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Cool project underway: Singapore to develop road map to reduce urban warming

An “ambitious” project that began quietly at the start of this year could bring some relief to Singaporeans who have found themselves wilting in the heat of a concrete jungle. Temperatures are rising because of climate change, but…

One of Oxley’s hotels at Stevens Road will be Mercure instead of Ibis

Oxley Holdings will not be having an Ibis brand hotel in Stevens Road after all. Instead, the hotel will operate under the Mercure brand. On July 2, the company said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley Gem, had registered two…

Nature and quality of Oxley Road debate will shape political outcome: Observers, MPs

PM Lee Hsien Loong will deliver a ministerial statement tomorrow to respond to the barrage of allegations by his siblings that he misused his power. In doing so, he hopes to restore public confidence and dispel any doubts…

Parking of rented bikes in corridor and lift lobby breaches fire safety rules

I am perplexed to learn that an ofo employee had parked two ofo bicycles along the 15th-floor corridor of an HDB block. The corridor and lift lobby should be free from obstacles for safe evacuation in case of…

Oxley Road dispute: 5 things you might not have known about Lee Kuan Yew’s Oxley Road home

PM Lee Hsien Loong will deliver a ministerial statement on Mon to refute the “baseless accusations” his siblings have been making over the Oxley Road dispute. While much has been said about the dispute, here are five things…

Singapore’s not quite the right shade of green

We like to say that Singapore is a green place. From Garden City to City in a Garden, it is hard not to notice the flora that lines our streets and neighbourhoods. All this combined might make one…

6 Singapore firms team up for HSR projects

Six local companies will partner ahead of the assets company (AssetsCo) tender for the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (KL-Singapore HSR) project, the companies announced together with IE Singapore on Sun. The companies are Clifford Capital, DBS, Sembcorp Design and…

Ministerial committee on 38 Oxley Road an ‘extra-judicial secret attack’: Lee Hsien Yang

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s brother Lee Hsien Yang has accused PM Lee of an “extra-judicial secret attack” by seeking to bypass the court system, in his latest FB post on Sun over a dispute regarding their late father’s…

Can Singapore’s growing otter population continue to thrive in an urban landscape?

They’ve been spotted splashing about in the waters of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, foraging for fish in the Singapore River and even drying off on the artificial turf at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. But more recently, Singapore’s…

Tenants of office tower told to leave by 2017

Tenants at a 44-year-old 28-storey office tower in the financial district have been told to pack up and leave by year-end as the owners have plans to redevelop the plum site next year. Some tenants just recently moved…

Lift plummets four floors, fractures woman’s leg

He had been looking forward to a Hari Raya celebration at his nephew’s home on Sat night but Mr Zulkiffle Saad and some of his family members ended up in an emergency ward. The lift they were in…

Three men arrested after turning Toa Payoh flat into ‘drug house’

Three men who allegedly broke into an empty flat in Toa Payoh and used it as a “drug house” have been arrested. The men had been seen entering the unit at Lorong 7 Toa Payoh several times in…

More public libraries to move to malls, town hubs

Public libraries will become more easily accessible as they move to locations such as malls and town hubs, MCI Minister Yaacob Ibrahim said on Sat. The Bukit Merah Public Library will be moving to VivoCity next year as…

Cheapest parking places around Raffles Place and the CBD 2017

With the ever rising price of commodities and slow economy, the rather steep accommodation and parking rates continue to bother Singaporeans of all stripes. Demand for parking in and around the CBD area and the Raffles Place area…

Fifth loss this year at The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove

Despite holding the property for about nine years, the seller of a 1,776 sqft unit at The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove incurred the second-biggest loss for the week of June 13 to 20. The seller bought the unit…

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