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New hypermart champions local produce

Local produce is getting a boost at a new FairPrice supermarket in Marine Parade that will carry more goods from domestic makers. The new FairPrice Xtra hypermarket on the third floor of Parkway Parade will have a dedicated…

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.…

Six polytechnic and ITE students receive first environmental services scholarships

Ms Enrica Ng, 17, knows that aspiring to join the cleaning sector is an unconventional choice for those her age. But it is the path she has chosen, after applying successfully for NEA Agency-Industry Scholarship Programme for Environmental…

Licence of pleasure craft suspended after group of people filmed ‘partying on yacht’ near Lazarus

A vessel that was chartered for a social gathering has been temporarily suspended from operating, after a group of people was filmed “partying on a yacht” near Lazarus Island last month. On Sat, MPA said that the pleasure…

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,…

Over 500 truck drivers tested for Covid-19 at checkpoints on day 1 of new measure, all negative: MOH

More than 500 truck drivers have been tested for Covid-19 at Singapore’s two land checkpoints since a new requirement kicked in on Fri, with all results coming back negative, said MOH’s medical services director Kenneth Mak. Compulsory ART…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Couple fined $7,000 for trespassing on state land next to Seletar house for nearly 15 years

For close to 15 years, an architect and his wife unlawfully occupied 144.2 sqm of state land next to their three-storey house in Jalan Tari Zapin in Seletar, which was built in 2005 but had been left vacant…

194 families affected by construction delays requested interim rental flats from HDB

More than 190 families whose flats are facing construction delays have requested interim rental housing from HDB, as some housing projects have been hampered by work delay as well as labour and supply shortages due to Covid-19. HDB…

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…

Another worker at Kallang industrial firm tests positive for Covid-19; SIA cabin crew member among imported cases

A 26-year-old sales personnel at BS Industrial and Construction Supply is Singapore’s sole Covid-19 community case on Fri, bringing the number of infections for that cluster to eight. MOH said that the other 14 cases for the day…

S’pore studying whether to give ‘benefits’ to travellers who have been vaccinated: Lawrence Wong

The idea of giving “benefits” to vaccinated travellers is still being studied carefully by the Government, since the ability of vaccines to lower one’s risk of infecting others is still not fully understood, Minister Lawrence Wong said on…

Working from home should stay as default, otherwise use staggered working hours ‘extensively’: Tripartite partners

Working from home should remain the default workplace arrangement, but employers that require their staff to return to the workplace are urged to implement staggered working hours more extensively, said Singapore’s tripartite partners. The tripartite partners — comprising…

S’pore-Johor RTS Link station in Woodlands to be 10 times the size of typical MRT station: LTA

The JB-Singapore RTS Link’s station at Woodlands North and its connected CIQ facility will be about 10 times the size of a typical MRT station, LTA said on Fri. The information was released as Transport Minister Ong Ye…

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,…

PIE viaduct collapse: Firm, director and engineer found guilty

Construction company OKP, its project director Yee Chee Keong and project engineer Wong Kiew Hai were on Fri found guilty of their respective charges relating to the collapse of an expressway viaduct near Upper Changi Road in 2017…

Jail for nurse who breached SHN to buy bubble tea, visit pregnant friend

A nurse breached her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to buy bubble tea, file an application for further studies, and help a pregnant friend with her wedding preparations. Nurul Afiqah Mohammed, 22, had understood that she was supposed to be…

Owner devastated to find 3m-long python swallowing pet dog outside Holland Link condo

She called for her dog several times on Mon, but when the Pomeranian failed to respond, a woman called her husband to see if he had brought their dog, Mia, to the office. When he said no, the…

Up lorry: LTA confiscates able-bodied woman’s PMA after she’s seen riding it on road

No, that’s not a golf cart on the loose, but a PMA on the road. Over the past few days, netizens said they spotted a woman riding a PMA around Canberra, Sembawang and Yishun with a Foodpanda delivery…

Sold: Property agent croons as he showcases Hougang flat in Marry Me Today parody

Not only did one local property agent close a sale, he also won netizens’ hearts — all thanks to his creative parody of Mandopop hit Marry Me Today. Playing the part of a groom, complete with a suit…

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…

Singapore to build ecosystem of venture studios: DPM Heng

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-state’s efforts to “build up an ecosystem of venture studios” for corporate innovation, said DPM Heng at the launch of…

199-year Boat Quay shophouse up for sale for S$27m

A 199-year leasehold conservation shophouse located at 31 South Bridge Road and 88 Circular Road in Boat Quay is up for sale via private treaty at S$27 million, ERA said on Fri. The two-storey asset sits on a…

Retail rents fell 14.7% in 2020; market will remain challenging, say analysts

The decline in retail rents gathered pace in the fourth quarter, taking the full-year drop in URA’s rental index of retail space in the central region to 14.7 per cent. This is in sharp contrast with the increase…

Retail rents fall at faster clip of 5.2% in Q4 but vacancy eases to 8.8%

Rentals of retail space in Singapore’s central region decreased by 5.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year over the previous three months. This is a bigger pace of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent…

Property consultants upbeat about Singapore office market in second half

Property consultants are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the Singapore office market, at least in the second half of this year. “While the first half of 2021 is expected to show the continued grappling of the pandemic, the…

Singapore office rents fall at slower clip of 3.5% q-o-q in Q4, vacancies ease

Rentals of office space in the central region of Singapore fell 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 over the previous three months, a smaller rate of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent drop in…

Sabana’s manager wants to leave failed merger behind to look forward for growth

CEO of Sabana Reit manager Donald Han has made it clear that he wants to leave behind the failed merger with ESR-Reit and work on improving the Reit’s portfolio and performance going forward. On Fri, he said: “I…

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,…

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