The Singapore market shed 4.3 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 3,051.4 just before 1pm on Tuesday.
Slightly over 2 billion shares were traded, worth a total of $600.6 million. Gainers outnumbered losers 192 to 151, with 458 counters unchanged.
Property developer Singapore Land was among the top gainers, rising eight cents to $8.80. On the other end of the spectrum, electronics manufacturer Venture Corp lost 11 cents to $7.51.