Singapore 

Carlton Hotel equipment failure leads to power outage, Singapore News

First, there was equipment failure at a substation supplying power at Carlton Hotel yesterday. Then a fire forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people from the Bras Basah building, while lights went out in parts of Bugis, City Hall, Marina and Somerset. Shops and restaurants at the likes of Chijmes, Plaza Singapura and The Gateway were hit as power was cut off a little after 1pm. While the trains continued to run, stations on the North-East Line – HarbourFront, Outram Park, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut, Boon Keng and Potong…

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Singapore 

Loud explosions heard at Carlton Hotel, smoke seen coming from door at back of premises, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Smoke was seen wafting from a room at the back of the Carlton Hotel in Bras Basah Road on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14), with witnesses saying that they heard several loud explosions from the premises. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it responded to a fire incident at 76 Bras Basah Road, which is the hotel’s address, at 1.15pm. In an update on Facebook at 3.15pm, SCDF said that the fire was contained within a switch room and about 1,000 people were evacuated…

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Ecommerce 

Why is JD.com spending US$400 million to buy this hotel in Beijing?

JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company, has closed a deal to buy the Jade Palace Hotel in Beijing for US$400 million, with the goal of transforming the five-star property into a new innovation and recruitment centre. The Nasdaq-listed company said on Monday that it acquired 100 per cent ownership of the hotel, which is located near the Chinese capital’s Zhongguancun technology hub. “The purchase of the hotel will serve JD.com’s long-term development,” a company spokesman said. “The hotel will be transformed into a space mainly for technology innovation and commercial…

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Home 

CK Asset plans to convert New Territories hotel into Hong Kong’s biggest housing estate of the last decade

A hotel in the New Territories will be converted into what may be the biggest private housing estate to be built in Hong Kong in the last decade, under plans submitted by CK Asset Holdings, the flagship company of retired tycoon Li Ka-shing. The conglomerate has submitted an application to redevelop its 1,100-room Harbour Plaza Resort City hotel in Tin Shui Wai into a dense housing estate comprising 5,000 flats, according to a document filed with the town planning board. It is just too exaggerated. Unfortunately, our developers only look…

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Singapore 

Man charged with murder after body found in Geylang hotel, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man appeared in court to face a murder charge on Wednesday (Jan 2) after a woman was found dead at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang at the weekend. Bangladeshi Ahmed Salim, who turned 30 on Tuesday, was charged with murdering Ms Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, 34, between 5.08pm and 8.12pm on Sunday (Dec 30). Police said that the pair knew each other but court documents did not reveal the nature of their relationship. The Straits Times earlier reported that officers were alerted to the case at 10.45pm…

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Singapore 

Indonesian woman found dead at Geylang hotel, suspect arrested, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 34-year-old woman was found dead at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang on Sunday (Dec 30) night. The police, who were alerted to the case at 10.45pm, said that the woman was found lying motionless in a hotel room at 61 Westerhout Road. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The Straits Times understands that she had marks on her neck and bruises on her arms. Police identified a 29-year-old man as a suspect. He was arrested within 14 hours of the police report being…

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Vietnam 

Khánh Hòa tightens hotel rating – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A bird’s eye view of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province. Khánh Hòa People’s Committee is seeking more rigorous inspections of hotel ratings. — Photo vneconomy.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Khánh Hòa People’s Committee has requested a tightening of the hotel rating system in an effort to enhance management of the hospitality market in the central province. Accordingly, the provincial Department of Tourism will carry out inspections and find a way to deal with hotels which advertise star ratings despite not yet being officially rated. The…

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Singapore 

Part-timers at Mandarin Orchard hotel events also hit by bug, Singapore News

She was working part-time as a waitress at Mandarin Orchard Hotel after completing her O- level exams, and was on duty during three banquets at the Grand Ballroom from last Friday to Sunday. Mr Henry Beh’s 16-year-old daughter, Sharon, ate her meals at the staff canteen and fell ill subsequently. She suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting from Monday morning. Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, Mr Beh said his daughter, who has since recovered, was one of at least five who fell ill among her group of friends who were…

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Singapore 

Hotel worker hailed for helping suffocating boy, Singapore News

When the telephone operator told him a guest at a neighbouring hotel needed medical attention, Mr Mohamed Fairoz Mohamed Salahuddin, 47, sprang into action. A four-year-old boy had gone into anaphylactic shock after an allergic reaction to something he ate and was suffocating. On duty at the time, the assistant butler manager at Crockfords Tower at Resorts World Sentosa rushed to the room in Hotel Michael, a block away in the same integrated resort. Mr Fairoz, who is trained in first aid, helped induce vomiting, and the boy’s reaction subsided.…

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Vietnam 

Food Hotel Hanoi 2018 opens – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 opened its doors on Wednesday at the International Centre of Exhibition, with more than 150 businesses from 13 countries and territories including those from the US, Spain, Singapore, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, China and Thailand. The three-day event is showcasing food, beverage and related products. The exhibition will also display equipment for the food, beverage, restaurant and hotel industries. This is the first time Việt Nam’s leading food and hospitality trade event has been held in the…

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