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Dine-in suspended at Bishan Junction 8 foodcourt till Dec 13 after diners flout Covid-19 rules

Patrons of Bishan Junction 8 mall will not be able to dine at its Food Junction foodcourt until next Tues. The dine-in option for the foodcourt was suspended for 10 days from Sat after multiple instances of patrons…

Retail takes off at airport terminals and Jewel amid looming headwinds

Shops at the airport terminals and those at Jewel Changi Airport mall are starting to see some signs of life again, bolstered by the easing of social restrictions and the launch of VTLs. But the looming threat of…

Solid lift in Singapore retail sales

Retail sales in Singapore rose by 11.4 per cent in Oct (excluding motor vehicles), a solid increase over Sept’s 8.5-per cent growth. Data from Singstat shows Oct’s gain was predominantly attributable to a 72.9-per-cent rise in computer and…

Institutes of higher learning are reducing plastic waste, highlighting climate change in curriculum: MOE

We welcome Mr Jose Tan Shen Jie’s suggestions for IHLs to encourage the use of reusable containers and offer modules on the impact of climate change. Our IHLs are strongly committed to environmental sustainability and have been reducing…

Woman horrified by cockroaches crawling out of Starbucks drinks machine at Bukit Batok CSC

A woman was horrified after she saw baby cockroaches crawling out of a Starbucks self-service kiosk at the Bukit Batok Civil Service Club. “I visited the Civil Service Club on Nov 20 and came across the Starbucks self-service…

Deliveroo Singapore offers hawker food delivery with WhyQ

Deliveroo Singapore is set to onboard more than 50 hawker centres under Mix & Match concept next year in partnership with Singapore’s largest hawker food-delivery service, WhyQ. Under the partnership, the companies bring hawkers together under Mix &…

Popular rooftop bar Loof announces closure after nearly 17 years

Though it will only be temporary, the closure of Singapore’s first standalone rooftop bar, Loof, will probably still be a tough pill to swallow for its regulars. Announcing the news on FB and IG on Wed, the bar,…

High volume of Jobs Support Scheme appeals affecting speed of support

We refer to Mr Goh Tong Hann’s letter “Getting promised support for small business an uphill battle” (Nov 23). We recognise that many F&B businesses like Mr Goh’s are affected by the Covid-19 situation, as well as the…

70 more hawker centres allow 5 vaccinated diners to eat in a group from Tuesday

Dining options have expanded, with up to five vaccinated people now able to eat in a group at 102 hawker centres from Tues, up 70 centres from Mon’s 32. The move is part of a deepening of vaccination-differentiated…

Fire breaks out at North Bridge Road seafood restaurant, blaze involved kitchen exhaust duct

About 20 people self-evacuated from a restaurant at 812 North Bridge Road on Mon night, said SCDF. It told ST it was alerted to the incident at about 8.45pm. A check by ST showed Nan Hua Chang Fish-Head…

Bright spots among Singapore-listed F&B stocks despite potential tightened Covid-19 measures

Just over a week after the easing of dining and social gathering rules, Singapore-listed F&B operators are bracing for another round of tightened measures with the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. While any reimposition of social-distancing…

Some diners in Singapore adjust eating-out plans on news of Omicron variant of Covid-19

Just a week after Covid-19 restrictions on dining at eateries were eased, news of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus has consumers adjusting plans and restaurants worried. The new strain was first detected in South Africa on…

Vaccination checks needed as people cannot be left to self-regulate

I agree with Mr Frank Lim Choo Beng that the onus is on diners to ensure that they are vaccinated before eating at hawker centres or coffee shops. But I doubt everyone will be responsible and follow this…

Is Yew Tee the new Yishun?

