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Services on part of E-W Line disrupted

Train services on a stretch of the East-West Line were disrupted for more than a three-hour period yesterday evening. Disruption to train services between Joo Koon and Clementi started at around 6.30pm, and returned to normal at about…

Living City: Creative haven for artists at Telok Kurau Studios

The first time he tried his hand at sculpturing was at home in a kampung as a budding artist in the late 1970s. To date, veteran artist Lim Leong Seng has created 30 public sculptures and held eight…

Breathe new life into Haw Par Villa

My earliest memory of Haw Par Villa is of my parents taking me there during the Chinese New Year in the 1950s. The place boasted its “10 Courts of Hell” and figurines of characters from Chinese mythology. It…

Singapore’s ‘clean city’ image trashed by litter

I have been taking my foreign guests to visit Arab St, Little India and various places in Singapore, and everywhere we went, we found rubbish strewn all over – empty bottles, drink cartons and paper. Seeing the rubbish,…

Is EDB footing the bill for Changi’s tech push?

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) have signed a MOU to harness technology for airport operations (“S$50 million programme launched to turn Changi Airport into ‘living lab’”; Jan 6). The outcomes envisioned include ensuring…

New 4km Little India heritage trail launched

NHB launched its first official heritage trail of Little India on Tues, featuring more than 40 sites and 18 heritage markers along the 4km trail. Previously, visitors could learn more about the 200-year-old precinct through heritage markers by…

Security, fire safety sectors can play lead role in protecting Singapore

The security and fire safety industry can play a lead role in protecting Singapore from a terror attack, complementing the work of security forces and intelligence agencies. This was a point made by Senior Minister of State for…

New guidelines issued to developers for public spaces on private property

Public spaces on private property will soon have to meet new design guidelines such as providing ample shade and public seating, according to a circular to building owners and developers by URA on Tues. These spaces include covered…

Process of sacking workers could have been ‘better managed’: Surbana

More than a week after sacking 54 Surbana Jurong employees, the Temasek Holdings-owned infrastructure consultancy company acknowledged on Tues that the process could have been “better managed”. In a joint statement with union bodies Singapore Industrial and Services…

Universal Studios Singapore welcomes 25 millionth visitor

One of Asia’s top theme parks, Universal Studios Singapore (USS), marked a milestone moment on Tues when it received its 25 millionth visitor. South Korean Eun Ji-Kim, along with her travel companion Seon Mi-Hwang, both 19-year-old high school…

A proposal for a Singaporean ‘charter city’ in Australia

Singapore, a tiny island city-state in the tropics, is starved of land, its growth constrained by its limits. Meanwhile, in Australia, vast landscapes lie empty, with states competing for people. Can the two countries meet each other’s needs?…

Retailers at CNY bazaars hit by triple whammy

Businesses at Chinese New Year festive bazaars have been hit this year by a triple whammy – wet weather, a poor economic outlook and the festival’s proximity to the Gregorian new year. Mr Ang Cheng Hoy, 70, who…

Heartland retail king

In Aug last year, a fire blazed through the C K Building in Tampines St 92. The flames raged for hours through three of the six storeys and released a plume of smoke so high, it could be…

High-end rental homes: Singapore falls to 7th most expensive in Asia from 4th

Singapore is the 7th most expensive location in Asia for high-end rental homes this year, falling from 4th position last year. The latest accommodation survey published by human resources firm ECA Intl compared rental accommodation – commonly leased…

New HDB rental rules for work permit holders

Since Jan 1, non-Malaysian work permit holders from the manufacturing sector have no longer been eligible to rent a whole HDB flat, and can only rent rooms. Those currently renting can stay on until their existing subletting approvals…

UOL buys Amber Road site for $156m

A site in Amber Road that has housed a landscaping and nursery business for more than 30 years has been sold to property developer UOL for $156 million. The plot of about 70,000 sqft at 45 Amber Road,…

Anti-speculation property measures have their side effects

Qualifying certificate (QC) rules have generally been effective in curtailing property speculation, but pressured developers, using innovative ways to escape the harsh penalties, raise the question of whether the policy’s efficacy outweighs some of its unintended consequences. QC…

3 danger signs for Singapore property in the year of the rooster and beyond

So much is going on in the global economy that I find very interesting and disturbing at the same time. We’ve seen incredible changes in governments, economies, stock markets, currency and real estate. I am not making a…

Sheng Siong locks horns with smaller players for HDB sites

Competition for new smaller HDB commercial units are still strong, UOB Kay Hian said. Supermarket giants like Sheng Siong are facing big competition with smaller players. “Even though the competition for HDB commercial units remains stiff with the…

Outstanding architecture – Homes that look the part

In comparison with its peers, Singapore has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Sure, there is plenty of identikit government housing, but this gives it a pleasant cohesion missing from most cities where ‘social’ housing…

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