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Wheels may come off for bike rental firms

A bicycle-sharing company from China has provoked the ire of its Singapore counterparts, which are crying foul. ofo, headquartered in Beijing, is conducting business at some public parks without having to pay rent for using the public space.…

Singapore has a feather in its cap

With a land area of about 720 sqkm that is marked by rapid urbanisation, Singapore is home to a surprisingly diverse array of wildlife. In fact, about 150 species of birds can be found here all-year round. To…

Number of shops selling cigarettes at record low

The number of shops selling cigarettes and tobacco products has tumbled to a record low number, and the figure could be further trimmed with a display ban set to take effect in Aug. Last year, there were 4,764…

No silver bullet to boosting workplace safety

The suggestions by Mr Lim Boon Khoon (Get tough on management when accidents happen; Feb 21) are thought-provoking but miss the mark. As Singapore climbs up the value chain, work complexity increases in scope and depth. While complexity…

Levy water-based tax on private pools

I agree that Singapore needs to conserve water. It may be appropriate for the authorities to consider imposing an additional yearly luxury levy on all private swimming and wading pools, based on the cubic capacity of such pools.…

Give grace period to exit public pool

Many parents take their children to public pools for swimming classes. Most parents do not stay on, leaving the pool complex once the children are handed over to the instructor. They then return after the one-hour lesson to…

Katong Shopping Centre up for collective sale again at S$630 million

Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore’s first air-conditioned shopping mall, has been put up for collective sale again at an unchanged reserve price of S$630 million, Cushman & Wakefield said on Mon. Although the current Master Plan zoning for Katong…

Elderly care centre launched at upgraded Whampoa CC

A first-of-its-kind centre promises to help transform how seniors can be cared for within a residential community. Elderly residents in Whampoa, who form about a fifth of the estate’s population, can now access a raft of healthcare, social…

New safe riding course for PMD users from July

From July, personal mobility device (PMD) users and cyclists will be able to take a 90-minute course on safe riding practices, which members of the public caught a first glimpse of at yesterday’s Car-Free Sun event. Yesterday’s session…

Resolution of AHTC case overdue

I refer to the report “Independent panel appointed over AHTC’s improper payments” (Feb 18). This case, from its initial findings to the events to date, has stirred up several questions. According to reports, it involves improper payments and…

Intl schools expand, improve facilities to woo students

Intl schools are being built faster in recent years, even though there appears to be no pressing demand for them. Between 2015 and 2020, at least six new building projects for intl schools, including expansion of existing campuses,…

PUB makes a profit thanks only to govt grants: Maliki

PUB made a profit of more than $160 million last year only because it received about $200 million in grants. Without the government grants, PUB would have been operating at a deficit, said Senior Minister of State for…

195 units of Clementi Canopy sold in first weekend

The Clementi Canopy, a new condominium project in Clementi Ave 1, has sold 195 units (38.6 per cent) of the 505-unit development during its first weekend launch. Some 250 units were released over the recent weekend, according to…

Will activity from foreign property buyers return stronger in 2017?

2016 was a year of lukewarm private residential property sentiments, but it was a year where foreign property buyers seem to have made a gradual comeback in the Singaporean property market. This gradual return reflects serious, genuine property…

Renting or buying: is one really better than the other?

Traditional wisdom considers property ownership to be the best form of investment. Living in your own home gives you a sense of security and belonging. If you go through a financial crisis or lose your job, at least…

Singapore mulls over creating cashless payment tech for hawker centres, shops

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong envisions the country to shape technology more as it gears toward the realisation of the Smart Nation Initiative. During the dialogue at Camp Sequoia, PM Lee said Singapore has an advantage as a…

About 450 e-applications received for iNz Residence

iNz Residence, Singapore’s first EC project with internet-ready smart homes, attracted keen interest during its opening weekend, with more than 1,800 people visiting its sales gallery and 450 e-applications received. Most visitors said they were drawn to the…

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