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A new cashless ‘mama shop’ is offering companies enough snacks to satisfy workers – but it’s hoping staff won’t steal them

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Would you steal food if no one was looking? Well, one company’s entire business model depends on people saying no to that question. A “smart micro mart” created by Singaporean company Easy M Smart Technologies is offering offices…

Word of Teck Kee Pau shuttering after 71 years leaves Singapore foodies shocked and devastated

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Rumours of Teck Kee Tanglin Pau (or Teck Kee Pau) closing down all of its outlets are true, staff at all three outlets – Bukit Timah Road, Killiney Road and Serangoon Road – told BI on Wed. According…

Diamanti Per Tutti opens first Singapore store

Belgian jewellery brand Diamanti Per Tutti has launched its first standalone store in Singapore at Raffles City Shopping Centre. Positioned as an affordable luxury label, Antwerp-based Diamanti Per Tutti retails 925 Sterling Silver items gilded with 18 carat…

IoT to drive Singapore’s Smart Nation vision

Move over Silicon Valley. Here comes Singapore, the new digital innovation hub of the world. This imagination could soon be a reality if the country adopts the IoT to super-charge its trajectory of becoming a Smart Nation. Through…

Digital Realty to build third Singapore data centre in Loyang

Data centre provider Digital Realty Trust on Wed announced it had acquired another site in Loyang on a long-term lease to develop its third facility in Singapore. The site spans 12,800 sqm and is adjacent to Digital Realty’s…

Mortgage demand flags in Dec on property curbs

Mortgage demand is flagging as private home buyers turned cautious in the wake of the July 6 cooling measures, tighter financing requirements and higher financing costs in a rising interest rate environment. A study by CBS found new…

3m-long python spotted in Orchard Road likely emerged from drain while tracking prey: Experts

The 3m-long python that ended up in Singapore’s famed shopping belt on Tues morning was likely hunting for food when it unexpectedly emerged from the drainage system connected to the nearby canal, said wildlife experts. While shoppers at…

Elections Department to move from iconic Prinsep Street building

The Elections Department (ELD) will be moving from its iconic Prinsep St building, the scene of many an election drama, to Novena Rise. The news comes just two years after the department celebrated its 70th anniversary and will…

Singapore’s port-city past has helped shape its identity

As a port city that goes back hundreds of years, Singapore has seen vast changes in what constitutes its hinterlands and this has shaped its present-day identity. The study of Singapore’s history as a port city can supplement…

Dyson’s HQ move boosts Singapore ambitions to be Asian hub

British luxury home appliance maker Dyson said there was a simple reason behind its recent decision to move to Singapore: the “increasing importance of Asia” for its business. Whatever Dyson’s motivations may be, the move signals Singapore’s growing…

Property predictions for 2019

Recent property cooling measures may have dampened market sentiment towards the end of 2018, but this year will see a slew of project launches as many en bloc properties sold in the last one year are expected to…

Core Central luxury home transactions rose 28.05% in 2018

This chart from CBRE Research shows that sales transactions for homes in CCR priced above $5m jumped 28.05% YoY to 388 units in 2018 from 3018 sold units in 2017. Transactions for luxury homes have continued to grow…

Major brands in Singapore commit to wiping out single-use plastic

Nine companies across the hospitality, tourism and F&B industries in Singapore have signed a pact to ensure no more new plastic is introduced to the environment, under a new initiative introduced by WWF Singapore. Called PACT: a Plastic…

4 Singapore hotels fined more than $1.5m for violating competition laws

Owners and operators of four hotels in the eastern part of Singapore were issued an Infringement Decision and fined more than $1.5 million for violating competition laws, said the Republic’s competition watchdog on Wed. Staff at Capri, Crowne…

Walking, cycling and riding the preferred mode of transport for Singaporeans: LTA

Singaporeans favour walking, cycling and riding as their preferred modes of transport, said LTA on Wed, citing public feedback on the Land Transport Master Plan (LTMP) 2040. Since Aug 2018, LTA has received more than 7,000 responses through…

Work on North-South Corridor between Sin Ming, Ang Mo Kio to begin by Q2

The construction of a road tunnel between Sin Ming Ave and Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 will begin by the second quarter of 2019, LTA announced on Wed. The 800m long dual three-lane road tunnel, part of the…

Grab to get new S$181 million headquarters in Singapore

Ride-hailing giant Grab will build a new Singapore headquarters in one-north as it expands its operations. The company announced this on Wed with Ascendas Reit, which will develop and manage the building. It is expected to cost about…

Book on ‘unheard cases’ of Pedra Branca challenge launched

Three legal and diplomatic stalwarts have published a book documenting the case Singapore prepared against Malaysia over the sovereignty of Pedra Branca. In 2017, Malaysia had filed applications requesting interpretation and revision of ICJ’s 2008 judgment, which ruled…

More Wolbachia mosquitoes to be released in an extended test area: NEA

Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes will be released around more HDB flats in Nee Soon East and Tampines West, as NEA continues its study on a technology that can help the country control the spread of dengue. The number of HDB…

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