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Smooth entry at malls as mandatory vaccination status checks kick in

Entry at shopping malls was smooth yesterday, the first day that rules barring unvaccinated individuals from entering came into effect, following a one-week grace period. Malls had been allowed a week to roll out vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures,…

From 14 to 37 stores, Decathlon pushing ahead with Singapore expansion plans

At a time when many retailers in Singapore are cutting back on their physical space due to the triple whammy of lower footfall, soaring rentals and higher manpower costs, French sporting goods retailer Decathlon is busy doing the…

NLB’s new 5-year road map promises digital libraries on your doorstep

Walk into a lift at PS, IMM and PLQ Mall from Thurs and you could find yourself in a digital library. Decals with QR codes will point you to e-book recommendations by NLB. The initiative is part of…

Orchard Road hopes for ‘a return to normalcy’ with annual Christmas light-up

The annual Christmas light-up along Orchard Road will return on Nov 13 with both physical and virtual elements, as businesses along Singapore’s prime shopping belt hope for “a return to normalcy”. For seven weeks until Jan 2, Orchard…

Senior manager at Takashimaya jailed, fined for accepting bribes to cover up security guard shortage

A senior divisional manager at Takashimaya Singapore was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Tues for accepting bribes to cover up the issue of a security guard shortage. Chan Kuen Thong, 64, was also ordered to pay a…

Pawnshops here see record redemptions amid pandemic

The pandemic has upended many industries here so it’s no great surprise to see plenty of upheaval in the staid corridors of the 100-year-old pawnbroking industry. Customers have become markedly more risk-averse over the past two years and…

Covid-19: Some coffee shop staff receiving verbal abuse for checking vaccination status; appeal for understanding

For the past five days, Mr Kaw Pou Keong, an economy rice stall attendant at the Food City coffee shop in Chong Pang, has been on the receiving end of tongue lashings from irate customers at least seven…

Inside Peninsula Shopping Centre’s TikTok reincarnation

Let me be clear from the start: this isn’t a sad story about Peninsula Shopping Centre. I won’t wax on about the bygone good times or the Old Singapore that decays in the strata malls. Too often these…

Covid-19: No exceptions for unvaccinated caregivers to enter malls to take children to tuition, enrichment classes

The authorities have clarified that unvaccinated caregivers will not be granted exemption to enter malls to pick up or drop off their children for tuition and enrichment classes under the new vaccine-related controls that began on Wed. Exemptions…

Recurring waves of infections slam retail’s chance at recovery

The retail market’s chance at recovery has started to wane as Singapore reverts to stricter measures due to a resurgence of infections. A report from Knight Frank showed that the retail real estate sector has experienced the “most…

SG retail market recovery momentum hit by heightened alerts

The Singapore retail market saw a halt in its recovery due to heightened alerts, according to a report released by CBRE. Thus retail sales remained soft q-o-q , with the report pointing to department stores, watches & jewellery…

Covid-19: Confusion, frayed tempers at coffee shops, hawker centres, malls on 1st day of entry curbs for unvaccinated patrons

People were ticked off or confused by new rules that kicked in on Wed barring those who are not vaccinated from entering coffee shops, hawker centres and malls. Checks by TODAY showed that many of these places were…

Little India reels from Covid-19, but Deepavali could be a silver lining

This time of the year in 2019, Little India would be brimming with streams of migrant workers in the alleys, tourists looking on curiously, and big groups of family and friends getting their household needs fixed. Since the…

Queues form at some mall entrances as checks on COVID-19 vaccination status begin

Queues formed at the entrances of some shopping malls on Wed as checks on people’s COVID-19 vaccination status began. When CNA visited three malls, staff were on hand to check the vaccination status of customers. There was a…

Enhance SafeEntry system to show red light for unvaccinated people

The latest vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures at shopping malls and large standalone shops announced recently by the Government are a good idea to protect the unvaccinated from catching Covid-19 and reduce the strain on the healthcare system. I…

