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This is Covid-19’s impact on Chinese buyers in the SG property market

Fears of an imminent recession aside, has the coronavirus outbreak already affected the Singapore property market? Diving into transaction data, we certainly found evidence to suggest that the outbreak (and the lockdowns) dampened buying activity among Chinese buyers…

Safe distancing rules still a work in progress for some businesses days after announcement

Stricter safe distancing rules, which require retailers and F&B operators to ensure sufficient space between their customers, seem to remain a work in progress for some businesses here. Since then, tape markings on the floor to demarcate queues,…

‘Small areas’ of 19 mosques to be opened for afternoon prayers from Mar 23-26, ahead of full reopening

Even as mosques here remain closed to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, some will have small spaces opened for prayer in the afternoons to cater to congregants who need them. From Mon to Thurs, 19 mosques across…

As dengue infections double, NEA brings forward campaign to fight scourge

There have been more than 4,000 dengue cases since the start of the year, double the same period last year, with the authorities concerned that the jump was driven by a type of dengue virus that the population…

Should you switch to an electric car?

I wrote a column last June examining the real cost of owning a car in Singapore. The bottom line? You will have at least half a million dollars more in your retirement fund if you use public transport.…

Changi General Hospital ward awash with water on Friday during rectification works

An overnight stay for some patients in CGH took an unexpected turn in the early hours of Fri morning – when a water pipe cracked above a ward during “rectification works” and left the floor awash. Maintenance works…

Chinatown seeks to draw crowds back with attractions

Free trishaw rides, traditional coffee workshops and health talks were all on offer in Chinatown streets yesterday, in a bid to draw crowds back to what has become a ghost town following travel restrictions imposed over the Covid-19…

Demand up for ‘clean air’ air-cons

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an increase in business inquiries and interest for home innovation company Panasonic because of its “clean air” air-conditioners. The Japanese manufacturing giant has been actively promoting its “Nanoe” air-conditioners since last year,…

HDB home buyers don’t want public rental blocks in vicinity: Study

Price and location are top of the list when potential homeowners decide to buy HDB flats. No. 3 on the list is to be far away from HDB public rental blocks, a study has found. Owing to the…

Prison service to trial real-time tracking system

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) is looking to use Bluetooth trackers to monitor the real-time movements of visitors and external vehicles entering Changi Prison Complex. An SPS tender in late Jan shows that it wants to conduct the…

Coronavirus: Social distancing starts – from malls to supermarkets

An appeal by the authorities for businesses to implement stricter and mandatory social distancing to contain the spread of the coronavirus gained some momentum yesterday as a number of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, nightclubs and cinemas put in place…

Spotted: Bukit Timah’s abandoned mountain bikes

Lucky nature lovers may get to spot the elusive mouse deer or even a pangolin in Singapore’s parks and nature reserves. The last thing anyone would expect to come across are mountain bikes strewn about. Since Jan, ST…

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