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Tiger Sky Tower malfunction: Investigation report due by end Aug

The operator of the Tiger Sky Tower ride, Sky Tower Pte Ltd, is required to appoint a specialist professional engineer (SPE) to investigate the cause of last Sat’s malfunction and submit an investigation report by the end of…

Both e-bike users, pedestrians can play their part in ensuring safety

I refer to the report “E-bike owners must register and install number plates” (Aug 3). This is one way to raise awareness of road safety. While the spike in the number of people using electric bicycles may help…

Tanjong Pagar Terminal: An icon of the Port of Singapore

For 45 years, it has served as a visual cue for the health of the Singapore economy. The iconic Tanjong Pagar Terminal – just a stone’s throw from the city’s commercial centre – has been a significant cornerstone…

Heartland tours drawing tourists – and locals

What do the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands and Jie Bakery and Confectionery, which makes and supplies local breads, have in common? They all pull in tourists. The local mom-and-pop shop in the industrial estate of Tai Seng draws…

Farmers to compete on concept in new land tender

New farmland will be released later this month and, for the first time, the 12 plots for growing leafy vegetables in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah will be tendered out on concept and not price, the latter…

Misuse of reserved spaces still a problem despite heavier penalties

For three weekends in a row, Mr Richard Kuppusamy pulled into the carpark of a supermarket near Tanglin Halt, only to drive off again in search of another place to buy groceries. The 40-year-old regional digital integration manager…

Woman with ‘bug bites’ at 2 GV cinemas: GV says all cinemas inspected monthly

GV hires a pest control unit that conducts monthly inspections for all its cinemas, the cinema chain said on Mon after a woman said she was bitten by bugs at two GV cinemas. Ms Debra Low, 28, posted a complaint on…

Why is it not smart to keep machines for cash top-ups?

While I agree that going cashless will be no big problem for most people most of the time, LTA should consider students and tourists who do not have usable bank accounts, or people who forget to bring along…

Do more to assure customers that cashless payments are safe

While it is admirable of the Government to promote a cashless society, the service providers will have to do more to gain the trust and confidence of the public in adopting such new technology. I have been using…

Install parking meters in private estates

Motorists parking along the roads in private estates cause much inconvenience to people who live in the neighbourhoods. As parking spaces are scarce and highly desired in private estates, parking must come at a price. Parking meters should…

Encourage more private home owners to speak out

When I collected a set of forms for filing a complaint to STB, I was surprised to be asked if I had a lawyer. This implied that the filing could exceed the $500 application fee, as a layman…

Leasehold property buyers are owners, too

Residential properties with 99-year or shorter leases are common in the housing market in Singapore, as well as in other jurisdictions like Hong Kong and Canberra. In land-scarce Singapore, the leasehold system allows the land to be recycled…

Incorporate football facilities in future regional hubs

FAS would be right in re-zoning the base of S-League clubs if the new boundaries revolve around the state’s future plans for regional hubs. Our Tampines Hub has shown us just one way of gaining some ground in…

New Zika cluster at Serangoon North Ave 1, Serangoon Ville

A new Zika cluster was confirmed at Blk 143 Serangoon North Ave 1 and Serangoon Ville, NEA said on Mon. The cluster comprises two locally transmitted cases of the virus, both involving residents of the area This is…

F&B businesses cannot rely on fads to thrive

Businesses in the F&B industry need to think beyond “just” food, to think and act in business terms as brands that disrupt and challenge the status quo, as part of a movement for better food In the F&B…

Help for elderly, disabled commuters to get around Outram Park MRT station

It will be easier for the elderly and those with physical disabilities to get around Outram Park MRT station, with the introduction of two initiatives on Mon by PTC in collaboration with SBS Transit, SMRT and SGH. Under the…

URA seeks new public bench designs in competition

Have a design in mind for a public bench? Now you can tell it to URA, which on Mon launched a competition seeking new bench designs. The benches will be made from remaining seating planks salvaged from the…

Hong Kong’s property shadow leaves Singapore developers ahead

Hong Kong’s property stocks are cheaper than Singapore’s, although not cheap enough to account for the risk that the world’s least affordable city could have a housing crash. That’s according to analysts and money managers from Nomura Holdings…

Migrant Workers’ Centre spot check highlights foreign workers’ ‘filthy’ dorms, fire and health hazards

NGO Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) on Sun denounced an employer for housing construction workers in unacceptable conditions and providing them spoiled food. MWC teams made surprise visits past midnight on 13 Aug to apartments in Geylang housing migrant…

Singapore becomes IoT-ready as networks are rolled out

Very soon the humble electricity meter in your house will be having its own telecom network through which it will be able to connect to a back office and give details about your electricity usage. And your water meter…

PSA’s early move from Tanjong Pagar may spark quicker project

Singapore’s great port migration – which has major implications for the shipping and real estate sectors – has crossed a milestone ahead of schedule. Port operator PSA Singapore has moved all its 500 staff from Tanjong Pagar Terminal…

Disabled parking: Concern over insufficient accessible lots

Across Singapore, there are at least 6,000 government-run carpark spaces reserved for the disabled, but this is hardly keeping pace with rising needs as the country rapidly ages, says the community. The number of new carpark label holders…

Study: Skyscrapers pose fatal risk to migratory birds

Skyscrapers have become an intrinsic part of the skyline in land-scarce Singapore but they are posing a problem for migratory birds. And buildings in the central and western parts of the island are the ones birds are most…

2 deceitful patterns of dodgy property agents

In today’s competitive services market, real estate agents are not only caught in the strife of industry competition, they also have to grapple with being made redundant by technology. To say that there are many real estate agents…

Co-living: Next big trend in real estate?

Co-living is a form of housing where residents share living space and a set of interests and values. It is part of a modern, urban lifestyle that values openness and sharing, and aligns with the general shift toward…

Ascendas Reit sells No.13 Intl Business Park for $24.8m

Ascendas Reit is selling No.13 Intl Business Park for $24.8 million. This comes after its trustee, HSBC Institutional Trust Services, entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Pension Real Estate Singapore for the sale of the seven-storey business park…

Ardmore Park unit sold for $2.9 mil gain

The most profitable deal this week was the sale of a 10th floor unit at Ardmore Park condominium for $8.8 million ($3,051 psf), according to a caveat lodged on July 25. This marks the seventh transaction at the…

Why is Second Chance’s CEO buying the stock?

Mohamed Salleh, founder and CEO of Second Chance Properties, has been buying shares in his company almost every other day for the past couple of months from the open market. Salleh, who is planning to contest in the…

Sim Lian’s Hillion offers the right mix at Bukit Panjang

Hillion is Sim Lian Group’s first mixed-use development in Singapore. Hillion Residences  sits on top of the four-storey Hillion Mall, which has 174,730 sqft of retail space.  Since the mall opened in Feb, it has become “the pulse…

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