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Oldest varsity hall has new vision for future

Students entering King Edward VII Hall at NUS may soon be able to go for mentorship schemes and leadership talks. These are part of hall master Lee Kooi Cheng’s plans to provide more “purposeful and structured learning” for…

Bus fares will be affordable if raised

The Government bus contracting model will raise service standards but these improvements cannot be sustained without raising fares, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. But if fares were to rise, the Public Transport Council (PTC) will ensure that…

Local labels a breath of fresh air for Orchard Road

Orchard Road, Singapore’s iconic shopping boulevard, best known for its intl high-fashion appeal, is quietly acquiring a local touch. Homegrown fashion labels are increasingly setting up shop in prime malls along the ritzy 2.2km stretch, taking advantage of…

More than 1,300 HDB shops get S$29m aid to improve business

More than 1,300 shops in 25 neighbourhoods and town centres will receive S$29 million worth of assistance as part of an effort by the Government to improve their business vibrancy and competitiveness. The announcement for HDB shops was…

Battle against mosquitoes to be stepped up over next fortnight

Intensified operations to control mosquito breeding, which began on Sat, will continue in Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive over the next two weeks. These operations include inspecting all premises, ground and congregation areas, ultra-low volume (ULV) misting and…

37 Zika cases linked to one construction site

Thirty-seven cases of Zika stem from one construction site – the Sims Urban Oasis condominium at 60 Sims Drive. According to its website, the 23,900 sqm site is being developed by GuocoLand and has an estimated date of…

Far less litter left by NDP partygoers this year

Singapore has earned a reputation for being a “cleaned” city well looked after by cleaners. But during the National Day celebrations on Aug 9, revellers showed that they can pick up after themselves, too. According to the Public…

Worker falls to death at Woodlands Close construction site

A construction worker died on Sun morning, after falling from a height at a worksite at Woodlands Close, MOM said on Mon. The accident happened at about 9am on Sun when a team of workers was installing formwork…

‘Intermittent signalling issues’ on Circle Line, causing delays

“Intermittent signalling issues” affected services along the Circle Line on Mon, according to SMRT. This comes after commuters on the Circle Line reported delays in train services, as well as unusual crowds. Its VP of Corporate Information and…

Good deal hunting, part 2: Looking at property amid an abundance of discounts

In our first ‘hunting for deals’ commentary, we provided a list of projects which have been substantially discounted from the initial launch phase. In this article, we will be looking at projects that are selling close to cost,…

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