Create route to Tan Tock Seng Hospital through mall

The latest changes in Covid-19 measures include barring unvaccinated people from entering shopping malls. Some shopping malls serve as shortcuts for many people to walk from point A to point B. An example is the route from the…

Covid-19 restrictions: Unvaccinated people can access medical, childcare services in malls by showing documentary proof, letter of support

Patients who require medical attention from doctors, dentists and registered TCM practitioners, as well as caregivers who need to drop off or pick up children from preschools and childcare centres, will be exempted from the new rules disallowing…

Real estate investment sales rise 22% in 3Q2021: Cushman & Wakefield

Singapore’s real estate investment sales rose 22% q-o-q to nearly $8 billion in 3Q2021, boosted by transactions in the residential sector, highlights C&W in a report. This was mainly due to the sale of two mixed-used sites —…

Watch out e-commerce, ‘social commerce’ gaining ground in Singapore and other Southeast Asia countries: Report

Online shopping through social media platforms during the pandemic continued to surge in the first half of this year as Singapore consumers shopped more often this way and also spent more on each order, a study found. Compared…

Gyms not worried about entry rules, most members vaccinated

Stricter vaccination-differentiated rules are set to take effect tomorrow, but gym owners whom ST spoke to are taking the latest measures in their stride, saying that they are not worried as most of their members are fully vaccinated.…

Singapore retail landlords need to embrace digital channels as e-commerce booms

Singapore’s REITs face an uphill battle as e-commerce continues to stay strong, according to a report released by S&P Global Ratings. If the landlords fail to adapt, lower occupancy, revenue, and ratings can follow. This comes as the…

Can unvaccinated staff still work? Retailers in malls seek clarity on new rules

Mall-based businesses are seeking more clarity on how vaccination-differentiated safe mgmt measures will be implemented once the ban on unvaccinated people from shopping centres kicks in on Wed. They want to know if unvaccinated staff can still work…

6 arrested for allegedly providing or advertising sexual services at massage establishments

Six women were arrested following raids on three massage establishments last week, SPF said on Mon. The women, aged between 28 and 39, had allegedly provided or advertised to provide sexual services within these massage establishments, it said.…

Preschools, healthcare providers in malls think up ways to serve unvaccinated customers; hope for more instructions

Preschools and healthcare providers situated in malls said they are considering protocols such as pick-up services at mall entrances for children of unvaccinated parents, or asking patients to take PET before consulting them as ways to adapt to…

1-week grace period for vaccination-differentiated measures; provisions to allow unvaccinated people access to some services in malls

The authorities will make provisions to allow unvaccinated individuals access to medical and childcare related services in shopping malls, where entry will be allowed only for people who are fully vaccinated from Wed. There will also be a…

New curbs leave some S’poreans hopeful over controlling spread of Covid-19, others vexed

Singaporeans ST spoke to were split over new measures announced on Sat to tackle Covid-19. Some were hopeful that the measures might curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community, while others said it would disrupt their lifestyle…

Covid-19: From Oct 13, unvaccinated people not allowed to dine in or enter malls, attractions

Starting Wed those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry into malls, large standalone stores, attractions, hawker centres and coffee shops, so as to protect them and reduce the strain on the healthcare system, MOH…

Brick-and-mortar stores still ‘very important’, says Uniqlo as it plans to expand in Singapore

Even as it works on adding better ways to shop on its e-commerce platform, brick-and-mortar stores remain a “very important” of Uniqlo’s business. This is why the Japanese clothing brand plans to keep expanding its retail store presence…

Extend Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme to more countries

Although the number of daily Covid-19 infections has shot up tremendously, it is time to let in more tourists. I know this sounds counter-intuitive. No country can lock down forever because people need to work. Our hotels, shops…

First floor of Tekka Centre closed for deep cleaning after Covid-19 cases are found

The first floor of Tekka Centre in Little India, where its hawker centre and wet market are, will be closed for deep cleaning from Fri to Sun after several Covid-19 infections were detected there. It will be business…

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