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How Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong’s local focus during coronavirus pandemic lifted its fortunes

Singapore’s third-biggest supermarket chain reported soaring revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic, but its mass-market strategy means it is still seen as a budget option.

12 Feb 2021 - 10:54AM

Singapore’s third-biggest supermarket chain reported soaring revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic, but its mass-market strategy means it is still seen as a budget option.

How Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong’s local focus during coronavirus pandemic lifted its fortunes
Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic

A combination of cheaper rents and the ‘tactile, communal’ draw of physical spaces has seen newer, nimbler firms succeed even as some older companies falter.

1 Dec 2020 - 12:15PM

A combination of cheaper rents and the ‘tactile, communal’ draw of physical spaces has seen newer, nimbler firms succeed even as some older companies falter.

Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic
In Singapore, more millennials are choosing to rent as values shift

A lack of privacy triggered by Covid-19, long wait times for new flats and changing values are some reasons Singaporeans are leaving the nest.

3 Nov 2020 - 10:30PM

A lack of privacy triggered by Covid-19, long wait times for new flats and changing values are some reasons Singaporeans are leaving the nest.

In Singapore, more millennials are choosing to rent as values shift
Singaporeans open their hearts and wallets to donate to the needy during coronavirus outbreak

The spike in donations is driven partly by a government support payout and a campaign for those not needing the cash to donate it. But challenges remain.

28 May 2020 - 4:09PM

The spike in donations is driven partly by a government support payout and a campaign for those not needing the cash to donate it. But challenges remain.

Singaporeans open their hearts and wallets to donate to the needy during coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: in Singapore, small religious groups pray for survival as donations dry up

Some places of worship in Singapore are dipping into their reserves to keep operations running as donations dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

11 May 2020 - 10:49AM

Some places of worship in Singapore are dipping into their reserves to keep operations running as donations dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: in Singapore, small religious groups pray for survival as donations dry up
How Japanese club Albirex Niigata scored big in Singapore soccer

The satellite team has been a huge success in the Singapore Premier League, winning all 11 trophies on offer since 2016 and drawing bumper crowds. But what does its dominance say about the standard of local football?

28 May 2019 - 2:58PM

The satellite team has been a huge success in the Singapore Premier League, winning all 11 trophies on offer since 2016 and drawing bumper crowds. But what does its dominance say about the standard of local football?

How Japanese club Albirex Niigata scored big in Singapore soccer
Heading down south: Lee and Man Paper expands into Malaysia
Singapore’s university challenge: to value skills as much as degrees

The Lion City is doing its best to encourage its citizens that vocational training is as worthy as university study – but social stigmas remain, even for high-flyers.

24 Jun 2018 - 11:21AM

The Lion City is doing its best to encourage its citizens that vocational training is as worthy as university study – but social stigmas remain, even for high-flyers.

Singapore’s university challenge: to value skills as much as degrees
As historic summit nears, South Koreans living in Singapore dare to dream of peace
Singapore’s got a taste for Hong Kong cooking – and it’s coming back for more

Hong Kong eateries like Tim Ho Wan, Honolulu Café and Mak’s Noodles are using the Lion City as a launch pad into the rest of Southeast Asia. And their current popularity is just an appetiser of what’s to come.

20 May 2018 - 5:16PM

Hong Kong eateries like Tim Ho Wan, Honolulu Café and Mak’s Noodles are using the Lion City as a launch pad into the rest of Southeast Asia. And their current popularity is just an appetiser of what’s to come.

Singapore’s got a taste for Hong Kong cooking – and it’s coming back for more
The migrant workers falling into debt traps in Singapore’s casinos

With no alternative entertainment options in the Lion City, many are literally gambling their wages away.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With no alternative entertainment options in the Lion City, many are literally gambling their wages away.

The migrant workers falling into debt traps in Singapore’s casinos