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S P Setia to develop RM1.4bil luxury condo in Singapore

S P Setia Bhd, having beat 23 other bidders for a plot of land at Toh Tuck Road in Singapore, plans to develop a five-storey luxury condominium there with a gross development value of S$457mil. The property developer…

Former Pioneer Secondary School premises to be used for intl school

The premises of the former Pioneer Sec School at Jurong West St 81 are to be repurposed as a foreign system school, following the launch of a tender for foreign system school operators by SLA and EDB on…

Smart technology, 2-in-1 hospital and gardens galore: 6 interesting facts about Woodlands Health Campus

The upcoming Woodlands Health Campus (WHC), one of the six “star attractions” in the proposed revamp of the Woodlands estate, is set to open progressively from 2022. A general hospital, a community hospital, specialist clinics and daycare facilities…

Segar Rd residents worry over monkey attacks

A recent spate of attacks by an aggressive monkey has left residents at Segar Road in Bukit Panjang wary of being its next target. Believed to be a long-tailed macaque, the monkey has entered residents’ flats through the…

Make Orchard Road car-free on weekends for a start

I applaud the Singapore Tourism Board’s plan to turn Orchard Road into a car-free, fully-pedestrianised stretch for the purpose of rejuvenating the declining local retail landscape. We should proceed with this grand idea incrementally. For a start, the…

Refreshing Esplanade for new era

The $30 million waterfront theatre, slated to open at the Esplanade in 2021, would be a welcome addition to the iconic cultural institution – whose visual familiarity engendered an immediate and fond popular comparison with the beloved durian.…

HDB pricing does not reflect flat lease period

The report (HDB leases and what’s in store for retirement as society ages; Apr 15) brought up a concern that high-priced resale HDB flats do not reflect the shorter lease available and that the Government will have the…

NKF to open seven new dialysis centres by 2020

About 1,300 patients will benefit from the opening of seven new NKF dialysis centres across the island by 2020, including a mega dialysis centre in Jurong West. The first of the seven new centres will open in Sept…

New 1,800-bed hospital to open in Woodlands from 2022

Work on Woodlands’ first hospital, slated to serve more than 935,000 residents in the north started, started on Tues with Health Minister Gan Kim Yong officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony. The 1,800-bedded facility located along Woodlands Drive 17…

S’pore Maritime Gallery re-opens after S$1.75m makeover

From steering a ship through a simulator to checking out the components of various ship models on a digital tablet, visitors exploring the newly revamped Singapore Maritime Gallery will get some hands-on experience of what it is like…

NSL and EWL track faults delay morning rush hour commute

The morning rush hour commute on Tues was hit by delays on both the NSL and EWL, with SMRT reporting track faults causing delays of between 15 to 20 minutes. At about 7:20 am, the train operator tweeted…

What about providing covered ramps?

I laud HDB’s neighbourhood renewal plans, with their array of improvements and new amenities for residents. Covered walkways have been completed in many housing estates for the sake of residents’ convenience. Ramps for the disabled, the physically challenged…

Monkey bit elderly man on the leg

Madam Tan Lai Choo, 52, was on her way to take the bus to work yesterday morning when she noticed police cars and a commotion at Blk 472, Segar Road. She immediately thought of her father, Mr Tan…

Takashimaya rent dispute: Landlord appeals

Department store Takashimaya’s dispute over rent with its landlord, Ngee Ann Development (NAD), has dragged on since Sept 2013. Dissatisfied that the High Court ruled in the store’s favour last year, the landlord has now taken its case…

Procter & Gamble to invest US$100m in its first digital innovation centre in Singapore

Procter & Gamble (P&G) will invest more than US$100 million over the next five years to set up its first digital innovation centre outside US in Singapore. The E-Center will be pivotal to its undertaking of end-to-end digital…

Woodlands revamp: Scenic link to waterfront popular with residents

When engineer Prakash D., 44, moved to the area 15 years ago, there was little development, and the estate lacked facilities. Over the years he has lived in Marsiling, Woodlands and, now, Admiralty. But yesterday, he left impressed…

Ng Hsueh Ling stepped down as Keppel REIT Management’s CEO

Ng Hsueh Ling stepped down as Keppel REIT Management’s CEO. She also stepped down as executive director. Miss Ng, 50, was given a new role as director to new businesses in the Group and was to start on…

Tan Guong Ching stepped down as Cambridge Industrial Trust Management’s director

Tan Guong Ching stepped down as Cambridge Industrial Trust Management’s director. He is retiring at 70. For reasons of succession planning and compliance with regulatory requirements, Mr Tan retired from the Board and its various committees. Mr Tan…

Singapore housing market to remain resilient despite global uncertainty

The TEP360 seminar on Apr 8, entitled “Navigating through turbulent times”, was attended by about 350 participants. UOB senior economist Suan Teck Kin spoke on the state of Singapore’s economy. “As long as interest rates do not return…

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