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Loan sharks using food delivery services to harass debtors, police warn

Unlicensed moneylenders have increasingly been making use of food delivery services to harass debtors, SPF said in an advisory on Wed. “The unlicensed moneylenders would order large quantities of food or make multiple orders on the same day,…

COVID-19: S’pore crosses 10,000 mark with 1,016 more cases; confirms 12th fatality and 8 clusters

MOH announced on Wed 1,016 new COVID-19 cases and Singapore’s 12th fatality from the virus, bringing the total here to 10,141 – the highest recorded in SEA. Of the 1,016 new cases, 967 – or about 95% –…

More than 200 people face fines for not complying with safe distancing measures, not wearing masks

About 150 people did not care to keep to safe distancing rules and another 50 did not wear a mask when they were out and about. Mr Masagos Zulkifli, MEWR Minister said: “I hope these people realise that…

Idle construction sites during circuit breaker spark concerns they may become hot spots for dengue

As construction projects across the island have ground to a halt since the start of the circuit breaker measures about two weeks ago, residents have expressed concern that the idle worksites near their homes might now be hot…

NGOs say healthy, natural environment should be a basic human right in light of coronavirus outbreak

The world’s attention may have been attuned to the wildlife trade amid the global outbreak of Covid-19, the start of which has been traced to a market selling live animals in China. But such markets may not be…

Burger chain Eggslut to launch in South Korea, Singapore

SPC Group, operator of Shake Shack in South Korea, is bringing Eggslut, the California-based egg sandwich chain, to Seoul. The group has acquired the rights to exclusively operate in South Korea and Singapore. The first Korean Eggslut store…

Keppel DC REIT’s NPI jumped 28.3% to $55.44m in Q1

Keppel DC REIT’s NPI grew 28.3% YoY to $55.44m in Q1 2020, from $43.23m in 2019. Gross revenue jumped 25.5% to $60.27m over the same period. Meanwhile, distributable income also rose to $35.78m during the quarter, a 32%…

SPH REIT’s NPI jumped 18.1% to $103.5m in H1

SPH REIT’s NPI grew 18.1% YoY to $103.5m in H1 2020, from $87.64m in H1 2019, the company announced. Gross revenue rose 19.2% to $133.41m over the same period. In Q2, NPI jumped 23.3% YoY to $56.53m, whilst…

COVID-19: SAF medical personnel deployed at Singapore Expo community isolation facility

About 100 medical personnel from SAF Medical Corps have begun their deployment at the community isolation facility at the Singapore Expo and MAX Atria. They will look after around 1,800 COVID-19 patients at the facility, and help healthcare…

Singapore receives shipment of bedding items from Indonesia for COVID-19 community care facilities

Singapore has received a shipment of bedding items from Indonesia, to be used at facilities set up to house COVID-19 patients with milder symptoms. The 4,500 items comprise bed frames, mattresses, mattress covers, bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases…

F&B businesses come to grips with new circuit breaker measures, but some unsure what to do

F&B outlets are quickly adjusting their operations as more stringent “circuit breaker” measures kicked in on Wed, but some businesses CNA spoke to still had questions on what they were allowed to do. Some businesses said earlier on…

Singapore Expo’s Covid-19 care facility: How Surbana Jurong set up 2 halls in 3 days

One week of talks. Two halls to transform and fit in 950 beds. Three days of set-up. Fifty workers. The challenge: Procure materials and equipment given disruptions to supply chains and the suspension of activities in the workplace.…

‘Desperate’ for bubble tea: Some shops that remain open run out of pearls within hours of opening

Within hours of opening on Wed morning, some bubble tea shops at hawker centres here had run out of pearls — the chewy tapioca balls synonymous with the beverage — as queues went into overdrive. Those who did…

F&B brands you may not have known are still open under stricter circuit breaker rules

Most bubble tea outlets, snack shops and confectioneries were shut on Wed after the Government set out tighter restrictions on F&B businesses. Despite the enhanced measures, TODAY found a number of such places that will remain open during…

On first day of restricted entries at popular markets, visitors happy with thinner crowds but some concerns remain

Mr Baskaran Govindan Nayar, who visits the market at Blk 20 and 21 Marsiling Lane at least once a week, says the place is so popular that he usually has to contend with lots of people surrounding him…

