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Cash for casino spending spurs pawnshop growth

Pawnbrokers are proliferating across Singapore as gamblers seeking short-term loans add to demand for quick cash from people struggling to make ends meet in the world’s most expensive city. The number of pawnshops in the city-state surged to…

Price cuts for homes in Core Central Region?

Developers in Singapore have been cutting prices for some city fringe and suburban projects. Property watchers CNA spoke to say price cuts are likely to be done in a “very limited way” in the city area despite a…

Far East Orchard Group CEO Lucas Chow to retire

Far East Orchard will soon have a new man at the helm. The property firm announced on Wed that Group CEO and MD Lucas Chow will retire on Sept 1, 2014. Mr Chow, who is 61 years old,…

New supply could push up vacancy rates for office space market in 2016

Property consultants on Wed said the office space market in Singapore could see a slight moderation in 2016, when some 4 million sqft of new supply come onstream. New office buildings are already taking a longer time to…

Jem’s sprinklers come on, flooding shops

There were indoor showers at the Jem mall in Jurong yesterday, when some sprinklers came on unexpectedly, damaging goods and forcing some tenants to shutter for the day to clean up. A large section of the ground floor…

Plans for SAFRA Punggol unveiled at groundbreaking ceremony

The details of the sixth and newest SAFRA club in Punggol were revealed today. Slated for completion in early 2016, the five-storey complex, which will cost S$57.3 million to build, will house a myriad of F&B outlets, recreational…

New LRT trains, platforms to ease crowding: LTA

The first of 13 new train-cars for the Bukit Panjang LRT System has arrived in Singapore, while the remaining will arrive over the next few months, LTA said today. The new train cars, which will progressively go into…

Food venues surprised by strong turnouts for World Cup screenings

The number of subscriptions so far to SingTel’s corporate package for the ongoing World Cup may not be as many compared with the previous edition of the tournament in 2010, but food establishments that have signed up have…

Info on KPE closures in place

We refer to Mr Gurmit Singh Kullar’s letter, “Give better warnings about KPE closures” (June 5). As part of efforts to upkeep the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnel, LTA will need to close stretches of the tunnel at…

Changi Airport named Asia’s best for cargo for 28th year

Changi Airport has been named the Best Airport in Asia for the 28th consecutive year by the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). The results were determined through voting by readers of freight and logistics publication Cargonews…

Government releases 15 industrial land sites for sale

MTI on Wed announced the launch of nine confirmed list and 6 reserve list sites with a total area of 18.87ha under the second half of the IGLS Programme. Six of the nine confirmed list sites are in…

New Punggol West LRT system to run next Sun

Residents in Punggol West can look forward to stepping onboard the new Punggol West LRT system next Sun, according to SBS Transit. The transport operator said three stations Nibong, Sumang and Soo Teck will start ferrying commuters at…

Firms struggle to reinvent marketing as DNC kicks in

While consumers have been celebrating the end of spam SMSes and pesky phone calls since the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry kicked in five months ago, some businesses are struggling to reinvent the way they market their products…

Zouk may shut by year end

The founder of Zouk, Mr Lincoln Cheng, says he is tired of getting short lease extensions for the popular dance club’s Jiak Kim Street site. If he does not get a three-year extension he is now requesting, he…

7 things you may not have known about Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens has again been ranked the number one park in Asia in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for attractions. This is actually the second year in a row that the 74ha park has been ranked as…

Ask property agent for data on rental calculation

Mr Douglas Chow Tuck Kheong asked for details behind the methodologies used in the Rental X-Value (“Share more details about online property rental tool”; last Wed). SRX employs multi-variate regression techniques and real-time, unit-level rental information from over…

Wish list for Holland Village

Having lived in the Holland Village vicinity since the mid-70s, I would like to share my “wish list” to meet the residents’ needs and build on the existing ambience of this unique location. Many have articulated the need…

Bukit Panjang LRT disruption: Service resumes between Choa Chu Kang and Keat Hong

I was surprised to find out recently that commuters are unable to receive radio broadcasts in underground MRT stations and tunnels. The reception is also interrupted when the train stops at above-ground stations and on the tracks. In…

Ballrooms are not designed for concerts

I have been to the Compass Ballroom at Resorts World Convention Centre on Sentosa several times to attend concerts. The venue, being a ballroom, is not designed to host concerts. It is more suited for wedding banquets, company…

Central Region share of GLS confirmed list on the rise

After creating jobs closer to homes in the suburbs in recent years, the government is increasingly bringing private homes closer to jobs in the city. In the confirmed list of the GLS Programme for H2 this year, the…

Singapore unveils trials in push to become Smart Nation

Commuters sending data from their smartphones about their journeys while sensors pick up information about their transport choices to help plan routes. Advanced cameras catching people smoking in prohibited zones, optimising the deployment of enforcement personnel. Errant drivers…

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