NTUC FairPrice to offer discounts to lower-income families

Lower income families with CHAS blue cards will be receiving a 3% discount every Thursday at NTUC FairPrice stores until the end of 2021. This discount is applicable at all 149 FairPrice stores, including FairPrice Finest outlets and FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, as well as FairPrice on Wheels and all 84 Unity pharmacies. To receive the […]

A decision on the tudung by end August, in time for National Day Rally: PM Lee

And I hope that by the National Day Rally, which will be at the end of August, we should be ready to make a decision, and I should have something to report

PM Lee had a candid, lively, and sincere dialogue with Malay/Muslim religious and community leaders in a closed-door dialogue on Saturday morning, 10 April. The subject of the dialogue was the tudung, in particular, the Government’s deliberations on allowing nurses to wear the tudung. The last time PM Lee had a closed-door dialogue like this […]

Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat Wows With New Concept in CBD

Food Folks

I lost track of the number of times I’ve brought friends and business associates from overseas to Lau Pa Sat to try our local delicacies. The local beers, char kway teow, satay, prawn noodles and all in undisputedly Singapore’s nicest food centre never fail to impress my guests! Lau Pa Sat has received many facelifts […]

It’s official! Singapore hawker culture makes it to UNESCO list!

Hawker culture

It’s official! Singapore Hawker Culture has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity! Three years of hard work by Singapore has paid off. It took the 24-member Evaluation Body just 3 minutes to unanimously accept Singapore’s nomination. There was no need for any debate as the Singapore’s nomination satisfied […]

Hawker culture: closer to being inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

hawker culture

Singapore hawker culture is one step closer to being inscribed on UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity after the Evaluation Body announced its recommendation on 16 November. The Evaluation Body noted that hawker centres, which evolved from street food culture, have become markers of Singapore as a multicultural city-state. They serve […]

FairPrice on Wheels: Supermarkets made convenient for seniors

FairPrice on wheels truck

FairPrice on Wheels was first started in April 2020 during the circuit breaker. It is an initiative where vans filled with groceries were parked in five mature estates for residents’ shopping convenience. The trucks facilitated greater convenience during the pandemic by bringing groceries and necessities to the residents. This was especially helpful for the elderly, […]