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Malaysia, Singapore sign off on HSR

Malaysia and Singapore signed a final agreement Tue to build a high-speed rail (HSR) connecting the two countries’ capitals. The project, which will involve intl tenders and construction of a third cross-border bridge, is expected to give their…

RTS link to connect Woodlands and JB via high bridge

The proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link will connect Woodlands and Johor Baru via a high bridge across the Straits of Johor, Malaysia’s PM Najib Razak said on Tues following a leaders’ retreat with PM Lee Hsien Loong.…

Fallen tree along Aljunied Road damages van, blocks off traffic

A fallen tree along Aljunied Road crushed the top of a van on Tues evening, blocking off traffic in both directions. SCDF was alerted to the incident near the junction of MacPherson Road at around 8.05pm. One fire…

Cold Storage flagship reopens at The Centrepoint

Singapore’s oldest supermarket chain officially reopened its flagship store at The Centrepoint on Tues after nearly two years of renovations. Cold Storage’s revamped store features self-checkout counters, a wider selection of ready-to-eat food items, as well as a…

A third of rail delays linked to signals: SMRT

One-third of train delays that lasted more than five minutes this year on the island’s two oldest MRT lines were signal-related, rail operator SMRT said. The lines are the NSL and the EWL. In a post on the…

Being not so organised has its charms

Organising and sanitising every part of the country is the usual thought in Singapore, but we must keep in mind that if we continue doing this, we would lose the flavour and culture of Singapore (“Little India needs…

Little India firmly on tourist map

I read Mr Roy Goh Hin Soon’s letter (“Little India needs sprucing up”; Dec 10) with much consternation. Contrary to his observations, Little India is firmly on the tourist map, and is prominently listed in travel guides such…

Retain old village charm of these spots in Singapore

Not too long ago, we had Changi Village. The weekly pasar malams, the best roti john and the teh tarik in the lanes were the talk of the town. But this old and rustic charm was taken away.…

Is there a win-win situation between cyclists and pedestrians?

There has been an endless number of reports and feedback in relation to going car-lite, centring around cyclists and e-scooterists who are taking up precious space on our limited public roads. There have also been complaints about some…

Last islanders on St John’s to leave by new year

The last four occupants on St John’s Island will have to move to mainland Singapore by the new year. Two of them, Madam Fauziyah Wakiman, 65, and Mr Supar Saman, 67, work for the island’s managing agent, Sentosa…

Cycling, walking trails on Sentosa revamped

More than 8,000 cyclists have been tracked using Sentosa’s on-road cycling lanes since Apr, the resort island told ST recently. SDC started building a network of on-road bicycle lanes – the first of its kind in Singapore –…

Special lots for disabled provided in HDB carparks

Since 2006, all new public housing projects have been designed with Universal Design features from the onset, in accordance with BCA guidelines (“Not enough carpark spaces for handicapped drivers” by Mr Rithu Patke; Dec 5). This means they…

Singapore condo resale prices up 0.3% in Nov: SRX

Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose 0.3 per cent in Nov 2016 over the previous month, based on SRX Property’s flash estimates for last month released on Tues. This contrasts with a 0.7 per cent…

Retail property investment sales surge in Q4

The total value of big-ticket retail properties that have changed hands so far this quarter has surged to S$731.3 million, up 22.4 per cent from S$597.4 million in the preceding quarter and more than double the S$320.3 million…

Boomtime property buyers now big losers

An ultra-luxury apartment with a sea view at Sentosa Cove has made the largest loss in the property market so far this year. Originally bought for $11 million in 2011, the condominium unit at Seascape was sold for…

Hospitality REITs to see RevPAR declines in 2017

Despite the positive year-on-year growth in intl tourist arrivals to Singapore from Jan to Sept, hospitality REITs largely registered uninspiring RevPAR/RevPAU and DPU figures during the recent financial period, OCBC Investment Research report revealed. “Overall visitor arrivals are…

What can we expect for the HDB resale flat market in 2017?

2016 has been indeed a very tough year for the public housing and private residential market, but more so for the latter than the former. At least, it has been long confirmed that HDB resale flat prices have…

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