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With Unesco listing in sight, will new breed of ‘hawkerpreneurs’ rejuvenate or erode hawker culture?

Even as other F&B outlets and hawker stalls have struggled to stay afloat this year due to the impact of Covid-19, Lee Syafiq Muhd Ridzuan Lee, the 28-year-old owner of gourmet burger stall Ashes Burnnit has been undeterred,…

Retail sales in Singapore continues decline, but at a slower pace

Singapore’s retail sales slid for yet another month in Oct, albeit at a smaller pace than the month before. The total sales value was down 8.6% y-o-y in Oct, making this the metric’s eighth consecutive month in the…

27 new launch condos in 2020: Here’s how they’ve performed

It’s possible that more happened to the real estate market in 2020 than in the whole of the past two to three years combined. An unprecedented circuit breaker period, construction and manpower issues, Singapore’s worst recession in 50…

Covid-19: Buskers take to the streets again at *Scape and Clarke Quay Central in NAC pilot

In a move welcomed by both buskers and members of the public, NAC has launched a pilot that will allow the authorities to assess if street performers can resume their acts live in a safe manner amid the…

Japanese restaurant at Keppel marina among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A Japanese restaurant at the Marina at Keppel Bay was added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Sat, MOH said that the infectious person or persons…

13 new Covid-19 cases, including one in community

Singapore reported 13 new cases of Covid-19 on Sat, including one in the community who had been placed in quarantine earlier, said MOH. The remaining 12 cases are all imported ones. The community case involved a 57-year-old Filipino…

Seoul Garden at Tampines Mall closed for 10 days for failing to enforce COVID-19 measures

The Seoul Garden restaurant at Tampines Mall has been ordered to suspend full operations for 10 days for failing to ensure that COVID-19 safe mgmt measures are kept to, MOH said on Sat. The ministry started investigations after…

Foot Locker at Orchard Gateway ordered to suspend operations for breaching COVID-19 rules

The Foot Locker store at Orchard Gateway @ Emerald has been ordered to suspend operations for 10 days for failing to comply with COVID-19 safe mgmt measures, said Singapore Tourism Board and ESG on Sat. This comes after…

Cultured meat: No-kill products may be food for the future

In a world first, Singapore on Wed approved the sale of a cultured meat product here. The company would not be drawn on a timeline on when the product will be available, but the firm’s CEO Josh Tetrick…

Tampines town moves to reduce food waste and promote sustainable food production

As part of efforts to transform Tampines into an eco-town, an initiative was launched on Sat to reduce food waste and promote sustainable food production. Coined Sustainability @ Tampines Park, it includes a vertical vegetable farm along the…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Walk of Lights launched at Gardens by the Bay

Despite the colder weather in the next few weeks, Singapore is unlikely to have a white Christmas this year. Still, it may be possible to find some festive cheer in the form of a series of light shows…

The Place Holdings and MCC Land sign strategic collaboration framework agreement

Singapore-listed The Place Holdings announced on Dec 4 that it has entered into a strategic collaboration framework agreement with Chinese developer MCC Land. The JV partners intend to kickstart the relationship by “exploring a collaboration on the redevelopment…

Sabana’s activist investors to fast-track plan to internalise management after merger with ESR scuppered

Activist unitholders got to work fast after the proposed merger between ESR-Reit and Sabana Reit fell through on Fri. The question “What next?” was top on their minds to ensure a clear path to recovery for Sabana Reit,…

Alternative protein gains momentum, despite challenges caused by Covid-19

Since Covid-19, the size of venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures’ New Protein Fund has more than doubled to approximately S$53 million, said the company’s founder and managing general partner Andrew Ive. The Temasek Holdings-backed firm launched its…

Forget Angry Birds, protect Asian birds: New Singapore board game funded by Kickstarter supports an ‘urgent’ cause

Sparked by weekly board-game sessions and an interest in bird conservation, five employees from Tuber, a Singapore editorial and design consultancy, decided to create and design a board game of their own. They named the game Fly-A-Way, which…

Is lab-grown meat a new frontier or a passing fad?

This week, Singapore made global headlines by being the first country in the world to approve a lab-grown meat for general public consumption. Eat Just, a San Francisco-based company, will soon debut its “chicken bites” here, which feature…

91-year-old hawker behind historic wonton noodle stall calls it quits

For nearly six decades, hawker Leong Yuet Meng, 91, had been getting up before the crack of dawn six days a week, to prepare her old-school wonton noodles. One of Singapore’s oldest hawkers if not the oldest, this…

Investigations under way after crowds gather outside Foot Locker at Orchard Gateway: STB

Singapore Tourism Board said on Sat it was aware that crowds had gathered outside the the Foot Locker outlet at Orchard Gateway on Fri night, adding that investigations were under way. The statement came after photos of large…

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