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Singapore office market to revive as supply eases, Hong Kong firms show interest

Singapore’s market for office properties could be poised for a turnaround with the optimistic pricing in some recent deals suggesting owners are positioning for higher rents in the near future. Data from official and private sources show the…

Peugeot gears up with nuTonomy for self-driving car test

French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy’s software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to develop the technology…

Freon gas leak causes ‘smoke’ scare at Raffles Place MRT station

Raffles Place MRT station was hit by a freon gas leak on Mon night, which caused a train to be filled with what appeared to be “smoke”. A video taken by an eyewitness and sent to citizen journalism…

Foreign buyers eye Hyflux water plant

Foreign buyers are eyeing a piece of the Tuaspring power and desalination plant, in a transaction that could take Singapore’s largest desalination plant out of local hands. Tuaspring is owned by Hyflux, which last week appointed DBS Bank…

Forest at Greater Bukit Brown holds graves of early Singaporeans

Behind landed properties in Trevose Place and unbeknown to most residents there, a wild forest has been safeguarding historic relics from the early 1900s. Dense with overgrowth and crawling with insects, the slippery, hilly area houses the graves…

Sharing the harvest at Fort Canning Park’s Spice Garden

At Fort Canning Park’s Spice Garden, not only can you enjoy the sweet scent of lemongrass and the distinct aroma of pandan, you can take some home as well. But only on Fri mornings. The public can pick…

Many benefits of buying resale flat

That more first-time home buyers are opting for resale flats is a desirable trend (More first-time home buyers opting for resale flats; May 3). We can expect it to continue because of the enhanced CPF Housing Grant, the…

Hold building management responsible for illegal sex outlets

The police should be commended for the successful raids on massage parlours and thanked for their relentless efforts in stamping out such illegal activities. While I am glad the police continue to raid such premises, such actions may…

Check if chemicals in fragrances are safe

I am perturbed that harmful phthalates are found in many fragrances, given that malls, hotels and even buses are using scented air to enhance customer experience (Are scents for buses and buildings safe?, by Ms Liu I-Chun; May…

Change self-centred nature of S’poreans

Imposing a fine on those who “chope” seats, as suggested by Mr Wee Gim Leong, is not the solution (Fine those who reserve tables; Apr 28). In the light of the altercation at a Toa Payoh hawker centre,…

Make hawker centres more gracious places

It is not just “choping” that plagues our hawker centres. The Tray Return Initiative started by NEA in 2013 has yielded some results, but many Singaporeans still lack the habit of clearing their tables and trays, despite doing…

Parking problems are isolated

Bike-sharing has gained traction here, though recent reports of some cases of misuse are disappointing. But over the weekend, the number of shared bicycles I saw parked at designated spaces exceeded the number of those parked indiscriminately. Mr…

Is such a system sustainable?

Bike-sharing is a common sight in many neighbourhoods these days, but will Singapore be able to sustain the system? Some errant users have employed extreme methods, such as repainting the bicycles, to keep them for their personal use.…

Reckless to be deaf to noise pollution

Progress can be noisy. The roads and expressways, and the train tracks, construction sites and shopping malls which have become synonymous with Singapore’s economic development are also the source of uncomfortable levels of noise pollution. A new study…

Building on novel material

In this productivity-focused era, large companies can benefit from working with some smaller, home-grown firms to develop new, high-tech methods of production. City Developments, a major Asian real estate developer, has teamed up with Teambuild Engineering and Construction…

Conserved state property at Orchard Road up for tender

A shophouse along Orchard Road has been put up for tender for commercial use by SLA in what is the authority’s first price and quality tender. The shophouse, a conserved state property, is located at 26, 28, 30,…

Trials on to turn traffic lights green for emergency vehicles

Trials to turn traffic lights in favour of emergency vehicles are ongoing at a “handful” of traffic intersections in Yishun, SCDF said on Wed. As they approach traffic lights, emergency vehicles will be able to transmit a wireless…

Orchard Road no longer unique

Not much can be done to perk up Orchard Road (Bring overhead garden concept to Orchard Road; May 1). Pedestrianising it would be pointless; it would bring in the crowds temporarily, but they would become jaded after a…

Seow Yit Kin sells Chancery Lane Good Class Bungalow

Renowned Singapore-born pianist Seow Yit Kin is selling his bungalow along Chancery Lane for S$21.888 million. Mr Seow, who is now in his early 60s, grew up in the single-storey detached house. The price works out to S$1,227…

Property lovers in Singapore: Invest via condos, reits or real estate companies?

Whenever the topic of investments come up in Singapore, the word “property” is never too far away. Those born in the 1960s and 1970s often swear by properties, and it is hard to fault them for thinking this…

It’s not bottoming-out. It’s dead cat bounce

How do I know home buying sentiments have improved? Answer: When I receive more email asking me which units to buy in a new project than email regretting buying at new launches. If property purchase sentiments are weak,…

CDL Hospitality Trust’s Singapore RevPAR to end the year with 2% slump

Singapore hotels are still a headache for CDL Hospitality Trusts, as they are expected to end the year with 2% lower RevPAR. However, RHB said there is no reason to worry, as RevPARs will likely see a rebound…

Potential acquisition of The Seletar Mall to boost SPH REIT’s yields

Analysts at DBS Group Research believe it is the opportune time for SPH REIT to consider snapping up The Seletar Mall for around $500m within the next six months prior to the completion of mall’s first renewal cycle…

What the sale of OGS means for CapitaLand Commercial Trust

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) recently announced that it has sold 50% of One George St (OGS) to insurer FWD Group. According to CIMB, the deal is based on an agreed value of OGS of $1.18b or $2,650 psf,…

More first-timers turn to the resale market

Despite the top priority given to them for new flats, one in five first-time buyers of HDB homes preferred a resale unit over a BTO unit last year, reported ST citing HDB data. HDB figures showed that 3,441…

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