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Some seniors sat on floor to rest while queueing at pop-up ATM

With CNY drawing near, I was queueing to withdraw new notes from a pop-up ATM at Chong Pang CC at about 11am yesterday. There were around 40 people in the queue and about three-quarters of them were seniors.…

Deploy safe distancing ambassadors on buses and trains

I am concerned about the spate of Covid-19 community cases in recent weeks. A “breeding ground” for Covid-19 infection could be public transport. Commuters speaking to one another and talking loudly on their mobile phones on MRT trains…

NEA awards tender for feasibility study and design of pilot plastic recovery facility

Singapore has taken another step in its long-term plans to improve its recycling rates and capabilities, particularly its ability to recover more plastic waste. On Tues, NEA awarded the tender for the feasibility study and design of a…

Secure smart home devices, police urge as cyber attacks surge globally

The police have advised the public to secure smart home devices such as IP cameras, smart televisions and digital locks, as cybercrime and hacking proliferate around the world. In a public advisory yesterday, SPF warned that cyber criminals…

More than 6 in 10 Singaporeans likely to continue good hygiene practice after Covid-19: NTU study

Wearing masks outdoors, using hand sanitisers, avoiding large gatherings and observing safe distancing will continue to be practised by many Singaporeans after Covid-19 is over, according to a nationwide online study by NTU. Based on the range of…

DBS takes steps to ease queues at pop-up ATMs for new CNY notes

DBS has rolled out additional measures to reduce long queues outside its pop-up ATMs for new dollar notes ahead of CNY. These include putting up end-queue signage to cap queue numbers, deploying on-site safety ambassadors to enforce safe…

Why no temperature-taking at polyclinic?

I was at Jurong Polyclinic recently. Before entering, all patients and accompanying family members had to scan their identity cards for SafeEntry. But I am surprised that there was no temperature-taking. Instead we were asked if we had…

CapitaLand foresees loss in upcoming FY 2020 financial results

CapitaLand’s FY 2020 performance would be “materially and adversely” impacted, the firm announced in its Q3 2020 trading outlook report. For FY 2020, the group’s operating PATMI is expected to drop by 20% to 30% from $1.057.2m logged…

Shopee ramps up initiatives to adapt platform to changing consumer base

A wave of digitalisation last year during the pandemic widened Shopee’s access to consumer segments that have typically been hard to penetrate. Now, the South-east Asian e-commerce player wants to double down on adapting its platform to aggressively…

Embracing technological innovations to stay ahead

Dotted across Singapore are building facades constructed by Seiko Architectural Wall Systems (Seiko Wall), whose works are also found in other First World cities across the globe. Its strong track record has seen Seiko Wall winning the prestigious…

Contactless payments the new normal post-Covid, says Adyen

Consumers increasingly favour technological retail experiences, a development that has been hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Contactless payments are now preferred because of hygiene concerns. Global payments company Adyen predicted at a roundtable discussion last week that contactless…

Isetan could pay dearly for dragging its heels on sale of Wisma Atria space

Isetan Singapore, controlled by Japan’s largest department store chain Isetan Mitsukoshi, surely took its own sweet time. The Singapore-listed retailer, hard hit by slipping sales and less footfall traffic owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, called for a trading…

Singapore auction market posted higher success rates in 2020

Singapore saw total auction listings, including repeat listings, for 2020 fell to 495 from 1,387 in 2019 as physical auctions were barred for most of the second quarter and third quarter of 2020 due to circuit breaker measures…

Special Covid-19 testing for some staff at Changi Airport after more contagious UK strain found in 3 community cases

MOH will start a special Covid-19 testing operation for staff members who, from Dec 31 last year, had worked at Jewel Changi Airport and at its T3 shops. This is after three previously reported community cases tested positive…

Some 3,000 waste management workers to come under progressive wage model: MOM

Some 3,000 blue-collar workers here in the waste mgmt sector, including garbage collectors and refuse sorters, will come under the PWM, which stipulates minimum salary levels for employees depending on the level of their skills and training. On…

Covid-19: Government aims to set up one community vaccination centre in each housing estate by end-March

PA, which is working with MOH to roll out the nation’s community Covid-19 vaccination programme, is aiming to set up one community vaccination centre in each town by end-Mar. The first of such vaccination centres will open at…

Marina Bay beckons as Singapore gears up for ‘Davos in Asia’

Once part of daily life for Singapore, conferences in the era of COVID-19 are a meticulously planned operation in the global business hub, which is due to host ‘Davos in Asia” in May. “Singapore is just gearing up,”…

Five-storey building at East Coast Road for sale from $19 mil

A freehold five-storey building at 143 East Coast Road is now on the market from $19 million ($2,219 psf on existing built-up area). The building was previously home to MindChamps preschool and was rebuilt in 2018. It is…

Office unit at South Point for sale via private treaty at $18 mil

An office unit measuring 8,019 sqft at South Point, located on Cantonment Road, has been put up for sale at $18 million ($2,245 psf). The unit on the seventh floor enjoys unblocked sea and port views. Although the…

PropNex launches world-first Monopoly PropNex Edition in Singapore

PropNex has launched their own version of the popular Hasbro licenced Monopoly boardgame. The new Monopoly PropNex Edition has been curated to include familiar elements of the local property market. It also serves as an experiential learning tool…

Analysts are mixed after Keppel REIT’s 2H and FY2020 results

Analysts from CGS-CIMB Research, Maybank Kim Eng and RHB Group Research are mixed after Keppel REIT released its results for the 2HFY2020 and FY2020 ended Dec on Jan 25. Keppel REIT revalued its portfolio down by 1.5% at…

Suntec REIT announces 12.8% lower 2H20 DPU of 4.109 cents; 22.1% lower FY20 DPU of 7.402 cents on absence of capital distribution

ARA Trust Mgmt, the manager of Suntec REIT, has reported DPU of 4.109 cents for the 2HFY2020 ended Dec, 12.8% lower than DPU of 4.712 cents a year ago, due to the absence of capital distribution for the…

Seniors in assisted living flats can get caregiving service subsidies

Seniors who wish to live in Singapore’s first assisted living flats may be eligible for government subsidies of up to 80 per cent for a shared caregiving service, which includes showering, dressing and moving around. The means-tested subsidy…

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