Daily Archives: April 19, 2014 (8 Articles Found)

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Consider relocating some Bukit Timah primary schools

Buying homes in the Bukit Timah area is a trend that has continued for years among affluent and upper-middle-class families keen to enrol their children in popular primary schools there (“Bukit Timah a hit with its primary school…

New regulations for operators of larger foreign worker dormitories could be introduced in a few months, Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said yesterday. While the minister declined to reveal what aspects would be regulated, those involved in a…

Storage firm to pay damages for art collector’s mouldy works

Self-storage operator Extra Space must pay damages to an art collector whose paintings and sculptures were affected by mould at the firm’s Boon Keng outlet. But the $35,381 in damages awarded to Ms Fiona Bartholomeusz was far less…

Ensure proper handover to new cleaning contractors

I have lived in Tampines West since 1988 and have always trusted the Tampines Town Council to keep my block and estate clean. Recently, residents were notified that a new contractor would take over estate cleaning for a…

Housing: Measures to boost supply and ease prices lauded

In 2011, soaring housing prices was one of the hottest issues during the general election. But an unprecedented number of new HDB flats and a slew of cooling measures have since reined in home prices. More Singaporeans can…

Property stocks rally after takeover bids

Singapore-listed property developers have rallied after takeover offers were unveiled for two big companies in the sector. The FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, an 18-member gauge that includes big names like CapitaLand, City Developments, Keppel…

Upcoming condo revives interest in Commonwealth

The upcoming launch of a new condominium in Commonwealth has given the mature estate renewed vitality. Residential demand is likely to remain firm for the district due to its city fringe location, consultants say. It is seen as…

Surge of project launches expected

Home seekers had lean pickings in the first quarter with few launches to whet appetites, but there could be a surge of sorts over the next three months. As many as 11 new projects are expected to begin…

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