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Fewer rat burrows found so far: NEA

The rat situation in Singapore has improved slightly this year, according to the latest figures from NEA. Some 20,000 rat burrows were detected in public areas islandwide in the first half of the year, proportionally fewer than the…

askST: How long does HDB take to process an EC application?

Reader Koh Aik Yeow wanted to know the maximum duration that HDB takes to process an EC application. Housing reporter Janice Heng found out. EC are developed and sold by private property developers. Buyers submit their applications to…

Soup Restaurant Group to open five more outlets in Singapore

Mainboard-listed Soup Restaurant Group will open five more outlets in Singapore by Oct this year as it moves to expand its business, bringing the total number of restaurants here to 19. The five outlets include one at Changi…

Tree falls at Still Road, injuring man

A five-storey-tall tree fell at a bus stop at the junction of Still Road and East Coast Road on Mon evening, injuring a man. Yesterday, Shin Min Daily News reported that the man, known only as Mr Lee,…

BTO flats in Hougang prove popular

The latest launch of new HDB flats includes two projects in the mature estate of Tampines, which experts expect to be popular. Yet, the hottest project as of 5pm yesterday was Buangkok Woods in Hougang instead. The lower…

NEL train service resumes after disruption of more than an hour

Train service on the North-East Line resumed after a disruption lasting about one-and-a-half hours due to a train fault on Wed night. This affected train services in both directions, according to LTA. Seven stations from Woodleigh to Punggol…

Brands’ fix for retail woes in Singapore: Flagship stores?

The weak sentiment which continues to dog Singapore’s retail scene has paved the way for several retailers, both domestic and intl, to opt for a downsize or head for the exit door. However, the industry is also seeing…

NTU, JTC trial new bendable concrete invention

There is a new type of concrete in town which is said to be bendable yet stronger and longer lasting than regular concrete, according to scientists from NTU – JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre. Called ConFlexPave, the scientists…

Singapore’s film industry gets a boost with Dolby ATMOS dubbing theatre

The local film industry has received a lift after post-production facility Mocha Chai Laboratories (MCL) opened Singapore’s first Dolby ATMOS dubbing theatre. ATMOS is a surround sound technology unveiled by Dolby Laboratories in Apr 2012, and first utilised…

Worker killed in accident on vessel at Jurong Port

A worker on a vessel docked at Jurong Port was killed after being hit by steel bars that were being lifted out of its cargo hold, MOM said on Wed. MOM said that the accident took place on…

Huge fire breaks out at CK Building in Tampines

A massive fire broke out at a building near the Tampines Industrial Park on Wed afternoon. SCDF said the fire was at No 39, Tampines St 92, which is the address of CK Building. It said the fire…

Balance between progress, preservation is possible

I refer to the commentary “Moving from tension to symbiosis in a distinctive city” (Aug 4). It is not easy for land-scarce Singapore to achieve speedy economic development and simultaneously maintain the honour of being a well-known garden…

Here’s solid proof that Singapore has one of the cheapest REIT markets

The city-state is still cheap in terms of valuations from a yield spread perspective, according to analysts. According to a report by CIMB, the current valuations are not excessive weighing the top-down hunt for yield against bottom-up lacklustre…

Fernvale condo site: Fierce bidding expected

The success of High Park Residences in Fernvale Road is expected to spark keen interest for a nearby site that went on the market yesterday. Analysts expect the 99-year leasehold plot also in Fernvale Road to draw between…

Sentiment in APAC’s commercial property sector remains cautious

Sentiment in APAC commercial property sector remained cautious as the region witnessed weak intra-regional trade, low commodity prices and sluggish global economic growth, revealed a quarterly sentiment survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Q2…

Action taken against 44 illegal short-term rentals: MND

Despite its on-going review of short-term stays, URA has taken enforcement action against 44 unauthorised short-term subletting cases in private homes during the first six months of 2016. This is an increase from the 23 cases in 2015…

HDB launches 4,841 BTO flats

HDB launched 4,841 BTO flats in Hougang, Sembawang, Yishun and Tampines on Wed, 17 Aug. This is the HDB’s third sales launch in 2016, bringing the total number of BTO flats offered this year to 12,781 units. Unit…

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