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Office rents higher despite lower occupancy rate

CBD buildings light up for SG50

Five buildings on the city skyline around Marina Bay will feature a synchronised themed lighting in Singapore’s national colours tonight. As part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations to usher in Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015, the…

New season parking scheme for motorcyclists introduced

From tomorrow, motorcyclists will be able to purchase a Concessionary Season Parking Ticket for motorcycles (CSPT), which allows short-term parking at motorcycle lots in HDB and URA car parks island-wide for a monthly fee. The CSPT introduced by…

War relic found in Geylang

A war relic was found in Geylang on Wed. Police said they received a call at about 11.05am, asking for assistance along Geylang Lorong 12. When they arrived at the location, it was established that a war relic…

Knight Frank: Singapore prime office rent forecast to rise 5-7% in 2015

Prime office rent in the Republic is expected to rise by 5 to 7 per cent in 2015, helped by the lack of new office space in the next two years, Knight Frank said on Wed. Knight Frank…

Slimming specialist forks out $32m for 4-storey industrial building

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An ageing four-storey freehold industrial building at 243 Alexandra Road, next to the Kwan Yam Theng Buddhist Temple, has changed hands for the third time in four years. In the latest transaction, home-grown slimming specialist Bottomslim New York…

Office rents higher despite lower occupancy rate

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Office rents have risen in the fourth quarter of this year despite a fall in occupancy rate, driven higher by expectations of even greater rent rises next year, a new report has found. DTZ Research noted that net…

Khaw: 6 in 10 HDB flat owners continue to live in their first flats

First homes have proven enduring for the majority of Singaporeans, as six in 10 HDB flat owners today still live in their first flats. MND Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared this figure on Wed, which he described as…

Sengkang EC tender closing postponed

HDB has postponed the tender closing for an EC development site in Anchorvale Crescent in the Sengkang East location to allow potential bidders time to study an additional requirement set by LTA for the provision of sheltered bicycle…

Legal help among new services at clubhouses for foreign maids

Legal counselling is among the latest services offered at a clubhouse for foreign domestic workers which opened this May. The clubhouse, which is run by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (Fast), started its…

More efforts needed to fulfil Smart Nation vision

As the Republic strides into its 50th year of independence and beyond, the Smart Nation initiative announced this year may potentially have the greatest impact on citizens, compared with any large-scale government programme to date, and transform the…

Ang Mo Kio to get 2.6km-long path for cyclists, pedestrians

A comprehensive blueprint to transform Ang Mo Kio into the model town for being bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly with a focus on coaxing different groups of road users to co-exist in peace has been released. Preliminary ideas include narrowing…

Lower private home prices may lure buyers back

After a year-long pull-back in buying activity that caused private home sales volume to plunge and prices to dip, property analysts told TODAY buyers are set to return to the market in greater numbers next year. Private home…

Boss, they’ve shrunk the land

The Government has cut the total volume and individual lot sizes of industrial sites that will be made available under its land sales programme for the next six months, a move analysts say is a continuous effort to…

First flat, first home, lasting memories

Naturally, we attach strong feelings to our first: our first date, our first kiss, our first job, our first child etc. Our first experience lingers on and evokes strong nostalgia. They often make lasting memories.vAmong the many firsts,…

Hotels, F&B outlets encouraged to adopt Wireless@SG

Mr Heng Cho Choon shared his perspectives on Wi-Fi access and payphone usage in Singapore (“Why no free Net access in all S’pore hotels?”, Nov 27). An increasing number of hotels, F&B outlets and retail malls in Singapore…

Why should HDB be burdened with ceiling repair costs?

About 40 years ago, when I was living in a three-room flat in Queenstown, I had to get my upstairs neighbour to cooperate when his waste-water pipe was exposed on my toilet ceiling. Back then, the HDB was…

Circle Line train incident: SMRT explains cause and steps taken

Miss Melissa Lim Ya Hui referred to an incident aboard a Circle Line train that stalled between Buona Vista and one-north stations on Dec 23 (“Commuters distressed and kept in the dark”; last Sat). We apologise to her…

Newer HDB blocks look the same

Older HDB blks, such as those in Bishan, Pasir Ris and Yishun, have beautiful architectural features that give different precincts distinct identities. In the course of ramping up the construction of BTO flats, however, the HDB has produced…

New bicycle path demolished before being open to public

I was looking forward to using a newly constructed bicycle path along Yishun Central, opposite Northpoint Shopping Centre, but it was demolished even before it was open for public use. As far as I can tell, this was…

Soilbuild awarded $128m HDB contract for building works in Sembawang

Soilbuild Construction Group has been awarded a $128 million contract by HDB for building works in Sembawang, the firm said on Wed. The contract comprises the construction of six blks of 16-storey and 17-storey residential buildings with a…

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