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MDIS unveils studio for culinary-related courses

Aspiring chefs at MDIS can now practise their knife skills and bake delicate pastries in a kitchen that is on a par with professional standards. The school yesterday unveiled a new bakery and culinary studio as part of…

Singapore Prison Service lauded for water conservation efforts with Watermark Award

What do a national prison service, a primary school, a multinational aero-engine firm and a community group have in common? They all won this year’s Watermark Awards. PUB whittled down the 35 applications they received to the Singapore…

Cordon off stalled escalators for public safety

Chinatown Complex Market in Smith Street is frequented by seniors, and there are lifts and escalators for their convenience. But when an escalator there stalled recently, I watched nervously as frail seniors, choosing convenience over personal safety, attempted…

Long live our hawker centres

Hawker centres not only offer a diverse range of local delicacies, but also reflect Singapore’s multiculturalism. By introducing better facilities, such as free Wi-Fi and holding community events there (Hawker centres to get new look and roles; Feb…

Bike-sharing on right track?

The recent emergence of private bike-sharing providers in Singapore ended the Government’s plan to launch a public bicycle-sharing scheme. The three firms currently operating here – oBike, Mobike and ofo – allow people to use bicycles as a…

URA probes barriers at Clifford Pier

URA is investigating a case where access to Clifford Pier was blocked, despite regulations to ensure the area remains open to the public after it was sold by URA in 2006 and redeveloped into the Fullerton Bay Hotel.…

Robot kayak joins fight against algae

If you chance upon an empty canoe moving by itself off Seletar Island, do not be alarmed. The yellow robot kayak roaming the Strait of Johor looking for signs of trouble is the latest weapon in the war…

Make sure bus, train fare increases are tied to service improvements

Three weeks ago in Parliament, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan raised the possibility of higher bus and train fares. Mr Khaw said it was not sustainable for taxpayers to keep on subsidising the cost of operating Singapore’s public…

Offer to delist Top Global as QC penalties loom

Top Global’s difficulty in selling Singapore residential units within a regulatory timeframe has led executive chairwoman Oei Siu Hoa to launch a privatisation offer to avoid paying penalties. Ms Oei, who also goes by Sukmawati Widjaja, is offering…

Buyers who pay high prices for old flats face reality check

Last year, Ms Siah Yuet Whey bought a HDB flat that is older than she is. She is 28 years old. It is 44. This means that she will most likely outlive its lease – which runs out…

Water leakage hits 313@Somerset

A water leakage at 313@Somerset today resulted in at least one shop having to close early. Store manager, Mr Subramaniam A, 47, told TNP he was on his way to replace his modem at a service centre when…

Fire breaks out at Nex shopping mall

A fire broke out at Nex shopping mall in Serangoon on Tues night. SCDF said it was alerted to the incident at about 9.50pm and the fire involved construction materials. The blaze was put out using a fire…

Sotheby’s opens S’pore office amid real-estate recovery signs

The move by Sotheby’s Intl Realty to open its Singapore office on Thurs is a sign of improving sentiment in the real-estate market, as investors seek a safe haven from the recent socio-political uncertainty over Brexit and US…

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported in Hougang

Some three months after the Zika transmission in Singapore tapered off, two members of the same household at Simon Place have been found to have contracted the Zika virus, making the area in Hougang the first Zika cluster…

Coming soon: New mall, GPO at SingPost Centre

Shoppers can expect a new retail mall at the SingPost Centre next to Paya Lebar MRT Station in the second half of this year, which will feature leading brands, family entertainment outlets and enrichment centres. With a NLA…

Kallang River set to get a facelift

The Kallang River, Singapore’s longest natural river that stretches from Lower Pierce Reservoir to the Kallang Basin, is set to undergo a facelift, as the authorities on Wed revealed some initial ideas to build spiral ramps across PIE…

Changi sees increase in passenger and freight traffic for February year-on-year

Changi Airport saw a 1.5 per cent increase in the number of passengers that passed through its gates in Feb year-on-year, with 4.67 million passenger movements for the month, said CAG on Wed. While aircraft movements dipped by…

‘More could have been done’ to inform commuters of test

The trial of the new signalling system on Tues night saw trains halted for about eight minutes during the switchover, and commuters generally took the interruption in their stride. Some said they wished that SMRT had done more…

Firms must not use water price hike as cover to raise prices

I disagree that a 30 per cent increase in water prices will drive up the cost of living (Rise in water prices will push up cost of living; March 27). The main factors that push costs up are…

The role of a real estate agent: What they should and shouldn’t be doing

Engaging a real estate agent for the first time, and not sure what comes under their jurisdiction? Read on to find out more about what your property agent should, and shouldn’t be doing! First things first: before engaging…

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