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Singapore to let in more travellers to help retain air hub status: Chan Chun Sing

More travellers will be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore as part of efforts to reconnect to the world and preserve the Republic’s status as an air hub. But the reopening of borders will be done in…

New hotels spare no effort to ensure peace of mind for guests

Opening a hotel during a pandemic signals the level of optimism in the sector but it also brings huge new challenges for hoteliers. The most pressing is the huge outlay of money and time that has to be…

New hotels to open in S’pore despite travel restrictions, thinning visitor arrivals

Widespread travel restrictions and thinning visitor arrivals have battered the hospitality industry but new hotels continue to open, including three this month. Optimism in the industry about a rebound next year remains robust despite this year’s dismal showing.…

Farewell, home sweet home: Geylang Lor 3 residents prepare to hand houses back to the state

As at Dec 3, there were 37 owner-occupied units, with most in the process of moving out before the deadline, said SLA. Former seamstress Yeo Ai, 79, has temporarily moved into her daughter’s HDB flat in Sims Drive…

Part of Tengah forest corridor to be cleared for viaducts, but will be replanted: LTA

Parts of a forest corridor meant to provide safe passage for wildlife will be felled to make way for two viaducts that will connect the upcoming Tengah town with KJE. LTA said the lost vegetation – which makes…

Second stage of Thomson-East Coast Line further delayed to third quarter next year

The opening of the second phase of the TEL has been further delayed and is now expected to open in the third quarter of next year, LTA said on Mon. The six stations comprising the second phase of…

Covid-19: Migrant workers to be allowed back into community once a month in pilot scheme in early 2021

As Singapore enters the final phase of reopening its economy after a partial lockdown earlier in the year, it will relax movement restrictions on migrant workers, including allowing them to be among the community once a month. This…

More people allowed at religious services and live events, increased capacity at malls in Phase 3

With Singapore moving to the final phase of its exit from the circuit breaker, the authorities will allow more people to take part in social activities, such as attending religious services, marriage solemnisations, and live arts and cultural…

Covid-19: Phase 3 to start on Dec 28, with groups of up to 8 persons allowed, says PM Lee

Phase Three of Singapore’s gradual reopening will begin in two weeks’ time, on Dec 28, PM Lee announced on Mon. With Singapore bringing the Covid-19 crisis under control, the final phase of the planned restart of the economy…

3 swimming pool maintenance companies fined S$419,000 for colluding on over 500 tenders: CCCS

Over a period of 10 years, three swimming pool and water feature maintenance companies colluded with one another when bidding for hundreds of tenders to help each other win contracts. On Mon, they were fined a total of…

‘Carry by staircase’: Construction company cops flak for banning workers from using lifts at Jurong HDB block

They may be doing the heavy lifting to help improve Singapore’s HDB dwellings, but are construction workers being taken for granted? Following online outrage and criticism, a notice at a Jurong East HDB block asking HIP workers to…

Mummys Market opens physical store at Suntec City

Mummys Market, the Singapore baby exhibition, has launched its first physical store at Suntec City shopping centre. The latest retail outlet will offer mothers a space to test out items before purchasing, addressing a challenge after Mummys Market…

SLB moves beyond property development

The risk involved in embarking on property developments in the current climate is prompting SLB Development to modify its strategy. The company is the property development arm of mainboard-listed construction firm Lian Beng Group that was spun off…

Put in added protection feature for cashless transactions

To avoid situations where hawkers and small business owners are scammed when adopting cashless payment systems, there needs to be an additional protection feature built into the Singapore Quick Response Code payment system or any cashless mobile payment…

Make key transaction details visible at a glance for cashless payment

Some dishonest customers will go to great lengths to cheat hawkers of their hard-earned money (Hawkers scammed by fake screenshots of payments, Dec 8). During peak hours, stallholders find it tough to juggle the multiple tasks of serving…

Plans under way to install TVs for all patients at SGH

We thank Mr Max Leong Boon Piow for his feedback (Install TV in public hospital wards, Dec 11). Most of our general wards have a day room where patients in shared rooms without individual televisions can enjoy television…

Soilbuild REIT executive chairman and co-founder offers 55 cents per unit to privatise REIT

The manager of Soilbuild REIT announced on Dec 14 that it intends to privatise and subsequently delist Soilbuild REIT. This will be done via a trust scheme of arrangement with Clay Holdings III. Clay Holdings III is a…

TraceTogether adoption up to more than 60% as privacy concerns wane; users still bothered about battery drain

The adoption of the TraceTogether app and tokens stand at more than 60 per cent, getting closer to the 70 per cent target required to move to Phase 3. SNDGG said that the figure is “in the low…

Newton pre-school that saw outbreak of salmonella and stomach flu closes kitchen after more kids fall sick

The pre-school in Newton that saw an outbreak of salmonella and stomach flu has closed its kitchen temporarily as eight more children have fallen ill since Wed last week. This brings the total number of infected children to…

Staycation frenzy leads to check-in delays at hotels

They were there to relax and unwind, using their SingapoRediscovers vouchers for their hotel staycations over the weekend. But many ended up waiting for hours to check-in at hotel lobbies on Sat due to the huge crowds. Among…

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