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NParks announces new park connector, celebrates biodiversity at two-day festival

The largest-ever biodiversity survey by the public, a bumper crop of newly discovered species, and plans for a new park connector are just some of the causes for celebration at this year’s Festival of Biodiversity. A collaboration between…

Senior homes ready to respond when feuds arise

Occasional conflict is inevitable among seniors living in close quarters, say those who manage homes that cater to the elderly and infirm. As a greying population increases demand for such facilities, more seniors run the risk of butting…

Sustainability involves ordinary folk, not just experts

Climate change is only one aspect of sustainable development. While the importance of ensuring the non-depletion of natural resources should not be diminished, confining societal needs to merely environmental ones misses the point (What does sustainable development mean…

Add more buzz to the shopping experience

Mall operators here are fortunate – people are still willing to shop in person, and, lamentably, there is little to do here other than shop and eat. But unless the physical shopping experience bucks up, e-shopping will inexorably…

Forget HDB. Time for civil society to step up to help single mums with housing

I feel both sad and angry for unwed mums with kids who have long been banned from qualifying for public housing. There had been a glimmer of hope for them, after ST ran an article on May 11…

Former residents gather to say farewell to beloved ‘flatted kampung’

He needed to spread the word fast to his old neighbours scattered all over the island: That their beloved “flatted kampung” in Pasir Panjang which they had vacated more than 30 years ago would be demolished soon and…

Bike-rental firms feel the heat from bike-sharing operators

In less than half a year since bike-sharing made its debut in Singapore, some bike-rental kiosks and companies have taken a hit due to its immense popularity, with one reporting a drop in revenue of around 20 to…

Opening of Apple’s first Singapore store attracts hundreds

Apple fans turned out in force on Sat as the US tech giant’s first brick-and-mortar store in Singapore opened its doors. Ahead of the official opening at 10am, an Apple representative said there were more than 200 people…

Gentrification? It’s the consumers’ fault, says hotelier Loh Lik Peng

Hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng is the man behind Unlisted Collection, an umbrella brand of boutique hotel properties and restaurants in Singapore, London, Shanghai and Sydney. The hotels include Hotel 1929 in Keong Saik Road and among…

New volunteering network launched to bring together HDB community programmes

A new community volunteering network has been set up to bring together existing HDB community-bonding programmes and volunteers into a single network. MND Minister and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong announced the launch of the new Friends…

Yishun resident builds ‘wall’ to keep out nuisance neighbour

Residents at a Yishun HDB block said that they are at their wits’ end after being harassed by a neighbour for over a year, with one family going so far as to build a ‘wall’ barbed with cacti…

Securing safety with harnesses

Using a safety harness during work may be cumbersome, but it is essential in ensuring personal safety. Safety harnesses, or individual fall arrest systems, are used to stop a worker from falling and to reduce the impact of…

Two oBikes found in Whampoa river

She saw two oBike bicycles lying partially submerged in the Whampoa River, behind Whampoa CC. That upset Ms Alice Tan so much that she called TNP about the incident, which happened on Tues. “I am very disappointed and…

Fed rate hike – should I refinance to fixed rate home loan?

The Federal Reserve will meet again on the 13-14th June 2017. The latest May 2017 labour statistics show unemployment at 4.4%. This is the lowest ever since 2008. Many major media sites have started to talk about the…

Resale of large units in prime districts see profit widen

The top three most profitable deals in the week of May 9 to 16 were in prime Districts 9 and 10, and they were for big, four-bedroom units in older developments. The most profitable deal was the sale…

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