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Singapore’s most gorgeous looking condos

When you’re buying a condo, the most important things to consider are your personal comfort, the location, the rental prospects, and sheer style, because bad taste leads to crime. After much deliberation, it’s clear that the following are…

Expanded Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme starts in July

Starting from July, the Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme will be expanded to cover industrial and commercial areas as well as private estates, and participating animal welfare groups will be able to submit their claims for sterilisation performed from…

Time to review pool entry rules?

The state coroner’s comments on the tragic drowning of a three-year-old boy are a sad reminder of the need to keep constant watch over children. This is because drowning can be a quick and silent killer. Perhaps it…

26 trains SMRT ordered from China sent back for repairs

SMRT is returning a whopping 26 out of 35 of the first China-made trains it has used here since only 2011 for repairs, after checks showed issues with them. The issues with the trains were brought to light…

Parking fines should rise in tandem with car park fees

Increasing car park fees without increasing parking fines may not have much impact on the cost of car ownership and may also not serve our car-lite goal (“Public car park fees to rise by 20% from Dec 1”;…

HDB faces $100m yearly loss without parking fee hike

The rising cost of operating public carparks here would have spelt big shortfalls for HDB and URA, if parking fees had not been hiked. Since 2002, when the rates were last raised, the cost of operating carparks has…

StreetSine launches AI chatbot for property sector

An artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that acts as a property agent’s PA has been launched for the Singapore property market by StreetSine. Dubbed Sevi, the chatbot will interact with users in English, and answers property-related queries in real-time,…

Visitors turn wild boar feeding area into food dump

The wild boars at Lorong Halus are still drawing the crowds. And with the crowds come a whole lot more rubbish as well. When TNP visited the forested site at about 4pm last Thurs, the area was littered…

Who said property cooling measures may never be lifted?

I read with bewilderment the article from Singapore Property Review titled “An inconvenient truth: Property curbs may never be lifted, analysts warn”. “The report argued that unless property prices plunge suddenly and dramatically, buying curbs may not be…

Singapore’s public hospitals may struggle to provide sufficient capacity for patients by 2030

While private hospitals are poised to hit targets in terms of facilities and manpower to brace for the surge in patients, the same could not be said about public hospitals. According to a report by OCBC, in the…

MCT to acquire Mapletree Business City Phase 1 for $1.8 billion

Mapletree Commercial Trust has entered into a put and call option to acquire the office and business park components of Mapletree Business City (Phase 1) for a total consideration of $1.78 billion, the trust’s manager said. Under the…

Here’s why Holland Village homes are losing their appeal for expats

Expatriate life in Singapore used to revolve around the trendy Holland Village. The storied district was once popular among foreign assignees in search of local homes, but Holland Village—and by extension, the entire District 10—has steadily lost its…

1 Gul Street 5 up for sale

1 Gul St 5, a quality Business 2 zoned industrial building, has been put up for sale by private treaty. Seeking offers in the region of S$12 million, oilfield services and products company Halliburton is selling the property…

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