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Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall holds open house these weekends

The historic doors of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall were re-opened to the public on Sat. The open house, which runs until Sun, includes free guided tours and special performances by arts groups. Visitors can experience improved…

HDB releases 3,841 flats in latest BTO exercise

HDB has launched 3,841 new flats in six projects across various locations on Sat. They are in Punggol, Sembawang, Woodlands, Yishun and the mature town of Toa Payoh. This is the fourth BTO exercise this year. One of…

A S$500,000 fund launched to raise awareness of Singapore’s maritime heritage

A S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund was launched on Sat by MPA and NHB. The money will support initiatives to raise awareness of Singapore’s maritime heritage, including walks, multi-media productions and exhibitions. Our maritime heritage has left an indelible…

Spring Grove condo owner of the freehold title is the United States government

A lacklustre property market is not deterring residents of Spring Grove condominium in upscale Grange Road from making an attempt at a collective sale with a record $1.39 billion price tag. If successful, it would become the largest…

NEA to continue stepping up enforcement against litterbugs

NEA will continue to step up enforcement against litterbugs, but it is hoped this will ease once the anti-littering message is ingrained. MEWR Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said that after an event to clean up the Bedok South…

New family service centre officially opens in Woodlands

A new family service centre has been set up in Woodlands, to support residents living in rental blocks at Champions Way. The centre run by Fei Yue Community Services was officially opened on Sat morning. Since the centre…

MP calls for stiffer penalties for mosquito breeding

Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad has called for heavier penalties for construction companies found to have mosquitoes breeding at their sites after one apparently sparked a dengue outbreak in his Keat Hong ward. China Jingye Engineering,…

Bukit Gombak new community club to have eco-friendly features

Some 45,000 residents in Bukit Gombak can soon look forward to a new community club (CC) with eco-friendly features such as a vertical green wall, a community spice garden and irrigation with recycled rainwater. It will be a…

New lab to test, develop solar panels

Against growing global demand for solar energy, SERIS has opened a new facility to develop and test new solar panels under one roof. The S$6 million facility, described by SERIS — which is part of NUS — as…

Artefacts from Bukit Brown graves go on display

More than 2,000 artefacts have been unearthed from Bukit Brown Cemetery since last year and a selection of these will go on display from today. The items were retrieved from the more than 3,000 graves that have been…

Carrot-and-stick way to curb littering

The Public Hygiene Council should also target foreigners in its bid to keep our environment clean (“Counting on S’poreans to keep environment clean”, Wed). Don’t foreigners, many of whom come from places where littering is common, make up…

Take public feedback seriously on littering

One possible reason for the worsening littering problem is that government agencies are not taking public feedback seriously. When I submit feedback on littering, it is usually handled by junior officers who do not carry out follow-ups effectively.…

More failing to repay mortgages on time. Experts cite slightly higher jobless rate and property market correction

More private home owners are not making their mortgage payments on time, figures from the Credit Bureau of Singapore show. The number of borrowers with delinquent mortgages accounts that have not been paid for more than 30 days…

Public housing to boost potential of area near King George’s Avenue

The mature estate near King George’s Ave in Jalan Besar will get a new lease of life now that a plot of land there has been earmarked for public housing, consultants said. They added that although resale activity…

Adopt proactive approach to tackling littering scourge

It is heartening to know that more is being done to keep Singapore clean and green (“Contest to snap Singapore’s dirtiest places bares it all”; Wed). According to Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit, Singapore’s cleanliness persists…

When other measures don’t work…

I agree with PM Lee that people are getting blase about littering. Over the last 50 years, we have had anti-littering campaigns with severe penalties for offenders. These worked initially but, unfortunately, we now see a recurrence of…

What is behind the trend of super tall skyscrapers flourishing in Asia?

A CBRE report noted that China is dominating the scene for super tall skyscrapers (buildings of more than 300m) and that a potential oversupply could loom. It said Asia is now home to 55 per cent of the total number…

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