Daily Archives: February 17, 2015 (24 Articles Found)

Archives
  • Daily Archives

  •   17
    M T W T F S S
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    232425262728  
    APPLY

Downtown Line to open Bukit Panjang to Rochor stations in Q1 next year

The second phase of the Downtown Line (DTL), which runs from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, looks set to open as scheduled in the first quarter of next year. This will come after the main train stabling and maintenance…

National Solidarity Party calls on Government to de-politicise town councils

NSP has called on the Government to de-politicise the town council to spare residents the “vagaries of a political change”. The opposition party said on Tues that “if the management of town councils continues to be politically charged,…

Construction set to begin on Northpoint City

Construction work on Northpoint City in Nee Soon, the largest integrated development in Singapore’s northern region, will commence on 15 Apr. Developer Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) said the main contract for construction was awarded to local contractor Lum…

KSH wins contract to build Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Singapore property and construction group KSH Holdings announced Mon that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kim Seng Heng Engineering Construction, has won a S$78.2 million contract for the construction of the proposed 11-storey Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre at Shenton Way.…

Eye on Katong: Rich in heritage and more

Nestled in District 15, Katong is known for many things, namely its rich Peranakan and Eurasian history as many members of both communities called Katong home from the early 20th century. Places which have strong Peranakan ties include…

Relaunches expected in 2015 to push unsold units

Data from URA showed sales of private homes dropped almost 35 percent this month from Jan 2014, despite recording a month-on-month increase of 62 percent. With many units left unsold from prior launches, OrangeTee Research & Consultancy predicts…

5 most popular condos in January

Sales of new private homes shot up 62 percent month-on-month to 372 units in Jan 2015, revealed data from URA. Only two new private condominium projects were launched in the month Symphony Suites and Marine Blue, which contributed…

Singapore becomes water treatment hub

Water treatment technology has become a strong pillar of Singapore’s industry. Singapore used to heavily rely on imported water from Malaysia. It began working 15 years ago to become self-sufficient in the resource. Today, the country has a…

Train fault on EWL causes delay, crowds

A commuter crowd was seen at Jurong East MRT Station on Tues afternoon, after a train fault at that station disrupted train services for close to 30 min from Lakeside to Clementi. SMRT said at 11.40am that services…

Changi Airport celebrates SG50 with massive topiary display and various events

A 6m-high and 12m-wide larger-than-life topiary of the Singapore map at the Changi Airport was created using more than 700 plants and multiple lights. The topiary has another 1,000 plants and flowers at its base, adorned by a…

Five more MOE kindergartens to open next year, bringing total to 15

MOE will open five more kindergartens in heartland neighbourhoods next year. Four will be sited within primary schools in Northoaks Primary in Sembawang, Riverside Primary in Woodlands, Springdale Primary in Sengkang, and Westwood Primary in Jurong West. The…

Leng Beng sees high-end market recovery in 1-2 years

City Developments (CDL) executive chairman Kwek Leng Beng sees light at the end of the tunnel for Singapore’s high-end residential market. “I believe the high-end should turn around within a short period of one, two years; it should…

Mining tycoon selling Swettenham Rd Good Class Bungalow

Indonesian mining tycoon Low Tuck Kwong is said to be the party selling a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) along Swettenham Road for S$23.52 million. This translates into S$1,543 psf based on the freehold land area of 15,239.53 sqft.…

More than 70 per cent in favour of temporary home rentals in Singapore: Airbnb poll

Even as the authorities in Singapore review short-term rental rules for private homes through a public consultation, home-sharing portal Airbnb has conducted its own poll to gather opinions on the issue. The survey, which polled 600 of the…

Children chased out of Bingo pre-school in Kallang due to property dispute

More than 20 children, between the ages of 18 months and six, were chased out of their pre-school on Feb 11. Evening daily Shin Min reported on Mon that the children and four teachers were chased out by…

Workers’ Party town council will focus on getting 2013 accounts audited

The immediate priority of WP town council is to get its accounts audited and submitted to MND, said its chairman Sylvia Lim on Mon. AHPETC would try to do so by the June 30 deadline, she added. Ms…

Educating cleaners on recycling: NEA replies

We thank Mr Lee Yong Se for his feedback (“Cleaners the weak link in recycling efforts”; last Thurs). We agree with Mr Lee that recyclables deposited in recycling bins should be separately collected and sent for recycling instead…

CDL boasts record results following Sentosa Cove deal

City Developments (CDL), Singapore’s second-largest listed developer, yesterday reported its best quarterly net profit and highest full-year revenue since the company’s inception in 1963, with the stellar performance boosted by a unique financing deal over its Sentosa Cove…

No easy solution to short-term rental risks

While Mr Wong Shih Shen’s comments may make sense in many instances (“Look at big picture, work towards mitigating risk”; last Fri), the sad fact is that there is no one solution to the concerns of safety, security,…

Ensure pipe diversion work is done properly

Any form of water contamination may affect Changi Airport’s image (“No more brown water from T3 taps”; Jan 31). Changi Airport Group (CAG) should not take this incident lightly, and should conduct a thorough inquiry on the causes…

Establish ombudsman to keep an eye on town councils

There is prima facie evidence of poor governance and a lack of transparency and contingency planning on the part of WP (AHPETC). Whether it was an inherited problem or created by other administrative difficulties, it is pointless to…

Private sector construction demand down 10% in 2014 on back of weak property market

Construction demand from the private sector moderated to $19 billion in 2014, down 10% from $21 billion in 2013. Data from MTI showed that the moderation was due to a fall in construction demand for residential developments as…

Number of unsold Executive Condos spike 11% to over 2,200 units in January

ECs used to dominate new home sales, but that golden era seems to be drawing to a slow and painful close. Data from URA show that 184 EC units were sold out of 378 new launches in Jan.…

Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong unveiled as Asia’s most sustainable cities

Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong are among the world’s 10 most environmentally and economically sustainable cities. The cities came in 10th, 7th and 8th respectively, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index released on Mon, by Dutch…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google