Daily Archives: September 11, 2016 (8 Articles Found)

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Buddhist College opens new $35m building

The Buddhist College of Singapore now has its own $35 million building to better serve its students – monks from the region, many of whom go on to run temples and teach. The minimalistic six-storey building, consisting largely…

Toh Yi welcomes new senior residents

More than 200 Toh Yi residents signed a petition four years ago to protest against the construction of a block of studio apartments for the elderly in their estate. But tensions over Blk 21, Golden Kismis look to…

Cycling still seen as just a leisurely pursuit

Even if they could cycle, a majority of respondents in a recent survey viewed cycling as a leisurely pursuit, rather than a means for commuting – a view that experts say must change if the Government wants to…

Upgraded Cairnhill Community Club reopens with 40 per cent more floor space

Cairnhill CC, located near Newton MRT station, has reopened after a one-and-a-half years’ renovation, with upgraded rooms and more courses aimed at working adults. The upgraded CC has almost 40 per cent more floor area, with more rooms…

Less need to have car if it’s a 10min walk to public transport

Having an MRT station or bus stop within walking distance from home – no further away than 10 minutes – would reduce the need to own a car. About one in two young people said in a recent…

Boutique hotels beating out the big boys in Singapore

Independent and boutique hotels in Singapore are stealing the march on intl hotel chains, as their keen focus on customised services, unique architecture and vibrant decor draws millennial travellers seeking personalised attention and authentic local cultural experiences. Besides…

PCF to open first large-scale childcare centre by this month

PCF will open its first large-scale childcare centre, in Marsiling, by this month as it looks to meet demand for childcare places, which it expects to rise, compared with the demand for kindergarten places. Catering for about 300…

Majority have heeded calls to check premises for mosquito breeding

We thank the writers for their feedback in “Impose more severe penalties for those found to be breeding mosquitoes” (Sept 2), “Focus on mosquito breeding problem, not raising fines” (Sept 5) and “Mindset change needed to stop Zika…

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