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What will you lose if you buy a non-public housing?

According to URA’s published private residential property index, prices have dropped by more than 9% since its peak in June 2016. So the big question mark is whether we should still choose HDB/EC over a private property. As…

New video showcases footage of 50-strong otter population in Singapore

If you can’t get enough of adorable otters, a new YouTube video to commemorate National Day has provided a further glimpse into Singapore’s wild otter population in their natural element. Produced by otter watcher Jeffery Teo, 45, the…

‘Floating city caught the imagination of creative team’

Singapore’s skyline of the future took shape within the National Stadium yesterday, in the form of a “sky city” that hovered in the air. In an other-worldly sequence, 15 clusters of buildings, including iconic landmarks such as the…

Require condo management to submit accounts to MND

I agree with Mr Frankie Mao that there should be greater regulation over management councils of strata-titled properties in Singapore, given that these management councils have many powers which create the potential for abuse (“Tighten oversight of condominium…

Harvey Norman opens gaming hub at Millenia

Electronics retail chain Harvey Norman is doubling down on gaming with a dedicated video gaming section at its Millenia Walk outlet. Launched last week, the Harvey Norman Games Hub is the first such gaming-focused installation by the Australian…

Pokemon trainers cause a din at HDB estates

Gotta catch ’em all they said, and catch they did as droves of obsessed Pokemon ‘trainers’ flocked to popular PokeStops and Pokemon Go gyms around the island. The augmented reality game Pokemon Go has turned out to be…

Ice showers from air-con vents of some trains trigger fleetwide checks

It never snows in Singapore but some MRT commuters are feeling the chill – thanks to ice showers coming from the air-conditioner vents of some trains. The phenomenon happened on China-made trains plying the Circle Line. ST understands…

Slight dip in number of active dengue clusters in Singapore

The weekly number of dengue cases in Singapore stayed above 200 for a seventh consecutive week, latest statistics published by NEA on Wed showed. The number of dengue cases in the week ended Aug 6 dipped to 212,…

Sentosa Cove bungalow market thaws

There has been an improvement in bungalow deals in Sentosa Cove lately, after a slow start this year. A bulk sale for the remaining 10 bungalows on Pearl Island, one of the five man-made islands in the waterfront…

SRX: Private condo resale prices slip 0.4% in July

Resale prices of non-landed private residential homes slipped last month, after edging up the last four months, according to SRX Flash Report. Prices declined 0.4 per cent in July compared to June. The price decline in June was…

Condo pool’s glass walls break due to blocked drain

Blocked drain caused glass panels around a condominium’s fifth-floor swimming pool to shatter, sending broken glass and water cascading onto a carpark below, an investigation has found. BCA found that overflowing water from the outdoor infinity pool at…

Pandan flats swarmed by midges nightly

Residents at three blocks of flats in Pandan Gardens have been plagued by thousands of midges which are said to appear in swarms at night. Residents in the affected blocks near Pandan Reservoir told Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao…

NDP 2016: Show a treat, but new venue gets mixed reviews

Held at the Sports Hub’s new National Stadium for the first time, yesterday’s NDP proved to be a different experience for spectators, earning mixed reviews from those who attended the country’s 51st birthday bash. While traditional crowd favourites…

Sim Lian founder launches cash offer to privatise developer

An investment holding company owned by the Kuik family and led by Kuik Ah Han, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sim Lian Group (SLG), is looking to privatise and delist the property developer. In an SGX filing on…

Check out the biggest risks plaguing Singapore’s property developers

A whopping 9 in 10 (94.7%) of member firms in REDAS are expecting a slowdown in the global economy. According to RESI, over 7 in 10 (70.2%) respondents pinpointed job losses and declines in domestic economy as potential…

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