Cinemas in Singapore extend closure again until this June

Singapore’s government announced yesterday that the COVID-19 circuit breaker (CCB) period will be extended until this 1 June. In line with the announcement, cinemas in Singapore have also extended their temporary closure up until the same date. GV,…

Suntec REIT posts 27.7% drop in 1Q DPU to 1.76 cents

The manager of Suntec REIT has announced DPU of 1.760 cents for the 1QFY2020 ended Mar, a 27.7% drop from DPU of 2.434 cents in the same quarter last year. Distributable income from operations fell 6.5% to $55.1…

Keppel REIT’s 1Q DPU inches up 0.7% to 1.40 cents

The manager of Keppel REIT has reported DPU of 1.40 cents for 1QFY2020 ended Mar, some 0.7% higher than DPU of 1.39 cents a year ago. Property income slipped 3.3% to $38.7 million from $40.0 million in 1QFY2019.…

Mapletree Commercial Trust slashes 4Q DPU by 60.6% to 0.91 cents amid Covid-19 uncertainty

The manager of Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) has reported DPU of 0.91 cents for 4QFY2019/20 ended Mar, a steep drop compared to DPU of 2.31 cents declared a year ago. This was reported in anticipation of uncertainties arising…

How Malaysia’s lockdown shook up HDB rental demand in SG

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, one of the few bright spots for the Singapore property market in Mar 2020 was the increased rental demand for HDB flats. The main reason for the increase in rental demand is the lockdown…

Oxley’s The Addition condo in Potong Pasir obtains TOP

Oxley Holdings on Tues night announced that its freehold residential project The Addition has obtained TOP. Located at 21 Meyappa Chettiar Road, the eight-storey condominium has 26 apartments and is fully sold. It has a gross development value…

Hire skilled workers to slash overall numbers and ease housing problem

The recent spike in Covid-19 cases among the foreign worker population has highlighted many less than ideal aspects in their accommodation that the authorities need to address urgently. The calls for improved “mega dormitories” to house an ever…

Woman who sneezed on security guard during COVID-19 circuit breaker period charged in court

A 46-year-old Taiwanese woman who allegedly sneezed on and verbally abused a female security guard at the entrance of ION Orchard mall after she was denied entry earlier in Apr was charged in court on Wed. As she…

These millennials bought a house, then COVID-19 hit. How are they coping?

It’s a process every Singaporean knows by heart: meet someone, date for a few years, apply for a flat, save up, get married, move in, settle down, and gradually pay off the mortgage. Jokes about will-you-BTO-with-me marriage proposals…

Keppel-led consortium secures $1.5 bil contract to develop integrated waste management facility in Tuas

A consortium headed by Keppel Corp has received a LOA from NEA for an engg, procurement and construction contract worth $1.5 billion. The consortium comprises Keppel Infrastructure’s environmental engg unit Keppel Seghers Engg Singapore, China Harbour (Singapore) Engg…

Singapore achieves 2020 solar target, enough to power 60,000 households a year

Just in time for Earth Day, Singapore has met its 2020 solar target of 350 MWp EMA and JTC said on Wed. The target was set in 2010 and this achievement brings Singapore a step closer to achieving…

Covid-19: 6 youths in viral video filmed at Lorong Halus Bridge fined for flouting circuit breaker measures

Six youths aged between 14 and 20 were fined between S$600 and S$2,000 for breaking safe distancing measures during the ongoing Covid-19 circuit breaker period, the police said on Wed. A video of them gathering at Lorong Halus…

Can I still operate? Business owners caught off guard, get emotional after they’re struck off ‘essential services’ list

While Singaporeans were busy queuing for their last bubble tea at their favourite shops last night, small business owners of bakeries and confectionery shops were up in arms trying to figure out what the new tightened list of…

Tensions soar as Singaporeans swarm shops with orders for ‘one last bubble tea’

With the government’s announcement yesterday that all standalone F&B outlets, such as bubble tea shops, will be shut until May 4, many Singaporeans pulled out their phones to order “one last bubble tea”. But with long queues and…

To give migrant workers a fairer deal, hold developers and the supply chain to account

Efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 among migrant workers in Singapore are ramping up by the day as the number of infected workers continues to spike in the city-state. When the dust settles around the massive endeavour,…

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