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Build on Raffles Hotel’s heritage, ‘so that people have reason to come’

On his first day as manager of Raffles Hotel in 1972, only 15 of its 127 rooms were occupied. The hotel was increasingly being seen as a colonial relic, and Mr Roberto Pregarz’s predecessor told him that it…

LTA needs to be more transparent on details about rail maintenance: WP

Even as Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said LTA is stepping up its supervision over rail operators’ maintenance performance, WP today called for more transparency on information on asset maintenance. Speaking to the media at a Christmas…

Hilton Hotel driveway ceiling collapses: 4 hurt

Part of the false ceiling at the Hilton Hotel’s drop-off area collapsed today, injuring four people — one man, two women and a child who had to be taken to hospital. The false ceiling at the driveway, which…

Singapore Cable Car welcomes 50 millionth rider with an array of gifts

It was her first cable car ride, but it ended up being more than just a breathtaking view. Three-year-old Olivia Chuan and her family also won gifts worth more than $2,000 on Sun for being the Singapore Cable…

Capsule hostels the inn-thing

A bed, reading light, power outlet, privacy, and some storage space that is all some travellers need. To cater to this group, hostels with capsule-like spaces, similar to those in Japan, have emerged, and are gaining a foothold…

SCDF steps up fire-risk checks for festive season

SCDF is stepping up its fire safety enforcement checks at commercial premises as the festive season goes into full swing. The agency said yesterday that officers had inspected shopping malls and public entertainment outlets at Tampines, Jurong and…

Land fiasco leaves wildlife group in a fix

In 2004, wildlife rescue group Acres got the licence to build a desperately needed animal shelter. The Singapore Zoo was running out of space to keep endangered animals that had been illegally imported here and rescued from dealers…

Jurong Country Club may appeal for higher compensation

Jurong Country Club (JCC) members are studying the compensation being awarded by the Government, which is acquiring the site, and are seeking advice on whether to appeal, ST has learnt. This comes on the back of news last…

Various ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ programmes to reach out to young

We thank Ms Rachel Lee Rui Qi for her letter “More emphasis on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ needed in curriculum” (Dec 7). We agree with Ms Lee on the importance of inculcating good 3R habits from a young age,…

‘No hiccups’ in plan for NDP 2016 at National Stadium

Organisers of next year’s NDP can still look forward to staging Singapore’s 51st birthday bash at the National Stadium, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday. Brushing aside media reports as “speculative”, he said: “I think we’ve had…

Is the Sports Hub pricing itself out of the game?

It was touted as the centrepiece of the $1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub, a domed architectural wonder that would put the island nation on the global sporting and entertainment map. But more than two years since opening its…

Men of details

The President’s Design Award, which honours Singapore designs and designers, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. At the awards ceremony last night at the Istana, President Tony Tan Keng Yam presented the Designer of the Year award to…

More history unearthed at Botanic Gardens

On the fringes of the Botanic Gardens sits a secret World War II air-raid shelter that had gone undetected for decades. The approximately 4m-tall, 5m-wide, 10m-long sand-coloured shelter was shrouded in thick vegetation and a towering ficus tree…

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