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HDB invites residents for feedback on Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris revamp

HDB is inviting residents of Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris to provide feedback for the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme. In a news release on Fri, HDB said the three towns belong to the third batch to…

Govt agencies turn to drones to boost their operations

Drones could soon be buzzing about more here, as government agencies start tapping unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for various projects. MPA, for instance, is working with local engineering firm Hope Technik to develop a Water Spider drone to…

Volunteer bike patrols help keep expanding Clementi safe

Driven by passion and commitment, 20 volunteer police officers have been helping to patrol the streets of Clementi since last month. They move around the neighbourhood on bicycles and on foot, clad in white polo tees and dark…

CDL first among developers to adopt integrated reporting

City Developments (CDL) has become the first property developer in Singapore to adopt an Integrated Reporting (IR) approach for its latest sustainability report. IR is said to be a more meaningful and all-rounded approach to corporate reporting. It…

Wall cracks in Punggol flats ‘do not affect structural integrity’: HDB

The cracks found in some new flats in Punggol do not affect the structural integrity of the building, HDB said on Thurs. It was responding to media queries about wall cracks in the Waterway Banks BTO development. Some…

Training for Sim Lim Square retailers to help them interact better with customers

Sim Lim Square business owners and their staff will soon be able to turn to training to help them interact better with customers. As part of Sim Lim Square’s new accreditation programme to recognise reliable stores at the…

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit to redevelop Tuas properties for $41.7 million

Mainboard-listed AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit (AA Reit) announced on Fri a $41.7 million redevelopment plan for 30 and 32 Tuas West Road, which will increase the asset’s value by four times. The redevelopment will transform the existing…

Home buyers need more protection

I can relate to Trivelis residents as I am in the same plight. I collected the keys to my unit at an EC, which is facing issues such as water seepage and ponding, among others. It is inconceivable…

Get to the root of what shoppers want

It seems that there is a glut of shopping malls (“New mall in prime location, but no shoppers”; Mon). Shopping malls have sprung up rapidly in recent years in every nook and corner of our small city-state, resulting…

Accor to open first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore

Accor will this year open its first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore, called ibis Styles Singapore, where the former Hotel Windsor used to stand at the corner of MacPherson and Aljunied Roads. ibis Styles is one of Accor’s…

Sodexo opens regional headquarters in Singapore at Fusionopolis

Multinational catering and facilities management giant, Sodexo, officially opened its regional headquarters in Singapore on Fri, as part of its expansion plans in Asia Pacific. Located at Fusionopolis, the new office will serve Sodexo’s clients in 15 countries…

Much to learn about different train systems for Singapore-KL High Speed Rail: Lui

There is still much to learn about the different train systems that can be used for the Singapore-KL high speed rail, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to Singapore media on the sidelines of President Tony Tan Keng…

NParks to study effects of exercise, green spaces

To quantify the benefits of green spaces, NParks will be embarking on two studies with researchers here. The first aims to quantify the benefits of exercise in parks, while the second will investigate the effects of parks and…

Mosquito breeding: 10 construction sites told to stop work

With construction sites known to have a high potential for dengue transmission, NEA has made public since last month the list of construction sites that have received a Stop Work Order because of issues related to mosquito breeding.…

Tampines blocks to open spaces for community activities

Tampines residents will be able to make use of new community spaces around their blks, such as holding potluck sessions at void decks, by the third quarter of this year. The move follows a one-year study by HDB…

Digital Realty invests S$200m in second data centre here

Digital Realty Trust expects to invest more than S$200 million in its second data centre facility in Singapore, underscoring its commitment to the Republic’s Smart Nation plan, the New York-listed data solutions provider said yesterday. Redeveloped from a…

Relooking new homes and resale homes in a soft market

The private home market has been experiencing, for the most part, sluggish sales and a prolonged but gradual price decline as the TDSR framework continues to curb buying power. While prices of resale homes are lower than those…

Singapore can take lead in salvaging of maritime artefacts

The recent archaeological excavation near Empress Place has proven to be highly significant, as have past excavations. They tell us virtually all that is known of Singapore, or Temasek, before the arrival of Raffles. Tonnes of ceramic shards…

Check out this quaint co-working space that occupies 5 conservation shophouses

This unique co-working community located in the picturesque Keong Saik neighbourhood is pushing the limits of what it means to work in an office. The Working Capitol is an amalgamation of 5 conservation shophouses which have been transformed…

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