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30 years after Mount Pinatubo eruption, scientists look at how S’pore can be better prepared

Three decades after Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines billowed enough ash to blanket Singapore and cut out enough sunlight worldwide to cool the Earth for years, NTU scientists are looking into how the Republic can better prepare for…

Are $1m HDB resale flats going to be ‘normal’ from now on?

A record number of HDB resale flats changed hands for at least $1 million so far this year – and we are only halfway through 2021. This performance would have been remarkable in any year, let alone a…

Future of Mandai public golf course uncertain as site put under review

The long-term future of Mandai Executive Golf Course – one of three public golf courses here – is up in the air, with plans for the site under review. Without giving a specific date, a spokesman for PUB…

Two teens get electric shock from lamp post in Lorong 5 Toa Payoh on Sunday

Two teenagers received an electric shock from a lamp post in Lorong 5 Toa Payoh on Sun. The incident occurred at about 8.25pm, when the pair attempted to retrieve a football from the fitness corner in front of…

Wayfinding murals help residents find their way home in Kebun Baru

Madam Shirley Cheong was at the void deck of her HDB block when she noticed an elderly woman, who she knew lived in a nearby block, walking up the stairs. Speaking in Mandarin, Madam Cheong, 78, said: “I…

Yio Chu Kang is 3rd town to feature dementia-friendly murals

Visitors to certain HDB blocks in Yio Chu Kang will be greeted by paintings of creatures like the Merlion and sports icons like footballer Lionel Messi. The colourful murals on the walls are part of efforts to help…

All Saints Home in Hougang undergoes cleaning after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

All Saints Home in Hougang underwent cleaning and disinfection after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 last Sat. The 23-year-old male Indian national, who works as a nursing aide, tested positive for the virus during the home’s…

Vaccination begins for ITE students as 3 out of 4 MOE centres open

Vaccination has begun for all ITE students on Mon now that three out of four MOE vaccination centres have opened. Vaccination centre operations started at ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio on June 7, at ITE College…

Easing of Covid-19 measures: Larger groups seen at parks; beauty services in high demand

Larger groups of people were seen at some parks and several beauty salons were fully booked on Mon, the first day of the relaxation of Covid-19 curbs imposed since last month. When ST visited Bishan Park and Jurong…

Businesses in S’pore prepare for larger group sizes, higher capacity limits as Covid-19 rules eased

Businesses are gearing up to welcome more customers, with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Mon, which includes an increase in the cap on social group sizes from two to five. Some are looking forward to welcoming more…

Million-dollar HDB flats: Half of S’pore’s 24 towns have them, including Hougang, Geylang and Ang Mo Kio

While The Pinnacle @ Duxton is arguably the “poster boy” for million-dollar HDB flats in Singapore, such flats are not exclusively located in the central area. Half of Singapore’s 24 HDB towns are home to million-dollar HDB flats,…

Bukit Merah market stallholders worry about lost income as COVID-19 testing starts for cluster

Stallholders at the temporarily shuttered 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are worried about losing income, MP Joan Pereira (PAP-Tanjong Pagar) told reporters on Mon. She said that while the stallholders understand the need for these…

Covid-19: S’pore tightens border restrictions for travellers from Fiji, relaxes measures for those from Israel

Singapore on Mon tightened border measures for travellers from Fiji while relaxing restrictions for those from Israel, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in both countries. All travellers entering Singapore who have a travel history to Fiji…

F&B, retail micro, small enterprises ‘coping better’ during heightened alert versus circuit breaker: DBS

Micro and small enterprises in Singapore’s F&B and retail sector are coping better during the Phase 2 Heightened Alert (HA) versus last year’s “circuit-breaker” period, DBS said on Mon. About 35 per cent of micro and small enterprises…

JustCo names CFO to helm finance, capital markets and M&A functions

Co-working operator JustCo has appointed Loke Huey Teng as its CFO to helm its finance, capital markets and M&A functions. As a business partner to JustCo CEO Kong Wan Sing, Ms Loke will also collaborate with the executive…

How much of a threat are EVs to oil giants and neighbourhood mechanics?

