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SPCA to raise remainder of funds needed for new premises

SPCA will move into its new home at Sungei Tengah by Mar 2016. However, the 7,766 sqm site is expected to cost about S$7 million, and the organisation is still short of about S$1.7 million. SPCA is hoping…

Jurong to get new integrated community lifestyle and water sports hub

Residents in Jurong can look forward to a new integrated community lifestyle and water sports hub in two years’ time. It will have a bigger boat storage area, as well as a landscaped roof deck to overlook Jurong…

Lights up in Little India for Deepavali

Little India is now filled with a dazzling array of colourful lights ahead of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights after Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say kicked off the light-up on Sat evening. More than 30,000m of LED lights…

Why are some HDB resale flats still selling at crazy prices?

We have been told that the property market in Singapore has been softening, especially in the residential sector. At the same, prices of new BTO flats have also become more affordable in the past few years. So it…

Property cooling measures to stay

Residential prices will have to fall by as much as 15 per cent before the Government considers relaxing the property cooling measures, economists say. They note that while home prices have come down, they still have some way…

Higher repayments ahead for home loans

The recent surge in interest rates is going to bite home buyers who are facing an increase in monthly instalments which could run into hundreds of dollars. And that will rub salt further into the wound for those…

S-Reits rebound after Fed holds rates for now

As has been the case each time an anticipated rate increase turned out to be another false alarm, Reits enjoyed some boost after the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged. The FTSE ST Reits Index rose as…

Town club loses appeal over value of property

The Valuation Review Board has dismissed a town club’s appeal that the total annual value of its property for the years 2003 and 2004 was set too high, at $7.3 million. The Legends Fort Canning Park, a restored…

Warning lights for some bus lane signs

New bus lane signs with LED lights will be installed at problematic spots where some motorists are still entering bus lanes. During bus lane operational hours, a pair of circular amber lights will light up, to give an…

Anchor tenants secured for Marina One

The massive upcoming Marina One mixed development has won anchor tenants for its retail space years ahead of its likely opening. The line-up includes gym chain Virgin Active, Cold Storage supermarket and foodcourt Cookhouse by Koufu, said developer…

Tiong Bahru Plaza to reopen next year after $90m revamp

Tiong Bahru residents will soon have a newly refurbished mall to go with the hipster joints and boutiques their estate is known for. By the end of next year, the 21- year-old Tiong Bahru Plaza will fully reopen…

A ‘living lab’ as test bed for water and green technologies

Sembcorp Industries’ facilities here will be Singapore’s first industrial “living laboratory” for test-bedding water and environmental technologies. The company has entered into a partnership with EDB to grant firms providing these technologies access to its proprietary wastewater treatment…

New National Cancer Centre by 2020

The next piece in the multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan for the Outram Campus is a new National Cancer Centre by 2020. It will be bigger and better than the current place, boosting treatment for patients. The new facility will…

Food and fun at parking spaces

Parking spaces around Singapore turned into lots of fun yesterday, as cars made way for makeshift buffets, hammocks and karaoke contests. Park(ing) Day 2015 is a worldwide movement in which parking spaces become activity spaces. Some 140 parking…

Town council handover: MND replies

The Town Councils Act provides for continuity before and after a parliamentary election, where a town council (TC) handover may be necessitated by changes in electoral boundaries, reconstitution of towns, or a change in political parties (“Ensure proper…

Various air quality indicators can guide activity planning

We thank Ms Tan Lay Hoon for her suggestions (“Half-hour PSI readings more useful for event organisers”; Mon) NEA has been providing hourly, real-time haze information on our various platforms. Since Apr 1 last year, the 24-hour PSI,…

Keeping Home Protection Scheme premiums affordable

We thank Mr Benjamin Png Kehao for his feedback (“Don’t penalise potential flat owners with pre-existing illnesses”; Mon). The Home Protection Scheme (HPS) is a mortgage-reducing insurance that covers HDB flat owners with outstanding housing loans. The eligibility…

NEA calls for tender to conduct study on electrical, electronic waste

NEA yesterday called for a tender to conduct a study on the collection, recycling and management of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), amid the increasing use of electronic devices. The NEA will use the study findings to consider…

Motorised bicycles should be registered with number plates

Since the letter “Electric bicycles must comply with LTA rules” (Sept 12, 2014), the issue does not seem to have gained traction with the authority. I see more motorised bicycles on the road. Sometimes, they do not obey…

Lift shut down at MRT station inconvenienced many

I was surprised that the lift at Boon Lay MRT Station was shut down for nearly two weeks. The reason given was that the lift company lacked the spare parts. This is not acceptable. Why was the wait…

Ban tissue hawking in food centres

Over the past year or so, I have witnessed foreigners making fast money from the sale of tissue packets in several hawker centres in Bedok. This issue must be addressed for several reasons. The foreigners are mostly able-bodied.…

Why not put air purifiers in all primary classrooms?

In the past few years, the haze has become a yearly event, dependent upon external factors beyond our control and detrimental to health, especially for the young and elderly. Can MOE consider providing air purifiers for all classrooms…

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