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E-commerce in a post-Covid-19 economy – what’s next?

Consumers worldwide have shifted their shopping patterns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With an economic outlook that is seemingly negative, many consumers in Singapore have turned away from buying non-essential items such as make-up and fashion-related items, increasing…

Unlocking growth opportunities online for retail’s sustained success

As we transition out of the circuit breaker and reflect on the first half of the year – COVID-19 has deeply affected life as we knew it. And while we grasp the changes as individuals, businesses are not…

Funan Mall, McDonald’s at Lucky Plaza among places visited by Covid-19 patients while infectious

MOH on Wed added several more places to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period, with Funan Mall among the venues. In its evening update on the coronavirus situation…

Two S’poreans and a PR who returned from Pakistan among four imported Covid-19 cases; tally now at 44,122

There were four imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, of which three had returned to the country from Pakistan last month, MOH said. The three patients — two Singaporeans and a PR — had arrived in the…

Singapore firms see more payment delays in Q2; retail and services post highest jumps

Payment delays among firms in Singapore have risen for another quarter, with retail and services posting the highest jumps out of all sectors, amid the economy’s coronavirus-induced partial lockdown. According to SCCB, slow payments, defined as those made…

Singtel’s 5G strategy involves building new services, not just network access: management

Singtel shed more light on its plans for the new wireless technology in its annual report. Calling the group’s approach to 5G different from the earlier 4G network, CEO Chua Sock Koong told shareholders on Wed that Singtel…

Key attractions at integrated resorts reopen to smaller number of visitors

Key attractions at the two IRs threw open their doors on Wed after almost three months of closure from the circuit breaker. There was a steady stream of families, couples and teenagers at the entrance when ST visited…

Ships passing under Sentosa cableway must meet new height limit due to rising seas

Due to rising sea levels, vessels passing under the Sentosa cable car system will have to meet tighter height restrictions. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on FB that vessels entering Cruise Bay must not exceed 50m in…

Woman admits she sneezed in security guard’s direction on purpose

A Taiwanese woman, who was not wearing a mask when she tried to enter Ion Orchard mall, sneezed in a security guard’s direction on purpose when denied entry. Sun Szu-Yen, 46, then said: “You get it? You get…

Time for curtains to fall on Singapore F1 race

1) It is a huge economic drain for taxpayers. The F1 generates an estimated S$120 million in annual tourism receipts. If one assumes a generous 30 per cent operating margin, this gives around S$36 million operating profits, some…

Not true that Government plans to increase Singapore population to 10 million: NPTD

It is not true that the Government is planning to increase the population in Singapore to 10 million, said NPTD on Wed, adding that there have been statements circulating on various online platforms about the matter. “The NPTD,…

Leadership in sustainability: Where does Singapore stand?

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on businesses and the world economy. In these extraordinary times, competent leadership has never been more important. Being an effective leader requires a deep understanding of the complex global forces shaping our modern…

Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow appointed World Green Building Council treasurer

The CEO of Keppel Land and the past president of SGBC, Tan Swee Yiow, has been appointed treasurer of the board for the World Green Building Council (WGBC). The WGBC is a US-headquartered non-profit that promotes sustainability in…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust to raise stake in PGIM Real Estate Fund for S$197.2m

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) is acquiring an additional 12.07 per cent stake in PGIM Real Estate Asia Retail Fund (ARF) for S$1972 million, in line with plans to bolster its presence in Singapore’s suburban retail sector. FCT now…

Ecommerce giant Lazada reinvents online shopping through LazLive

The range of live streaming content has widened from what was typically fashion products to basic necessities, self-care and improvement, as well as entertainment products as companies accelerate digital transformations. As a result, live streaming has become a…

ESR-REIT signs new tenants at 8 Tuas South Lane

ESR-REIT has secured two news tenants as Pacific Integrated Logistics and Royal’s Engg & Trading collectively leased an aggregate 284,700 sqft of space at 8 Tuas South Lane. Global logistics provider Pacific Integrated Logistics has leased approximately 206,000…

Heng Swee Keat, here’s your East Coast Plan ok?

There are three key locations for potential developments in East Coast GRC. 1) Tampines West – As you can see, the entire area is still undeveloped. There’s zero housing. A 1,070-unit BTO project is under way and will…

Bishan more atas than Toa Payoh? Ng Eng Hen remembers ‘Chicago of the East’ fondly

The Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC has evolved over decades — and Dr Ng Eng Hen knows it well. In a FB Live session on Tues night, Dr Ng, who has been MP for the constituency since 2001, shared why…

Upgrades and rebuilding of school campuses delayed by COVID-19

Infrastructure projects for two sec schools and four JCs will be deferred by one year due to a slowdown in the construction sector caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, said MOE on Wed. Woodlands Ring Sec School was scheduled…

Beauty World site set to catalyse area’s rejuvenation

A just-released 99-year leasehold commercial and residential site near Beauty World MRT station has many strong attributes, say property consultants. However, the cloud of uncertainty amid the Covid-19-induced economic slowdown and its big-ticket investment quantum – the land…

Singapore private home prices drop 1.1% in Q2

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect the Singapore housing market as private home prices fell for a second consecutive quarter. Flash estimate from URA showed that the private residential property index fell 1.1% in the second quarter…

HDB resale prices climb 0.2% in Q2

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has affected property prices in the private market, resale prices of HDB flats remained relatively stable in the last two quarters. HDB flash estimates showed that the resale price index increased by 0.2% in…

Rooftop gardening is allowed for private homes

We thank Mr Georgie Lee Heng Fatt for his letter (Allow gardening on rooftops of private homes, June 24). The Building Control Regulations do not disallow the use of rooftops for gardening. However, owners of private homes who…

Changes to pool time slots will be made where necessary

We thank Mr Peter Khaw for his feedback (Time slot reserved for seniors at swimming complexes not ideal, June 27). As part of safe mgmt measures in phase two of Singapore’s reopening, the reserved slots for seniors are…

PUB has probed condominium’s high water consumption

We thank Dr Ng Tze Beng for his feedback (Unclear why water bill for condo facilities is increasing, June 27). PUB agrees with Dr Ng on the importance of conserving our water resources and takes a serious view…

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