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HDB introduces new waste collection system in Yuhua

Yuhua residents can expect less odour and fewer pests in their vicinity, as the first phase of a new waste collection system is rolled out. Previously, workers had to collect and transport waste from refuse chutes to the…

She ran 2-room flat curry puff ‘factory’

When her husband was jailed for drug offences in March 2012, Robiah Lia Caniago found herself having to find a way to feed herself and her two young children. The 40-year-old, who has a son, nine, and a…

Enforcing the law for a more transparent property market

Since my letter to ST forum in Dec 2014 regarding the accuracy problem of private property transaction data, URA had replied about improving the property market data and releasing the nett prices of individual units sold by developers…

Automated hub part of SingPost’s plans to rule e-commerce market

When inventory comes through the doors of SingPost’s new logistics hub in Tampines, which will open in the second half of next year, its workers will have relatively little to do, although up to 100,000 packages may pass…

CDCs play vital role in ‘filling gaps where people’s needs are unmet’

After a hip reconstructive surgery in 2013, Madam Wong Choi Ow became wheelchair bound. But with the help of two neighbours, the 81-year-old Siglap resident, who lives alone, went for regular check-ups at the hospital and now hosts…

Telcos install new devices for faster indoor surfing

Consumers can look forward to faster 4G surfing indoors as telcos here invest in new in-building technologies, which have become available only in the past year. Unlike traditional 4G base stations for sending signals to mobile devices, new…

Keeping the birds away with gel

A gel that deters birds with its smell is the new weapon being tried out against the bird nuisance in two housing estates in the west. The herb-based product from Japan is being tested in Bukit Batok and…

Pests? Bees are vital to ecosystem

I was relieved to read that someone is determined to debunk our belief that bees are dangerous and their hives should be exterminated on sight. There have been quite a few reports of close encounters with bees; some…

Share expertise to tackle climate change issues

It appears that climate change is coming at a much faster pace than was anticipated with India and the Philippines experiencing heatwaves and dry spells that resulted in deaths and the loss of crops. With harvests and the…

Here’s how the ten largest REITs fared in the first five months of the year

Singapore’s 10 largest REITs have averaged a total return of 5% in the first five months of the year, according to data from SGC. This compares to an average total return of 6.4% in the year-to-date for all…

Check out these 7 major residential projects that were completed in Q1

Seven major private residential projects were completed in the first quarter, a report by Savills revealed. These projects yield a total of 1,973 units. Two projects are located in the OCR, namely the 501-unit Hedges Park Condominium in…

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