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Should you invest in a 60-year leasehold residential property? A case study on The Hillford

Is it worth investing in an old leasehold property to achieve positive rental gains? Investing in old leasehold properties can be alluring mainly due its affordable quantum. This puts it within reach of more property investors, and these…

Teo Heng KTV’s exit in S’pore a “temporary move” – will persevere and hold on to 2 outlets

Homegrown family-friendly karaoke studio Teo Heng KTV was founded back in 1989 by Jackson Teo, who started out selling karaoke sound systems at Katong Shopping Centre. In July last year, Teo Heng KTV announced that it will be…

Amoy Street Food Centre, food court at Nex mall among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH added four more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Thurs, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited, NTUC FairPrice supermarket at Joo Chiat…

4 community cases among 38 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore; 1 imported case initially tested negative

Four community cases were among the 38 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Thurs, said MOH. Thirty-four cases were imported and of these, 33 had already been placed on stay-home notice. The remaining case,…

Singapore may tighten Covid-19 rules ahead of Chinese New Year, will also prioritise vaccine roll-out

The battle against Covid-19 this year will be fought on two fronts: speeding up the nationwide vaccination programme, and keeping the slate of safeguards finely tuned. This could mean implementing further restrictions ahead of CNY in Feb, when…

Daiso is latest household brand in Singapore to go online, but shoppers also want physical stores

Japanese discount store Daiso launched its Singapore website on Mon to provide more choices to its customers. The online platform lists products in 25 categories including cleaning supplies, daily necessities and personal care. “We have been working on…

Recycling firm fined $250,000 over 2017 Tuas blaze that killed one worker

A recycling company was fined $250,000 on Thurs over a fire and an explosion in Tuas, which occurred on June 24, 2017 and led to the death of one of its workers. Chinese national Chen Qiu, 39, died…

Safety track records of construction firms can be easily compared on new MOM e-service

Construction firms’ safety track records will be more easily accessible from Thurs, with statistics on information such as fatalities and stop-work orders consolidated for easy comparison. The data on MOM’s website will also be updated every fortnight. Senior…

Going, going, not gone: Marks & Spencer to continue operations at Raffles City despite earlier announcement

Looks like Marks & Spencer isn’t going to shutter its Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet after all. The brand had originally announced that the outlet would permanently close its doors on Dec 31 last year. The lease for…

Man first to be jailed for spate of wire thefts from vacant school that cost S$480,000 in repairs

During the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”, a group of men conspired to enter a vacant school and dismantle wires, leaving them behind for another group to collect and transport for sale. Seven bags of wires were taken from the…

Start-up looks to help smaller commercial facilities reduce energy consumption

Mr Jason Tang, founder and CEO of energy solutions start-up TablePointer, was troubled that commercial facilities left their machines running even when they were not required. While energy efficiency solutions were available on the market, they were mostly…

Tanjong Pagar Distripark to house arts cluster

Plans are afoot to develop a multidisciplinary arts cluster in Tanjong Pagar Distripark, as NAC looks into collaborations with tenants of the Keppel Road warehouse building. The news was announced yesterday by MCCY Minister Edwin Tong at the…

Semi-detached unit sees fierce bidding in year’s first property auction

A semi-detached house in the Siglap area attracted an unusually high number of bids – 33 – at the year’s first public property auction on Wed, an event that also stood out for its high number of mortgagee…

CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust reports DPU of 8.69 cents for FY2020, 4Q20 distributable income up 26.8% y-o-y

The manager of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) has reported DPU of 8.69 cents for the FY2020 ended Dec on Jan 21, compared to 11.97 cents in FY2019. Distributable income for the 4QFY2020 grew 26.8% y-o-y to $145.4…

RSI falls to 98 in November 2020: Knight Frank

The retail sales index (RSI), excluding motor vehicles, dipped by 2.4% y-o-y to 98 in Nov 2020, with retail sales performance having improved in the period due to large-scale sales events 11.11 and Black Friday on digital platforms,…

Fujitsu Asia to ‘reimagine’ Singapore office

Fujitsu Asia has revealed plan to reconstruct its office in Singapore to “support smart working and diverse working styles.” “To future-proof the company, the holistic workplace transformation will see a shift in areas including work, allowance, and staff…

Food security: How S’pore, Israel can ‘feed’ off innovations

As the world grows smaller due to the acceleration of globalisation, a single event on a major scale can disrupt this finely tuned system. And that event has come in the form of Covid-19. As the pandemic gripped…

Staff communication and signage to exhibition at Gardens by the Bay to be improved

We thank Ms Chan Lie Leng for her letter (Access to exhibition: Hard time for elderly parents at Gardens by the Bay, Jan 15). The pop-up exhibition Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express allows our visitors…

Mandatory Covid-19 tests for cargo drivers, personnel entering S’pore via Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints from Jan 22

From Fri, all cargo drivers and accompanying personnel entering Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints will need to take a Covid-19 ART upon arrival. Those with a negative test result will be allowed to proceed, MTI said…

52 people who gathered at unit in Sin Ming industrial building under police probe for breach of Covid-19 laws

Fifty-two people aged between 16 and 36 are being investigated for allegedly not complying with safe distancing rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On Wed, SPF said that they had received a call at about 3am on…

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