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Dempsey retailers feel the pinch of slowing economy

Expatriates are the denizens of Dempsey and when their wallets are lighter, it can give retailers there a headache. Take furniture shop Woody Antique House, located in the trendy Tanglin Village, part of Dempsey. Sales usually pick up…

Tuas mega port may have lively area for leisure

The Tuas mega port, slated to open in phases from 2021, may be more than a hive of container traffic. Cafes, retail stores and even a jogging track overlooking the hustle and bustle of trade are being considered…

Marsiling residents ‘adopt’ 44-year-old underpass

Residents of Marsiling Constituency will soon regularly patrol a 50m-long underpass in their estate, after “adopting” it on Sun – a first in Singapore. This means that residents will work with government agencies such as LTA and NEA…

Grand old family villa in Kovan to be demolished

Just off Kovan Road sits a grand old dame which has housed four generations of a Tamil family. The Lakshmi Villa was built 84 years ago by Mr Doraisamy Kuppusamy, then the Civil Superintendent of the Singapore General…

Singapore’s food centre chope culture: Is it practical or plain rude?

It is 1pm at Maxwell Food Centre and the popular hawker centre is bustling with a lunchtime crowd. A Hong Kong tourist, Ms Abbie Lam, 24, with her three-year-old niece in tow, approaches a table where a man…

Special memories from my HDB corridor

This is a story about a corridor. Yes, those nondescript passages that help us get around a HDB block. More often spaces we simply pass through, rather than places in their own right. I like to think of…

New initiative to share excess harvest

We thank Miss Lee Kay Yan for her feedback (A little foraging for fruit and plants won’t hurt; Mar 28). In early Mar, NParks started an initiative to share excess harvest with the public, as part of efforts…

New underpass opens at junction of Nicoll Highway and Sims Way

A new vehicle underpass opened at the junction of Nicoll Highway and Sims Way on Sun. Motorists travelling from Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and Sims Way will be able to use a new two-lane underpass to connect directly to…

Renewal plans for Woodlands, Toa Payoh and Pasir Ris finalised: HDB

Renewal plans for Woodlands, Toa Payoh and Pasir Ris have been finalised and are ready to be presented to residents to gather their feedback, announced HDB on Sun. The rejuvenation of the three towns was first announced in…

HDB SERS and other dangerous property assumptions people make

Recently, MND Minister Lawrence Wong has been warning us about HDB SERS assumptions. It beats us why he’s warning the buyers; those people kind of asked for it. But the owners of old flats are the ones who…

Sales at Sims Urban Oasis, Tre Residences pick up on back of Park Place Residences’ launch

In the week of Mar 14 to 21, there was a pickup in transactions at existing launches, including the 1,024-unit Sims Urban Oasis by GuocoLand, which is targeted for completion later this year. The project has seen a…

Savills Investment Management to grow Asian footprint

Last November, Savills Investment Mgmt divested two assets in Singapore — its stake in Chinatown Point to partners Perennial Real Estate Holdings and SPH for $92.6 million, and 77 Robinson Road to CLSA Capital Partners for $530.8 million.…

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