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Giant launches new vending machine concept at Tampines & IMM Jurong

Giant today announced the launch of VendMart, the concept of several vending machines retailing products from local companies under a single roof, at its Tampines and IMM Jurong hypermarkets. The supermarket chain says VendMart is a first-of-its-kind partnership…

Deliveroo is planning to go big with a concept that uses shared kitchens – here’s what it could mean for Singapore

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Food is big business in Singapore. In 2015, F&B services industry here generated a turnover of close to S$9 billion. It is no wonder then that food delivery app Deliveroo is hoping to bank on Singapore’s love for…

Suspected HDB heartland brothels see brisk business

At a pre-school on the ground floor of an HDB block in Hougang Ave 10, parents picked up their children under the watchful eye of several teachers. This innocent picture belied the fact that just one floor above,…

Bird Park to cover up show venue at new home to curb escapes

When the Bird Park moves to Mandai from its current Jurong premises by 2020, it will no longer have an open amphitheatre. Instead, bird shows will be conducted in a mesh-covered amphitheatre, ST has learnt. The mesh will…

Esplanade to show off its age in light display

Theatres on the Bay celebrates its 15th anniversary with big bold lights. From tomorrow to Oct 31, the number “15” will shine brightly from the domes nightly, accompanied by a moving-light display. There will be 12 moving-light displays…

Set up task force to help those living on streets

I read the report (180 found living on the streets; Oct 7) with a heavy heart. I am sure there are ways we can assist these people sleeping outdoors. Perhaps we could provide temporary shelter to them. We…

Multiple CashCard deductions a worrying problem

The carpark gantry at Lucky Plaza regularly deducts double and even triple the correct amount from my CashCard. The worrying thing is that the excess deductions are not reflected in the transaction receipts. I realised this was happening…

An open letter to a first-time home owner

My name is Robert, and I once lost my home. Some still call me a walking cautionary tale, a living example of what not to do when times are good. If you’re here looking for a “how-to” guide…

Mandai resort could be novel staycation option and draw tourists who enjoy the tropics

Banyan Tree Holdings’ future resort at the Mandai mega-nature attraction will appeal to both local and foreign visitors, and could get tourists to spend an extra day or two in Singapore, said tourism experts. It will offer a…

Heavy pedestrian traffic along Bt Batok road where 4-year-old girl was killed

In the heart of Bukit Batok town, many pedestrians were spotted crossing the stretch of road where a four-year-old girl and her domestic helper were knocked down by a car on Mon. A pedestrian overhead bridge stands near…

50 diesel hybrid buses to be on the road by second half of 2018

Fifty diesel hybrid public buses, which are more environmentally-friendly, will hit the roads here from the second half of next year, LTA said on Wed. And by 2019, 60 electric buses will also starting plying routes. A tender…

Self-service kiosks, ‘smartbeds’ and robots: The technology enhancing Singapore’s hotels

Checking in at the newly established Yotel Singapore along Orchard Road is a DIY process. Instead of lining up at the front desk, guests can register and collect their room keys via the self-service kiosks located at the…

Singtel, Ericsson to invest S$2m to facilitate Singapore’s 5G development

Singtel and Ericsson have joined forces to launch a Center of Excellence (CoE) to help the Republic gear up for the 5G mobile network switch. The duo will pump an initial S$2 million over the next three years…

LTA warns of ‘investment’ scam involving KL-Singapore HSR project

LTA on Wed issued a warning about an investment scam involving KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project. Scammers have been using fake documents including contracts, bonds and construction drawings to con people into “investing” in the HSR project, LTA…

If you think the hawker centre is not clean enough, you are not alone

Are you unhappy with the cleanliness at the hawker centre you go to for lunch? If you are, you could be part of 30 per cent of Singapore residents who feel the same way. According to a public…

2-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre to close on Feb 14

Two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre will close its doors permanently on Feb 14 next year. On Tues, chef Andre Chiang – the man behind the fine-dining outfit in Tanjong Pagar – said the move comes after a decision to re-prioritise…

Banyan Tree to open first resort in Singapore at Mandai

Banyan Tree Holdings will open its first resort in Singapore with a new eco-friendly development at Mandai. The luxury resort operator has been appointed to set up the new development, which will be owned by MPH and operated…

Alibaba to open research labs in Singapore and other countries with launch of DAMO Academy

Alibaba Group Holding will more than double R&D spending to $15 billion over the next three years to develop next-generation technology, drive its sprawling business and explore moonshot projects that could upend industries. The e-commerce giant plans to…

Beauty World Food Centre trustees ask court for the power to sell

The three trustees of the Beauty World Food Centre have gone to court asking for the power to sell the property, after a potential $17.5 million collective sale hit a snag when four stall owners opposed the move.…

Will the bike sharing economy in Singapore last?

The sharing economy has been on an upward trajectory, with the most recent phenomenon being bike-sharing. Going for pittance a ride, the on-demand ubiquity of the bikes is testament to popularity of the concept among people in Singapore.…

Singapore’s 10-year journey in urban solar

Building facades that can generate electricity from the sun, movable solar systems, and floating solar energy plants—if this sounds like a vision of the future, that’s because it is for space-crunched Singapore. These innovations form the centrepiece of…

Miyoshi to sell factory property for $7.8 mil

Precision engineering firm Miyoshi has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to dispose of its factory property at 5 Second Chin Bee Road for $7.8 million. The single-storey detached factory, which sits on leasehold land spanning 4,883.8…

Viva Industrial Trust declines to acquire Ang Mo Kio property

The managers of Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) announced on Oct 9 that they have declined an offer to purchase an Ang Mo Kio property at $300 million from Ho Lee Group. Located along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5,…

Ascott REIT acquires Ascott Orchard Singapore

Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott REIT) completed the acquisition of Ascott Orchard Singapore for $405m. The Ascott Limited’s (TAL) affiliates previously bought the property, formerly Somerset Gran Cairnhill, and transformed it to an integrated development which includes Ascott Orchard…

CapitaLand forms 80% owned subsidiary

CapitaLand established an 80% owned subsidiary, Synergy Global Housing Intl Pte Ltd (Synergy), as part of its business development. According to an announcement, Synergy will focus on investment holding for the company. It was registered for $100 comprising…

SingPost Centre poised to thrive with location advantage & tech perks: Maybank

In a Wed report, Maybank Kim Eng analyst John Cheong projects the new SingPost Centre to bring the group an additional rental income of $22 million, which translates to about $13 million of earnings assuming a steady 90%…

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