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Experts suggest possible sites within Jurong East for HSR terminus

After PM Lee Hsien Loong announced that Singapore’s High-Speed Rail (HSR) terminus will be located at Jurong East, experts have suggested several possible sites within Jurong East where the HSR terminus could be located. A transport expert suggested…

Singapore-KL high-speed rail terminus will mean many more opportunities for Jurong: Lawrence Wong

Siting the Singapore-KL high-speed rail terminus in Jurong East will open up new opportunities for the Jurong Lake District, said MCCY Minister Lawrence Wong on Tues. “This opens up many more opportunities for the whole area. So once…

Glass side panel on SMRT train shatters, no one injured

A glass panel shattered on an east-bound train near Tanjong Pagar MRT station on Sun. A train passenger, who wanted to be known only as Shah, told Stomp that he heard “a loud noise” when the glass broke.…

Woman injured after falling down Lavender MRT escalator

A woman was injured after tumbling down an escalator at Lavender MRT station on Tues morning. SCDF said they were informed of the incident at about 9am on Tues. A witness, who did not wish to be named,…

Seeking urban solutions that work

The invitation to global entrepreneurs and researchers to use Singapore as a test bed for solutions to urban challenges is a happily ironic commentary on how far the city-state has come in half a century. On independence, it…

MP Indranee spots ‘tea bag’ tree at Bukit Merah View, the work of a litterbug

Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah chanced upon a “tea bag” tree on Mon in Bukit Merah View. She wrote on her FB page that she was taking a walk around the common spaces in the area around…

Ridout bungalow in family row almost sold

A prime good-class bungalow (GCB) that has been caught up in a 10-year-long family dispute is finally close to being sold. The new owner of the 73,277 sqft site at 35 Ridout Road is expected to be revealed…

PUB projects seek to save water, energy

Singapore will work on three projects over the next 2 1/2 years to find out how to better conserve water and energy, and manage rainfall. PUB, which will spearhead the projects, yesterday signed an agreement with French waste…

AHPETC’s defence in trade fair case unconvincing: Judge

The judge who fined WP-run town council for holding a trade fair last year without a permit has set out the full grounds for his decision. District Judge Victor Yeo said in a document released last week that…

Ministry of National Development flags 4 concerns over AHPETC

MND yesterday outlined four areas of concern when urging the High Court to appoint independent accountants to oversee government grants given to a WP-run town council and examine its past payments. The ministry’s main concerns centred on AHPETC’s…

Courts not right venue to settle dispute: WP

The High Court is not the right authority to settle disputes between MND and a town council, lawyers for the WP-run town council said yesterday. This is because the Town Council Act allows the National Development Minister to…

Tampines site awarded to MCC Land

The tender for a residential site at Tampines Ave 10 (Parcel D) which was launched for sale on 17 Mar and subsequently attracted 12 bids has been awarded to MCC Land, revealed URA. The Chinese developer submitted the…

The evolution of Singapore’s road signs

Motorists trying to find the exit on an expressway or the next available U-turn may not realise that the precision of the lettering, size and colour of the road signs has to keep to standard dimensions laid out…

City planners here to learn from S’pore

City leaders and government officials from six countries are in town for a conference on urban development and governance that is drawing on Singapore’s experience in high-density city planning. The event, which began yesterday, involves teams from Cambodia,…

Singapore terminus for high-speed rail will be at Jurong East

The Singapore terminus for the high-speed rail linking Singapore and KL will be sited at Jurong East. This was announced today by PM Lee Hsien Loong following the annual Leaders’ Retreat with Malaysian PM Najib Razak. Mr Lee,…

Singapore becoming more gracious society: Study

Despite a fall in the number of people directly receiving kind acts fell, more believe that Singapore is becoming a more gracious society, an annual study commissioned by the Singapore Kindness Movement shows. The latest Graciousness Index improved…

Independent accountants for AHPETC should be free of ‘apparent bias’

Should the High Court decide that independent accountants should be appointed to safeguard government grants to AHPETC, it should not involve the accounting firm involved in AGO report that found major lapses in the town council’s accounts. AHPETC’s…

New labour chief gives Jurong Island workers a hand

For more than 15 years, workers at Jurong Island’s oil refineries have been frustrated by infrequent shuttle buses. But things will improve when a new bus service starts next month, thanks to new labour chief Chan Chun Sing.…

Turning canals into oases

In 2006, national water agency PUB started a programme to turn Singapore’s drains, canals and reservoirs into recreational areas. PUB has completed 27 projects under its Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters programme. Audrey Tan highlights some of these…

Tekka shopping mecca

Most locals may pass by without a glance, but Tekka Centre is a mecca for people looking for some of Singapore’s most unusual, varied and reasonably-priced produce. Madam Choo Swan Neo, 80, has been visiting the market since…

Making money out of blank spaces

Back in 2003, when all of three Reits were listed on the local exchange, the new man at the helm of Mapletree Investments set out to convince his team at the underperforming property arm of Temasek Holdings that…

Loss-making property transactions on the rise in Singapore

Japanese tycoon Katsumi Tada’s eye-popping $15.8 million loss on a penthouse unit at St Regis Residences may be the largest but several other sellers have also taken hefty losses at the project this year. Three other buyers have…

Rainwater harvesting system implemented

We thank Mr Teo Kok Seah for his feedback (“Recycle rainwater, save the greenery”; last Tues). We share the writer’s view that water conservation is important. Hence, HDB is constantly on the lookout for ways to conserve water…

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