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DBS to pump in $12 million more to enliven Marina Bay area

The Marina Bay financial hub will continue to be a vibrant playground for the public, with DBS pledging to pump in another $12 million over the next three years to draw more people to the area. This is…

Preserve natural landscape of Rail Corridor

Like many Singaporeans, I have been closely following URA’s plans for the Rail Corridor (“Five teams shortlisted to transform Rail Corridor”; last Thurs). Many countries, including the United States, India, and the Netherlands, have spent considerable resources to…

Singapore can be Fruit and Vegetable Garden City

NParks has been doing a good job in making Singapore a Garden City. Singapore has spent millions to plant and maintain various types of greenery, but does not reap much economic benefit from these efforts. The Government should…

New rule for P1 registration under home-school distance priority scheme

A new rule will be in place for this year’s Primary 1 registration exercise on July 2. Under the home-school distance priority scheme, students who have managed to get places in primary schools are required to live in…

Bishopsgate GCB sold for record price of S$2,190 psf

At least a couple of eye-popping deals have taken place in the Good Class Bungalow (GCB) market of late. First, a record price of S$2,190 psf of land area has been set, from the sale of a luxuriously…

Science Centre’s revamped Omni-Theatre to reopen May 30

The Science Centre Singapore (SCS) will reopen its revamped Omni-Theatre on Sat. The upgraded Omni-Theatre has been fitted with an 8K digital fulldome system to complement the existing IMAX 70mm film projection system. The new system will allow…

SMU launches intellectual property research centre

SMU has launched a new intellectual property research centre, the first in the region to focus on Asia-centric and cross-disciplinary research. The Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia aims to promote interest, research…

First smart HDB homes in Punggol to go for as low as $28,000

Prices for the first smart HDB homes, which will be launched this month, will start from as low as $28,000 for two-room flats including grants. The developments in Punggol’s Northshore District, Northshore Residences I and II, will comprise…

Why developer defects is the worst nightmare of off-plan property buyers

Residents of Trivelis, an 888-unit DBSS project in Clementi, are disappointed about the quality of their new flats. Owners who collected keys to their new units since Jan complained about defective stove knobs, rusty dish racks, stain-prone kitchen…

Battlestar Galactica set to take off again

USS Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon will reopen on Wed, RWS announced today. Touted as the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters, Resorts World Sentosa said the roller coaster will feature new two-seater ride vehicles. In Nov last year,…

URA launches heritage storyboard on S’pore’s first air defence unit

For Mr Patrick Peh, 70, the unveiling of a new storyboard at Blk 450 Seletar East Camp, a conserved building that is now considered the oldest Royal Air Force (RAF) base in the Far East was a homecoming…

Stylish BTO projects at Dawson’s SkyTerrace and SkyVille

Queenstown’s new snazzy BTO projects SkyVille @ Dawson and SkyTerrace @ Dawson are the face of new-generation public housing, with a focus on flexibility, greenery and good living. Designed by award-winning architecture firms, both developments boast cool, modern…

Fire breaks out in Clementi flat, no one injured

A fire broke out in the master bedroom of a flat in Blk 376, Clementi Ave 4 on Sun. No one was injured. SCDF said that the residents of the unit on the ninth floor evacuated themselves. About…

From 50 shades of brown to a green city

Singapore’s toilet journey is one to be proud of as we celebrate our country’s 50th birthday and reflect on just how far our nation has come in its jubilee year. I still remember clearly when the first flushing…

Stop property flier litter at flats

Property agents are littering the homes and letter boxes of residents in the Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 precinct, which is currently undergoing the Home Improvement Programme, with fliers practically every day. Part-timers hired by property agents are…

Register all drones in Singapore

While many are concerned about the public safety and security of the unmanned aircraft, or drones, (“MPs united in concerns over drones”; May 12), I would like to urge the authorities to make it mandatory for all drones…

Create new spaces for mountain biking

The closure of the Butterfly Trail is a great loss to the local mountain biking community (“End of the road for popular bike trail”; last Tues) and it is no surprise why: The trail gave bikers arguably the…

Battery operated carts a danger on roads

A major concern on neighbourhood roads today is the battery operated cart. Such carts are widely used to move bulky refuse and big bins from the individual bin chutes to the bin centre within a cluster in a…

Tray-return campaign deserves support

The tray-return campaign by NEA deserves praise. It is good that tray-return stations will be extended to the remaining hawker centres with cooked food stalls by the end of the year. I have eaten at hawker centres almost…

Roadworks plan to cater to Changi’s T5

The development of Changi East, where the airport’s T5 is being planned, will require major roadworks including the possible construction of two parallel roads with a total of up to 20 lanes to support expected higher traffic volumes.…

Higher borrowing costs hit SREITs in Q1

A new trend has become clear as the dust begins to settle after the first-quarter reporting season: borrowing costs have largely crept up for S-REITs, with more REITs hedging their debt to grapple with higher interest rates. According…

Retail REITs hog the spotlight as hospitality players stumble

Retail REITs reported a surprisingly resilient performance while their hospitality counterparts stumbled in the first quarter. OCBC Investment Research analyst Andy Wong noted that despite stifling issues such as manpower dearth and weak tourist arrivals, Singapore-focused retail REITs…

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