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S’pore COVID infection rate dips to 1.71 for 1st time since 24 Dec; 846 new cases

Singapore’s weekly infection growth rate on Tues dipped for the first time to 1.71 since 24 Dec last year. The rate – the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before – was at…

Why 4,580 homeowners have negative cash sales despite high property prices

CPFB said this week that around 4,580 Singaporeans couldn’t refund the full amount of CPF they used for housing, after selling their property. This number was higher than around 3,960 people the year before, and around 3,380 people…

Require registration before use of supermarket trolleys

One reason why trolleys are being abandoned in this way is that there is no way to tie the perpetrators back to the trolley. Perhaps a one-time registration using a QR code could be required before a person…

Think out of the box to solve problem of abandoned trolleys

The problem of abandoned shopping trolleys remains rampant in housing estates, particularly those close to supermarkets. Wayward consumers who do not return trolleys may not be aware that they are indirectly contributing to the increased cost of their…

The golden thread running through sustainability

ESG issues have become mainstream for businesses today. To the casual observer, however, it may appear that much of the attention is paid to the ‘E’ aspect, where climate change and environmental pollution are concerned, and the ‘S’…

ESG: A lever to attract and retain talent in Singapore

Sustainability is an upcoming lever for talent attraction and retention. This finding is inferred from JLL’s recent survey of 200 Singapore employees, which results showed that more than one in two respondents would consider a socially and environmentally…

Retired naval warship RSS Resolution L204 will not be preserved

An old naval warship will not be preserved as a museum exhibit, as it is not possible to display every retired warfighting platform in land-scarce Singapore, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. He was responding on Tues to…

Singapore’s resale condo market posts strong showing in 2021, prices up 10.3%: SRX, 99.co

Singapore’s resale condominium market has ended another year on a strong note, with prices jumping 10.3 per cent and total resale volumes surging 81.8 per cent y-o-y to 20,079 units resold, flash figures from SRX showed on Tues.…

Singapore’s new private home sales fall 58% in Dec on cooling measures, holiday season

New private home sales in Singapore slumped during the final month of 2021, as a double whammy of year-end festivities and fresh property cooling measures weighed on transaction volumes. Based on caveats lodged, analysts estimated that property developers…

CDL will be a key beneficiary in the collective sale of Tanglin Shopping Centre

Will the ongoing collective sale tender of Tanglin Shopping Centre present City Developments (CDL) with an opportunity to exit the ageing office, retail and car parking complex at a nice gain? Or would CDL want to take full…

New high-tech trout farm to boost Singapore’s current annual farmed fish output by about 25%

A high-tech farm cultivating trout is set to begin operating in Neo Tiew next year. The farm will be capable of producing about 1,200 tonnes of rainbow trout annually, boosting Singapore’s supply of locally farmed fish, Blue Aqua…

S’pore Environment Council, Water Association sign MOU to enhance collaboration, boost sustainability

Greater collaboration between organisations can help Singapore transition towards a circular economy to enhance sustainability efforts. In the case of SEC and SWA, it can enable SWA members to tap SEC’s programmes in order to develop new capabilities…

61-year-old male driver of Bentley arrested after ‘dangerous’ moves to push back Bedok school staff, security officer

The police have arrested a 61-year-old male driver who was captured in a video pushing against a security officer with his car at Red Swastika School in Bedok North. On Tues, SPF said it was alerted to an…

Couple from China discontinue appeals, will begin jail terms for obstructing COVID-19 contact tracing in Singapore

A couple from China who were sentenced to jail for obstructing COVID-19 contact tracers in Singapore have thrown in the towel after almost two years of fighting their case in court. They discontinued their appeals on Tues and…

COVID-19: Encik Tan outlet failed to keep diners’ chairs 1m apart, parent group fined by court

The parent company of an Encik Tan food outlet in the Orchard Road area was fined S$4,000 on Tues for failing to ensure that diners’ chairs were spaced at least 1m away from those at other tables. Fei…

Filmgarde Cineplexes to shut 2 cinemas in Singapore as part of business transformation plan

Filmgarde Cineplexes said on Tues that it is shutting two of its cinemas, as part of a business transformation plan to cope with “changing trends” in the industry. The home-grown cinema operator said it will cease operations at…

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