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New intl school to open in Jan next year with more affordable fees

A new intl school charging more affordable fees will be opening in Jan next year, catering to the demand from expatriates looking for cheaper school options. One World Intl School (OWIS) will be starting a new Nanyang campus…

Zones to protect trees in Mandai to be set up, with steps taken to ensure their health

The secondary forests on both sides of Mandai Lake Road will soon make way for two wildlife parks – the Bird Park, which will move from Jurong, and the new Rainforest Park. But developer Mandai Park Holdings is…

oBike to lodge police report over bicycle left in Jalan Rajah canal

Local bike-sharing firm oBike will lodge a police report over a bicycle that appeared to have been thrown into a canal at Jalan Rajah in Balestier on Tues. A photo of the bike, which was seen almost fully…

Visa opens new data centre in Singapore

Credit card giant Visa has opened a new 10,000 sqft data centre in Singapore as well as a similar facility in Britain. The centres will complement Visa’s processing facilities in North America once testing and other preparations have…

The foreign factor in higher land prices

Singapore’s property market seems to be heating up, judging by a range of indicators, including a sharp rise in bids for development sites by foreign developers. Just this week, an entire EC project in Hougang, Hundred Palms Residences,…

Workplace safety is responsibility of employers

We thank Ms Dipa Swaminathan and Mr Rajasegaran Ramasamy for their feedback (Consider stiffer measures to deter work safety breaches, July 17; and Developers must get involved in safety meetings too, July 21). Ms Dipa proposed filing criminal…

Investment in scientific research for a better future

Scientists in Singapore are embarking on research that could lead to a greener, smarter energy grid system; better care for diabetic patients; and collaborating with the private sector on AI and advanced robotics – thanks to a $19…

Home-sharing site Roomorama to cease operations

Faced with intense competition and tighter regulation, Singapore-headquartered home-sharing platform Roomorama.com — which once boasted an inventory of hundreds of thousands of properties around the world, ranging from villas and designer homes to castles and even caves —…

Lift breakdowns: Specific answers would be more reassuring

MND’s reply to the concern I raised about lift malfunctions in public housing estates was disappointing (Steps being taken to tackle HDB lift breakdowns; July 21). My most critical question was: Are there more incidents of lift breakdowns…

Zika cluster reported at Serangoon North Ave 1

Three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed at Serangoon North Ave 1, the NEA said on Wed. All three cases are residents in the area, it added. NEA said it was notified of the…

AHTC lawsuit an opportunity for WP MPs to explain their side of story: Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh

The WP MPs at the centre of a lawsuit over allegedly improper payments made by AHTC on Wed said that they saw the court case as an opportunity to explain to the court and the public why they…

Eco-Link at Mandai to be ready by 2019

Come 2019, local wildlife in the Mandai precinct can travel between two sections of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve using a dedicated bridge, Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) announced on Wed. Construction of the Eco-Link, which will span the…

5 cool things you can look forward to at the new Changi Airport T4

You would have heard by now that the world’s best airport is about to get a new terminal. And yes, Changi Airport seems like it’s going to get even better than it already is. Changi Airport’s T4 will…

SHS in JV with Japanese to provide steel staircases in Singapore

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Engineering services provider SHS Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiary Hetat Holdingsis entering into a three-party JV with precision staircase manufacturer Yokomori Mfg and steel trader Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI) to provide and sell steel staircases in Singapore. The JV…

WP MPs will contest lawsuit, acted ‘in good faith’

WP has denied allegations that they acted in breach of fiduciary duties and will contest the lawsuit against AHTC. WP said its MPs “acted in good faith and in the best interests of the Town Council and our…

Legal action taken against WP town councillors over improper payments

AHTC is claiming up to $33,717,535 from the town councillors and AHTC’s former managing agent (MA). It alleged that payments made to the former MA FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) and service provider FM Solutions and Integrated Services…

Changi’s T4 on last lap of operational trials

Operational readiness trials at Changi Airport’s T4, which include live flights, are currently in the final stage. Spring Airlines carried out live flights at the terminal on Tues night and Korean Air was due to do the same…

Frequent MRT disruptions a concern: experts

Transport experts have raised concerns over the frequent delays caused by faults in the rail network, with nine occurring this month alone. NUS transport researcher Lee Der Horng noted that SMRT was in the midst of testing its…

Here’s what you can expect at Changi Airport’s new T4

After three years in the building, Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 (aka T4) will soon be ready for operation. Standing where the now-demolished Budget Terminal once was, T4 will have a handling capacity of 16 million passengers a…

Agilent Tech to invest S$85m over 5 years in manufacturing, research in Singapore

Agilent Technologies announced on Wed that it will invest S$85 million over the next five years to increase its advanced manufacturing and applied R&D capabilities in Singapore. The plan will see Agilent, which makes laboratory instruments, adding 30,000…

3 important things every Singaporean must do before buying that first home

Congratulations, you’ve decided you’re ready to buy your first home. So what’s the first thing you should do? If you said book your ROM date, you’re wrong. Before you even think of balloting for a flat or plonking…

Why housing affordability is more than your salary

Dollars and Sense recently published a blog post titled “Here’s the salary you need to earn to afford these homes in Singapore”. The writer of the article has the good intention to show readers what type of housing…

OKP Holdings to purchase Woodlands industrial property for $2.2 mil

Construction and road maintenance company OKP Holdings says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Or Kim Peow Contractors, has agreed to purchase a building at 7 Woodlands Industrial Park E2 from Advance-Tec Engineering for $2.2 million for investment purposes. The property,…

Too soon to say property market has recovered

Despite the resurgence in private home sales, analysts believe it is still premature to say that the property market has turned around. Hoi Hup Realty sold all its 531 units at Hundred Palms Residences EC within seven hours…

Lakepoint condo eyeing en bloc sale, site bigger than Shunfu Ville

Owners of the ageing Lakepoint condominium near Lakeside MRT station are believed to be exploring opportunities to go en bloc in the next two years, or even earlier, according to some residents with knowledge of the matter. PG…

Dunearn Court up for sale by tender

Dunearn Court, a residential redevelopment site along Dunearn Road, was put up for sale by tender. According to Knight Frank, Dunearn Court is a freehold estate located in the coveted prime district 11. It comprises one residential block…

CapitaLand Mall Trust threatened by fewer shoppers

Compared to last quarter, there are fewer shoppers who flocked CapitaLand Mall Trust’s malls in Q2. According to UOB Kay Hian analyst Vikrant Pandey, shopper traffic went down 0.5%. However, for the first half of the year, shopper…

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