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DC rates dip the most by 7.8% for Hotel/Hospitality

On Sept 1, MND revised DC rates for the six-month period from Sept 1 to Feb 28, 2021. Generally, DC rates have been lowered across various use groups, with the exception of sectors in the residential, landed group.…

CDL sells 13 units at Nouvel 18 at special promotional prices

On July 15, City Developments (CDL) released 15 units at its luxury condo Nouvel 18, at special promotional discount. It has sold 13 of the units to date, at an average price of $3,100 psf. This works out…

Two-storey industrial building near Tuas Second Link on sale for $8 mil

A two-storey building at 33 Tuas Basin Link Road has been put up for sale for a guide price of $8 million. Located near the Second Link at Tuas and the upcoming Tuas Mega Port, the property is…

66% of units sold at NoMa in early-bird preview sales: Macly Group

33 units at freehold NoMa were sold on Aug 29 during its early bird preview sales. Developed by Macly Group, it is a freehold project located along Guillemard Road in District 14, comprising 50 one-, two- and four-bedroom…

Nex cinema ventilation duct could have dislodged due to weakening duct supports: Experts

The dislodging of a ventilation duct from the ceiling of a cinema hall at Nex shopping mall on Sun was possibly a result of weakening duct supports, such as loose nuts and bolts or spalling concrete slabs, said…

Ensuring arts ecosystem stays resilient

NAC is committed to sustaining a healthy arts ecosystem where reputable and high quality arts galleries contribute to artistic development and artwork acquisitions by public and private collectors. We have supported the Gillman Barracks arts tenants through our…

Confused by new Covid-19 cases at cleared dorms

On Aug 19, MOM declared that all dormitories, including the standalone blocks in purpose-built dormitories, had been cleared of Covid-19. Barely two weeks have passed, and we are now told that new Covid-19 clusters are forming in dormitories…

Parliament: MPs urge Govt to look beyond housing value when means testing for financial aid

Some Singaporeans living in private estates or bigger homes may be severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis, but are unable to qualify for certain support schemes as eligibility is pegged to the AV of the homes they live…

3 F&B outlets ordered to shut for breaching safe distancing measures; 1 had served alcohol in teapots

One hotpot restaurant had served alcoholic beverages to its customers in teapots and empty green tea bottles after 10.30pm to avoid detection by the authorities. Another F&B outlet had operated without a valid food shop licence. They were…

Allow 45-minute grace period at public car parks for cabbies to recharge between trips

The Covid-19 pandemic and remote work have affected the bottom lines of many transport services and operators. Among them, taxi drivers have suffered substantial income losses. For one, allow taxi drivers a longer grace period while in car…

Singapore reports 41 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 in the community

Singapore reported 41 new COVID-19 infections on Mon, including three in the community. Two are work permit holders and one is a work pass holder. There are also seven imported cases and 31 new cases residing in migrant…

Chua Chu Kang MP rebuts accusations of him telling elderly residents to move out if they were unhappy

Following a FB post alleging that he told a pair of elderly residents to move out, Chua Chu Kang MP Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim has stepped out to say that wasn’t the case at all. In a FB post…

Keppel Reit looks to future-proof its commercial spaces

Mr Tham, 38, CEO of the manager of Keppel Reit, recalls: “My godfather taught me the importance of wisdom and understanding.” In 2014, he joined Keppel Corp’s strategy and development unit and played a key role in the…

Patrons in cinema at Nex mall thought loud crack was sound effect when ducting unit fell near them

More details and photos are emerging of the incident in a cinema at Nex shopping mall that left two women injured when a ventilation duct fell from the ceiling on Sun afternoon. In an e-mail, ST reader Johnny…

Experts see scope for taking away road space from cars to make way for buses, cyclists or pedestrians downtown

Singapore’s downtown is an area where the authorities could take away road space from cars to make way for public buses, cyclists or pedestrians, said transport experts. Doing so would bring about multiple benefits, such as revitalising street-level…

SGH creates portable chambers that convert wards, ICUs into negative pressure isolation rooms

A hospital has created portable systems that can convert wards, ICU and operating theatres into negative pressure isolation rooms within hours to house patients with infectious diseases. One of the two transparent chamber-like systems at SGH, called the…

Coronavirus: DSO targets on-site testing to keep SAF camps safe from outbreaks of infectious diseases including Covid-19

To boost early warning against infectious disease outbreaks, SAF camps could in the future be equipped to do on-site testing of unwell servicemen, including for Covid-19. This project by the DSO National Laboratories is among the ways it…

Should Sabana Reit minorities ask board, senior personnel to resign if merger does not succeed?

Various parties involved in the proposed merger of ESR-Reit and Sabana Reit issued statements over the past week that clearly marked out their positions. MAS stated that its regulatory framework does not prohibit a shareholder group from owning…

Subsidies to F&B sector crucial despite possibility of creating zombie firms

Substantial subsidies administered to F&B sector to help it weather the pandemic have raised concerns about inadvertently keeping alive firms that are fundamentally unviable, referred to as “zombie firms”. Jochen Krauss, Singapore managing partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners,…

New firms crop up in F&B sector during H1 despite Covid-19

The local F&B sector continued to draw entrepreneurs in the first half of this year despite being buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Between Jan and June, there was a net increase of 96 active entities in F&B service…

Residential price index increase 1.2% m-o-m in July: NUS

NUS released today the SRPI for June and July 2020. SRPI, which measures the price movement of private residential non-landed resale properties, increased 1.2% MoM in July, the highest rate of monthly growth since the 1.7% increase in…

Decathlon store replaces Metro on Singapore’s Orchard Rd

Decathlon Singapore is opening a new experience store in Orchard Rd, the brand’s fifth experience store in the city. Located at the Centrepoint shopping mall, Decathlon Orchard spans two floors, occupying a 3,200 sqm area. The store will…

Clarins opens first kiosk-style store in Singapore

French beauty brand Clarins has opened its first kiosk-style concept store in Singapore, its fourth boutique in the city. Located in the heart of the Nex shopping centre, the store occupies just 20 sqm, but offers a wide…

Apple Singapore’s ‘floating store’ wows Instagram community

Apple Singapore’s new ‘floating store’ built in the harbour in front of MBS integrated resort has not yet opened – but already it has taken over social media. Designed by London-based Foster + Partners architecture studio, the store…

Militaries, the surprising allies – when men in green fight for a greener world

Which organisations would you look to as allies in the fight against climate change?Climate activist groups, foundations and even a smattering of corporates involved in sustainability might come to mind. How about militaries? The ongoing fight against COVID-19…

The future of retail after COVID-19

The retail sector has been one of the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With most businesses shuttered and people asked to stay home during an almost two-month long “circuit breaker” period earlier this year to stem the…

SLR Revolution at Excelsior mall designated new COVID-19 cluster after another employee tests positive

SLR Revolution in Excelsior Shopping Centre has been identified as a COVID-19 cluster after another employee tested positive for the virus, becoming the fourth case to be linked to the camera shop. The latest case is a 57-year-old…

MOH investigating if COVID-19 rules breached after new family cluster across 2 households had gatherings

MOH is investigating if safe distancing rules were breached after a new family cluster of at least five people from two households had taken part in gatherings. Five of the eight new community cases reported on Sun are…

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