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New RGS campus to be ready by end-2019

The Raffles Girls’ School’s (RGS) new campus in Braddell Road will be ready by the end of 2019, barring unforeseen circumstances. Responding to queries from ST, RGS principal Poh Mun See said that the new 6ha campus, which…

Farewell, Woodlands, gem of the north

Once hailed as the gem of the north, the Old Woodlands Town Centre boasted a bustling bus interchange, 24-hour eateries, a Shaw Brothers-owned cinema, and a huge department store. They disappeared at different times: the bus interchange relocated…

Historical figures come to life in Chinatown to give visitors an interactive experience

At the Pagoda St exit of the Chinatown MRT station, Ah Chye the Rickshaw Puller asks visitors about their interests before giving them a map that will lead them to different landmarks. Before they leave, he may even…

Delays on East-West Line due to platform screen door fault at Bedok station

Commuters on the East-West Line were affected by delays that lasted for over an hour on Mon morning due to a problem with one of the platform screen doors at Bedok station. SMRT first tweeted at 9.31am, informing…

Plans for Tuas port in keeping with status as global port city

There is nothing incongruous about fusing port operations with retail and lifestyle facilities, as long as this is conceptualised, integrated and executed with finesse – including taking into account key security considerations. Such reinvention of a seaport would…

Shelter needed at hot spring site

I recently visited Sembawang Hot Spring and saw a handful of visitors enjoying themselves. Many of them were collecting the steaming hot water before heading off to the nearby trees to take shelter from the sun. However, in…

Overcrowding, bad air quality at checkpoint bus bay

The bus bay at the Woodlands Checkpoint prior to passengers entering Malaysia is not only overcrowded, but the air quality there is also very poor because of the emissions from the vehicles. I urge the authorities to look…

Bicycle-parking initiative the way to go

LTA’s initiative to provide some 750 extra spaces for both bicycle owners and those who use rented bicycles is to be lauded, as it encourages Singaporeans to opt for a greener mode of transport (More spaces for bicycles…

Have a chute each for main recyclables

I am heartened by the Government’s efforts to promote a recycling mindset with the installation of new waste chutes in upcoming private apartments (Upgraded waste system for new private apartments; Mar 9). By making it more convenient to…

Prime Evolue Singapore opens S$161m manufacturing plant on Jurong Island

On 10 Apr 2017, Prime Evolue Singapore officially opened its S$161m manufacturing plant on Jurong Island. The plant produces the raw materials for a highly functional sealant film used in powder and liquid packaging, known as Evolue. It…

Keppel Seghers completes capacity upgrade at Ulu Pandan NEWater plant

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Seghers, has completed the capacity upgrade at the Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant, Keppel Corporation said on Mon. It said the project, which started on Apr 29 last year, was completed on…

Former Hougang HUDC estate Rio Casa up for en bloc sale

Former HUDC estate Rio Casa was on Mon put up for collective sale, announced Knight Frank. Owners of the river-fronting estate along Hougang Ave 7 are expecting offers above S$450.8 million for the property, which translates to a…

The Esplanade to build new S$30m waterfront theatre

Fourteen years after it first opened, the Esplanade has announced plans to build an additional waterfront theatre to address the growing need to expand audiences and further develop local artists. The building will include a 550-seat flexible theatre…

Healthy developer interest expected for Stirling Road housing site

A 2.1 hectare private housing site near Queenstown MRT station will be launched for sale in about two weeks, URA said on Mon, with analysts saying the tender is expected to draw healthy interest from developers due to…

Trials for self-driving pods, buses to kick off this month

Trials for self-driving pods in Sentosa and autonomous buses possibly around Jurong Island and NUS will kick off in the next three months, and if things go well, the rides may be rolled out to the public from…

Cycling lane on extended Tanah Merah Coast Road needs a divider

The report “New extended Tanah Merah Coast Road opening Apr 22 will have on-road cycling lane” (Mar 27) would be welcome to avid cyclists. Not all cyclists, however, will obey the rules. The new lanes will be two…

Water price hike necessary because of S’pore’s circumstances

The water price hike has been a subject of debate, with many supporting it and more opposing it (Rise in water prices will push up cost of living; Mar 27). My opinion is that the increase is not…

Encourage responsible consumption of water

There is no reason for malls, food courts, businesses, hospitals and even households to obsess about the idea of cutting water usage for its own sake (Water price hike no excuse to be unhygienic; Mar 25). Singapore has…

Tuan Sing buys Sime Darby Centre for S$365 million

Tuan Sing Holdings has agreed to buy Sime Darby Centre in Bukit Timah for S$365 million in cash, the property developer said filed with SGX on Mon. Sime Darby Centre sits on part freehold and part 999-year leasehold…

Hot-desking a growing trend as MNCs look to optimise space

Staff at MNCs across APAC region can expect less space per worker in the office as these firms push ahead with desk-sharing plans, a new survey has found. About half of all the MNCs surveyed ranked workspace planning…

What happens to property at end of lease?

Land ownership in Singapore falls under two categories: freehold and leasehold. Freehold owners will hold on to the land title in perpetuity. This means there is no expiry date. While there are many different tenures for leasehold property,…

Ground heaves up and pipe leak at AYE in Jurong area

Water pipe leaks in the Jurong area has shoved up part of the road surface on AYE. A part of the expressway near Corporation Road about the size of a bus is now tilted up to about 1m…

5 tell-tale signs to determine a bad neighbourhood mall

Because real Singaporeans don’t go to Orchard Road as much as they used to, we’re all pretty dependent on the neighbourhood mall. So when said mall doesn’t permit the joy of turning up in shorts to buy groceries…

Plum site in Queenstown triggered for sale

A residential site on Stirling Road, next to Queens condominium, will be launched for sale by tender in about two weeks. A developer has triggered the site by committing to a minimum bid of $685,250,000, or $718 psf…

GuocoLand to sell down remaining units at Leedon Residence to reduce QC charges

Of the 42 units sold, 32 were two- to four-bedroom units of 1,044 to 2,659 sqft, with prices ranging from $2.43 million ($2,327 psf) to $6.4 million ($2,410 psf), based on caveats lodged. The remaining 10 units sold…

Profit of $1.9 mil at Pandan Valley

On Mar 23, a 5,231 sqft unit at Pandan Valley was sold at a $1.9 million profit. The seller had bought it at $1.2 million, or $233 psf, in Oct 2005 and sold it at $3.1 million, or…

Strong buyer interest in Seaside Residences

The highly-anticipated Seaside Residences condominium at Siglap Link attracted strong buyer interest at its preview over the weekend (8 and 9 Apr), with close to 5,000 people visiting the show suite over two days, said developer Frasers Centrepoint.…

Check out the expected office supply dearth in 2019

According to CIMB, the office property market may see a dearth in supply two years from now, in 2019. Citing data from URA, the brokerage firm said office supply is treading below 500,000 sqft to as low as…

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