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Punggol Town to have 4,000 new preschool places by end-2017

Punggol Town will have more than 4,000 new preschool places by end-2017 compared to 2013. The government had announced plans to have more preschools in the area earlier this year and three preschools run by PAP Community Foundation…

S$104,000 raised for Yusof Ishak Mosque Building Fund

About 3,500 Woodlands residents turned up on Sat and walked along Champions Way in tribute to the Republic’s first President Yusof Ishak. At the event, MND Minister Khaw Boon Wan presented S$104,000 to the Chairman of the Yusof…

More can join in Golden Jubilee celebrations around red-and-white Marina Bay

The Marina Bay area will be awash in a sea of red and white come National Day, as a series of events are planned to get more Singaporeans into the thick of celebrations. An estimated 200,000 people are…

Stretch of Kallang River to be transformed from concrete canal to cascading stream

A 1.8-km stretch of the Kallang River between Bishan Road and Braddell Road will be transformed from an old concrete canal to a cascading stream by the end of 2018. The project, part of the PUB’s ABC Waters…

Village mosque gets a makeover

Mr Azmi Kassim, 54, has been going to the Al-Huda Mosque in Bukit Timah for as long as he can remember, and says it is the symbol of his childhood. Although Mr Azmi, who teaches Quran reading, moved…

Prices and rents of industrial property slip amid surplus stock

The lacklustre manufacturing sector and ample supply of space sent industrial property prices and rents down in the second quarter, a trend experts tip to persist. Prices slipped 0.7 per cent from the first quarter, according to JTC…

More toilets for Gardens visitors at upcoming events

We thank Ms Shamim Moledina for her feedback (“Have more cubicles in public toilets for women”; Tues). We appreciate her suggestion and will set aside more toilets for women and children for future large-scale events held at the…

NParks did the right thing

I applaud the steps taken by NParks to stop the abuse of free parking spaces in parks (“Charged parking at parks to regulate usage, prevent abuse”; Thurs). Last year, I brought the carpark issue at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio…

Don’t penalise park users over non-users’ abuse

Did NParks conduct any study or collect any data to substantiate its rationale for implementing paid parking at 18 carparks in 12 parks. Public parks are utilised for family and social bonding, and by those who wish to…

Adopt tiered parking fee structure

NParks does not seem to fully understand what the public wants (“Charged parking at parks to regulate usage, prevent abuse”; Thurs). What we want is to have free parking when we go to parks around Singapore. This will…

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