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Fish farms reeling from impact of oil spill off Johor

At a fish farm north of Pulau Ubin, workers panicked on Wed when they saw what was meant to be their Chinese New Year harvest turn belly-up in the water. The farm, owned by Gills N Claws, told…

Maxwell Chambers to expand by taking over Red Dot Traffic Building

Maxwell Chambers, which houses the world’s first integrated dispute resolution centre, will be tripled in size to bolster Singapore’s position in this aspect of legal practice. A total of 120,000 sqft will be added by taking over the…

Changi Airport, EDB launch S$50m programme to develop technology for airport operations

Changi Airport is testing sensors at its taxi stands to track the number of people in the queue and determine the estimated waiting time. The technology would allow the airport to better update commuters on the cab situation…

800m stretch of Changi Beach temporarily closed due to oil spill in Johor

An 800m stretch of Changi Beach has been closed until further notice due to the oil spill following the collision of two container ships in Johor waters on Tues, NEA said on Thurs. The closure is to help…

Cinema with a grim and glamorous past

While the youth of today may know The Cathay as yet another shopping mall with a cinema, beneath its modern glass exterior lies a storied past. The now 17-storey building was once Singapore’s tallest skyscraper, containing the city-state’s…

Golf club perfect fit for rail needs

Alternative sites could have been chosen for the new depot and stable facilities for the KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) and Cross Island MRT line, but none is as suitable as the Raffles Country Club. The golf club, which…

Ruling on use of common area may be key

A court judgment that stopped a bistro from placing chairs and tables on the pedestrian walkway immediately outside it could well become a reference point for other businesses in the same quandary. The management corporation of a mixed-use…

Project owners must take control over how subcontractors are paid

It is not unusual for main contractors to practise “pay when paid” clauses with their subcontractors and suppliers (“Company steps in to cover arrears in pay dispute issue”; Dec 23, 2016). While there are good main contractors who…

Beware the effects of LED street lamps

LTA’s plan to convert the high pressure sodium vapour street lamps to LED is commendable (“LTA installing smarter, energy-saving street lights”; Jan 4). It is cost-effective and will also help to reduce Singapore’s carbon footprint. However, a health…

Safety, security, comfort of commuters are SMRT’s priority

Raffles Place MRT Station is an interchange station for the NSEWL Singapore’s longest and busiest MRT lines – in the heart of CBD. The station is also among the MRT stations with the largest number of commuter entry…

Oil spill affects fish farms near Pulau Ubin

An oil spill that occurred off Pasir Gudang Port in Johor on Tues night has affected three coastal fish farms near Pulau Ubin and left nature enthusiasts concerned about the potential impact on wildlife in the area. A…

Fewer options for local golfers

Local golf is feeling the squeeze after yesterday’s announcement about the acquisition of Raffles Country Club (RCC) further reduced playing options for golfers here. Coupled with the closures of Keppel Club and Marina Bay Golf Club when their…

Length of lease, type of assets among factors to determine compensation amount for Raffles Country Club

It is too early to estimate the compensation that the Government could offer Raffles Country Club (RCC), but the final award amount will depend on factors such as the length of lease remaining, and the type and quality…

Likely fall in home prices a lure for bargain hunters

Housing prices are set to come under considerable pressure this year as consumers concerned about a subdued economic environment and rising interest rates tighten their purse strings. But with analysts projecting a fourth consecutive year of price decline…

Room for improvement in drainage system to curb flash floods

I refer to the report “Flash floods across Singapore cause massive traffic disruptions” (Dec 24). The recent downpours caused flash floods that are of public concern, especially transport-wise. MEWR must further rectify and improve the drainage system and…

Why Kallang might just be the perfect place to stay

Kallang is located in Central Singapore – and the neighbourhood has been seeing many exciting F&B concepts and businesses pop up in the vicinity. Check out our list of cool things to do if you’re planning to live…

Will gentrification be the new norm in Singapore?

The term ‘gentrification’ was first used in the 1960s to describe the upgrading of Victorian and Georgian homes in London’s working class neighbourhoods to accommodate the flood of middle-class residents at the time. What exactly is gentrification in…

In a single month, these Singaporeans have already helped private home hunters save $10,000

There might never be a better time to invest in private property than now. Well, 2017 has just begun. And it’s just in time to introduce a new home listing startup that focuses on, you got it, private…

HDB resale prices dip 0.3% in Dec, 0.2% for 2016: SRX Property

HDB resale prices slipped 0.3 per cent in Dec from a month ago, mainly dragged by the declines for bigger flats, flash estimates from SRX Property show. HDB executive flats and HDB five-room fell the most in resale…

Tomlinson Heights unit sold at $2,743 psf

In prime district 10, a 4,047 sqft, five-bedroom unit on the eighth at Tomlinson Heights was sold for $11.1 million ($2,743 psf) on Dec 27. The transacted price of $2,743 psf was the second lowest price achieved among…

High Court gives green light to Shunfu Ville sale

The High Court on Wed approved the collective sale of Shunfu Ville to Qingjian Realty. While no written judgment was issued, the two objecting owners were given 30 days to file an appeal, which could be based on…

Landed home prices up for first time since 2013

Prices of landed homes climbed by 0.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q4 2016, reversing the 2.7 percent quarterly drop recorded during the previous three-month period, revealed statistics from URA. Although this represents the first increase since Q3 2013, this…

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