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SIBOR vs SOR: What’s the difference?

For those of you who are on the lookout for a home loan in Singapore, you probably have come across terms like ‘SIBOR’ and ‘SOR’. If you’re wondering what they mean and which type of home loan is…

JTC launches a B2 site at Woodlands Sector 2

JTC launched one confirmed-list site at Woodlands Sector 2 under the first half 2016 IGLS programme today. The 145,766 sqft parcel at Woodlands Sector 2 is zoned for Business-2 development. It has a 20-year tenure with a maximum…

Commuters can now use phones to pay for public transport trips

In a breakthrough for the adoption of NFC payments in Singapore, commuters will be able to tap their smartphones to make payments for all public bus and train fares, though iPhone users are not included just yet. LTA,…

JTC Food Hub @ Senoko offers fresh take on space

Companies in the food manufacturing industry will be able to tap new integrated facilities to increase operational efficiency next year. The JTC Food Hub @ Senoko will have 50 modular factory units of about 1,130 sqm each when…

New OBS at Coney Island: 5 things to know about OBS

Outward Bound Singapore, the site of camps and outdoor adventures for generations of Singaporeans, is getting another campus on rustic Coney Island. The new campus, announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech on Mar…

Fire breaks out at Midpoint Orchard

A fire broke out at Midpoint Orchard shopping mall last night. SCDF traced it to a stack of dry towels that had been left in the sauna room of beauty salon Rupini’s, which is on the third floor…

Small fire at Marina Square’s Carl’s Jr outlet, no one injured

A small fire occurred at a Carl’s Jr outlet, located on the first floor of Marina Square mall around 6pm this evening. No one was injured in the incident. The Marina Square mall fire safety officers put out…

Man who sued Sembawang town council after becoming paralysed from a fall dies

Mr Aw Kian Chow, who sued the Sembawang Town Council after he became paralysed from a fall in a sheltered walkway, died on Sat. Mr Aw, 59, slipped and fell at a sloping ramp while walking home one…

Responsible cycling can make sport a joy

Cycling gives me tremendous joy, and I look forward to donning my gear in the morning and heading out on hour-long rides during weekdays. I have learnt some things as a cyclist. Pedestrians have the right of way.…

Keep OBS campus out of Coney Island

The news that there is going to be a new Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) campus built on Coney Island (“$250m Outward Bound campus for Coney Island”; last Fri) is extremely disappointing. I believe that I speak for many…

En Bloc Sales – how does it work?

You finally found your dream house, you made it your home, life is good and then someone bulldozes it and decides to build a proverbial highway right through it. While the power of private property is substantial, it…

The 4 most Hipster-ised areas in Singapore

We all need a place to sip overpriced coffee and pretend to be writing a novel. Fortunately, Singapore has no shortage of options. Now, you can be pretentious about your tastes in music to… to other people being…

Are buyers spooked by cemetery homes?

Repurposing a house or burial ground is a good way to meet the angry souls of wronged victims, according to every horror movie ever. It’s also a good way to raise land value, which is why horror writers…

Growing redundancies will add to property market woes

Singapore’s job market is looking bleak, with 15,580 layoffs in 2015. This was the highest since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008/09. This follows news that middle-aged PMETs have a harder time finding new jobs. This is ill-timed…

Man ordered to vacate flyover home of 5 years

45-year old man has been living like a hermit for five years under a flyover, without piped water or electricity. Lu Guofa told Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao in a report yesterday that he had come here from Selangor,…

LRT passengers forced to walk on track after train fault in Sengkang

Some passengers found themselves walking on the LRT tracks in near-darkness in Sengkang on Tues evening, due to a train fault. Off-duty cameraman Rajamohann Alrum Murugaiah said he was on the train travelling from Sengkang station to Renjong…

Ang Mo Kio lift incident: Investigation shows brakes ‘likely not functioning well’ then

Investigations from an Authorised Examiner (AE) and BCA have shown that the lift in Ang Mo Kio that shot up 17 floors and trapped a domestic helper for about 90 minutes earlier this month likely had brakes that…

Pest control checks done nightly: Waterway Point

Following a complaint from a patron who said she saw a rat fall from the ceiling while at an eatery, Punggol’s Waterway Point has intensified pest control measures, it said. After the incident, inspections by NEA detected some…

Singapore start-up develops robot for food delivery

Local start-up Aitech Robotics and Automation (R&A) has developed a robotic prototype to make deliveries for F&B outlets, it announced on Tues. This robot can be deployed in F&B outlets or in office buildings to facilitate the delivery…

NKF opens Singapore’s first 24-hour dialysis centre

To better serve patients who require longer dialysis sessions or have busy work schedules, NKF officially opened Singapore’s first 24-hour dialysis centre on Tues. The centre, located at Jurong West St 91, also offers night-time dialysis sessions that…

Largest Uniqlo store in Singapore to be located at Orchard Central

Japanese cheap-chic fashion brand Uniqlo will open its first global flagship store in Singapore and in SEA region “this autumn”, according to a press release on Tues. The new store, which will be the largest in Singapore and…

Will property cooling measures ever be eased?

Developers were hit with a double whammy in Budget 2016—not only did the government decree that cooling measures are here to stay, but policymakers also refrained from deferring foreign worker levies in the construction sector. While these actions…

Newton Road site acquired for $18.8m

Homegrown property firm Amara Holdings is believed to have purchased a freehold bungalow at 31 Newton Road for $18.8 million. This translates to $1,256 psf based on its land area of 14,966 sqft. The group also owns a…

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