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Motorcyclist unconscious after colliding with wild boar on BKE

A motorcyclist fell unconscious after his motorbike collided with a wild boar on BKE on Sun evening. The boar died in the accident, which occurred at about 7pm near the Dairy Farm exit in the direction of PIE.…

Support for arts, culture surged during SG50: MCCY

In the year of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, or SG50, support for the arts and culture surged across the island, MCCY said on Tues. In a news release of MCCY’s Singapore cultural statistics, the ministry said that the number…

Rail operator SMRT hopes to leave troubles behind after delisting

Railway company SMRT aims to regroup away from the scrutiny of investors, now that it has been delisted from SGX. The troubled company was taken off the market on Oct 31, after it was bought out by its…

Singapore home sales climb to highest in more than a year

Singapore home sales rose to the highest in more than a year in Oct as developers marketed more projects on pent-up demand from homebuyers. Developers sold 1,252 units last month, compared with 509 units in Sept, according to…

Singapore government focuses on recycling, but residents fail to play their part

Singapore has impressive public waste-management systems, but there’s just one problem – its residents aren’t pulling their weight when it comes to household recycling. The land-scarce Asian city-state generated about 8,400 tons of solid waste a day in…

Christmas comes to Orchard Road

Though Singapore’s tropical weather makes it impossible to get snow here, shoppers welcome the festive period with as much excitement as their western counterparts. Many look forward to the day Orchard Road is transformed into a glittering fairyland.…

Where Singapore’s worst and best hawker centres and coffee shop toilets are

The dirtiest hawker centre and coffee shop toilets are in the neighbourhood of the Singapore River, and in Boon Lay and Bukit Panjang, a recent survey has found. The cleanest public toilets in hawker centres and coffee shops…

Part of lift ceiling in Pasir Ris block falls, injuring two

Technical producer Mohammad Yazid Razali was leaving his parents’ flat after dinner last Thurs when an ordinary lift ride nearly became a disaster. Part of the ceiling of the lift at Blk 480, Pasir Ris Drive 4, fell…

Pegging office space investment to high vacancy periods

The Singapore real estate market has been volatile. Amid the cyclical nature of the market, we looked at data from 2000 to find the best years to buy an office building in Singapore and hold for five years.…

Lee Foundation-linked company sells shophouses

A Lee Foundation-linked company has sold a row of four freehold conservation shophouses along Outram Road for S$23.8 million to construction and property group Chiu Teng. In another deal, a pair of adjoining shophouses at 277 and 279…

Monday blues for NEL commuters after train fault at Outram Park

A train fault that occurred at Outram Park station caused delays on the North East Line (NEL) for more than an hour on Mon morning. Full service resumed at around 10.30am with free bus rides and bridging buses…

Singapore, Malaysia likely to sign agreement on HSR next month

Early next month, Singapore and Malaysia are expected to sign the bilateral agreement on developing the highly anticipated high-speed rail (HSR) that will link the two countries. “We are working towards signing the bilateral agreement on the KL-Singapore…

Keeping Singapore’s hawker food affordable and accessible

Food costs are going up — according to the Department of Statistics, food prices have risen 2.2 per cent a year since Sept 2015. This would inevitably affect the price of hawker food, which most Singaporeans enjoy. According…

Will rise in waste collection fee mean a better service?

As the costs of services continue to rise, the public is generally expected to pay more in order to enjoy the same level of service or better. Will the fee increase for refuse collection, however, benefit the various…

DBS unveils a fintech facility in Fusionopolis

Recently acknowledged World’s Best Digital Bank DBS opened the doors of DBS Asia X (DAX), a 16,000 sqft innovation space that has project pods and spaces, journey rooms, co-working spaces for up to 100 people as well as…

CapitaLand faces $5.1m extension charges for unsold units

CapitaLand (CAPL) has made little success in attracting buyers for the remaining units at two of its residential projects. As such, UOB KayHian is expecting the firm to see S$5.1m in extension charges in 2H16 from The Interlace…

Check out what happened to investment sales in Q3

After an outstanding performance in Q2 2016 led by the $3.38b Asia Square Tower 1 transaction, the investment sales market fell 31.3% QoQ to $5.90b in Q3 2016. This is 12.0% below the five-year quarterly average of $6.71b.…

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