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Tighter controls on outlets for public entertainment

Parliament yesterday approved changes to the law that will impose tighter requirements on public entertainment outlets and raise penalties for errant operators. But Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin said a “lighter touch” approach will be taken…

Sterner rules urged for outlets near homes

As rules for public entertainment spots are tightened, several MPs called for more stringent guidelines for outlets near residential areas or in mixed-use developments. Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC), Ms Denise Phua (Jalan Besar GRC) and…

More dental facilities to cater to growing needs

Demand for subsidised dental treatments has been rising significantly. Dental attendances at polyclinics have gone up from 149,000 in 2013 to 179,000 last year. In Parliament yesterday, Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC) asked if waiting times…

Accommodation start-ups set to stay

As Airbnb challenges hotel chains across the globe, some local accommodation start-ups are quietly carving out slices of the regional pie. The co-founder and head of sales of start-up MetroResidences, Mr James Chua, believes the trick is to…

Fire breaks out on 24th floor of Shenton House; no injuries reported

A fire broke out at Shenton House on Tues morning – the second one to occur in the building in less than three months. A cigarette was believed to have been thrown into the waste disposal area on…

Rename Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is really two different parks separated by Marymount Road. The two parks are not physically connected by any pathway, and to get from one side to the other you have to take a…

Givaudan breaks ground for new fragrance centre

On 09 May 2017, Givaudan broke ground on a new fragrance encapsulation centre in Singapore, which deepens the flavour and fragrance manufacturer’s investments in APAC. Spanning 500 sqm, the centre will contain a warehouse, cutting-edge manufacturing technology, offices…

Retired sniffer dogs can stay in HDB flats under new pilot

Dog handlers from SPF and SCDF’s K-9 units and SAF’ Military Working Dog Unit (MWDU) who live in public housing will be allowed to adopt their retired canine friends from June, authorities announced on Tues. MND, MHA and…

Woodleigh MRT flour scare: Don’t use powdery substances as markings, say authorities

Members of the public, including runners and event organisers, should not use powdery substances such as chalk or flour as markings for their activities, police and NParks said in a joint advisory on acts causing public alarm. The…

oBike to deploy lighter bicycles with new features

Homegrown bike-sharing firm oBike will add 1,000 new and lighter bicycles all over the island on Wed. The bicycles are 5kg lighter with a slimmer frame, and have deeper baskets to hold bulkier or more items. Other enhanced…

Katoen Natie to pioneer autonomous driving trucks on Jurong Island

On 09 May 2017, Belgian logistics company Katoen Natie will be testing 12 driverless trucks on Jurong Island, with the first to commence in Sept this year. The entire project will be conducted in three phases, with each…

New flashing LED strips for pedestrians at 2 traffic-light crossings

LTA on Tues tested new features at two pedestrian crossings in the city, as part of a six-month trial to improve safety, in particular, to get distracted pedestrians to pay attention to traffic-light signals. “Nowadays, people get very…

Govt aims for half of F&B outlets to go digital by 2020

Making all essential payment modes available on a single terminal is something MAS and other agencies are working on, as the Government aims for half F&B establishments here to adopt digital services by 2020. The use of QR…

Top picks in the new Star of the North (Woodlands)

With the announcement that Woodlands will be the new star destination of the north, interest has picked up. No longer will Woodlands remain “that ulu place in front of the Causeway”. With its development into a new retail…

High-tech farming in Singapore

Some of you may have read about local fish farm Apollo Aquaculture opening a new high-tech joint venture farm in Brunei a few months ago. This helps to reduce the risk of supply disruptions by diversifying our food…

5 developments with childcare centres in Singapore

Developments with childcare centres are a lot more common these days even if their numbers are still low. Not all new projects have the space and license required to have a childcare centre built onto its grounds but…

Condo resale volume slumps 21% in Apr

Non-landed Private Residential Resale prices remain unchanged at 0.0% in Apr compared to Mar, the latest report from SRX Property shows. In individual sectors, RCR and OCR recorded a price increase of 1.2%, 0.1% respectively, while in CCR…

Singapore private office investment sales hit 9-year high of $2.12b

A total of $4.99b worth of real estate investment deals were transacted in the first quarter of 2017 according to JLL. Although this is 40.9% lower than the $8.44b accumulated three months ago, it is 67.4% higher than…

Ardmore Park unit fetches $3,363 psf

A 2,885 sqft, high-floor unit at Ardmore Park changed hands for $9.70 million ($3,363 psf), according to a caveat lodged on Apr 18. The seller reaped a profit of $2.45 million, or 3.8% annually, having purchased the unit…

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