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Resident proposes using town council’s billboard in Aljunied

An ‘unusual’ request in Aljunied GRC has generated a big reaction on social media. A young man proposed to his girlfriend using the public billboard near Blk 117 Bedok Reservoir Road. Posting on his FB page, MP for…

Fire at Orchard Plaza carpark involving discarded items

A fire broke out at Orchard Plaza this evening. SCDF told TODAY that it was alerted to the fire at 6.50 pm. It took place at the building’s B2 carpark, the SCDF said, and involved discarded items. The…

Auctioned properties sales value at 5-year high, more residential properties in list

Total sales value of properties sold at auctions this year saw a five-year high of S$102.27 million. The rise in total sales value was mainly contributed by big-ticket items sold earlier in the year, particularly in the residential…

M1, Keppel Land run pilot of smart home system at condo

A pilot programme to create smart homes has been introduced by M1 and Keppel Land. Thirty households at The Luxurie, a 622-unit condominium in Sengkang, will have smart healthcare and home solutions installed in their homes under the…

Intl schools expanding to meet rise in demand

Nexus and EtonHouse intl schools have announced expansion plans amid growing demand from expatriate parents who have struggled to find places in local schools. Nexus, which was awarded a new campus site in Aljunied by EDB early this…

NTU club undergoing upgrading works

Upgrading and renovation works to NTU Alumni Club (NTUAC) building at one-north in Buona Vista have begun. The facilities, including its level 1 and level 2 carparks, have been closed since Dec 1. When completed by the end…

Changi Airport’s Runway 3 works on hold till after Singapore Airshow in Feb

Major works to give Changi Airport a third landing strip to handle a growing number of flights have been put on hold until after Feb.This is because Runway 3, which is currently used for military flights, will be…

Plans for $15 million nursing home with different care model shelved

Plans for a $15 million nursing home have been aborted after it failed to secure government subsidies. Work on Jade Circle, a four-storey building next to the Salvation Army’s Peacehaven home in Changi, was supposed to start this…

History fraternity gives its take on Founders’ Memorial

The upcoming Founders’ Memorial could leverage the Republic’s existing network of museums, monuments and historical sites. The history fraternity wants the memorial to not be a standalone structure but be incorporated into historic precincts such as the Civic…

Architect of green building movement

Over the last decade, green buildings have sprouted up across the island from Jurong to Pasir Ris. From just 17 in 2005, there are now more than 2,500 of these environmentally friendly buildings, making up around 30 per…

Low ridership, but some stations open

There are more than 12,000 residents in the seven condominiums along Hume Ave alone. This should be considered adequate ridership to justify the outlay of opening Hume MRT station (“Ridership projection for Hume station under review” by LTA;…

S’pore as Asia’s start-up nation, infrastructure financing hub?

Singapore’s economic model over the last 50 years has, undoubtedly, been a great success. The state recognised early on the limitations of a small domestic market and embarked on an aggressive drive to attract foreign capital from the…

Ongoing efforts to enhance resilience to climate change

I refer to last Wed’s letters by Mr Ng Ya Ken (“Singapore can lead by example”) and Dr Teoh Ren Shang (“Ways we can walk the talk”). The Paris agreement is the first global pact on climate change…

Tough to break bond between man and car

I share Professor Kishore Mahbubani’s hope that Singapore could one day become a car-less country (“The road to a car-less Singapore”; Dec 12). It is true that a car-less society would stand to benefit from land freed up…

Public advised not to consume water directly from Pulau Ubin’s taps, wells

The authorities on Mon advised the public not to consume water directly from wells and taps in Pulau Ubin, after the water quality on the island was found to have deteriorated. All food establishments at Pulau Ubin will…

Water pipeline along SLE temporarily shut for repair

A water pipeline along the SLE has been temporarily shut down for repairs on a leak, said PUB in an advisory on Mon. The pipeline supplies water to customers in the Punggol, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Loyang/Changi, Simei and…

BCA launches new training facility equipped with VR tech

BCA has launched a new training facility on Mon. Equipped with virtual reality technology, the facility will allow designers and contractors in Singapore to simulate an entire construction project in 3D instead of using traditional paper and screen…

KSH forms JV company with Lian Beng and Heeton

KSH Holdings says its wholly-owned subsidiary KSH Hotels Investments, has entered into a joint-venture arrangement with units of Lian Beng Group and Heeton Holdings to incorporate Prospere Hotels. One hundred ordinary shares of $1 each for cash consideration…

Cutting teeth

As a young, inexperienced father, my firstborn’s teething when her first pair of teeth cut through the gums was quite an experience as she became irritable and restless. My wife and I felt helpless, not quite knowing what…

Protect your home – a guide to mortgage loan insurance

At long last. All the weekend viewings, the endless paper work, the calls, the negotiations, it’s all over. You’ve finally bought your property and have a house to call your home. Which leaves only one thing left to…

Green building a smart, socially-responsible way to do business

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Developers and occupiers, who perhaps in the early days of green buildings considered themselves more progressive, may have picked the green path because it was the right thing to do. But these days, what’s drawing them in are…

Rental gap narrowing between suburban and Orchard malls

The rental gap between prime spaces in suburban malls and Orchard malls has been narrowing and this trend is slated to continue into 2016. Property consultants noted that the relative resilience of suburban malls stems from their larger…

Waning rents, tenant demand prompt malls’ repositioning

In the heyday of the retail-property market, many landlords were eager to slice retail spaces into smaller units to lease out at higher rents per square foot. Now in the face of softening rents and dwindling tenant sales,…

New trash bins with sensors in Hong Kah North

The Hong Kah North constituency is stepping up efforts to encourage residents and workers in the Bukit Batok area to be more eco-friendly, generate less food waste and reduce carbon emissions, Senior Minister of State for the Environment…

Why was National Stadium designed to cost so much?

While organisers of local sports events must foot at least the operating cost, it is not possible for all events to generate income for the National Stadium (“High costs ‘a new reality’ with new National Stadium”; Dec 17).…

SMRT upgrades older trains on the north-south and east-west lines

Improving the North-South and East-West Lines SMRT is making good progress in its multi-year, multi-project efforts to renew the NSEWL. This marks the biggest transformation of the Lines since they were built in the 1980s. The C151 Kawasaki…

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