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Budget debate: Sentosa to become carbon-neutral destination by 2030

Sentosa will be transformed into a carbon-neutral destination by 2030, as part of its long-term sustainability plan. Announcing this in Parliament on Thurs MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said the move is part of Singapore’s efforts to capture…

Build world-class aviation metropolis

With the new dedicated facility to provide for safe business travel at the Singapore Expo, it is now possible to consider turning Changi Airport into a world-class aviation metropolis, or aerotropolis. Jewel Changi Airport could be an anchor…

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…

A garden for everyone rolled out at Istana’s CNY open house

At a previous Istana open house, Mr Shariffuddin Ahmad made it only to its main gate in Orchard Road, giving up on his visit because of the long queue. The 65-year-old finally made it in last Wed, as…

Enforcement of Covid-19 measures will be stepped up at attractions in S’pore over CNY weekend

Singapore Tourism Board will deploy more safe distancing ambassadors (SDAs) and enforcement officers (EOs) to ensure that safe mgmt measures are complied with at tourism businesses this CNY. Operating capacity for attractions in Singapore remains capped at 65…

Genting Singapore suffers 90% profit loss in 2020

Genting Singapore has suffered a 90% profit loss, with only a net profit of $69.2m for FY ended 31 Dec compared with $688.6m a year before. Revenue for FY ended 31 Dec 2020 fell by 57% from $2.48b…

Crowds still seen in Chinatown despite new measures

Turn off the CNY light-up over the weekend? Check. Put in new crowd control measures. Check. A lot can change in a week, such as the introduction of the above measures to reduce crowding in Chinatown’s shopping precinct…

No CNY light-up in Chinatown, but shoppers soak in the festive atmosphere

Seeing the huge street displays in Chinatown being lit up is a significant part of CNY experience for many Singaporeans. One of them was Ms Connie Lee, 46, who went to Chinatown on Sat evening expecting to see…

Chinatown displays mix up Chinese New Year greetings

Chinatown’s festivals and their decorations can’t seem to catch a break from controversy. Some might recall a careless mistake on a signboard at the Garden Bridge for 2019’s Lunar New Year, or how Mid-Autumn Festival ornaments were taken…

Chinese New Year street light-up in Chinatown will be turned off for 4 days to reduce crowding

The CNY street light-up will not be turned on for four days as part of additional measures to better space out crowds in Chinatown, said MSE) on Fri. It said the light-up along South Bridge Road, New Bridge…

Control measures in place at other malls, shops in Chinatown

There were visible crowd control measures in place – SafeEntry check-ins, temperature scanning and safe distancing ambassadors – at various stalls in Pagoda St, Temple St and Trengganu St when ST visited them yesterday afternoon. No queues were…

34 Chinatown visitors fined for not wearing masks, gathering in groups of more than 8

A total of 34 people have been fined in Chinatown since Jan 15 for not wearing face masks or gathering in groups of more than eight. Each person was fined S$300, Singapore Tourism Board said on Wed. During…

Businesses in S’pore taking advantage of downtime in tourism to spruce up offerings: STB

Several businesses in the hospitality industry are using the slowdown in tourist arrivals to spruce up their attractions in preparation for a future upswing, said Singapore Tourism Board. Haw Par Villa closed its doors last year for the…

River Hongbao returns this year in a hybrid format at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s annual CNY carnival River Hongbao will go ahead from Feb 10 to 16 at Gardens by the Bay. This will be the first time the event will be held at Gardens by the Bay, a shift from…

Some 400 Changi Airport workers cleared of Covid-19 in special testing ops

After a testing exercise for some workers at Changi Airport, MOH reported on Fri that none of them are infected with the coronavirus. The tests were done for those who had been working from Dec 31 at Jewel…

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…

Jurong Bird Park’s promotion entry fee gives access to 70% of park

We would like to thank Mr Lim Boon Seng for his feedback. The $2.50 entry price is the first campaign of our year-long celebrations to mark Jurong Bird Park’s 50th birthday. We brought back the original admission price…

Carnival firm Uncle Ringo stepping back into the game after year of sorrow

For the showman behind the rides of pasar malam fun fairs, 2020 was a big test of his jovial nature. In fact, he calls it a year of sorrow, and it was experienced all the more keenly, coming…

We thought the $2.50 admission price for bird park covered everything

After reading that Jurong Bird Park tickets would this month be priced at $2.50 for all local residents, my wife and I decided that it was time for us to visit the attraction. We did not want to…

Staff communication and signage to exhibition at Gardens by the Bay to be improved

We thank Ms Chan Lie Leng for her letter (Access to exhibition: Hard time for elderly parents at Gardens by the Bay, Jan 15). The pop-up exhibition Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express allows our visitors…

Hundreds of lanterns to light up Chinatown ahead of Chinese New Year

Celebrations to usher in an auspicious CNY will begin this Sat in Chinatown, with the area getting illuminated by hundreds of lanterns. Festivities are expected to be muted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but there will still…

Revamped gallery lets visitors explore Singapore’s early link to modern China

As early as 1912, in the wake of the 1911 revolution that overthrew the last imperial dynasty in China, the Singapore Chinese community was already importing items that commemorated the event. A tea set and bowl used by…

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…

WEF targets Marina Bay Sands for Singapore’s ‘Davos’ summit: sources

WEF is aiming to attract around 1,000 delegates for its Singapore summit in late May and wants the iconic MBS complex to host the event, two sources familiar with the organisation’s plans said. The sources, who did not…

Hard time for elderly parents at Gardens by the Bay exhibition

My elderly parents and I visited the Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express exhibition at Gardens by the Bay on Tues morning. It was raining heavily and there was no shelter from the drop-off point at…

Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar to be held online on new digital platform due to COVID-19 outbreak

The annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar will continue to be held online this year, said PA on Wed. “In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, physical bazaars and trade fairs, which traditionally attract large crowds, will not…

Could cancellation of Chinese New Year bazaar in Chinatown have been avoided?

I am deeply saddened by the cancellation of CNY bazaar in Chinatown this year. Although we know the reason why the event was cancelled, I believe the organiser, Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng CCC, could have devised more viable ways…

Double prosperity lions kick off Chinese New Year festivities at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Two large “rui shi”, or guardian lions, have been installed on the lawn of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Balestier to mark the start of its annual festival welcoming CNY. A 2.5m tall white lion…

Gardens by the Bay restarts full light and sound show from Friday

Visitors to Gardens by the Bay will get to enjoy the full suite of its light and sound show from this Fri as Singapore moves into phase three of its reopening. Garden Rhapsody, the popular light and sound…

Singapore Changi reinvents itself for return of business travel

Singapore’s Changi Airport, routinely voted the world’s best and a key part of the city-state’s psyche, is reinventing itself for the Covid era and beyond. In a bid to keep people engaged until life returns to normal, it’s…

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