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5 factors that can help you decide which Singapore co-working space is for you

Co-working spaces, which didn’t exist in Singapore a few years ago, are now sprouting up like mushrooms. And they’re not just for hipster startup founders either. A slew of atas co-working spaces has recently opened, and there’s even…

29 summonses issued for cycling in prohibited areas in a year: Khaw

29 summonses have been issued for cycling in prohibited areas in Singapore from June 2015 to June this year, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on Tues. Cycling is prohibited on expressways and on specific roads…

PUB taking measures to reduce midges near Pandan Reservoir: Masagos

PUB has noticed an increase in non-biting midges emerging around HDB blocks near Pandan Reservoir and have stepped up measures to control the population of the pests, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Tues. In a written Parliamentary…

PARK(ing) Day returns for fourth year running

PARK(ing) Day, the intl event that turns parking lots into temporary creative spaces, is returning to the Republic on Fri for its fourth year. The one-day event is part of the worldwide PARK(ing) Day movement, when people in…

Over 10,000 breeding sites destroyed from Jan to July

More than 10,000 breeding habitats were destroyed during inspections by NEA between January and July this year, half of which were in homes and about 5 per cent in construction sites, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said in Parliament…

‘Laws alone not enough to deal with errant retailers’

Nearly two years after the bullying antics of a now-defunct Sim Lim Square retailer sparked an outcry over unethical business practices, Parliament passed changes to consumer laws on Tues to give the authorities more powers to go after…

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station still a favourite haunt for S’poreans

With some three months to go before the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station closes for the construction of the new Circle Line Cantonment MRT Station, the iconic landmark welcomed its 100,000th visitor — and more — yesterday, since…

Routine, indiscriminate fogging not sustainable in fight against Zika: Masagos

Routine, indiscriminate fogging is not a sustainable measure in the battle against the Zika virus, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Tues, amid calls for more fogging to be conducted at various residential estates. Fogging is only effective…

In push to be Smart Nation, don’t forget the less tech-savvy

I read with concern the report “Cashless kopitiams among ideas to transform food service industry” (Sept 9). Our leaders envisage kopitiams where consumers make digital ordering and cashless payments from machines. This is all very well for young…

Rich Indonesians snap up Singapore luxury homes as taxman calls

Never mind that Singapore is experiencing one of the worst property slumps in its history, demand for luxury housing is suddenly coming from an unexpected group: wealthy Indonesians. This year’s purchases by Indonesian nationals of homes valued at…

Keeping the property market stable

MAS’s latest intervention in the property market will help two groups of people. First, those with an existing property loan for the home they live in; and, second, people with an existing investment property loan. The fine-tuning of…

Singapore ranks top in sustainability among Asian cities, second globally

Singapore is ranked the most sustainable city in Asia, and second in the world, according to the Sustainable Cities Index 2016 from global design and consulting firm Arcadis. This marked a major improvement from its 10th global position…

Thomson Medical eyes S’pore listing in near term

Away from the public eye, Thomson Medical Pte Ltd, controlled by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, has been busy growing its services and is now looking to add more beds to its hospital in Novena as it works towards…

More and diverse servings from Soup Restaurant

Soup Restaurant is set to ramp up its food-manufacturing business as it looks to establish its second central kitchen by the end of the year. With the additional 5,000 sqft facility, its subsidiary Samsui Supplies and Services aims…

Adelphi tenants laud sleaze cleanup

Next to the Supreme Court and St Andrew’s Cathedral, just steps away from Parliament, there used to be an area filled with sleazy massage parlours offering “specials” – code for sexual services such as erotic massages. These had…

MBS moves more swiftly to remodel its hotel rooms

With its hotel operating at almost full capacity throughout the year, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is in the midst of giving each of its 2,560 rooms in all three towers a facelift. The S$8 billion integrated resort (IR),…

Condo resale prices drop by 0.8% in Aug

Condo resale prices in Singapore have slipped by 0.8% in Aug, with RCR and OCR recording price decreasing of 1.5% and 0.7% respectively. According to SRX Property, only CCR recorded a price increase of 0.1%. Prices are now…

Office market ins and outs

The Singapore office leasing market has remained challenging, although it is by no means inactive despite fickle demand. There has been a flurry of activity involving large-space users committing to space in the new schemes, but the net…

Leedon Park GCB could fetch over $70 million

A sprawling good class bungalow (GCB) located on one of the highest points of the Leedon Park GCB area has been launched for sale by tender, revealed JLL. Built in the early 1990s, 17 Leedon Park sits on…

Is MAS’ debt servicing framework tweak the first step to easing cooling measures?

Are MAS’s recent tweaks to the TDSR framework a lead-up to an easing of cooling regulations, or is it the proverbial canary in the house of debt? According to a report by Jefferies, the changes are neither an…

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