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You can now ‘visit’ Sentosa in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The circuit breaker measures mean people cannot visit any places of interest. But in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), they can now explore Sentosa – virtually. The game now has a re-creation of Sentosa, dubbed Sentosa Crossing. It…

884 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, seven new clusters identified

Singapore has confirmed 884 new cases of Covid-19 on Tues, MOH said. This brings the total number of cases to 24,671. MOH also identified seven new clusters of infections. They are industrial sites located at 45 Kian Teck…

Competition watchdog studying private retail lease market amid tenant complaints

CCCS is looking into the private retail lease market amid a chorus of complaints by mall tenants of an imbalance of bargaining power with landlords and unfair clauses in tenancy agreements. Tenants had previously said that this imbalance,…

Selling properties with skin in the game

With circuit breaker, I finally have the time to read Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s 2018 book Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. What is skin in the game? It means standing behind what you say; having…

Blind and travelling solo: a woman’s YouTube travel show celebrates public transport for the visually impaired across the world

Mona Minkara’s east Asian travels begin as soon as her plane touches down at Singapore’s Changi Airport. A camera follows her every move. Pulling her suitcase with one hand and proudly displaying her long white cane in the…

Solar could meet 43% of Singapore’s power demand during mid-day by 2050: study

Although Singapore has plenty of solar potential, many believe the tiny island-nation is too space-scarce to soak up much of the sun’s energy. But if the city-state accelerates the adoption of photovoltaic modules in creative ways using all…

Man challenges Square 2 staff to fight after being told to ‘put on the bloody mask’

Nearly a month since it became mandatory to wear a mask while out, some are still getting in trouble for refusing to comply. The latest in a string of mask-related confrontations, a 58-year-old man, who challenged a Square…

COVID-19 circuit breaker must be ‘carefully’ lifted despite drop in community cases

Since a partial lockdown was imposed in Singapore on 7 Apr, the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases in the community has gone down drastically from 41 to just eight per day in the last week (5-11…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust a promising investment, despite decline in retail sales : KGI

Amid a subdued economic environment and footfall at retail spaces following the circuit breaker measures, KGI analyst Joel Ng has an “outperform” call on Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT). Ng’s optimism stems from expectations that retail assets in Singapore…

CDL suffers from lower hotel RevPAR but office portfolio remains ‘resilient’

The prolonged Covid-19 pandemic has affected businesses and communities globally, according to property giant City Developments in its operational update released on Tues. The pandemic has impacted especially CDL’s global hospitality portfolio, following lockdowns imposed by governments around…

Covid-19 infections among migrant workers expected to remain high amid aggressive testing

The number of migrant workers testing positive for Covid-19 is likely to “remain high for some time” as aggressive testing is carried out among those living in dormitories, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Tues. He added…

Covid-19: Queues form at hair salons and other shops as circuit breaker rules eased

After going without a haircut for two months, GrabFood delivery rider Richard Loy braved an hour-long queue outside Hair Club Salon at Punggol’s Waterway Point mall on Tues to get his ponytail snipped off. The 27-year-old stood behind…

Home-based businesses allowed to resume, but bakers find ingredients in short supply

On Sun, baker Azeezul Rahmat visited several supermarkets and stood in a line outside baking supply store Phoon Huat for two hours. He was hoping to buy supplies to restart his home-based business Baking Alley on Tues after…

New art on the Web

Chan + Hori Contemporary announced last week it will be closing its gallery doors on June 30. Small and mid-sized art galleries are struggling with plummeting sales amid the bleak economic outlook caused by the coronavirus. The eight…

Growing food in the heartlands: SFA launches tender for rooftop farming sites at HDB car parks

People living in HDB estates from Tampines to Sembawang will soon be able to watch food growing on their doorstep, after SFA launched tenders for nine urban farming sites on Tues. Located on the rooftops of HDB multi-storey…

Sunset clause for contact tracing apps could build trust and aid wider adoption

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, flattening the curve of infection as far as possible is of utmost importance. This is achieved by slowing the spread of the virus that causes the disease, distributing the number of new infected…

Coronavirus: SafeEntry applications surge ahead of reopening of businesses

Applications to implement digital check-in system SafeEntry surged over the weekend as businesses prepared to reopen from today. SNDGO said it has received applications from hairdressers, offices, factories, supermarkets, malls and hotels, among others, to roll out SafeEntry…

Coronavirus: Few flights at Changi Airport but checks stepped up for returnees

The pandemic has taken its toll on passenger numbers at Singapore’s once-bustling Changi Airport, but this may not mean less work for ground officers who now have to clear those arriving in Singapore through a multi-step process. Flights…

Condo, HDB rental volumes plunge 36% amid circuit breaker measures

Demand for renting both non-landed private homes and HDB flats dropped sharply last month, with market observers saying that this was due to the circuit breaker measures implemented in Apr, which prevented prospective tenants from visiting and viewing…

PUB, Sembcorp inked 25-year power purchase agreement

PUB and Sembcorp Industries’ subsidiary Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The agreement is to build a 60 MWp floating solar PV system on Tengeh Reservoir. The solar power generated is said to…

HDB resale prices tipped to decline 1.3% in 2020

This chart from OrangeTee & Tie shows that the resale prices for HDB flats is projected to decline 1-3% in 2020. At the same time, the number of resale transactions could dip to 21,000 to 22,000, from 23,714…

Lian Beng nails residential development contract worth $174m

Lian Beng Construction has secured a contract through a tender from NovaSims Development for the proposed residential flat development worth about $174m. This contract involves the construction of five blocks of 18-storey residential flats, which could produce a…

Singapore condo resales plunge 57% in April amid circuit breaker period: SRX

The partial lockdown measures from the start of a “circuit breaker” period hit Singapore’s property market in Apr, sending the resales of private non-landed homes tumbling although again prices barely moved, according to flash data on Tues. The…

Singapore coffee chain Kimly boosts profit, despite Covid-19

Coffee shop operator Kimly has recorded a 5.3-per-cent year-on-year boost in half-year profit to $10.5 million. The result was achieved on a more modest 1-per-cent increase in sales to $75.74 million in the half year ended Mar 31.…

Low credit ratings most pervasive among hospitality, retail SMEs

The hospitality, retail, construction, communications and services sectors had the biggest proportions of Singapore SMEs with low credit standings going into 2020, which could limit their ability to weather the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according…

Initiative to help over 2,000 SMEs set up their own virtual store

A new mobile commerce solution will help more than 2,000 SMEs set up their own virtual store and have access to a wide network of customers. The initiative, which aims to help SMEs such as heartland merchants deal…

Businesses draw up plans to ensure safety of staff, customers

Before reopening his hair salon Hairfair today, Mr Quek Joo Hock spent yesterday afternoon trying to get the QR code for SafeEntry. The digital check-in system was developed by GovTech and logs the entry and exit of employees…

McDonald’s outlets open to little fuss as surge goes online

Those expecting a frenzy at various McDonald’s outlets yesterday after the fast good giants opened its doors for contactless McDelivery, drive-through and takeaway, would have been surprised at a mostly muted response. TNP visited the outlet near Khatib…

COVID-19: Former Chancery Court site to house healthy foreign workers

The former Chancery Court site at 36 Dunearn Road has been designated as an alternative accommodation to house healthy foreign workers in essential services. SLA said that the site can house up to 1,200 workers. Some foreign workers…

M1 reports fibre broadband service disruptions

M1’s fibre broadband Internet service was facing disruptions on Tues morning, the telco said in a FB post just before 8am. Customers “in the western, central and eastern parts of Singapore” may be affected, said M1, adding that…

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