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Capitol Theatre to re-open: 10 things about the new Capitol Singapore

The historic Capitol Theatre is finally re-opening on May 19, when Singapura: The Musical, a lavish take on 10 pivotal years of local history will be the opening act. It is 17 years after it welcomed its last…

Terminus of Singapore-KL HSR at Jurong Country Club site: 5 facts about the club

The terminus of the future Singapore-KL high-speed rail (HSR) will be located at the current Jurong Country Club site, it was announced on Mon. SLA has gazetted the acquisition of the 67ha plot and the club will be…

Retail rental market operates without much Government interference: MTI

The Government, as a general principle, allows the market to operate without having to prescribe how landlords and tenants structure their leases, said MTI Minister Lim Hng Kiang. Stepping in would lead to inefficient outcomes and make all…

Govt not adopting diesel hybrid buses on large scale for now: Lui

The Government has decided not to adopt diesel hybrid buses on a large scale for now, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. This is in view of the significantly higher cost and its unproven reliability in the local…

SMRT strengthened perimeter fencing between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak stations

A man who allegedly intruded onto the MRT tracks of the North-South Line was charged in court on Apr 28. The incident, which disrupted MRT services, took place near the Choa Chu Kang MRT station on Feb 27.…

Outlook for Singapore’s residential property market remains muted: Frasers Centrepoint

The outlook for Singapore’s residential property market remains subdued, although there still are opportunities for well-placed and well-priced developments, according to mainboard-listed Frasers Centrepoint. “Projects with good locations and pricing continue to have the ability to attract buyers.…

More than 2,000 households booked subsidised BTO flats from 2012-2014: Khaw Boon Wan

Between 2012 and 2014, 2,051 Singaporean households purchased BTO flats with subsidies, said MND Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Mon. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, Mr Khaw said 47 households booked two-room BTO flats for…

Fewer residential properties sold for more than S$1.5m last year: MND

The number of residential properties sold for more than S$1.5 million in 2014 dropped by 42.4 per cent from the previous year, but they fetched higher prices on average, according to MND. A total of 4,153 residential units…

More than 20 incidents involving drones since Apr 2014: Lui

There have been more than 20 reported incidents involving unmanned aircraft, or drones, since Apr last year, though no injury or damage to property has been cited so far. Of these, two involved the unmanned aircraft falling on…

Unmanned aircraft should be banned in residential estates: MP Gan Thiam Poh

MP Gan Thiam Poh has requested that Unmanned Aircraft (UA) be prohibited in HDB estates to ensure privacy for residents. He said this in a parliamentary speech on Mon, even as he supported the Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety…

Land occupied by Jurong Country Club will be terminus site for Singapore-KL HSR

The Singapore-KL high-speed rail (HSR) terminus will be located at the current site of Jurong Country Club in Jurong East, announced the Government on Mon. The site, a 1.02 million sqft plot of land sandwiched between Jurong Town…

Thumbs-up for shared worship spaces

A proposal to build multi-storey, multi-user places of worship could benefit hundreds of religious organisations, by cutting down on costs and allowing small temples and churches to get a place of their own, said several leaders of the…

Not so “private” private housing in Singapore… a new trend?

Last Dec, Singapore’s largest private residential development, d’Leedon by CapitaLand, obtained its TOP. With 1,715 residential units and impressive amenities spread over approximately 850,000 sqft of land, the developer executed a large-scale event highlighted by laser shows and…

Not so “private” private housing in Singapore… a new trend?

Last Dec, Singapore’s largest private residential development, d’Leedon by CapitaLand, obtained its TOP. With 1,715 residential units and impressive amenities spread over approximately 850,000 sqft of land, the developer executed a large-scale event highlighted by laser shows and…

National Stadium pitch will be ready for 28th SEA Games: Lawrence Wong

The National Stadium pitch which has been covered for weeks to hold rehearsals in preparation for the June 5 opening ceremony of the 28th SEA Games will be ready to host the track and field events that will…

Plans under way for more ferry services between Johor, Singapore

It is a route less taken by Singaporeans travelling to Malaysia’s southernmost state. And there are only two places where passenger boats go from the Republic to Johor and back: From Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Point Ferry…

Have SMS alerts when public pools are closed

I refer to the letters “Relook lightning risk protocol at public swimming pools” (Apr 22) and “Pool closures: Protocol should not cloud common sense” (Apr 23), about the regular closure of public swimming pools due to lightning alerts.…

Singapore-KL HSR: A game-changer but how much will tickets cost?

CAAS figures show that an average of 7,500 people left Singapore for Malaysia daily by air last year, of which, say experts, about 6,000 were headed to KL. NUS transport expert Lee Der Horng said he expects the…

Heritage links chapters in the Singapore Story

I am thrilled and proud to hear that Singapore has its very first museum dedicated to Indian history (“PM Lee hails Indians’ contribution as heritage centre opens”; last Fri). Many people do not know much about the immense…

Features to improve bus rides

It is heartening to know that LTA is looking into improving the bus design (“Designing a better ride on public buses'”; last Fri). Besides improving safety, comfort and the bus interior, perhaps the LTA could also consider having…

Feeling the heat on MRT trains

On sunny days, commuters often feel rather warm inside MRT trains. This situation happens especially when the trains are travelling above ground. The many windows on the trains allow sunlight to relentlessly penetrate through the glazing. Heat is…

Bollards one way to deter cyclists

Although some cycling tracks have been built or modified to go behind bus stops, some cyclists still prefer to ride through them, for the sake of convenience. They think they are skilful enough to negotiate the crowd, and…

Improve taxi queue at airport

When queueing for a taxi at Changi Airport T1, I noticed that whenever a Chrysler cab or limousine arrived, the taxi attendants would spend a lot of time and effort scouting for passengers for these cabs. Interested passengers…

Far East Orchard’s net profit tumbled 75.3% to $3.5m in Q1

Far East Orchard reported that its net profit tumbled 75.3% to $3.5m in the first quarter. The decline was blamed on the weakening of the AUD against the SGD on its Australian investments. The group also recognised net…

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