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New bus service to provide link between Punggol and Sumang Walk from next month

Residents of Sumang Walk will soon get a direct bus link to Punggol when a new bus service launches on Jan 3. Service 382G/W will enhance connectivity to Punggol MRT station and bus interchange, key transport hubs in…

Singapore’s first on-road bicycle lanes being built on Sentosa

Singapore’s first on-road bicycle lanes are being built on the resort island of Sentosa. SDC has started work on its network of bright green bicycle lanes, and they are due to be completed by the middle of next…

Online project shines spotlight on 50 days in Singapore history

American fast-food chain A&W may have pulled out of Singapore, but this brand famed for its root beer has a significant place in local history. On Sept 17, 1968, it opened Singapore’s first fast-food outlet at the former…

‘No added charge’ if you enter wrong platform at Stevens station

Commuters will not have to bear additional charges if they enter the wrong platform at the Downtown Line 2’s Stevens station, and have to tap out again, LTA said. An LTA spokesman assured commuters of this yesterday, amid…

More may opt for mortgages tied to fixed deposit rates

The threat of rising interest rates is prompting more home owners to re-finance their mortgages by tying them to fixed deposit rates. This means the repayment rate is directly related to the interest banks pay customers who deposit…

How to make recycling the norm

Hong Kah North is currently piloting its Towards A Zero Waste Community green campaign, with the placement of smart bins at the community club (“Hong Kah North rolls out smart bins in green campaign”; Mon). However, such smart…

End monopoly on fibre-optic cabling works

I recently contacted NetLink Trust to find out more about relocating the fibre-optic termination point (TP) in the HDB flat that I recently bought on the resale market. I was advised that the cost of moving the TP…

Parents, lead your children outdoors

I grew up in a family that loves the outdoors. Our weekly treks through parks and nature reserves were what brought us together, and gave us a deep sense of affinity with nature. Today, Singaporean children spend most…

Singapore is the favourite among Asian investors: Global Investor Outlook for 2016

According to Collier’s Global Investor Outlook for 2016, 48% of the Asia-Pacific investors surveyed are optimistic the growth in the investment volume of the region in 2016. Among the Asian investors, 41% of them favour Singapore, followed by…

Christmas wishes for a healthier property market

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but the property market is in the doldrums. For our Christmas special, The Edge Property polled stakeholders for their wishes that will, in their opinion, help improve the health of the property…

S’pore rental prices fall 4.3% from last year

Rental prices of private residential properties in Singapore fell 4.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from the same period last year, according to Knight Frank Global House Price Index. The city-state was among the world’s weakest…

New advisory suggests better lighting, CCTV to reduce harassment at work

Improving the lighting, installing CCTV systems and increasing the security presence at the workplace are some actions that can be taken to reduce workplace harassment. These measures were outlined in a new advisory that serves as a practical…

Tang scion buys The Verge for $317m

A well-known Little India property near Tekka Centre is being sold for $317 million to be redeveloped into a mixed project, including a mall and serviced apartments. The buyer of The Verge, once called Tekka Mall, is Mr…

Haw Par Villa to get fine dining, new museum

Nearly 80 years after it was built, the Haw Par Villa theme park is undergoing a makeover. Fresh attractions will be created with some focusing on brand new themes. Efforts are also in the works to bring in…

Most Singaporeans support decision to demolish the late Mr Lee’s house: Poll

Founding PM Lee Kuan Yew’s children earlier this month made clear their intentions to eventually demolish his house at 38 Oxley Road, and judging by an online poll, most Singaporeans are none too sentimental about it either. A…

Compass Point renamed twice: Other names in Singapore that drew flak

Suburban mall Compass Point in Sengkang has been renamed Compass One, after its previous name change to 1 Sengkang Mall drew flak online. Here are other examples of naming attempts that did not go down too well. 1)…

SG50 set new dimensions for local tourism landscape: Observers

The nation’s Golden Jubilee this year was a big draw for visitors. Not only did the celebrations help to boost tourist arrivals, industry observers said they started the push towards including more elements of culture and heritage in…

Marina Bay prepares to usher in the New Year

About 300,000 people are estimated to turn up for Countdown 2016 at Marina Bay, where there will be an eight-minute fireworks display happening for the first time over the entire stretch. “Last year, we had the fireworks in…

Waterway Point in Punggol to open on Jan 18

Waterway Point in Punggol will open on Jan 18, the mall confirmed on FB. Frasers Centrepoint Malls had announced in Aug that 90 per cent of the retail space in the mall has been tenanted. Waterway Point will…

137 food outlets’ licences suspended this year due to poor hygiene: NEA

The licences of 137 food outlets have been suspended so far this year for poor hygiene, said NEA on Wed. As at Nov 30, NEA said it has conducted about 136,000 inspections on food premises and there were…

Ascendas Hospitality Trust says unnamed buyer interested in takeover

Ascendas Hospitality Trust (A-HTRUST) said on Wed its managers are reviewing various strategic options after an unnamed party expressed interest in buying the trust. “This follows the recent receipt of an unsolicited EOI relating to the possible acquisition…

Compass Point to be renamed Sengkang Mall

Compass Point will have a new name when it re-opens with a new look next year. The shopping centre said on its FB page on Tues that the name Sengkang Mall has been approved by Government authorities. It…

SMRT disruption on 17 Dec 2015: Preliminary investigation

After a major disruption on 17 Dec 2015, SMRT engineers work through the night to determine what were the major causes. Detailed investigations could take several weeks or longer to conclude but we are determined to provide an…

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