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$1.36b package to help builders resume work safely

Mr Desmond Lee (left), Minister for Social and Family Development, and Mrs Josephine Teo (right), Minister for Manpower, being shown around the worksite of Circle Line's Prince Edward station yesterday. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO Updated from : The Straits Times, 28 June 2020 A new $1.36 billion fund has been set up to help construction companies, among … Continue reading $1.36b package to help builders resume work safely

New tenancy committee set up to boost retail, F&B and lifestyle sectors

Updated from : The Straits Times, 27 June 2020 A new initiative is under way to help the retail, food and beverage (F&B) and lifestyle sectors amid the pandemic, said the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) yesterday. Key representatives among landlords, tenants and industry experts have formed the Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee to strengthen collaboration … Continue reading New tenancy committee set up to boost retail, F&B and lifestyle sectors

CapitaLand rolls out tech solutions at business parks, offices in Singapore

Facial recognition or QR activated turnstiles enhances contactless access and reduce touchpoints, while facilitating seamless and secure access in and out of the buildings.  PHOTO: CAPITALAND Updated from : The Business Times, 26 June 2020 PROPERTY giant CapitaLand on Thursday said it is rolling out digital solutions at its business parks and offices in Singapore … Continue reading CapitaLand rolls out tech solutions at business parks, offices in Singapore

Why Singapore has relatively low Covid-19 death rate

Non-urgent medical procedures were deferred at the start of the pandemic, freeing up hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG Updated from : The Straits Times, 25 June 2020 Patients with Covid-19 are faring far better in Singapore than in most places in the world, with 26 deaths out of more than 42,000 … Continue reading Why Singapore has relatively low Covid-19 death rate

Private housing supply cut due to Covid-19 fallout

Updated from : The Straits Times, 25 June 2020 The supply of private residential housing from confirmed sites under the government land sales (GLS) programme for the second half of this year has been reduced to take into account the fallout from the global Covid-19 situation, the Ministry of National Development (MND) announced yesterday. The … Continue reading Private housing supply cut due to Covid-19 fallout

Five-year masterplan to transform Tampines into eco-town

An artist’s impression of a new cycling path at Tampines Avenue 4. Under the masterplan, more such paths will be built and footpaths widened in Tampines. Residents will also get to enjoy more greenery. PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY Updated from : The Straits Times, 24 June 2020 Plans to transform Tampines into an eco-town are shaping … Continue reading Five-year masterplan to transform Tampines into eco-town

Oxley selling units at former Chevron House for $315m

Sales of the retail and commercial units at the former Chevron House in Raffles Place will close on June 30 or another agreed date, said Oxley Holdings on Monday night. LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO Updated from : 24 June 2020 Oxley Holdings and Oxley Beryl, which owns the former Chevron House, are selling the retail and … Continue reading Oxley selling units at former Chevron House for $315m

Buzz at condo sales galleries but limit on number of visitors

Sales galleries for private condominium projects reopened for the first time in over two months yesterday, but there were no large crowds as developers have adopted by-appointment-only visits. Home buyers have to make appointments before visiting the showflats and adhere to the five-a-group rule, among other safety measures. Appointment bookings for Kopar At Newton, a … Continue reading Buzz at condo sales galleries but limit on number of visitors

Malaysia partially reopens borders to selected expats, medical tourists

The country has agreed in principle to let citizens of Singapore and Brunei enter Malaysia without needing immigration approval, coronavirus testing or home quarantine.  BT FILE PHOTO MALAYSIA will partially reopen its borders to those holding certain employment passes while allowing its citizens to exit the country for emergency, work and study purposes. Foreigners earning … Continue reading Malaysia partially reopens borders to selected expats, medical tourists

Suburban malls trump Orchard shops as shoppers return

Some retailers in Ion Orchard, such as Sephora (above), Zara and Louis Vuitton, had queues of shoppers waiting patiently to enter the stores.  PHOTO: DEEPANRAJ GANESAN Promotions, discounts to clear seasonal goods expected to draw more consumers in the coming days. SHOPPERS ventured back out on Friday cautiously but purposefully, as Singapore began the second … Continue reading Suburban malls trump Orchard shops as shoppers return