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Moving hawkers up the food chain

In Singapore’s competitive hawker trade, where the unsuccessful throw in the towel and close down within a few years – months, even, names like Fei Siong, Liao Fan Hawker Chan and Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles stand out.…

Paris Baguette opens largest Singapore store yet

South Korean Bakery Paris Baguette has launched its first duplex store in Singapore, the brand’s largest outlet yet in the city. Located at 313@Somerset, the store spans 3,200 sqft with a capacity of 80 seats. While the first…

Firms in HDB estates should consider hiring residents with disabilities, says President Halimah

More employers in the heartland should look into providing job opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs), President Halimah said on Fri. This would allow PWDs to overcome constraints such as long commutes or issues with taking public transport,…

Bedok Mall, Golden Mile Complex among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Fri, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited VivoCity mall on Jan 8 between 11.10am and 2.25pm, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles at VivoCity on Jan 8 between 11.30am and 12pm. ShinnSato Japanese Cuisine at 79 Kampong…

Covid-19: Free surveillance testing to be offered to community groups, workers in Chinatown

The Government will offer free Covid-19 surveillance testing for community groups and workers in Chinatown as a precautionary measure in the lead-up to Chinese New Year. Taking place on Feb 8 and 9, the testing will involve stallholders,…

F&B sector has evolved over the course of 2020

The F&B industry was hit especially hard by Covid-19, with the economic downturn, lockdown measures and dine-in restrictions leading to the sector reporting a y-o-y loss of almost 30 per cent at the end of the third quarter…

Kimly unit enters into joint venture to run coffeeshop at Hougang

Coffeeshop consolidator Kimly announced on Thurs that its wholly-owned subsidiary Kimly Makan Place has entered into a JV agreement to run a coffeeshop at Hougang. Kimly Makan Place will manage the coffeeshop located at Blk 134 Lorong Ah…

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,…

Amoy Street Food Centre, food court at Nex mall among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH added four more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Thurs, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited, NTUC FairPrice supermarket at Joo Chiat…

Give details of what is being done to improve cleanliness of coffee shop toilets

SMU’s Toilet Cleanliness Index survey revealed the failure of efforts to maintain a culture of clean toilets in Singapore, and showed that toilets in coffee shops and hawker centres have been getting dirtier over the years instead of…

Facility’s quality and maintenance are key to toilet cleanliness

Singaporeans often visit coffee shops and hawker centres, but dirty public toilets are still a problem in these places. There is no proof that users’ behaviour varies depending on the setting and surroundings of the premises (Coffee shop…

Overzealous businesses might have hindered contact tracing instead

The rolling out of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry by some businesses before the official implementation, except for ongoing pilots, is a manifestation of overzealousness. To be fair, all the shopping malls that I visited have allowed me entry by using…

National Museum, restaurants across Singapore among 17 places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Wed, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant at Raffles City Shopping Centre on Jan 6 between 7.50pm and 9.55pm, Anjappar Indian restaurant at Westgate mall on Jan 10 between 9.30pm…

Covid-19: 2 drinks stalls, in Jalan Besar and Bukit Batok, to close for flouting safe management rules

Two drinks stalls here have been ordered by the authorities to shut down temporarily for serving alcohol after 10.30pm, which is a violation of complying safe mgmt rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On Wed, SFA and…

Store in Marina Square mall, church in Marine Parade among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Zara fashion store at Marina Square mall, as well as the Church of Singapore in Marine Parade, were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On…

Pilots for reopening of nightclubs, KTV outlets deferred amid more community cases

Pilots for the reopening of nightclubs and karaoke outlets planned for Jan have been deferred until further notice, MTI and MHA said on Tues. The ministries pointed the decision to the recent increase in the number of community…

Hong Kong’s Green Common expands into Singapore

OmniFoods creator, Green Monday Group, has launched SEA’s first Green Common outlet at VivoCity. Spanning 3,000 sqft, the Green Common Singapore venue houses a dedicated area for retail and a wider cafe area with indoor capacity of 112…

Lot One Shoppers’ Mall and Sembawang Shopping Centre among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Mon, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Lot One Shoppers’ Mall at 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 on Jan 7 between 1.25pm and 2pm, Jan 9 between 7.05pm and 7.50pm. Sembawang Shopping Centre on…

Efforts stepped up to improve and maintain cleanliness standards of hawker centre toilets

We agree with WTO founder Jack Sim that cleanliness of toilets in hawker centres and coffee shops requires improvement. Public toilets that are well-designed, well-maintained and responsibly used are clean toilets which all users can enjoy. In Oct…

Coffee shop operators and users play a part to keep toilets clean

Mr Jack Sim correctly pointed out that various stakeholders from across society are represented in the PHC. They work with us to create a culture where everyone disposes of trash correctly and keeps public eating places and toilets…

Canberra Plaza, Vision Exchange among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Canberra Plaza in Sembawang and Vision Exchange in Jurong were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Sat, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited…

Consumers should pay if they take 3 or more plastic bags at supermarkets: Citizen workgroup

Consumers should have to pay a fee for each plastic bag if they take three or more of them at supermarkets, a citizen workgroup has suggested. Smaller bags given by pharmacies, for instance, should be charged per bag…

NEA committed to tackling food wastage problem at source

We refer to Vanessa Liu’s commentary on food waste (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5). We agree with Ms Liu that businesses might not be managing their food waste because they may…

Eateries expand revenue streams, online presence

When the circuit breaker was imposed in Apr last year, banning dining-in at eateries, Co Chung Restaurant had been open for just two months. The casual nook had hoped to attract foot traffic by replicating a dining experience…

Downtown East, Eastpoint Mall, eateries across the island visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Fri, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Market Square@Downtown East at Downtown East on Jan 1 between 7.15pm and 8.10pm, Jan 2 between 2.35pm and 3.10pm, Jan 5 between 1.20pm and 1.50pm, Jan 12 between…

Time is ripe for innovation as Covid-19 turns spotlight on sustainability: Business leaders

The Covid-19 pandemic saw an extraordinary shift in our lifestyles and travel patterns, as people opted to have food delivered – using huge amounts of plastic in the process – and moved towards using private transport over public.…

TraceTogether check-ins not compulsory yet, retailers told after some outlets turn on function too early

Retailers who have started to roll out TraceTogether-only check-ins have been told to hold off for now by the authorities after many businesses around Singapore were found to have jumped the gun by switching on the function and…

Plant-based food innovation centre run by 2 Swiss companies to open in Singapore in April

Food manufacturers, start-ups and researchers looking to develop and test plant-based food products can turn to a new facility in Woodlands which will open in Apr. The facility is jointly set up by Swiss companies Buhler, which is…

Jem mall, Chong Pang City market and food centre among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Jem mall in Jurong East, as well as the Chong Pang City Wet Market and Food Centre in Yishun were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious…

How this S’porean transformed his family’s snack store into a popular brunch cafe at only 20

Tucked away in a nondescript neighbourhood along Crawford Lane is a cafe that is constantly bustling with customers. Singaporeans are known to be foodies and can suss out a good spot easily. Thus, the snaking long queues seen…

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