Pedestrians walk along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on Apr 11, 2016. (File photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

SINGAPORE: Retail sales in Singapore rose 2.6 per cent in April from the previous year, and excluding motor vehicles, was up nearly 5 per cent for the month, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (Singstat) on Monday (Jun 12).

On a month-on-month seasonally adjusted basis, retail sales…