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Scale and systemic nature of AHTC issues ‘different’

After news of AHTC lawsuit broke, netizens drew comparisons between financial woes there and two recent governance issues in the headlines. These were governance lapses at government agencies flagged by the AGO, and the corruption probe into the…

Various options to take town councillors to task

No town council has sued its own town councillors before – until AHTC filed a lawsuit on July 21 against, among others, three of the WP MPs elected to run it. The lawsuit is the latest turn of…

‘There was no sound, the structure just fell’: Changi viaduct collapse survivors recount harrowing experience

Bangladeshi worker Raihan Mohammad and his fellow workers had gone about their usual tasks, casting cement on the top deck of a road viaduct, that when completed, would link TPE to PIE. They were more than halfway done…

AHTC lawsuit: What’s at stake in Aljunied and Hougang?

AHTC has alleged that several of its most senior town councillors have breached their fiduciary duties – responsibilities entrusted to them – in a recent lawsuit that made the headlines last week. The case’s eye-popping sums and political…

Treasures hidden under layers of paint at St Joseph’s Church

Workers preparing to paint St Joseph’s Church, which is over 100 years old, have uncovered intricate ornamental plasterwork dating back to the early 1900s. The decorative plasterwork was unmasked about a month ago while workers were removing paint…

Disappointing experience using OneService app

Despite news of the improved OneService mobile app and portal, my experience in making a report through the app was unsatisfactory. On July 12, I reported a malfunctioning tap and urinal in a male toilet at AMK Hub.…

Fire breaks out in residential unit at Tiong Poh Road, 2 sent to hospital

A fire broke out at around 1.05pm at a residential building unit at Blk 82, Tiong Poh road in Tiong Bahru estate on Sun, SCDF said, adding that the fire was put out. Two occupants of the unit…

Free bins, trash bags among possible ways to tackle littering at Bukit Merah

Free bins and trash bags were distributed to residents in Blks 105 and 106 at Jalan Bukit Merah from Sun in an effort to curb high-rise littering. The move – titled Project ‘X’ Littering – is an initiative…

Haig Road HDB block evacuated due to fire, 3 taken to hospital

A small fire broke out at Haig Road on Sat evening, causing the evacuation of about 50 residents from a HDB block. SCDF said a woman was taken to TTSH and two children were taken to KK Women’s…

4 things to note in Property Outlook 2017

Property Outlook 2017 is out, and for your convenience, we’ve summarised the interesting bits here. This might be a challenging year for landlords (and by default property agents); we all know there’s some correlation between the overall economy…

Neighbour disputes and rows: what happens when things get heated

Homeowners beware – hell hath no fury like unreasonable neighbours scorned, and if you’ve somehow invoked the wrath of your neighbours, you might just find yourself spiraling down a never-ending pit of petty behaviour. How bad can things…

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