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Frontline areas of HDB Hub in Toa Payoh to be temporarily relocated due to renovation works

New temporary service areas will be set up at the HDB Hub for customers as the frontline areas located at the first storey of the Hub’s atrium undergo renovation from July 27. The counters at the first storey…

Man’s leg badly wounded after hawker centre seat gives way

A customer at a hawker centre in Changi Village was badly injured when the stool he was sitting on broke and left him with a bloody gash. Rizuan told Stomp that he was breaking fast at the hawker…

Are you looking to buy?

Despite the uncertainty in the direction of property prices, approximately half of Singaporeans surveyed are looking to buy a property within the next 12 months. This is one of the key findings from a survey commissioned by The…

New underground mall to link Yishun MRT, Northpoint City

A new underground mall linking Yishun MRT station to the new bus interchange at upcoming integrated development Northpoint City will soon be constructed, Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) announced on Mon. The mall, to be named Northpoint Link, will…

Don’t place new coffee shops below housing blks

While I welcome HDB’s plan to build more coffee shops, I hope it will give consideration to the location of the new coffee shops. My experience of living in a blk with a bustling coffee shop on the…

About 640 e-applications received for Brownstone EC

Developers of the latest EC project The Brownstone have received about 640 e-applications since they first opened on Jul 10. City Developments said e-applications for the 638-unit EC will close later on Mon, with booking to start this…

SJI unveils masterplan for redeveloped campus

St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) has unveiled the masterplan for its redeveloped campus on Malcolm Road, which is expected to be ready no later than mid-2017. President Tony Tan Keng Yam officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the project on…

Orchard Road has highest foot traffic during Great Singapore Sale: Study

Orchard Road came out tops in terms of foot traffic among six shopping locations during the GSS, according to the findings released by AdNear, a company that analyses geolocation data, on Mon. It said Orchard Road attracted 2.5…

DigiPen sets up development and publishing studio in Singapore

The Republic’s video game development scene got a boost when interactive media university DigiPen (Singapore) opened its development and publishing studio, DigiPen Game Studios, on Mon. The studio will work with developers to create games for the Nintendo…

Some Trivelis residents accept offer to move sanitary pipes

Some residents of the Trivelis DBSS have accepted the developer’s offer to relocate sanitary pipes in their flats, said MP Sim Ann, following complaints that the fittings constricted the space available. “Two vertical stacks of four-room units have…

Public-private partnerships for the 21st Century

More people around the world are moving into cities. This mega-trend is set to continue. Today, half of the world’s population live in cities. By 2050, this will rise to 70 per cent. Cities have become magnets for…

Bus service 53 not serving Pasir Ris residents well

Many Changi Airport employees living in Pasir Ris and Loyang agonise over service 53, the only bus service that takes them to work. A typical journey in a car during the morning peak hour takes less than 15…

Changi’s newT1 lounge for all travellers gets thumbs-up

Most airport lounges welcome only travellers taking specific airlines or flying first or business class. But now, economy class passengers can enjoy this luxury too, at least at T1 in Changi Airport and the service is proving popular.…

HDB rental scheme a boon for households

Close to 1,300 households have benefited from a rental programme that provides temporary housing to those waiting for their new HDB flats. Of these, about 240 families have since moved out of their temporary flats into their completed…

‘Living in the east, you’ll be at ease’

It would be hard to find a bunch of Singaporeans more loyal to their neighbourhood than those who live in the east. “We have everything: good hawker food, good schools and we are near to the airport,” said…

Lighting up residents’ lives

Three HDB blks in Serangoon Ave 2 and 3 were awash with colour and lights last night as part of an arts festival organised by the Braddell Heights Community Arts and Culture Club. The SG50 Lights of Life…

Bringing the Gardens into full bloom People

Ask Dr Nigel Taylor anything about the Botanic Gardens and, chances are, he will know the answer. In an interview with ST last week, the director of the newly inscribed Unesco World Heritage Site effortlessly rattled off facts…

Cleaners briefed on tray-return programme

We are sorry to hear about Mr Philip Foong Soon Fatt’s unpleasant experience when returning trays at our hawker centres (“Hiccups in tray-return scheme”; last Tues). And we agree with Mr Yoong Fung Yan’s suggestion to encourage diners…

Singaporean investors went on a regional hotel shopping binge in H1

Singaporean investors indulged in a hotel shopping spree in the first half the year, spending US$822m ($1.13b) in hotel acquisitions across the region. According to Savills, Singapore companies still represented 24% of Asia Pacific hotel acquisitions although the…

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