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Greater location accuracy for smart-city push

Anyone who has used GPS navigation in mobile apps or vehicles may have noticed that the location data can be inaccurate and “jumpy”. Given this, how do driverless or autonomous vehicles – which require great accuracy – manage…

Can’t find a place to study? Now you have no more excuses

When it comes to studying, Singaporeans are probably the world’s best. Our students came out tops in the recent Pisa intl benchmarking test, a study to measure how well students use their knowledge and skills to solve real-world…

Students turn to ‘pay-per-use’ study spaces

The issue of seat-hogging has become a perennial bugbear whenever exam season rolls around. From airport lounges to cafes and even hospitals, the sight of students crowding into public areas to study for hours at a go has…

Car crashes into shophouse in Chinatown

A man in his 80s lost control of a Mercedes-Benz car, which rammed into the side of a two-storey shophouse in Chinatown yesterday morning. There were no reported injuries and witnesses said the driver, who had to be…

Enforce law against bicycles that are parked illegally

There are bicycle stands around, but rather than use them, many cyclists prefer to take the easy way out and chain their bicycles to the most convenient place that is nearest to their destination instead. These places include…

All street lamps to use LED lights by 2022: LTA

Street lamps island-wide will be replaced with more energy-efficient LED lights by 2022, said LTA on Tues. The existing timer-based system will also be changed to a Remote Control and Monitoring System (RCMS), which will be more responsive…

Onwards to a new fare formula for public transport

Change swept through the public transport sector last year, with Tower Transit and Go-Ahead Singapore launching bus services under the government contracting model and SMRT’s switchover to the new rail financing framework signalling a new landscape that places…

Have a space for former Rochor residents to gather

I refer to the report “Rochor residents bid painful farewell to iconic estate” (Dec 30). Moving house is one of the most stressful experiences in life. This is more so for the elderly who can become disorientated, and…

Private home prices to ease further in 2017, say analysts

Private home prices fell for the third straight year, declining by 3 per cent in 2016, according to latest estimates from URA on Tues. This is the smallest price drop over the last three years, compared with the…

Punggol, Sembawang to get sports centres by 2020

Sports enthusiasts who live in and near Punggol and Sembawang can look forward to new sporting facilities within the next three years. Preliminary work has begun for a regional sports centre (RSC) in Punggol, to be ready in…

A beginner’s guide to industrial real estate investment

The industrial property market provides an option for investors looking to diversify their real estate portfolios. There is a large pool of factories, warehouses, and business parks in Singapore which caters to the requirements of the country’s industrial…

35 and single? Here are HDB housing options available for you

Prior to turning 35, most singles in Singapore would stay with their parents. It could be due to the small size of our island, which hardly ever requires anyone to move out of his or her parents’ place…

Government land sales H1 2017: What it means for property developers

The Singapore government has always tried to maintain a balance between demand and supply in its bi-annual GLS exercise. In the latest GLS H1 2017 round, there has been a marginal increase in residential plots for private housing…

Why 2017 may be the year of mortgagee sales

Mortgagee sales listings are on the rise, and have been since 2015. In fact, for 2017, consultancies such as JLL have predicted a 10 to 20 percent rise. Last week we wrote about what these property auctions are,…

Mr Propwise’s 2017 Singapore property market outlook

It’s that time of the year where I take a look back at what’s happened over the past twelve months, then try and say something intelligent about the future direction of the property market over the next year.…

Private home prices fell 3% in 2016

Private home prices across Singapore fell by three percent in 2016, slightly lower than the 3.7 percent decline in 2015, according to flash estimates of URA’s price index. Prices in the fourth quarter dropped by 0.4 percent, compared…

HDB resale prices down 0.1% in 2016

Prices of HDB resale flats fell by 0.1 percent for the whole of 2016, according to flash estimates of the Resale Price Index (RPI). Resale flat prices for the fourth quarter of 2016 also dropped by 0.1 percent…

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