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LTA extends deadline for Seletar bus tender

LTA yesterday extended the deadline of its latest bus tender by three weeks, apparently to give bidders more time to rework proposals. The tender to run 26 bus routes, called the Seletar package, will close on Oct 27,…

Commuters welcome moves to improve accessibility

Commuters are looking forward to a slew of measures which will make travelling by buses and trains less of a hassle for those who are less than able-bodied. LTA announced yesterday that it would roll out several initiatives…

54 workplace deaths so far this year; falls most common cause

A total of 54 workers have died on the job this year, MOM said yesterday, as a report on workplace safety said falls continued to be the most common cause of fatalities at work. “The increase in workplace…

Lift high-rise living to safer level

Anxiety over the functioning of lifts in buildings, caused by a spate of accidents, should be assuaged by the announcement of a $450 million plan for their modernisation. The new Lift Enhancement Programme for HDB flats allocates 90…

Five teams shortlisted to develop master plan for Jurong Lake District

Five out of 35 teams have been shortlisted for the next stage of the RFP exercise to develop a master plan for the Jurong Lake District, said URA on Tues. In Stage 2 of the RFP, the five…

Cyclists, personal mobility device users a danger on footpaths

I agree with the writer of “Personal mobility devices pose safety risk on shared paths” (Sept 24) that the sharing of footpaths with cyclists and users of mobility devices is endangering pedestrian safety and is an accident waiting…

Don’t cycle at expense of pedestrian safety

While cycling is laudable, it makes no sense that it is done at the expense of pedestrian safety. I have yet to witness cyclists adhering to the signs that oblige them to dismount and push, or give way…

Safe riding habits must be enforced for now

The picture of a child riding pillion in a dangerous position, accompanying the report “Cycling facilities in 5 towns to be ramped up” (Sept 24), sent a chill down my spine. A misjudgment or lapse in concentration on…

‘Operational upset’ at Shell’s Bukom site – spokeswoman

An incident at Royal Dutch Shell’s manufacturing site at Pulau Bukom in Singapore on Tues resulted in flaring with dark smoke at one unit but it has since subsided, a spokeswoman said. She said the affected unit had…

Singapore’s prime office rents to bottom in 2018: Knight Frank

A flight-to-quality among office occupiers is weighing down on rents and occupancies at older Grade A office buildings, where more space will be freed up as these tenants move into new prime offices. This is giving rise to…

Sing Development-Wee Hur Development joint venture tops bid for Sengkang site

A total of 14 bids were received at the close of the public tender on Sept 27 for the 99-year leasehold Fernvale Road site. The winning bid came from a partnership of Sing Development and Wee Hur Development…

Comfort and space in a strata home

Over the past 16 years, A D Lab, an architectural practice founded by Warren Liu and Darlene Smyth, has designed many private homes in Singapore, as well as luxury resorts and condominiums overseas in China, Indonesia, India and…

Platform screen doors at SMRT MRT stations

There are 2,880 platform screen doors (PSD) across the NSEWL. A total of 816 of these are the original pneumatic PSD that were installed in underground stations. In addition, 144 electric PSDs were installed in three underground stations…

Soilbuild secures two contracts worth $13m

In line with its goal to further expand its portfolio, Singapore mainboard-listed Soilbuild Construction Group has successfully secured two projects through its subsidiaries. The contract awarded to SB (Westcove) Investmentis for the proposed erection of three units of…

Industrial property sector recovers from 3 straight quarters of slump

Aided by the expansion of the manufacturing sector in the second quarter, demand for industrial properties made a turnaround from the three consecutive quarters of fall. Savills estimates that a total number of 3551 caveats were lodged for…

Deal value for strata office units plunged 20.1% in 1H

Transaction volume of strata office units remained stable in H1 2016 from H2 2015. However, total transaction value fell 20.1% to $400.2m, data from Knight Frank show. According to the research firm, falls in resale and subsale transaction…

Should Sheng Siong fear Lum Chang’s acquisition of The Verge?

Lum Chang Holdings’ planned acquisition of The Verge commercial site might be bad news for Sheng Siong Group as its branch in the mall is feared to close. It was recently reported that a joint venture between Lum…

Will the two new residential sites in OCR stabilise property prices?

The two new residential developments located at OCR might spur property prices stabilisation in the coming months as the they gain healthy interest from potential buyers. According to DBS Research, both City Developments Ltd.’s Forest Woods and MCC’s…

Sentosa Cove bungalows found no buyer in 1H

Since demand for Sentosa Cove bungalows is down, owners will need more time to strike a deal. According to CBRE, no transactions were recorded in the first six months of 2016 compared to four deals in 2015. The…

Bugis Point up for sale, price at $59.5mil

The six-storey commercial building, Bugis Point, has been put up for sale by public tender, CBRE announced on Tues. Located at 530 North Bridge Road, Bugis Point sits on a 999-year, 2,776 sqft land, and has total floor…

Tuas South Link 2 site launched for tender

JTC on Tues announced the launch of Plot 11 at Tuas South Link 2 for sale by public tender under the IGLS programme for the second half of 2016. This is the third of the seven Confirmed List…

Heavy vehicle park site at Chin Bee Road up for tender

URA on Tues has launched a heavy vehicle park site at Fourth Chin Bee Road for sale by public tender, it announced. The 0.96ha site, suitable for heavy vehicle parking, comes with a 10-year lease tenure. Tender for…

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