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Service at your fingertips

We live in exciting times. Technology has opened up new and boundless opportunities in the way we live, learn, work and play. The Government is also leveraging technology to improve our services and enhance our engagement with Singaporeans.…

Think Singapore’s property market is bottoming out? Think again

It is common for intl property investors to compare how different property markets perform across the world and take their pick from the shortlisted countries. LaSalle Investment Management recently claimed that “Singapore’s property market may be closer to…

This app could be the uber of the property market here

Applications are all the rage these days. We use apps for almost everything we need to get done at work or in our personal lives. Singapore’s sluggish property market has not picked up after its slump. When we…

Mandai nature hub could draw eco-tourists

Singapore may lack the natural wonders found in many neighbouring countries but the upcoming Mandai nature and wildlife destination could help attract the growing number of eco-tourists, say experts. Nature tourism is fast growing in the industry, said…

Eco-bridge among measures to safeguard wildlife

The Mandai makeover may turn the place into an eco-playground for people, but developers are also implementing measures to safeguard wildlife in the vicinity. Among the plans for the 126ha Mandai nature precinct announced yesterday is an eco-bridge…

Train service to start later at 13 stations along NSEWL from Sun: SMRT

There will be new start times at 13 MRT stations along the NSEWL from this Sun. This marks the first time that MRT stations will start operations later on a Sun. Train services from Joo Koon to Queenstown…

How to solve the perennial problem of seat-hogging?

Many cafes and fast-food joints are still facing the issue of seat-hogging by students, despite years of measures to discourage them from doing so. From hints such as clearing the empty dishes on their table to not-so-subtle requests…

Inside a foreign workers’ dormitory

Dirty and cramped sleeping areas with clothes strewn all over, garbage littered over the floor, and cockroaches crawling on table tops. This was the condition of an overcrowded dormitory in Boon Lay. On Tues, dormitory operator KT Mesdorm…

Singapore launches S$30 million national centre to speed up adoption of membrane technologies

Singapore launched its first national centre – Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation (START) to develop and commercialise innovative separation and filtration technologies, such as membranes, and to make them easier for companies to adopt. Located at CleanTech…

Digital Realty Trust opens second data centre in Singapore

In response to growing demand for database storage, global data centre provider Digital Realty Trust launched its second data centre in Singapore, Digital Loyang Way, on Thurs. The 177,000 sqft facility is designed to accommodate a wide range…

New apps for multi-modal route planning coming end-2016

LTA is collaborating with four technology companies to develop or enhance journey planning apps for commuters, it announced on Thurs. The new or enhanced apps will be released starting from end-2016, LTA said, adding that the apps will…

South Korea hopes to secure KL-S’pore HSR project, offers to share technology

South Korea will be presenting the most suitable project cost and planning in direct talks with the Malaysian government in an effort to secure the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. It will also be offering technology transfer…

I thought I was going to faint’: Tremors felt in S’pore after quake in Indonesia

Tremors were felt in Singapore after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thurs. An alert issued by NEA on its MyENV app at…

Wistful memories of bird park as move is announced

A fixture in school excursions for older Singaporeans, the iconic Jurong Bird Park, home to more than 5,000 birds across 400 species will be relocated to the Mandai nature precinct just before the park turns 50. Yesterday, the…

Impact on existing wildlife, plants among concerns over Mandai project

The potential impact on wildlife in Mandai as well as the type of “green mitigation” measures needed to protect the natural habitats in the area are among the issues being ironed out ahead of a pending EIA report…

The modern, HIP kampung spirit emerges

Is the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) part of the Government’s plan to bring back the kampung spirit among residents? As a HIP victim, as many would call ourselves, I find myself transforming into a Primary Five adventure camp-goer,…

Loosening of car-financing rules is a puzzling move

I am intrigued by MAS’s decision to loosen the rules for car financing (“Higher borrowing limit, longer tenures for car loans”; May 27). Does this imply the same is forthcoming for properties? Also, what socio-economic benefits does our…

Qatar sovereign wealth fund close to buying Asia Square Tower 1 for $3.5 billion

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is said to be on the brink of sealing a deal to buy Asia Square Tower 1 from BlackRock. The price is expected to be about S$2,700 psf of NLA or S$3.5 billion. The…

Developers’ offers catch officials’ attention

Developers have been getting creative with schemes to entice buyers back to a slow market but some of them are tripping up over the fine print of the regulations. While they may appeal to cash-strapped buyers, some of…

Diesel makes a comeback in Singapore after 4-year hiatus

While some fashion retailers like Raoul and M)phosis have bowed out of the Singapore market, one brand wants to make a comeback here. If you have been wondering where Italian fashion brand Diesel went to, it is now…

Industrial property at Senoko Drive up for sale

An industrial property comprising of three single-storey warehouses with mezzanine, a single-storey warehouse and a three-storey office block at 57 Senoko Drive has been put up for sale by EOI, CBRE announced on Thurs. CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics…

Drone invasion irks condo developer

The operation of drones in Singapore is in the spotlight once again, after an alleged incident involving one flying into the construction site of a recently launched condominium in Redhill, raising serious safety and security concerns. A source…

Four Ardmore Three units sold over $5.5 million

The other two transactions were for 1,787 sqft units on the 17th floor, which sold for $5.65 million, and 1,744 sqft unit on 18th floor, which sold for $5.58 million. A total of 26 units found buyers in…

JTC launches B2 site at Tuas South Link 2

JTC has released a Confirmed List site at Tuas South Link 2 (Plot 7) for sale by public tender under the 1H2016 Industrial GLS. This is the fifth of the six Confirmed List sites for the first half…

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