Tag: shopping

Long queues in supermarkets before PM’s Facebook post and speech

Singapore -- There were long queues in the supermarkets on Friday (April 3) even before Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on Facebook that he would be speaking at 4 pm on the Covid-19 situation. He had posted on Facebook that "the current situation is...

NTUC FairPrice to boost safe distancing for vulnerable groups

Singapore -- NTUC FairPrice will implement a "Priority Shopping Hour" every Monday for the Pioneer Generation (PG), pregnant women and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). In a Facebook post on Tuesday (March 24), NTUC FairPrice, which is Singapore's largest supermarket chain with around 100 supermarkets, announced...

A glimpse at the profile of a Chinese tourist

From Bali to Rome, locals of a particular country would often spot a Chinese tourist enjoying their culture. Businesses and agencies alike study the Chinese tourist portfolio in detail to optimise opportunities. It begs to ask the question, "What is the profile of a Chinese...

UTU launches tax refund product to give Singaporeans more cash back when shopping in Europe

SINGAPORE —Singapore-based digital rewards platform UTU is providing tourists and shoppers across the globe with the means to receive 85% of their Value-Added Tax (VAT) refund amount back—a significant increase from the 55-60% refund that tourists currently receive. Usually faced with long queues at multiple tax-free operator...

Five of the best cities in the world for shopping sprees

Shopping, shopping, shopping! It's one of the world's favourite pastimes, and you can't deny that walking out of a shop with something you like does have the uncanny ability of cheering you up when you're in a funk. Some even call it therapy! If you...