06 Feb '11, 1am
Should shops in Singapore close later?
Shoppers in Tangs Orchard at around 10pm on a Friday last month. The department store tried extending its opening hours in 2007, and now it stays open until 11pm every Friday to cater to late night shoppers. -- PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES THERE is nothing to do at night - this phrase is becoming an increasingly common lament among Singapore's night owls. With people now working later and sleeping later, some are beginning to ask if businesses here should push back their bedtimes as well. A recent Sunday Times street poll of 100 shoppers found a large majority are largely dissatisfied with current business hours. Read the full story in The Sunday Times.