Daily Archives: January 17, 2016 (16 Articles Found)

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What is fair Wear and Tear in Singapore property market?

Ever heard that story about this great, reasonable landlord who safe-keeps your security deposit and readily gives it back the moment the lease ends and you move on to a new home – yeah, neither have we. Seriously…

More seniors being cheated by their kids

Social workers are seeing more senior citizens who have been cheated or financially abused by their children. The children may have tricked or talked the parents into selling their home, often with the promise that the parents can…

Son sells aged father’s three-room flat, takes money and leaves him destitute

At the age of 74, Mr Ng (not his real name) found himself heartbroken and destitute. His only son cheated him of his only asset, a three-room flat and left him to fend for himself. To get by,…

Outdoor learning, app for green tips among ideas at dialogue

An app to give daily tips on how to be environmentally friendly, theatre performances in water, and outdoor learning to instill the love of nature among children. These were just some of the ideas that surfaced yesterday during…

Markings make for safer rides at Gardens by the Bay

A 2.5km stretch of cycling lanes at the Gardens by the Bay has been painted with reflective strips to improve the safety of riders and other park users. The metre-long markings have been painted at intervals of 2m…

Skool4Kidz childcare centre in Yishun offers many facilities

Boasting an arts and craft studio, outdoor painting wall and community herb garden, a new childcare centre in Yishun is set to welcome its first intake by the middle of this year. Yesterday afternoon, more than 200 parents…

Make Orchard an alluring brand

The presence of marquee brands at Orchard Road has raised hopes that it might leverage more global giants in order to join the big league of shopping destinations. The latest to pick Orchard Road is premium lingerie retailer…

School name not a superficial matter

Student Ashley Tan Yu Yi has downplayed the importance of a school name (“Too much ado over JC’s name”; Jan 13). However, it is with a good name that a school, or any other organisation for that matter,…

Need to screen off smoking areas at eateries

I often patronise the coffee shops in HDB estates. I notice that owners of these eating establishments often place smoking and non-smoking tables close to one another. There is no clear demarcation between these smoking and non-smoking areas.…

DTL2 station signs need better display

The opening of DTL2 has benefited many commuters. There is, however, an area that needs improvement: The signs bearing the names of stations like Sixth Ave and King Albert Park are not visible to a person travelling along…

Improve bus bridging services

Regarding the recent MRT disruption between the Kranji and Admiralty stations (“Power fault halts train services”; Jan 10), the free shuttle bus services were activated quickly partly due to the proximity of the Kranji Bus Depot to Kranji…

Pulau Ubin visitors to get safety, security tips

With Pulau Ubin drawing about 2,000 visitors each weekend and more people making trips there in recent times, tips on crime prevention, fire safety and safe cycling will be given to islanders and visitors as part of a…

More designated smoking points in Nee Soon South by end-2016

Nee Soon South will have 50 designated smoking points by the end of the year. It is an expansion of a pilot in Jan 2014, where six such smoking points were tested in one of the zones in…

RIE2020: How Singaporeans can benefit from the new initiatives

This focus on tangible solutions to real problems is also present in the Urban Solutions and Sustainability (USS) domain. For RIE2020, the domain aims to develop technological solutions in the areas of land, water and energy use, all…

Bowling’s new home a game-changer

Flashing disco lights and thumping beats filled SingaporeBowling@Rifle Range last night, before local band 53A rocked the crowd on a makeshift stage set on the lanes. It was a grand opening for a facility that Singapore Bowling Federation…

X-Listing Price app to help sellers price their home

Property analytics firm StreetSine reckons it has the answer to that most crucial of questions, how should I price my home? It launched an application called X-Listing Price yesterday which integrates licensed valuations into the process of buying…

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