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Superstitions and their impact on property values in Singapore

Many beliefs are powered by superstition – what colour clothes we wear to weddings, the number of the shop we choose to start a business in, the usefulness of investment banking, etc. In few places are these superstitions…

URA inspects Sembawang house used for Airbnb rentals after complaints from neighbours

Annoyed that a house in their neighbourhood was being used for short-term rentals, close to 40 Sembawang residents submitted a petition asking for the authorities to take action against the home’s owner. The house in question is a…

Making lifts and escalators safer

Since 2013, there have been 12 reported lift incidents, including those that caused injuries, said a spokesman for BCA. Last month, the BCA announced a series of measures to minimise such situations. The new lift maintenance regime will…

Fire blackens Pasir Ris room

Madam Hasnah Sidin, 63, had just finished her evening prayers when she heard shouts from her neighbours. Together with her neighbours, Madam Hasnah and her daughter rushed downstairs from the fourth storey. When she rushed out of her…

Don’t blame the Govt; take ownership of choices: Ground-Up Initiative’s Tay Lai Hock

To some, Tay Lai Hock is a “hippie” who’s misleading the youth; to others, he is just one Singaporean who is promoting the philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Tay is founder of the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI),…

Coastal Adventure Corridor to have wider tracks, self-help stations for cyclists

The Coastal Adventure Corridor, which is the first section of a 150km continuous park connector, will feature wider tracks than those found in most park connectors. It will stretch from Rower’s Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park through…

Ang Mo Kio residents get new 4km cycling path as part of town’s makeover

A seamless journey, either on foot or on bicycles, awaits Ang Mo Kio residents in some parts of the sprawling housing estate, thanks to the completion of the first phase of efforts to turn it into a model…

Disgruntled woman takes next-door neighbour to task over Airbnb rentals

Tensions over users of short-term rental services such as Airbnb are rising, and the latest case is a woman who went to great lengths to take her neighbour to task for housing paying guests through the popular home-sharing…

Tough lift standards include rules on rope maintenance, sounds

More details of the outcomes that lift owners and contractors will be held to were spelt out by the authorities on Fri, down to the millimetre: For example, the distance between the lift car door panels must be…

Lift accidents among key issues when Parliament sits on Mon

With a spate of high-profile lift accidents dominating headlines in recent months, the issue will take centre stage when Parliament sits on Mon. Seven members of the House have tabled questions on the issue, ranging from the recourse…

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