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A tiny island off Singapore may hold keys to energy’s future

On a small island off the southern coast of Singapore, a French energy company is experimenting with what it hopes will be the future of renewable power storage. Engie SA is helping build a small, self-contained power grid…

My grandmother’s road? Not many in Singapore

Most people pass by Florence Road in Upper Serangoon without a second look, but not retired teacher Lilian Lim. After all, you can say it is her grandmother’s road. The road takes its name from Madam Florence Yeo…

Sri Thendayuthapani Temple: From humble shrine to iconic Hindu temple

For the first time in his short three months on earth, little Arian Vel Gerard is having his hair cut. All of it. Just like his father before him, baby Arian was taken to the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple…

Singapore is No 3 model city in APAC

Singapore has ranked third in the APAC region, behind Seoul and Tokyo, in the latest ranking of model cities. Last year, it was also No. 3 regionally, but it moved up seven spots from 2014 in the global…

Management agents can use by-laws to act against litterbugs

We thank Mr Larry Teo Seow Pho for his feedback (Do more to stop high-rise littering in condos; May 20). In private estates, NEA is also able to provide support to MCSTs to address high-rise littering issues in…

Meet Hajijah and Boon Tat: 10 Singapore roads named after someone’s grandmother or grandfather

There are relatively few roads in Singapore named after women. A count of the entries in Singapore Street Names: A Study Of Toponymics, a 2013 book by Victor Savage and Brenda Yeoh, found only about 40 of these…

No point in fining bike-sharing operators for improperly parked bikes

While I support the development of regulations for bicycle sharing, parking and riding, I feel that putting the onus of ensuring bikes are properly parked on bike-sharing operators does not address the root cause of the problem. It…

Complaints made about faulty lift before fatal mishap

At least three complaints were lodged over three months about a lift at a block of public housing flats in Pasir Ris, before a 77-year-old man died while using that same lift. This was revealed in court on…

S’pore rebuts Malaysia’s challenge on Pedra Branca

Singapore has filed its rebuttal to Malaysia’s recent challenge to the Pedra Branca judgment at the Intl Court of Justice (ICJ), MFA said on Thurs. MFA said Singapore’s written observations to the ICJ are “a comprehensive rebuttal to…

New Tech Innovation Centre a boost for Changi

Gearing up for the expansion of Changi Airport, airport services and inflight catering company Sats yesterday officially launched its S$110 million Technology Innovation Centre, which aims to boost productivity and service standards. Several of the centre’s projects are…

Build smoking rooms near bus-stops and train stations

There is constant conflict between smokers and non-smokers over smoking in public. While the law stipulates certain places such as bus-stops and HDB void decks as smoke-free, there are smokers who light up in these areas. To ask…

Fire insurance tied to mortgage shouldn’t be compulsory

I recently applied for a mortgage. As part of the conditions of the loan, I have to buy fire insurance. As my property is a condominium, the MCST is required to buy fire insurance, so I asked the…

Rio Casa sold for S$575m in en bloc deal

Former HUDC estate Rio Casa has been sold for S$575 million to a joint venture company Oxley-Lian Beng Venture, announced Knight Frank on Thurs. To develop the site, the buyers intend to apply to top up the lease…

Sports Hub CEO Manu Sawhney resigns

Sports Hub CEO Manu Sawhney has resigned with immediate effect, Sports Hub announced on Thurs. Sports Hub COO Oon Jin Teik will be taking over as Acting CEO. Sports Hub said it had undertaken an internal investigation into…

Brace for glitches on NSL, SMRT warns ahead of new weekday signalling tests

Transport operator SMRT has warned commuters to be prepared for potential glitches on the NSL from next Mon, as it expands tests on a new signalling system to include weekdays. The tests, which began in Mar, have been…

Heptagon opens manufacturing plant in Ang Mo Kio

The opening of a new manufacturing plant in Ang Mo Kio by high-end optical packaging firm Heptagon encapsulates the high-quality processes, products and jobs Singapore aspires to, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said. Heptagon, acquired by semiconductor giant AMS last…

Crowdfunding for real estate investment? Here’s what you need to know

Real estate investment is seeing the spread of retail investment and crowdfunding, which enables small-scale investors to participate in investment. This is opening up property investment to ordinary individual investors, who had relatively little access before. Below, we…

5 checklists to consider when buying a house in Singapore

Whether you’re still looking for the best home loans, or you’re still searching for your first or fifth, buying a property is involves a lot of thought, gut-feel, planning and homework. It’s easy to fall prey to the…

How to spot the next en bloc

The residential collective sale market jolted back to life with the sale of Shunfu Ville, Raintree Gardens and Harbour View Gardens last year with a total value exceeding $1 billion. The prospect for collective sale remains encouraging with…

Logan Property turns to Singapore in its bid to diversify

Drawn by the city-state’s stable operating environment and low tax system, Logan Property Holdings marked its maiden foray into Singapore with a record $1.003 billion bid for a prime residential site in Stirling Road with Nanshan Group. Logan…

Oxley Holdings acquires freehold property at East Coast for S$10.5mil

Oxley Holdings Limited had exercised an option to acquire the freehold property at 494 Upper East Coast Road for S$10.5 million. With a land area of 1,292.1 sqm, the property is zoned “part residential/part road”. In an SGX…

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