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Will suburban mall operator FCT shine?

Shopping malls located in well-populated suburbs are generally thought to be more resilient than those on Orchard Road or in the CBD. While suburban malls sell everyday necessities, those in the downtown area sell luxuries, which are subject…

Gardener, RC in tussle over how community gardens should be run

A veteran gardener and a grassroots group are tussling over how Singapore’s community gardens should be run. More specifically: Should a gardener dispense medical advice along with the herbs he doles out? For 14 years, Jurong West resident…

Scheme to ensure good project managers

The Society of Project Managers (SPM) yesterday launched an Accreditation of Project Managers (APM) scheme, with the aim of standardising what it means to be a project manager in the built environment industry. This is in response to…

Self-storage sector still packing them in

Investors are piling into the local self-storage sector, which is enjoying strong growth, thanks to increasing affluence and higher population density, said JLL. It noted in a report yesterday that yields on local self-storage facilities – they range…

Downtown Line service delayed due to signalling fault: SBS Transit

Train services on the Downtown Line was delayed for about 30 minutes on Wed evening, due to a signalling fault. The delay affected passengers travelling in both directions on the DTL, said line operator SBS Transit in a…

Anti-noise laws meaningless if not enforced

The problem of contractors carrying out noisy work outside the stipulated hours is really a problem of non-enforcement of existing laws, more than anything else (Contractors must aim not to disturb residents, by Mr Manfred Lin; June 6).…

Not the best idea to go car-lite

Is a car-lite or car-less society truly the best way to go? It seems akin to removing all games from children because they play too much. This is not a great solution, by any means. Unless we have…

6 things to know about Singapore’s community gardens

A dispute between a veteran gardener and a residents’ committee (RC) over how a community garden should be run was taken online last week, triggering a debate over the regulations that govern such gardens. Today, there are nearly…

Pay more attention to community gardens

Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi’s letter (Do more to ensure Singapore’s food security; June 5) is a timely reminder of the need for food security and our inherent vulnerability in this area. It is easy to understand why…

5 attractions to explore at Jewel Changi Airport

In case you haven’t heard, Changi Airport’s going to get even swankier come 2019, when the upcoming lifestyle and retail hub Jewel Changi Airport opens its doors to the public. Other than F&B outlets and retail shops, the…

Getting S’pore to go green

On Mon, the public sector unveiled an action plan to slash its consumption of electricity and water in a bid to fight climate change. By 2020, the public sector will use 15 per cent less electricity and 5…

Fire breaks out at Tuas waste management plant

Two SCDF officers have been sent to hospital after fighting a fire at a waste management plant at Tuas on Wed. A FB Live video posted at 6.55pm showed thick smoke emerging from the upper levels of the…

Singapore can play role as regional infrastructure hub: Lawrence Wong

To help meet Asia’s huge infrastructure development needs, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said Singapore could help other countries in the region develop long-term urban master plans and implement infrastructure projects. In his keynote address at the Urban Land…

Changi Airport unveils 14,000 sqm Canopy Park at Jewel

Changi Airport on Wed gave a glimpse into a sprawling rooftop park featuring play attractions, gardens and walking trails at Jewel, its new retail and lifestyle development. Visitors to the Canopy Park, located at the top of the…

Brick-and-mortar travel agencies in Singapore working hard to remain relevant

The sudden closure of well-established Misa Travel last week may have raised some doubts about the future of brick-and-mortar travel agencies here, but there is still a role for them and their services, said industry players. Misa Travel,…

Singapore slips to 24th most expensive city globally for expats: Survey

Singapore is the 24th most expensive city worldwide for expatriates, according to the latest cost of living survey by ECA Intl published on Wed. The country moved down six spots from last year’s 18th position, falling out of…

Smart towns need common standards for data transfer: HDB CEO

As Singapore pushes ahead with its Smart Nation drive, standards and protocols for developing smart towns are being worked on, HDB chief Cheong Koon Hean said on Wed. Since collecting data to respond to citizens’ needs or to…

10-year-old girl injured in HDB lift accident

A 10-year-old girl needed five stitches on her foot after parts of the ceiling of a lift she was in at Sengkang East Way collapsed, in the latest of a series of lift accidents to hit HDB blocks.…

New Punggol Coast Station on NEL to be completed by 2023, 7 years earlier than planned

The new Punggol Coast Station will open by 2023, seven years earlier than the initial completion date of 2030, the LTA said on Wed. The new 1.6km extension on the North East Line (NEL) will serve residential estates…

Security at Boat Quay, other public areas could be beefed up

Amid the spate of overseas terrorist attacks involving vehicles driven into crowds, MHA has been engaging bollard suppliers and other industry players on the possibility of beefing up the security infrastructure of public spaces where crowds gather, TODAY…

Deaths at construction sites fall in Q1, but ‘more can be done’

Although the construction sector saw one workplace death in the first quarter of this year, down from an average of six per quarter last year, more could be done to lower numbers further, Minister of State (Manpower) Sam…

Harnessing Big Data to build a smarter public transport system

Singaporeans depend mostly on buses and the MRT for their daily commutes. The challenge for the operators is in balancing supply against demand. The number of riders on public transport has grown tremendously, but the completion of new…

DTL3: Allow transfer between Rochor, Jalan Besar stations

I refer to the report “Downtown Line 3 to open on Oct 21” (June 1). Looking at the map of the Downtown Line, one sees a long line shaped like an upside-down ribbon. After Rochor station, the line…

Masterplan details for Punggol North to be fleshed out towards end-2017

JTC will be fleshing out more details of its masterplan for Punggol North towards the end of this year, and more details on the Jurong Innovation District (JID) next year. These are among key projects where the government…

What the Eunosville collective sale suggests

Property developers like to be coy about their intentions, but they’d make lousy Poker players. The recent purchase of former HUDC estate Eunosville, at $765 million, exceeded all expectations. It also more or less confirms the optimistic outlook…

Raffles Place ground floor retail unit up for sale

A ground floor retail unit at the Prudential Tower within the Raffles Place area has been put up for sale by public tender with a guide price of S$20.8 million, revealed CBRE. This works out to S$3,639 psf…

Singapore among 10 cities leading the way in urban mobility

Singapore has been named among 10 cities in APAC implementing big plans to improve urban mobility, according to a report launched by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) on Tues at the ULI…

Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore Opening in June

Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore, the first serviced residence of its kind here in the city-state, is set to be launched on 15 June 2017 at 6 Shenton Way in OUE Downtown 1 in the heart of CBD. Located…

Be selective of S-REITs as valuations aren’t cheap, warns OCBC

OCBC is maintaining its “neutral” recommendation on the S-REIT sector as it projects overall DPU growth for the financial year to fall. For the S-REITs under OCBC’s coverage, overall DPU growth came in positive at 2.4% y-o-y in…

Check out the top selling residential projects in Apr

This chart from OrangeTee Research shows the top selling residential projects in Singapore for the month of Apr. Seaside Residences, which was launched in Apr 2017, sold 419 units during its launching month at a median price of…

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