Budget 2020: More help for 5 sectors directly hit by Covid-19

FIVE sectors – tourism, aviation, retail, food services, and point-to-point transport services – in Singapore which are directly affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) will...

Covid-19's impact on Singapore economy already exceeds Sars, recession possible: PM Lee

THE impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak on Singapore's economy has already exceeded that of Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) back in 2003, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on...

Safeguarding jobs, businesses primary focus in Singapore's battle against Wuhan virus: Chan Chun Sing

The impact of the Wuhan virus could be "wider, deeper and longer" than that of the Sars epidemic in 2003, said the Trade and Industry Minister.

Extra help for private-hire, taxi drivers under quarantine

Less than a month in, Singapore's transport and tourism industries are already badly hit by the Wuhan virus situation.

Activities to try in Singapore: Tech tours around one-north

SINGAPORE - Home to tech companies, research organisations and a buzzing start-up scene, research and business park one-north in western Singapore is an unlikely tourist attraction.

Singapore notches record Q3 tourist arrivals of 4.9m

SINGAPORE tourist arrivals rose to an all-time quarterly high for the July to September period this year, driven by higher Chinese demand. However, local tour agencies have yet to see...

Checking into Singapore hotels to be a breeze with automation

Checking into a hotel can be a tedious process involving hotel staff manually examining documents, but a new automated system under way here promises to get guests their room keys much faster.

Bargain hunters revel as Hong Kong businesses see life or death stakes

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - For Ms Kirio Zhou, a native of mainland Chinese city Chongqing, Hong Kong has become a cheap weekend getaway.

A travel fair with nary a brochure: How Singapore travel agencies are innovating

The question of how travel agencies, which are losing clients to online booking platforms, can survive has come under the spotlight following the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Taiwan vacation rental firm to expand to Singapore, Malaysia after US$7m Series B round led by Alibaba fund

A TAIWAN-BASED vacation rental startup has raised US$7 million in Series B funding, which will be used to expand regionally - including Singapore and Malaysia operations in early 2019.