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Istana Kampong Gelam to be gazetted as National Monument

Istana Kampong Gelam will be gazetted by NHB as Singapore’s 70th National Monument on Aug 6. The former royal residence was once the seat of the Johore sultanate. Given its historic association with the Malay community, URA gazetted…

National Gallery Singapore to open in Nov

The National Gallery Singapore will be opening its doors from Nov 24, announced the new visual arts institution on Fri. The Gallery is the first museum in the world dedicated to Southeast Asian modern art. To celebrate its…

24-hour hawker centre to open in Hougang on Aug 6

A 24-hour hawker centre is set to open in Hougang next Thurs.vThe hawker centre is situated within Ci Yuan CC in Hougang Ave 9, with at least 60 per cent of the 40 stalls set to open for…

SG50 tribute to light up Fullerton Hotel

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has lined up a dazzling nine-day tribute for Singapore’s 50th birthday. Every night from Aug 1 to 9, an 8-minute long music and visual display entitled “A Celebration of Our Heritage” will showcase iconic…

New dive trails ‘could be overwhelming for amateurs’

While the two new dive trails at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park announced by NParks in June have generated interest among nature lovers, experienced dive guides said divers have to be prepared for challenging conditions. Poor visibility and…

Ammonia gas leak at Coca Cola Singapore building

A man was sent to hospital and 80 people were evacuated after a 68kg ammonia gas cylinder ruptured in the Coca-Cola Singapore building this morning. SCDF said it arrived in about six minutes of being alerted to the…

Queenstown tour traces Lee Kuan Yew’s footsteps

A blaze that razed a settlement in Bukit Ho Swee in 1961 left 16,000 kampung dwellers without a roof over their heads. The late PM Lee Kuan Yew, after walking through charred Bukit Ho Swee, memorably declared: “Even…

Sports can help promote kampung spirit

Must Singapore have clean green grass patches all the time and everywhere? Surely the sight of children playing football more than makes up for a little bald patch here and there. To be sure, there are safety concerns,…

Frequent tripping of circuit breaker

In heartland Chua Chu Kang, the nuisance tripping of the earth leakage circuit breaker is fairly common, especially during thunderstorms. Sometimes, entire HDB blks are affected. And when no one is at home, all the food in the…

Take steps to tackle gridlock in multi-storey carparks

Many drivers who have used HDB’s multi-storey carparks (MCP) located next to busy wet markets and shopping malls would have come across a gridlock situation. The design of these MCPs is such that the up and down ramps…

Pick better venues for election rallies

I suggest that the Elections Department pick better venues for election rallies in the next GE. In the past, where huge crowds gathered, many roads and highways leading to the rally venues were jammed. This created much inconvenience…

Harnessing technology to address real-life concerns

We thank Mr David Lam Yan Choon (“Not smart to let technology dictate our lives”; Wed) for emphasising the need to adopt a citizen-centric approach to building a Smart Nation. We see technology as a tool to improve…

Work together to stop dengue

I am concerned by the news that dengue cases are on the rise here (“Dengue warning as cases increase”; July 22). NEA says the disease is under control, but media reports seem to tell a different story. With…

Sentosa Cove prices hit levels not seen since 2006

At end-May, a 4,133 sqft penthouse with unblocked sea views located at luxury condominium Seascape was sold for $5.8 million, which translates into a loss of $5.2 million or a 47.3% plunge for the original owner who paid…

Housing highlights

A look at some of the developments shaping Singapore’s skyline.

A tenuous tale of transport and trust

The KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project has been fraught with tension and uncertainty from the start. Will this much-anticipated transport milestone ever be reached? Aside from being neighbouring countries, both Singapore and Malaysia’s histories are closely intertwined, with…

Eye on Seletar: Old and new — a promising partnership

Seletar is known for its abundance of greenery, landed homes, and of course, Seletar Airport and Seletar River. As one of the older residential estates in Singapore, it is not as commercialized or developed as newer estates like…

HDB resale market: On the path to recovery

Following widespread electoral dissatisfaction over rapidly rising HDB resale prices, the government implemented cooling measures to cool down prices. The HDB RPI began its decline in Q2 2013, and continued to reflect reduced transaction volumes and prices each…

Should you change your HDB loan to a bank loan?

There is no shortage of housing rules and regulations in Singapore. Understandably, the ins and outs of home loans can seem complicated and confusing, so we have put together a quick but essential guide to loans from the…

Demand up for high-end homes except for those on Sentosa

The outlook for home sales on Sentosa is bleak but demand is growing for high-end homes elsewhere, including in surrounding District 4. About 10 units were sold at Caribbean at Keppel Bay in the second quarter, up from…

Growing from strength to strength

This home-grown company has evolved and changed over two decades. Next year, the C&H Group celebrates its 25th anniversary, a milestone that any homegrown company can be proud of. C&H Realty was founded by Mr Albert Lu in…

Bulim Bus Depot handed over to Tower Transit

LTA has handed over the new Bulim Bus Depot to Singapore’s third local bus operator, Tower Transit Singapore, which will start fitting it out as it prepares to kick off recruitment in Sept. The transfer marks the first…

Natural history museum seeking to raise S$1m for whale display

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is aiming to raise S$1 million for its Singapore Whale project, the process of preserving and displaying the sperm whale that washed up near Jurong Island this month. It announced this…

Preserve the city’s character on the footways

A government crackdown to clear tables and chairs on the footways in Circular Road may sound like a small issue, yet it strikes at the heart of heritage here. However, the LTA does not seem to be enforcing…

Know how hawkers work before evaluating tenders

I refer to the report “Foodfare to review price caps at hawker centre if necessary” (July 30). My thinking on this is that the bidders are essentially large catering companies that have experience running the food-court model and…

Starhill Global REIT hit with forex troubles in Q2

Starhill Global REIT struggled with foreign exchange woes in the second quarter, a report by CIMB revealed. Although the group’s Singapore portfolio held up well during the quarter, properties in Australia, Malaysia and Japan were nonetheless bogged down…

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