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This S’porean started out selling chickens – now helms an F&B empire with 18 brands

F&B group Tenderfresh started off as a hawker stall at Whitley Road Hawker Centre in the 1970s. However, business was “really bad”, according to founder and MD Jimmy Soh. His stall recorded poor sales of S$50 to S$60…

Why this Tanah Merah condo site attracted a bidding frenzy

1) Lucrative retail opportunity – Putting the condo portion of the development aside for a moment, we’d like to point out that the Tanah Merah neighbourhood has been crying out for more retail, dining and commercial amenities, especially…

Always question what the media tells you

1) How neutral are the spokespersons? – Our media tends to interview industry stakeholders and quote their comments in catchy headlines. It is awkward to ask real estate executives what they think about the property market when their…

24-hour eatery in Tampines, OCBC bank in Raffles Place among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A 24-hour eatery in Tampines as well as OCBC bank in Raffles Place were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Thurs, MOH said that the…

2-year-old Singaporean boy with travel history to Philippines among 7 new Covid-19 cases

A two-year-old Singaporean boy with travel history to Philippines was among the six new imported cases of Covid-19 here on Thurs. Besides these, there was one case in the community, MOH said. The boy, who is a contact…

New SingPass feature allows secure use of digital signatures for property caveats

Signing legal and business documents online will be made possible with the roll-out of a new feature on national digital identity system SingPass. Its first user is SLA, which is piloting the technology to allow the digital signing…

National Sea Level Programme awards $2.7 million to research projects on sea level rise

Two research projects looking into how coastal hazards – such as sea-level rise – can affect Singapore have been awarded $2.7 million in grant funding under the National Sea Level Programme. The first two projects to receive funding…

Green finance among options Singapore needs to adopt to achieve climate and economic goals

To ensure economic growth and fight climate change at the same time, Singapore needs to leverage green finance and mobilise capital for low-carbon investments, said Minister of State for MSE Desmond Tan on Thurs. And to succeed in…

All nursing home staff tested for Covid-19 once every two months as part of surveillance measures: MOH

Nursing home staff in Singapore are now being tested for Covid-19 once every two months as part of measures to ensure that senior citizens in the homes are kept safe from the virus. A MOH spokesman said that…

New heritage statue unveiled on cattle trade in Little India

If you walk along Buffalo Road in Little India, you will notice a new statue of a man wearing a loose headdress confidently sitting on a bullock cart. It was unveiled on Nov 2 to recall the history…

‘Liquid window’ harnesses light and heat to save energy in buildings

A newly developed “liquid window” can block sunlight to keep a building cool but also absorb heat to be gradually released during the day or night to cut energy costs, scientists said. The window, invented by researchers at…

Singapore real estate transactions double quarter-on-quarter in Q3: JLL

Signs of recovery were seen in the third quarter with real estate transactions in APAC gaining 35 per cent q-o-q, while volumes about doubled in Singapore. However, according to a report by JLL, transaction volumes in the region…

Who will fill the prime real estate left behind by Robinsons?

With two substantial plots of prime real estate to be vacated when Robinsons Singapore exits, The Heeren and Raffles City Shopping Centre’s landlords could divide the plots into smaller ones, rather than wait for a major tenant to…

Marks & Spencer Singapore opens new store amid concern over Robinsons’ sister brands

Marks & Spencer (M&S) Singapore has opened a new outlet at Waterway Point, amid the impending winding-up of Robinsons Singapore, with whom it shares a parent in the Al-Futtaim group. The store opened last Sat and is a…

Finance is it time to refinance from an HDB loan to a bank loan?

Private bank loan rates average around 1.3 per cent per annum right now, whereas the HDB Concessionary Loan is at 2.6 per cent. How can condo owners pay half the interest rate of HDB owners? Well, you can…

Concessionary property tax rates automatically granted to EC, HDB, DBSS flat owners

IRAS automatically grants all buyers of HDB and DBSS flats as well as of new EC units with concessionary property tax rates, revealed DPM and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Wed. He noted that…

HDB resale prices rise for 4th month in October; 13 million-dollar flats sold: SRX

While HDB resale volume dipped in Oct compared to the previous month, prices continued to rise, indicating that demand remained relatively robust amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 13 HDB resale flats were sold for more than $1 million, flash…

Two conservation shophouses at Clarke Quay up for sale at $6.2 mil each

Two conservation shophouses in the Upper Circular Conservation Area at Clarke Quay have just been put on the market for sale. Both 99-year leasehold, they can be sold separately or as a pair. The shophouses are have an…

CapitaLand, SP Group and Sembcorp to jointly study use of integrated energy solutions to green data centres

CapitaLand, SP Group and Sembcorp Industries have signed a MOU to study the use of integrated energy solutions to power data centres. The study covered under the MOU will initially focus on developing solutions to power CapitaLand’s flagship…

No fireworks at Marina Bay during New Year countdown to minimise crowds

There will be no fireworks display at Marina Bay for the New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations on 31 Dec, in order to minimise crowds due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Thurs, organisers for the Marina Bay Singapore…

In Singapore, ‘revenge dining’ trend sparked by Covid-19 cabin fever props up restaurants – but will it last?

Designer Tan Yuan Yun headed to Singapore’s Telok Ayer district last Fri evening for a meal with three friends, only to be shocked to find that most outlets were fully booked. She eventually secured a table at a…

Humanity’s role as environmental custodian offers hope amid Covid-19 gloom, says marine scientist

The Covid-19 pandemic may have taken a heavy toll on human life and economic activity, but some effects of the reduced human activity offer hope that humanity can improve the natural environment. Dr Carlos Duarte, a professor of…

2 special education schools to relocate to new joint campus in 2025

Two special education schools for children with mild intellectual disabilities will move to a new site from 2025, where they will share a campus with more facilities. The two schools are Chaoyang School in Ang Mo Kio, which…

KTV operator fined S$12,000 for operating during Phase 1 of reopening

A Jalan Besar karaoke lounge operator was fined S$12,000 on Thurs for allowing two customers and two hostesses into his premises during the first phase of Singapore’s reopening, following a circuit breaker period to curb the spread of…

Retail, F&B sales in Singapore fall again in September

Retail sales in Singapore fell by 10.8 per cent y-o-y in Sept, DOS said on Thurs, a steeper decline compared to the 5.4 per cent drop in Aug. The larger decline in Sept was mainly attributed to the…

Man claims trial to letting six people enter his flat during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening

A man claimed trial on Thurs to a charge of allowing six other people into his flat during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening, when social gatherings were restricted. This is the first trial of its kind. Malaysian David…

We mourn the loss of Robinsons because it was a key piece of our childhood

When Robinsons announced its closure on Oct 30, the strong public emotions that followed took some by surprise. Throngs of middle-aged and elderly shoppers gathered for a final send-off. Snaking queues wound in front of the mall. The…

MSS explains how those sinister clouds rolling over the city and into your social feeds were formed

In what appeared to be a sign of an apocalypse, the skies over CBD were engulfed in dark, foreboding wave-like clouds that threatened to rain death and destruction on Mon. But really though, they’re just shelf clouds —…

Uncle continues to report litterbugs in Tampines despite harassment

Nothing can get in the way of justice for this 62-year-old man, not even an angry mob. Through day and night, whenever the retiree had spare time, he’d park himself by a window that faced an open-air carpark…

Singapore re-opening plan ditches quarantine for tests, ratios

Singapore is using a plan involving ratios and testing to open its borders to as many intl visitors as possible based on their home country of risk, MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said. The government looks at a…

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