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The independent’s self-serving outrage around NTUC Foodfare doesn’t help hawkers

The Independent SG recently published an article about an elderly hawker with NTUC Foodfare who allegedly passed away from working 18-hour days to avoid a hefty fine from NTUC Foodfare. On the same day, the website also published…

Investors on the prowl for Singapore hotels: CBRE

Hotels in Singapore became more sought-after in the third quarter of 2018 due to robust performance and metrics, according to CBRE’s latest APAC Hotel Trends report. For instance, visitor arrivals here during the first three quarters of the…

Six-month trial for ‘floating donut’ dining experience in Marina Bay

One company is stepping up the waterfront dining experience – by taking mealtime onto the waters in donut-shaped boats. This comes as a new regulatory sandbox by the Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP) was announced on Fri, allowing The Floating…

NCCS concerned about ‘commercial’ Disney-theme Christmas light-up on Orchard Road

The National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) has expressed concern about the Disney-theme Christmas light-up along Orchard Road, saying that it reflects the increasing commercialisation of the festival. In a letter to the Singapore Tourism Board signed…

Are you keeping up with a greener Singapore?

In many Asian cities, including Singapore, the interest in sustainable living is growing as the effects of global warming—intense extreme weather events and rising sea levels—leave their mark across the region. Without radical change, APAC will account for…

WeWork opens co-working ‘lab’ space in Singapore for early-stage start-ups

An American company that provides co-working spaces has officially opened its new “lab” in Singapore. WeWork said on Fri that the WeWork Lab at its City House location in Robinson Road can accommodate 50 members. The labs, which…

Companies on Jurong Island form group to focus on safety and health

Twenty-five companies on Jurong Island on Fri pledged to work together to prioritise safety and health in their workplaces. Through the Jurong Island Vision Zero Cluster, these companies will share best practices and innovations with one another. About…

US company Lime offers shared e-scooters in Science Park

Shared e-scooter company Lime has begun rolling out its PMDs in Singapore through a partnership with property developer Ascendas-Singbridge. Lime’s e-scooters are deployed at Singapore Science Park 1 and 2, the US company said yesterday. ST understands that…

AMKTC trial: Former GM’s daughter-in-law accused of being given job as bribe, but witness says salary was fair

The daughter-in-law of a former town council GM on trial for corruption was paid a fair wage, said the woman who had interviewed her for a job as she took the witness stand on Fri. The prosecution alleged…

Grab, NUS trial e-scooter sharing service on campus

A three-month trial has begun for Grab’s e-scooter sharing service GrabWheels at NUS’s Kent Ridge campus. E-scooters have been deployed across eight parking stations on campus in the pilot, which sees the new GrabWheels service being tested for…

Visible data, survey results key in fight against plastic

We are delighted to hear from and encouraged by people like Miss Cheng Woon Jo (Greater inter-stakeholder relationship can reduce plastic waste; Nov 19). The move to reduce plastic use is a monumental task that requires multiple stakeholders…

Get Seletar Airport in gear for service

Upon reading about the opening of Seletar Airport, I decided to pay the place a visit close to 9pm on Mon. There was no F&B outlet open as the Mr Teh Tarik Express was already closed. This is…

MacRitchie Reservoir Park being spruced up

We thank Mr Colin Ong Tau Shien for his feedback (MacRitchie Reservoir needs urgent fix; Nov 15). PUB has periodically carried out minor repairs at the upper deck of the carpark. More extensive works are scheduled for the…

Who’s buying Singapore’s new high-end condos?

Four months after the ninth round of property cooling measures were implemented, demand for luxury condos has remained resilient, going by the take-up rates and high psf prices that these properties have commanded. In the first 11 months…

MAS cautions homebuyers to be mindful of rising interest rates and upcoming supply

In its annual Financial Stability Review, MAS says that Singapore households should “carefully consider the impact of interest rate increases and the upcoming supply of new units in the medium term” when considering property purchases. The central bank…

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