Daily Archives: December 31, 2020 (22 Articles Found)

Archives
  • Daily Archives

  •   31
    M T W T F S S
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28293031  
    APPLY

Normanton Park: Kicking off 2021 with a big bang

Chinese developer Kingsford Development will open Normanton Park’s 12,000 sqft sales gallery for VIP preview on Jan 1, 2021, with public preview to start the following day. The project is scheduled for launch on Jan 16. As the…

CDL secures $470mil green revolving credit facility

City Developments Limited (CDL), via its fully-owned unit CDL Properties Ltd, has obtained a $470 million green revolving credit facility for refinancing its flagship commercial property, Republic Plaza, and on-lending to other eligible green projects. On Wed, CDL…

Best deals in the market as of December 31

What is the biggest difference between an ordinary shopper and a bargain hunter, or an average homebuyer and a value investor? They are two distinctive types of people who have totally different definitions of value-for-money, what they consider…

Singapore trains to be in fighting shape for Davos 2021

Mixed martial arts may be far from the rarefied air of Davos, but fights are one way that Singapore is preparing to host the world’s leading business and political figures next May. While the roar of the crowd…

COVID-19: 5 community cases result in 2 new clusters, ‘special’ tests linked to 2 marine workers

MOH has confirmed the detection of 30 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Thurs, taking the country’s total case count to 58,599. There are five new cases of locally-transmitted infection. The remaining 25…

Going wild about nature: Long walks around Singapore an alternative to overseas travel

It started off with a five-kilometre walk around the neighbourhood to stay active during the “circuit breaker” period earlier in the year. Slowly, the distance doubled as Ms Coreen Wong began exploring further through the park connectors and…

STB looking into alleged COVID-19 safety breach by group of more than 10 on Royal Caribbean cruise

Singapore Tourism Board is looking into an alleged breach of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Photos of a group of more than 10 men and women on the cruise ship were posted on IG.…

MPA investigating after group of people filmed ‘partying on yacht’

MPA on Thurs said it is investigating an incident where a group of people were filmed “partying on a yacht”. Photos and videos of a gathering on the yacht, said to have been anchored off Lazarus Island, were…

Singapore visitor arrivals edge up to highest since COVID-19 travel restrictions

Singapore saw its largest number of visitor arrivals last month since implementing travel restrictions at the end of Mar to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 14,676 visitors arrived in Singapore in Nov, according to data from…

Safe distancing, enforcement officers need to stay vigilant

Even as Singapore moves into phase three of its reopening, there are still calls from the various authorities for all of us to stay vigilant and not let our guard down. Ironically, I have observed, of late, that…

When sheltered walkways don’t keep out rain

The designs of sheltered walkways need a review, especially the raised sections over roads leading to the entrances of carparks and housing blocks. I recognise that they were built higher to cater to trucks and other tall vehicles…

No letting up on drive to cultivate cleanliness culture in hawker centres

PHC agrees with the views expressed by Mr Andrew Tan Chye Hee in his letter (Hawker culture: Time to work on cleanliness, hygiene standards, Dec 18). Like Mr Tan, we are immensely proud that our hawker culture has…

Case closed on OneService despite unresolved municipal issue

OneService has been touted as a convenient one-stop service to report municipal issues. But there seems to be a focus on quickly closing a reported case to achieve a high rate of “closure”, while the underlying problem is…

Cold Storage takes environmentally friendly approach to online shopping

With the surge in online orders, I am extremely worried about the environmental impact of the huge amount of discarded plastic bags, bubble wraps and cardboard used to package items for deliveries. I, too, have made many online…

A year when some retailers lost the battle for survival

Retailers have had it tough for some time, with bricks-and-mortar operators under siege from online sellers, but they met with greater challenges this year amid a pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the economy. Inevitably, some retailers –…

Firm outlook for private housing market belies risk factors

The outlook for private home prices in 2021 remains firm with most property consultants forecasting prices will appreciate slightly more than in 2020. A brighter economic outlook, easing of travel restrictions and a reduction in the inventory of…

Normanton Park in Kent Ridge to open for preview after no-sale ban dropped

Almost two years after its developer was slapped with a no-sale licence, the Normanton Park private residential project can now proceed to market. However, there are several conditions tied to the sale of its units, to protect the…

Turning to local production and leveraging technology to ensure Singapore’s food security

In times of crisis, vulnerabilities become especially apparent. For Singapore, the empty supermarket shelves during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were but a symptom of a larger worry for a nation that imports most of its…

Mask usage keeps viruses at bay, but adds to pollution

In Apr, when Covid-19 infections showed no signs of abating, and the evidence was growing in favour of wearing face masks to prevent transmissions, it became compulsory for everyone to don one that covered their mouths and noses…

Did global Covid-19 lockdowns heal the planet?

To escape the scourge of a contagious, microscopic foe, various nations went into lockdown earlier this year. As people were confined to their homes, cars stowed away and industrial activities slowed, it was as though an invisible broom…

1,190 families get keys to first smart-enabled HDB homes here

More than 1,400 households will be able to monitor electricity usage across appliances in smart-enabled flats in Punggol Northshore. As at Dec 14, 1,192 home owners who have collected the keys to their flats – about 85 per…

Dec 31 closure of Charlie Brown Cafe marks end of dream for co-founder

Dec 31 does not just mark the end of the year for Mr Lawrence Lim but the end of his big business dream too. It is the last day of operation for Charlie Brown Cafe at Cineleisure Orchard,…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google