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Covid-19: Jail for PR who breached quarantine by leaving hotel room to meet wife for his birthday

When he arrived in Singapore from China, Bai Fan learned that he had to serve a 14-day stay-home notice as he had transited through Hong Kong, where Covid-19 cases were on the rise at the time. Bai was…

Coronavirus quarantine: Singapore pips Hong Kong in quantity and range of usable hotels, getting the edge in resuming travels

Singapore pips Hong Kong in quarantine facilities for visitors and returnees, an advantage that gives the city-state the edge in resuming business travels to kick start the local economy. One in every four Singapore hotels is usable as…

20-year-old charged with abetting breach of stay-home notice, trespassing into SHN facility

A 20-year-old Singaporean man was charged in court on Fri for abetting the breach of stay-home notice (SHN) requirements by a person on SHN and trespassing into the premises of an SHN dedicated facility. The court heard that…

Cautious uptick in bookings of hotels, attractions in Singapore with easing of Covid-19 measures

With just over a week left of the June school holidays, people in Singapore are returning to attractions and staycations, which saw an increase in bookings since some Covid-19 restrictions were lifted earlier this week. Tourism players said…

Millions of dollars in notes held by pioneer members of Peter Kwee’s Laguna still unpaid

Hundreds of Laguna National’s pioneer members who collectively took up tens of millions of dollars in debentures to help finance the construction of the golf club are at a loss as to whether they will get their money…

With WFH becoming a new normal, should we convert more commercial office spaces into mixed-used developments?

Changes in activity patterns due to the ongoing pandemic, such as more flexible work arrangements and telecommuting, are further accentuating the need for the CBD to have more mixed uses and a larger live-in population to keep the…

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…

Gov’t releases four confirmed sites, nine reserved sites for sale under 2H 2021

MND on Thurs unveiled four Confirmed List sites and nine Reserve List sites under the second half 2021 GLS Programme. The sites can yield around 6,860 private homes, 90,000 sqm GFA of commercial space and 530 hotel rooms.…

OCBC Bank closes sustainability-linked interest rate swap with Far East Hospitality Trust

OCBC has closed a sustainability-linked interest rate swap with Far East Hospitality REIT on June 9. The 2.5-year, $85 million structured derivative transaction aims to provide a hedge against interest rate risk related to Far East Hospitality REIT’s…

Lumiere finds new co-living operator, new landlords, new occupiers

Despite co-living operator Hmlet’s abrupt exit from Lumiere last Sept, Raymond Ng, founder of property development and investment company BS Capital, says: “I still believe that co-living works well.” That belief has been validated by the entry of…

IHG to rebrand Hilton Singapore to Voco Orchard Singapore

Hotel Properties Limited (HPL)’s iconic Hilton Singapore will be rebranded to Voco Orchard Singapore under IHG Hotels & Resorts. The 423-room Voco Orchard Singapore will start to receive guests in Jan 2022. Voco is a premium brand launched…

Community clubs, car inspection centres among places visited by COVID-19 cases

Yuhua CC and Yew Tee CC were among the new locations added on Thurs to a list of places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. JIC Inspection Services and VICOM Inspection Centre, both vehicle inspection…

Hospitality industry should make use of downtime to upskill and retrain: SkillsFuture CEO

Technology has become all the more essential for the hospitality sector as it navigates a Covid-19 environment, and workers should make use of the current downtime in travel to reskill themselves in this. Making this point at a…

Worldwide Hotels Group secures $405m green loan

Worldwide Hotels Group has acquired its first green loan amounting to $405m from Maybank. The loan will help develop the group’s new hotel and commercial development, 8 Club Street and is considered the biggest bilateral green financing for…

Complaints on online purchases doubled in 2020, as more turned to e-commerce during pandemic: Case

Singapore’s consumer watchdog received twice as many complaints relating to online purchases last year as it did in 2019, as more consumers turned to online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic. Case received a total of 18,335 consumer complaints…

