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Wild crocodile dies from injuries after accident along Kranji Way

A wild crocodile has died from its injuries after being involved in an accident along Kranji Way on Wed evening. The reptile, said to be 1.5m long, was hit by a car at around 10pm near the Kranji…

Lumine to open first overseas store in Singapore this November

Established Japanese fashion mall Lumine will open its first mall outside Japan at Clarke Quay Central this Nov. It will occupy about 10,000 sqft of space on the second floor of the mall, and will offer chic Japanese…

Welcome to my church, my home

With a purple streak in her powder white hair, 96-year-old Madam Theresa Lai An Noi sits every day at the front of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul for service. Churchgoers know her as Auntie Seet. She…

No bridge too far, too long or too wide

If you need a new dress, a pedestrian overhead bridge is probably the last place you would think of going to get one. Yet a few office executives have been saved by Ms Priscilla Phua’s shop suspended 5m…

New cancer centre to be built at Biopolis

A new cancer centre will be built at Biopolis, in Buona Vista, and open in stages from next year. Called the Advanced Medicine Oncology Centre, it will provide imaging, treatment delivery and clinical informatics technologies for healthcare professionals…

Private-sector building still facing rough times

The construction sector has been stuck in the doldrums amid mounting competition and a lacklustre property market – and company bosses here do not expect the gloom to lift any time soon. Major government projects, including new MRT…

Sale of old Beach Road Police Station site: 5 things about the iconic building

URA on Thurs launched the public tender for the plot of land along Beach Road where the old Police Station was located. This is no ordinary property transaction, however – whoever takes over the land must conserve and…

Is bike sharing worth the bumps?

The rise of bike-sharing companies has given Singapore commuters a new, convenient and affordable option, but problems have also ridden into the picture. These range from indiscriminate parking of the distinctive orange and yellow two-wheelers to questions over…

Why use public funds to accommodate rental bikes?

I am glad that LTA has finally woken up to the problem of illegally parked shared bicycles (Need to moderate growth of shared bicycles; July 4). However, I am perturbed by Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam…

Protect HDB residents from second-hand smoke too

NEA’s director-general of public health, Mr Derek Ho, in explaining why the agency was getting tougher on smoking in Orchard Road, has pointed out the need to protect the non-smoking public from second-hand smoke. Unlike the pedestrians in…

Construction company, employee fined for fatal accident at Sunview Way

A construction company and its employee were fined S$150,000 and S$40,000 respectively under the WSH Act on Thurs after an accident that led to the death of a worker and the injury of another. The accident happened during…

HDB resale volume falls in June amid holidays, prices dip slightly

The volume of HDB resale flats transacted fell in June from a month earlier, largely due to a slowdown in activity amid the school holidays, while prices extended their gradual monthly decline, a flash report from SRX Property…

URA launches Beach Road site for tender at minimum bid price of S$1.138b

URA on Thurs launched for tender a Beach Road commercial site which includes a conserved building for a minimum sale price of S$1.138 billion. The 99-year lease site is located along Beach Road and includes the former Beach…

Century Square mall set for major facelift

Century Square, the oldest of three malls in the heart of Tampines, will shut in Sept for about a year for a major facelift. This will be its first big makeover since it opened in 1995, having undergone…

Lee siblings welcome PM’s offer to settle dispute in private

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings said on Thurs they welcome his offer to manage their disagreement away from the public eye, and they would stop posting on social media “provided that we and our father’s wish are not…

Back up new curbs on smoking at eateries with checks, enforcement

I welcome NEA’s announcement on smoking corners at F&B establishments islandwide (Eateries can no longer apply for outdoor smoking areas: NEA; June 30). NEA’s planning and efforts will serve to safeguard the health of non-smokers. On numerous occasions…

38 Oxley Road: Govt still has to carry out responsibilities for issues of public interest fairly, says DPM Teo

The Government still has to carry out its responsibilities for issues that are of public interest “fairly, objectively and calmly”, DPM Teo Chee Hean said on Thurs, in reference to the dispute over the late Lee Kuan Yew’s…

Mobike announces Mastercard partnership, unveils new bicycle model for Singapore

Bike-sharing company Mobike inked an exclusive partnership with Mastercard on Thurs to integrate its Masterpass digital payment offering with the former’s app. It also unveiled a new bicycle model for Singapore. It will also “bring tangible insights into…

Boat Quay eateries struggle to keep rain out and customers in after revamp

Boat Quay’s close to S$4 million makeover has solved some issues for the dining area, but it has created new ones. Rainwater has become the nemesis of business owners in the stretch, with the standardised outdoor space lacking…

Jade Circle nursing home project revived, to be ready end-2019

The Jade Circle nursing home project, which was shelved in 2015, has been revived and is expected to be ready by the end of 2019, according to the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation on Thurs. The…

Singapore luxury home prices show recovery signs, developer says

Singapore’s luxury home prices, which have been the worst hit by the government’s property curbs in recent years, are finally showing signs of a recovery, according to developer Guocoland. High-end home sales in the city-state had been on…

Singtel gets URA nod for hotel project on Hill Street site

Singtel has received provisional permission to redevelop its Hill St property into a hotel, setting the stage for the sale of the asset. The property comprises three buildings – a black tower block that houses Singtel’s Central Exchange…

Bedok bazaar ran without a licence for 3 days

Featuring more than 20 stalls, the bazaar in Bedok operated for three days – July 1 to 3 – without a licence. Repeated efforts by TNP to contact the bazaar operator came up empty. Yesterday, a spokesman for…

Bukit Sembawang Estates sold 18 units of seafront project

Developer Bukit Sembawang Estates has sold at least 18 units at its Watercove development amid an uptick in landed property sales driven by falling prices. The robust transactions at the project, which is made up of 80 freehold…

Keep Kalm and carry on – How shutting down all their shops saved this S’pore brand

Our love for vending machines is real. These box shops have begun their invasion of Singapore, and we have been more than welcoming of the steely sights. They’re convenient, there are no pesky assistants, and with products all…

MAS makes commentators look foolish again

Last Thurs, MD of MAS Ravi Menon mentioned at the annual report media conference that it is “not time yet to ease the cooling measures”, “they remain necessary” and “easing the measures now would send a wrong signal”.…

Leasehold property with limited lease – why do people still buy them?

As we’ve pointed out in an earlier article, buying a leasehold property with a limited lease may lead to you having issues with bank loans. This means big cash outlays are often part and parcel of buying, say,…

Good class bungalow market tepid

The market for good class bungalows (GCBs), the most prestigious segment of landed property in Singapore, is lukewarm although smaller bungalows in these GCB areas are catching on. The tepid market contrasts with another upmarket landed segment, Sentosa…

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