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Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants headed for Singapore

Co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants will be rolled out across Singapore over the next three years, the first by this Christmas. Fat Brands, the US parent of the two quick-service restaurant brands, has signed a franchise deal…

With SP Group operating national power grid, how competitive will prices be in open market?

The opening of the electricity market via soft launch in Apr raises a few questions of public interest, about whether it is indeed in the name of market competition. First, the electricity produced by the power generation companies…

Perennial enters joint venture to develop former Goodluck Garden site

Perennial Real Estate Holdings has entered into a joint venture to develop the former Goodluck Garden freehold residential site along Toh Tuck Road in Singapore. PRE 9, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Perennial, will hold a 40% stake…

Private residential prices, REITs to see strong sequential growth ahead: Jefferies

Singapore’s property sector will see a strong growth, especially in its private residential prices and REIT, according to Jeffries. In a Wed report, analyst Krishna Guha says, “We maintain our price growth and sales volume forecast for 2018…

Keep endangered animals in holding area until Mandai parks built

Mandai Park Development should consider keeping endangered animals in a holding area until works on the Mandai parks are completed. After “critically endangered”, the next step down on the Intl Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of…

Maxwell Chambers to be world’s first smart hearing facility

There is a mobile phone application for everything, and now one for dispute resolution hearings in Singapore as well. Not content with being the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex, Maxwell Chambers is now gearing up to become…

Fire breaks out at Yishun coffee shop, woman taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

A fire broke out at a coffee shop in Yishun on Wed morning, with a woman taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. SCDF told ST that it responded to the fire at Blk 101, Yishun Ave 5, at…

Germany’s TUV SUD breaks ground on S$100m hub at Intl Business Park

German testing, inspection and certification company TUV SUD has started construction of its S$100 million hub at the Intl Business Park (IBP) on Wed, marking the company’s first major real estate investment outside of its German headquarters. The…

Airbnb can’t be Robin Hood, it must obey Singapore’s ‘house rules’

We all are too familiar with the story of Robin Hood – he who is said to have robbed from the rich to give to the poor. We forget that while the character is depicted in Hollywood movies…

Room for Sheng Siong to grow despite e-commerce threat

The entry of e-commerce players hasn’t been quite the market disruptor for the Sheng Siong Group as expected, it seems. Even as the local supermarket chain made its foray into China with its first overseas store in the…

Construction improves on slow payments but still worst-hit sector

Singapore’s construction sector recorded the highest percentage of delayed bill payments for the ninth consecutive quarter, but the overall payment performance of local firms got off to a strong start in the first three months of 2018. All…

Too early to write off oil; EVs will be an evolution, not a revolution

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Last Dec, Asia’s largest oil trading hub, Singapore, launched its first electric vehicle (EV) sharing service with 80 cars and 30 charging stations. By 2020, the goal is to have 1,000 such green cars, along with 500 charging…

PG unveils brand refresh, brings AI-driven personalisation to home seekers

PropertyGuru (PG) Group on Wed unveiled a brand refresh that includes revamped websites, mobile apps, a new logo and the slogan ‘Look Forward To Home’. The move is in line with the Group’s strategy to become a high-growth…

Fire engulfs Bishan coffeeshop in midnight blaze

She was in her kitchen on Mon night when she got a strong burning smell. Madam Tan looked out of her kitchen window in Bishan and saw thick black smoke obscuring Sky Habitat, a condominium she usually sees…

SGH expanding A&E facilities to meet demand

SGH is expanding its A&E facilities to meet demand. The ground was broken yesterday on a 12-storey emergency medicine building, expected to be completed in 2023. It will replace the hospital’s existing A&E facilities and have about four…

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