Daily Archives: September 17, 2017 (10 Articles Found)

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WP moves into new HQ in Geylang Road

WP has moved into its new headquarters in Teambuild Centre in Geylang Road. WP’s media chairman Daniel Goh said the party bought the 110 sqm unit on the fourth floor for about $900,000 earlier this year. It began…

Singapore School for the Deaf to close due to dwindling enrolment

After more than half a century, the Singapore School for the Deaf will close this year for a welcome reason – dwindling enrolment. Enrolment has fallen in the past decade as fewer children now suffer serious hearing loss,…

Construction firm involved in HDB projects accused of owing subcons $1m

At least five subcontractors have claimed that they are collectively owed around $1 million by a main contractor, Li Jie Construction, in unpaid fees for seven projects. These include upgrading works for HDB and a town council. The…

Commuters need to tap out to get between Tampines MRT stations

While transfers between MRT lines are typically made within the paid area of stations, commuters going from the East-West Line to the new DTL3 at Tampines will have to exit and re-enter the system. The density of HDB…

Can ‘hipster’ hawker centres work?

Will new “hipster” hawker centres bring Singapore’s millennials back to eating at the humble hawker centre? Experts, hawkers and younger patrons believe so, but stressed it was not enough to just offer cafe-type food. In a bid to…

Bird sanctuary still hunting for a permanent nest

More than a year after its lease on a 2ha piece of state land was up, the Mandai Birds Sanctuary has yet to find a permanent home for its more than 1,000 exotic birds. The commercial breeder was…

Property market to rise or fall 30%? Sure, I’ve heard that one before

As a home owner who is of age to sell my home and downgrade, I should be delighted by recent news that points to an uptick in the property market. The value of my home should rise –…

Firm fined $50k for damaging water main

A company that damaged a Newater main and wasted enough water to fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools has been ordered to pay a fine of $50,000. Soil Investigation (SIPL), which had used a drill to test the soil…

Optimism over Cogent’s new bet on student housing

On Sept 7, logistics services company Cogent Holdings announced that it has been awarded a three-year lease tender by SLA to run a student hostel near Holland Village. The property is just 700m from ACS Intl, a popular…

Chow Kok Kee steps down as Tuan Sing Holdings’ director

Chow Kok Kee steps down as Tuan Sing Holdings’ director. This move is to allow the planned board renewal. Mr Chow, 65, was appointed on Mar 1, 1999. His duties include that of an independent director, chairman of…

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