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Woman injured after falling down escalator in Rivervale Mall which ‘suddenly stopped’

A woman was injured on Wed after the escalator she was travelling on in a Sengkang mall was believed to have suddenly stopped, causing her to tumble down more than 10 steps. The middle-aged victim was taking the…

OneService app relevant only for govt agencies, town councils

We thank Mr Gan Hee Ann for his letter (Disappointing experience using OneService app; July 30). The Municipal Services Office (MSO) focuses on improving coordination in the delivery of municipal services by government agencies and town councils. MSO’s…

Bar unsafe contractors from bidding for projects

Contractors who are found to have violated safety rules are issued demerit points and some are barred from hiring foreign workers (Workplace safety laws under review; Aug 2). Is this a strong enough deterrent? It seems a mere…

Selling MRT tickets at counter goes against Smart Nation push

From personal experience, I find that staff at MRT stations here are usually present to assist commuters at the ticketing machines, especially at stations with a high volume of tourists (S’pore MRT can learn from Hong Kong’s system,…

Clearing the air in town council saga

Another chapter in the town council saga was opened when a lawsuit against councillors was initiated by an independent panel appointed by AHTC. The panel was set up in February to look into alleged improper payments made by…

A week after S’pore launch, shoppers say Amazon is hardly the ‘Everything Store’

Another online shopper, Ms Hoe Wan Sin, said Amazon ought to play to its strengths as a global player and bring in a wider range of products. The Seattle-based company’s current offerings in Singapore are no better than…

Cigarette sales down as shops comply with product display ban

Three days after the display of tobacco products was banned in shops, retailers are saying that cigarette sales have gone down, with some who took earlier measures reporting a drop of up to 30 per cent. Smokers said…

Amazon’s entry an urgent wake-up call for S’pore’s retailers

Singapore’s glistening skyline disguises a worrisome decay that has stricken the retail sector over the past few years. Faced with the one-two punch of a smartphone-toting consumer demographic making purchases on the go and the relentless onslaught from…

Second Zika cluster reported at Serangoon North Ave 1

A second Zika cluster has been reported at Serangoon North Ave 1, NEA said on Fri. There were four cases of the locally transmitted virus infection in this cluster, with all of them involving residents of blks 109,…

LTA looking to enhance signage, markings at taxi stands

LTA on Fri said it is looking to enhance the signage and markings at taxi stands after a double-decker bus crashed into a sheltered taxi stand opposite VivoCity on Mon. LTA said enhancements could include increasing the prominence…

Civic District comes alive with a new night-time outdoor festival

The annual Singapore Night Festival (SNF) will only be kicking off later this month, but you don’t have to wait until then for your dose of artistic spectacle when the sun goes down. The inaugural Civic District Outdoor…

NEA calls for second tender to assess former landfill as location for multi-storey recycling facility

Every few minutes, a truck turns into the gravelly path off Lim Chu Kang Road, raking dust off the ground as it lumbers past. Depending on what it is carrying – whether plant waste or construction materials –…

Fire breaks out in Jurong East flat, 7 sent to hospital

A fire broke out in a HDB unit at Jurong East on Fri, SCDF said. Seven people were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation as a result – five to NTFGH and two to NUH. SCDF was alerted…

Sheng Siong will need bigger footprint to fend off fresh competition

Judging from the headlines – and the flood of orders – the launch of Amazon Prime Now was probably one of the most eagerly anticipated events last week. But with the US retail giant joining the fray, will…

MSF clarifies handicap parking policy changes

MSF has clarified that it will use a flexible approach in deciding whether persons with disabilities are allowed to park at handicap parking lots. MSF clarified its stand on the revision in criteria for those who can use…

An exec at the real estate firm which bought Shunfu Ville says condo buyers should look out for these 3 things

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Buying a home is stressful enough, and putting a large sum of money down for one which hasn’t been built yet can be even more nerve-racking. If you’ve ever gone shopping at condo showflats, you’d know what we’re…

Auction deals accelerate in July

In July, 11 properties were sold at auctions, with another four sold before the auctions. Total transaction value for the month amounted to just over $44 million, which is almost equivalent to the sales value of the 18…

Is it a good time to buy property in Singapore?

Briton Anthony Couse moved to Singapore from Shanghai in Apr last year following his appointment as JLL CEO of APAC. “I’m your perfect example of a foreigner,” says the 51-year-old. “I’d love to buy a home in Singapore…

Oxley acquires 7.11% stake in United Engineers

Oxley Holdings announced that it has acquired an aggregate of around 45.3 million ordinary shares in United Engineers Limited (UEL) According to the group, these acquired shares constitute 7.11% of the total issued and paid-up share capital of…

Ascott invests $170.3m in lyf Funan Singapore

The Ascott Limited announced today that it plans to invest $170.3 million to acquire the Funan integrated project’s serviced residence component and develop it into the Singapore flagship for its millennial-focused lyf brand. CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence arm…

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