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No price too steep for their children’s comfort

Underwriter Winston Loh, 39, was so eager to enrol his daughter in Tots and Teddies, he did not mind paying monthly fees from Apr though she started at the infant-care centre only in June. He forked out nearly…

Tree splits, falls on 8 cars in Marsiling carpark

Part of a large tree in a carpark at a Marsiling HDB block fell and struck eight vehicles early on Sat morning. The incident happened around 5.30am at Blk 205, Marsiling Drive, Shin Min Daily News reported. Photos…

Carpet man throws open welcome rug in Kampong Glam

An Iranian-born businessman is working with the Singapore Tourism Board to roll out free Wi-Fi and a digital map, and also wants to bring more traditional music, arts and fashion events to Kampong Glam. In the last three…

Cool ideas and green lessons from the past

Visitors to Ms Canny Teo’s house sometimes tell her they feel cold, even though she does not use air-conditioning. The 49-year-old housewife’s home at 51, Joo Chiat Terrace does not have electronic gadgetry to monitor and regulate temperature.…

Workplace safety: Health a factor too

Less than one workplace fatality per 100,000 workers in 10 years’ time – that was the target PM Lee set for Singapore in a recent address to this year’s World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Singapore…

App can inform user if nearby hawker centre is closed

We thank Mr Soh Kar Chiang for his letter (App should tell people which hawker centres are shut; Sept 15). The Hawker Centres section of the myENV app currently has a feature to inform the user, based on…

A President next door, but neighbours say it’s no fuss at all

Since their neighbour Madam Halimah Yacob became President last week, residents at a Yishun Ave 4 public housing block have noticed more policemen on patrol, including at the void deck and lift lobby on the floor where Mdm…

PG in legal tussle with 99.co over copyright infringement

Property portal PropertyGuru (PG) has taken 99.co to court over copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its website without permission. PG first filed a Writ of Summons against 99.co in Apr last year, according to…

Gastropub Lepark to close end-Sept

After three years of offering late-night dining and live music, gastropub Lepark is saying goodbye to its home at the rooftop car park of People’s Park Complex. It is closing its doors after Sept 30, as the landlord…

New safety measures for football goal posts in schools after boy’s death

MOE has banned all schools from using foldable football goal posts, after the death of a 12-year-old boy who was struck on the head by a falling crossbar. Muhammad Hambali Sumathi, a student at Geylang Methodist Secondary School…

Experiential retail: Trendy buzzword or new norm?

With the rise of e-commerce, changing customer behaviour and competition from heartland malls, shopping centres and retailers alike have been trying to create personalised and engaging experiences to draw shoppers. From providing free Wi-Fi to offering Instagrammable moments…

Singapore property analysts turn bullish, predict 10% price gain

After years of declining home prices in Singapore, analysts are expecting a turnaround as early as this year even as most of the government’s property cooling measures remain in place. Singapore property prices will rise between 5 percent…

Bike-sharing firm gears up for next cycle

Seven months into operations, bicycle-sharing company oBike is looking to expand its fleet size and working on a next-generation product in what it believes would be a “game-changer” in the market. Speaking to BT, oBike chairman Shi Yi…

Property agents face prospect of tech takeover

First it was sagging sales. But even as the property market now shows tentative signs of bottoming out, the shrinking industry of real estate agents looks set for even more pummelling as property listing firms across the board…

What’s needed for Singapore to go cashless (and why Razer probably isn’t the one to do it)

By now, most of us have seen what transpired between the public Twitter bromance between PM Lee and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. The result is much-hyped proposal for a national e-payments solution. Let’s look at what is really…

What do tech firms in Singapore look for?

In an era where technology is disrupting a wide spectrum of industries and offering new and efficient solutions for everyday work processes, the growth of technology companies has been phenomenal. And so have the needs in their real…

TEE Land acquires land at Seraya Crescent for $26 mil to build apartments

TEE Land is developing a block of residential apartments at Seraya Crescent. The group has entered into six OTP agreements to acquire for $25.7 million the freehold land located at 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E, Seraya…

Oei Hong Leong dreams of $6.7 bil data centre firm to propel Singapore forward

Tycoon Oei Hong Leong is upping the ante with plans of a $6.7 billion data centre business to propel Singapore forward as a new IT and investment centre. “Over the past decade, in the field of AI, electronic…

Roxy-Pacific acquires freehold residential sites for $22.5 mil

Roxy-Pacific Holdings announced that its associate company, RH Guillemard, has agreed to acquire freehold residential sites at 12 and 14 Guillemard Lane for $22.5 million. Both the sites have a combined land area of 12,138 sqft and an…

Lian Beng wins contract to build Martin Modern condo

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Lian Beng Group has secured a $162 million contract to construct Martin Modern, a 99-year leasehold project comprising two 30-storey condominium blocks with a total of 450 units at Robertson Quay. According to an…

Which development led private home sales in Aug?

Le Quest, a mixed development at Bukit Batok, topped private homes sales in Aug with 286 units sold. According to PropNex, Le Quest launched in Aug and units sold for $1,309 psf. This was followed by Sol Acres…

Guok Chin Huat steps down as Bukit Sembawang Estates’ director

Guok Chin Huat steps down as Bukit Sembawang Estates’ director. He wishes to retire from the Board. Mr Guok, 61, was appointed on Mar 3, 3008. He has served as an independent director for nine years. His roles…

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