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Assorted freehold properties portfolio for sale by Expression of Interest

CBRE announced that it launches a portfolio of income-producing freehold properties which is segregated into two clusters – enbloc buildings and strata-titled units for sale, via EOI. Buyers have the option to purchase them either on a cluster…

Workplace closure rule catches businesses off guard

Singapore’s move to close nearly all workplaces from next week caught businesses by surprise, even as most have gradually implemented business continuity measures amid the unfolding virus outbreak. Landscaping company Mao Sheng Quan Ji noted that the government’s…

Developers told to suspend all showflat galleries for a month

Show galleries for residential projects will have to shut for a month starting Apr 7 as stricter measures kick in to combat the Covid-19 outbreak, throwing a spanner into the works for developers. BG understands that Controller of…

F&B grouping says 80% of its 500 members may close in a month

F&B grouping says 80% of its 500 members may close in a periodSingapore’s beleaguered F&B industry was dealt yet another body blow on Fri when the government moved to stop people from dining in restaurants for at least…

S’pore residents arriving from Asean countries, France, India and Switzerland must serve stay-home notice at dedicated facilities

Singaporeans returning from Asean countries, France, India and Switzerland from 11.59pm on Sun will serve their 14-day stay-home notice (SHN) in hotels instead of in their own homes, MOH announced on Sat. The latest measure also applies to…

Expanding aquaculture to southern waters

The fish-rearing capacity of the narrow body of water to Singapore’s north, where almost all the nation’s offshore fish farms are located, could soon reach maximum production levels as the country scales up local food production. So to…

Coronavirus: Singapore’s IT infrastructure can handle rise in use, says Lawrence Wong

Singapore’s IT infrastructure is able to cope with the rise in usage even as more people work from home, with most workplaces closed for one month from Tues, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday. “We have consulted our…

Long queues at supermarkets after announcement of ‘circuit breakers’ to contain Covid-19

Hours after the Government announced a stepping up of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, snaking queues were spotted at supermarkets across the island, with at least 20 people in line at any one time. This was…

Mustafa Centre shuts temporarily after Covid-19 cluster surfaces

Mustafa Centre in Little India is shut for now after the authorities confirmed a cluster of Covid-19 cases at the shopping complex on Thurs. But the centre hopes to reopen its supermarket on Apr 17, its building manager…

OCBC, Maybank to close some branches temporarily due to COVID-19 social distancing measures

OCBC will temporarily close 22 of its branches from 9 Apr to 4 May, as it expects reduced traffic due to enhanced social distancing measures by the Singapore government to curb the spread of COVID-19. To ensure that…

COVID-19: All public libraries to be temporarily closed, digital services still available

NLB announced on Sat that all its facilities – the National Library Building, all 25 public libraries, NAS Building and the Former Ford Factory – will be closed from 7 Apr to 4 May. The closures come after…

COVID-19: ESG rolls out Food Delivery Booster Package to support F&B businesses

ESG has rolled out a Food Delivery Booster Package to support F&B businesses to transform their business models and meet the needs of digitally-connected consumers. On Sat, it said that the package will help reduce the business costs…

COVID-19: Essential healthcare services to continue operating, other services to be scaled down

ll essential healthcare services will continue operating even after the enhanced safe-distancing measures requiring most workplaces to be shut kick in next Tues, MOH said on Sat. All public and private acute hospitals, including offsite specialist clinics and…

Long queues at some malls as shoppers rush to prepare for closure of schools and most workplaces

Despite the Government’s call for people to stay at home as much as possible to stem the spread of COVID-19, queues of shoppers were seen at some malls on Sat, ahead of next week’s closure of schools and…

With a quiet Ramadan on the cards, halal restaurants scramble to deliver

For years, business has been brisk at Hjh Maimunah, Geylang Serai. The restaurant is especially lively during Ramadan. This year, for the first time, the annual bazaar and many other Ramadan events planned islandwide have been cancelled due…

Quick fix to house returnees critical to checking virus spread

We thank Mr Roland Chong Kwong Min for his feedback (Stay-home notice: Provide lower-cost hotels, but with option to upgrade, Apr 1). The stay-home notice (SHN) is an important public health requirement to ensure that those returning from…

Hotel arrangements for returnees are fair

Mr Roland Chong Kwong Min’s forum letter raised the issue of saving costs when making arrangements to isolate returnees from US or Britain (Stay-home notice: Provide lower-cost hotels, but with option to upgrade, Apr 1). While the suggestion…

Network of govt, community help for the homeless

We thank Mr Foo Sing Kheng for his feedback (HDB can play bigger role in sheltering the homeless, Mar 24). MSF partners community groups and government agencies, including HDB, via the Peers network, reach out to, befriend and…

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