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SUTD names its largest lecture theatre after pioneer architect who donated $30 million

SUTD has named its largest lecture theatre after pioneering Singaporean architect, Dr Albert Hong, to honour his $30 million donation to the institution. The Albert Hong Lecture Theatre has a seating capacity of 530 people and is designed…

MinLaw calls construction tender for Red Dot Traffic Building restoration project

MinLaw called a tender on Tues for construction services to restore the current Red Dot Traffic Building on 28 Maxwell Road. MinLaw will take over the building as part of its plans to expand Maxwell Chambers, the integrated…

Rethink use of decorative ledges in high-rise buildings

It was sad to read about how 17-year-old Jonathan Chow Hua Guang fell from a link bridge at Orchard Central and died. It was reported that the seemingly solid-looking ledge that the teen set foot on was nothing…

Management councils can be as big a problem as proxy issue

I read the report, Plan to limit proxies one can hold at condo meetings (Feb 2), with interest. Multiple proxies held by subsidiary proprietors (SP) is only one issue. An equally serious problem is sometimes the condominium’s MCST.…

Safety measures needed to prevent falls

I read with horror the news that a teenager fell to his death from the fourth floor of Orchard Central last Fri afternoon. He was reported to have leaped over the glass balustrade of the link bridge between…

A practical approach to conservation

For many Singaporeans, the only live chicks they might see are those at the Science Centre’s Discovery Zone. Residents at Sin Ming-Bright Hill, however, have had more opportunity, although not all of them welcome it. Over the past…

Singapore trains equipped with automatic fire detection system: Shanmugam

The automatic fire detection system will be triggered to alert the station staff and SCDF should a fire break out in the MRT train, said Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam on Tues. MP for Tampines GRC Desmond…

NParks arborists inspect trees under its purview; job not outsourced: Lawrence Wong

Trees under NParks’s purview are inspected by its own certified arborists, and the job is not outsourced to landscape companies, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong on Tues. And should accidents happen and trees fall due to natural causes,…

Animal culling a ‘very small part’ of AVA’s overall work: Desmond Lee

The culling of animals is only a “very small part” of the overall work of AVA, and it does not track the expenditure it incurs on doing so, said Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee.…

Budget 2017: Defer water price hike, relook help for middle class, say MPs

The water price increase and helping the middle class cope with the rising cost of living were among the issues brought up by MPs on Tues, the first day of Parliament’s debate on the Budget statement. MPs also…

Govt tracking property very closely, comfortable with market: Tan Chuan-Jin

The Government is watching developments in the property market “very closely,” Minister MSF Tan Chuan-Jin said on Tues, while underlining the need for cooling measures to prevent prices from overheating. “We are tracking the property market very closely.…

From luxury villas to office space, Hong Kong investors pile into depressed Singapore property market

Singapore’s gloomy property market is getting some relief from Hong Kong, as China continues to get tougher on capital control measures. A growing number of Hong Kong investors are on the hunt for office buildings and shopping malls…

SMRT failed to follow safety procedures for 14 years: MOM

For more than a decade, SMRT Trains had failed to comply with approved operating procedures meant to protect the safety of its workers, said MOM on Tues. These instances of non-compliance, dating as far back as 2002, came…

How malls can compete with e-commerce

As more people shop online, malls are suffering. Singapore’s mall occupancy rate reached its lowest in 10 years in Nov last year, according to Bloomberg. In fact, a recent study by eMarketer revealed that nearly 40 per cent…

Check trees along park connector at Hume Ave

This month saw two incidents of falling trees. I have been living in Hume Ave for 20 years, during which many trees were planted along the park connector network. There are, however, nylon ropes still tied to poles…

Sembawang Hot Spring area to become a park

There were mixed reactions from visitors to Sembawang Hot Spring when told that the area will be turned into a park as soon as next year. Some people who have been visiting it for years were cold to…

DBS and UOB in home loan war with zero per cent spread

A fierce home loans war has broken out between DBS Bank and UOB, to the delight of home buyers. The prize, for now at least, is the prospect of financing the purchase of at least 1,225 homes being…

182 Clemenceau Ave up for sale at S$90m

A six-storey office building in District 9 has been put on the market. The indicative price for 182 Clemenceau Ave is S$90 million, which works out to S$1,936 psf based on the building’s existing NLA of 46,490 sqft.…

URA launches residential site at Toh Tuck Road

A 99-year leasehold residential site at Toh Tuck Road in the west of Singapore has been put up for sale by public tender, said URA on Tues, 28 Feb. Launched for sale under the confirmed list of the…

Sabana REIT’s purchase of Changi South property from Vibrant draws scrutiny

Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial REIT is proposing to acquire a four-storey light industrial building at 47 Changi South Ave 2 from its sponsor, Vibrant Group, at a psf price that is well above recent transactions in the area.…

Sabana REIT manager’s non-executive director Ng Shin Ein resigns

Ng Shin Ein, a non-executive director of the manager of Sabana REIT has called it quits amid a revolt by Sabana REIT’s unitholders. According to Ng’s resignation letter, which was submitted to SGX late on Mon night by…

Here’s what you can expect from CDL this year

Property and hotel conglomerate City Developments Limited has seen a healthy uptake in its Singapore projects for the past quarter. Will it be able to sustain its momentum this year? To recall, CDL’s Forest Woods already has 75%…

Capgemini launches first innovation lab in SEA

On 28 Feb 2017, French MNC IT consulting and outsourcing firm Capgemini launched its innovation lab, known as Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE), in Singapore. The exchange, is the company’s 10th globally and the first in SEA. They will…

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