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Lighter traffic, fewer commuters as work from home kicks in

Peak-hour road traffic was lighter, there were fewer commuters on trains, and lunchtime crowds were smaller than usual for a working day at some places on Tues, the second weekday after Singapore’s return to phase two of its…

Man’s death in PMD-linked fire a misadventure: State Coroner

The state coroner yesterday found the death of a 40-year-old private-hire driver, who was possibly the first person to have died in Singapore following a fire linked to a PMD, to be an “unfortunate misadventure”. State Coroner Kamala…

Eateries, diners scramble to alter plans as group sizes set to reduce

With only a few days to go before Mother’s Day on Sun, diners and restaurants are quickly adjusting their plans to adapt to new restrictions. Several restaurant operators told TNP they have been calling customers who have made…

Nursing homes step up measures against Covid-19

Nursing homes have tightened their defences against Covid-19. This follows the rise in the number of community cases, including a resident who tested positive after being discharged from TTSH where a cluster has been detected. It was reported…

27 parks, developments recognised for good design and management

A total of 27 parks and developments in Singapore have been recognised for good landscape design and mgmt under an enhanced certification scheme by NParks. The 2020 Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework certification scheme now puts more emphasis on…

Event organisers adapting to meet new coronavirus safety rules

Media producer, Ms Chong, had been looking forward to going to the Love, MICappella concert on May 16 as it has been a long time since the local a cappella group held a live concert. But the 32-year-old…

Couples scramble to meet tighter safety measures for weddings

For the last two years, Ms Leona Ye has been meticulously planning for her big day on May 29. With the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, the marketing manager kept her fingers crossed and hopes high,…

Dengue situation eases but NEA urges vigilance to avoid resurgence

The dengue situation this year has eased after last year’s record number of cases, but the authorities are urging people to keep their guard up and stamp out mosquito breeding grounds at home to avoid a resurgence. More…

Khadijah Mosque, one of Singapore’s oldest, to be revamped

One of Singapore’s oldest mosques, home to a resource and counselling centre for countering extremism, will be renovated to better serve the community. The Khadijah Mosque in Aljunied, which was built in 1920 and underwent major preservation works…

Clean Tables Support Scheme ‘won’t cost cleaners their jobs’

His job to clear trays and clean tables six days a week has taken a toll on him, but a new funding support scheme to encourage more eating places to install tray-return facilities may help lighten his workload.…

Woman owns 73% share of house she bought with married man: Judge

A woman and a married man bought a $1.7 million house together as an investment, but they put the property under the man’s sole name to “save costs” on stamp duties and property tax. More than 10 years…

Minister urges tolerance for woman hoarding cardboard

An elderly woman hoarding cardboard boxes in the corridor of a HDB block has sparked concerns among residents about a fire hazard and obstruction of the pathway. Madam Sallemah, who is in her 80s, has been doing this…

Migrant workers flock to malls after restrictions lifted

Crowds continued to flock to Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza on Sun, with long queues seen outside both malls. Within the malls, the situation was more manageable with enough space for shoppers to move around. When ST visited…

Selarang Park Complex taps tech to manage inmates

Unlike what is standard procedure for those imprisoned elsewhere in Singapore, inmates at the Selarang Park Complex need not be escorted by prison officers to access several areas in it. They only have to scan their wrist tags…

Bukit Batok initiative aims to spur more green activities

A new community farm in Bukit Batok that will donate grown edibles to vulnerable residents is in the works. It is part of the Bukit Batok Green Plan, an initiative launched by Bukit Batok GROs and their community…

No age barrier in contributing to sustainability efforts here

The Government’s recent announcement that it will work on a charging model for disposable carrier bags at supermarkets has cast the spotlight on Singapore’s current environmental efforts, which often seem to be associated with the younger generation. But…

Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza buzzing as curbs are eased

Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza shopping centres were buzzing for the first time in months yesterday after restrictions limiting entry to the two malls on weekends were lifted the day before. The tills rang as workers on their…

Explore Telok Ayer with audio tour and Instagram

Enthusiasts will soon be able to enrich their trips down memory lane in two historic districts, with the help of an audio tour of Telok Ayer available for free on Spotify, and stories about that area as well…

More youth drawn to thrift shopping

Millennials and those in Generation Z are embracing thrift shopping 2 1/2 times faster than any other age group. That is according to research published by ThredUp, the world’s largest fashion resale platform inspiring a new generation to…

Elderly residents stranded as lifts stall at HDB block in Toa Payoh

One of the two lifts in his HDB block was not working, and the one he was in did not stop on his floor but went up and down several times before stalling between the 12th and 13th…

People now more willing to follow safe management measures: Survey

The pandemic has gone on longer than most people anticipated, but many are more willing to follow safe mgmt measures than a year ago, a new poll has revealed. The survey of 1,000 people aged 16 and above…

Trial to pedestrianise roads receives mixed reaction from residents

When she speaks to residents living near Kampung Admiralty, Sembawang GRC MP Mariam Jaafar never fails to ask about a 200m stretch of road that has sparked some contention in her ward. In a six-month trial that began…

Karaoke outlets pivoting but can’t wait for singing to return

Offering people a chance to “work, dine and chill” at its outlets has given a local karaoke chain a new lease of life amid the pandemic. Ms Jean Teo, 54, director of well-known chain Teo Heng, said it…

3-hour NEL disruption traced to power fault

A power fault led to a three-hour-long disruption between Serangoon and Punggol stations on NEL yesterday. Train services came to a halt between the two stations at about 7am, and resumed after repairs were completed at 9.53am. Services…

New NKF dialysis centre opens at Toa Payoh West Community Club

Residents in Toa Payoh West requiring kidney dialysis will now be able to conveniently go for treatment closer to their homes. The new Seck Hong Choon-NKF dialysis centre, located on the third storey of Toa Payoh West CC,…

Sembawang residents harvest vegetables for the needy

A second batch of vegetables was harvested and given to needy residents living in Sembawang GRC under its Gardens Give Back programme on Sun. The programme, which was first launched on Feb 28, sees residents take turns to…

Guidelines to help local farms ensure clean and green produce

New guidelines to help local farms ensure the production of clean and green local produce were launched yesterday. They are meant to assure consumers that produce from local vegetable farms is fresh, free from synthetic pesticides, and grown…

Boy, 11, starts journey to net zero lifestyle

It is never too late – or early – to adopt a net zero lifestyle, which reduces or eliminates carbon emission that causes global warming. Joshua Goh, 11, was introduced to it last Dec through a chance meeting…

Retiree, 75, ordered to clear his secret garden in forest

For the past 10 years, it has been his secret hideaway, an oasis away from Singapore’s urban sprawl. What began as a small seating area tucked away in a forest in Choa Chu Kang soon became a gardening…

Free groceries for needy Boon Lay residents at community shop

For Madam Hu Pei Ling, a 77-year-old who lives alone, the opening of Community Shop @ Boon Lay yesterday near her residence is something she has been looking forward to. Situated at Blk 176 Boon Lay Drive within…

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