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Football: No Kallang home for Lions?

When the National Stadium reopened its doors in 2014, there were hopes that the dazzling new facility would become a fortress for the Singapore football team. That vision now hangs in the balance. ST understands that the Singapore…

All 4 lifts at 2 Punggol HDB flats stop working for about 4 hours, leaving residents stranded

All four lifts at two HDB flats in Punggol broke down for about four hours on Tues. The lifts at Blks 314A and 314B at Waterway Cascadia broke down at around 5pm on Tues, Lianhe Wanbao reported on…

Get building security involved in anti-smoking drive

I agree with Mr Raymund Koh Joo Guan that the authorities need to do more in the fight against the smoking menace in public places (“Some public places need ‘No Smoking’ signs badly”; Jan 12). More and more…

LED street lights safe for everyday use

We thank Mr Sharne Sulaiman for his views (“Beware the effects of LED street lamps”; Jan 5). We assure him that our LED street lights are safe for road users. We have also taken reference from the American…

Various safety measures in place at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

We thank Mr Reuben Cheang for his feedback (“Improve safety at Bukit Timah reserve”; Jan 10). NParks currently has a number of measures in place for the safety of users of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The recently completed…

Wild boar feedback more than quadruples in last 2 years

Feedback to the authorities about wild boars increased sharply last year, with more members of the public contacting AVA with complaints, sightings and other comments. AVA told CNA on Thurs it received 140 pieces of feedback about wild…

Lift maker Sigma suspended from making new tenders due to performance, punctuality issues

The maker of Sigma lifts, which make up nearly 15 per cent of the 24,000 public housing lifts here, has been suspended from tendering for new contracts since Oct 2015, HDB has revealed.
 This was due to the…

Rediscover Punggol through HDB’s new vistor centre and mobile app

Renowned physicist Albert Einstein once set foot in Punggol in the 1922 — fun facts like this and more information on Punggol town will be showcased in the first permanent, in situ exhibition of a HDB town. The…

Install meters on pathways to regulate speed of PMDs

I welcome the new laws to regulate the use of electric bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs) to safeguard the safety of everyone (Jail, fines to combat reckless use of personal mobility devices”, Jan 11). In most of…

Consider the impact development works have on nature

I view with concern and even a feeling of dread how many pockets of greenery in Singapore have been cleared for developments. I enjoy taking a casual drive or walk along the area around Bukit Timah Saddle Club.…

Telcos close in on 1Gbps mobile surfing speed

The race is on to up the ante on mobile surfing speeds as all three local telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1 strive to enter Usain Bolt territory in Singapore. And much faster surfing speeds of more than 1Gbps…

Where Malay royalty once lived and worshipped

You can say this was a “glam” kampung, given that it used to be where Malay royalty lived, but Kampong Glam, also called Kampong Gelam, is probably named after a tree. Still, Kampong Glam stands as a glamorous…

Rescued corals thrive on sea walls

The sea walls around one of Singapore’s Southern Islands are now thriving with marine life – life that would otherwise have been snuffed out by works to build a new port in Tuas four years ago. Of the…

Murky waters help save corals in the short term

Murky waters are the bane of scuba divers, but for corals, the sedimentation could be an unlikely ally in the struggle against warming seas. A new study has found that murky waters could reduce the impact of sea…

Stuck stroller dislodges steps on MRT escalator

A stroller being taken up an escalator at Raffles Place MRT station on Wed became wedged between the steps as it approached the upper landing. The downward pressure exerted by its wheels caused the steps to dislodge and…

Hire bike, e-scooter for ‘last mile’ stretch soon at one-north

Business and research hub one-north in Buona Vista will soon have a system that will let people hire bicycles or e-scooters for travel on that “last mile” stretch that is not well served by public transport. Industrial developer…

Retail Reits post robust returns: SGX

Retail Reits have been the strongest performers among the bigger Reit segments, a SGX market update said. Total year-to-date returns for retail Reits – the largest segment of Reits by market capitalisation in Singapore – averaged 3.4 per…

One Tree Hill Garden to be up for en bloc sale

A boutique prime freehold residential development site in District 10 will come on the market when the collective sale of One Tree Hill Garden is launched within the next week. BT understands that the reserve price in the…

More condo developers offering incentives to shift unsold units

Developers of completed condominiums are again offering sweeteners to home hunters that proved successful in shifting unsold apartments last year. Real estate agents told ST that one of the latest projects to offer a deferred payment scheme –…

HDB gives out $36,000 for community projects at void decks

The iconic HDB void deck is not just a space. For Madam Christine Koo, 37, and her neighbours at the Yishun Greenwalk estate, it was a place for gathering and games over a feast of tropical fruits last…

Important rules to find good bargains at auctions

Auction sale of properties are on the rise in a lackluster market plagued by slow rental and high vacancy. With a worsening economy, both auction properties and mortgagee sales are expected to flourish in 2017. A mortgagee sale…

CCT to raise funds for the Golden Shoe Car Park redevelopment

For CapitaLand Commercial Trust, the Golden Shoe Car Park development may be a catalyst to watch out for. According to RHB, the trust has submitted plans to the authorities to redevelop Golden Shoe Car Park, which is expected…

Why the flight to Grade A+ buildings makes sense for businesses

The office market still has not felt the impact of “flight to efficiency” in the past months, as physical relocations are only slated for the first six months this year. According to Knight Frank, the flight to Grade…

Call of the jungle

On Jan 6, Federico Asaro was up at the crack of dawn and at his new hotel, Villa Samadhi Singapore, by 5.30am. “Since it’s the first day of business, I wanted to make sure the new staff arrived…

Fix spalling concrete before it becomes a serious problem

A Yishun HDB flat made headlines last week, after an 80-year-old man was hurt by falling concrete pieces from the bathroom’s ceiling. However, the issue of spalling concrete is not uncommon. In fact, HDB has helped about 17,800…

HDB’s cat ban in the spotlight again

HDB’s ban on pet cats is under the spotlight again after an HDB notice advising a Woodlands resident to remove his cat from his flat attracted online attention. This comes just as a pilot programme for cat lovers…

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