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Jurong Town Council: Limits on home CCTV coverage

Jurong Town Council’s stand has all along been that any approved installation of CCTV cameras should be positioned within the flat and cover the space immediately outside the main door (“Clarify types of home security cameras allowed” by…

NEA replies: Mosquito control

We agree with Dr Ong Siew Chey (“Review mosquito control methods”; Thurs). Dr Ong’s key point is that stagnant water is a danger, even if no mosquito breeding is detected yet. Hence our efforts should focus on eliminating…

Security important for smart nation

We thank Mr Christopher Lin for his comments (“Fragility of a ‘smart’ nation”; Tues). Singapore has the opportunity to be the world’s first “smart” nation, one that will improve the quality of urban life for individuals and businesses…

Let loans be settled before transferring CPF money

I foresee myself being in the same boat as Mr David Lee Wing Choy in a few years’ time, when funds in my CPF OA and SA are transferred to the Retirement Account (RA) at age 55 (“CPF…

Fail to pay tax despite reminder? Bank can step in

Singapore’s taxman and DBS Bank yesterday gave an explanation for a retiree’s claim that her bank account was hacked into when she forgot to pay her property tax. Iras said that when a person fails to pay property…

Jackspeed Corp sells Loyang factory for $6.5m

Jackspeed Corporation is selling its leasehold factory in Loyang Drive for S$6.5 million under its ongoing efforts to redeploy capital more efficiently. The leather and car accessories distributor signed an OTP agreement with buyer Tan Soon Huah Gas…

Adopt a 4th dog if you can, says AVA

If you have three dogs and live in a private home, you can now consider adopting a fourth dog — at a much lower licensing fee — announced Minister of State for National Development, Mr Desmond Lee, today.…

Over 30,000 get sneak preview into Sports Hub

More than 30,000 people got a sneak preview of the Singapore Sports Hub’s facilities at the second day of its open house on today. The new 55,000-seater National Stadium is the centrepiece of the Sports Hub. Even though…

Lau Pa Sat to reopen on Monday after eight months renovation

Those who work in Shenton Way can head back to an old haunt for lunch on Mon. The Lau Pa Sat Festival Market will reopen after a S$4 million renovation. It was closed for eight months for renovation…

More migrant workers going to recreation centres at Soon Lee Road

More migrant workers have flocked to a recreation centre at Soon Lee Road in the last six months as an alternative to enclaves like Little India and Geylang. The Singapore Contractors Association which runs the centre noted a…

Irresponsible shoppers have been dumping trolleys in public after they have used them. To discourage such irresponsible acts, NEA could consider trolley dumping as littering in public areas. “No Littering” signs could be put up at the most…

Dip in private home market ‘to continue’

The half-time scorecard for private property sales will be out next week, with most in the industry bracing for a downbeat set of numbers that few expect will get any better as the year progresses. The first-quarter slowdown…

Wowed by green walls. With less floor space to work with, home owners have taken to using their walls to house plants, sparking a rising trend in living green walls

Homes may have grown smaller but that has not stopped people from seeking ways to add greenery to their dwellings. With less floor space to work with, home owners have taken to using their walls to house plants,…

S’pore-JB rail to up Woodlands’ appeal

The future construction of a rail terminal in Woodlands has put the estate on track for brighter property prospects. A station for the Rapid Transit System (RTS), which will link Singapore to JB Sentral in Johor Baru, will…

City Gate developers mum about pricing

World Class Land, a unit of listed Aspial Corporation, and Fragrance Group will today open the doors to their City Gate project’s showflat at its Keypoint site on Beach Road. The 30-storey, 99-year leasehold project will include 311…

Hari Raya light-up begins

Geylang Serai was filled with festivities and colour last night for the launch of the annual Hari Raya Light-Up. Hundreds of residents gathered on the field in Engku Aman Road to join in a countdown and cheer as…

Developers’ shares shine but analysts urge caution

Property developers’ shares have staged an impressive rebound in recent months but analysts remain cautious at best on their outlook. The FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, a 17-member gauge that includes big names like CapitaLand,…

TDSR one year on: Unsold units at two-year high

After multiple rounds of cooling measures since 2009 aimed at reining in the housing market, it was a loan curb called TDSR framework that appears to have been the most effective in slowing down runaway private home prices…

Sentosa condo owners feel the blues as two in five units have been resold at a loss in the past year

About two in five Sentosa condominium units have resold at a loss in the past year, symptomatic of the plight of luxury homes here, as financing restrictions put off buyers, industry watchers say. Since May last year, 31…

A smoother expressway experience for all with ramp metering

The Bus Service Enhancement Programme and recent enhancements to bus priority measures are valuable additions to our public bus system. However, a missing link remains. Without concerted measures to ensure buses have a comparative advantage when entering and…

Loud music at swimming complex a threat to safety

I do not know why the music at Woodlands Swimming Complex is so loud during the mornings when I swim my laps. Not only is it very distracting, the loud music could also potentially block out someone’s cries…

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