Daily Archives: December 27, 2014 (14 Articles Found)

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How to get upper-floor residents to cooperate

It is imperative that HDB be authorised to enter flats where ceiling repair work needs to be done (“HDB should have access to flats for ceiling repairs: Khaw”; Tues). Currently, it may take months for the HDB to…

High-rise living, heightened consideration

It surely is astonishing that HDB should be compelled to turn to legislation to deal with recalcitrant residents who refuse it entry to carry out repairs of ceiling leaks. The problem involves some upper-floor residents who find all…

Bukit Batok rat infestation: MP calls for more public education on dog feeding

MP Lim Biow Chuan today weighed in on the rat problem at Bukit Batok. He said many do not understand that stray dogs may not finish the food left for them, allowing rats and other pests to flourish.…

Singapore’s largest warehouse retail mall opens in Jurong East

A new megastore in the West is set to provide shoppers with a one-stop destination for lifestyle products and services that range from groceries to clothing and furniture. The mall’s approximately 400,000 sqft retail space is spread across…

Animal lovers want stricter rules for pet cafes

Animal rights activists are calling for more specific laws and stricter enforcement to ensure the welfare of animals in pet cafes. One example is stipulating the maximum number of hours the animals interact with cafe patrons. There must…

Katong condo – Marine Blue expected to launch next month

Marine Blue is expected to launch in Jan 2015 after it was opened for preview from 29 Nov to 14 Dec 2014, according to a recent report by Square Foot Research. The launch price of Marine Blue is…

Dark side of short-term home rentals

Why is URA upsetting home owners by reviewing laws governing short-term home rentals (“URA to seek feedback on short-term home rentals”; Dec 17)? Some criminals bring in foreign sex workers, mainly women, and prefer to house them in…

Set clear guidelines on settling neighbours’ spats

Empowering the HDB to enter a flat so that repairs on ceiling leaks can be carried out is a positive move that can prevent disputes between neighbours from getting worse (“HDB should have access to flats for ceiling…

Offer loans for repairs involving fittings, fixtures

HDB bears half of the repair costs of ceiling leakages and spalling concrete, with the other half shared equally by the upper- and lower-floor flat owners (“HDB should have access to flats for ceiling repairs: Khaw”; Tues). If…

SPCA: Show tolerance to community animals

I refer to the letters by Dr George Wong Seow Choon (“Concerted effort needed to tackle rat problem”; Mon) and Ms Dipa Swaminathan (“Dog feeders just showing they care”; Mon). SPCA is heartened to note the genuine care…

Commuters distressed and kept in the dark

On Tues morning, I was on a Circle Line train heading towards one-north station when there was a loud bang and a violent thud that sent vibrations throughout the cabin. Soon after that, the lights went out and…

Never too young to learn about recycling

By teaching children from a young age to be environmentally aware, we are building lifelong habits that could make a dramatic difference to the future of the earth. Parents need to tell their children about the impact of…

Show love for Singapore with deeds

Hats off to Professor Kishore Mahbubani for suggesting three practical ways – litter not, laugh a lot and live the pledge – for Singaporeans to show their love for the country (“The final Big Idea: Love Singapore”; Dec…

Rat issue: Pest controllers monitoring area with 20 infrared cameras

The heat is on for the Bukit Batok rats which survived the earlier poison and traps. Pest controllers are monitoring the area near the Bukit Batok MRT station with 20 infrared cameras after starting Stage 2 of operations…

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