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CapitaLand ramps up twin digital retail platforms

CapitaLand is ramping up its twin digital platforms eCapitaMall and Capita3Eats to help more retailers achieve brick and click sales. Both platforms are said to have signed on more than 280 online merchants since its launch on 1…

Daiso Singapore app tells shoppers how busy the store is before they visit

Daiso Singapore has established an online service to let customers know in advance which of its outlets are crowded. The new website service – which builds on the brand’s previous crowding updates posted via Instagram – now allows…

Covid-19 phase 2: To buy or not to buy property, that is the question

We’ve finally entered the Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker re-opening! While this news has brought about much-needed cheer and optimism, many property investors waiting on the sidelines caution that this does not fundamentally change the fact that we…

Oxley inks agreements to sell retail, commercial units at former Chevron House

Oxley Holdings and Oxley Beryl, which owns the former Chevron House, have entered into property sale agreements for the retail and commercial units in the 30 Raffles Place development for a total of some S$315 million. The retail…

Experts warn against excessive mixing and mingling during phase 2 of S’pore’s reopening

Experts warn that restrictions may have to be reimposed if the “exuberance” of the first weekend of phase two of the post-circuit breaker reopening continues. In the light of second waves of Covid-19 infection seen in other countries…

Hundreds of transit passengers have passed through Changi Airport, more expected soon

Several hundreds of transit passengers have passed through Changi Airport since June 11, CAAS said on Tues. The number of transit travellers is expected to rise in the coming weeks as SIA Group starts to serve transit passengers…

NEA monitoring wastewater in bid to give dorms the virus all-clear

A team led by NEA is currently monitoring wastewater in 20 large foreign worker dormitories as part of the Government’s gradual clearance of dormitories of Covid-19 to allow workers to return to work. This is part of a…

Some new Quick Build Dorms can be completed in four months

Instead of the one or two years that will typically be required for a building project of similar scale, some of the new Quick Build Dormitories (QBDs) can be completed in about three to four months. To meet…

Seoul Garden restaurant in Northpoint City among places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients on first day of Phase 2 reopening

MOH on Tues added one more location — the Seoul Garden restaurant at Northpoint City in Yishun — to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 patients during their infectious period. In its evening…

119 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 3 community cases

MOH on Tues announced 119 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, pushing the total to 42,432. There were three cases in the community, all of whom were asymptomatic. They are a Singapore PR, a work-pass holder and a work-permit…

Self-service buffet restaurants go a la carte during Phase 2; at least one shuts owing to revenue loss

With self-service buffets still banned in the second phase of Singapore’s economic reopening, restaurants here have reinvented their buffet lines, with some going a la carte, so as to resume operations within the rules. One restaurant is rolling…

31 more dormitories Covid-19-free; 79,000 migrant workers in total cleared of virus, says MOM

Thirty-one more dormitories here — which houses about 3,700 residents — have been cleared of Covid-19, MOM said on Tues. It said that the dormitories comprise 27 factory-converted dormitories and four construction temporary quarters. In addition, four Blocks…

Flash floods reported in many areas of Singapore after heavy rain: PUB

Flash floods were reported in many areas of Singapore after heavy showers early on Tues morning. In a FB post, PUB said the floods were reported at Jurong Town Hall Road, the junction of Bedok North Ave 4…

Record dengue cases complicates Singapore’s fight against COVID-19

This year is a record-breaking year for dengue in Singapore. This year, of course, is also a year for COVID-19 pandemic. What are the similarities and differences between the transmissions of these two diseases, how have COVID-19 and…

Hospitals prepared for spike in dengue cases amid concerns about rising numbers

Hospitals are prepared to cope with a possible spike in dengue cases in the coming months, with data showing high numbers of infections. “The number of COVID-19 cases is declining and we aim to continue current preventive efforts…

As Singapore reopens, public transport’s cleaning regime takes a safety test

TV host Steven Chia has a confession to make: He has not allowed his children to use public transport since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. “I’m just fearful that they might come into contact with someone who…

Property firms expect more transactions as physical viewings of resale flats, showrooms resume in Phase 2 reopening

Property agents are gearing up to serve more homebuyers who want to view showrooms and resale residential units in person, in Phase 2 of Singapore’s post-“circuit breaker” reopening. Since Phase 2 started on Fri, Mr Benjamin Poh, division…

Stricter requirements for embalmers under new rules for licensed funeral parlours

Licensed funeral parlours with embalming facilities will have to ensure that they allow only experienced embalmers who have taken basic infection control courses to work at their premises, under new rules for the industry. The new conditions are…

Fire breaks out in Bukit Panjang flat, about 80 residents evacuated

A fire broke out in a HDB flat in Bukit Panjang on Tues afternoon, prompting the evacuation of about 80 residents. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at Blk 532 Jelapang Road just after 2pm on…

Town council reveals struggles estate cleaners face

Singapore has been praised for being a clean and green country, but do we know what it takes to make that happen? Well, a spotlight has been cast on the unsung heroes who maintain our estates every day…

Singapore’s GRCs: Is it Chua Chu Kang or Choa Chu Kang?

If you’ve noticed, there are many towns in Singapore with the words ‘Chu Kang’ in it. There’s Choa Chu Kang, Lim Chu Kang and Yio Chu Kang among the ‘Chu Kangs’ that are left. The names were derived…

Alice Tan, Leonard Tay join Knight Frank management team

Knight Frank has appointed Alice Tan as head of consultancy with effect from Aug and Leonard Tay as head of research with effect from May. Alice Tan will rejoin the real estate advisory in Aug this year, taking…

Two strata office floors at GB Building on Cecil Street for sale

Two strata office floors — Levels 16 and 23 — at GB Building on Cecil St have been put on sale. The floors are 5,425 sqft each and feature a regular and column-free layout. The sale will be…

Town councils unveil five-year master plans

Elderly-friendly amenities such as ramps, lifts and additional fitness corners are on the cards for HDB estates in Jalan Besar GRC, to meet the needs of its ageing population. Another key development slated for these estates are mixed-generational…

Minister Grace Fu: Phase 2’s current rules just for the start

MCCY Minister Grace Fu challenged commercial sports facility operators and NSAs to show they can work within phase two guidelines so that the Government can loosen restrictions. “This current phase two model that we are looking at is…

Experts warn of increase in of Covid cases: People should ‘not behave like it’s life as usual’

A large crowd of shoppers stand shoulder to shoulder while waiting for their turn to enter a mall. Similar scenes were played out across the island over the weekend as people emerged from their homes to enjoy the…

Punters out in force as Singapore Pools reopens

The rain did not stop punters from their shot at winning the lottery as Singapore Pools reopened yesterday. All branches and authorised outlets had been closed since the start of the circuit breaker on Apr 7. Outside the…

Spike in sales at malls in first weekend of phase two reopening

Retail shops reopened over the weekend as Singapore entered phase two, with shoppers snapping up items they had targeted during the circuit breaker. Almost all retail shops and chains TNP spoke to saw a spike in sales, with…

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