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The no-nonsense guide to the “Sell One, Buy Two” property investment strategy

You’re no doubt seen this by now: Sell One, Buy Two, the advertisement yells – How to Own Two Private Properties with No ABSD! While “Sell One, Buy Two” isn’t a scam, it’s also a property investment strategy…

Wishes for a post-pandemic future

In an interview with my colleague Olivia Ho for an Insight feature on the pandemics that Singapore has seen over the past century, cultural studies researcher Liew Kai Khiun said that pandemics should be seen “not just as…

Allow drive-through pickup of orders at supermarket distribution centres

It has been weeks since the start of the circuit breaker and supermarkets seem to be continuing business as usual. Delivery slots are still difficult to secure and orders are constantly changed because stocks “run out”. I had…

Comfort food available in grocery stores, supermarkets

I refer to Mr Thong Kok Wah’s letter, “Reconsider decision to close stores that sell drinks and cakes”, published on Sat. With regard to the writer’s point about morale in Singapore dropping because of the coronavirus crisis, I…

931 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, majority from foreign worker dormitories

MOH has reported 931 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today. Out of these, 25 cases involving work permit holders residing outside dormitories, and 886 cases of work permit holders residing in dormitories. Of the new cases, 74 per…

Covid-19 and property: 12 legal questions answered by lawyers

What are some of the common issues we’re hearing about Covid-19, and property transactions. 1) Can buyers still back out of the OTP without losing their deposit, if their income situation changes after securing it? 2) If a…

20 port authorities – including Singapore – sign declaration to keep ports open during Covid-19

Twenty members of the Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) from Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America came together on Fri to declare their commitment to keep their ports remaining open during the Covid-19 outbreak. According to MPA on…

4 S’pore Expo halls occupied by Covid-19 patients, 6 more halls to be converted into isolation facilities soon: PM Lee

A total of 10 halls at Singapore Expo are being converted into temporary isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients, with four already completed and occupied, said PM Lee in a FB post on Sun. Mr Lee said the other…

Safe distancing measures in classrooms need to be in place when schools reopen: Indranee Rajah

Safe distancing measures to space out children in classrooms will need to be in place when schools reopen, said Second Education Minister Indranee Rajah on Fri. While plans were currently being worked out, she said one of the…

COVID-19 cluster Northpoint City to remain open, will roll out disinfecting robots to fight spread of virus

Shopping mall Northpoint City will remain open and roll out a series of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including using UV-disinfecting autonomous mobile robots, a spokesperson for the mall said on Sun. The Yishun mall,…

‘We don’t want to do just plain vanilla deals’

Like many in the real estate business, KOP has been having a bumpy ride because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s grim, says group CEO Leny Suparman of the property development and entertainment company she founded with lawyer Ong…

Coronavirus: Food delivery firms take steps to guard against infections

At least four GrabFood delivery riders have been suspended and more than a hundred others warned for failing to comply with safe distancing rules. Grab disclosed the numbers of riders penalised in a note to delivery personnel earlier…

More terminally ill patients staying at home or in hospice, partly due to hospital bed crunch, fear of Covid-19 infection

More people are spending their last days at home or in hospices instead of hospitals, in part because of the bed crunch and fear of coronavirus infection, say two hospices. Assisi Hospice and HCA Hospice Care are recording…

Coronavirus: From delivery crew to chefs, zi char stall owner plays it safe

At hawker stall Hai Yan BBQ Seafood, delivery crew wait patiently several metres from the stall for their orders to be ready. Orders are packaged and placed at different tables in front of the stall, depending on the…

Staggered breaks, less chatter as F&B firms in Singapore take precautions against coronavirus

F&B outlets are taking every precaution – from staggered lunch breaks and frequent hand washing to cutting down on chatter – to keep staff and customers safe from Covid-19. As the demand for food deliveries continues to rise…

Coronavirus: Business as usual on Sunday at Northpoint, first major mall to be identified as a cluster

It is business as usual on Sun morning at Northpoint City, the first major mall here to be identified as a Covid-19 cluster. Most of its eateries, shops selling food items and the supermarket in the sprawling shopping…

COVID-19: Robots to help with operations at new Changi Exhibition Centre isolation facility

How does one care for thousands of COVID-19 patients while also minimising the chances of infecting the workers who are caring for them? Bring in the robots. At the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC), which has been repurposed as…

COVID-19: Behind the scenes at the Changi Exhibition Centre community isolation facility

It is known as home to the biennial Singapore Airshow, but the sprawling Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC), has been repurposed into a community isolation facility to house recovering COVID-19 patients and early patients displaying mild symptoms of the…

Home-based businesses must abide by circuit breaker measures or face S$1,000 fine

Home-based businesses, including those in F&B line, must meet certain criteria in order to continue operating during the “circuit breaker” period or face a S$1,000 fine. These requirements include operating only online without requiring business owners or staff…

COVID-19: Construction projects could be delayed months, as contractors fear manpower crunch when clearing backlog

The COVID-19 “circuit breaker” measures could delay construction projects by months, contractors said, predicting a manpower crunch when they eventually try to clear the backlog. Contractors said they will speed up work after the circuit breaker is lifted…

Singapore reports 618 new cases of COVID-19; new cluster at Northpoint City

Singapore reported 618 new cases of COVID-19 on Sat, bringing the national total to 12,693. Seven new clusters were also identified, including shopping mall Northpoint City at Yishun. A total of 597 of Sat’s cases were work permit…

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