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Water price hikes should be a last resort

I hope the MEWR Minister will consider sustainable measures to curb water wastage (“Price of water will go up to ensure sustainable supply”; Feb 8). I appreciate that the price of water has not been adjusted for the…

Why should we name our gallery Syonan?

If the gallery at the war museum was created by the Japanese for the people in their own country, then I would have nothing to say (“Revamped war museum’s name sparks questions”; Feb 10). But in this instance,…

Name is a great insult to S’pore

The name Syonan is a great insult to Singapore and Singaporeans (“Revamped war museum’s name sparks questions”; Feb 10). We must not forget the war crimes of the Japanese during World War II and the immense sufferings Japan…

STB making every effort to keep Haw Par Villa alive

We thank Mr Heng Cho Choon for his letter (“Breathe new life into Haw Par Villa”; Jan 24). The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recognises the significance of Haw Par Villa, and has partnered NHB to study its built…

Targets, real-time feedback can cut water use in the shower

Water is an important and scarce resource in Singapore. One of the key strategic thrusts in its water supply blueprint is long-term self-sustainability. Singapore has developed a water supply system using the Four National Taps – local catchment…

1 dead, 4 injured after Tembusu tree falls at Singapore Botanic Gardens

One person died on Sat after a massive Tembusu tree toppled at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, interrupting an event organised by the High Commission of Canada that was scheduled to start at 5pm. SCDF said it was alerted…

Trains designed for fire safety, rail operators regularly tested: LTA

Trains on Singapore’s rail network are designed with fire safety in mind, with features to prevent the spread of fire and ensure commuter safety, LTA said on Sat. This was in response to queries on fire safety measures…

Leave property cooling measures for the HDB, not high-end market: Rhonda Wong, CEO, Ohmyhome

Rhonda Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Ohmyhome, and sees her business as fulfilling a social mission for homebuyers across Singapore. But as a platform for HDB sellers and buyers, landlords and tenants to transact directly with…

No change in Hyfa rent despite new operating rules

There will be no change in how much rent Home United Football Club (HUFC) has to pay for its Home United Youth Football Academy (Hyfa) despite the new operating hours and guidelines imposed on the training facility, TODAY…

‘Too soon’ to call property market recovery despite renewed interest: Redas president

Despite the renewed interest in residential launches in recent months, it is “still too soon” to conclude that a market recovery is in sight, Redas president Augustine Tan said on Fri, as he pointed to a persistent glut…

Police camera footage helped solve over 1,600 cases

More than 1,600 cases were solved last year with the help of footage from police cameras across the island, said the police on Fri as they gave details about the expansion of the programme. From now until 2019,…

Members pay S$19,000 each to extend TMCC lease

Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) is asking its members to cough up S$19,000 each, excluding GST, in a bid to extend the land lease of its golf courses. Those who pay the top-up contribution will be able to…

DBS Group selling PwC Building to Manulife in $747 million deal

In the first transaction of an entire Singapore office building this year, DBS Group announced on Fri evening that it is selling PwC Building at 8 Cross St to an indirect subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corp. The deal…

Compromise reached on pitch dispute

SLA has eased its restrictions on the use of the two main football pitches at Home United Youth Football Academy (Hyfa) along Mattar Road. Starting today, Home may use the two pitches from 9am to 6pm on Sat,…

NLB explains rationale behind naming new museum Syonan Gallery; name had sparked debate

The National Library Board (NLB) said it was aware that the name Syonan Gallery, which it had picked for the newly-revamped National Archives of Singapore (NAS) museum, “could evoke strong emotions”. The name choice for the museum at…

Old bookstores in Singapore which have stood the test of time

I refer to Olivia Ho’s article (Bookstores That Have Stood The Test Of Time, Sunday Life, Feb 5) on the book about Singapore’s bookstores, Passage Of Time: Singapore Bookstore Stories 1881-2016. It is sad to witness the demise…

Pickup in sales of new luxury condos

Sales of luxury condominiums in the prime districts have picked up over the past month, a continuation of a trend that started towards the second half of 2016. “Buyers perceive that prices have come off and that it’s…

New launches in the East

There are several new launches coming up in the eastern region. CEL Development, the property development and investment arm of listed construction company Chip Eng Seng Corp, is expected to open Grandeur Park Residences for preview on Feb…

5 condos for sale couples can buy on a monthly household income of $7k

Property prices are falling, and it’s great news for home buyers. If you’re thinking about an upgrade, or whether it’s time to buy your first house, here are some of the top condos for sale for couples. This…

3Gen flats: Why they are becoming more popular than expected

When 3Gen flats were announced in 2013, no one thought they would be popular. It was assumed that most Singaporeans wanted to move out after they were married, and that resale restrictions would make these flats unattractive. However,…

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