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Best Denki plans to open 2 more stores

Despite a slowdown in the consumer electronics industry here, Japanese electronics chain Best Denki is expanding, with plans to open two new stores next year. This will bring the number of Best Denki stores in Singapore to 13.…

Major airports investing $12b to make travel easier: Survey

Money is being pumped in to make flying less of a hassle for travellers as airports, including Changi, continue to invest in technology. This year, global spending by major airports is expected to hit US$8.7 billion (S$12.2 billion),…

Nursing home creates own ‘Garden of Eden’

There are 200 papaya trees and plots of sweet potato leaves, ladies fingers, pumpkins and other vegetables, like in a small farm. But the place is actually part of a nursing home, and the gardeners are ambulance drivers,…

Shunfu Ville: Two developers express interest

The lacklustre collective sale market looks a bit perkier after two developers submitted EOI in the Shunfu Ville site. The 358-unit project in Upper Thomson was put on sale in Sept with an asking price of at least…

Small units pay off at two new condo launches

Sales at two condominiums launched over the weekend were largely within expectations, given the quiet market. About 120 of the 200 units released at the 663-unit Principal Garden in Prince Charles Crescent were sold at an average price…

Catching ‘rats’ in the rail system

The provision of free bus services during major rail disruptions is one of the mitigatory measures being taken to help commuters cope in the immediate aftermath of a breakdown. Other steps are greater ease in getting refunds and…

5 things a property investor should remember

The property market has cooled down a fair bit. Singapore has seen two consecutive years of price declines. The gap between buyers’ and sellers’ expectations is still too big and there does not seem to be much good…

St Andrew’s naming dispute: Condo, mall renamed The Poiz Residences, Centre

An upcoming condominium and mall in Potong Pasir have had their proposed names changed from The Andrew Residences and The Andrew Village to The Poiz Residences and The Poiz Centre, after the original names raised the ire of…

Let’s protect and give way to the weakest!

We want to encourage walking and cycling: a green and healthy lifestyle. We will have more footpaths and cycling paths. Meanwhile, the market is responding with different types of PMD. We need a simple, clear and consistent set…

Slew of free events to launch National Gallery on Nov 24

A decade in the making, the jewel that will crown the reinvigorated Civic District adding to the likes of The Arts House, The Esplanade, and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is ready to welcome its first visitors.…

Final report on lift incident submitted to BCA

The final investigation report on the Tah Ching Road lift incident that severed an elderly woman’s hand was submitted to BCA yesterday, and the authority will review the findings and make an independent assessment within the next few…

New measures enough to keep transport competitive

I refer to the report “Govt should run public transport system: Kishore” (Oct 30), and disagree with the way Professor Kishore Mahbubani views the issue. The new bus contracting model and rail financing framework will keep the two…

Should privatised public transport rely on taxpayers’ money?

Professor Kishore Mahbubani is right. The Government should run public transport, since Singapore is too small a market to be competitive. In any case, is it right to use taxpayers’ money to shore up the profits of these…

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