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PUB project to help needy families reduce water bills

For Mr Teo Oon Peng’s household, the replacement of their old 9-litre toilet to a more water-efficient model yesterday will help the family cut their water bill – which is about $40 a month – by 10 per…

Two firms to develop infrastructure skills with EDB support

Two units from global project management consultancy Atkins Group have tied up with EDB to build up infrastructure skills in the region. Faithful+Gould and Acuity plan to train consultants, managers and directors to expand skills in project management…

Cambridge Industrial Trust announces name change to ESR-REIT

Cambridge Industrial Trust REIT will be changing its name to ESR-REIT, the company announced on Wed. The change, which takes effect on Fri, will also involve the company’s Manager being renamed to “ESR Funds Management (S) Limited”. In…

Penthouse floor at TripleOne Somerset put on sale: CBRE

CBRE has put on sale a penthouse on the 17th floor at TripleOne Somerset on behalf of its owner Perennial (Somerset) via an EOI. The entire top floor of TripleOne, located at the premium Orchard Road shopping belt,…

Are fire safety measures in Singapore good enough?

Mr Goh Geok Leong raises many valid concerns about fire safety and access but misses the heart of the issue (What is the drill in the event of fire in HDB point block? June 16). In the London…

Be responsible with shared bikes

The new bicycle-sharing system is a very good one, but has turned into a problem. Some users are not responsible enough to return the bikes to the parking areas, but instead just abandon them anywhere they want to.…

Market worked because vendors were together

NEA should be complimented for its efforts to help the vendors at the Sungei Road market relocate, including reserving a number of stalls for them and giving them a 50 per cent rebate on their rental for the…

Put priority on helping vendors make transition

As the deadline looms for the Sungei Road market to close, more comprehensive initiatives are needed to help the vendors secure new stalls to hawk their wares (Sungei Rd vendors receive more help; June 17). Absolute priority should…

Will Sungei Rd vendors survive at hawker stalls?

I am deeply concerned that efforts to help the Sungei Road market vendors relocate would actually push them to enter into high-risk ventures (Sungei Rd vendors receive more help; June 17). The case of the vendors – for…

Three key issues in the Lee v Lee saga

The family feud among the Lees is extremely damaging to Singapore. Everyone can see this even if they do not understand all the complex details that have emerged from this sorry saga. PM Lee Hsien Loong recognises this…

First commercial flights to use Changi Airport T4 in coming weeks

Changi Airport will see the first commercial flights arrive at and leave T4 in the coming weeks, as part of the final phases of trials ahead of the new terminal’s official opening, CAG said on Wed. The trials…

38 Oxley Road dispute: Govt of the day has to be responsible for decision on house, says DPM Teo

DPM Teo Chee Hean on Wed defended his decision to set up a ministerial committee to look into the options for Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s family home on 38 Oxley Road, saying that the Government of the day…

New Zika cluster at Kensington Park Drive

Two new cases of locally transmitted Zika have been confirmed at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon Gardens, NEA said on Wed. Both cases involve residents in the vicinity. This new cluster was notified on Wed, and NEA has…

Former HUDC estate Serangoon Ville up for en bloc sale

Former HUDC estate Serangoon Ville was on Wed put up for collective sale, ERA said. Owners of the estate, which was privatised in 2014, are expecting offers in the range of S$400 to S$430 million for the property.…

Sungei Road market vendors make appeal for relocation to other sites

With less than three weeks to go before the closure of the Thieves’ Market, the president of the Sungei Road market association has appealed to the authorities to find an alternative site for the vendors. Separately, some individuals…

For some Geylang Lor 3 residents, leaving won’t be hard

For some residents living at Geylang Lorong 3, it will not be hard for them to leave their homes when the leases expire on Dec 31, 2020. There have been illegal dumping, illegal parking and general cleanliness issues…

Sungei Road market vendors have few resources to take up hawker stalls

I refer to the online report “Thieves Market vendors get 50% rebate to take up stalls in hawker centres” (June 16). While the vendors appreciate the rental rebate offered by NEA to those who qualify, the low take-up…

Bike-sharing firms should pay for their own parking lots

I read the commentary “Getting a better grip on bike sharing” (June 12) with interest. I totally agree that regulators and operators must work together with the Government to avoid pitfalls. Earlier this month, I encountered this situation…

Keep a fire extinguisher at home as a safety measure

We thank Ms Judy Lee for her feedback (“Would we know what to do when a fire breaks out?”, June 16). The public should observe the following measures to keep themselves safe in the event of a fire…

Students can now make movie magic at RP

Students keen to learn to produce professional sound effects, also known as foley, can now do so with the opening of Singapore’s first full-scale foley studio at RP. From the light taps of footsteps to claps of thunder…

Shared bikes block path in Woodlands, LTA issues notices

Seventeen bicycles were found parked indiscriminately at a sheltered walkway at Blk 111, Woodlands St 13 yesterday morning. When TNP arrived at the scene yesterday, two LTA Active Mobility Enforcement Officers were seen attaching notices of removal on…

No power, no gas after Toa Payoh blaze

A pre-dawn fire that broke out yesterday in the void deck of a HDB point block in Toa Payoh left residents without electricity for most of the day and night. The fire, which started among discarded items at…

Mazak opens new additive manufacturing plant in S’pore

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Precision engineering company Yamazaki Mazak Singapore ventures into advanced manufacturing with the opening of a new additive manufacturing solution centre here on Tues for its 25th anniversary. The company also officiated the expansion of its tooling and machine…

The big leasehold debate

Discussions about leasehold properties have dominated headlines in the first half of 2017. The debate was re-visited courtesy of a blog post in Mar 2017 by MND Minister, Lawrence Wong, about how leasehold HDB flats would return to…

6 pre-wedding shoot locations in Singapore that will make your friends jealous

Long gone are the days that engaged couples would find the best studio to get their pre-wedding shoots done. Now it’s all about having a stunning natural backdrop or doing it somewhere so unique that it matches the…

UOL, UIC, Haw Par request for trading halt – privatisation in the works?

A trading halt has been called by UOL Group, its subsidiary United Industrial Corp (UIC) and Haw Par Corp. UOL is currently one of Asia’s largest property companies and has a 43.4 per cent stake in UIC. Speculation…

Industrial leasing market slumps for the third time

This chart from Savills shows that the leasing activity in the industrial market had been slipping for three consecutive quarters already, falling 8.6% QoQ to 1,794 in Q1. “The healthy expansion of Singapore’s economy and manufacturing sector did…

Why Mapletree Industrial Trust’s recent divestment was a good move

Mapletree Industrial Trust’s (MIT) share price has softened 3.5% since its YTD peak on 2 Jun this year, versus the FTSE ST REIT Index’s 0.6% gain. “We believe this pullback presents buying opportunities for investors, as we expect…

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