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Man climbs over railing to fish illegally with net in Rochor Canal

A man was photographed making a precarious climb over a railing to cast a fishing net into Rochor Canal illegally. The incident occurred at about 6pm on Sat along the stretch near Hotel Vagabond, Shin Min Daily News…

First weekday morning operations running smoothly for newly opened Tuas West Extension

The first weekday morning operations for the new Tuas West Extension (TWE) have been going smoothly on Mon so far, a day after its opening on Sun. When ST travelled with commuters at around 7am from Joo Koon…

Construction industry faces tough times

For more than 15 years, Mr Fong went underground. As the founder of a construction firm that specialises in geotechnical engineering services, he toiled at making sure that the soil is stable enough to be built on. But…

Harnessing prefab tech to save time, manpower

Two local construction firms saw technological advancement as an opportunity and not a threat. Teambuild and Tiong Seng – among Singapore’s largest construction firms – have become the first adopters of prefab technology here and are well-placed for…

Small contractors still resistant to change

At the construction site for a two-storey house in Cluny Hill, contractor GA Construction is doing things the old-fashioned way. Close to 40 foreign workers are building scaffolds – erecting the formwork, placing the metal rebars, pouring the…

Bike-sharing firms shouldn’t ride on public parking spaces

Since the bike-sharing scheme started, many problems have followed (LTA moves against badly parked bikes; June 18). Bike-sharing firms should not be allowed to use public parking spaces for their bikes. Bike-sharing companies are business entities which aim…

Dual-flush toilets are well tested

We thank Mr Francis Cheng for his feedback (Dual-flush toilets may not be suitable for the elderly; June 12). Today, water usage stands at 148 litres per person a day. Our target is to reduce this to 140…

More traffic issues with more tenants in private homes

While I agree with Ms Chiang Kah Peng that large landed houses can accommodate more tenants than apartment units, there are other issues to consider (Big houses can accommodate more tenants; June 13). These big houses could, for…

Ensure proper fire safety procedures in HDB blocks

The devastating fire in a London apartment block holds useful lessons for Singapore. Owing to land constraints in Singapore, more and more commercial, hotel and residential buildings are high-rise. This raises the issues of fire prevention and evacuation…

New 3-door SMRT bus starts 6-month trial

Commuters on bus service 190 may notice something different about their ride, as SMRT’s single-deck, three-door bus began operations on Mon. It follows the trial of a three-door double-decker bus in Mar, and is part of the same…

Residents of Punggol block lament faulty lifts installed by suspended firm

For the past year, elderly residents of Blk 621B, Edgefield Walk in Punggol — which comprises mainly two-room rental flats and studio apartments — have had to put up with faulty lifts. Last Sat, both lifts were out…

Changi Airport offers first look inside T4

Changi Airport has unveiled photos of T4’s interior, sharing them on their FB page on Mon. Among the photos shared include a look inside T4’s departure hall, the transit areas and departure gates. The airport also shared a…

Why is there no interchange station at DTL3 intersection?

I refer to LTA’s reply to Mr Tan Hsiao Wei, “Exits, re-entries at separate stations counted as different trips” (June 16). Like Mr Tan, I had the same query with regard to the inverted ribbon part of Downtown…

Singapore property stocks are on a roll

Singapore property stocks are set for their best annual performance in five years, and strategists believe the rally is far from over. With an expected pickup in real estate following the easing of housing curbs, developers are expected…

Pratt & Whitney expands MRO network for its advanced GTF engines in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney announced the expansion of its global network of providers to maintain the company’s revolutionary PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines to include Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore. ESA, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney…

The Future of Rail

It is not unlike the perfectly-timed choreography of a F1 pit stop team. Four men from the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) stand trackside on SMRT’s East-West Line (EWL), tool kits in hand. The train passes and they kick…

Beyond 38, the real estate potential of Oxley Road

After the 14 June 2017 press statement by Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling and the days after, the spotlight on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s home at No. 38 Oxley Road has never…

When are co-working spaces worth the money in Singapore?

These days, it can seem like everyone and their mother works in a co-working space. These workspaces for entrepreneurs and freelancers have mushroomed all over Singapore to cater to the burgeoning tech start-up scene and growing number of…

Hospitality REITs’ forward yields hit 5.9% to 6.8%

OCBC Investment Research said some of the hospitality REITs have rallied impressive year-to-date performance, with yields hovering between 5.9% to 6.8%. In a report, the firm cited different hoteliers who managed to record resilient yields in the first…

Why analysts are optimistic despite the drop in developer sales

Developer sales went down by 34.2% in May, with only 1,394 residential units sold. Whilst the lack of launches in the said month could have probably led to the slump in developer sales, analysts are optimistic on the…

Claddings in Singapore not fire hazards

The increased use of cladding, which is an extra layer made of aluminium or plastic panels covering the exterior façade of buildings, has come under close scrutiny lately, after the ventilation gaps between the building walls and cladding…

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