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Singapore’s electric car charging providers put expansion plans in place amid push from the government

Singapore is likely to see a boom in EV charging operators as efforts are made to expand the charging infrastructure for green cars amid moves by the government to phase out ICE vehicles by 2040. “With the anticipated…

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…

How Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong’s local focus during coronavirus pandemic lifted its fortunes

When fresh meat and vegetables run low at home, part-time receptionist Linda Lim, 61, usually only has one supermarket in mind for grocery shopping: a Sheng Siong outlet just five minutes away by car. For her, the no…

Is Singapore’s pleasant chill a hint of coming climate change?

In the early weeks of Jan, unusually cool weather descended on Singapore and its neighbouring countries. While the dip in temperatures came with heavy downpours of rain, it was a change Jessie Tay embraced. The marketing executive, 32,…

World Economic Forum moves meeting in Singapore from May to August due to coronavirus pandemic

WEF said on Wed that its annual meeting, which has already been postponed and moved from Switzerland to Singapore, will be pushed back again due to pandemic-related challenges. The annual gathering of the world’s political, economic and business…

Coronavirus: Singapore says it’s given 60,000 vaccine shots, as it tightens social distancing curbs ahead of Lunar New Year

Some 60,000 residents in Singapore have received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots since Dec 30, authorities said on Fri. Meanwhile, Singapore announced that it would tighten Covid-19 restrictions slightly, following a small spike in infections in recent days,…

As Covid-19 rages on, is Singapore risking too much to host the World Economic Forum?

In the coming months, more than a thousand government officials, business leaders and sportspeople are expected to flock to Singapore, a nation that seems to have contained Covid-19 infections far better than US or countries in Europe. WEF…

Coronavirus: Could Singapore’s vaccine drive become a victim of the city’s own success?

On Jan 20 last year, a 66-year-old man from the central Chinese city of Wuhan arrived in Singapore and headed to the Shangri-La hotel on Sentosa island for a family holiday. Within three days, he became Singapore’s first…

The show goes on for Singapore Art Week despite tourist restrictions, with a focus on introducing art to the community

Singapore Art Week (SAW) gets under way this week, even though the country has yet to relax quarantine requirements for most overseas visitors. Now in its ninth year, the annual festival was initially conceived as a way to…

What derailed the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed link, and where now for neighbours’ troubled relationship?

For many observers, the 2016 bilateral agreement between Malaysia and Singapore to construct a HSR link was a seminal moment in the neighbours’ history. With the deal unravelling at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1 – following…

Coronavirus: Bangladeshi migrant worker sues Singapore employer for locking him in room for 43 hours

A Bangladeshi migrant worker is suing his ex-employer and dormitory operator in Singapore, accusing them of “false imprisonment” after he was locked in his room during a coronavirus outbreak. Most of Singapore’s more than 58,000 cases have been…

Coronavirus: TraceTogether data used in murder case, Singapore minister says as he defends police access to contact-tracing programme

Senior government ministers in Singapore on Tue defended the use of data from the country’s Covid-19 contact-tracing programme in criminal investigations, saying it would be used only in cases involving “serious offences”. Police had used the information from…

Singapore’s love affair with property resumes amid coronavirus optimism

Singapore may be undergoing its worst recession since independence, with retrenchments and job losses at record levels, but property-obsessed Singaporeans are still queuing up to buy multimillion-dollar homes. While the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1.6…

Coronavirus: How Singapore went from hero to zero, and back to hero again

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe this year, cities from Asia to US and Europe have become stuck in a cycle. Cases rise, so they lock down. Cases fall, so they ease the measures. Then cases rise…

Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic

Even in an atypical year for retailers, Jay’s business has taken an unusual trajectory. In Aug, as the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to fold, he launched Got Drip?, an online coffee business that…

Chinese property buyers sharpen focus on Portugal and Singapore, shun four spots troubled by geopolitical risks

Property investors from mainland China are sharpening their focus on Portugal and Singapore as alternative investment locations, while shifting more money out of traditional markets like US and Australia and Britain amid concerns about fraying trade relations. While…

Rolls-Royce mulls moving England factory to Singapore, sparking workers’ strike

Staff at a factory in northwest England run by engines maker Rolls-Royce on Fri began a three-week strike over the possible relocation of operations to Singapore, the British aerospace giant confirmed. The industrial action at the facility, in…

In Singapore, ‘revenge dining’ trend sparked by Covid-19 cabin fever props up restaurants – but will it last?

