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Timberland owner VF Corp sets up new supply chain, business centres in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

VF Corp, which owns outdoor lifestyle brands such as Vans and Timberland, will open new business centres in Singapore and KL. The moves came amid plans on Mon to shift VF’s regional operations base from Hong Kong to…

Freehold commercial building near Jalan Besar MRT Station for sale at $23.5 mil

A freehold four-storey commercial building at 7 Hindoo Road, near Jalan Besar MRT Station, is on the market at a guide price of $23.5 million, or $1,760 psf on the total GFA. It was previously put up for…

Poly, ITE grads can train to be hawkers under new programme

A new work-study programme to help ease the entry of young people into the hawker trade will be launched in Mar. The Work-Study Post-Diploma (Certificate in Hawkerpreneurship), which comes under the SkillsFuture Singapore work-study programme, is the first…

Rise in imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore expected as infections climb globally: Experts

The rise in imported Covid-19 cases here has been expected by scientists, who say it is an indication of Singapore lifting border restrictions, and the success of measures to screen out infections amid a rise in cases globally.…

Residents evacuated after fire at Marine Parade condominium

Ninety residents were evacuated from a Marine Parade condominium estate on Mon morning after a fire broke out in an apartment unit. The blaze occurred in an eighth floor unit of Parkway View at 39 Marine Parade Road.…

Second landslip in 8 days at TPE slip road towards Loyang Avenue

A second landslip in eight days has occurred near TPE slip road towards Loyang Ave. LTA announced on Sun that continuous rain caused slope erosion. The landslip was detected by LTA engineers and contractors who had been monitoring…

22 new Covid-19 cases, all imported including 2 linked to NewOcean 6 bunker

Two more people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus, adding to the cluster from bunker tanker NewOcean 6. They were part of 22 imported cases of Covid-19 reported on Mon by MOH. There were no…

Plans to create 1,000 new jobs for landscape sector as NParks moves to adopt high-tech systems

Some 1,000 new and redesigned jobs will be created over the next five years for the landscape sector, as the authorities push out a new digitalisation plan. Mr Goh Eng Lam, chairman of LIAS, said that this move…

New Acres chiefs hope to correct S’poreans’ misperceptions about wildlife, step up animal rescue capabilities

When Mr Kalai Vanan Balakrishnan accepted a job as a volunteer coordinator at Acres in 2009, he quit within a day. Then 23, he had had a change of heart and wanted to pursue a degree in design…

‘Not all rescues have a happy ending’: Otter pup euthanised after being abandoned by family

In a heartbreaking FB post, Ottercity announced on Sun afternoon that they had euthanised an otter pup abandoned by her family, adding that they had exhausted “all possible options”. The pup, named Eve, was found on Dec 31,…

Five facts about unsustainable waste management in Singapore

1) Most of Singapore’s trash is incinerated – It provide no incentives to reduce waste volumes or encourage responsible recycling. Singapore has extremely low recycling rates, and creates massive waste volumes for such a small city-state; 2) Recycling…

How has container reuse scheme Muuse survived Covid?

It certainly wasn’t ideal! We launched in Singapore in Jan 2020, and the first Covid-19 infections in Singapore were recorded at the end of Jan. Restrictions came in Mar. We had just started to gain momentum, but that…

Heytea unveils convenience-store-like concept in Singapore

Chinese milk-tea brand Heytea has launched a retail concept resembling a convenience store in Singapore. The store, which is also the brand’s first outlet in the city’s south, is located at VivoCity and features bright orange and grey…

Long Bar, Nineteen80 reemerge from sobriety after COVID closure

Prominent bars Long Bar and Nineteen80 are back in the business of getting us drunk after months of empty glasses due to COVID-19. Emerging from the nightlife shutdown that began in March, Long Bar and the ‘80s-themed Nineteen80…

Sea change in commitment to sustainability among funds

In the space of two to three years, a sea change in commitment to sustainability and stewardship has engulfed the asset mgmt industry – and that is a good thing. As recently as 2018, a column by this…

Performance of STI, private home resale market took different paths during pandemic

Prices of private homes in the resale market proved more resilient than the STI in 2020 as home prices rebounded to end-2019 levels in the months following the circuit breaker. According to data from NUS’ IREUS, the prices…

Lendlease Global Commercial Reit sets up S$1b debt issuance programme

The manager of Lendlease Global Commercial Reit (LReit) on Fri evening announced a new S$1 billion multicurrency debt issuance programme. The issuer for the programme is RBC Investor Services Trust Singapore, in its capacity as trustee of LReit.…

CoAssets shuts down after missing funds controversy

Singapore-based crowdfunding platform CoAssets, now operating as CA Funding, is in the process of winding down. In a message posted on the company website, the company said that members’ accounts without outstanding investments with the company were deleted…

OCBC floats Singapore’s first consumer loan for installating solar panels

OCBC has launched Singapore’s first consumer loan for the installation of residential solar panels, the bank said. The loan facility provides landed property homeowners with a term financing option for the installation of solar panels. Each homeowner can…

Chip Eng Seng warns of a net loss for FY2020 due to COVID-19

Chip Eng Seng expects to report a net loss for FY2020 compared to its $32.6 million net profit for FY2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s adverse impact on the group’s businesses. In a profit warning issued on Mon,…

Have softer surfaces on more park connector pathways for running

I applaud NParks’ efforts in building the extensive PCN and neighbourhood parks across the country. They provide a great way for the public to keep fit and enjoy our green spaces through running, walking or cycling. However, the…

Allow customers to make online payments via computers, not just smartphones

Up to last year, SP allowed its customers to enrol for recurring credit card payments with DBS/POSB. But last year, it informed them that it would switch the payment platform used to process the recurring credit card payments…

LTA to begin rolling out three-door double-deck buses in January

LTA said on Mo it would begin introducing three-door double-deck buses into Singapore’s public bus fleet from the end of the month. A total of 100 of these buses will be progressively added to the fleet over the…

Malaysians with Singapore PR can now apply for PCA scheme to travel home

Malaysia citizens who are PRs working in Singapore are now eligible to apply for the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) scheme. Applications to travel under the scheme open from Mon, said the High Commission of Malaysia last Fri. ICA…

Malls may face entry limits if they slip up on crowd management

As clampdowns on businesses and individuals breaching safe-distancing measures continue, shopping malls are no exception to scrutiny. Entry restrictions may be imposed on malls that face crowd mgmt issues even as more visitors are allowed in under phase…

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