Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg If there's one thing that we're pretty sure of now, it's that Singapore is dead set on living with Covid-19. Over 80 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated, and with that, the country has officially eased into a pre-endemic transition phase . We can see that life in Singapore is starting to resemble — bit by bit — pre-pandemic normalcy. People are now allowed to eat outside in groups of up to five. We have opened up vaccinated travel lanes with Brunei and Germany. Vaccinated folks who get infected with Covid-19 can now recover at home instead of a hotel or care facility. Vaccination appears to be the magical key to unlocking the tiresome restrictions that have plagued Singaporeans for over a year. Yet as the restrictions eased, the case numbers started to climb. Over the course of the first two weeks of September, the number of daily new infections has jumped from 180 to 837. ... » Learn More about Endemic Covid-19: Expect to get infected sooner or later
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Hand hygiene just got a lot more luxe. Within a week, local leather gifting brand Bynd Artisan went from crafting customised notebooks to European leather hand sanitiser holders. It was to keep its team of 12 craftsmen, half of whom are aged above 50, active and purposeful, says co-founder Winnie Chan. The bookbinding boss, who is in her late 40s, landed on the idea after buying hand sanitisers in bulk to distribute to her staff. Its senior craftsman later designed the mould for the hand sanitiser holders. That was before circuit breaker measures were first announced on April 3, mandating that Bynd Arti-san's five ateliers close on April 7. In three days, the team scrambled to pull together take-home kits for the craftsmen. Inside were punching tools, cutting boards, leather pieces and the holder mould to trace and cut out. On April 8, the team got on a Zoom conference call for a refresher on how to make the leather holders. Among them was its oldest craftsman, a ... » Learn More about From leather gift products to hand sanitiser holders: Allowing craftsmen to stay active and purposeful
PUTRAJAYA Corporation (PjC) is organising virtual sporting events for the community to keep active amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Its community service director Rosli Abdul Talib said taking part in sporting activities would help people of all ages have fun and cope with stresses in life. To encourage participation from people of all ages, he said PjC selected activities that were easy and on trend, namely jump rope and skateboarding. “These activities are also chosen because they can be completed easily anywhere. “The Jump Rope Challenge Putrajaya 2021 is open to the city’s residents as well as those who work or study here. “Participants need to send a video of themselves jumping rope for one minute. “The contestant with the highest number of jumps wins,” he added. The Best Skate Video at Home Challenge is open to all Malaysians. Rosli said participants needed to upload videos of them in action, to their personal Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtags ... » Learn More about Virtual sporting events key to staying active
YOUTHS from all walks of life are not taking a backseat in the fight against Covid-19. Many are stepping up to do their part to support the country’s efforts to vaccinate the population. Despite the risk of being exposed to thousands of people every day, youngsters are continuing to serve the community tirelessly at vaccination centres (PPV) with the aim of helping the nation move a step closer to achieving herd immunity. Among the unsung heroes is Persada Johor International Convention Centre PPV volunteer Muhammad Hariz Abu Bakar, 20, who decided to volunteer to lighten frontliners’ burden and help the country fight an invisible enemy. “I recently finished my matriculation programme and am waiting to enter university. Since I have a lot of time to spare, I decided to apply to be a volunteer at the PPV in Johor Baru. “Although we are not able to help our medical frontliners directly because we are not trained in the field, we can at least help in other ways. “It is at times ... » Learn More about Youths stand tall at vaccination centres
Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin practise laser focus, work ethic and gratitude at every opportunity. I tallied their use of the word "grateful", which came up no less than 30 times in our hour-long interview, but not in the woo-woo tonality often linked to Californians and Instagram stars. In the pursuit of their wildest dreams, they make a point of not forgetting to do "kid stuff" along the way. "It's a thing, because we're always working. We're like, let's go and do some kid s*** today. I bought this electric bike and we've been riding around the neighbourhood - in a safe manner." says singer-songwriter Benjamin, 19 with his signature gap-tooth grin. Work for the pair spans every aspect of the creative arts. Ziegler, 18, is arguably the most recognisable dancer in the world. She starred in the hugely popular reality TV show Dance Moms between 2011 to 2016 and cemented herself in pop culture history with a bounce-off-the-wall performance in Australian singer-songwriter Sia ... » Learn More about Creative power couple in the spotlight
Property prices really have gone up across all segments, even the extreme luxury end. Good class bungalows (GCBs) have been all the rage in 2021: From $144 million worth in transactions in 48 hours (in July), to news of tech billionaires developing a penchant for these. There’s also a good likelihood that, with Covid-19 continuing to wreak havoc, the GCB trend will be ongoing for quite a while longer. Here’s what’s happening: GCB transaction volumes are close to the last highs of 2010 The last peak for GCBs was in 2010, when transactions totalled $1.85 billion , with around 101 transactions. By comparison, the first half of 2021 alone saw about $2.05 billion in transactions, with 68 transactions. The contrast is even sharper, between 2020 and 2021. Last year, total GCB transactions only reached around $415.8 million, with 21 transactions. On a year-on-year basis (January to August), GCB prices averaged $1,391 psf in 2021, but have since jumped to about $1,713 psf. The ... » Learn More about Why are Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) headed for a record high in 2021?
