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Will the real cost survey please rise?

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Bedbugs spread from elderly man’s infested home

A sneak peek into the new National Stadium

The National Stadium in Singapore is the only stadium in the world that can be reconfigured into three modes, football, athletics and cricket. This ease with which the facilities can be customised is a cornerstone of the Sports…

Will the real cost survey please rise?

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You can be forgiven for scratching your head. Just three months after the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey classed Singapore as the world’s priciest city, another large organisation says it is anything but. This time, Singapore was ranked…

Tiong Seng forms joint-venture with Japanese firms

Mainboard-listed Tiong Seng Holdings is joining hands with two Japanese firms to manufacture and supply precast tunnel segments to the markets in Singapore and Malaysia. The total investment by the joint venture company is expected to be S$14.5…

Bedbugs spread from elderly man’s infested home

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A number of flats in Toa Payoh have been invaded by bedbugs, resulting in sleepless nights for residents. Ms Peng, 31, a manicurist, said she found bedbugs in her home last month. It was the first time she…

Court quashes loan deal with 792% interest rate

The High Court has quashed a $5,000 loan deal with a 792 per cent interest rate in settling a woman’s bid to remove a caveat on her $2 million home. In a rare case, the exorbitant charge meant…

New GLS programme shatters Woodlands sales momentum

New GLS programme shatters Woodlands sales momentum. Development in the area will just have to wait. Developers welcomed new commercial sites with the recently released 2H 2014 GLS Programme, but promising Woodlands was surprisingly absent in the government’s…

Construction veteran, Henry Ng lays foundation for his new role as CEO of See Hup Seng

See Hup Seng’s (SHS) newly appointed CEO, Mr Henry Ng, 52-year-old construction veteran with close to 30 years of experience in building is looking forward to it. In 2001, Mr Ng joined German construction giant Mero, at a…

More commercial land up for sale a sign that the Government was stepping up its plans to decentralise commercial hub

A sharp spike in commercial land was a striking feature of GLS programme released yesterday. MND said it will release land that could supply up to 159,000 sqm of commercial GFA in the next half of the year,…

Singapore meeting on conserving regional eco-systems such as Sungei Buloh wetlands

Experts and environmentalists are gathering here this week to share ideas on how to conserve intertidal areas, or mudflats and mangroves in the region that teem with wildlife. More than 60 government representatives, site managers and thought leaders…

Home supply to shrink as Government tightens land sales

The Government has reduced the supply of new homes in its latest half-yearly land sales programme, with the lowest number of residential units available in five years, as it seeks to balance a market facing record pipeline supply…

Temper attitudes to safely negotiate shared road space

I am pleased to read about the greater governmental efforts to put in place policies and infrastructure to enable cycling as a viable form of commuting here. It is also great to hear voices in support of such…

The government-funded Rental X-Value was rolled out last Wed by SRX, to make real estate transactions more efficient, as both tenants and landlords will have a fair value of the property to refer to. As this is a…

Older residents excluded from focus group

We received an invitation to a focus group discussion, jointly organised by the HDB and Knight Frank, to be held last Sat, to discuss the new development along Punggol Drive adjacent to Oasis LRT station. We were naturally…

Install e-notice boards at HDB void decks

For decades, notice boards at HDB void decks have provided a ready source of information to residents. With the advent of the IT age, these notice boards are becoming obsolete. It is not uncommon to see out of…

Training, not size of dog, is key

Good training is compulsory to managing dogs, regardless of size, and small dogs can be equally (or more) harmful than big ones. Many owners of large dogs have more well-behaved dogs simply because they invest in training and…

Singapore islands you may not have heard of

Did you know that Singapore was actually made up of more than 70 islands? A new exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore will be the first to tell the tales of the isles of long-ago. Launched on…

PM Lee: Important things left to do in Nee Soon

Nee Soon Central may have seen many changes over the years, with new additions such as the newly revamped Yishun Park. But “some important things remain”, said PM Lee, who visited the town on Sat. In a Facebook…

No reason to doubt CPF’s intentions

I know for a fact that many of us do not really understand our CPF well. To many, it is just one of the many ways our government “hoards” our assets. To understand the CPF, we must understand…

Owners must also be considerate

While I agree with Ms Sheena Chan Kim Sua that we should learn to live together peacefully and give big dogs a home (“Don’t let fear deprive big dogs of homes”; Mon), I have found that it is…

LTA replies: Linking north and east rail lines

We thank Mr Chan Kwee Seng for his suggestion (“Link north and east rail lines”; June 3). In our LTMP 2013, LTA announced aggressive rail expansion plans. From now till the year 2030, LTA will be constructing five…

Singapore developer to build China supply chain facility

Singapore’s YCH Group has inked a MOU on Mon with China’s state-owned steel manufacturer, the Qingdao Iron & Steel Group (QDIS), to jointly develop a state-of-the-art supply chain facility in Qingdao’s Li Cang district. The 13.3ha facility aims…

Privatised Serangoon North HUDC gets no privacy

The former HUDC estate of Serangoon North is in a state of limbo, having gone private yet still lacking the means to keep non-residents out. Comprising Blocks 128 to 134 in Serangoon North Ave 1, it was privatised…

New sites among the choicest in H2 slate

Private housing sites at Lorong Puntong in the Upper Thomson area and in Tampines Road are among the choicest sites in the second half 2014 GLS Programme, said property consultants. The two plots are among the new sites…

Push to speed up development as new sites released

New sites rolled out yesterday stirred excitement in the market, even as the government adopted a cautious approach to private housing in the latest land sales programme for H2 2014 to account for the twin factors of oversupply…

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