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Impact on new town a worry

The westward expansion of Tengah Air Base has raised some concerns about how it might affect future residents of a new town on its eastern side, observers said yesterday. The new residential area located between Jurong, Choa Chu…

Keppel Reit ‘able to find replacement tenants at higher rentals

While a flood of new office space is coming on stream this year, Keppel Reit is so bullish about the market that it could even raise rents. Mr Tan Swie Yiow, CEO of the trust’s manager, told a…

Size of Choa Chu Kang Cemetery to be cut by one-third to make way for Tengah expansion

Singapore’s biggest and only active public cemetery – Choa Chu Kang Cemetery – will have its size cut down by a third, from 318ha to 200ha. Some 80,500 Chinese and Muslim graves will be exhumed progressively to expand…

HDB buyers are home owners, not tenants

We thank Mr Larry Leong for his feedback (Are HDB residents tenants or owners?; June 24). Purchasers of HDB flats are owners of their property. Flat owners enjoy rights to exclusive possession of the flat during the tenure…

Reading corners to be set up for Bukit Merah residents

We thank Mr Chen Junyi for his letter (Bukit Merah library still a vital resource for the community; July 17). In relocating Bukit Merah Public Library to VivoCity, we hope to better serve residents in the southern area…

NHG polyclinics offer 24/7 locker service to pick up medication from 7-Eleven stores

Patients with chronic conditions can now beat the queues at some polyclinics and collect their medication from lockers at 7-Eleven stores across the island at any time of the day. The National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) and National…

3-year-old hurt after fare gate closes on him at Hougang station

A toddler was hurt when the fare gates at Hougang MRT station closed on him unexpectedly on Sun. In a FB post that night, the child’s aunt, Ms Kelly Ng, said her three-year-old nephew had tapped his EZ-link…

Singapore explores possibility of building a high-rise, green data centre

Singapore is looking into the feasibility of building a high-rise, green data centre in Singapore, after IMDA, Huawei Intl and Keppel Data Centres signed a MOI on Wed. The three said they will focus on a two-year strategic…

Coca-Cola opens S$79m storage, distribution centre in Tuas

Coca-Cola on Wed unveiled a new S$79 million storage and distribution centre in Singapore that leverages on automation and technology. The 6,000-sqm four-storey facility, which is located across the road from Coca-Cola’s concentrate plant in Tuas, is designed…

HDB to offer BTO flats in Sembawang, Sengkang, Yishun with shorter waiting time

To help young couples get their first home earlier, some BTO flats will be sold with a shorter waiting time, HDB said on Wed. Three projects in Sembawang, Sengkang and Yishun will start construction ahead of their sales…

Tengah Air Base expansion: Short notice catches business owners off guard

Some owners of the fish farms and nursery affected by the Tengah Air Base’s expansion plans said they needed time to digest the news before deciding what to do, since it came like a bolt from the blue…

S’pore needs to ‘continually shore up its water system’

As the first of two phases of water price hikes took effect this month, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli yesterday reiterated the need to price water correctly, and to invest in R&D and infrastructure. And as part of ongoing…

Airbase expansion to have minimal impact on future Tengah town: Experts

Tengah Air Base’s expansion is unlikely to affect the appeal of the future Tengah town as it will take place away from the housing estate, said property analysts. Its impact on the new town would be limited, as…

Education on e-waste would be helpful

I laud Singtel’s and Singapore Post’s move to collaborate and enable consumers to recycle electronic products more conveniently. It would be helpful, however, to have more education about the need for, and benefits of, e-waste recycling. People are…

Give NEA extra resources to enforce smoking ban

There has been some discontent about smoking in prohibited areas and the apparent lack of resources to curb the problem. Rather than rectifying the shortage of enforcement staff, NEA keeps replying that it is not possible to watch…

Villa D’Este condo up for en bloc sale

Home owners at Villa D’Este condominium in Dalvey Road are the latest to leap into the collective sale market. Owners of the condo in the prime District 10 area have put it on the market for $96 million.…

Car crashes into rubbish point at Ang Mo Kio carpark

A Honda Vezel ended up in a rubbish collection point near Blk 128, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, after crashing through its metal fence on Mon. The car had surged forward about 50 metres after hitting a carpark…

MOH rapped over $800m hospital

The AGO has taken MOH to task for the way tens of millions of dollars were spent in the building of the $800 million Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) in Jurong. The 700-bed hospital was completed in…

Understanding the current en-bloc buzz via the property life cycle

Properties have life cycles, just like us. We know that property prices are largely driven by demand and supply. When we examine the correlation between the price and age of a property, we exclude external influences like demand,…

The Researcher – a comparative market analysis tool for real estate agents

Over 500 real estate agents packed the venue at HDB Auditorium on 17 July 2017 as 99.co unveiled the Researcher, our latest add-on tool for 99.co Premium Agents. Developed with real estate agents in mind, the Researcher is…

What happens to your HDB flat in the event of a divorce or separation

According to the Department of Statistics in a report released on 18 July, there were 7,614 divorces and annulments recorded in 2016. Reflected in articles carried by the media, divorce rates are up 1.2 percent from 2015. When…

New options to get HDB flats sooner

During the Budget this year, I announced two measures to help couples get their new homes sooner. HDB is ready to launch the two measures. The first is to offer BTO flats with shorter waiting times by commencing…

Keppel Data Centres sells KDC SGP 4 shares for $170m

Keppel Data Centres Holding (KDCH) has entered into a share purchase agreement with Thorium DC (Thorium), a 70:30 joint venture company between the Alpha Data Centre Fund (Alpha DC Fund) and KDCH, for the transfer of the entire…

Sengkang: An investment for the future

In the north-east corner of Singapore lies Sengkang. Now a vibrant town, it is filled with HDB flats that have sprouted up alongside the two corners on TPE. Based on the latest 2015/2016 Annual Report by HDB, Sengkang…

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