betty January 14, 2021

Central Kalimantan, INDONESIA, Jan 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – In November 2020, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve conducted training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of Farmer Groups (KT). The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS). The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer […]

betty January 14, 2021

The past year has changed the job market in Singapore dramatically, with digital transformation gaining significant traction across almost all sectors. To help professionals keep pace, SAP and Temasek Polytechnic have introduced a seven-month training initiative under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme — Company Training (SGUP–CT) for mid-career job seekers. If you are looking for […]

betty January 13, 2021

SINGAPORE – An 83-year-old Singaporean man who returned from India was among the 17 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Tuesday (Jan 12). He was asymptomatic and tested positive for the virus on Monday. Tuesday’s cases were all imported, taking Singapore’s total to 58,946. They were all serving their stay-home notices or had been isolated on […]

betty January 12, 2021

SINGAPORE – A one-year-old baby and a two-year-old toddler who arrived from India were among the 22 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday (Jan 11). Both girls, the baby is a short-term visit pass holder while the toddler is a dependant’s pass holder. They were asymptomatic and tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Monday’s […]

betty January 11, 2021

*Jamie Tan, 16, has enjoyed what few other students normally would. The teenager experienced behind-the-scenes work at a TV studio, learned the art of radio broadcasting, constructed objects for 3D printing and even lifted fingerprint cells. All this was made possible after his mother Ms Cindy Teoh, 47, enrolled him in PSB Academy’s  five-day-long Immersion […]

betty January 10, 2021

SINGAPORE – A total of 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport have tested negative for Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (Jan 9). The ministry announced on Thursday a special testing operation of all hotel staff after two unlinked cases were found among staff there. A third case also emerged […]

betty January 9, 2021

SINGAPORE – A train fault occurred on the North-South MRT line late Friday night (Jan 8), but was cleared with train services progressively restored before midnight. In a post on Twitter just after 11pm, rail operator SMRT said that owing to a train fault commuters should add 25 minutes to their travel time between Woodlands […]

betty January 8, 2021

SINGAPORE – While Covid-19 has made it necessary for many to embrace digitalisation, there are some who need help grasping tools and skills of technology, and they should not be left behind, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Maliki Osman. Digital inclusivity was one of the main concerns highlighted by participants during a virtual […]

betty January 6, 2021

When Mr Anand Kumar was a lieutenant in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), one of his duties included overseeing Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) returning for their In-Camp Training (ICT).  “Some of them shared with me what their companies were doing to support them when they had to go for ICT, and that […]

betty January 6, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the global economy hard. With job losses on the rise and pay cuts a reality for many, families have had to tighten their belts. Mr Alfred Chia, the chief executive of financial advisory firm SingCapital, and president of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore, tells The Straits Times’ Invest editor […]

betty January 6, 2021

In Singapore, 10 households are trialling an activity-tracking smart home device that could let people know what their elderly parents or family members with health problems are doing, giving them more peace of mind. When the device is installed in a home’s electrical distribution board, it tracks electricity use and identifies activities, such as people […]

betty January 6, 2021

Remember how people rushed to supermarkets island-wide to stock up on food when Singapore entered the state of Dorscon Orange and, subsequently, the circuit breaker?  Such incidences of panic food buying in Singapore, and also around the world, are an indicator of what is known as “low household food resilience”, says Dr Johannah Soo, a Food […]

betty January 6, 2021

SINGAPORE – Stores and eateries in Orchard Road are among places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, said the Ministry of Health on Tuesday (Jan 5). On Dec 26, infected people visited Zara at 313@Somerset between 1.50pm and 2.30pm, and Mayoral at Paragon between 6.06pm and 6.40pm. The Orchard Road eateries added to the list were Prive […]

betty January 5, 2021

SINGAPORE – Investigating the offence of a person being naked at home cannot be compared to enforcing against smoking near windows and at balconies of homes, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu on Monday (Jan 4). “One can smell smoke even without having sight of the smoker, or the ability to pin-point […]

betty January 5, 2021

SINGAPORE – Safety must be ensured for people receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, and that will include having a proper queuing and registration system, and ensuring their data is captured accurately. All of these will have a bearing on how quickly vaccinations can be rolled out, Parliament heard on Monday (Jan 4). “So it is quite […]

betty January 4, 2021

Browsing through Singapore design studio Onlewo’s colourful fabrics evokes a feeling of familiarity — each motif found on its homeware products tells a heartfelt story about Singapore. Take the My Home collection, featuring four patterns titled Blk 1, Blk 2, Blk 3 and Blk 4 after the naming convention of apartment blocks in Housing Board […]

betty January 2, 2021

SINGAPORE – Three malls and nine eateries were among the 12 new locations added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were infectious, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (Jan 1). The Japanese restaurants added to the list comprised Chikuyotei Japanese Restaurant at UE Square River Wing, Renga-Ya House […]