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Seletar Hills residents upset over heavy vehicle park plan

Residents of Seletar Hills Estate are up in arms over an upcoming heavy vehicle park (HVP), citing safety and traffic congestion. Works on the HVP, which have started at a site along Yio Chu Kang Road facing the…

Plaster falls from ceiling along first-floor corridor of Blk 933, Tampines St 91

A patch of plaster fell from the ceiling at a HDB block in Tampines at around 1.30pm on Sun. A contributor to Stomp said he was at home in his second-floor unit at Blk 933, Tampines St 91,…

Half of train commuters hit by delays in the past month: Poll

How many people here are actually affected by train disruptions? According to a survey by public transport app and mapping provider Moovit, more than half of commuters here were affected by at least one disruption in the past…

Singapore joins global panel to regulate drone use

Singapore has joined a 15-member group set up by UN’ civil aviation arm to draw up global rules and regulations for the safe use of unmanned aircraft, including drones. The team, formed last year, comprises eight countries, including…

Developers haven’t learnt lesson about bidding high for land

I was alarmed to read that developers were bidding aggressively for land (Aggressive land bids drive premiums up at govt sites; May 17). It seems that they have not learnt their lesson. When they submit high bids for…

Go for full set of grab bars for optimal safety

I refer to the letters from Mr Jimmy Chng Joo Beng (Pricing policy for grab bars a deep concern; May 10) and Mr Steven Lo Chock Fei (Give seniors option to buy number of grab bars needed; Apr…

Effort needed for high-rise farms exceeds returns

The proposal for high-rise agriculture as an alternative to land-based farming is interesting (Vertical growth is where S’pore’s future lies, by Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi; May 19). If it works, we can get fresh produce right in…

Don’t let rental bikes become hazards

I have come across many rental bicycles left by users on walkways, grass patches and by the roadside. The bicycle rental companies should ensure that their bikes are probably stored. This is important because the haphazard placement of…

What does sustainable development mean for S’pore?

At the grand entrance of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a relic from the past that speaks of the world’s future. Now that a global pact to steer the world away from…

Boosting energy efficiency to curb carbon emissions

Floods, heatwaves and other disasters induced by climate change have been plaguing the world for years. But only in Dec 2015 did countries agree to tackle it, after decades of wrangling. The historic event in Paris saw delegates…

After multiple delays, Braddell Road flyover to open on June 11

After being dogged by a string of delays since work began in 2012, a new flyover at Braddell Road will open on June 11, LTA announced on Mon. The flyover will offer motorists a direct link from Lorong…

One Canberra’s first AGM to be held at Chong Pang CC, to cost about S$8,000

One Canberra’s first AGM will be held at Chong Pang CC and is likely to cost about S$8,000, less than half of the S$19,000 initial estimate. The change was made possible as the meeting has been postponed by…

Coffee shops latest to have tender linked to productivity

Two new coffee shops, which leverage technology and other features to boost productivity, were launched over the weekend, with a tender for three more such coffee shops to be released in the third quarter of this year. Amid…

Rally in Singapore health-care stocks may not be over

Health-care stocks in Singapore have rewarded investors with an average 50 percent gain in the past year, a rally that may continue as companies acquire local clinics to expand in the region’s medical-care market. Singapore Medical Group has…

How the new occupancy laws will affect Singapore’s landlords

New occupancy laws kicked in on 15th May 2017. The total number of unrelated tenants is now restricted to six, because that’s what happens when bureaucracy is confused with logic. Here’s how it could impact our landlords. Prior…

From Finland to S’pore – These entrepreneurs are revamping meeting rooms with igloos and swings

Co-working spaces have become one by the dozen in Singapore, and each one ramps up the wow factor with more bean bags, more grass lawns, more “Google-like” rooms. But in all honesty, these places have nothing on HUONE…

Katong condo MC given a 4-month deadline to fix carpark system

STB has given the MCST of Heritage East condominium four months to fix the Katong development’s mechanised carpark system, following a complaint from a homeowner. Notably, water from a fire sprinkler which was activated by smoke coming from…

Rare sea-facing landed homes to launch in Sembawang

A new freehold strata landed housing development located next to Sembawang Park at the end of Sembawang Road is expected to go on sale soon. Called Watercove, the 80-unit project is being developed by Bukit Sembawang Estates. Over…

Investors urged to increase exposure to office and industrial REITs

DBS Group Research analysts are pushing for investors to increase their cyclical exposure to the office and industrial sectors on the back of improved GDP growth expectations. “Our strategy appears to be working as shown in MTI’s advanced…

Startups urged to grab proptech opportunities

JLL APAC CEO Anthony Couse said this is the high-time for startups to grab opportunities in the property sector in Asia. In a panel discussion JLL hosted at the Tech in Asia Singapore conference, Couse said that while…

Could hospitality REIT be a dark horse this year?

DBS Group Research highlighted the hospitality sector as a potential dark horse for this year given the expected easing supply pressures. “Since then, we are sensing a slow basing out of the hospitality sector. Over the recent results…

Primary sales hit three-year high

Despite the lower new launches in the month, this chart from DBS Group Research shows that Apr primary sales recorded the third highest primary sales since 2014. Primary sales in Apr rose 49% YoY, as private homes sales…

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