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Cut stamp duty for second homes, make it easier for Singaporean investors

There are growing calls from almost every quarter of the property market for the Government to remove some of its measures introduced since 2009 to cool the market. Developers fret over unsold units while nervy buyers are cautious…

Sir Stamford Raffles statue and other sculptures along Singapore River to be cleaned next week

Statues along the Singapore River will be undergoing cleaning next Wed and Thurs (Feb 11-12), Singapore Tourism Board said on Tues. The regular spruce-up will include the Sir Stamford Raffles statue, and the sculptures of the People of…

Car catches fire at Lorong Limau, no one injured

A car caught fire at an open-air HDB carpark in Balestier on Tues. Responding to queries, SCDF said it was alerted at 6.30pm to the incident at 76 Lorong Limau. It dispatched a fire engine, a red rhino…

Grille expectations at condos

BCA will send a notice to MCSTs reminding them that home owners should not be stopped from installing grilles to prevent harm to children. This was revealed in a letter sent to ST, in response to several readers…

Rolls-Royce opens customer service centre in Singapore for airlines

Rolls-Royce is expanding its presence in Singapore with the launch of a new customer service centre for its airline customers, the first in a global network of centres. Located in Seletar, the centre will provide operational support to…

NEA to take court action against Hotpot Culture

The Marina Square restaurant where a dead rat was found three weeks ago in one of its dishes will be taken to court for selling food unfit for human consumption, though it was allowed to reopen for business…

Six arrested for trespassing Shaw Towers’ rooftop

Six men, aged between 17 to 21, have been arrested for trespassing on the rooftop of Shaw Towers at 100 Beach Road, police said today. On Jan 30, police received a call at about 7.53pm on the incident.…

Nielsen partners EDB to set up Asia innovation hub in Singapore

Global information company Nielsen on Tues said it has partnered EDB to launch a new Singapore-based innovation hub, the Asia Innovation Centre, which will be a model of its US-based Innovation Lab, a collaboration with Stanford Graduate School…

Buyer-occupiers urged to act on falling S’pore prices

While homebuyers are expected to service higher monthly mortgages on the back of rising interest rates, some consultants believe it is still an opportune time to snap up units amid falling home prices. Colliers Intl deputy MD Grace…

MRT Tuas West Extension to soar above the ground

As early as the first half of next year, commuters will be able to take an MRT train to the western tip of the island and get a panoramic view of Singapore’s industrial heartland along the way. Details…

Help motorists with traffic-light timers

It is excellent that the Government is upgrading its hardware to install digital cameras to catch speedsters and red-light busters (“Beware: Digital speed traps ahead”; last Fri). However, as a motorist, I wonder if more could be done.…

Time to grow up, clean up after ourselves

I agree that it will take a long time, if ever, for Singaporeans to clean up after themselves and throw away litter properly. Singaporeans have this “maid mentality”, thinking that there are paid workers whose job is to…

Firm in columbarium flap insists it was above board

Life Corporation, the parent company of Eternal Pure Land, has defended its conduct in winning the tender for a Fernvale Link site where it had originally planned to build a commercial columbarium. Making its first comments since news…

Shops split and save

It is normal to be confused if you walk past pet groomer Furry Pets in Upper Thomson. For despite what the signboard advertises, the shopfront is chock-full of fresh blooms, terrariums and potted plants. It is not a…

Home investments in the West gone south

Almost all his savings were wiped out. This included money for his family, two schoolgoing children and holiday plans. Mr Kenneth Ng, 43, never imagined himself to be a real estate investor, but after listening to a speaker…

Luxury home prices to slide another 10% this year

The battered luxury residential sector will see further price cuts this year, after slipping by 7.4% for the whole of 2014. According to Colliers Deputy MD Grace Ng, prices of luxury and super luxury apartments may slide by…

Illegal foreign worker dormitories lack fire safety measures

SCDF has issued more Notices of Fire Safety Offence last year as more property owners illegally convert their residential and factory spaces into workers’ dormitories, showed SCDF records. Notably, the notices are issued following enforcement checks by SCDF…

2 in 3 S’poreans want property curbs, but seek relaxation of rules

Two in three Singaporeans want the government to maintain the property cooling measures, but many home buyers hope some curbs will be relaxed, according to a recent consumer sentiment survey by PG. Conducted in Q4 2014, the survey…

Experts: Housing demand unlikely to decline significantly

Some consultants believe the rising interest rates will not significantly affect the ability of homebuyers to service monthly mortgages. “Rising mortgage costs will reduce housing demand but the decline is not expected to be significant,” said Colliers Intl’s…

Lack of auction action

A three-bedroom apartment at Ville Royale was the only property sold out of 16 listings submitted for a public auction conducted by JLL at Amara Hotel last Thurs. The 1,389 sqft first floor unit had been put up…

Take a look at the five most active REITs on the SGX

Thirty-four trusts compete for cash in Singapore’s crowded REIT sector. But these five firms stand out for having the most liquid stocks in the sector. According to SGX, the five most active REITs by turnover over the past…

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