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To Airbnb or not to Airbnb…

Sometimes, the best regulatory response to emerging disruptive technologies is to stall. Not rushing to regulate lets the market find its own level, and gives time for the disrupter, the incumbent, the consumer and other stakeholders time to…

Extra cash spurs some to open homes to strangers

The chance to make new friends, a passive income and a weak rental market are among the reasons why people here offer their homes and rooms for short-term rentals even though the practice is illegal. One such host…

Plans to protect Pulau Ubin’s rich biodiversity in the works

A rejuvenated shoreline, a new coastal boardwalk and spaces for critically endangered animal species such as otter dens are in the works for Pulau Ubin, in an effort to protect the island’s rich biodiversity. Works to restore the…

Almost 88,000 households applied for elderly-friendly home improvement scheme

Nearly 88,000 households have applied for a HDB programme to enhance home safety for the elderly since it was introduced in July 2012. Out of this number, about 52,500 households have opted for the programme called Enhancement for…

Plans to protect Pulau Ubin’s rich biodiversity in the works

A rejuvenated shoreline, a new coastal boardwalk and spaces for critically endangered animal species — such as otter dens — are in the works for Pulau Ubin, in an effort to protect the island’s rich biodiversity. Works to…

Worker’s death due to crane design flaw?

A construction worker was standing on the 19th storey of an unfinished Sengkang HDB block when a 7,660kg prefabricated structure carried by a tower crane crashed into him. Chinese national Liu Debao, 40, was initially pinned against the…

DirectHome founder unfazed by haters

When former property agent Kiegan Chia started his own business in Feb, he quickly learnt that his ex-colleagues were unhappy about his emergence as a competitor. Negative FB comments soon started coming in from old workmates but Mr…

Can Singapore make room and rules for home-share offerings?

From stylish apartments to cheerful single rooms, tourists in search of alternative lodgings in Singapore are spoilt for choice. The website of Airbnb, a leading player in the home-sharing market here, has options such as a Kallang shophouse…

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