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That $100 million penthouse isn’t most expensive in Singapore – this one is

It is no surprise that property prices in Singapore are notoriously high, but a new super penthouse by Wallich Residence just set a new bar. Its asking price? A cool S$108 million. But that apartment is not the…

We’ll find out root cause of PIE accident to prevent future incidents: Ng Chee Meng

The root causes of the accident at the PIE work site, which killed one worker and injured 10 others on Fri morning, will be investigated in order to prevent such incidents from happening, Second Minister for Transport Ng…

Artificial structures help reefs bloom again

A structure which looks like an overturned flower pot could help degraded coral reefs bloom again. Called a reef enhancement unit, the fibreglass structure, which is covered in holes, provides nooks and crannies for free-floating coral larvae –…

Fallen trees, flash flood disrupt traffic amid thunderstorm

Fallen trees and flash flood due to heavy rains wreaked havoc in various parts of Singapore on Fri. At 12.46pm, LTA tweeted: “Obstacle on Upper Thomson Road (towards Newton) after Tagore Drive. Upper Thomson Road closed after Tagore…

PIE uncompleted highway structure collapse: Cause likely to be human error, says veteran engineer

A number of possible reasons were cited for the tragic collapse of an uncompleted road viaduct linking TPE to PIE. And most were attributable to human error. A veteran civil engineer said corbels are “extremely strong structures” which…

Allocate space in polyclinics to private GPs

As private GPs see more than 80 per cent of the total primary-care patient load and with the national health policy to focus more on primary care in Singapore, steps could be taken to facilitate the entry of…

Practise 5-step Mozzie Wipeout

We thank Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi (Use discipline, not nature, to fight mosquitoes; July 8) and Dr Snigdha Sharma (Use nature to fight mosquitoes;, July 1) for their letters. The most effective mosquito control measure, and one…

5 alternative sites for Sungei Road’s hawkers

The rooftop carpark of Golden Mile Tower doesn’t quite feel like it’s the right fit for our dear Sungei Road vendors, who on Mon were given the heave-ho from their decades-old haunt. Call us finicky, but we like…

Heavy rain causes flood at Tampines Road

The heavy rain on Fri resulted in Tampines Road being flooded, resulting in at least one car breaking down and having to be towed away. According to a reader, Ms Serene Swee, the roads outside The Tembusu condominium…

June 28 rush-hour delay on NSL, Tuas West Extension due to ‘human error’

The train delays during rush hour along the NSL and the Tuas West Extension on June 28 was due to human error, and not due to the new signalling system, said SMRT and LTA on Fri. While installing…

New designs of public smoking areas on trial

Smokers can light up within a partially boarded-up area at two locations in Orchard Road, as part of a study to examine the effectiveness of different designated smoking area (DSA) designs in reducing smoking activity in the vicinity.…

More safe havens on the way for abused, neglected children in S’pore

Four new homes catering specifically to children who have faced traumatic experiences will be built, adding to the efforts in recent years to boost the pool of safe havens for children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.…

As part of uncompleted viaduct collapses, eyewitnesses recall loud crash and smell of burnt rubber

Mr Tan Gek Guang and his family were keeping watch at their grandmother’s wake at Blk 346 Tampines St 33 when their peaceful vigil was pierced by a loud crash on early Fri morning. “We heard a loud…

Here are some solutions to tackle illegal smoking

The more the public gets a reply like “19,000 tickets issued last year for illegal smoking” (July 13), the more they would believe that the enforcement of our laws on illegal smoking, including underage smoking, is failing. NEA…

Cause of NSL glitches found: SMRT

SMRT has identified the root causes of some of the technical glitches that have been affecting the NSL in recent weeks. SMRT Trains’ CEO Lee Ling Wee said the discovery was made after joint investigations with LTA and…

SMRT: Up to 6 months for new signalling system to stabilise amid ‘teething issues’

The re-signalling project for the NSL and Tuas West Extension (TWE) will take between four and six months to stabilise amid upgrading works and “teething issues”, SMRT and LTA said on Fri. At a press conference held jointly…

All LTA road, rail construction sites to observe safety timeout

LTA said all its road and rail construction sites would observe a safety timeout after a section of an uncompleted highway structure near PIE collapsed in the wee hours of Fri, leaving one worker dead and 10 injured.…

PIE site accident: Construction firm fined recently over separate fatal accident

Or Kim Peow Contractors (OKP), the construction firm working on the viaduct structure which collapsed on Fri morning, had previously been fined over a fatal accident. Just on Tues, MOM fined OKP $250,000 for safety lapses that caused…

Structure on highway under construction collapses near PIE, leaving 1 dead, 10 injured

An uncompleted highway structure near PIE collapsed in the wee hours of Fri, leaving one worker dead and 10 injured. The incident occurred in Upper Changi Road East, and SCDF said it was alerted at about 3.35am on…

Singapore residential land-banking options

The robust demand for private residential homes has led to dwindling unsold inventory, but worked up developers’ appetite for land. We observe this via aggressive bids and the high participation levels at recent residential state land tenders in…

6 suggestions for making public transport more family friendly

A recent announcement that an advisory panel has been set up and is looking for recommendations on making the public transport system more family friendly was met with cynicism by many Singaporeans. The general consensus seems to be:…

5 secrets your mortgage banker seldom tells you about your home loan

The number of times the average person takes a home loan, in their entire life, is probably one. Two if they’re lucky enough to upgrade. That means most people know as much about home loans as a colour-blind…

SMRT-LTA Joint Media Conference

Firstly, I would like to thank our commuters for their patience and understanding and seek their continual support as we go through this process of system renewal on the oldest MRT line in Singapore as a nation. I…

New development at Golden Shoe Car Park to transform Singapore skyline, says Lynette Leong of CCT manager

There is a reason for the new development at Golden Shoe Car Park (GSCP) to be tall and fat, says Lynette Leong, CEO of the manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust. “It’s going to transform the skyline of Singapore.…

Bukit Sembawang’s Watercove boasts sea views, freehold tenure

When listed property developer Bukit Sembawang Estates previewed Watercove in May, the first units to be snapped up were the strata terraced houses with unobstructed views of the Johor Straits and direct access to the beach. The first…

Prime freehold corner terraced house off Paterson Road sold for $3,030 psf

Located off Paterson Road is a quiet L-shaped street called Lengkok Angsa with just four corner terraced houses. Two of them, at 14 and 16 Lengkok Angsa, were developed by Bukit Sembawang Estates, which also built the two…

Why hoteliers shouldn’t worry over easing room supply

According to RHB analyst Vijay Natarajan, Singapore hotel supply saw a CAGR increase of 5.1% over the last five year. For this year, another 5.9% of hotel rooms are expected to come on-stream with the bulk of it…

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