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‘Too difficult to do’ should not be reason to dismiss idea

There is no doubt that there is a need to register and license bicycles, especially motorised ones. However, LTA is unwilling to do this, saying it is too difficult to maintain a system that has to be constantly…

LTA’s stance on bike licensing disappointing

I am very disappointed with LTA’s reply (“LTA: Bicycle licensing not practical”; yesterday). It shows it is more concerned about the hassle of policing than about the safety of people. The statement that “most cyclists are considerate people”…

Ensure gym members don’t feel the crunch

California Fitness said that the closure of its Ngee Ann City outlet was part of its intention to “serve the Singapore community better” (“California Fitness shuts Ngee Ann City outlet”; last Sat). It should also focus on serving…

Finance portal offers 1.63% mortgage for private properties

Owners and buyers of completed or resale private properties can apply for a new mortgage with a 1.63 per cent interest rate. Personal finance portal MoneySmart.sg will offer an OCBC Bank loan from Mon to Feb 29. The…

Weak rental market sees HDB flats more resilient

In a weak rental market, HDB flats have proved to be slightly more resilient than private apartments. Rents for HDB flats rose 0.7 per cent last month from Dec, compared with a 0.2 per cent rise for private…

Rakuten to maintain regional HQ in Singapore as it retools e-commerce strategy

Japanese Internet services giant Rakuten is closing its marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as part of a retooling of its e-commerce strategy, the company said on Sat. It has announced that these websites will shut down come…

Latest home rental upticks seen as blips

Despite an uptick in rents for private non-landed homes and HDB flats in the last two months based on SRX Property flash estimates, some property consultants note that this does not necessarily signal a clean break from the…

MacRitchie route for MRT line an irreversible error

I am writing in to express my concern about the planned Cross Island Line. I feel strongly that the line should be routed along Lornie Road, one of the two proposed alignments, to avoid it cutting under the…

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