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Future of Mandai public golf course uncertain as site put under review

The long-term future of Mandai Executive Golf Course – one of three public golf courses here – is up in the air, with plans for the site under review. Without giving a specific date, a spokesman for PUB…

Easing of Covid-19 measures: Larger groups seen at parks; beauty services in high demand

Larger groups of people were seen at some parks and several beauty salons were fully booked on Mon, the first day of the relaxation of Covid-19 curbs imposed since last month. When ST visited Bishan Park and Jurong…

Businesses in S’pore prepare for larger group sizes, higher capacity limits as Covid-19 rules eased

Businesses are gearing up to welcome more customers, with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Mon, which includes an increase in the cap on social group sizes from two to five. Some are looking forward to welcoming more…

Bukit Merah market stallholders worry about lost income as COVID-19 testing starts for cluster

Stallholders at the temporarily shuttered 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are worried about losing income, MP Joan Pereira (PAP-Tanjong Pagar) told reporters on Mon. She said that while the stallholders understand the need for these…

F&B, retail micro, small enterprises ‘coping better’ during heightened alert versus circuit breaker: DBS

Micro and small enterprises in Singapore’s F&B and retail sector are coping better during the Phase 2 Heightened Alert (HA) versus last year’s “circuit-breaker” period, DBS said on Mon. About 35 per cent of micro and small enterprises…

JustCo names CFO to helm finance, capital markets and M&A functions

Co-working operator JustCo has appointed Loke Huey Teng as its CFO to helm its finance, capital markets and M&A functions. As a business partner to JustCo CEO Kong Wan Sing, Ms Loke will also collaborate with the executive…

How much of a threat are EVs to oil giants and neighbourhood mechanics?

While the impending wave of EVs heralds opportunities for many sectors, it threatens to disrupt others – among them, the retail fuel industry and your neighbourhood car mechanic. In recent years, global retail fuel companies have been pivoting…

Bukit Merah View market, Ion Orchard among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The new Covid-19 cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, as well as Ion Orchard, have been added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. The market…

Bukit Merah View market is new Covid-19 cluster; all staff and tenants quarantined, visitors offered free testing

All staff and tenants at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre have been placed on quarantine, due to the likelihood of an ongoing transmission of Covid-19 among people who work there, MOH said on Sun. The…

Bukit Merah View market closed for deep cleaning till June 15 after 2 Covid-19 cases reported

All stalls at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre are closed from Sun to Tues for deep cleaning and disinfection by Tanjong Pagar Town Council, after two Covid-19 cases were detected there within the past week.…

How rents and business in S’pore are affected as people work from home

Working from home is making many smaller businesses rethink whether they need to pay the same monthly rent just to retain empty offices. So when their leases expire, some move their operations to shared office space while others…

2 new COVID-19 clusters, including Bukit Merah View market; 10 new community infections reported

Singapore reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Sun, including two unlinked infections. Eight were linked to previous cases. Two new clusters were identified, with one involving cases linked to Bukit Merah View…

Scheme to help F&B businesses provide delivery services, go online has helped 10,000 so far; extended by 1 month

A scheme to help F&B businesses defray the costs of providing food delivery services and going online has been extended by a month until Jul 15, ESG said on Sun. Since it was re-introduced on May 16, the…

Popular western food eatery Botak Jones making Depot Lane comeback

When Mr Bernard Utchenik, founder of Botak Jones, announced on FB earlier this month that the western food eatery would be making a comeback, he was shocked to learn that many people had missed the stall. “A lot…

Extension of dining-in ban causes some to tweak Father’s Day plans; restaurateurs hoping business will pick up

After the Government announced that dining-in at restaurants would only resume on June 21 if the coronavirus situation here remains under control, Mr Samuel Ong, 34, had no choice but to cancel the reservation he made early last…

HungryGoWhere’s demise shines spotlight on restaurant reservation industry trying to adapt to stay afloat

Some restaurant reservation platforms are trying to ride out the current ban on dining-in by diversifying to do takeaways and deliveries but said that the strategy has met with mixed success. They hope the June 21 resumption of…

CapitaLand sets up $50m fund to spur sustainable innovations, help green its buildings

CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest real estate groups, is setting up a $50 million fund over five years to encourage more innovation and to achieve its 2030 sustainability targets, which include greening all its buildings in Singapore and…

Isetan appoints agent to assess buyer interest for Wisma Atria space

Isetan (Singapore) has appointed Savills as marketing agent to size up interest to purchase its space at the Wisma Atria shopping mall on Orchard Road, as well as to commence exploratory discussions with third parties on the matter.…

Low Keng Huat to sell Westgate Tower stake, buy 45% of Paya Lebar Square in shift to retail

Property player Low Keng Huat has entered agreements to sell its interests in Westgate Tower for S$97.1 million, while buying the remaining 45 per cent of Paya Lebar Square that it does not already own for S$90.5 million.…

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Fitness studios cheer resumption of indoor mask-off activities

Owners of gyms and fitness studios have welcomed news that indoor mask-off activities will be allowed to resume on Jun 21, describing it as a relief after weeks of tightened curbs. Mr Shane Parsons, the co-owner of fitness…

Sheng Siong in Marsiling Mall, hair and beauty salons among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

A Sheng Siong supermarket in Marsiling Mall as well as a hair salon in Toa Payoh have been added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. On Fri, MOH said…

Jewel Changi Airport to reopen on June 14; some airport workers to be part of trial for breathalyser Covid-19 tests

Jewel Changi Airport will reopen on Mon, after having been closed to the public for a month from May 13 amid the emergence of a Covid-19 cluster among airport workers. CAAS and CAG said on Fri that there…

Ion Orchard to close on June 12-15 as MOH probes 3 Covid-19 cases there, conducts testing operation

The Ion Orchard mall along Orchard Road will be closed to members of the public for four days starting from Sat after the authorities detected three cases of Covid-19 infections there. Announcing this on Fri, MOH said that…

Covid-19: Man fined over 10-person gathering at Newton Food Centre; verbally abused auxiliary policeman

A 44-year-old man who celebrated a birthday with nine others at Newton Food Centre last year, in breach of Covid-19 safe distancing regulations, was fined S$6,500 in court on Fri. Idumehdrah Arumugam, pleaded guilty to one charge each…

Restaurants make moves to prepare for June 21 reopening

After going nearly a month with no dine-in customers, F&B outlets received a reprieve yesterday with the announcement that they will be allowed to resume dining in from June 21, if the virus situation stays under control. Mr…

F&B firms dismayed by latest delay for dining-in

F&B operators were disappointed by news on Thurs that after a month of surviving on delivery and takeaway operations, they will have to wait an additional week to resume dine-in operations. They told BT that they had known…

Businesses welcome regular testing but are concerned about costs

Regular fast and easy testing will soon become mandatory for businesses whose staff are involved in “higher-risk mask-off activities”, but some firms told BT they are hoping for more government support to defray costs if this is to…

A fresh face revamps 27-year-old Bugis landmark

Bugis Junction Towers is being refurbished so this 27-year-old office development can keep up with new projects coming up in the Beach Road/Rochor Road locale. And that job is now being done by a fresh-faced and homegrown property…

Two eateries ordered to close, 2 supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 rules

Two eateries have been ordered to close, and two supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures, said MSE on Fri. The closure orders will take effect when dining-in is allowed to resume, said the ministry. The first…

F&B businesses, industry associations ‘disappointed’ at possible Jun 21 dine-in resumption

While the announcement of an impending easing of pandemic curbs brought relief to some business sectors, several players in the F&B industry expressed disappointment at having to wait a little longer. Some activities including facials and saunas will…

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