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MOS Burger at One Fullerton: Why do brands like MOS Burger have different F&B outlet concepts

Launched in Jan 2021, MOS Burger at One Fullerton is the latest outlet (48th) opened by the Japanese fast food conglomerate in Singapore. Ever since the first outlet opening at Isetan Scotts in 1993, MOS Burger has expanded…

All units of entire EDEN condo at Ardmore-Draycott enclave sold: A closer look at transactions along the billionaire’s belt

Last week, a report grabbed headlines when all 20 units of EDEN, a freehold condo at 2 Draycott Park, were sold. The purchase amounted to S$293 million, which translates to S$14.65 million per unit. At over 3,000 sqft…

Three trees are cut down each year for every Singaporean: study

Growing appetites for soybeans, coffee and other commodities in wealthy nations is decimating forests around the world, and one of the culprits is Singapore, according to a new study. Singapore accounts for the loss over three trees per…

Banks to cease issuance of SOR derivatives and Sibor-linked financial products by Sept

FIs will have to cease the use of SOR in new derivatives contracts by end-Sept 2021, in a freshly announced timeline to further push the industry towards Sora as the main interest rate benchmark. On Wed, the Steering…

X-ray scans, body checks among security measures at selected MRT stations from April 1

Enhanced security screening will be introduced at selected MRT stations from Apr 1. Checks similar to those at airports, which include metal detector scans and X-ray scans, will be conducted at random, LTA said in a FB post…

Saying goodbye to a family farm after 60 years

In the final days of family-run Oh Chin Huat Hydroponics Farms, there was lots to do. From wrapping up the last harvests to dismantling large structures and equipment, it was a race against time to prepare the 2.4ha…

New appointments to BCA, URA boards

BCA will have a new chairman and deputy chairman from Thurs, along with five new board members. Mr Lim Sim Seng, 62, group head of consumer banking and wealth mgmt at DBS, will replace Mr Lee Fook Sun…

Two-month high of 34 new COVID cases in Singapore; one in community

MOH confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 60,381. One of them is a local transmission in the community while 33 are imported. Wed’s daily case count is the…

2 fined $2,500 for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris

Two individuals were fined $2,500 on Wed for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris Industrial Park on separate occasions. Muhammad Firoz Mohd Amin, 41, and Serene Pan Shiying, 32, each pleaded guilty to intentionally feeding wildlife without the…

What would our future workplace look like?

More Singapore employees will be allowed to return to the workplace from Apr 5. Rather than a return to the traditional office, however, the announcement signals a shift to a more flexible, hybrid working model. The Covid-19 pandemic…

From April 5, worshippers may sing for up to 30 minutes with masks on: MCCY

From Mon, worshippers at religious services will be allowed to sing with their masks on for a maximum of 30 minutes in a single service, MCCY said on Wed. Other safe mgmt measures must be observed, including good…

Safety guidelines launched for firms handling flammable fine powders

Factories handling fine powders, which are flammable and hazardous, should place a cap on the amount of such material stored in a facility. They should also eliminate potential sources of ignition in powder handling areas, such as laying…

S’pore takes top spot in ranking of smart city govts, praised for ‘sterling’ Covid-19 response, digital initiatives

Singapore has eclipsed London to take top spot in a biennial study that ranks the top 50 smart city governments in the world. The Republic took the honours due to factors such as its technology infrastructure, digital initiatives…

NTU researchers develop smart device to harvest sunlight for underground use

What looks like a crystal ball in a transparent glass case could soon be used to light up underground spaces in a sustainable way. Drawing inspiration from the magnifying glass, several Singapore researchers have developed a smart device…

New version of myENV app launched, providing information on environment, water and food

A new version of the myENV mobile app, which provides integrated information on Singapore’s environment, water services and food safety, was launched on Wed. The app combines information from the stats boards in the MSE family – NEA,…

Rising numbers of single family offices to bolsters demand for strata offices

The increasing popularity of Singapore as a wealth mgmt hub for family offices will bolster the demand for real estate investments particularly strata offices and shophouses according to Colliers report. Singapore’s conducive business environment and government incentives, its…

Let retiree continue gardening at another site

Amid the call for local environmentalism and the greening of our surroundings, it was unfortunate that the rule of law was applied to a retiree for encroaching on state land with his gardening venture, as reported in TNP.…

Footpaths are crowded enough without e-bikers

I refer to Forum writer Darren Nathaniel Cheong Jun Kang’s suggestion to allow e-bikers to ride on footpaths, as he thinks the roads are too dangerous for them. I empathise with delivery riders who work hard to fulfil…

Don’t let e-bikers risk their lives on the road

I agree with Mr Darren Nathaniel Cheong Jun Kang, who suggested that e-bike riders be allowed on footpaths (Roads may be too dangerous for delivery riders on e-bikes, Mar 29). As a pedestrian, I can understand the frustration…

Karaoke outlets pivoting but can’t wait for singing to return

Offering people a chance to “work, dine and chill” at its outlets has given a local karaoke chain a new lease of life amid the pandemic. Ms Jean Teo, 54, director of well-known chain Teo Heng, said it…

MyRepublic investigating mobile network disruption

MyRepublic said it was aware of a mobile network connectivity issue affecting some customers on Wed morning. “Our network team is currently investigating and we will share an update on the situation when we have more information,” the…

Singapore bank lending up 0.5% in February: MAS data

Singapore’s bank lending rose for the fourth straight month in Feb on continued growth in housing and construction loans, data from MAS showed on Wed. Loans through the domestic banking unit – which captures lending in all currencies,…

Shares of office landlords surge on expected return of office workers

Shares of office landlords have been gaining since the government’s announcement last week that a bigger proportion – up to 75 per cent – of staff can return to the workplace from Apr 5. Units of Keppel Reit…

City-fringe shophouses up for sale at Havelock Road and Jalan Bukit Merah

A three-storey freehold shophouse at Havelock Road, near the junction of Beo Crescent, has been put up for sale. With a land area of 1,574 sqft and a GFA of about 3,422 sqft, it has a guide price…

Freehold residential land in Braddell Heights Estate on sale for $1,000 psf

Two adjoining, freehold residential plots of land at Vaughan Road within Braddell Heights Estate have been put up for sale via EOI with a guide price of $1,000 psf, revealed Knight Frank. Enjoying a 24m frontage to Vaughan…

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