Daily Archives: April 30, 2016 (12 Articles Found)

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Ammonia leak in Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre cold room; no one injured

Ammonia gas leaked in a cold room at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre on Thurs and Fri. No one was injured. SCDF said it was alerted at 9.19pm on Fri to an ammonia leakage at one of the…

Fire at Hume Ave condo kills one

A pre-dawn blaze at a condominium unit along Hume Ave claimed the life of of an elderly man, and left his wife requiring surgery for her burns. Neighbours said the deceased was Mr Alvin Ng, who was in…

New scheme in Toa Payoh East-Novena to promote safe sharing of footpaths

Volunteers will conduct monthly patrols around Toa Payoh East-Novena, in a bid to make footpaths safer for pedestrians who share the space with cyclists and other users of personal mobility devices. About 16 volunteers will go around the…

Delivering on parcel lockers

Online shopping has been all the rage in recent years. Total spending for last year was projected at $4.8 billion and is expected to grow to $6.9 billion by 2018. In tandem with the growth of e-commerce, logistics…

SLA moves to take possession of building after home owners refuse to budge

SLA is initiating proceedings to take possession of a walk-up building which needs to be demolished so that one of the stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) can be built. The property in question is a nine-unit…

Higher payouts being sought over TEL land acquisition

After months of hesitation, all six owners of a nine-unit walk-up apartment along Tanjong Katong Road, which needs to make way for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), collected cheques for the full compensation award yesterday. Despite accepting…

Constituency upgrading plans will go ahead ‘no matter who wins’

If SDP chief Chee Soon Juan is elected, Bukit Batok residents need not worry about proposed upgrading plans being scuppered as the opposition party will carry them out, SDP central executive committee member Paul Tambyah said yesterday. “The…

Rail resilience must extend to all areas

The recurrence of serious rail service breakdowns should never become “normalised” for example, by citing technical issues that take time to be fully addressed. Rail operators should instead take urgent action to ensure commuters are kept moving one…

Special cameras in town centres and walkways

Police cameras will be put up not just in housing blocks, but also town centres and public walkways, in a move to enhance vigilance. The cameras, to be installed from the second half of the year, will come…

SMRT CEO: New rail financing should cover fare-revenue risk

Singapore’s new rail financing framework (NRFF) should help operator SMRT Corporation shoulder the risk of fare revenue, says SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek, as market speculation that negotiations will be concluded soon gets stronger. At the same time, ongoing…

New NHB documentary tells stories of residents from Pulau Ubin

She hops onto a ferry to Pulau Ubin three times a week, and has been doing so for the past 20 years. To date, Ms Emily Chia, 26, believes her fondest childhood memories come from the little boomerang-shaped…

Two high-end homes sold at over $1 million loss

The recent top three unprofitable deals on existing housing chalked up losses close to $5 million and all were from the high-end segment, according to new caveats released by URA on Apr 15 and 19. The top loss…

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