Daily Archives: July 26, 2014 (9 Articles Found)

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Robust demand for BTO flats from second-time buyers, singles

The latest BTO exercise which closed at midnight yesterday continued to draw strong demand from second-time buyers and singles. As of 5pm yesterday, there were 13,169 applicants for the 3,841 units on sale, including studio apartments, in six…

Stickers give a hand to those who need seats, lifts

Public transport operator SMRT is giving a hand to commuters who would happily give up their seats to those in need of a rest, but are unable to tell who needs help. Care stickers will be made available…

Fewer private home launches expected during Hungry Ghost Month

The Hungry Ghost Month begins on Sun and observers say the private residential market will likely see fewer launches during that period compared to previous years, in light of current weak buying sentiments. However, they also say some…

Offering perks to children living with their parents should not be encouraged

It is not wrong for the Government to offer incentives for parents to move out of mature estates to live closer to their children in newer towns (“Parents may get carrot to join kids in newer towns”; July…

Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof

Come 2017, residents in Bedok can look forward to a one-stop centre that will house facilities for healthcare, community activities and sports. The new Bedok Integrated Complex will not just offer different facilities, but also integrated programmes for…

Memories of Queenstown library preserved for future generations

Many will be pleased that Queenstown Public Library will be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations (“Happily ever after for Queenstown library”; yesterday). This humble-looking, two-storey building located along Margaret Drive offered many hours of educational entertainment…

Tweak criteria for dogs in HDB flats

HDB permits only certain breeds of dogs to be kept as pets in flats. I was disappointed to find that the golden retriever and labrador retriever are not on the approved list. The dog’s temperament, and not its…

OCBC opens SME branch in Bukit Batok

OCBC Bank moved closer to local SMEs, with the opening of a new business banking centre (BBC) in Bukit Batok on Thurs. The new centre grants OCBC greater presence in the west of Singapore. Of the 1,700 SMEs…

All stakeholders have role in keeping Singapore clean

We are fully committed to ensuring that Singapore remains a clean, green and beautiful city. We agree with Dr Seto Hann Hoi (“Anti-littering drive: Get institutions on board”; Thurs) that this requires the concerted effort of all stakeholders,…

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