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Why collective sales slowly losing shine

Demand for collective sale sites in Singapore has nearly dried up, with only two deals done since the beginning of last year, a far cry from the 16 transactions closed in 2013, according to data from JLL. A…

S’pore not as keen on buying green as neighbours

Singapore lags behind its South-east Asian neighbours when it comes to “buying green”, although it is showing signs of improvement, a new survey suggests. Asked if they would pay extra for environmentally sustainable products and services, 55 per…

Fairer distribution of subsidies through resale levy

Mr Richard Chan Yong Huat (“Have uniform HDB levy for second BTO flat purchase”; Sept 26) and Madam Liu Siok Ming (“Review HDB resale levy policy”; Oct 1) asked about HDB’s resale levy policy. Singapore citizen households enjoy…

Mass-market shoebox rents dip 3.5% in 3Q2015

Preliminary estimates indicate that rents for shoebox units dipped 1.9% quarter-on-quarter in 3Q2015. Mass-market shoebox units led the decline as monthly rents fell 3.5%or $73 from $2,089 in 2Q2015, to $2,016 in 3Q2015. On a brighter note, shoebox…

Rats found in 12th storey flat in Choa Chu Kang

Restaurant manager Chris Ng did not think he would have problems with rats in his flat. After all, his home is on the top storey of a 12-storey HDB blk at Choa Chu Kang Ave 2. But Mr…

6 things to check out at Coney Island Park

Mostly covered with lush vegetation, Coney Island, off the north-eastern coast of Singapore near Pulau Ubin, has always been home to myriad plants and animals. With the opening of the 50ha Coney Island Park last Sat, Singaporeans now…

New cat therapy centre opens at Turf Club Road

Cat lovers in the Republic have another reason to rejoice: for the price of a pair of socks, they will get to enjoy the company of a clutter of pedigree cats housed in the new Cats Safari located…

Korean consortium among parties interested in HSR

Korean mega consortium, comprising 50 public and private enterprises, is among the parties that have registered their interest to participate in the joint market-sensing exercise for the KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project. Responding to TODAY’s queries, a spokesperson…

The last Ubinites: A short hop, and a world away

A short bumboat ride away from Changi Point, Pulau Ubin feels like a world away from the bustling metropolis that Singapore has become. There are no sleek cars, shopping centres or high-rise buildings. Mobile phones are hardly in…

Everyone has role in catching litterbugs

I refer to the letter “Rewarding litterbug-spotters will only create a mercenary nation” (Oct 16). I fully agree with the writer’s point that it is the duty of citizens to blow the whistle when laws are broken. We…

Passion and proficiency

To horticulturists, cycads are precious find, with a long fossil history dating back millions of years ago. They grow slowly and live very long, some for as long as 1000 years! There are two known naturally occurring cycad…

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