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Overhead pedestrian bridges to be upgraded

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LTA plans to upgrade all overhead pedestrian bridges and cover them, including those which span expressways. Currently, about 84 per cent of these bridges are sheltered. Pedestrian overhead bridges that have a higher usage and those that are…

Two-year project to survey Bukit Timah reserve’s flora and fauna to start in Mar

Singapore will be conducting a year-long survey of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve’s animals and plants starting from Mar, and the results will be published in Mar 2017. The comprehensive effort is timely as the last time the…

Dig into past at Empress Place uncovers 700-year-old artefacts

The old shoreline of Temasek, stretching from Empress Place to Beach Road, is a treasure trove of 700-year-old artefacts once owned by ancient inhabitants of the island we now know as Singapore. An archaeological dig, the largest since…

Residents pitch in to keep neighbourhood clean

In his letter (“Rope in grassroots leaders to educate on cleanliness”; Feb 4), Mr Raymond Anthony Fernando highlighted that everyone should do his part as active citizens to keep Singapore clean and green. I agree with him. Although…

World War II war relic found on NTU premises removed by SAF

A war relic was found along Jalan Bahar on Fri and was safely removed by SAF. According to ST, police confirmed on Sat that it received a call at 10.34am on Friday and it was removed by officers…

New Windsor Nature Park to open at Upper Thomson in 2016: NParks

The 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park at Upper Thomson will be ready by end 2016, with works for the site expected to start by the middle of this year, NParks said today. The area is currently a forested plot…

Liak Teng Lit: 5 million people, 70,000 cleaners…that’s ridiculous!

PM Lee Hsien Loong ticked off Singaporeans earlier this month over the trash left after the Laneway music festival. Cue Mr Liak Teng Lit, 61, chairman of the Public Hygiene Council, which leads the Keep Singapore Clean Movement.…

460 appeals to delay BTO flat key collection in past 5 years

Of the 113,000 new HDB flat bookings made since 2010, 9 per cent of them, or 10,000 applicants, had failed to complete the purchase as of Jan 31 this year, while 460 appeals were made between 2010 and…

Unanimous support in House for tougher standards on TCs

The two-day debate in Parliament on the accounting lapses by AHPETC ended yesterday the same way as it began, with fireworks and trading of barbs. Nevertheless, there was unanimous support from all the 85 MPs present including all…

UOB posts 1.7% profit rise on strong loan growth

UOB, the smallest of Singapore’s three lenders, yesterday reported a 1.7 per cent rise in fourth-quarter net profit, following rivals DBS Group and OCBC in riding on strong loan growth, but it likewise had to make more provisions…

Gains of public office not plunder for the victors

Political parties may come and go with each election, but the administrative staff of town councils should remain, employed on a permanent basis like civil servants in the Government, with all the support equipment and offices in place.…

Transforming CapitaLand

Lim Ming Yan is in his element when he shows you around the life-like architectural scale models of all the Raffles City projects that CapitaLand has developed, which dominate the lobby of the company’s offices on the 30th…

Contractor’s cashflow woes may hit work on MRT

Work at two Circle Line MRT stations could be headed for a slowdown as suppliers pulled credit terms from listed civil engineering contractor Swee Hong Ltd over delayed payments. And in a move that would turn up the…

MacPherson flats hot among BTO applicants

Among the 3,995 flats on offer in this month’s BTO exercise, those in the MacPherson Spring project are likely to be hottest, said experts. This is because the project is located in Geylang, a mature town, and is…

Pot of gold at the end of the rail line

Imagine a mode of transport that almost halves the current fastest door-to- door travel time between Singapore and KL. That is the exciting prospect offered by the KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, where instead of 4.2 hours by…

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