Heartland businesses, households find ways to lower electricity bills

Besides rising electricity prices, small businesses in Singapore are facing pressures such as competition from e-commerce. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - Small businesses, some of which have seen their electricity bills doubling, have taken steps to reduce their energy bills but are still finding it difficult to make ends meet.

Ten shopkeepers The Straits Times spoke to in Kovan and Ang Mo Kio on Thursday (June 30) cited other pressures, such as competition from e-commerce, as contributing to difficulties faced by heartland businesses.

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