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Building and Construction Authority lab wins award

The BCA SkyLab celebrated its first birthday with an award on Thurs. Built by BCA, the laboratory was one of 12 winners at the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2017. It won in the…

Slight delay on North-South Line as clamp on rail comes loose

Train service on the North-South Line was delayed slightly on Thurs evening when workers fixed a loose clamp on the rail. After a quiet spell following a software patch to fix glitches in a new signalling system, the…

Singapore Conference Hall: A national monument that’s worthy of hall of fame status

To a generation of Singaporeans, the Singapore Conference Hall (SCH) evokes a wave of nostalgia. In its halcyon days, it represented the hospitable face of the nation, as the venue of choice to host foreign dignitaries. Unionists remember…

The military families of Normanton Park

Having to lock the front door is something that Ms Hayley Pereira, who recently moved into her HDB flat in Depot Road, is still getting used to. Her former home in Normanton Park, where the 29-year-old marketing executive…

Century-old heritage road in way of Tengah air base expansion

Parts of a century-old road may have to be sacrificed to make way for the Tengah Air Base expansion. However, portions of the Lim Chu Kang heritage road could yet survive, with ST understanding that the authorities are…

The free Air Show Tengah residents would rather shun

Ever so often, the roar of fighter jets breaks insurance sales manager Derrick Ng’s concentration at home. But the Jurong West St 25 resident, who lives 5km away from Tengah Air Base, has resigned himself to the piercing…

Shorter waiting time: New class of flats likely to be popular, say analysts

One BTO site is in the far eastern side of Yishun, while the other two in Sengkang and Sembawang are several kilometres away from the nearest MRT stations and town centres. But with a wait time of 2…

Lim Chu Kang Road affected by Tengah Air Base expansion: Learn all about Singapore’s 5 heritage roads

In addition to the 80, 000 graves and six farms slated to make way for the Tengah Air Base expansion, a quieter change – in a way befitting the serenity of a heritage road – is the realignment…

Get rid of dockless system for shared bikes

As bike sharing takes off here, the indiscriminate parking of these bicycles has become an issue. There have been initiatives to tackle the problem, in the form of schemes from the operators to penalise irresponsible riders and reward…

Still unclear if HDB buyers are owners or lessees

As a layman, I am still confused by HDB’s reply that purchasers of HDB flats are owners (HDB buyers are home owners, not tenants; July 19). I live in an HDB flat and have a duplicate lease. The…

Teach residents what to do in a lift breakdown

It is saddening to read news of lift breakdowns, especially when they result in injury or even death. As I live on the 16th floor, I have to take the lift daily. But after the many reports of…

Invest in digital infrastructure to ease burden on fast-growing cities: Koh Poh Koon

Urban planners were on Thurs urged to invest in digital infrastructure as a way of easing the burden on fast-growing cities. Speaking at the Asia Urban Governance Leaders Forum, Senior Minister of State for National Development Dr Koh…

Construction firm fined for illegal discharge into canal at Bukit Panjang

A construction company building the underpass for the Bukit Panjang MRT station has been fined for illegally discharging liquid into a canal and for not providing an adequate holding tank. Ed Zublin AG Singapore was fined S$2,000 for…

Want to know the most sheltered path to Point B? New OneMap app has the answer

Public map platform OneMap has undergone a facelift and is now available as a mobile app that is able to provide users with the shortest and most sheltered walking routes, said SLA team behind the revamp on Thurs.…

Artists slam rent, service charge hikes at Goodman

Resident artists at the Goodman Arts Centre (GAC) are up in arms over recent increases in rent and service charges. The Arts House Limited (AHL), which manages GAC for NAC, upped rents and service charges from July, and…

Lessons to be learnt from viaduct collapse: Lim Swee Say

In his first public comments on last week’s collapse of a partially completed viaduct, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said yesterday that there were “lessons to be learnt”. Asked by TODAY if there was a need to relook…

Gas leak may have caused Kallang Way factory incident

A suspected gas leak inside the clean room of an electronics manufacturing company in Kallang Way on Tues resulted in 11 workers being sent to hospital, said the company yesterday. Giving its account of the incident, RF360 Singapore…

Jackpot machines to be cut by 30% over 2 years as stricter new rules unveiled for clubs

The number of jackpot machines at social and football clubs here will be reduced by about a third over the next two years, as part of stricter new rules governing the operation of these machines, the authorities announced…

Kranji farmers optimistic about alternative routes to countryside

Any realignment of Lim Chu Kang Road for the expansion of Tengah Air Base could mean more hassle getting to the Kranji Countryside, but farms and businesses there are not fretting just yet. After Tues’s announcement by the…

Tengah Air Base expansion could end ‘road runway’ drills in Lim Chu Kang

The realignment of Lim Chu Kang Road for the expansion of Tengah Air Base could likely mean that it is no longer used as an alternate runway, a defence expert said. It could also add to parking woes…

Oil slick hits East Coast beach, clean-up underway

If you are heading to the beach at East Coast Park, avoid the 400m stretch between the Bougainvillea Garden and car park F2. That area has been closed and a clean-up operation is underway after an oil patch…

Property-bound Singapore capital now prefers home turf

The capital flight to greener pastures abroad from Singapore has slowed to a trickle, amid a turnaround in the property market at home. Data compiled by RCA and Knight Frank Research shows that the number of outbound investment…

How much rental income you could make from your home right now

Have you ever wondered how much rental income you could make from renting out your home (and moving back home with your parents)? Whether you’re just idly curious, or seriously thinking of taking that step, here’s how to…

Afro-Asia Shipping and Shimizu to jointly redevelop Afro-Asia Building

A joint venture company formed by Afro-Asia Shipping (AAS) and Shimizu Corp Investment and Development Division is set to redevelop the Afro-Asia Building. The total project is estimated to cost more than $320 million, which the JV intends…

Hundred Palms Residences receives more than 2,000 e-applications

Hoi Hup Realty’s 531-unit EC, Hundred Palms Residences, has received more than 2,000 e-applications, according to ERA’s Hundred Palms Residences FB page. E-applications for the development were open from July 4 to 17. Sales bookings for the EC…

The sweet spot in the prices for residential units

This chart from Colliers shows that 59% of developer sales were done at a median price point between $1,000 to $1,499. Meanwhile, 35% of the sales were at the $1,500 to $1,999 psf. “We believe that the sweet…

JTC awards Tuas South Link site to Pan Asian Holdings subsidiary

JTC has awarded the tender for the industrial site at Tuas South Link 3 (Plot 24) to Pan Asian Flow Technology, a subsidiary of Pan Asian Holdings. The company submitted the highest bid of $2m in the tender…

Why HDB decided to launch flats in non-mature estates

HDB has commenced the construction of BTO flats in non-mature estates of Yishun, Sembawang, and Sengkang. According to ERA KEO Eugene Lim, these flats are in slightly less popular locations, which could be the reason behind HDB’s move…

Qingjian Realty to launch first mixed-use development

Le Quest, Qingjian Realty’s first mixed-use development in Bukit Batok, will be opened for preview this weekend. Set to be completed in Nov 2024, the project will feature five 12-storey apartment with 516 residential units, 6,000 sqm of…

The rise of Bukit Batok

Situated close to the Jurong Regional Centre with PIE separating Jurong and the north region, Bukit Batok is known for many of its attractions including the former quarry hill called ‘Little Guilin’ and shopping centre, West Mall. According…

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