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Walk on wild side in Kranji Marshes

Property Auction: How to make it successful?

Every other Tues afternoon, a hundred-some people join the monthly gathering on the third floor of the Amara Hotel. It is always held in the Amara Hotel. A mix of property agents, rookie home-buyers, seasoned investors and real…

30 WWII tours to be launched to mark 74th anniversary of the Battle of Singapore

Tours of World War II sites and structures in Singapore will be conducted from Feb 12 to 28 to mark the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Singapore. There will be 30 of these tours, to places such…

Waive ERP charges during delays caused by accidents

Sometimes, motorists leave home early to avoid having to pay ERP charges. However, when accidents occur on expressways, motorists end up paying for ERP on account of the delay. Could LTA improve the system such that motorists who…

Tweak free-parking policy at parks

It is good that the Government is looking at extending the new two-hour free-parking policy to carparks at various parks (“2-hour free parking may be extended”; Jan 30). However, the free hours are only from 6.30am to 8.30am.…

Why not extend DTL to join NSL?

The NSL is one of the most used MRT lines and is always packed during peak hours. I had a chance to take a bus from Hillview to Woodlands, and went past the new Downtown Line. What struck…

Parkour group runs into obstacles in Singapore

In one fluid motion, Eric Moor hurdled over a couple of low walls, before making a powerful leap. His fellow parkour practitioners looked on slack-jawed as Moor landed perfectly on the narrow top edge, no wider than the…

Downtown Line 2: Promising start

Ridership on the Downtown Line (DTL) has been good and continues to grow steadily. It has risen by up to 30% since 4 Jan, the first school/work day of the year. This has also brought benefits to the…

Lane closed after oil spill along Kampong Bahru Road

Another oil spill, the third one since Fri, occurred along Kampong Bahru Road towards Jalan Bukit Merah earlier this afternoon. One lane has been closed to traffic for LTA to resurface it, said an LTA spokesperson this evening.…

LTA investigating broken railing at Boat Quay after man fell

LTA is looking into a broken railing at an underpass at Boat Quay, after a man fell and hurt himself while taking photographs in front of the railing on Sun. In response to queries, a spokesperson said yesterday:…

Lack of free parking has led to slow business, say Parkland Green tenants

Less than two years after it was launched to provide more recreational options at the popular East Coast Park, some of Parkland Green’s tenants are seeing business take a hit after the authorities imposed parking charges at the…

Express bus lanes: Good idea, but just a first step

I am glad to hear that the authorities have made the bold move of assigning one lane of the three-lane North-South Expressway (NSE) as an express bus lane to encourage a shift away from a car-centric transport system…

Recognise the silent heroes of energy conservation instead

I refer to the report on the competition in the South West District to see which household saves the most energy (“Over 2,000 households to compete on who can save the most energy” Feb 1). Instead of a…

Walk on wild side in Kranji Marshes

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Even in built-up Singapore, there are places where nature and wildlife thrive. The newly opened Kranji Marshes, for instance, are home to 54 species of butterflies, 33 species of dragonflies and more than 170 species of birds including…

Stagnant water, mozzies at Road Safety Park

Stagnant water frequently collects in the drain at the Road Safety Park in East Coast Park, and mosquitoes have been breeding there. I have given feedback about this since 2014, and have seen NEA officers collecting plastic tubes…

Will *Scape 2.0 be youth haven at last?

*Scape, a youth hangout which opened next to Orchard Cineleisure just six years ago, has been given a $2.5 million makeover. After completing the revamp late last year, it now offers facilities such as a 100-seater indoor gallery…

More GLS residential sites to be triggered for sale as developers rush to replenish landbanks

There was a time when developers preferred to accumulate land parcels through private land deals, but all that is now in the past. As cooling measures keep a lid on private transactions, a report by DTZ said that…

Property investment sales crash to six-year low in 2015

Property investment sales in Singapore dropped 15% to $16 billion in 2015, according to a report by DTZ. This marks the lowest sales volume since 2009, largely due to the mismatch of price expectations between buyers and sellers,…

Distressed sales await mass-market homes as headwinds escalate

Some homeowners who bought mass-market condominium units as investment properties might be pushed to distress sales this year, a developer warned in the latest RESI by REDAS and NUS. “Large numbers of completions expected in 2016 would put…

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