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S’pore restaurants frustrated by extension of Covid-19 rules, ask for clearer goals

Restaurateurs have greeted the extension of Covid-19 rules restricting dining-in to two persons until Nov 21 with frustration and resignation. In a Zoom meeting with ST on Thurs, about 20 members of the savefnbsg chat group spoke about…

‘Safer, more efficient and less labour intensive’: Drones to be used to conduct building facade inspection

How does one begin to inspect the facade of a 37-storey building, such as The Gateway, the pair of towering skyscrapers located along Beach Road? For now, physically and without a drone. But the use of drones will…

HDB unveils key features of Yew Tee ‘vertical kampung’ project, with housing for seniors

HDB on Thurs revealed key features of the upcoming Yew Tee Integrated Development, the next “vertical kampung” after Kampung Admiralty. Located beside Yew Tee Point shopping mall, it will integrate housing for seniors with facilities such as a…

Smooth entry at malls as mandatory vaccination status checks kick in

Entry at shopping malls was smooth yesterday, the first day that rules barring unvaccinated individuals from entering came into effect, following a one-week grace period. Malls had been allowed a week to roll out vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures,…

Still ‘too risky’ to allow households of five to dine in, but authorities studying move: Lawrence Wong

It is currently still “too risky” to allow five people from the same household to dine in together, but it is a move authorities will look into, said co-chair of the MTF Lawrence Wong on Wed. He said…

Implementation of Covid-19 dine-in rules at hawker centres, coffee shops will be fine-tuned

The way in which vaccination-differentiated dine-in rules are implemented at hawker centres and coffee shops will be fine-tuned, taking into account feedback from the ground, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Wed. Diners and coffee shop stallholders who…

Covid-19: ‘Stabilisation phase’ restrictions extended by a month to Nov 21

Due to continuing pressures on the healthcare system, the Government will be extending the stabilisation phase by another month, until Nov 21, from its original end-date on Oct 25. At the same time, the authorities will also extend…

From 14 to 37 stores, Decathlon pushing ahead with Singapore expansion plans

At a time when many retailers in Singapore are cutting back on their physical space due to the triple whammy of lower footfall, soaring rentals and higher manpower costs, French sporting goods retailer Decathlon is busy doing the…

NLB’s new 5-year road map promises digital libraries on your doorstep

Walk into a lift at PS, IMM and PLQ Mall from Thurs and you could find yourself in a digital library. Decals with QR codes will point you to e-book recommendations by NLB. The initiative is part of…

Property investments sales up 6.9% in Q3

Singapore’s real estate investment sales increased 6.9% q-o-q and 79% y-o-y to $7.5 billion in the third quarter of 2021, on the back of higher GLS, revealed Colliers Intl. Residential sales climbed 11.6% q-o-q to $3.5 billion in…

Boutique hotel Ann Siang House reopens with mid- to long-term rental leases

Boutique hotel Ann Siang House, with 19 rooms and studio apartments, has now reopened for mid- to long-term rental leases, in a pivot from catering to short-term stays pre-pandemic. Located along Ann Siang Road in Chinatown, it comprises…

IWG opens co-working space at Plus Building in Raffles Place

Flexible workspace provider IWG has opened a new co-working place in CapitaLand’s Plus Building in Raffles Place. Under its Regus brand, IWG will be offering 22,000 sqft of co-working space across two floors in the 28-storey building at…

Orchard Road hopes for ‘a return to normalcy’ with annual Christmas light-up

The annual Christmas light-up along Orchard Road will return on Nov 13 with both physical and virtual elements, as businesses along Singapore’s prime shopping belt hope for “a return to normalcy”. For seven weeks until Jan 2, Orchard…

I wanted a different space on my own’: Co-living spaces gaining ground in Singapore

Having worked from home for more than a year, Ms Cherie Lim was ready for a change of environment. The 26-year-old account executive in the software industry wanted to experience the independence of living apart from her parents…

Man and woman under police probe for allegedly hurling vulgarities at public servants, breaching Covid-19 measures