If you were to ask any local to name the most notorious part of Singapore, there’s a pretty decent chance Yishun would be mentioned more than once. This comes as no surprise, considering the dozens of bizarre events…

Eat, play, work: Crane’s new boho escape now open at Arab Street

Eat, play or work at a new space on Arab St that looks taken straight out of a bohemian fantasy. Crane, a social club that does it all – dining spot, coworking space, homeware retailer, and events hub…

2 more hawker centres allow groups of 5 vaccinated diners; 19 more to follow in coming days

Two more hawker centres can now welcome larger groups of up to five vaccinated diners, an increase from the initial batch of 11, NEA announced on Fri. Taman Jurong Food Centre and the hawker centre at Blk 137…

Kimly full-year profit up 55.7% to S$39.3m; proposes 0.84 cents final dividend, 0.6 cents special dividend

Coffee shop and food court operator Kimly reported a 55.7 per cent growth in net profit to S$39.3 million for the full year ended Sept 30, 2021. This comes on the back of an increase in revenue across…

Instead of checking vaccination status, onus should be on diners to follow the rules

The relaxed rules which allow up to five vaccinated people to dine out will take effect at hawker centres and coffee shops that can check patrons’ vaccination status. But why the need to limit this to only eateries…

Hotpot restaurant fined for serving alcohol after 10.30pm during COVID-19 pandemic, eatery has closed down

A hotpot restaurant that served alcohol after 10.30pm during the COVID-19 pandemic was fined S$5,000 by a court on Wed, with a legal representative for the eatery saying that the closures ordered by authorities was “already worse than…

Caterer On & On Diners suspended after 73 people fall ill with gastroenteritis symptoms

Catering company On & On Diners has been ordered to suspend operations from Tues after 73 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms. They had consumed food prepared by the caterer between Nov 16 and 18, said MOH and…

Getting promised support for small business an uphill battle

The past two years have been a baptism of fire for small and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore. Lockdowns, heightened alerts and restrictions have all had adverse impacts on businesses. There is a great deal of gratitude for government…

Buzz returns as hawker centres, coffee shops open to groups of 5 from different households

Hawkers and coffee shop stall owners saw the buzz return to their venues on Tues morning, as patrons from different households were once again allowed to dine in groups of up to five. As part of the initial…

Three-storey F&B venue set to open at Ann Siang Hill amid tough Covid-19 climate

At Honcho, not one but three F&B concepts are on the menu in an ambitious $1 million project by top local turntablist DJ KoFlow and fintech entrepreneur Amos Poh. Located in a shophouse in Ann Siang Hill, the…

Former craft beer bar Good Luck Beerhouse in Haji Lane switches to selling handmade noodles

Former craft beer bar Good Luck came up with an entirely new food concept two weeks ago, after the authorities said its previous concept was too “bar-like”. Formerly known as Good Luck Beerhouse, the five-year-old venue in Haji…

Eateries in Singapore welcome back groups of up to 5 people vaccinated against Covid-19

When housewife Judy Seah, 65, learnt on Sat that she could dine in from Mon with her extended family, she immediately texted them to organise lunch. “We are a very close-knit family and there are many of us.…

Iconic live music stalwart Wala Wala at Holland Village shuts gig space amid Covid-19 curbs

After 20 years of playing host to Singapore’s premier live bands, Holland Village institution Wala Wala has turned the lights off at its second-floor gig space. The iconic watering hole, which started live gigs in Oct 2001, announced…

Lights still out as nightlife sector awaits better times

One business sector has not been able to raise its glass to better times as Singapore moves towards treating Covid-19 as endemic. A new dawn for the nightlife industry has yet to come, even as the country rolls…

Shaw Centre fire: About 200 people evacuated, several restaurants closed

A fire broke out at Shaw Centre on Mon morning, prompting about 200 people to vacate the shopping centre near Orchard road. SCDF said it was alerted to the incident 1 Scotts Road at about 10.15am. “The fire…

Hawker and son fined for cursing at safe-distancing ambassadors over mask, sitting on marked seat

A hawker and his son were fined S$3,000 each for cursing at officers who were enforcing safe-distancing measures, after the hawker was spotted sitting on a marked seat in front of his stall, with his mask pulled down.…

S’poreans, eateries welcome easing of Covid-19 curbs, including bigger group size for dining in

Eateries are already making preparations for larger groups of diners, even though bookings have yet to go up by much. This comes as the permitted dining-in group size for those who are vaccinated is being raised from two…

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