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Kneecap dislocations on the rise among active teenagers in S’pore

SINGAPORE – Seventeen-year-old Nur Insyirah twisted her right knee playing football when she was just 12. She fell hard and her knee swelled and hurt badly. Following the incident, Insyirah went for physiotherapy but continued to experience a “funny feeling” in the knee whenever she ran. At times, it also felt like it might give... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 25
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 25

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, July 25. Unvaccinated 83-year-old dies from Covid-19 complications The Singaporean woman was linked to the Block 121 Bukit Merah View cluster. READ MORE HERE Some employees in S’pore still returning to workplace amid Covid-19 surge One had been asked to return to the office on... » read more

Helpers do crucial work for families, say employers

SINGAPORE – From cooking to cleaning to taking care of the children and elderly parents, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) have kept many families going even as the coronavirus pandemic upended lives. Amid the current shortage of new MDWs, four employers told The Sunday Times that they intend to hold on to their maids and would... » read more

Why helpers stick it out despite being overworked

SINGAPORE – Ever since her employer’s son and daughter-in-law returned from the United States in January, her workload in the family’s five-storey house has taken a great toll on her. Yanti (not her real name), a domestic worker, said the family of four rings a bell for her to attend to their every need. Please... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 24
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, July 24. Tokyo Olympics: An opening ceremony like no other as Japan welcomes the world The ceremony lacked the usual glitz with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance. READ MORE HERE Jurong Fishery Port Covid-19 cluster grows to 665 cases; free test kits for those... » read more

Reimagining Singapore: How the city might look like in the future
Reimagining Singapore: How the city might look like in the future

Keep S’pore flexible with 24-hour nodes, creative use of space for evolving needs Singapore is changing its approach to long-term planning. Rather than deciding the development needs of future generations for them, the Government is now setting a path for them to make land use decisions for themselves, when the timing is right. To facilitate this... » read more

Wanted: Local designers to give modern spin to traditional crafts
Wanted: Local designers to give modern spin to traditional crafts

SINGAPORE – Local designers who are keen to learn about traditional crafts in danger of disappearing now have the chance to work with local craftsmen and create commercially viable products that incorporate such designs. Peranakan beadwork can potentially be put on shoes. Designs used in rangoli, the Indian art of making patterns, usually on the... » read more

Meal areas set up in malls, community centres for front-line workers

SINGAPORE – Meal areas have been set up in malls and community clubs for front-line workers to have their meals as Singapore tightens measures for the coming weeks to stem Covid-19 infections. About 30 such venues have been set up across Singapore to provide delivery riders, safe distancing ambassadors as well as taxi and private hire... » read more

HDB resale prices rise 3% in Q2, transactions fall amid Covid-19 curbs

SINGAPORE – Resale prices for Housing Board flats climbed for the fifth consecutive quarter, though the volume of transactions were hit by tightened Covid-19 measures. Property analysts expect that prices are likely to rise further, with demand outstripping supply in part due to delays in completion for new HDB flats. In the second quarter of... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 23
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 23

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, July 23. Boon Lay Place Food Village to shut till Aug 6 after 7 Covid-19 cases found There were also five more cases added to the Marina Bay Sands Casino cluster, which now has 15 cases. READ MORE HERE S’pore schools offer mental health... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 22
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 22

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, July 22. New Covid-19 cluster at Marina Bay Sands Casino with 11 cases; 2 markets in Clementi, Whampoa to shut The casino will be closed to the public from Thursday to Aug 5. READ MORE HERE Irresponsible behaviour of KTV cluster not reason for... » read more

Youth Month 2021: Young S’poreans turn Covid-19 crisis into opportunity
Youth Month 2021: Young S’poreans turn Covid-19 crisis into opportunity

Covid-19 bad? Yes, but Ms Rachel Lim, 20, a politics, philosophy and economics student at the Yale-National University of Singapore College, turned the crisis into an opportunity. It was “perfect”, she says. Even fortuitous for her future. Yes, Covid-19 dashed her plans to study abroad last year. But it led to her applying for a... » read more