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One S’porean among 249 new COVID-19 cases in S’pore; 15 in community, 5 imported

MOH confirmed 249 more COVID-19 cases on Wed afternoon, bringing the total to 46,878. Of them, 15 – all work pass and permit holders – are classified as cases in the community, while five are imported cases who…

Apple store, Singapore Pools outlet in Kembangan among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period, including the Apple store on Orchard Road as well as a Singapore Pools authorised retailer…

Showflats reopening, low interest rates among reasons behind doubling of private home sales, analysts say

The sales of new private housing units in Singapore more than doubled in the month of June, with 998 units being sold compared with 487 in May. Mr Wong Xiang Yang, the associate director of research at C&W,…

A never-published letter to the Straits Times forum

Below is a letter I wrote to the editor of ST three weeks ago. Unfortunately, it was not picked up and has never been published in the ST forum. Let me share the content of the letter in…

Is June’s new launch condo sales the start of a rebound, or a false dawn?

On 15 July, URA announced that developers sold 998 new non-landed private residential units in June 2020 — more than twice the number of new launch condo units sold in May. While June’s new home sales figures can…

‘Business is bad; really bad’: Founder Bak Kut Teh owner makes online plea to save family’s 42-year-old business

Founder Bak Kut Teh’s second-generation owner has made an impassioned plea on IG to save the family’s 42-year-old business. The bak kut teh restaurant is known for its garlicky, peppery, pork rib broth and its late-night opening hours.…

Alibaba helps Asia’s malls go online after virus upends retail

Clobbered by the crushing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of retailers from Bangkok to Singapore have rushed to set up online shops on big e-commerce platforms to stay afloat this year. Now entire shopping malls are going…

Coronavirus: Virtual classes here to stay as fitness gyms, studios in Singapore adapt to new reality

Many fitness gyms and studios in Singapore were forced to go virtual following the introduction of the circuit breaker in Apr. But as the Republic eases into its phased reopening, online classes in MMA sector could be here…

Coronavirus: Restaurants making sure safety measures carried out to keep customers safe

From implementing digital menus to providing antiseptic wipes for utensils, eateries here are doing all they can for diners to avoid becoming the next Covid-19 weak link. A spokesman for RAS, which has more than 470 members, told…

Condo and HDB rents down in June: SRX

Rents for private apartments and HDB flats continued their decline amid the Covid-19 outbreak, according to flash data released by SRX Property on Wed. In the private rental market, rents in June dipped 0.6 per cent from May.…

Tenancy in Common vs Joint Tenancy: Pros & cons of each option and which should you choose for your HDB flat

Tenancy in common may be the most common form of home ownership when it comes to private properties as it allows the greatest flexibility for co-owners. This form of ownership allows co-owners to jointly purchase high-value properties and…

Stray kitties move into DIY cat houses made by volunteers

It’s official — sweater weather is upon us. As we enjoy the slightly cooler weather for a change, some community cat feeders have come up with an ingenious solution to provide a little more warmth to the strays…

Yale-NUS student posts on Instagram about being blessed by appearance of otter family on campus

A Yale-NUS college student had his day blessed with some zoological intervention — a family of otters running right past him. Miguel Ochosa posted on IG on Tues a clip of his chance encounter with six smooth-coated otters…

New private home sales surged 104.9% in June to 998 units: URA

New home sales surged 104.9%, excluding EC, to 998 units in June from 487 units in May, according to the developers’ monthly sales data by URA. Including EC, sales jumped 102.2% to 1,031 units over the same period.…

Consumers remain hesitant in ‘new normal’

Although non-essential retail is reopening, which will aid segments that were hardest hit by the circuit breaker measures, demand-side risks have been emerging amongst consumers globally and will likely impact the spending habits of the Singaporean consumer over…

Frasers Property brings in capital partner for Northpoint City (South Wing)

Frasers Property has brought in a strategic capital partner for Northpoint City (South Wing), it announced on Tues. TCC Prosperity (TCCP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bright Bloom Capital, has subscribed for 50 per cent of units of North…

Resorts World Sentosa to lay off workers as Covid-19 takes a toll on the tourism industry

RWS, which operates casinos, Universal Studios and hotels on Sentosa, said on Wed that it will be laying off staff due to the “devastating impact” the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the tourism industry. It said that the…

Redeveloped Marina Bay floating platform to have water sports centre, NS-themed gallery

The redeveloped Marina Bay floating platform will house various new elements, including a water sports centre, a swimming pool and a NS-themed gallery when is completed by 2025. MND and MINDEF on Wed announced they have awarded the…

Shorter operating hours for Thomson-East Coast Line stations in preparation for Stage 2 opening

Operating hours for the three stations on the TEL will be further shortened in preparation for the opening of Stage 2 of the line, SMRT said on Wed. From Jul 20 to Aug 30, train services between Woodlands…

Student pleads guilty to spitting over Bugis Junction mall railing amid DORSCON orange

Egged on by his friend and feeling bored, a teenager spat over the railing on the fourth floor of a mall in Bugis towards diners in the basement. This was in late Feb, when Singapore had just entered…

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