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Zouk chief Andrew Li talks challenges running one of Singapore’s beloved nightclubs

Taking over one of Singapore’s most beloved nightclubs has been challenging for Zouk’s CEO Andrew Li. Some of these challenges involve “professionalising” a formerly family-run business, transforming Zouk into a global lifestyle brand and pushing its musical boundaries.…

Is the mandatory tray return policy working at Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre?

The Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre officially launched on 1 Sept, with some stalls starting operations from as early as mid-Aug. Managed by NTUC Foodfare, the hawker centre houses 43 food stalls offering local cuisines, cashless payment options and…

DBS pledges to power all its Singapore operations with renewable energy by 2030

DBS has pledged to power all of its operations in Singapore using renewable energy by 2030, and eventually aims to extend this to all of its global operations, it announced on Wed. To achieve its pledge for its…

Taking the cars out of carparks, this year’s PARK(ing) Day is set to be the biggest yet

Parking is more than just for cars. For the fifth year, URA will be giving carparks a new purpose. In the biggest PARK(ing) Day event ever, 166 carpark lots in Bugis, Kampong Glam, Little India and Tiong Bahru…

Blackout at NUH from failure in “hardware component”

A power outage at NUH yesterday resulted in ambulances being diverted to other hospitals and patients in the affected area directed to other parts of the hospital. The power went out at 4.15pm for 1 1/2 hours and…

Building security Bill timely but firms say cost a concern

Buildings more likely to be targeted by terrorists could be required by law to ramp up security measures – a move that has been described as “timely” but which has led to concerns about funding. The Infrastructure Protection…

Empower workers to speak up on safety issues

Having been in the field of safety and operations for the past 20 years, I am happy to note that many excellent initiatives are being undertaken to reduce the number of workplace accidents in Singapore (Boosting safety at…

Focus on people, not just numbers, in rail reliability

Commuters in Singapore will be among the first to agree that there is a disconnect between rail reliability statistics and what they experience on the ground. Latest figures, for example, show that reliability has improved by three times…

Security stepped up around President-elect Halimah Yacob’s flat in Yishun

Change is afoot in Yishun Ave 4, where Singapore’s incoming President Halimah Yacob has lived for over two decades. When CNA visited Madam Halimah’s HDB block on Wed just hours after she was declared as the President-elect, there…

Burst water pipe affects 3 lifts at Clementi block

Some residents of a 40-storey HDB block on top of Clementi Mall were left without lift service for several hours, after a leak from a burst water supply pipe put three of the block’s four lifts out of…

Fire at Changi Airport T2 basement; no injuries reported

The basement of Changi Airport T2 was temporarily closed on Wed afternoon, after a shredder machine in a lorry there caught fire. The fire was put out by airport emergency services, and the basement has since been reopened.…

Singapore still no closer to unified payment system: Analysts

For all the convenience it could bring consumers, Nets’ unveiling of a wide variety of new digital payment modes is unlikely to bring Singapore a step closer to a unified payment system, analysts said yesterday, amid early signs…

‘Disconnect’ between rail reliability numbers and public perception: Transport Minister

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan yesterday acknowledged a “disconnect” between rail reliability numbers, which showed the Republic making significant strides, and the picture seen by journalists and Singaporeans. He attributed this to a conflation of two separate missions…

Alpha sells 22 units at Draycott Eight

In what is believed to be the first bulk transaction of residential units in a development following a tightening of stamp duty rules in Mar, American alternative investment manager Angelo Gordon has bought a stack of 22 units…

Workers, shoppers fed up with frequent lift breakdowns at Jalan Besar complex

Shoppers and office workers in Kitchener Complex in Jalan Besar have had to put up with faulty lifts for more than a year. HDB told TNP that the problem had worsened since Apr. But next year is the…

Taxman may give sellers more time to pay

The taxman is said to be giving home owners at Tampines Court more time to pay hefty sums in SSD. The 560-unit property was sold last month for $970 million in the second largest collective sale in dollar…

New signs of life in condo resale market

The resale market for condominiums shows signs of heating up, going by flash estimates from SRX Property released yesterday. Resale prices of non-landed private homes last month rose 0.7 per cent month-on-month and 3.2 per cent from a…

Planning to buy an HDB flat next year? Improve your credit score today!

When people start thinking about buying their first flat, they’re normally preoccupied with questions such as – should I go for BTO or resale? How many rooms do I need? Which part of Singapore should I stay in?…

Smart cities and robots – the new normal?

We’ve all heard about the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is transforming the way we live and work, affecting every industry and going far beyond just the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. Cosmetics maker Revlon hosts more than…

Bridging the reliability expectation gap

In transit systems from London to Sydney, rail passengers are told to “mind the gap” between the train and the platform. For Mr Shahrin Abdol Salam, Senior VP, Plans and Development, SMRT Trains, the phrase takes on a…

SPH gains loan facility for property unit

SPH says it has signed a deal for an unsecured four-year loan facility of $280 million for its property unit. The four-year loan from OCBC will be used by SPH’s unit Times Properties for it to provide shareholders’…

Private condo rents dip by 0.4% in August

Rentals for private condominiums dipped by 0.4% in Aug 2017. According to SRX, private rents in the CCR and OCR both fell by 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively. Meanwhile, rentals in the RCR rose 0.7%. On a yearly basis,…

How is Singapore cooling down the en-bloc fever?

The recent rise in development charge (DC) for residential condominiums by 13.8% could cause breakeven prices to rise by 1-4%, according to DBS. Majority of en-bloc transactions made in 2017 are already pricing in around a potential 6-18%…

Prices of Marina Bay luxury condos pick up

The strong sales at new launches in the prime districts, namely Martin Modern and the second phase of Gramercy Park, have had a positive effect on transactions and prices in the resale market. And it is not just…

HDB rental volume drops by 6.4% in Aug

Rental volume of HDB flats fell by 6.4% from 1,722 units in July to 1,658 units in Aug. According to SRX, rental volume dropped 7.5% on a yearly basis. Meanwhile, prices for HDB rents remained unchanged in Aug.…

CDL wins inaugural Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards

City Developments Limited (CDL) has received the ‘Best Sustainability Report for Established Reporters (Mainboard and Catalist)’ at the inaugural Singapore Sustainability Reporting Awards (SSRA) held on Tues. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and EY Singapore,…

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