HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: Hotel RevPAR rose 6.1% in February; 218 HDB flats sold

And here are alternative sports to try in Singapore.

Singapore's hospitality industry reported positive figures in February as popular events including the Singapore Airshow boost occupancy rates, according to a report by STR. Last month, the supply of hotel rooms here inched up by 2.9 percent, while demand increased by 4.9 percent year-on-year. Read more here.

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) allowed 218 flats to be sold last year, even though the owners did not fulfill the required minimum occupation period (MOP) of five years, reported The Straits Times. But this figure only represents around one percent of the 19,306 flats sold last year, as this practice is only permitted under exceptional circumstances, said a HDB spokesperson. Find out more here.

Doing sports in Singapore doesn't have to be boring. For those who haven't touched any rackets or worn a pair of running shoes for the longest time, getting down to being active again can be really difficult. If the image of bodybuilders in gyms and slim runners on the treadmill scares or bores you, we at suggest that now may be the right time for you to check out some alternative sports in Singapore. Read more here.

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