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PIE viaduct collapse ‘a man-made incident that could have been avoided’: Lim Swee Say

The collapse of an uncompleted viaduct near PIE was a man-made incident that “could have been avoided”, Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say said on Tues. A worker was killed and 10 others injured when the structure, which…

Changi Airport’s T4 to showcase Singapore culture and heritage

Changi Airport’s newest terminal will showcase elements of local heritage and culture, a special show in collaboration with composer Dick Lee, as well as designs inspired by the orchid. At the heart of T4 is a kinetic sculpture…

New lab to provide customised cancer treatment

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has launched a new laboratory that will help provide customised, cutting-edge treatment for cancer patients. The lab – set up in partnership with local healthcare bioanalytic firm Invitrocue – will develop models…

Archives building to undergo revamp

Not many people, other than researchers, are aware that a nondescript and dowdy 1959 building in the civic district houses Singapore’s millions of historical records. Over time, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) building at 1, Canning Rise…

T4 will do more with less, as Changi Airport prepares for traffic growth

Changi Airport’s T4 which opens later this year may be small – less than half the size of T3 – but it will be able to handle two-thirds the passenger traffic that the bigger facility can. This is…

T4 designed with features to help disabled navigate new facility with ease

Last Tues, Ms Jasmine Ho, 51, got off a bus and wheeled herself into Changi Airport’s T4. There was no kerb so the former chef, who uses a wheelchair, did not need help getting into the terminal and…

Innovation must come with responsibility

Almost everyone will agree that most innovations stem from divergent or disruptive thinking or behaviour. Bike-sharing is a good example of an idea born out of divergence (Bike-sharing chaos and out-of-the-box thinking; July 22). But I do not…

Have elderly-friendly features in libraries

Visitors to the newly revamped Bukit Panjang Public Library will be impressed by the modern design, the warm bright lights and the children’s zone in a distinct wing, showcasing returned books sorted by auto-sorter machine. A thoughtfully designed…

Singapore’s largest mall in the north to open in Yishun this year

The largest mall in northern Singapore, housing over 400 shopping and dining outlets across two retail wings, will open to shoppers in the fourth quarter this year, developer Frasers Centrepoint Singapore said on Tues. The mall is part…

Residents propose ramp, lift for new Balestier Road bridge

For McNair Road resident Pang Kin Guan, the nearby pedestrian overhead bridge along Balestier Road — which was removed late last week after an excavator arm crashed into it — afforded him convenient access to the bus stop…

Inflation eases in June on lower housing costs

Inflationary pressures eased last month from the previous month, due to sharply lower costs of housing maintenance and repairs as well as the slower pace of increase in private road transportation costs. The All-Items CPI rose 0.5 per…

Foreign buyer forking out S$430.1m for Citimac in en bloc sale

Citimac, a freehold industrial complex near Tai Seng MRT Station, is being sold for S$430.1 million, or S$1,047 psf of potential GFA. The unit land price is inclusive of an estimated S$82 million development charge. The collective sale…

Self-driving buses and robot aides could double Singapore’s growth rate

The rise of the machines is coming. In technology-proficient Singapore, their integration into the economy could help the domestic growth rate to almost double and significantly lift labor productivity, according to a report by Accenture. It found that…

NSEWL delays caused by loosened service maintenance door: LTA

The cause of Tues morning’s train delays along the NSEWL has been traced to a loosened service maintenance door in the tunnel next to the tracks near Tiong Bahru MRT station. Train services between the EWL’s Queenstown and…

MRT delays affect commuters on NSEWL; some train services suspended

Larger-than-usual commuter crowds at some MRT stations were expected on Tues morning as a power fault was reported on the MRT North South East West Line (NSEWL). SMRT tweeted at around 7.30am that trains were running at longer…

Senior safety supervisor wins WSH Supervisor Award

Back home in Tamil Nadu, India, Mr Francis Rymond witnessed many fatal accidents on the roads. When he came to Singapore 10 years ago and got a job as a construction worker, he made sure he stayed safe…

Amazon could finally land in Singapore this week

The story of Amazon’s coming to SEA may as well have been written by Samuel Beckett – we all talk about it a lot but it never shows up. Until now, that is. After a long time of…

HDB home ownership: Are you a home owner or simply a long-term renter?

In the past few weeks, a debate arising about whether HDB residents are owners of their flat or simply long-term renters have surfaced. This have sparked renewed interest among some Singaporeans in the matter, as we debate over…

Net loan per housing unit declines

According to this chart from Maybank Kim Eng, the net change in housing loan per unit has hovered around $500,000/unit from 2010 to 2013. Whilst it shot up to $762,184 in 2014, it has been declining ever since,…

CMT pops the champagne on higher portfolio occupancy

When tenant John Little left its unit at CapitaLand Mall Trust’s (CMT) Plaza Singapura, analysts were on their toes to see how the company will act on the issue. Thankfully, Occupancy at Plaza Singapura edged up from 96.2%…

CapitaLand-owned Funan Mall’s pre-committed leases hit 30%

CapitaLand Mall Trust’s Funan DigitaLife Mall has already achieved 30% of leases pre-committed, RHB analyst Vijay Natarajan said. According to the analyst, around 30% of its retail NLA of around 324,000 sqft has been pre-committed well ahead of…

Real estate markets in Singapore, Hong Kong go their separate ways — but for the better

There is an adage that some still subscribe to — that the Singapore property market lags Hong Kong’s by about two quarters. While that could have been the case, it is also not entirely correct because insofar as…

90 units at Martin Modern sold amounting to $220m

The official launch of Martin Modern last weekend saw close to 90 units sold at a total value of more than $220 million, said developer GuocoLand. Although more than 2,000 people visited the luxury condominium’s showflat during its…

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