Amid the backdrop of rising HDB prices, one fact has begun to stand out: resale flats in non-mature estates have to “narrow the gap”. One of the transaction records for non-mature flats, in March 2021 was in Punggol; this was when a five-room flat sold for $910,000. In fact, there have been 41 transactions in non-mature estates this year, that have gone beyond $800,000. Here’s a look at what’s going on: Town Flat Type Size Model Lease Commenced Price Punggol Five room 147 Premium Apartment Loft 2012 $910,000 Hougang Executive 138 Apartment 1997 $892,888 Choa Chu Kang Executive 182 Premium Maisonette 1998 $890,000 Hougang Executive 135 Apartment 1997 $888,000 Hougang Executive 146 Maisonette 1992 $885,000 Bukit Batok Executive 165 Maisonette 1997 $880,000 Hougang Executive 156 Maisonette 1992 $880,000 Bukit Batok Executive 165 Maisonette 1997 ... » Learn More about Will we see million-dollar HDB flats in non-mature estates soon?
HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates in the November 2021 BTO sales launch. The Jurong West BTO will be one of the three projects to be launched in the west, with 220 units of 3-room and 4-room flats. Here’s 99.co’s detailed review of the November 2021 BTO at Jurong West Project name: To be announced Location: Jurong West Street 93 Classification: Non-mature estate Number of units: 220 units (3-room and 4-room) Number of blocks: To be announced HDB’s estimated completion date: To be announced Indicative price range: Prices will only be announced during the November 2021 BTO launch. In the meantime, SRX has come up with these estimations based on nearby resale transactions and launch prices from recent BTO launches. Price range 3-room $200,000 – $260,000 4-room $280,000 – $390,000 Source: SRX . These estimations take into account property age and location. If a launch is nearer to ... » Learn More about HDB November 2021 BTO in-depth review: Jurong West
China is prepared to bail out Iraq by having the Middle Eastern country sign a multibillion deal with Chinese state-owned company ZhenHua Oil , Bloomberg reported . Under the deal, Iraq's government will receive cash upfront in exchange for providing long-term oil supplies. Gulf News further reported that the Iraqi agency overseeing petroleum exports, SOMO, had selected ZhenHua Oil after requesting for bids by oil traders. A final decision has yet to be made by Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, however, as "several offers" are being studied, a spokesperson for Iraq's Cabinet stated. Should deal go through, China will buy 4 million barrels per month from Iraq According to SOMO, should the deal go through, it will entail: ZhenHua Oil buying 4 million barrels per month from Iraq, or 130,000 barrels per day, A one year upfront payment of over US$2 billion (S$2.6 billion), and The deal itself running for a period of five years. ... » Learn More about China prepared to bail out cash-tight Iraq with multibillion oil deal
Thai corporations are pushing forward carbon pricing as a cost-effective mechanism to facilitate lower carbon emissions to raise their environment, social and governance (ESG) performance and fulfil the country’s commitment under the Paris Agreement1 of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by one-fifth from the business-as-usual level within a decade. In this respect, the recently launched “Thailand Carbon Neutral Network” (TCNN) aims to build the capacity of members to participate in the carbon credit market which incentivise businesses to fight the climate crisis with investment in green technology such as energy efficiency enhancement, renewable energy and waste management, and support tree planting and forest conservation. One of TCNN’s core missions is to accelerate local businesses’ engagement in the Thailand Carbon Credit Exchange Platform, co-developed by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) and the Federation of Thai Industries in 2015. The platform ... » Learn More about CARBON PRICING: KEY DRIVER OF GREEN ECONOMY