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5 things to see at Botanic Gardens’ new $30 million Learning Forest

A stunning 10ha forest, the size of 15 football fields, has opened at the Botanic Gardens. Once filled with dense century-old terrain, the restored and curated attraction is now accessible to the public for the first time in…

Yang Kee’s $150m Tuas logistics hub under way

Yang Kee Logistics has started building a $150 million logistics hub in Tuas South Link 1. The 66,000 sqm facility will comprise five storeys of warehouse space, workshops, office units, F&B outlets, rooftop parking and two floors of…

Time to end HDB’s en bloc scheme?

The Sers, which was introduced in 1995, may well have served its purpose. It is time for the scheme to be reviewed and, perhaps, discontinued. Sers was launched against the backdrop of a rising property market, when it…

Give seniors option to buy number of grab bars needed

I have yet to see a supermarket sell, say, eight tins of a product for a bundle price of $48 but charge the same price if a customer needs to buy only one tin. However outrageous this pricing…

Foraging, care for nature can go hand in hand

It is for good reason that there are laws in place here to prevent the rampant harvesting of edible fruit and plants on state land managed by SLA or NParks (Hungry? Singapore is an edible Garden City; Mar…

Singapore Art Museum to get S$90 million facelift

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) will get a S$90 million facelift later this year, with the revamp expected to be completed by 2021, MCCY Minister Grace Fu announced on Sat. This is the first time the contemporary art…

Challenge on Pedra Branca: Singapore’s case is ‘strong’

PM Lee Hsien Loong on Fri said he was “confident” of the eventual outcome of Malaysia’s recent challenge to the Pedra Branca judgment. “Malaysia is now taking steps to revise that judgment. They are entitled to try, but…

Empower security guards to police no-smoking zones

In the malls and public clubhouses that I have been to, there are notices put up on the walls of the toilets or walkways reminding people that smoking is not allowed on the premises. They warn smokers of…

Risk of mosquitoes breeding in ‘pond-sized’ hole

In front of Blk 102, Ang Mo Kio St 11, a large hole the size of a pond has been dug in a plot of land. When it rains, water collects in the hole. This poses a risk…

Win-win scenario in HDB resale market

HDB flats house more than 80 per cent of Singapore’s population and, more often than not, are the first choice of housing for young families. This group often asks: BTO flats or resale flats – which is the…

Buildings to integrate with area    

Additional design guidelines will be imposed where appropriate on new development sites along the ECP to ensure the new buildings integrate with surroundings. The move comes as the “ECP corridor becomes more developed with higher-density developments”, URA told…

Ex-SJI school ahead of curve in architecture

From places of worship and educational institutions to the former residences of prominent figures, 72 buildings here have been gazetted as national monuments. This is the latest in a weekly series revisiting these heritage gems. Each is a…

HDB farmers in a concrete jungle

Whoever says you need a big plot of land to be a farmer has never met Ms Kit Yong, 56. Like 80 per cent of the population, she lives in an HDB flat. But tell her that you…

From hotel to private club

Almost 11 years after it opened, New Majestic Hotel, the trendy boutique property in Bukit Pasoh Road, will be turned into a private members’ club. Called Straits Clan, the new concept will have dining establishments, bars and facilities…

HK billionaire loses court case on condo common property: Other condos in the news

The chairman of Hong Kong-listed Brightoil Petroleum Holdings lost a court case involving the law on common property in Singapore on Tues. Dr Sit Kwong Lam, whose net worth is listed at US$2.1 billion (S$2.9 billion) by Forbes,…

Buying into Serangoon Road transformation

A rare corner shophouse on Serangoon Road has been put on the market for sale. The owner, a semi-retired businessman who wants to be known as Chan, has been holding on to the shophouse for a decade. Chan…

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