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Closure of Butterfly trail penalises all users

Me Tony O’Dempsey’s letter on the closure of the Butterfly trail offers only a negative view of trail users (“Right to limit access to nature trail”; May 21). Many people of all ages and from all walks of…

Quality checks in place for HDB flats

HDB adopts a comprehensive Quality Management System to deliver quality flats to our home buyers (“Quality benchmark for HDB flats needed” by Mr Wong Shih Shen; May 27). At the construction stage, on top of the supervision by…

Shoebox flippers not spared

Shoebox flippers were not spared from getting their fingers burnt. Four shoebox units sold in 2014 and 2015 were held for two years or less. Three out of the four incurred losses ranging from $5,840 to $49,080 or…

76 Shenton sub-sale at $1,943 psf; Icon resale at $1,715 psf

The last six months of 2014 saw the completion of four 99-year leasehold high-rise condominium towers in District 2 from Shenton Way and Tanjong Pagar to Spottiswoode Park Road. They are the 202-unit 76 Shenton; the 280-unit Altez…

A national search for identity

On the 50th anniversary of the birth of Singapore, there is a growing desire to take stock of what the country has achieved and understand what makes its citizens Singaporeans. On a Sat in late May, 30 or…

SMRT to introduce seven new wheelchair-friendly bus services

SMRT will be introducing seven more Wheelchair Accessible Bus (WAB) services to its existing service routes from Sun, bringing the total number of WAB services to 52. They are: Bus services 106, 190, 301, 804, 911, 963 and…

Last teen in HDB vandalism case given second shot at probation

In what a district judge termed as an “exceptional” case, a teen convicted in a high profile vandalism case at a Toa Payoh HDB blk last year was given a second shot at probation because of his “clear…

Mass-market home prices expected to hit bottom in mid-2016

Prices of mass market homes are expected to hit bottom by mid-2016, falling by another 10 percent amid rising mortgage rates, revealed Barclays. Barclays said in a report that it expects prices of mass market projects to continue…

PM Lee to officially open Sports Hub on July 26

After a full year of operations and delivering over 100 sporting and lifestyle events, including the ongoing SEA Games, the Singapore Sports Hub is finally ready for its official opening next month. PM Lee Hsien Loong will do…

Most flaws in flats are ‘surface imperfections’: HDB

Despite a slew of complaints about new flats, about one defect is reported per unit and this has been the case “in recent years”, HDB has told ST. The bulk of reported flaws are “surface imperfections”, such as…

Draw tourists to Singapore with unique experiences

Singapore saw a 3.1 per cent decrease in tourist arrivals last year, the first decline since 2009. Our strong currency makes Singapore a relatively pricier destination for tourists. Due to Singapore’s small size and limited resources, it is…

Restrict hours for drinking alcohol at coffee shops

With the new rule banning the drinking of alcohol in public places after 10.30pm, drinking now starts as early as 4pm. This is especially so in coffee shops. Residents who want to have dinner have to compete with…

Don’t leave belongings unattended in public

I have noticed that many teenagers leave their bags on tables or chairs at eating places unattended while they proceed to buy their food. They do not seem concerned that their bags might get stolen. I have also…

Strictly enforce unobstructed mall walkways

On my visits to Chinatown Complex, I have observed that the ground floor is occupied by many shopping stalls in the passageways meant for shoppers. They are cluttered with goods that impede movement and compromise shoppers’ safety. Even…

Better to restore biodiversity than create green areas

I refer to the letter “Conduct audit of wildlife in Boon Lay Way” (June 6). It is all very well designating more green areas, but what we should be concerned about is how much we have lost in…

S’pore active in sharing know-how on climate issues

Singapore regularly contributes to intl collaborations to address climate change (“Share expertise to tackle climate change issues” by Mr Raymond Anthony Fernando; last Mon). The Government implements an extensive technical cooperation programme to share experiences with officials from…

Which developers are the worst performers so far this year?

Developer stocks have had a good showing so far this year, according to Maybank Kim Eng. The chart shows that developers as a whole have outperformed the STI by a wide margin, with developer stocks booking a 16.6%…

CDL braces for more losses after painful Fri selloff

City Developments Limited is due for more losses after sustaining heavy losses on Fri, according to a report by Barclays. CDL suffered a 4.1% share price decline on Fri after news broke of of its imminent deletion from…

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