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Samsung’s S$2,000 flip phone sold out in Singapore, got restocked, sold out again, and is coming back on Feb 19

The Republic is the first country in South-east Asia to get the phone.

Shipping masks and thermometers to Singapore? You now have to declare them – here’s how to do it

Last week, the Government also cracked down on sellers offering the masks at grossly inflated prices.

Universiti Malaya says volunteers agreed to help with Chinese quarantine – but students claim it was like working in a ‘concentration camp...

The Student Union is now demanding a public apology from the school and a guarantee that it will cover all medical costs if volunteers contract the virus.

Another Taiwanese boba brand is now in Singapore – here’s our review of JLD Dragon

The chain, which uses brown sugar from Japan and Taiwan in its popular brown sugar milk drink, is a major competitor to brands like Tiger Sugar and Xing Fu Tang.

Singapore’s putting the ‘orchard’ back in Orchard Road – by planting tons of trees and connecting it to the Botanic Gardens

Singapore is planning a revamp of the famous shopping street by filling it with green spaces and connecting it to nearby parks.

Singapore spent S$10 million on dating apps last year – and most of it went to Tinder

Tiny Singapore spent way more on dating apps than larger countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.

Free delivery, free food and discounts: local eateries fight plunging business amid coronavirus fears

F&B brands Business Insider spoke to said they were adopting new measures to attract customers, mainly centred around delivery and discounts.

All-day McGriddles are back – and McDonald’s Singapore is doing another month of 1-for-1 deals again

If you don't fancy queuing up at stores amid the virus scare, there's always McDelivery.