Singapore’s cruise industry set to return to pre-pandemic levels between 2023 and 2024: STB

STB chief executive, Keith Tan said the resumption of port calls is an important milestone for Singapore and the region. “Cruising is a key tourism driver, and as ASEAN’s lead coordinator for cruise development, Singapore will continue to work with our counterparts to strengthen the region’s attractiveness as a cruising destination and source market.” CRUISE INDUSTRY … Read more

Parliament to discuss Sports Hub, inflation and GST hike at next sitting

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Sports Hub and inflation are two topics that will be in sharp focus at the next Parliament sitting on Monday (Jul 4), based on the number of questions filed on these issues. Twenty parliamentary questions have been tabled on the dissolution of the Singapore Sports Hub private-public partnership. They range from questions on the … Read more

950,000 HDB households to get second tranche of GST vouchers in July

SINGAPORE: About 950,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board (HDB) flats will receive their second quarterly Goods and Services Tax Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save and GSTV – service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates in July. These rebates are part of the enhanced permanent GSTV scheme and Household Support Package announced during the 2022 Budget in February. … Read more

Clinics in Singapore see rise in COVID-19 patients in new wave of infections

He added that he has treated symptomatic patients who tested negative with an antigen rapid test kit at home, but was positive when tested at the clinic.  “We do a proper test and we also assess for the complications of COVID-19. That’s why it’s very important to see your doctor,” he advised. Dr Cheng said … Read more

Prices of HDB resale flats, private homes accelerate faster in second quarter: Flash estimates

In the private sector, the price growth was strongest in the Rest of Central Region (RCR), which rose by 6 per cent in the second quarter, reversing the previous quarter’s 2.7 per cent fall, URA data showed. Prices in Outside Central Region (OCR) rose at a slower pace of 1.7 per cent, compared to the … Read more

SingPost releases stamps featuring different landmarks of Rail Corridor

SINGAPORE: A set of stamps featuring different landmarks of the Rail Corridor was released on Friday (Jul 1) to coincide with the opening of the restored Bukit Timah Railway Station.  “The launch of this stamp issue coincides with the opening of the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node today by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) … Read more

Crayfish, scallop from Song Fish Dealer recalled by SFA

SINGAPORE: Song Fish Dealer has been directed on Thursday (Jun 30) to recall its crayfish and half shell scallop after they were found to contain cadmium at levels exceeding the limit stated in Singapore’s food regulations. The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a news release that the recall is a precautionary measure. “Heavy metals … Read more

All army camps to be integrated with smart technologies as part of SAF’s digital transformation efforts

SINGAPORE: All army camps will soon be integrated with smart technologies to enhance administrative processes and free up more time for training. Among the smart technologies to be implemented is a mobile application which will allow servicemen to have access to camp, unit and training information on the go.  They will also be able to … Read more

SAF’s new Digital and Intelligence Service to recruit more digital experts

In a media release on Thursday (Jun 30), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said the SAF will continue to grow its initial core of digital experts through recruitment, in-service conversions and professional partnerships with the wider digital ecosystem. In 2019, when C4X and DCX were set up, MINDEF said then that it planned to recruit … Read more