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Why shopping hours in some Orchard Road malls and retailers are changing

Orchard Road never seems to catch a break. Whether it’s the sprawl of malls in the heartlands, the opening of Changi Airport Jewel or even complaints from locals about how repetitive and unimaginative the tenant mix across shopping…

Singapore to work on a charging model for disposable plastic bags in supermarkets

In Jan, Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor explained why the Government would not be charging a fee for disposable bags. The reasons included the need for plastic bags to bag waste responsibly and hygienically, the…

Puppies rescued from fire at pet store at Upper Thomson Road

Puppies were rescued by firefighters early Sat morning after a fire broke out in a pet store in Upper Thomson Road. SCDF was alerted at about 1.15am on Sat to a fire at 197 Upper Thomson Road. Firefighters…

Weekend entry restrictions to Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza to be lifted from April 10

From Sat, visitors to Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will no longer be subjected to odd-even entry restrictions based on the last digit of their identification number. The authorities, however, stressed that visitors should not rush to these…

Retailer Naiise to close last S’pore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, some vendors owed up to S$10,000

Homegrown store Naiise, known for selling products such as clothing and shoes by local designers, will close its last physical store here, at Jewel Changi Airport, on Sun. Vendors told TODAY they are owed up to S$10,000 in…

Dolce & Gabbana opens first DG Beauty boutique in Southeast Asia

Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened its first DG Beauty boutique in SEA at Ion Orchard. The 92 sqm store will host a selection of fragrances, and for the first time will exclusively sell its makeup…

Wet market, Prime supermarket in Bukit Batok visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added two more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious persons had visited Prime supermarket at Blk 373 Bukit…

TCM practitioner fined for opening clinic during circuit breaker after patient notifies authorities

A TCM practitioner agreed to open her clinic to treat the son of a long-time customer during the “circuit breaker” period, when all non-essential businesses were ordered to shut. She later treated more customers, seeing five people in…

Lazada pop-up store at Raffles City takes over space formerly occupied by Robinsons

The space formerly occupied by Robinsons on the third level of Raffles City Shopping Centre has now been taken over by online retailer Lazada. Over the next two weeks, Lazada will be showcasing home furnishings and smart home…

Chinese New Year boosts retail sales by 5.2% in February

Retail sales grew by 5.2% y-o-y in Feb, compared to the 6.1% y-o-y decline recorded in Jan according to the latest government statistics. The growth was attributed mainly to CNY Celebrations. The total retail sales value was estimated…

Online Hari Raya bazaars to stay for now in Singapore

Mr Feroz Abdullah, 46, has been a fixture at the Geylang Serai Hari Raya bazaar for the past 30 years, mainly selling traditional Malay Muslim clothing. He also has a permanent stall in Joo Chiat Complex. The cancellation…

8 arrested in late-night raid on illegal KTV outlets, 45 under investigation

It looked like a scene from an action movie – a splintered door, two halves of the doorknob blasted apart, wood chips littering the threshold. The smell of alcohol and a general bustle greeted reporters as they trooped…

Pure Fitness gym at Ngee Ann City visited 10 times in 2 weeks by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Thurs, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Pure Fitness gym at Ngee Ann City mall at the following times: Mar 18 between 1.30pm and 2.45pm, Mar 19 between 9pm and 10.15pm, Mar 20 between 4.30pm…

Mercedes crashes through carpark lift at Buona Vista, overturns and traps driver inside

Like a turtle flipped on its side, a black Mercedes overturned after it crashed through a lift entrance, trapping its driver in their seat. The accident occurred on Fri noon at Viva Vista Shopping Mall, along 3 South…

The retail scene in post-pandemic Singapore

The retail sector is dynamic, constantly responding to varying needs and ever-evolving consumer behaviour. Transformed by the Internet, today’s retail landscape is a different creature from what it was more than a decade ago, with the pace of…

E-commerce is great for buyers, but not for sellers

News publications often cover the benefits of online shopping or e-commerce from the perspective of the buyer. But often, sellers are trapped by the perpetual-discount strategies of e-commerce marketplaces like Shopee. Their profit margins are squeezed, and many…

Karaoke outlets pivoting but can’t wait for singing to return

Offering people a chance to “work, dine and chill” at its outlets has given a local karaoke chain a new lease of life amid the pandemic. Ms Jean Teo, 54, director of well-known chain Teo Heng, said it…

Mustafa Centre, shop in Little India among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Sat added two more locations, including the popular Mustafa Centre mall in Little India, to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious…

SG Tenants United For Fairness registered as a cooperative

About a year ago, a group of concerned tenants banded together on WhatsApp. SGTUFF group held that they were getting the short end of the stick from their landlords. In Jan, the group was formalised as a cooperative,…

Government to introduce new laws against unfair retail leasing practices

The Government will be introducing fair tenancy laws involving the leasing of retail premises, and will be consulting with landlords and tenants in the next few months to work out details of the legislation. The new legislation will…

CIMB Singapore laying off employees, closing Orchard Road branch

CIMB Singapore will lay off employees and shut its branch in Orchard Road following a review of its business and resources. CIMB did not respond to CNA’s queries on how many employees were being let go and when…

It’s our lifestyle: Sheng Siong’s Lim Hock Leng on why Singapore’s mighty supermarket has Covid-19 and e-commerce beat

It would be natural to assume that when a Chinese businessman approached the family behind Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong with a proposal for a JV in Yunnan province, China, it was because he had been impressed by…

Shaw cinema at Nex reopens, more than 6 months after ventilation duct collapse

More than six months after two people were injured when a ventilation duct collapsed at the Shaw Theatres outlet in Nex, the cinema has reopened. A Shaw Theatres spokesman told ST on Fri that the cinema had resumed…

Why old, strata malls matter more than you think

Queensway Shopping Centre, Katong Shopping Centre, Golden Mile Tower… these old malls are often disregarded, or even considered eyesores. When it comes to “important old buildings”, Singaporeans tend to think of shophouses or historic bungalows; the concept of…

Easing of WFH rules leaves CBD retailers hopeful, but uncertain

Retailers in Singapore’s CBD welcomed the easing of work-from-home (WFH) restrictions on Wed. But some are wondering if the pandemic has permanently changed working behaviours – such that workers will stay home regardless. Meanwhile, safe-distancing measures continue to…

Free groceries for needy Boon Lay residents at community shop

For Madam Hu Pei Ling, a 77-year-old who lives alone, the opening of Community Shop @ Boon Lay yesterday near her residence is something she has been looking forward to. Situated at Blk 176 Boon Lay Drive within…

Five adjoining strata retail spaces at Parc Esta condominium for sale at $2 mil each

A cluster of five adjoining strata shops within the 1,399-unit development of Parc Esta located along Sims Ave is now on the market for $2 million each. Each of the five shops has a strata area of 657…

Online platforms Chope and Qoo10 working with Chinatown businesses to give precinct a boost

Tie-ups with two well-known digital platforms are among the initiatives to bring people back to Chinatown, where businesses have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborations with Chope and Qoo10, as well as other efforts, were announced by…

Markets and malls in Jurong, Millenia Walk among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Tues said that the infectious persons had visited Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre at 254 Jurong East St 24 on Mar 16 between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, Mar 20 between 7am and 7.30am, and on Mar…

Don Don Donki opening outlets at Suntec City and Downtown East

Japanese discount chain Don Don Donki is set to open two new outlets this year at Downtown East and Suntec City. This will make the brand’s 10th and 11th outlet in Singapore. Rapidly expanding in Singapore, the Downtown…

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