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Why Singapore's status as a shopping paradise is being eroded

British brand New Look (above) and French menswear chain Celio plan to close shops in the second half of the year.


EMPTY storefronts in Singapore's prime shopping district may become a more common sight.

Vacancies in the city's main Orchard Road area, a magnet for tourists lured by malls and Japanese department stores such as Takashimaya, have risen to a five-year high and across the...

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