Tag: circuit breaker

2 babies born in Comfort DelGro taxicabs in the same week during CB

Singapore—In some cultures, the birth of a baby is a sign of good things to come. If this is indeed true, taxi company Comfort DelGro may consider itself very lucky indeed. In the same week toward the end of the Circuit Breaker, two babies—a boy...

My circuit breaker in a nutshell

Uneventful but could be worse. This is how I would describe my experience during circuit breaker. The biggest impact circuit breaker had on me was in terms of my school life. Since my school makes it compulsory for all students to stay on campus, we...

The future of post-Covid-19 Singapore through same old tired eyes

With the post-Circuit Breaker reopening entering Phase 2 on Friday (June 19) and as Singaporeans struggle to get back to normal life, there seems to be so much talk in the air about moving forward as a united nation. A whole series of rah-rah looking-beyond-Covid-19...

Netizen questions timing of events leading up to GE as overly favorable to PAP

Singapore—On Monday (June 15), a netizen named Chen Jiaxi Bernard took to Facebook to question the timing of the recent activities that affect Singapore on a national scale, as this could be perceived as a lead-up to the upcoming General Election (GE). The Government is...

Woman who met her boyfriend during circuit breaker fined S$5,000

A 30-year-old woman was fined S$5,000 for several offences, including leaving her house twice to meet her boyfriend during the Covid-19 "circuit breaker" period. Renukha Arumugam was fined on Monday (June 15) after being charged with five counts under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020. On...

Gaming fan invents role-playing game called “Circuit Breaker Run”

Singapore—Never underestimate the creativity of minds under a lockdown. One young Singaporean, inspired by the restrictions due to coronavirus pandemic, has developed a game where you can practice not getting caught, and fined, by social distancing officers. “Circuit Breaker Run” was developed by Justin Hui, during,...

Vogue Singapore apologises for social distancing faux pas in midst of Covid-19

Singapore — Vogue Singapore, which is scheduled to launch later in the year, has apologised for a social distancing faux pas in the midst of the circuit breaker restrictions. The fashion magazine has been criticised online after photos showed its editorial team members posing quite...

Sheng Siong staff advised to look for wakes during CB period and discreetly make donations

Singapore - A Sheng Siong Supermarket staff discreetly dropped S$200 into a wake's collection box with orders to provide financial assistance to those in need during the circuit breaker period. Sheng Siong Supermarket's heartwarming efforts to show kindness amid the Covid-19 pandemic has gone viral...

Singapore & the Philippines emerge from coronavirus restrictions at the same time, but with big differences

Singapore—Singapore and one of its Southeast Asian neighbours, the Philippines, began easing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic at the same time at the beginning of June. However, significant differences may be observed in the conditions of the two countries as life goes...

Masagos Zulkifli: 5% increase in people meeting together in week before circuit breaker restrictions lifted

Singapore—Although the country’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, noted in a Facebook post that there were zero community cases of Covid-19 on Monday (June 1), according to the Ministry of Health, he also pointed out that there has been a...