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Hotel in Katong lifts artist’s work without his permission

Artist Richard Lee Xin Li had a rude shock on Tues when he saw an image on FB of an upcoming boutique hotel in Katong. An artist’s impression of one of the rooms had incorporated his illustrations without…

Katong’s iconic Red House to reopen by second quarter of 2016

The iconic Red House in Katong, which once housed a famous bakery, and five adjacent shophouses are on track to reopen by the second quarter of next year as a residential and commercial development. The six properties are…

New bus services to be launched

Four new bus services will be launched later this month as part of the nation’s five-year plan to ease the peak-hour squeeze and boost connectivity. They will serve areas such as Sembawang, Bukit Panjang and Changi. Three of…

TMC Education to sell Peninsula Plaza strata lots for S$1.21 million loss

Private education firm TMC Education has finally found a potential buyer for two strata-titled lots at Peninsula Plaza but will have to book a S$1.21 million loss on the sale, it said in a SGX filing on Thurs.…

Ridership study to be conducted for Singapore-JB RTS

LTA is looking for a consultant to conduct a ridership study for the Rapid Transit System project that is set to link Singapore and Johor Bahru. A tender was called on Mon and LTA said this is the…

Challenger to close megastore at Funan DigitaLife Mall

IT and electronics retailer Challenger Technologies will close its 53,000 sqft flagship megastore at Funan DigitaLife Mall it said on Wed. This follows the announcement by CapitaLand Mall Trust Management (CMTL) that it will close the shopping centre…

Retailers not given advance notice of Funan DigitaLife Mall closure

Rumours have been swirling for months that Funan DigitaLife Mall could close or be sold. However retailers at the IT and electronics shopping hub told CNA they only knew that the mall would close for redevelopment for three…

Talks to hold NDP 2016 at Sports Hub at an impasse

With about nine months to go before the NDP next year, the venue for the event is still up in the air, with Sports Hub and MINDEF locked in negotiations. The 2016 NDP was expected to be held…

X’mas decoration along Orchard Road catches fire

A Christmas decoration on a street lamp post along Orchard Road caught on fire this evening, the second such incident to occur over the past eight days. The fire had took place at 277 Orchard Road. SCDF was…

Singapore attractions among Facebook’s most checked-in places globally

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands have made it to FB’s top 20 most checked-in locations around the world this year, ahead of other well known attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and…

Funan DigitalLife Mall to be redeveloped: 6 things about the iconic IT mall

CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited said on Thurs morning that it will be redeveloping Funan DigitaLife Mall into an “experiential creative hub”. It is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016 and undergo a three-year renovation.…

Singapore’s iconic Raffles Hotel: A look at its owners through the years

Accor SA, Europe’s biggest hotel operator which owns brands such as Ibis and Sofitel, has announced it is buying the company that owns the Raffles, Swissotel and Fairmont brands. This is the latest change of ownership for Singapore’s…

Meet Mr Baxter, the pick-and-pack robot at DHL’s new centre

Logistics giant DHL is giving customers a glimpse of the warehouse of the future at its $10 million Asia-Pacific Innovation Centre, the first such centre outside Germany. The new centre, supported by EDB was opened yesterday at TampinesLogis…

Haw Par Villa’s last artisan

Painting topless mermaids, chicken-headed prostitutes and impaled heads is all part of a day’s work for Mr Teo Veoh Seng. He has helped to maintain Haw Par Villa’s 1,000-odd surreal sculptures for the past 68 years. Mr Teo,…

Making recycling more convenient

We thank Mr Lim Chang Siang for his feedback (“Get bin design right to make recycling easier”; Mon). To encourage more households to recycle, NEA provides a blue recycling bin at the common area next to every HDB…

Fullerton a reflection of nation’s transformation

Having worked at the former Fullerton Building from 1961 to 1997, I was filled with a deep sense of nostalgia and joy to read that the iconic building has been gazetted as Singapore’s 71st national monument. This majestic…

Shell shuts ethylene cracker complex in Singapore due to corrosion

Royal Dutch Shell has shut its ethylene cracker complex at its Pulau Bukom manufacturing site in Singapore for maintenance to repair external corrosion in some areas, a spokeswoman said on Thurs. “As a result, we have declared force…

Prices of private homes likely to stay depressed

There will not be a major correction next year but factors from oversupply to lending curbs will keep prices of private homes and EC depressed, say analysts. They also warn that any let up on cooling measures seems…

Falling concrete slab narrowly misses passers-by in Orchard

Two women escaped being injured by a slab of concrete that fell from a pedestrian bridge outside Orchard Plaza early yesterday morning. Just minutes before the concrete fell, the women had walked under the bridge linking Cuppage Plaza…

Funan DigitaLife Mall to be closed 3 years for redevelopment

Funan DigitaLife Mall on North Bridge Road, a shopping centre primarily known for shops selling computers and other electronic gadgets will be closed from the third quarter of 2016, to be redeveloped into a “creative hub”. The mall…

Netizens bid farewell to popular Instagram tree which will be removed next week

Couples have posed beside it during wedding shoots and dates, while local shutterbugs have often used it as a backdrop for their creative endeavours. Now, it is time to say goodbye to the iconic Punggol tree affectionally dubbed…

DBS unveils academy to groom finance talents

Companies are key players in creating innovative societies and as Singapore gears up to transition into a smart nation, an upstart culture in large organisations such as DBS’ will not only help them grow faster at home and…

Accor Hotel buys Canada’s FRHI, owners of Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

French hotel group Accor Hotel said yesterday it had agreed to buy Canada’s FRHI, owners of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel luxury hotel groups, from its current Qatari and Saudi owners. The acquisition, which covers 155 hotels and…

Keong Hong to acquire office property in Japan for $10.6m

Keong Hong Holdings will acquire an office building and its in Osaka, Japan for a total consideration of $10.6m. The acquisition comprises ownership of the land and building located at 4-4-10 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka. The land size…

Sunseap clinches tender for Singapore’s largest solar deal ever

Sunseap Leasing has been awarded the first tender under Singapore’s solar lead demand programme SolarNova, according to HDB and EDB. The tender comprises 76 megawatts-peak (MWp) of solar power, and will cover 831 HDB blocks, as well as…

Singapore ranked as Asia’s third most expensive city for construction

Singapore is Asia’s third most expensive city to build in, according to the Intl Construction Costs Index published by design and consultancy firm Arcadis. The list is topped by Hong Kong, followed by Macau. Globally, Singapore is the…

Malaysians, Mainland Chinese still eager to snap up Singapore homes

Mainland Chinese and Malaysians continue to have a strong appetite for Singapore residential properties despite unfavourable exchange rates, according to a report by DTZ. In the third quarter, some 275 homes were purchased by Malaysians, making up about…

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