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Apple Store in S’pore may edge resellers out

BCA CEO wins award for sustainability effort

BCA CEO John Keung has won the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Chairman’s Award 2015 for his efforts in advancing the green building movement here. He was one of three recipients who accepted the award at the WorldGBC…

New Circle Line stations to give direct access to southern Singapore

Singapore commuters will have direct access to the greater CBD and Marina Bay in a decade, with three stations added in the sixth stage of the Circle Line (CCL). Property analysts believe that CCL6, by creating greater access…

Apple Store in S’pore may edge resellers out

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The entry of a full-fledged Apple Store here may edge out authorised premium resellers, especially those in the Orchard Road area where the new store may eventually be located. Currently, customers who buy Apple products, such as MacBooks,…

Buyer activity returns to District 15 and Scotts Square in District 9

District 15 in the East Coast is considered the most prestigious residential neighbourhood after Orchard Road’s prime Districts 9, 10 and 11 as well as Sentosa Cove and Marina Bay. It appears that the East Coast has been…

Do cemeteries impact prices of nearby properties?

The award of a plot of land in Sengkang to Eternal Pure Land, which planned to develop it into a commercial columbarium, drew the ire of prospective residents at a nearby HDB project. The government subsequently withdrew the…

The Future Of Us exhibition to open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay

The Future Of Us exhibition, which caps the country’s SG50 celebrations, will open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay. Members of the public can book tickets for the free exhibition, which runs till Mar 8 next…

S’pore’s hub status ‘offers hope to hospitality sector’

The difficulties facing the hospitality market are likely to persist into the next year, but Singapore’s position as a key regional hub brings hope, according to a leading industry executive yesterday. Ms Eu Chin Fen, CEO of Frasers…

Ensure libraries are quiet for the enjoyment of all

I am a regular patron of the public libraries. There have been numerous occasions when parents take their children into the adult section, and it is not uncommon to see toddlers and young children making a lot of…

Rail repair, maintenance: SMRT replies

We refer to the letters by Dr Ho Ting Fei (“S’pore must learn from Hong Kong’s rail operator”) and Mr Aaron Ang Chin Guan (“People make all the difference”; both published on Wed). SMRT Group’s rail maintenance-related expenditure…

Still no clarity on uneven HDB resale levy

The HDB’s Mrs Lily Chan-Wong Jee Choo said in her letter on Oct 17 (“Fairer distribution of subsidies through resale levy”): “The levy reduces the subsidy on the second subsidised flat, so as to maintain a fair allocation…

Expressway noise also drives up air-con use

Another factor that leads to an increased use of air-conditioning is noise pollution from expressways (“Focus on building design to cut air-con use” by Ms Lim Siat Foong; Mon). Many HDB flats and condominiums are built right next…

Fallen barrier at carpark: Who’s responsible?

I was at Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Sept 29 for treatment, and parked my car at the open carpark outside the A&E department. When I returned, I found a broken gantry barrier in front of my car…

Crowdfunding real estate

Imagine being able to design and develop your own condominium. For the average Joe, that is likely only a dream given the cost involved. Today, however, this is a possibility with crowdsourced design and crowdfunded developments. Through crowdfunding,…

Understanding logic behind codes of practice key to solving rail problems

I read with concern the report “How to boost rail reliability: Hire ‘rat catchers’” (Oct 27). Let me start with the rat and codes of practice. The rat jumped over the bus bars and caused a short circuit,…

Privatisation of public transport may have gone too far: Mahbubani

Privatisation of Singapore’s public transport system may have gone “too far”, and the government should consider running the system instead, a leading academic said on Thurs. Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,…

4 more tenants set to move out of Knightsbridge

Four more tenants will be moving out of Knightsbridge, after news broke earlier this week that a fitness club was vacating its space in the Orchard Road mall to make way for Singapore’s first Apple Store. They are…

Biggest underground train depot set to become even bigger

When it opened in 2009, Kim Chuan train depot was hailed as the biggest underground depot in the world. By 2025 it will be even bigger. The 12ha facility, which stables trains for the Circle Line (CCL), will…

Remember Murphy’s Law

A new train being tested in the early morning caused a power failure on the North East Line (NEL) earlier this week. I do not know yet why the new train failed, but I made two observations about…

More affordable to buy a resale flat

At the National Day Rally (NDR) this year, PM announced several measures to make public housing more affordable for more Singaporeans, and to help more families live closer together for mutual care and support. Some of the measures…

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