Daily Archives: February 6, 2016 (8 Articles Found)

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Ground-floor unit in Bedok Reservoir catches fire; no injuries reported

A unit on the ground floor of a Bedok Reservoir HDB block caught fire on Sat afternoon. Nobody was injured, said SCDF. SCDF said that they were alerted to the fire at Blk 624 Bedok Reservoir Road at…

Room for heritage as SGH undergoes revamp

The next 20 years will see the Outram Campus, which includes the country’s oldest hospital SGH, undergo a massive transformation. But there will still be room for history. Buildings such as the 100-year- old Bowyer Block and clock…

Balestier Point could be up for collective sale

The owners of Balestier Point, a mixed-use freehold development incorporating the former Ruby Theatre, are looking at putting it up for collective sale. The reserve price for the property, comprising a two-storey retail podium with basement and an…

Singapore needs to manage water demand

Singapore is an island city-state of 719 sqkm with a population of 5.5 million people, 139 sqkm and 3.7 million people more than at independence in 1965. This growth is only one of the many indications of the…

Many benefits to childcare centres at workplaces

I applaud the move to set up childcare centres at workplaces (“More childcare centres set up at workplaces”; Mon). This makes sense, without a doubt. Parents would be able to check on their children during the day, allowing…

Bike licensing would be ineffective

Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo’s assertion that bicycle licensing would be ineffective is quite valid (“Speed limits for cyclists”;last Sat). Bicycle licensing does not work as a law enforcement mechanism for two primary reasons: inefficiency…

Let cycling culture develop naturally

I disagree with Ms Amy Loh Chee Seen’s view that licensing will be able to curb errant riding in Singapore (“Bicycle licensing necessary to curb errant riding”; Wed). Whether for leisure or for regular commuting, the use of…

Fret not about house price increases and debts

One of the concerns about the private residential property market is that rapid price increases are inducing households to chase after the market and, in doing so, take on further debt. The procurement of more debt is part…

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