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Regulations, agencies’ collaboration needed to boost building productivity: Tharman

Regulations and collaboration among various agencies still need to be ironed out as Singapore’s builders continue to improve their construction productivity, Deputy PM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Wed. Mr Shanmugaratnam, who is also Coordinating Minister for Economic and…

3 conservation shophouses to sell for $24m to $25m

Three adjoining units of restored conservation shophouses along Spottiswoode Park Road have been put up for sale via an EOI exercise that will close on Feb 4. The asking price for the three shophouses is $24 million to…

Measures to fend off cyber attacks tested regularly: Singapore Power

Local power company Singapore Power has a “multi-faceted” approach to defending, detecting, responding and recovering from cyber attacks in place, according to a company spokesperson. This approach is done in “close consultation and guidance” from agencies such as…

NetLink Trust appoints new CEO

NetLink Trust announced on Wed that it has appointed Mr Tong Yew Heng as its new CEO. The local fibre network operator said its previous CEO Ng Yong Hwee stepped down to “pursue other interests”. NetLink Trust Chairman…

Dengue cases in Tampines spike to 188 on Tues

Despite stronger preventive measures against dengue, the number of cases in Singapore’s biggest cluster in Tampines rose by 10 in a single day to a total of 188 as of Tues, according to statistics from NEA. Tampines Town…

Pongal celebrations to begin with a street light-up on Fri

This year’s activities for Pongal, a harvest festival celebrated mainly by the Tamil community, will start with a street light-up in Serangoon Road on Fri and continue until Jan 24. Besides having more interactive performances and a heritage…

Maintain healthy balance in launching new flats

Though cooling measures have succeeded in stabilising the prices of resale flats in recent years, a balance must be maintained (“Too early to lift property curbs, says minister”; Dec 31). The Government has been responsible in supplying sufficient…

Don’t resist car-less push

Professor Kishore Mahbubani’s commentary (“The road to a car-less Singapore”; Dec 12) has reverberated with many readers. It is natural for people to resist change. Nonetheless, the world evolves through changes all the time. Thanks to our leaders,…

Making car-free plan more comprehensive

Many Singaporeans, tourists and retail businesses will welcome the plan for the CBD and Civic District to go car-free on selected Sun. I suggest the following measures to make the plan more comprehensive. Ensure all public transport systems…

Colliers Singapore appoints new business leaders

As part of its growth plans, Colliers Intl has announced two senior appointments to strengthen its Singapore team. Duncan White will head up the Office Services team, while Anthea To joined the firm in Nov last year to…

That uber driver might try to sell you a home in Singapore

When Billy Loh started in 2008 as a property agent, his profession was seen as a route to wealth in Singapore. Now, he has to know his way around the city to pay the bills. Loh, 50, is…

Qingjian Realty launches survey to seek young couples’ inputs on smart homes

What does smart living mean to young couples in Singapore? Chinese property developer Qingjian Realty will seek out the opinions of about 100 respondents through a survey to find out young couples’ attitudes towards smart living. It will…

Woman escapes injury after escalator step breaks at The Arcade

A woman escaped injury after a step on the escalator she was riding on at The Arcade along Raffles Place, broke, Chinese evening newspapers reported on Wed. The incident occurred at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon. The escalator is…

JTC Corp building ‘next-gen’ logistics hub

Industrial landlord JTC Corporation is building a next-generation facility as part of its efforts to boost innovation and efficiency within the logistics industry, Deputy PM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said yesterday. The multi-tenanted JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul, which will…

PUB designated as WHO collaborating centre

PUB’s Water Quality Office (WQO) has been designated as a WHO collaborating centre for another four-year term. First designated in 2012, the partnership with WHO promotes the safe management of drinking-water and integrated urban water management. PUB is…

NTU builds Singapore’s first “Lego-style” high-rise residences

NTU’s three new residential halls will be the country’s first public high-rise residential building to use a “Lego-style” construction method. According to the university, the method is also known as “Prefabricated Pre-Finished Volumetric Construction” (PPVC). It allows prefabricated…

Luxury home deals expected to rise this year: Knight Frank

Some investors will be lured back to Singapore’s high end residential market this year, according to a report by Knight Frank. Knight Frank said that the price decline seen in Singapore’s prime residential market is expected to persist…

AccorHotels to operate two hotels in Singapore and Malaysia

AccorHotels has inked a deal with GuocoLand for management of two newly built hotels in Singapore and Malaysia. According to AccorHotels, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre at Tanjong Pagar Centre and the Sofitel KL Damansara at Damansara City,…

Here’s the thorn in the side of underperforming CityDev

Despite having a diverse portfolio, City Developments had been one of the disappointments among the STI component stocks, with a YTD decline of 25%. According to RHB Research, this is on account of CityDev’s exposure to Singapore’s lackluster…

SPH REIT’s net property income rises by 5.8% to $40.1m

The property firm’s properties seemed to bend with the headwinds, as both of SPH REIT’s properties continued to exhibit resilience with their positive rental reversions. According to SPH REIT, Paragon’s occupancy was 99.8% by the end of Nov…

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