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Hawker centre with 24-hour section to open in Hougang

Residents of Hougang will soon get a new food haunt, when a hawker centre with a 24-hour section opens at the Ci Yuan Community Club in Aug, a first for a hawker centre here. The centre, located within…

Branch of 40-year-old tree falls and damages 2 cars at Boon Keng Road, no injuries reported

The branch of a 40-year-old tree broke during a storm and damaged two vehicles that were parked underneath it. The incident occurred on Sun at 9am. The vehicles were parked in an open-air carpark at Boon Keng Road,…

CPF Housing Grant: What you need to know to get the most out of it

It wasn’t easy to make applying for the CPF Housing Grant as simple as possible, but if you follow this guide, you’ll hopefully be able to figure out how much you can get to subsidise your next home.…

Proof that co-working spaces are hot: The Hub Singapore just raised $1.1M

So-called co-working spaces are starting up everywhere in SEA. We spotted 38 of them at last count, and that’s an under-estimation. While plenty are little more than glorified shared offices, a few do capture the essence of co-working,…

Luxury properties suffer biggest losses

The downturn in the luxury property market has seen ultra-wealthy property owners lose millions of dollars, according to Barclays. The report noted that this year’s biggest loss-making deals all involve luxury properties. Specifically, the $12.77 million sale of…

HDB resale prices may be bottoming out: Analysts

The recent stabilisation of resale prices for HDB flats has surprised some property analysts, who say this may point to an earlier-than-expected bottoming out of the market. After months of declines, prices finally inched up 0.2 per cent…

BlackRock puts Asia Square’s Tower 1 up for sale

Asset management giant BlackRock has put up Asia Square Tower 1 for sale. The price tag is said to be about S$4 billion for the 43-storey tower, which would work out to around S$3,200 psf of NLA. Tower…

Butterfly garden is thriving next to golf course

When Mr Foo Jit Leang started a butterfly garden two years ago, he wanted to show that wildlife can thrive next to a golf course. Today, the butterfly garden at Seletar Country Club, where the 65-year-old is a…

$30m centre eyes new uses for silicon

Silicon is already widely used in technology such as computers and electronics, but researchers here believe still more can be done with the element. NTU and A*STAR set up a new, $30 million Silicon Technologies Centre of Excellence…

Seletar Airport set to get bigger and better

The spartan single-storey passenger terminal at Seletar Airport will be torn down when a new two-storey facility with better amenities is ready in the middle of 2017. It will have a lounge and separate handling area for private…

Singapore tops list of important maritime capitals

Singapore has retained its top spot as the most important maritime capital. It emerged first among 15 cities that were benchmarked in five categories: shipping centres, finance and law, technology, ports and logistics, and attractiveness and competitiveness. Hamburg…

HSR founder aims to turn around agency in three months

Founder of HSR Intl Realtors Patrick Liew is slated to hold the reins of the real estate agency once again from next month, with an ambitious goal of turning the loss-making agency around within three months. Expected to…

PropertyGuru receives S$175m from TPG, Emtek, Square Peg

PropertyGuru Group has received S$175 million from three investors, while an existing minority shareholder will exit the business, the online property portal announced on Tues. Representatives from private investment firm TPG, Indonesian media business Emtek Group and Asia-Pacific…

‘Smart money’ returning to high-end segment, says UIC

Pollen & Bleu is the latest boutique high-end condominium rolled out by Singapore Land, a unit of listed property group United Industrial Corp (UIC). The project was showcased at roadshows in Hong Kong over the past few weekends.…

All systems green for National Stadium turf

The National Stadium pitch has been fully laid with a new turf system and is ready to host the 28th SEA Games track and field events, which begin today with the men’s hammer throw at 9.30am. The pitch…

Two dead, six injured in Parry Ave house fire

Two bodies were found dead on the second floor of a burning house after a fire broke out today at No 6A Parry Ave. SCDF was alerted to the incident at about 3am and deployed three fire engines,…

Govt should regulate noise near petrol stations

The letter “Noise pollution needs to be controlled, too” highlights the plight of a homeowner who I presume lives near a car park, such that he hears the engines revving as the vehicles leave. I live next to…

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