric car incentives are on the way as the Government speeds up towards the phasing-out of vehicles running purely on fuels here. As part of the inter-ministerial Singapore Green Plan 2030 announced yesterday, the Government said it…

Public transport ridership falls in 2020, trains hardest hit

Public transport ridership fell last year as expected, a slide that broke a trend of consecutive rises in the previous 15 years. LTA said yesterday that average daily ridership for buses and trains fell by 34.5 per cent…

Singaporeans to lead greener lives with Green Plan 2030

Singaporeans look set to lead much greener lives by 2030, with new sustainability initiatives launched to change the way they work, study and play. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, released by five ministries yesterday, will chart the country’s…

CNY dinner woes as eateries forced to shut for breaking Covid rules

Families looking forward to a CNY reunion dinner at five Chinese restaurants were probably sent scrambling yesterday when they found out the eateries had been ordered to close after breaching safe mgmt measures. One customer said on FB…

Long queues at Lim Chee Guan after it opens stores for walk-ins

Long queues formed outside Lim Chee Guan’s Chinatown and Jewel Changi Airport outlets on Tues morning as shoppers rushed to do some last-minute shopping for bak kwa. Some joined the queues as early as 8am, although the outlets…

ITE to offer subsidised courses on flying drones

Drone enthusiasts can soon take up courses at ITE, the first and only public education institution here to be allowed to teach drone courses and certify flyers – at subsidised rates. These classes, which range from seven hours…

Covid-19 testing for Chinatown workers sees good turnout

The two-day Covid-19 surveillance testing for workers in Chinatown was off to a strong start yesterday, with more than 70 people seen waiting to get swabbed at lunchtime. When ST visited at around 1pm, the queue was seen…

Small family project Unmanned Free Food Pantry gets bigger, better

When Mr Ken Yeo first started the Unmanned Free Food Pantry (UFFP) last Aug to help the needy staying in rental HDB flats, he did not expect his small family project to expand beyond the western part of…

Most Singaporeans, PRs want to improve welfare of foreign workers

Most Singaporeans and PRs want to improve the welfare of migrant workers and are willing to pay more to companies that provide better working and living conditions to these workers, with the majority willing to pay between 5…

Migrant workers happy with their working and living conditions

Migrant workers are generally contented with their working and living conditions here, though some think their salaries are insufficient due to the high cost of living in Singapore. Most of them also want to integrate more with the…

Crowds still seen in Chinatown despite new measures

Turn off the CNY light-up over the weekend? Check. Put in new crowd control measures. Check. A lot can change in a week, such as the introduction of the above measures to reduce crowding in Chinatown’s shopping precinct…

13 HDB resale flats sold for at least $1m each last month

HDB resale market started the year on a strong footing as prices rose for the seventh consecutive month last month, propped up by the continuing strong demand for public housing. According to flash data from SRX released yesterday,…

Crowds pack Chinatown wet market to stock up on seafood

Safe distancing requirements amid the Covid-19 pandemic did not stop hundreds of shoppers from descending on the wet market at Chinatown Complex on Tues morning. The shoppers, many of whom had come from places as far as Woodlands…

Single check-in with TraceTogether app, token will suffice in future

The inconvenience of checking in and out with SafeEntry at different stores within a shopping centre will be a thing of the past once compulsory TraceTogether-only SafeEntry kicks in. A single check-in with the TraceTogether app or token…

Driverless bus trials attract curious passengers

Ms Satoko Nemoto, a 43-year-old Japanese housewife who has been in Singapore for three months, travelled by MRT all the way from her home in Pasir Ris to Haw Par Villa just to ride on the driverless bus…

Chinatown so crowded that safe distancing is not possible

CNY bazaar may have been cancelled, but that has not stopped crowds from thronging Chinatown during this festive season. When TNP team was there for three hours on Sat Trengganu St, Temple St and Pagoda St were teeming…

Weaker demand for online CNY bazaars, but organisers, vendors press on

With the cancellation of Chinatown’s CNY bazaar this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, online editions have sprouted up for the first time to keep the festive cheer – and small businesses – going. Even though these digital…

Seniors in assisted living flats can get caregiving service subsidies

Seniors who wish to live in Singapore’s first assisted living flats may be eligible for government subsidies of up to 80 per cent for a shared caregiving service, which includes showering, dressing and moving around. The means-tested subsidy…

Trial to pedestrianise parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty

From next month, a stretch of road next to Kampung Admiralty will be temporarily closed off to cars and other private vehicles as part of a trial to repurpose road lanes as footpaths, pedestrianised streets or cycling paths.…

Hundreds of lanterns to light up Chinatown ahead of Chinese New Year

Celebrations to usher in an auspicious CNY will begin this Sat in Chinatown, with the area getting illuminated by hundreds of lanterns. Festivities are expected to be muted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but there will still…

No dragon dances, fewer lion dances to welcome Year of the Ox

There will be fewer dancing animals to welcome the Year of the Ox. Dragon dances are cancelled and lion dancers cannot perform at many public spaces this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. These are among stricter infection…

Collision with bike leaves girl, 8, needing eye surgery

An eight-year-old girl was left with a pair of broken spectacles and a bleeding eye after she was allegedly hit by a food delivery rider on a bicycle on Fri last week. The accident happened as the pupil…

Some barbecue pits and camping sites to reopen on Wednesday

Barbecue pits and camping sites in parks here will reopen for use on Wed. Applications for permits restarted last Wed. As of 2pm on Fri, 14 camping permits and 29 barbecue pit permits have been issued, NParks said.…

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