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NDP 2015: Five places to watch the fireworks

This year’s NDP fireworks display will be the biggest in its history, with twice as many fireworks used compared to last year. Anyone around the Marina Bay area will have a 360-degree view of the spectacle, whether they…

Sentosa plans enhanced wheelchair-friendly facilities

Wheelchair users may soon find it easier to get around Sentosa. Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), which manages the island, is looking to boost facilities there, though retaining its heritage could be an obstacle. In June, SDC invited the…

All may apply to use NParks’ dog runs

All parties are welcome to apply to use NParks’ dog runs for events and there are no exclusive agreements with any group for their use. Use of the fenced enclosures, where dogs are allowed off leash, for private…

Durian hunters

Durian season typically lasts for a couple of months in the middle and end of the year. Prices for the pungent fruit hit a low this season due to a bumper harvest in Malaysia. But this has not…

Get down to the core business to beat the odds in F&B

When Mr Vikram Natarajan took over Indian restaurant Copper Chimney in 2012, it was losing $300,000 a year. Then, the Syed Alwi Road outlet had a bloated menu of more than 200 items, was paying suppliers exorbitant prices…

Woman climbs outside window of fifth floor apartment to escape fire

A woman escaped a fire that broke out in a condominium in Upper East Coast by climbing onto the window ledge of her fifth-floor apartment. The fire at a unit in East Meadows at Tanah Merah Kechil Road…

Buying interest picks up in luxury property market: report

Singapore’s luxury property market witnessed some stirrings in 1H 2015 as buying interest picked up, according to the latest report from CBRE Research. During the period, 15 Good Class Bungalows (GCB) were sold at an average price of…

JLL publishes book to commemorate SG50

In commemoration of Singapore’s 50 years of independence, 50 Stories profiles 50 landmark developments built over the last 50 years. It aims to provide a visual representation of Singapore’s development through buildings. In his message published in the…

Leedon Residence records strong sales after attaining TOP

The captivating finished product of Leedon Residence by GuocoLand has led to an uptick in sales following its issuance of TOP on 15 June 2015. The project has recorded sales of 24 units in the last six weeks,…

Singapore residential market gloomy due to ample supply and cooling measures

Singapore’s residential market growth is expected to remain soft in second half of the year, as developers take a restrained stance on new launches in response to homebuyers’ wait-and-see approach, according to a report by Colliers Intl Research.…

Price snips or real bargains?

A unit in Reignwood Hamilton Scotts was sold on June 16, signalling the first transaction in the condominium this year. The 2,756 sqft, three-bedroom unit on the 10th floor fetched $8.5 million ($3,085 psf). It was a significant…

Resale residential properties gearing towards stable pricing and improving investors’ interest

Recently it was thought that perhaps the long drawn sluggish resale performance of completed non-landed private properties is ending, as the prices seemed to stabilize and in fact saw marginal increase in these couple of months, especially in…

New panel will propose rules, norms for footpaths and cycling paths

LTA has set up a new panel to explore the rules and norms that should govern the use of footpaths and cycling paths. The new Active Mobility Advisory Panel will be chaired by Parliamentary Secretary for Health and…

Free admission to Science Centre for Singaporeans over Jubilee Weekend

Singaporeans will be able to enter the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) for free from Aug 7 to Aug 10 as part of Singapore’s SG50 celebrations. The free admission includes entry into six other SCS attractions the Human Body…

‘Retrolicious’ carnival to be held at former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on National Day

An inaugural “retrolicious” carnival will be held at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on National day, featuring activities ranging from nostalgic games like five stones and chapteh to carousel and bumper car rides. In conjunction with the…

Room with a view: Singapore’s latest super-structure

A revolution in residential architecture is in the making, says the award-winning designer behind Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands thanks to increasing calls for a better balance between communal and private space. On a tour of his latest…

Sibor jumps 5.6% on jitters ahead of Fed’s policy statement

Jitters ahead of the outcome of a key US Federal Reserve meeting spurred a 5.6 per cent jump in a benchmark Singapore interest rate. The three-month Sibor used to price home loans and other consumer lending surged to…

SMRT’s contingency plans need fixing

The massive breakdown three weeks ago of the North-South and East-West MRT lines would no doubt have riled many commuters. More than 250,000 were affected when trains on Singapore’s two longest and most heavily used lines were halted…

BTO flats checked during and after construction

HDB would like to assure Miss Lim Seok Mui that we take quality seriously because these are homes where Singaporeans establish their families and their children grow up (“Let buyers check flats before paying”; July 18). For every…

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