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Anger, frustration as social players turn to resellers to book badminton courts

Kenny Koh has been an avid badminton player for over a decade and usually enjoys playing the sport with his friends once a week at the public courts at Clementi and Jurong West Sports Halls. But in the…

Reselling courts or not? Badminton organiser claims he is not profiteering

It is 7.30pm on a weekday at the Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena and a group of badminton players are gathered outside the facility. Clad in their sports gear and with their rackets in tow, they sit and wait…

Property cooling measures useful only if properly enforced

I applaud DPM Heng’s recent speech. As a young Singaporean with an aspiration of having my own home, I am cautiously awaiting the Government’s next steps. One of the main issues is the affordability of property for Singaporeans.…

FairPrice cafe prices seem too high for most customers

Recently, I went to the newly opened FairPrice Xtra supermarket at Parkway Parade. There is a cafe inside the supermarket, and a piece of cake there can cost between $5.90 and $6.90. Even a simple doughnut can cost…

Weight of light bulbs may be too much for trees

It’s good to see colourful lights hanging on trees during the festive season to bring joy to everyone. But during this period of heavy rain and strong winds, tree branches may be weakened. Hanging anything with substantial weight…

Hoi Hup-Sunway sell 59% of units at Parc Central Residences at launch

At Parc Central Residences EC, 414 out of a total of 700 units were sold on the first day of launch on Jan 23. Average selling price for units sold at the end of the booking exercise was…

Disposable utensils, creative yusheng dishes: Restaurants find ways to obey Covid-19 rules for Chinese New Year

As the auspicious phrase “huat ah” boomed throughout his restaurant, Mr Andrew Tjioe was taken aback. The CEO of restaurant chain Tung Lok Group, which has 26 restaurants islandwide, had earlier told his diners that there is a…

Cinemas become places for marriage proposals, co-working and playing video games

Last Dec, Mr Khoo Sze Fan surprised his fiancee, who thought she was going to watch a movie with her friend, by proposing to her in a cinema hall. “I decided on this venue because I wanted to…

20 large groups caught breaching safe distancing rules last weekend

Twenty large groups breached safe distancing measures at East Coast Park, Changi Beach, Fort Canning Park, Kallang Riverside Park and Esplanade Park last weekend. In a FB post on Sat, MSE Minister Grace Fu said that NParks will…

Carnival firm Uncle Ringo stepping back into the game after year of sorrow

For the showman behind the rides of pasar malam fun fairs, 2020 was a big test of his jovial nature. In fact, he calls it a year of sorrow, and it was experienced all the more keenly, coming…

Pasar malam vendors turn to permanent stalls as Singapore’s night markets at standstill

Those who miss the hustle and bustle – and close contact – of pasar malams here have a long wait ahead, as even long-time vendors have set up permanent stalls. The once-familiar sight of night markets in the…

New CNY Covid-19 measures: S’pore eateries gear up to abide by latest curbs

Restaurants in Singapore are gearing up to fall in line with the latest Covid-19 restrictions for the upcoming CNY period – with ideas that include the playing of pre-recorded messages while tossing yusheng or during lohei, in view…

Abandoned NTUC FairPrice trolleys a daily occurrence for Rivervale Crescent residents

A line of about 20 abandoned NTUC FairPrice trolleys from July 2016 has been immortalised on Google street view, illustrating the scale of a problem that has plagued Sengkang’s Rivervale Crescent neighbourhood for a long time. There is…

FedEx bulks up cold storage facilities for vaccines in Singapore

FedEx has beefed up its cold chain facilities in Singapore in response to growing demand in SEA for COVID-19 vaccines, which need to be stored at subzero temperatures. Transporting vaccines is one of the most important jobs in…

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