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Chef Wan’s Kitchen to officially open at The Esplanade by end of July

About a year after popular Halal buffet restaurant 1 Market by Chef Wan closed at Plaza Singapura, the Malaysian culinary star is returning to Singapore with a new eatery, located on the second level of The Esplanade. Called…

Singapore’s premium office rents go up for the first time in nine quarters

Premium office rents rose in the second quarter – the first increase in nine quarters, according to Cushman & Wakefield. Grade A CBD rents rose 1.7 per cent from the first quarter to $8.51 psf p/m. The rebound…

Takashimaya rent dispute: Apex court dismisses landlord’s appeal

Landlord Ngee Ann Development (NAD), which had earlier lost its rent calculation dispute with department store Takashimaya, has lost its appeal. NAD had sued Takashimaya – the anchor tenant at Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road since 1993…

Fewer public-order incidents related to liquor consumption after stricter rules imposed

The number of public-order incidents related to liquor consumption has fallen following tighter regulations on alcohol sales and public drinking. While businesses have seen their liquor sales drop, residents cheered the increase in public safety. There were 251…

Pool design, fencing can also help prevent accidents

Apart from hiring lifeguards, what can be done to prevent drownings? One element is pool design, said Dr Ng Yih Yng, who is SCDF’s chief medical officer. For example, the pool’s depth should always be clearly marked. Its…

More swimming pools but few lifeguards on duty

Singapore may have more than 2,000 licensed swimming pools but many do not have lifeguards on duty. A joint study by SGH and SCDF has found that lifeguards were not present in seven out of 10 drowning and…

Individualised assistance given to Sungei Road hawkers

We refer to the letters by Dr Woon Tien Wei, Mr Muhammad Faiz Zohri and Mr Darren Chan Keng Leong. Since early this year, government agencies have proactively carried out both on-site and off-site engagement with Sungei Road…

Sungei Road vendors may move to Golden Mile Tower

Hawkers from the Sungei Road flea market, which closed down on Mon, have been offered a lifeline: They could be allowed to operate out of the rooftop car park of the Golden Mile Tower from this Sat. However,…

Tests on self-service immigration clearance system for drivers underway

Getting your passport stamped by an immigration officer when crossing land checkpoints by car may soon be a thing of the past. A full self-service system for immigration clearance is being tested which would allow travellers to drive…

LTA, SMRT working hard to solve signal test issues

We refer to the letters “SMRT needs to get its act together”, “Send shuttle buses, deploy more staff during breakdowns” and “Commuters expecting to hear from management and authorities” (all July 3), on the recent North-South Line service…

NEA’s enforcement of smoking laws leaves much to be desired

I give NEA two out of 10 for its enforcement actions on illegal smoking (Back up new curbs on smoking at eateries with checks, enforcement; July 6). Take, for example, any busy HDB precinct: Every day, one can…

Signalling fault causes rush-hour delay on EWL

Services along the EWL were delayed on Mon evening due to a signalling fault, according to SMRT. In a tweet at 6.46pm, SMRT urged commuters to cater for an additional 15 minutes of travel time between Queenstown and…

Works in Seletar area cause discolouration of tap water for residents

Several residents in the Nim Drive and Stratton Park areas on Mon found discoloured water coming out of their taps, caused by pipe works. PUB said in a FB post that it had received about 20 reports of…

Two preschools open in Fernvale

Young children will be able to experience more collaborative and inclusive activities at two new educational centres at Fernvale that were launched on Mon. The largest of each kind, NTUC’s My First Skool and AWWA Early Intervention Centre…

OCBC launches S$100,000 fund to support environmental sustainability projects

Groups and individuals who have ideas on promoting environmental sustainability in Singapore now have a new source of funding to implement their projects. Backed by local lender OCBC Bank, the fund will give a total of S$100,000 annually…

‘It’s a happy place’: Why Universal Studios Singapore is Asia’s top amusement park

On Jun 29, intl travel website TripAdvisor ranked Universal Studios Singapore (USS) the top amusement park in Asia – the fourth consecutive year it emerged first in Asia. It also ranked 17th globally in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice…

Residential en bloc market picking up steam, but developers cautious: Analysts

The residential en bloc market is picking up steam, according to experts – with four successful deals conducted so far this year to the tune of around S$1.5 billion. This exceeds the combined value of en bloc deals…

Life in Oxley: Living next to the Lees

Moving into Oxley Road 10 years ago, she first noticed the heavily guarded and double-walled two-storey house metres from her new home while out for a walk. She had no idea who lived there. Imagine her surprise when…

Panasonic to double vegetable production


Consumers here can look forward to more home-grown leafy greens from Panasonic, which plans to expand its high-tech indoor vegetable farm and more than double its production by next year. The Japanese electronics giant is also looking into…

Fine-tuning the New Signalling System

Since we began regular system-level performance checks on the new signalling system for the NSL, we have received valuable feedback and suggestions from many individuals and organisations. I thought it would be useful to share with commuters the…

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