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Fire breaks out at construction site in Whampoa, no one injured

A fire broke out at a construction site in Whampoa on Sat, according to SCDF which added that no one was injured. According to a spokesperson, SCDF was alerted to the fire at a construction site at 78…

New home for Automobile Association to be completed by late 2018

A new seven-storey building to house the Automobile Association of Singapore (AA Singapore) is set to be completed by the last quarter of 2018, said its president Mr Bernard Tay. About 3.6 times larger in floor area compared…

Buyers home in on condos launched in 2015 and earlier

Oldies can be goodies too, as homebuyers showed by snapping up units at projects launched before last year. A check with developers found that those which enjoyed buoyant sales last year – Hong Leong Holdings, MCL Land, Qingjian…

New bike-sharing system gets rolling

Without any fanfare, a new bicycle-sharing scheme has hit the road in the northern and western parts of Singapore. The white, single-gear oBikes, which come with a bell and reflectors, are available for hire at MRT stations such…

Good reasons for HDB cat ban

Miss Amelia Au Wei En wants HDB to allow cats in flats (“HDB cat ban no longer relevant”; Jan 19), but I strongly disagree. Cats can be a nuisance and are known to wander – and defaecate –…

Latest move to lift service levels

In a high-density city like Singapore, lifts provide an essential service. Residents and workers depend on them to get about their daily lives. The ubiquitous lift, like a hygiene item, is often taken for granted until it fails.…

Developers race to beat ABSD deadline

Faced with nearly S$700 million in potential charges for unsold private residential properties this year, developers in Singapore are ramping efforts to offload the units before the ABSD hits, offering discounts and deferred payment schemes to prospective buyers…

The Big Read: At some suburban malls, retailers confront the sound of silence

It is an increasingly common sight these days in the heartlands: Spanking new mixed-use developments with rows and rows of empty shop spaces plastered with posters and banners screaming “For Rent” or “For Sale”. From Kensington Square along…

Surbana ‘did not 
follow due process’ in sacking unionised staff

Unionists have spoken out against the sacking of 54 employees by Surbana Jurong, with one calling the move “heartless in the extreme”, while the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union (Batu) has charged that due process was…

NSL to implement upgraded signalling system from Mar

to an upgraded signalling system on the North-South Line (NSL) in stages from Mar. The new system will allow trains to run closer together, which means that during peak hours, they will arrive within 100 seconds of each…

Creative conservation may help globally threatened species: Study

You probably could not tell from the abundance of Javan mynas in Singapore, but the yellow-beaked grey bird is a victim of the illegal wildlife trade in its native range in Java, where its population has plummeted. Its…

Trials done to remove, disperse mynas, says AVA

AVA does not control the population of mynas in Singapore, but it has conducted two trials to test “removal” and “dispersal” methods. In July 2015, it conducted a mist-netting trial in Hougang, trapping mynas in nylon nets made…

How did unauthorised works at MRT station site go unnoticed?

It was reported that Sato Kogyo had constructed an under-sized temporary diversion drain within its worksite for the Upper Thomson MRT Station project, and had not informed PUB before it started the works (“MRT contractor in deep water…

Public housing not a certainty for Bayshore

We refer to the reports “URA seeking new ideas for Bayshore precinct makeover” (Jan 19) and “Residents, businesses welcome plans to add buzz to Bayshore” (Jan 20) in TODAY. The information in the reports were gleaned from a…

Singaporean buyer scores a bargain at St Regis Residences

One of the first few resale transactions in 2017 resulted in a hefty loss for the seller. On Jan 3, a high-floor unit at St Regis Residences Singapore was sold at a loss of $2.3 million. The seller…

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