Designer Tan Yuan Yun headed to Singapore’s Telok Ayer district last Fri evening for a meal with three friends, only to be shocked to find that most outlets were fully booked. She eventually secured a table at a…

In Singapore, more millennials are choosing to rent as values shift

When class ends at 3pm, Nat rushes from her school in Singapore’s east to her workplace 40 minutes away, where she’ll be on her feet for seven hours as a waitress at a bar. The hard-earned money is…

Singapore’s easing of coronavirus restrictions hinges on higher usage of contact-tracing app: minister

Singapore on Tues unveiled a further easing of Covid-19 social-distancing rules, but officials say a full economic reopening hinges on a substantial increase in usage of the locally developed TraceTogether contact-tracing app as well as digital check-ins at…

Chinese tech firms eye Singapore base amid US-China tensions, coronavirus border closures

Rising business costs, uncertainties arising from souring US-China ties, and border closures due to the coronavirus pandemic – these are some factors prompting Chinese firms to increasingly adopt a business approach that has helped corporations diversify their operations…

Singapore firms in aviation, construction struggle to get loans amid credit tightening

As Singapore’s economy continues to reel from the impact of Covid-19, a lifeline for companies in the worst-hit business sectors is starting to dry up. Despite a government pledge to backstop bridging loans – credit extended to companies…

Singapore turns a corner in Covid-19 fight but experts warn the battle is not over

For the past two weeks, Singapore has consistently recorded two or fewer Covid-19 infections within its local community each day and for the past week, the average number of daily cases among foreign workers housed in mega-dormitories has…

Singaporean creatives forced home rediscover the Lion City’s unique characteristics

When California-based performance artist and actor Loo Zihan returned home to Singapore in Mar, he began taking long walks along the Rail Corridor – a stretch of greenery that spans the country’s old railway line. The three-hour, 9.5km…

Adventure travel in Singapore: How to explore the city state’s wild side and connect with nature

Before the Covid-19 pandemic closed the door on intl tourism, Singaporean travel entrepreneur Scott Tay journeyed to some of the world’s most remote places. Now confined to Singapore thanks to global travel restrictions, the adrenaline junkie has found…

Singapore coronavirus cases to ‘taper down significantly’ as migrant workers’ testing ends

Singapore’s daily coronavirus case count is set to dip significantly in the coming weeks, authorities say, turning a corner as the testing of some 300,000 migrant workers living in cramped dormitories – once the epicentre of the city…

Stalled Malaysia-Singapore metro link gets fresh push as ties thaw post-Mahathir

Malaysia and Singapore on Thurs signed a fresh agreement to proceed with the stalled construction of a metro link between the two neighbours seen as crucial to easing traffic congestion at one of the world’s busiest border crossings.…

Coronavirus: Singapore turns to domestic tourism in US$32 million campaign

Singapore is launching a S$45 million domestic tourism campaign to persuade its people to look at the island nation with fresh eyes, as it looks to boost the local economy as the Covid-19 pandemic. The hope is that…

Dengue fever, second wave: What are the hurdles Singapore faces in its coronavirus fight?

fortunes around from being the most infected Southeast Asian country in Apr with more than 1,000 infections a day, to several hundred new cases a day. At its peak, Singapore reported 1,426 new coronavirus infections on Apr 20,…

National security law: Naver moves data centre from Hong Kong to Singapore

Naver, South Korea’s largest internet portal, has confirmed that it moved its overseas data backup centre from Hong Kong to Singapore amid fears that Chinese authorities could use the city’s far-reaching national security law to access users’ information.…

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