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Put a stop to touting at Lau Pa Sat

It had been many years since I last set foot in Lau Pa Sat. However, a visit there last week was a great shock to me: Hawkers were openly touting for customers, especially if they were foreigners. A…

3 places where tired office workers can take a power nap in the Singapore CBD

If you ask me how I feel at work most of the time, my answer would be: sleepy. And judging by the exhausted faces on the MRT on any given weekday morning, 99% of Singaporeans feel the same…

4 estates in Singapore that have HDB prices so high that you can buy a condominium instead

The Singapore dream used to be about the 5Cs. It consists of having a car, a country club membership, credit cards, cash and a condominium. Given the fact that HDB resale prices in some housing estates in Singapore…

Get tough on unlicensed home bakers

I recently entered the F&b industry and opened a bake shop. I noticed that there are many home bakers who do not have a NEA food shop licence, yet are selling their products to the public. This puts…

Time to take lift safety up a level

Lift safety is back in the spotlight, with the Government promising to ramp up inspections islandwide after a number of high-profile mishaps recently. MND Minister Lawrence Wong said last week that he had asked BCA to step up…

Deploy cameras to stop illegal double-parking in HDB carparks

I applaud our TP, LTA and NEA for deploying surveillance cameras at locations where speeding, illegal parking and high-rise littering are rampant. I hope that HDB can do the same. At the rear of Blk 145, Teck Whye…

Changi Airport named World’s Best Airport for 4th year running

For the fourth consecutive year, Changi Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport by travellers at the 2016 World Airport Awards, an annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. This also marks the seventh time and the sixth…

Speed limits, lights recommended for electric bicycles, PMDs

Speed limits of 15kmh and 25kmh should be set for footpaths, and shared paths and cycling paths, respectively and all devices must clip on lights at the front and back and be turned on in the dark. Conventional…

Public opinion sought about locating Founders’ Memorial

The Government has asked the Founders’ Memorial Committee to get feedback from the public about whether the proposed memorial should be set up at Fort Canning Park or at Bay East Garden, which is part of Gardens by…

Curb nuisance caused by children in lifts

As one who lives in a public flat, I have experienced issues relating to lift malfunction, and I am sure many of us face breakdowns on occasion. I agree that the responsibility to ensure the smooth running of…

Allow bicycles, PMDs on footpaths, but with speed limits: Advisory panel

The Active Mobility Advisory Panel on Thurs submitted its proposed rules and code of conduct for the safe use of footpaths, cycling paths and shared paths to MOT. Among its recommendations, the 14-member panel made suggestions on the…

Are ‘fights’ over void deck space killing the kampung spirit?

Are we becoming less neighbourly? And is “kampung spirit” simply a phrase we like to bandy around but never truly embody? I wonder, because our void decks the shared spaces so synonymous with HDB living may now sprout…

‘Hospital of the Future’ Farrer Park Hospital opens in Singapore

Singapore’s newest private healthcare service provider Farrer Park Hospital has opened its doors on Wed to serve patients in Singapore and from abroad. The 220-bedded medical facility is part of a fully integrated hospital-hotel complex named Connexion that…

Consistel puts its name into 4th telco hat

Wireless network solutions provider Consistel told BT on Wed that it would challenge MyRepublic for the right to become Singapore’s fourth telco, amid a brewing telco war. Twenty-year-old Consistel said it has appointed an investment banker to help…

350 evacuated in Mandarin Orchard fire

About 350 hotel guests had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in a sixth-floor kitchen at Mandarin Orchard on Tues night. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at around 11.40pm. The fire, which involved…

Coming soon: Drone food deliveries in Singapore

Global food ordering app Foodpanda has tested delivering meals in Singapore via drones, or unmanned aircrafts, marking an escalation in the gravity-defying battle among service providers to snag customers. The online marketplace started testing drone deliveries a few…

Property firms tapping bond market to raise funds at attractive rates

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More property companies are leveraging the bond market to raise funds, with Ascott Reit and City Developments (CDL) both issuing bonds on Wed. Ascott Reit issued S$120 million in eight-year bonds with a 4 per cent coupon rate,…

Foreigners step up purchases of prime condos

After a series of distressed sales last year, things are starting to look up for owners at St Regis Residences. The latest transaction at the 173-unit luxury condo was that of a 5,543 sqft, five-bedroom duplex on the…

Privatised ECs in high demand

Some privatised ECs are still in high demand and notching up huge gains despite the cool property market. Just ask OrangeTee associate director Alan Yap, who gets calls every week for units he is marketing at Bishan Loft.…

What’s the secret behind Cairnhill Nine’s strong sales?

CapitaLand’s newest luxury project Cairnhill Nine booked strong sales when it was launched for sale over the past weekend. Although sales in CCR have dropped drastically since cooling measures were implemented, CapitaLand still managed to sell 134 out…

Online shopping will never defeat brick-and-mortar shops in Singapore: report

The rise of e-commerce will be insufficient to dethrone brick-and-mortar shops in Singapore, according to a report by RHB Research. RHB noted that even if the popularity of online shopping continues to grow, traditional shops will retain the…

This graph spells trouble for industrial landlords in Singapore

Industrial landlords in Singapore will grapple with fragile supply-demand dynamics within the factory and warehouse subsectors, according to a report by RHB Research. This chart illustrates the persistent weakness in Singapore’s manufacturing sector. RHB Research said that this…

Top property agents earn 66% more than average Singaporean

The median gross monthly commission earned by the top 300 property agents at ERA Realty Network hit $11,686 in 2015, according to latest statistics released by the property agency. This is 66 percent more than the median gross…

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