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Efforts of Bukit Batok BTO Task Force to step up safety, help residents, lauded by Chan Chun Sing

Late last year, several students in school uniform were spotted climbing onto roof structures at a garden located on the 24th floor of Skyline I, a new BTO cluster of HDB flats in Bukit Batok. This attracted the…

All polys to charge HDB parking rates

All five polytechnics here will start charging staff for parking on their premises from Oct according to HDB carpark rates. This means season parking will be at $80 for surface spaces and $110 for sheltered spaces a month.…

Exercise therapy centres to be set up in hospitals

Exercise may be the best form of medicine. Such is the thinking behind a push to set up exercise therapy centres at hospitals here. In Sept next year, such a centre, called an Active Centre, will open at…

Home prices close to bottoming out: Analysts

Home hunters who may have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for prices to bottom out should now start thinking seriously about taking the plunge, say analysts. They believe the private home market is close to the bottom…

Porsche crashes into tree and power box in Serangoon Gardens, causing blackout along five streets

A Porsche crashed into a road sign, power box, and then a tree in quick succession at Serangoon Gardens, causing a power outage in houses along five streets on Fri evening. The accident happened at about 6pm along…

Bring back Singapore’s Walk of Fame

Before Capitol Building was re-developed into the present Capitol Piazza, there was a Walk of Fame along the Stamford Road stretch of the building. It showcased the handprints of selected local and intl celebrities, including those of Emil…

How does HDB decide on number of lifts for a block?

Is there some formula that the HDB uses to work out the number of lifts there are in a block? Good lift design plays a critical role in the quality of life in high-rise buildings. I would have…

Biased figures on MRT breakdown rate

I was taken aback by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s statement that the MRT is three times more reliable now than it was in 2015 (Khaw raises bar on MRT reliability; July 28). However, after a more careful…

Time to reconsider free parking at HDB carparks

Is free parking at HDB carparks on weekends and public holidays, which was introduced to encourage family get-togethers, still useful? Most of the carparks are used by shoppers and diners rather than family visitors. If people know they…

Crack down on errant drivers at shopping malls

It has been reported that shopping malls will have more spaces for “green” cars (Malls roll out more choice parking spaces for ‘green’ cars; July 24). Some motorists simply disregard the rules and park indiscriminately. These errant drivers…

Khaw’s criticism of press unwarranted

I find Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s criticism of the press on its reporting of the recent spate of train disruptions unwarranted (Minister takes aim at press; July 28). LTA and SMRT might have felt it was their…

Using technology to reduce wastage in water distribution

According to the World Bank, more than 32 billion cubic metres of water is lost through physical leaks from urban water supply systems around the world every year. Every drop of water wasted is one drop too many,…

East Coast Park to see more facilities and open spaces by 2019

More open spaces, improved accessibility and a wider range of amenities at East Coast Park can be expected when improvement works at three sites are completed in 2019, NParks announced on Sat. The three sites, where improvement works…

LTA volunteers to get enforcement powers to rein in errant cyclists, PMD users

To help rein in errant cyclists and users of PMDs such as e-scooters, some volunteers under the Active Mobility Patrol scheme will be given selected enforcement powers, LTA said on Sat. The move comes after the volunteers –…

Most retailers ready for impending cigarette-display ban on Aug 1

Days before a new rule banning the display of tobacco products kicks in, most stores selling cigarettes told CNA they have the necessary processes in place to ensure they meet regulations. Operators of a large proportion of supermarkets…

Brisk demand for ECs with 954 new units sold

ECs have also been swept up in the resurgent property market. Demand for ECs was brisk in the second quarter as developers shifted 954 new units even though no fresh project went on sale. And that was before…

Winners and losers in Amazon’s entry into SEA

After a long wait, Amazon has finally landed in Singapore, with this week’s launch of its two-hour delivery service Prime Now. While it’s tight-lipped about any plans to expand beyond the city-state, the rollout is believed to be…

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