Jobs Support Scheme extended to retailers, gyms and arts sector

More sectors affected by the latest COVID-19 restrictions will get wage subsidies under the JSS, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Fri. The 50 per cent wage support has now been extended to sectors and businesses where many,…

Quarantine experience far from feeling like a ‘staycation’

My daughter received a quarantine order as she was deemed a close contact of a St Margaret’s Pri School pupil who tested positive. Our experience, however, did not have the “staycation” feel that ST correspondent Venessa Lee described…

Klook gets ‘tens of thousands’ of requests to cancel or postpone staycation, cruise bookings after Covid-19 rules change

In the week since the Government put the country on heightened alert to arrest the growing cases of Covid-19 here and quell social interactions and some activities, many would-be vacationers have been scrambling to cancel or postpone their…

LHN revamps 1557 Keppel Road into office and co-living spaces

Before 1557 Keppel Road was revamped into what it is today, employees who worked from the office were used to the warehouse environment they ran operations from — lighted-up lofty ceilings, flanked by four walls without windows. These…

Quarantine with my son teaches me some things are so precious

Our route to quarantine was a topsy-turvy ride of emotions. When I heard that my son’s pri school had two Covid-19 cases, it was easy to stifle the stab of dread I felt. A representative of St Stephen’s…

Hotels seeing staycation cancellations following new two-person COVID-19 restriction

Booking cancellations have gone up at some hotels, following the announcement last week that each room may only accommodate up to two guests amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. Most of the hotels CNA spoke to also said…

Pupils serving Covid-19 quarantine orders with parents in S’pore hotels

With more children exposed to Covid-19 this year than last year, some parents have had to accompany their young ones serving their quarantine order in hotels here. Among them is housewife Angeline Chia, 48, who has been with…

CDL reports global occupancy of 36.8% and global RevPAR of $44.6 in 1Q business update

In its 1Q business update released on May 19, City Developments Limited (CDL) has reported a 15.7 ppt drop y-o-y to 36.8% in global occupancy for the 1QFY2021, down from the 52.5% reported in the 1QFY2020 for its…

TTSH healthcare workers refused by cab drivers, turned away by some hotels

On May 5, a few days after the emergence of TTSH Covid-19 cluster, Mr Nigel Rankine a 27-year-old staff nurse works at TTS tried to book a hotel stay but was told he could not be accommodated. He…

Is now a good or bad time to buy hospitality and office REITs?

With Singapore reverting to a “Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)” to curb the spread of COVID-19, the office and hospitality REITs look to be some of the biggest losers in the stock market. As of this article’s writing, the…

Families on staycation must observe group size rule of 2 when outside their hotel rooms: STB

Even though more than two people from the same household are allowed to be in one hotel room for their staycation, they should not be together when they leave their room, Singapore Tourism Board said on Mon. Instead,…

Covid-19: STB tightens rules on staycations, events and cruises

Families who planned for staycations that fall within the period of heightened controls for Covid-19 transmission will still be allowed to stay in a hotel room if there are more than two people in the household. Singapore Tourism…

Covid-19: Couples on edge as they scramble to make changes to disrupted wedding plans

She is going to be a bride on Sun. But instead of anticipating her big day, patient service associate Nithiya Kamala spent Fri fretting over plans that had been thrown up in the air again. This was because…

Porsche Destination Charging now available at Sentosa Golf Club

Five new EV charging points have been installed at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The charging points are part of the Porsche Destination Charging programme, a network of charging stations available at lifestyle destinations. Sentosa Golf Club is…

‘I was taken aback’: From staycations to Hari Raya celebrations, Singaporeans shelve plans after new Covid-19 measures

Planning a staycation one month ago, only for it to be cancelled at the last minute can be one’s worst nightmare. For RP student Axel Lew and his friends, that’s exactly what happened. For Lew and many other…

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