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Wild boar attacks uncommon in Singapore

Skirmishes between wild boars and humans are few and far between, with AVA receiving about one report related to an attack a year. The authority was responding to queries from ST, following an incident about a week ago…

Train delay from Jurong East to Joo Koon on East-West Line due to train fault

Train service on the East-West Line was delayed for about 30 minutes on Wed evening due to a train fault. SMRT first alerted commuters to a 15-minute delay on the East-West Line at 7.02pm, between Jurong East and…

Basement dining room ‘holds significance for country, not just PAP’

The events that unfolded in the basement dining room of 38, Oxley Road during the early days of Singapore’s history hold a special significance for the country, and not just the ruling PAP. This was the reason why…

Eight Singapore farms taken to task for repeatedly misusing land

Amid the Government’s push for farms in land-scarce Singapore to be more productive, eight farms have been penalised in the last four years for repeatedly misusing land for purposes other than agriculture, figures from the authorities show. The…

CCs must watch their noise levels in the evening

In a compact urban setting like Singapore, noise from loud performances at community events is often a concern of the nearby residents. Many PA CC are located in close proximity to HDB blocks. It is not uncommon for…

‘Tourist mall’ is no place for a community library

I am happy to see that public libraries are being redesigned and relocated to encourage Singaporeans to read more (Moving libraries to where the crowds are; July 2). However, I am puzzled by the decision to move Bukit…

Love our hawker centres, keep them clean

For something as simple as “cleaning up after meals in public spaces”, the people in Singapore gave themselves a score of 5.52, just above the pass rate, in the latest Graciousness Survey by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM).…

Lessons from past mistakes can help SMRT stay on track

If you were a teenager when plans for a new MRT signalling system were first announced, you would be well into your 30s before you see any meaningful outcome of that project. In July 1997, then SMRT MD…

Muji Singapore flagship opening at Plaza Singapura

Muji Singapore will open its first flagship store for SEA at Plaza Singapura on July 21. Spanning more than 1896 sqm, it will be the Japanese retail chain’s largest outlet in Singapore, and home to the third Cafe…

165 entities attend briefing on HSR tender; 25 from Singapore

Ahead of a tender for the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) being called by the end of this year, close to 400 participants from 165 intl and local entities attended an industry briefing on Wed. The majority of the…

JTC exploring plan to boost connectivity and goods flow

JTC is considering implementing District Logistics Networks within new industrial estates as well as inter-district logistics networks to facilitate more efficient freight movement across Singapore, MTI (Industry) S Iswaran said in Parliament yesterday. Jurong Innovation District (JID), for…

Tree lands on car in Tampines during heavy rain

A large tree fell onto a car while a man was sat inside waiting to pick up his baby boy today. The windscreen shattered, though while the tree hit the roof of the Merecedes-Benz it did not cause…

Buildings built before 1974 may need fire-safety upgrade

In the light of a deadly tower block fire in west London last month, the authorities here are reviewing legislative amendments to require some old buildings in Singapore to perform fire-safety upgrades. This applies to buildings that were…

Economic costs of train breakdowns hard to add up but unlikely to be high: dons

The cost of recent rail disruptions on the Singapore economy is not easy to quantify, and even if it were, may not amount to much, according to two dons. Calculating the cost of the breakdowns would be a…

Now that the minimum rental period is 3 months, will Airbnb soon be legal in Singapore?

Short-term rentals in Singapore are officially illegal. But on the bright side, “short-term” just got shorter. The minimum rental period for private homes has just been cut from 6 months to 3 months. That means that, technically speaking,…

CCT builds a war chest with Wilkie Edge divestment

With its recent divestment of the Wilkie Wedge, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) could be building a war chest for potential acquisitions in the future, an analyst report from RHB said. CCT announced the proposed sale of its 12-storey…

Period to implement HIP projects varies, says MND

The implementation of Home Improvement Programme (HIP) projects varies, depending on various factors such as complexity of the design, revealed MND in Parliament on Tues. In answering MP Png Eng Huat’s question on the period taken to implement…

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