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PIE work site collapse: OKP Holdings’ shares hit after accident at unit’s worksite

Or Kim Peow (OKP) Holdings’ shares had soared some 45 per cent this year before losing 8 per cent yesterday to 39.5 cents before trading was halted less than six hours after the collapse of a structure at…

PIE work site collapse: Pre-dawn work common to avoid traffic disruptions

There was nothing unusual about the early morning construction work at the site where part of the structure collapsed yesterday. LTA explained that the timing had been scheduled. To facilitate the works, a slip road from PIE to…

Difficult for returning S’porean to get HDB flat

When I decided to come home to Singapore after 26 years abroad, I began my search for long-term accommodation for my husband and me. Years ago, when I tried to apply for a HDB flat, I was made…

Do your homework before you buy that first home

Buying your first flat can be an intimidating exercise but it is a road most Singaporeans take, whether they are going to be married or are singles looking for their own pad. Save yourself the heartache of falling…

Human error looms large as possible cause of work site collapse near PIE

In most construction failures, human error ranks high as a probable cause. Yesterday’s worksite collapse in Upper Changi Road East is unlikely to be an exception. Local listed construction firm Or Kim Peow (OKP) was casting a section…

Collapsed flyover viaduct: Opening of temporary bypass road delayed to Sun

A temporary bypass road to connect drivers from Upper Changi Road East to PIE (Changi), in the aftermath of the collapse of a part of a flyover viaduct being constructed in the area, will open by Sun afternoon…

Worker dies in fall at Canberra Drive construction site

A 41-year-old man was killed when he fell at a construction site of a condominium development at 513 Canberra Drive on Fri, authorities said. The worker had been supervising a group of three as they prepared to receive…

Great prices, 
mall ambience

For home owners looking to furnish their homes under a tight budget, head to Harvey Norman’s factory outlet, where customers can find electronic appliances, IT products, furniture and bedding. The two-storey factory outlet in Viva Business Park at…

New category in OneService app allows residents easier way to give feedback on HDB issues

A new feedback category in the OneService app introduced on Sat will make it easier for residents to give comments regarding maintenance issues in their HDB estates. The new category, Facilities in HDB Estates, is available on the…

Rochor Centre to be used as firing ground for military exercises from Jul 15 to 21

The iconic Rochor Centre will be used as a firing ground for a military training exercise for a week beginning Sat, MINDEF confirmed on Fri. The estate is currently vacant, and is scheduled for demolition after the Government…

Fire breaks out at Kovan hawker centre, no injuries reported

A fire broke out at a Kovan hawker centre in the early hours of Sat, but was put out by SCDF and no injuries were reported. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at 209 Hougang St…

Million-dollar seafront home in Sentosa Cove boasts show-stopping swimming pool

This seafront home in the resort island of Sentosa has a show-stopping swimming pool area that costs more than $2 million to build and holds 66,000 gallons of saltwater! But its ultimate wow factor lies underneath. Australian banker…

More complete survey returns show Q1 construction much weaker than estimated: MTI

The overall GDP growth rate for Q1 was revised to 2.5 per cent from an earlier 2.7 per cent. A more significant revision was made to the construction sector growth rate, where it was revised down to -6.1…

4 major changes that could shape the way we buy Singapore property in 2027

Let’s face it, buying Singapore property right now is a meandering process that takes a couple of months to complete. First you need to obtain approval-in-principle, then you call an agent for a viewing, then you sign an…

Singapore PRs: To buy now or next year?

If you are Singapore PR living in a rented apartment, chances are you might have thought about buying your own place to stay, instead of simply ‘throwing away’ money every month by paying rent. After all, owning property…

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