While the impending wave of EVs heralds opportunities for many sectors, it threatens to disrupt others – among them, the retail fuel industry and your neighbourhood car mechanic. In recent years, global retail fuel companies have been pivoting…

EV agenda draws various sectors vying for slice of the pie

Singapore’s push for EVs has lured companies from a myriad of sectors, from renewable energy to electronics and payments, eager to get a foot into the ecosystem. While EVs are widely seen as an environmental asset, their economic…

Bukit Merah View market, Ion Orchard among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The new Covid-19 cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, as well as Ion Orchard, have been added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. The market…

Bukit Merah View market is new Covid-19 cluster; all staff and tenants quarantined, visitors offered free testing

All staff and tenants at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre have been placed on quarantine, due to the likelihood of an ongoing transmission of Covid-19 among people who work there, MOH said on Sun. The…

Bukit Merah View market closed for deep cleaning till June 15 after 2 Covid-19 cases reported

All stalls at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are closed from Sun to Tues for deep cleaning and disinfection by Tanjong Pagar Town Council, after two Covid-19 cases were detected there within the past week.…

More cargo and passenger flights at Changi Airport as traffic picks up amid Covid-19

The recovery of Changi’s aviation hub remains a work in progress, though cargo traffic has picked up and more flight connections are available for passengers. Passenger flights to 70 cities are now available at the airport, up from…

5 taken to hospital, 120 evacuated after fire in North Bridge Road HDB block

Five people were taken to hospital after a fire in North Bridge Road on Sat night. A SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the blaze at Blk 8 at about 10.15pm. The fire involved contents of a…

Largest integrated transport hub in Singapore opens in Woodlands

Commuters in Woodlands can look forward to a smoother and more comfortable journey with the opening of the Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) on Sun. The ITH – a term for fully air-conditioned bus interchanges linked to MRT…

How rents and business in S’pore are affected as people work from home

Working from home is making many smaller businesses rethink whether they need to pay the same monthly rent just to retain empty offices. So when their leases expire, some move their operations to shared office space while others…

2 new COVID-19 clusters, including Bukit Merah View market; 10 new community infections reported

Singapore reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Sun, including two unlinked infections. Eight were linked to previous cases. Two new clusters were identified, with one involving cases linked to Bukit Merah View…

Scheme to help F&B businesses provide delivery services, go online has helped 10,000 so far; extended by 1 month

A scheme to help F&B businesses defray the costs of providing food delivery services and going online has been extended by a month until Jul 15, ESG said on Sun. Since it was re-introduced on May 16, the…

Popular western food eatery Botak Jones making Depot Lane comeback

When Mr Bernard Utchenik, founder of Botak Jones, announced on FB earlier this month that the western food eatery would be making a comeback, he was shocked to learn that many people had missed the stall. “A lot…

Extension of dining-in ban causes some to tweak Father’s Day plans; restaurateurs hoping business will pick up

After the Government announced that dining-in at restaurants would only resume on June 21 if the coronavirus situation here remains under control, Mr Samuel Ong, 34, had no choice but to cancel the reservation he made early last…

Cleaner at Ion Orchard, SIM Global Education student among 5 unlinked Covid-19 cases; 3 cases withdrawn after false positives

A 45-year-old China national cleaner at Ion Orchard, a student from SIM Global Education and a 27-year-old Myanmar national domestic worker were among the five Covid-19 community cases reported on Sat that have no known sources of infection…

4 S’pore mosques to offer more Friday prayer spaces from June 25 under pilot

Mosques are working on offering more spaces for prayer during phase three (heightened alert) by creating a new zone for Fri prayers in four such places of worship. Muis said the four mosques will start the pilot for…

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