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Lazada/Alibaba and TikTok figure in latest office-leasing deals

Despite the challenges to office leasing demand amid the recession and the work-from-home trend during this pandemic, one can still count on e-commerce and tech players for some good news. Lazada and its parent Alibaba Group have signed…

From 200 to 25,000 bicycles: How SG Bike became the largest bike-sharing firm in S’pore

The bike-sharing landscape in Singapore has seen a boom and bust over the years. Back in 2017, it was saturated with seven bike-sharing players but many also exited the market within a few years. Out of that seven…

Paris Baguette opens largest Singapore store yet

South Korean Bakery Paris Baguette has launched its first duplex store in Singapore, the brand’s largest outlet yet in the city. Located at 313@Somerset, the store spans 3,200 sqft with a capacity of 80 seats. While the first…

Firms in HDB estates should consider hiring residents with disabilities, says President Halimah

More employers in the heartland should look into providing job opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs), President Halimah said on Fri. This would allow PWDs to overcome constraints such as long commutes or issues with taking public transport,…

Over 500 truck drivers tested for Covid-19 at checkpoints on day 1 of new measure, all negative: MOH

More than 500 truck drivers have been tested for Covid-19 at Singapore’s two land checkpoints since a new requirement kicked in on Fri, with all results coming back negative, said MOH’s medical services director Kenneth Mak. Compulsory ART…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Couple fined $7,000 for trespassing on state land next to Seletar house for nearly 15 years

For close to 15 years, an architect and his wife unlawfully occupied 144.2 sqm of state land next to their three-storey house in Jalan Tari Zapin in Seletar, which was built in 2005 but had been left vacant…

194 families affected by construction delays requested interim rental flats from HDB

More than 190 families whose flats are facing construction delays have requested interim rental housing from HDB, as some housing projects have been hampered by work delay as well as labour and supply shortages due to Covid-19. HDB…

Could we see more property cooling measures in 2021?

In an “oh no” moment on 18th Jan, DPM Heng said the government is paying close attention to the property market; and that they “don’t want to see the property market run ahead of the underlying economic fundamentals”.…

We thought the $2.50 admission price for bird park covered everything

After reading that Jurong Bird Park tickets would this month be priced at $2.50 for all local residents, my wife and I decided that it was time for us to visit the attraction. We did not want to…

Bedok Mall, Golden Mile Complex among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Fri, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited VivoCity mall on Jan 8 between 11.10am and 2.25pm, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles at VivoCity on Jan 8 between 11.30am and 12pm. ShinnSato Japanese Cuisine at 79 Kampong…

Another worker at Kallang industrial firm tests positive for Covid-19; SIA cabin crew member among imported cases

A 26-year-old sales personnel at BS Industrial and Construction Supply is Singapore’s sole Covid-19 community case on Fri, bringing the number of infections for that cluster to eight. MOH said that the other 14 cases for the day…

S’pore studying whether to give ‘benefits’ to travellers who have been vaccinated: Lawrence Wong

The idea of giving “benefits” to vaccinated travellers is still being studied carefully by the Government, since the ability of vaccines to lower one’s risk of infecting others is still not fully understood, Minister Lawrence Wong said on…

Working from home should stay as default, otherwise use staggered working hours ‘extensively’: Tripartite partners

Working from home should remain the default workplace arrangement, but employers that require their staff to return to the workplace are urged to implement staggered working hours more extensively, said Singapore’s tripartite partners. The tripartite partners — comprising…

S’pore-Johor RTS Link station in Woodlands to be 10 times the size of typical MRT station: LTA

The JB-Singapore RTS Link’s station at Woodlands North and its connected CIQ facility will be about 10 times the size of a typical MRT station, LTA said on Fri. The information was released as Transport Minister Ong Ye…

Covid-19: Free surveillance testing to be offered to community groups, workers in Chinatown

The Government will offer free Covid-19 surveillance testing for community groups and workers in Chinatown as a precautionary measure in the lead-up to Chinese New Year. Taking place on Feb 8 and 9, the testing will involve stallholders,…

PIE viaduct collapse: Firm, director and engineer found guilty

Construction company OKP, its project director Yee Chee Keong and project engineer Wong Kiew Hai were on Fri found guilty of their respective charges relating to the collapse of an expressway viaduct near Upper Changi Road in 2017…

Jail for nurse who breached SHN to buy bubble tea, visit pregnant friend

A nurse breached her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to buy bubble tea, file an application for further studies, and help a pregnant friend with her wedding preparations. Nurul Afiqah Mohammed, 22, had understood that she was supposed to be…

Owner devastated to find 3m-long python swallowing pet dog outside Holland Link condo

She called for her dog several times on Mon, but when the Pomeranian failed to respond, a woman called her husband to see if he had brought their dog, Mia, to the office. When he said no, the…

Up lorry: LTA confiscates able-bodied woman’s PMA after she’s seen riding it on road

No, that’s not a golf cart on the loose, but a PMA on the road. Over the past few days, netizens said they spotted a woman riding a PMA around Canberra, Sembawang and Yishun with a Foodpanda delivery…

Sold: Property agent croons as he showcases Hougang flat in Marry Me Today parody

Not only did one local property agent close a sale, he also won netizens’ hearts — all thanks to his creative parody of Mandopop hit Marry Me Today. Playing the part of a groom, complete with a suit…

Natural Cool Holdings to acquire Woodlands Loop properties for $850,000

Natural Cool Holdings’ 80%-owned subsidiary SFB Holdings has exercised an option granted by Leong Chai Kee Food Manufacturer, a third-party vendor to purchase the properties at 15 Woodlands Loop #04-15 and #04-16 for a consideration of $850,000. The…

F&B sector has evolved over the course of 2020

The F&B industry was hit especially hard by Covid-19, with the economic downturn, lockdown measures and dine-in restrictions leading to the sector reporting a y-o-y loss of almost 30 per cent at the end of the third quarter…

Kimly unit enters into joint venture to run coffeeshop at Hougang

Coffeeshop consolidator Kimly announced on Thurs that its wholly-owned subsidiary Kimly Makan Place has entered into a JV agreement to run a coffeeshop at Hougang. Kimly Makan Place will manage the coffeeshop located at Blk 134 Lorong Ah…

Singapore to build ecosystem of venture studios: DPM Heng

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-state’s efforts to “build up an ecosystem of venture studios” for corporate innovation, said DPM Heng at the launch of…

199-year Boat Quay shophouse up for sale for S$27m

A 199-year leasehold conservation shophouse located at 31 South Bridge Road and 88 Circular Road in Boat Quay is up for sale via private treaty at S$27 million, ERA said on Fri. The two-storey asset sits on a…

Retail rents fell 14.7% in 2020; market will remain challenging, say analysts

The decline in retail rents gathered pace in the fourth quarter, taking the full-year drop in URA’s rental index of retail space in the central region to 14.7 per cent. This is in sharp contrast with the increase…

Retail rents fall at faster clip of 5.2% in Q4 but vacancy eases to 8.8%

Rentals of retail space in Singapore’s central region decreased by 5.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year over the previous three months. This is a bigger pace of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent…

Property consultants upbeat about Singapore office market in second half

Property consultants are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the Singapore office market, at least in the second half of this year. “While the first half of 2021 is expected to show the continued grappling of the pandemic, the…

Singapore office rents fall at slower clip of 3.5% q-o-q in Q4, vacancies ease

Rentals of office space in the central region of Singapore fell 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 over the previous three months, a smaller rate of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent drop in…

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