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Hewlett Packard Enterprise opens new Asia HQ in Singapore

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its new headquarters covering Asia here Mon, as the company seeks to tap the region’s growing demand for new technologies. The new APAC and Japan headquarters brings all of HP Enterprise’s facilities under one…

NUS-led crowdsourcing project to map over 1,000 Chinese temples here

An interactive atlas of more than 1,000 Chinese temples here, dating back to the 19th century, is being developed in the first such project here to consolidate such data. Led by NUS’s Department of Chinese Studies and using…

No plans yet to redevelop Southern Islands: SLA

There are no immediate plans to redevelop the Southern Islands, said SLA in response to queries from ST. Singapore’s southern islands – which include St John’s, Kusu, Lazarus and the Sisters’ Islands – remain relatively unspoilt and are…

15 residents evacuated after fire breaks out in 7th-floor flat in Ubi

Some 15 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out in a HDB flat in Ubi on Mon morning. The fire involved the contents of a bedroom and was extinguished using a water jet, said a SCDF spokesman.…

Hotel industry’s prospects bright, say Park Hotel and RB Capital

The outlook for the hotel industry is bright, with rates for upscale rooms going higher amid healthy occupancy, according to the Park Hotel Group. The company, which is opening a new hotel at the Farrer Square mixed development…

Build slip road to ease KPE congestion

I am a frequent user of the stretch of KPE after the Defu Flyover, between TPE and Airport Road during morning peak hours. Time will tell if activating the ERP gantry along this stretch can resolve the slow…

Make void decks conducive places for studying

NLB, HDB and town councils could work together to enhance and promote HDB void decks as conducive places for studying and reading. Void decks are currently underutilised, possibly because, unlike libraries, they are not air-conditioned and are not…

More curbs needed on clubs with jackpot machines

Gambling can be very addictive. It is worse if the activity is legal. We have too many licensed gambling clubs which are easily accessible. In Bukit Batok, there is a Civil Service Club outlet. The club is supposed…

Yet another reason to return trays at food centres

Dining in some hawker centres can be a health hazard, if my experience at the one at Blk 16, Bedok South Road is an indication. There were pigeons perched on the signs above some of the food stalls,…

Swanky sites near Orchard set aside for residential use

More homes could eventually be built in sought-after areas such as Tanglin Road and Paterson Road in the city, with some rare sites earmarked for future residential use. The most eye-catching are the former MHA Phoenix Park site…

Keeping Sentosa fresh with new offerings

More youth-oriented activities and the accompanying redevelopment of Singapore’s other Southern Islands could make the Sentosa area a more attractive destination, tourism experts said. Steps are being taken to refresh Sentosa’s offerings, as SDC confirmed it is working…

132 food licences suspended for poor hygiene in 2016: Amy Khor

The licences of 132 food outlets were suspended last year for poor hygiene, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said in Parliament on Mon. This is lower than the 137 food outlet…

Water, other price rises set to have ‘small’ impact on inflation: Koh Poh Koon

Recent adjustments to water and carpark prices may contribute to a “temporary increase” in inflation, but any impact is expected to be “small”, said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon. Dr Koh said the…

More than half of internet outage incidents since 2013 caused by cable cuts: MCI

Slightly more than half of the 26 serious Internet service disruptions here since 2013 were caused by underground cables being cut, MCI Minister Yaacob Ibrahim told Parliament on Mon. Most of these 14 incidences resulted from contractors not…

Tampines set to use ‘green’ pesticide in HDB bin chutes

The routine thermal fogging of chutes will become a thing of the past in Tampines come July, when the cockroach and mosquito population in public housing blocks will be kept in check with a more environmentally friendly method.…

Proportion of HDB flats in housing market falls 5 percentage points from 2006 to 2016

The ratio of public to private properties fell from 78:22 to 73:27 between 2006 to last year, and is expected to slide to 72:28 by 2020, MND Minister Lawrence Wong told Parliament on Mon. Despite the growing proportion…

What’s stopping Singapore’s property market from a sharp rebound?

There’s been a sharp increase in sales volumes in Feb and Mar this year. But while this shows improved market sentiment, there are still barriers that prevent a sharp rebound in the property market. In all likelihood, the…

Should you rent or buy a property in Singapore? 7 factors to consider

A real estate purchase is a huge financial commitment, and is probably the biggest purchase many of us will make in our lifetime. This is especially so in Singapore where homes do not come cheap; it’s one of…

New Futura to launch amid improved market sentiment

Property developer City Developments Limited (CDL) is gearing up to launch its New Futura condominium at Leonie Hill Road in prime District 9 sometime in the second half of 2017. Located close to the Orchard Road area, the…

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