Instead of the traditionally pleasant but warm weather of may, we're given either buckets of rain, hot enough to dry grass and cloudiness at a degree in which you wonder why it's not raining buckets. At the very least the cloudiness gives us some relief with it's relatively fast speeds cooling us off like a free air conditioner. But more often than not, it's either being drenched or roasted alive.
A pre-school in Bedok Reservoir has registered its staff for a slot at Khatib MRT to be picked up for swab test. This is strange as there is a pick-up point at Tampines West which is much nearer to where most of the staff are staying. It takes 1.5 hours to travel from Bedok to Khatib by MRT. During this covid-19 situation, doesn't it make sense to shorten travel distance to minimise risk of exposure to viruses?
A reader was surprised upon reviewing his SP group utility bills. For the Water Services charges, the bill includes a Waterborne Fee and also a Water Conservation Tax. However to the reader's surprise, the final utility bill is inclusive of GST. So apparently the calculation shows that GST is being charged on the Water Conservation Tax.
During this Circuit Breaker, the use of face masks when going outdoors is compulsory. A failure to wear a mask can lead to a $300 fine. However our contributor thinks there seems to be more people wearing their face masks incorrectly these days. One of the wrong ways include wearing their masks under their noses or loose masks.
I pre-ordered from Hougang Blk 805 Seafood Kitchen Zichar stall 2 days in advance for Mother's Day dinner at 6pm on 10 May and payment was made. However, on Mother's Day, we waited from 6pm to 8pm and food still did not arrive. Hence, I took a cab from Punggol to the Hougang stall and asked them why my pre-order was not sent out. There was no apology and the lady kept telling me they were too busy till they forgot my order.
Looking at the way Singapore Government spends its money, I think there is a lot of room for improvement. There are many statutory boards that can be privatised and should belong to the private sector,such as Science Centre Singapore. Science centre singapore is a statutory board under MOE. They got approximately 70 million dollars of grants from the govt in the past 2 FYs under operating grants from govt and grants from other govt agencies. Cant this 70million dollars be used more prudently for other uses like building better school infrastructure or healthcare, building more ICU units?
This poor boy was walking beside his mummy along a linkway at 178B Rivervale Crescent. He then kicked onto this raised concrete kerb and fell down. This linkway is newly renovated by Pasir Ris Punggol Town Council. Before renovation, there was no raised kerb. But after renovation, this kerb was installed and became a tripping hazard. This kerb can be dangerous to both the young and elderly.
Four residents were fined on 20 April 2020 for not practising safe distancing in their condominiums and a management corporation (MCST) for not closing its common facilities. However, I am concerned over the $1,000 fine imposed on the condominium in Amber Road. Who is responsible for this lapse? To allow the fine to be paid using the common MCST fund would mean that all the residents in the condominium are guilty of the offence or are they?
A Zaobao journalist known on IG as @songpei published a story on an NTU student who had Covid19, and took pictures from the latter's Instagram story without permission. The journalist had tried to ask the student for an interview about his experience with Covid, but the student declined and rejected him. However, he still went ahead to publish the story with the latter's IG pictures, and even details of his family members.