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Singapore becomes the first nation in the world to licence sale of LAB grown chicken meat

Singaporean authorities have permitted U.S. start-up Eat Just to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, becoming the first firm in the world to receive regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals. Demand for alternatives to regular meat is surging due to consumer concerns about health, animal welfare and the environment. […]

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British billionaire James Dyson sells Singapore’s priciest “super penthouse” for 15% loss

James Dyson, a British billionaire and the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, and his wife are selling their three-storey Singapore penthouse for US$ 54 million a year after purchasing it. The penthouse perched atop of Singapore’s tallest building, the Tanjong Pagar Centre, the five-bedroom “super penthouse” is equipped with a 600-bottle wine cellar. “An […]

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Fatal disease is affecting rabbits in Singapore

A fatal disease that primarily affects rabbits has been detected in Singapore, Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) said on Thursday. The Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is highly contagious, acute and fatal, although it is not zoonotic and does not affect humans or other animal species, AVS added. A news release published on the National Parks […]

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Singapore to test all migrant workers living in dormitories for coronavirus

Singapore to test all 3,23,000 migrant workers living in cramped dormitories for coronavirus. The dorms have become a hotbed for coronavirus in the tiny city-state. The island’s tally of 25,346 infections is one of Asia’s highest, and a vast majority of these cases is made up by migrant workers squeezed into often unsanitary dormitories on […]

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Singapore deploys pandemic robot in parks to remind humans to follow social distancing

The Boston Dynamics robot known as Spot has been deployed to a park in Singapore to remind people they should follow social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, according to a new report from Singapore’s top government technology agency. The new four-legged robot, which was set loose today in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park, broadcasts a message […]

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Singaporean man rents private swimming pool for $7,000 amid lockdown

A crazy rich Singaporean man rented a swimming pool for $7,040 a month amid the coronavirus crisis. Faced with the prospect of not being able to swim in his condominium pool, which is closed because of Singapore’s strict lockdown measures, the British expat cast around his neighbors’ properties. He initially wanted to lease the entire […]

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Singapore announces lockdown restrictions until June 1

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday announced the extension of the lockdown till June 1. PM Lee in a televised address to the nation said that aim was to bring down the number of coronavirus cases in the community “decisively” and to ensure that “leakages” do not occur. “To achieve these two objectives, we […]

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Singapore reports 942 fresh COVID-19 cases, mostly from dormitories used by foreign migrants

Singapore on Saturday reported a record of 942 new Covid-19 cases, a “vast majority” of them linked to packed dormitories that house foreign workers, including several Indian nationals. Around 3,00,000 low-wage workers, mostly from South Asia, work in Singapore in construction and maintenance. MosA large proportion of Singapore’s Covid-19 cases can be traced to foreign […]

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Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers to contain coronavirus

Singapore has quarantines 20,000 foreign workers in their dormitories for 14 days as coronavirus cases increase in the city state. Two dormitories have been isolated: one with 13,000 workers and 63 cases, and one with 6,800 workers and 28 cases. They are typically home to men from South Asia who work in construction. Although Singapore […]

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Man who collapsed at celebrity fight died of natural causes

An Indian-origin bodybuilding champion, who collapsed after a celebrity fight in Singapore, died of a natural cause relating to heart, the state coroner said in the findings released on Tuesday. Pradip Subramaniam, the former World Bodybuilding, and Physique Sports Federation Singapore president died aged 32 because of two underlying heart conditions, the Channel News Asia […]

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Experts are finding ‘patient-zero’ who spread coronavirus globally from Singapore

As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune. But the January sales meeting in a luxury Singapore hotel was far from auspicious. Someone seated in the room, […]

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Couple live-streams into own wedding amid coronavirus fears

As the coronavirus infections continue to rise, wedding celebrations are taking a hit. However, one such wedding went ahead without the bride and groom. Singapore couple Joseph Yew and his wife Kang Ting returned from a trip to China just days before their wedding. When guests expressed concerns about attending, the couple found a way […]