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New Covid-19 test requirement for seafarers disembarking in Singapore for crew change

Seafarers getting off ships in Singapore will now need to take a Covid-19 PCR test at the port where the ship last stopped and test negative before arriving here. This new requirement applies to all applications submitted from…

Hundreds queue to enter Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on first day of reopening

Hundreds of devotees queued to enter the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple in Waterloo St on Mon to offer their prayers and seek blessings for CNY when it reopened after three days of closure to prevent crowding.…

COVID-19: Singapore detects 9 new cases, all imported

MOH has confirmed the detection of nine new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Mon, taking the country’s total case count to 59,809. All the new cases are imported and were placed on Stay-Home…

S-REIT report card: Here’s how Singapore REITs performed in 2020

2020 was a precarious year for property owners. Globally, travel has grinded to a halt, impacting hospitality properties. Even Retail, office and industrial properties have been affected to varying degrees, given the strict COVID-19 mgmt measures. We already…

HDB 8 considerations when picking a resale HDB flat for future upgrading

1) Quantify how much you’ll need to upgrade, before any other decisions – As a general point of reference, at least five per cent of your future private property will have to be paid in cash (unless policies…

Create an area at HDB void decks for people to work in peace

Working from home has been quite disruptive. Many people have small homes, and children disturb them while they are working. Also, people end up working longer hours and have no proper time for their families. The condominium I…

Fine irresponsible residents for dumping items

Despite notices put up by town councils on their websites and on display boards around housing estates informing HDB residents of free removal of bulky items for the first three items, some inconsiderate residents persist in dumping their…

Fort Siloso tour grants special access to three sites as part of series to mark Singapore’s WWII fall

At the end of a short flight of steps in Fort Siloso’s Tunnel A Complex lies a submarine mine defence casement, which was used by British troops to prepare and inspect mines for defending Singapore’s southern coast during…

Jumbo taps hawker scene to diversify income and adapt to new dining habits

As the current business environment remains challenging for restaurants, F&B player Jumbo Group has expanded to tap into opportunities in the local hawker scene that come with lower operating costs and a wider market segment. The group made…

Uphill battle for Singapore hotels despite boost from staycations in December

Hotels may have gotten a boost during the Dec break thanks to the tourism vouchers and the school holidays, but they continue to face an uphill struggle this year without intl travellers. Yet they remain cautiously hopeful, with…

MRT station retailers struggle as customers continue WFH

As working from home remains the default arrangement in Singapore, some retailers at train stations, particularly those in CBD, are finding business unviable. Multiple units at the Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place exchanges, for instance, have been shuttered…

Oxley reports 117% surge in 1H21 earnings of $34.1 mil on higher revenue, lower finance costs

Oxley Holdings, on Feb 14, reported earnings of $34.1 million for the 1HFY2021 ended Dec, 117% higher than earnings of $15.7 million a year ago. Half-year revenue stood 25% y-o-y higher at $745.3 million due to higher contribution…

Bankers crossing fingers for infrastructure bond push in Budget

Singapore’s infrastructure bond market could be given a boost in the upcoming Budget as Singapore prepares to launch a series of big-ticket infrastructure projects. This includes green infrastructure such as electric car charging points islandwide as Singapore ramps…

ExxonMobil stays the course on Singapore expansion but watching market closely

ExxonMobil is closely watching the pandemic-hammered market for high-quality fuels and lubricants, and staying the course on the multi-billion dollar expansion of its integrated manufacturing complex on Jurong Island. “It (the new project) is in progress right now.…

New private home sales rise 32% in January

Sales of private residential units increased by about 32 per cent last month, driven by a rush of buyers ahead of possible property curbs, said analysts. According to statistics released by URA on Mon, a total of 1,609…

Could golf courses be the answer to some of Singapore’s development land needs?

The redevelopment of golf courses could address some of Singapore’s land demands, but there are urban planning considerations that need to be addressed while doing so, experts told CNA. In a Parliamentary sitting on Feb 1, MP Rachel…

Couple admits breaching stay-home notice to spend night together at 5-star hotel after long separation

After returning to Singapore from London, Nigel Skea began serving a two-week stay-home notice (SHN) at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore hotel but soon breached it to meet his then-fiancee. Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai booked another room in the upscale…

Where the Jobs Are: Not just a watchman — revitalised by tech, security sector now a bigger draw for youths

Before he set foot in the security industry, Mr Irwin Shah was a prison counsellor for two years, interacting with and rehabilitating ex-convicts to ease them back into society. While the job meant he could put his bachelor’s…

Bar, restaurant in Robertson Quay visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Sun added a restaurant and a bar, both located next to each other in the Robertson Quay area, to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. The…

For Singapore shoppers, second-hand stores offer an alternative to fast fashion

Sue-Anne Chng used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of CNY, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start. But this year she will wear second-hand items exchanged for her…

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