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Sinkhole at Yishun Avenue 7 filled: PUB

A sinkhole that appeared at Yishun Ave 7 on Wed has been filled, PUB said. The national water agency said that its contractors, who were carrying out sewer works, noticed a hole on the road at about 5pm…

HDB chief Cheong Koon Hean receives second intl award

HDB CEO Cheong Koon Hean was named the 2016 recipient of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development on Thurs. The Singaporean is the first person from Asia to receive this…

Firms can play a part in climate change battle, says Masagos

Singapore may be recognised as “a liveable and sustainable city” but it is vulnerable to the impact of climate change, and businesses can play a part by being environmentally conscious, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli last night. This…

Goodwood Park Hotel: Playing host to history

Standing in front of Goodwood Park Hotel and looking up at its turret-like tower, you might wonder what it’s like up there. Although visitors can walk up the hotel’s famous red carpet stairway, few are given access to…

S$280,000 raised to build temporary Jurong West market after fire

About S$280,000 has been raised for the construction of a temporary wet market in Jurong West to replace the one that was destroyed in a fire earlier this month. The money was raised through public donations and contributions…

DDoS attack on StarHub first of its kind on Singapore’s telco infrastructure: CSA, IMDA

The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on StarHub’s broadband network were the first of that nature on Singapore’s telco infrastructure, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and IMDA said on Wed evening. This comes after the…

Woman arrested over serial rental scams in Toa Payoh

A 41-year-old woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in several cases of rental scams. On Wed, police said they received several reports of rental scam cases in Toa Payoh this month. Victims responded to advertisements on…

Nine bids received for Seletar bus package

Nine bids have been received for the Seletar bus package, the last one up for competitive tendering until the remaining contracts held by the incumbents expire over the next two to 10 years. Among them are SMRT, SBS…

Orchard Road hopes Christmas light-up will attract more visitors to the street

Christmas on A Great Street will be returning for its eight consecutive year next month, and despite concerns about the sluggish economy, ORBA is hopeful that the annual Christmas lights event will attract shoppers. “However the purpose of…

NetLink Trust fined S$500,000 for not meeting service standards

NetLink Trust (NLT), the company in charge of building the Republic’s high-speed fibre broadband network, has been slapped with a S$500,000 fine – the biggest in three years – for falling short of service-activation standards in homes and…

Works on DTL3, Thomson line, progressing well

Construction works for Stage 3 of DTL3 and Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) are progressing well, said LTA yesterday, in an update on the various initiatives to expand and improve the train system. Construction of the 21km DTL3 is…

NUSS’ Bukit Timah Guild House to close in Mar

The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) will cease operations at its Bukit Timah Guild House in Mar next year, after NParks said it will not be renewing its lease. The two-storey restored colonial bungalow at Cluny Road…

Proposed sale of Jurong Point mall draws mixed views

Experts in the property industry are divided on how much interest Jurong Point — which has been put up for sale with a price tag of more than S$2 billion — will garner, given the current retail climate…

Housing policy can be used to improve birth rates

I refer to the letter “Don’t let ‘no flat, no baby’ become self-fulfilling prophecy” (Oct 24). A change in housing policy, however, could help to raise our birth rates. Public housing looms large in Singapore and our housing…

Expert group to look into safety of lorry cranes

A panel of experts will study ways to improve the safety of lorry cranes, which are involved in 30 per cent of all crane-related accidents in Singapore. The workgroup was set up after the increasing number of “dangerous…

Santa in town too early? No, says business association

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – even though it is two months early. The sight of Orchard Road all decked out in yuletide cheer as early as a few weeks ago has left some to…

Home sharing still up in the Airbnb

If home sharing were a plant, it would be a cactus – a godsend and easy to grow for some, unconventional and irksome to others, but above all, thorny. The debate on whether to legalise short-term home rentals…

With Deepavali coming, is it too early for Xmas decor in Orchard?

Christmas is about two months away but the reindeer have already arrived on Orchard Road. Given that the spirit of Deepavali is in full swing in the run-up to the Hindu festival this Saturday, some have questioned whether…

Swiss Club sells 3 plots of land at JLL auction

The Swiss Club has sold three vacant plots of land zoned for residential use in the Bukit Tinggi/Jalan Kampong Chantek vicinity for a total of S$15.222 million. The land parcels were sold at JLL’s auction on Tues. The…

Singapore developers’ forecast: less gloomy but still moody

Property developers here might just be at the final stage of grief, easing from depression to acceptance – going by a sentiment index for the sector.The NUS-Redas Real Estate Sentiment Index, or RESI, survey for the third quarter…

GuocoLand’s Tanjong Pagar Centre obtains TOP

GuocoLand has secured TOP for its office tower, Guoco Tower, and the basement retail component of Tanjong Pagar Centre. According to GuocoLand, they have managed to secure 80% commitment for the 890,000 sqft Grade A office tower, compared…

Bishan DBSS flat sold for $1.04 million

A 1,291 sqft five-room DBSS flat in Bishan was sold for $1.04 million on Oct 21, making it the second priciest DBSS flat to date. The DBSS project, Natura Loft, is located on Bishan St 24, about 200m…

8 Condos with sky gardens, infinity pools and other amazing facilities you’ll love to lounge at

The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands has become an iconic tourist must-see in Singapore. But imagine the luxury of having a similar rooftop pool on top of your condo, with that ‘disappearing’ edge and stunning sea views…

Upper Bukit Timah shophouses on sale for $20 million

A cluster of five adjoining shophouses along 824-836 Upper Bukit Timah Road have been put up for sale by public tender, said CBRE. The guide price for the row of shophouses, with commercial space on the ground floor…

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