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How does Normanton Park’s former “no-sale license” matter to buyers?

Normanton Park is shaping up to be one of the hot launches of 2021. It’s close to the One-North tech hub, an area where housing options have been few to date; and we won’t be too surprised if…

Lian Beng-led consortium buys BreadTalk HQ for $118 mil

A consortium led by Singapore-listed construction and property development company Lian Beng Group, announced that it has entered into a put and call option agreement to purchase the BreadTalk HQ Building for $118 million. Lian Beng holds a…

Nature groups oppose zoning of Dover Forest in Ulu Pandan for residential use

NSS has raised concerns over the zoning of Dover Forest for residential use, citing the need to protect animal and plant species, and create more green spaces for the public. The area is in a 33ha Ulu Pandan…

Consumers should pay if they take 3 or more plastic bags at supermarkets: Citizen workgroup

Consumers should have to pay a fee for each plastic bag if they take three or more of them at supermarkets, a citizen workgroup has suggested. Smaller bags given by pharmacies, for instance, should be charged per bag…

TraceTogether token distribution to resume at 38 CCs from Jan 18

Thirty-eight CCs that previously suspended distribution of the TraceTogether tokens will reopen next Mon, said an updated advisory posted on the TokenGoWhere website. Residents may enter their postal code on the website to find out if their neighbourhood…

Hawkers go online to boost sales of festive goods in lead-up to Chinese New Year

Second-generation stall owner Sim Ah Yoke, 52, used to fear digital tools as she was not familiar with them. But now she hopes going online will give a much-needed boost to sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic. She is…

COVID-19: All travellers to be tested upon arrival in Singapore, including citizens and PRs

All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will have to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival into Singapore from 11.59pm on 24 Jan. With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases around the world, MOH said on Sat that…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 24 new cases including Singaporean couple and dorm resident

MOH confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sat, taking the country’s total case count to 59,083. There are five new cases of locally-transmitted infection. Of these, four are in the community, and one resides in a…

More work is needed to tackle food waste in supermarkets

The idea of taking food for granted hit home recently for me (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5). I was at a FairPrice outlet buying curry buns when I saw an employee…

NEA committed to tackling food wastage problem at source

We refer to Vanessa Liu’s commentary on food waste (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5). We agree with Ms Liu that businesses might not be managing their food waste because they may…

Building owners have to maintain service pipes

We thank Mr Abu Mansor for his letter (Wastage: Leaking pipe not fixed, Jan 13). On receiving the feedback from Mr Mansor on Dec 15 last year, PUB service crew went to Pandan Avenue and Pandan Road to…

Mice sector restarts with hybrid events, exploring options to overcome safe distancing challenges

When Singapore raised its alert level in response to the potential spread of Covid-19 on Feb 7 last year, event company Hydse started receiving cancellations or postponements of contracts. And while a few events went ahead before the…

Fewer desks, more open spaces: How the pandemic is changing Singapore’s offices

It is 8.30am on Mar 27, 2023. Mrs Aileen Tan takes a water bottle and cardigan from her office locker, picks her desk for the day, and settles down to work. Two hours in, she heads to a…

Eateries expand revenue streams, online presence

When the circuit breaker was imposed in Apr last year, banning dining-in at eateries, Co Chung Restaurant had been open for just two months. The casual nook had hoped to attract foot traffic by replicating a dining experience…

Developers expected to continue milking positive market conditions to push new projects this year

After topping their 2019 sales performance last year despite the pandemic-induced recession, developers are poised to continue their new project launch momentum this year. JLL Singapore’s senior director of research and consultancy, Ong Teck Hui, noted that for…

Downtown East, Eastpoint Mall, eateries across the island visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Fri, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Market Square@Downtown East at Downtown East on Jan 1 between 7.15pm and 8.10pm, Jan 2 between 2.35pm and 3.10pm, Jan 5 between 1.20pm and 1.50pm, Jan 12 between…

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