Daily Archives: February 21, 2020 (27 Articles Found)

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Deutsche Messe inks commitment with Singapore Tourism Board to set up its new regional headquarters in Singapore

Deutsche Messe AG, one of the world’s leading exhibition organisers, and Singapore Tourism Board have signed an MOU to establish its first Southeast Asian headquarters – Hannover Fairs Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd – in Singapore. The new office will…

Liang Sandwich Bar reopening as Liang Crispy Roll under new franchisee

It was reported that Liang Sandwich Bar had quietly shuttered all its franchised outlets in Singapore. But the brand’s master franchisee for SEA, Liang Group of Companies, has released a terse statement today to explain that the “sudden…

Survey: Property seekers still keen despite COVID-19

Property seekers in Singapore are still open to buying property despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Of the 177 respondents to EdgeProp’s Property Ownership Survey in response to the coronavirus conducted on Feb 7, 2020, 38.4% said they are looking…

2020 Property Tax i-Bill: A mobile-first initiative for greater usability and convenience

IRAS has launched interactive Property Tax Bills (“i-Bills”) this 2020 Property Tax season to offer taxpayers greater convenience and personalisation on an interactive mobile platform. Over 700,000 residential property owners have benefited from this initiative, which was rolled…

Tax treatment for rental properties – what you need to know

From a tax treatment perspective, the first thing you need to do before resorting to property rental is to ensure that your tenancy agreement is e-Stamped, and you should also make sure to pay income tax on the…

I survived homelessness in Singapore for eight months

Today he’s married and living in a four-room flat with his family; but back in 2009, VC was literally homeless for most of a year. In 2009, VC left home after an altercation with his father. He was…

Big condo developments vs. small condo developments

In general, the main upsides to bigger condo developments: 1) More facilities, on a grander scale – Larger developments also tend to integrate retail, food, and service elements; 2) Overall layout is usually more spacious – Bigger developments…

Inspect public toilets for cleanliness, availability of soap

With Singapore responding to an outbreak of Covid-19, we have been reminded to practise good hygiene — including washing our hands with soap — to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. But soap is unavailable in some public toilets.…

SIT steps up precautionary measures after student tests positive for COVID-19

SIT has stepped up its precautionary measures against COVID-19 after one of its students tested positive for the disease. MOH on Fri announced that an SIT student was Singapore’s 86th case of the novel coronavirus. The 24-year-old, a…

Man fined for flying drone over LRT to take footage of trains

A man who illegally flew a drone over an LRT station to take videos and photos of trains was fined S$5,000 on Fri. The 19-year-old full-time NS man flew his drone over pedestrian walkways with human traffic and…

Bad hygiene at public pools

My friends and I are regular users of public swimming pools – at least three times a week. We have noticed that most pool users just jump straight into the water without a shower. They ignore the small…

The multimillionaire family shaping Singapore’s iconic skyline

They’re places that encapsulate Singapore: Gardens by the Bay, with its gigantic artificial trees and botanical conservatories dripping with orchids; Lau Pa Sat, the colonial-era food hall beckoning with chili crab and chicken rice; Jewel Changi Airport, the…

Push for electric vehicles hailed but doubts remain

Major car brands and dealerships have backed the push to adopt EVs, but questions remain about the number of charging points that will be available. Measures outlined in Tues’s Budget aim to make EVs more attractive from next…

Coronavirus: Honestbee supermarket Habitat to remain shut till Feb 29

Habitat, a supermarket run by food and grocery delivery company Honestbee, will remain closed until Feb 29 in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Honestbee previously announced a temporary suspension of operations at the supermarket in Pasir Panjang from…

Take hygiene standards at food establishments a notch up

I commend the launch of the “SG Clean” quality mark system aimed at improving public hygiene for our food and drink sectors. Given the current Covid-19 crisis, the timing is spot on. I suggest that it be made…

Stop littering to help fight Covid-19 and dengue

The Covid-19 virus continues to dominate headlines in Singapore. But let us not forget the dengue danger that infected 16,000 people and killed 20 last year. Dengue infections are now at a four-year high. There were 2,130 cases…

Another push for Industry 4.0 amid coronavirus outbreak

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, supply chains have undergone tremendous pressure. Recent reports document how the distribution of goods has been disrupted by factories in China shutting down on a massive scale and transport links being cut…

Style meets substance as IWG brings luxury No18 to Singapore

IWG has opened its first luxury co-working brand in Singapore. Called No18 Singapore Capitol, the 20,311 sqft flexible workspace is in the historic Capitol Singapore in the republic’s Civic District. The facility is the brand’s first location outside…

Four-bedroom unit at The Grange to be auctioned in sheriff’s sale

A 2,293 sqft, four-bedroom unit at The Grange – in prime District 10 – will be put on the block by Colliers Intl on Feb 27. The freehold property will be sold in a sheriff’s sale. This means…

Bukit Sembawang sells 65% of final sales phase at 999-year Luxus Hills

Bukit Sembawang Estates has sold 25 units from the final sales phase of its Luxus Hills Contemporary Collection, part of its 999-year landed development in Seletar Hills Estate. This represents about 65% of the already-completed 39 houses in…

The Avenir: Defining luxury in River Valley

The high-end condominium in prime District 9 made a splash at the start of the year. While sales may have slowed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the developer is looking beyond the short term. Joint property developers Hong…

Unit at Watermark Robertson Quay reaps $1.47 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Watermark Robertson Quay, on Rodyk St, made the top gain of $1.47 million over the week of Feb 4 to 11. The 1,916 sqft unit on the 10th floor was bought for…

Sheng Siong looks for new store sites as sales and profit grows

Sheng Siong says it plans to open more stores across the city in the wake of a 7.4-per-cent profit increase last year. Sheng Siong Group achieved a net profit of S$75.8 million for Dec year on revenue up…

Changi Airport to give tenants 50% rental rebates

Retail, F&B and service concessionaires at Changi Airport will be offered a 50% rebate on their monthly Basic Rental (BR) for a six month period effective 1 Feb. This is in addition to an automatic rental offset tied…

SBS Transit makes police report over spittle on LRT station lift buttons

SBST has made a police report over spittle found on lift buttons in an LRT station. In a FB post on Thurs, it said that the incident took place at Rumbia station, located on the Sengkang East LRT…

Singaporean charged for illegally bringing in foreign workers

A 33-year-old Singaporean has been charged under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act for illegally bringing foreign workers into Singapore. Zheng Hongteng faces 139 charges of obtaining passes for foreign workers through four separate companies in the construction…

Grant that boosts environmental services sector enhanced and extended

Amid the increased emphasis on cleaning public spaces following the coronavirus outbreak, an existing grant that improves productivity in the environmental services sector has been enhanced and extended, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources…

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