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Signalling faults hit NSL two days in a row

The North-South MRT line has been hit by signalling faults two days in a row, barely a week after first-quarter statistics showed a sharp improvement in rail reliability. At around 6pm on Mon, operator SMRT tweeted that the…

Behind the Domes

The majestic domes of Gardens by the Bay have been a fixture of the Marina Bay skyline since the opening of the Gardens in June 2012. It has received more than 33 million visitors to date. A lot…

Bike-sharing firm pedals ahead despite challenge

When plans for a government- backed bicycle-sharing scheme were shelved two months ago, Singapore-based oBike decided to continue with its own plans. The scheme, which was to have been launched at the year end, had attracted tenders from…

Plans underway to rejuvenate old power district

For three hours yesterday, the Pasir Panjang Power Station district came alive, just like in the 1960s, as more than 500 former residents returned for a reunion. The “flatted kampung” get-together was made possible after a group of…

Stores find own ways to beat retail slump

Lifestyle store Megafash gives its Suntec City outlet a makeover every month to get office workers in the vicinity to visit the place regularly. Accessories store Pivoine posts photographs of its upcoming collections on FB to drum up…

Rise of the shared workspace

Co-working spaces are expanding to accommodate a growing shift in Singapore’s workplace culture towards collaboration. While these shared working environments have long attracted freelancers and start-ups, SMEs and even large firms are beginning to recognise the benefits and…

No place for power play in S’pore-KL rail project

China’s keen interest in the high-speed rail (HSR) project between Malaysia and Singapore – two of Asean’s closest neighbours in terms of cultural similarity and affinity – is welcome. It is only natural that the world’s major rail-industry…

See a stray bike? Move it to the right spot

Singaporeans’ penchant for depending on the Government to intervene with more rules will not solve the problem of bike littering (Bike ‘littering’ will only get worse unless Govt steps in, by Mr Devdatt Vijay Nerurkar; May 26). Despite…

Speak up against bike ‘litterers’

I disagree that it should be left to the authorities to draw up some rules (Bike ‘littering’ will only get worse unless Govt steps in, by Mr Devdatt Vijay Nerurkar; May 26). The bicycle rental companies should ban…

More safety measures needed in secluded areas

In view of the recent rape case, it may be good if extra precautions are taken in secluded areas such as forest trails. One way is for women to go to such places in a group, instead of…

Changi Airport reaches 1 billion passengers milestone

Changi Airport has handled more than 1 billion passengers since it opened on Jul 1, 1981, airport said on Mon. The milestone was reached last month, the airport said, adding that it is on course to handle a…

Unfinished business at BCA: John Keung

His last 11 years at BCA have pushed Singapore’s construction sector forward on the sustainability and productivity front but CEO John Keung, 64, is not satisfied. He has unfinished business and unmet targets, some of which he shared…

Co-working spaces set to proliferate and become a real estate asset class

Co-working spaces are set to multiply across Singapore in the near term and become a real estate asset class. While there are already more than 50 such spaces here, observers point to a young, still-growing and competitive market…

Is Singapore ready to become a pro-cycling nation?

Beautiful infrastructure does not spare you from ugly behaviour. Experts said cyclists, pedestrians and motorists must behave responsibly and graciously if the plans, announced yesterday by LTA and URA, to make the city centre car-lite are to work…

It’s ‘goodbye’ Gong Cha, ‘hello’ LiHO

Taiwanese bubble tea franchise Gong Cha opened its first outlet here in Nov 2009, just as the second wave of the bubble tea craze was beginning to sweep over Singapore. Today, Gong Cha is as much a synonym…

OrangeTee: Robust demand in the Singapore property market

Recent data by OrangeTee Research has revealed that prices in Singapore’s private residential housing market have fallen by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter, continuing a record streak of price decline in the sector. Since a peak in the third quarter of…

Why are developers buying land even during a downturn?

Singapore’s property prices may have declined for 14 quarters, but that isn’t deterring developers. According to Cushman & Wakefield, developers have paid premiums of about 29 per cent on land purchases, since tweaks to the cooling measures in…

Singapore REITs to be seen as growth vehicles in the long term

With GDP growth targets picking up steam in Singapore, UOB KayHian reckons Singapore REITs to play more of a growth vehicle role rather than just being yield catalyst. “S-REITs are about to transition from being viewed as yield…

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