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PM: $2b building projects deferred to stagger foreign worker demand

More than $2 billion of public construction projects will be deferred in order to spread out labour demand, as the Government continues to slow the inflow of foreign workers, PM Lee said on Wed. This will not affect…

Desmond Lee sets out how govt, civil society can cooperate

The project to redevelop Pulau Ubin is a good opportunity for active citizens to work with the Government, said Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee on Wed as he spoke about how the Government and civil…

PM Lee says aim is for CPF Life payouts to keep pace with inflation

PM Lee set out how the Government is going to help Singaporeans be more financially secure in their retirement years. He cited three ways. First, the Government will work towards raising the re-employment age beyond 65 within a…

Politicians must speak up on environment issues: NMP Faizah Jamal

Without the environment, there will be no platform for the arts, sports, businesses, jobs and economy, NMP Faizah Jamal said in Parliament today. She also urged MPs to speak up on environment issues. “All members of this House…

Project to rehome local, medium-sized dogs now a permanent scheme

A scheme that will allow medium-sized, local mixed breed stray dogs to be rehomed to people living in HDB flats has been officially formalised, announced Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee in Parliament today. The Project…

PM Lee: Govt has made steady progress in past three years in the areas of housing and transport

The Government has made steady progress in the past three years in the areas of housing and transport, as well as with population issues, and the strengthening of social safety nets, said PM Lee in his speech on…

Dentsu Aegis Network to set up two centres of excellence in S’pore

Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital communications company, is setting up two regional centres of excellence in Singapore. The agency said it will help to service “growing demand for sophisticated marketing capabilities, and to capture the…

Former crocodile farm launching as residential development

A new private property project located on the site of the former Singapore Crocodile Farm at Upper Serangoon Road is launching soon, revealed email marketing brochures from property agents. Known as One Surin, the freehold cluster housing development…

Traffic around the Shangri-La Hotel in Orchard is expected to be heavier this weekend, as police beef up security measures in the area for an international conference. The 13th International Institute Of Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Summit…

Revamp For Surveyors And Valuers’ Institute

Different strands of the surveying profession will have more independence following a revamp of SISV. Under the new structure, land surveyors, quantity surveyors, and valuers and general practice surveyors will have their own councils. Previously, all three disciplines…

Man charged with submitting false address to enrol daughter in school

To get his daughter into the primary school of his choice, a man allegedly submitted a false residential address to the school and changed the address on his NRIC. For this, the 35-year-old man was charged in court…

Orchard Road shop rents ‘could soften in near future’

Rents for prime shops in Orchard Road remained firm in the first quarter this year but they could soften in the near future, Savills said in a report on Wed. Prime retail space rent in the area was…

More foreign developers setting up Singapore offices

A growing trend is seeing established foreign developers opening sales offices in Singapore as high property prices and prohibitive cooling measures in the city-state are continuing to drive local investors to look overseas for better investment opportunities. In…

Green offices an afterthought, says survey

The selection of a ‘green’ option for office buildings is at best an afterthought, if it’s considered at all, according to a new survey of corporates in Asia Pacific. Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific Office Occupier Survey discovered that…

Amber Skye units priced from $1.1mil

CS Amber Development has launched the 22-storey Amber Skye residential project, set for completion in June 2020. The freehold luxury residential project is nestled on 3,782 sqm of land along Amber Road in District 15. The 109-unit project…

Building of new State Courts complex begins

Construction work on the new State Courts complex will commence in June, following the groundbreaking ceremony that was held on Wed. The new complex, consisting of two interconnected towers, will rise behind the existing octagonal-shaped courts building at…

Public-private initiative aims to improve city living through tech

A video analytics tool capable of detecting scenarios such as traffic congestion, abandoned objects and the accumulation of rubbish, just one example of innovation borne from the Safe City Test Bed. This initiative is a series of public-private…

Step up checks for illegal tenants

I moved into a condominium in Hougang Ave 7 two years ago with my family. Things were peaceful until my immediate neighbour, a PR from Indonesia, moved in a few months later and started renting out his unit…

Former railway bridge poor state

It is shocking that an iconic structure like Cavenagh Bridge is shrouded in darkness at night because faulty lights have not been fixed (“Bridges in need of a spruce-up”; Mon). The other structure worth mentioning is the former…

Catalist-listed construction and property group CCM Group on Wed said it has revised terms for a proposed rights and bonus issue that would raise up to S$129.1 million in net proceeds, compared to a maximum of S$143.5 million…

Resale prices of private homes fall further 1% in Apr

Resale prices of completed non-landed private homes continued to fall last month, according to SRPI flash estimates released today, with the sharpest declines seen in non-central areas. It showed overall prices decreased by 1 per cent in Apr…

Why it’s so hard for S’poreans to understand CPF

MOM Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has published a lengthy blog post on CPF to dispel some misconceptions about it. Yet, his well-intentioned effort at communicating a complex phenomenon that is the CPF model may not have silenced the critics…

Court rejects couple’s bid to buy house

A couple’s bid to buy a $3.68 million house on the back of a backdated option-to-purchase (OTP) form backfired in the apex court, which threw out the deal. The Court of Appeal overruled a High Court decision last…

Man charged with submitting false address to enrol daughter in school

To get his daughter into the primary school of his choice, a man allegedly submitted a false residential address to the school and changed the address on his NRIC. For this, the 35-year-old man was charged in court…

Reits may play ‘major role in shop rent hikes’

Reits, which own numerous malls across Singapore, may play a major role in shop rent hikes, business leaders say. Their views come as MTI study last week found that Reit owned malls command higher rents, likely because of…

Household wealth takes knock as HDB values fall

Several rounds of cooling measures and a major ramp-up of housing supply are making their impact felt on household balance sheets with the value of HDB flats held by households falling 0.7 per cent to $412.8 billion last…

Bridges in need of a spruce-up

They are grand old dames that have played witness to the ebb and flow of maritime trading along the Singapore River. But some of the conserved bridges along the river are in such disrepair that they seem to…

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