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Errant cyclists in Woodlands Crescent caught on camera

Park Hotel Group officially opens fourth Singapore hotel

Park Hotel Alexandra was officially opened on Wed. The hotel is the fourth addition to the Park Hotel Group’s portfolio in Singapore, which also includes Grand Park Orchard and Park Hotel Clarke Quay. The 442-room Park Hotel Alexandra…

Lloyd’s opens new, bigger office in CapitaGreen

Insurance giant Lloyd’s on Wed opened its new, bigger office in CapitaGreen, as it looks to expand its presence and tap regional growth. Lloyd’s has been operating in Singapore since 1999. It has grown to 20 service companies…

NEA calls for proposals for waste recovery facility

NEA is calling for proposals for a mechanical and biological treatment facility. The pilot facility will harness mechanical and biological treatment technologies to maximise recycling and resource recovery from domestic waste, the NEA said on Wed. It will…

Increase no-smoking area around bus stops

Currently, smoking is banned within 5m of a bus stop. Often, we see dustbins positioned around that distance away from a bus stop, and smokers smoking next to these bins. However, due to the proximity, cigarette smoke invariably…

Everyone has a part to play in making libraries conducive

We thank Ms Catherine Tai Siew Leng for sharing her feedback on our libraries’ environment (“Ensure libraries are quiet for the enjoyment of all”; Oct 30). Our public libraries are community spaces meant for all. We take every…

Drone delivery trial: SingPost replies

We thank Mr Joseph Khoo for his feedback and best wishes (“Looking forward to drone delivery of mail”; Oct 30). Although there have been several postal service providers that have conducted similar trials in various parts of Europe…

BlackRock says still in talks for Singapore tower sale after suitor exits

BlackRock said it was still in negotiations with potential buyers for its office tower in Singapore, after local developer CapitaLand ended talks with parties on a prospective deal reported to be worth as much as $2.9 billion. “While…

Errant cyclists in Woodlands Crescent caught on camera

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Driving to work in the morning often feels like steering through an obstacle course for Kenneth Xie. Cyclists riding in groups, beating red lights or going against the flow of traffic are a part of the daily grind…

5 things you need to know about investing in REITs in Singapore

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are getting more popular as an investment tool in recent years for retail investors because of the growing investment-savvy population along with the general love that Singaporeans have when it comes to property…

Regional MD of LinkedIn to join PropertyGuru

PropertyGuru Group has announced the appointment of LinkedIn executive Hari Krishnan as President and Chief Business Officer, with effect from 1 Jan 2016. In this newly-created role, Krishnan will focus on leading and accelerating regional business growth initiatives,…

$1.2 million Tiong Bahru flat up for sale

A SIT flat along Eng Watt St in the hipster enclave of Tiong Bahru has been put on the market for a stunning $1.2 million, according to an online listing on PG. The asking price for the 1,080…

Public preview of 12 new DTL stations on Dec 5

A free preview of 12 new DTL2 stations will be given to members of the public during an open house event on Dec 5. When the DTL2 service begins on Dec 27, Singapore will have a total of…

More than just a real-estate agency

Within a short span of 15 years, OrangeTee has established itself as a key player in Singapore’s real-estate scene. Differentiating itself from local agencies which typically focus on growing the number of agents and transactions, OrangeTee’s approach is…

2 Telok Ayer shophouses fetch $18.2m

A pair of adjoining shophouses less than 20 metres from Telok Ayer MRT Station have changed hands for S$18.2 million. Both shophouses are three storeys high and with an attic. One is on a site with 199-year leasehold…

Car drives onto Capitol fountain, causing hole in ground

A car drove into a fountain area at Capitol Singapore yesterday afternoon and one of its wheels sank into the ground when some of the paving tiles gave way. “The fountain was turned off then, so maybe the…

Capitaland drops discussions to buy Blackrock’s office tower

CapitaLand, SEA’s biggest developer, said it withdrew from negotiations to buy Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore. CapitaLand has for now ceased negotiations regarding the potential acquisition and will continue to explore opportunities that allow it to generate…

Eco-Link@BKE open to public guided walks for first time

For the first time, the public will be able to walk along the ecological bridge called Eco-Link@BKE on guided walk sessions run by NParks. The public guided walks will be held on Nov 21, Dec 5 and 19…

Efforts to manage Singapore’s waste

NEA agrees with Mr Lam Chee On (“Persist with recycling to reap benefits”; last Sun). The challenges faced by Singapore in waste management may not be the same as those of other countries. Singapore’s waste management system is…

Rallying shopkeepers during breakdowns can revive kampung spirit

I commend Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s efforts to improve the rail system, which has been plagued by disruptions, and to minimise inconvenience to commuters. He deserves our support; it is no easy task managing Singapore’s transport network.…

NSEWL trains in SMRT

Did you know that 141 trains are currently used to operate SMRT’s NSEWL? There are four different models and while all of them share the same dimensions (23 metres long, 3.2 metres wide and 3.7 metres tall), the…

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