A 32 year-old man and 46-year-old woman are being investigated by the police for allegedly verbally abusing public servants in two separate incidents. SPF said on Tues that the first incident involving the woman occurred on Aug 21…

Senior manager at Takashimaya jailed, fined for accepting bribes to cover up security guard shortage

A senior divisional manager at Takashimaya Singapore was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Tues for accepting bribes to cover up the issue of a security guard shortage. Chan Kuen Thong, 64, was also ordered to pay a…

92 people caught breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres during ‘stepped-up’ enforcement action: NEA

Enforcement action was taken against 92 people for breaching COVID-19 measures at hawker centres over three days last week, said NEA on Tues. They were found gathering in groups of more than two, failing to keep to a…

Union Power drops 850 ‘peak usage’ electricity customers, citing wholesale price hikes

Electricity Retailer Union Power will be ceasing retail accounts with 850 customers after what it called “sustained hikes” in wholesale electricity prices here. In the past week, two other electric retailers here announced they would be exiting the…

Pawnshops here see record redemptions amid pandemic

The pandemic has upended many industries here so it’s no great surprise to see plenty of upheaval in the staid corridors of the 100-year-old pawnbroking industry. Customers have become markedly more risk-averse over the past two years and…

Covid-19: Some coffee shop staff receiving verbal abuse for checking vaccination status; appeal for understanding

For the past five days, Mr Kaw Pou Keong, an economy rice stall attendant at the Food City coffee shop in Chong Pang, has been on the receiving end of tongue lashings from irate customers at least seven…

His love for trains drove him to open a special cafe in Singapore

Isaac D’Souza gave up on school when he was 14. He stopped attending classes and would just spend the whole day sitting in MRT stations or taking train rides all over the island. School made him miserable. Teachers…

Up Your Alley: Changi – coastal wildlife, an old hospital and an airport that people call a second home

Changi Airport is possibly the only airport in the world where generations of locals go to eat, drink, play, study and simply hang out. But fewer are familiar with its surroundings, apart from the foodie haunt that is…

‘Our livelihoods are at stake’: A restaurant manager’s plea to diners to follow Covid-19 rules

It has been a turbulent 21 months for Singapore residents, no thanks to Covid-19. Regulations have been adjusted regularly to combat the coronavirus. If diners find it stressful to cope with the ever-changing rules, try to imagine the…

Inside Peninsula Shopping Centre’s TikTok reincarnation

Let me be clear from the start: this isn’t a sad story about Peninsula Shopping Centre. I won’t wax on about the bygone good times or the Old Singapore that decays in the strata malls. Too often these…

Bollywood Veggies loses court appeal over property tax

Local farm and eatery Bollywood Veggies has lost its court fight with the taxman over property tax to be paid on the Lim Chu Kang property. Bollywood Veggies had challenged the method used to determine the AV of…

Covid-19: No exceptions for unvaccinated caregivers to enter malls to take children to tuition, enrichment classes

The authorities have clarified that unvaccinated caregivers will not be granted exemption to enter malls to pick up or drop off their children for tuition and enrichment classes under the new vaccine-related controls that began on Wed. Exemptions…

4 nightspots ordered to close for alleged breach of Covid-19 rules, 14 suspected gang members arrested

The police have arrested 14 men, aged 16 to 44, for being suspected members of unlawful societies, and four nightlife venues have been ordered to close for allegedly flouting Covid-19 rules after islandwide raids between Sept 28 and…

Porcelain Hotel in early stage of being sold for about S$90m

In one of the largest deals in the Singapore conservation shophouse market, Porcelain Hotel – comprising 12 contiguous four-storey shophouses along Mosque St – is in the early stage of being transacted at about S$90 million, BT understands.…

Habitap launches subscription-based smart home and office management systems

Habitap, a homegrown provider of smart home features for new condominiums and developments, has snared a comfortable share of the smart home market in Singapore. Last month, the tech firm announced a new product called Habitap One, its…

Recurring waves of infections slam retail’s chance at recovery

The retail market’s chance at recovery has started to wane as Singapore reverts to stricter measures due to a resurgence of infections. A report from Knight Frank showed that the retail real estate sector has experienced the “most…

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