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First commercial flight lands and takes off from Changi Airport’s T4, as part of trials

The first commercial flight landed and later took off from Changi Airport’s new T4 on Fri night, amid much buzz. In all, 180 passengers on board AirAsia flight AK9723 from KL landed at T4 at about 9.10pm. The…

More students to get a chance to plan the greening of their own schools

Another 10 schools have joined a programme that gives secondary school students the chance to propose action plans to green their schools. The Greenovate programme – a collaboration between BCA, Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), RP and Johnson…

40 people evacuated in Jurong East HDB blaze; police probing mischief by fire

Police are investigating a case of mischief by fire, after someone set fire to a flat in Jurong East on Fri afternoon, with about 40 people being evacuated from HDB block. A 75-year-old woman was taken to NTFGH…

Allow small pets on board public transport

The rules have been eased for commuters travelling on public transport – they can take their foldable strollers, bikes and personal mobility devices on board buses and trains all day. Perhaps the authorities could ease the rules and…

Comprehensive water quality monitoring regimen in place

We thank Mr Lee Swee Mun for his letter (Step up security of our waterways; June 20). We recognise Mr Lee’s concerns about the security implications on our water supply and would like to assure him that the…

Four things to know about Oxley dispute

As Singaporeans we are all saddened by the Oxley dispute. I am particularly saddened because I looked after MM Lee Kuan Yew’s constituency in his final years and got to see at close quarters what a great man…

Vending machine cafe opens outlet at Lakeside MRT station

When hunger pangs strike, commuters at Lakeside MRT station now have another grab-and-go option with the launch of a new vending machine cafe at the station on Fri. The Chef-in-Box VendCafe at Lakeside is the third all-vending machine…

Safety lapses at factory where worker died in forklift accident: State Coroner

A coroner’s inquiry into the death of a woman hit by a forklift while crossing the factory floor, has found the company to be lacking “crucial” measures to segregate and regulate both human and vehicular traffic, State Coroner…

New centre in Yishun to offer parenting, student enrichment programmes for all races

The four self-help groups here will be setting up a new centre in Yishun to provide some of their existing race-neutral parenting and student enrichment programmes to Singaporeans from all ethnic groups. To be piloted in Jan, this…

Oxley Road dispute: Demolition not the only option that Lee Kuan Yew considered, says Indranee

The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew had, in his seventh and final will, acknowledged the possibility that his house on 38 Oxley Road may not be demolished, Senior Minister of State Indranee Rajah wrote on Fri in challenging…

LTA extends driverless car trials to NUS, Dover, Buona Vista

LTA is extending the on-road trials for driverless cars from the one-north vicinity to neighbouring areas such as NUS, Singapore Science Park 1 and 2, Dover and Buona Vista. This would add another 55km to the present 12km…

Panel to explore ways to make public transport more family-friendly

A new advisory panel has been formed to make recommendations on developing a more family-friendly public transport system, Senior Minister of State (Transport) Lam Pin Min said yesterday. The panel will be co-chaired by Mr Richard Magnus, chairman…

Vault door, window in spotlight in SRA-SGC defamation trial

A dispute surrounding the installation of a vault door and an issuing window took centre stage on the third day of a defamation trial between Singapore Rifle Association (SRA) and Singapore Gun Club (SGC) president Michael Vaz Lorrain.…

Penalty for users who don’t return their bicycles to allotted bays

I was in Paris last week, where the bike-sharing operators have designated parking bays (“Bike-sharing firms should pay for their own parking lots”, June 21). If a bike is not returned to a designated bay, the user, as…

Skytrain at Tuas Second Link may ease jams

ICA issued an advisory on June 21 that traffic flow at the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy this long weekend, and travellers can expect delays due to security checks and the spike…

Bidadari site to have 600 private homes

More than 600 private residential units will be built on the first mixed commercial and residential land site in new township Bidadari. The first private land parcel was awarded yesterday to entities linked to SPH and Kajima Development…

Strong take-up drives expansion at Maxwell Chambers

MinLaw on Thurs announced that 65 per cent of the new office space at 28 Maxwell Road has already been taken up even before refurbishment works begin. To meet the strong leasing demand, the ministry will build a…

Singapore billionaire’s firms announce deal to boost property portfolio

UOL Group and Haw Par Corp, two listed companies largely owned by 88-year-old Singapore billionaire Wee Cho Yaw, announced a deal that may make UOL one of the largest owners of commercial space in Singapore. Property investor UOL…

Faulty lifts leave Bukit Batok residents fuming

She moved into her new five-room HDB flat on the 35th storey of Blk 296C at Skyline II in Bukit Batok last Sat. But each time Madam Soon, who is six months pregnant with twins, wants to use…

Collective-sale hopefuls

Besides Serangoon Ville and Tampines Court, other privatised HUDC estates that are exploring a collective sale include Ivory Heights in Jurong East, Pine Grove in the Mount Sinai area, Laguna Park in Marine Parade and Chancery Court on…

Collective sale boom or blip?

The recent spate of collective sales has sparked enthusiasm among owners of ageing condos. Most property consultants see a window of opportunity in this frenzy, but how long will it last? Singaporean property investor Victor Ng is one…

Q2 rents up for CBD Grade A and Marina Bay offices

Grade A office rents in Singapore’s CBD may have bottomed earlier than expected. Based on preliminary second-quarter estimates from JLL, the average rental values for its overall CBD Grade A and Marina Bay baskets have posted their first…

Singapore strata office sales looking up

Singapore’s office market saw a revival of investor interest in 2016 with the full-year investment sales value (comprising private sector deals above S$5 million or US$ 3.61 million, and all public sector deals) more than doubled that in…

Why unemployment is the real killer in the property game

Last Wed Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point rate hike as the industry has expected. This is the second approved raise by the central bank this year. There will still be a third round most likely in Sept. But…

Here’s the salary you need to earn to afford these homes in Singapore

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions we have to make in our lives. In addition to paying for a home that is within the top five to 10 most expensive real…

3 things that might need to change before Singaporeans are willing to pay more for hawker food

Singaporeans are only too happy to fork out $20 for Eggs Benedict at some hipster cafe. But when it comes to hawker food, an increase in $0.50 is enough to get people grumbling. Despite the fact that the…

Why the hype around properties with en-bloc potential?

Properties have life cycles, just like us. We know that property prices are largely driven by demand and supply. Today as we examine the correlation between the price and age of a property, we exclude external influences like…

Singapore ranks as fifth costliest city for expats

Singapore remained as one of the most expensive cities for expatriates, Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey revealed. Five of the top 10 cities in this year’s ranking are in Asia. Hong Kong (2), which dropped from the…

Building a green city

At over 100ha, Gardens by the Bay is a sprawling oasis of nature that sits right next to luxury condominiums and office towers in the new downtown of Marina Bay. Opened in 2012, the nature park contains more…

Eye on Geylang: A gentrifying neighbourhood

Geylang has a reputation for being one of Singapore’s grittiest neighbourhoods. Home to the nation’s most infamous red-light district, the area is rather unexpectedly an immensely popular commercial and residential precinct. But thanks to its excellent food scene,…

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