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Consumer Watch

What to look out for when choosing a pet boarding facility?

If you’re a pet owner – or just a news reader – you would have heard about the recent troubling incident about a raid of a pet boarding facility that was allegedly mistreating animals. In the snafu, two dogs that were boarded there went missing. The woman who was in charge of the facility told one of the owners of …

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Netizens feel SingPost needs to buck up their mail delivery services

On 2 January, The Straits Times (ST) published a complaint letter by Chua Chun Wei who stated his dissatisfaction over SingPost’s service standards. Personally, he encountered many “unhappy episodes” with SingPost’s service delivery standards, where there were multiple times where he was at home the whole day, only to find a delivery-failure notice at his door saying that the postman …

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Singapore voted as one of the best places for dining and shopping by tourists

Do you know what tourists visiting Singapore enjoy doing in the Lion City? As what many would have expected, a majority of them like eating and shopping – at least based on how much they’ve spent doing these things. According to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Indulgences, Singapore ranked fifth and tenth in the global index for overall spend …

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Competition and Consumer Commission’s findings on NTUC Kopitiam acquisition disappointing

I am disappointed with the the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore's (the Watchdog) finding that NTUC Enterprise's proposed acquisition of food centre operator Kopitiam would not lead to a substantial lessening of competition. Giving the green light to this acquisition would see NTUC Enterprise buying all of Kopitiam Investment and its subsidiaries, which span 80 outlets island wide. With this in mind, this …

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Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas

According to a survey by Picodi, Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas with most of the money spent on food (43%), followed by gifts (31%) and Christmas outfits (23%). The biggest chunk of the money they spend during Christmas is on food and in average they spend S$ 196 just on it Besides that, during the year-end festive …

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