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NEL delayed due to train fault; service resumes in an hour

The MRT train service on the NEL experienced a delay for about an hour on Tues afternoon due to a train fault, with service stopping between the Punggol and Buangkok stations. SBS Transit tweeted at 1.31pm that a…

MPA to set safety standards for vessels in inland waterways

Vessels plying inland waterways will have to meet new safety standards after changes to the MPA Act were passed in Parliament yesterday. The changes vest MPA with the power to set standards for vessels operating in reservoirs and…

‘Proptech’ takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar

Even the building and construction sector – as bricks-and-mortar as you can get – has not been immune to the forces of digital transformation, with more industry players taking advantage of technology to improve how things are done.…

Property tax law amended to boost Smart Nation move

Parliament yesterday passed changes to the law to allow more people to get property tax notices digitally. This is part of Singapore’s move to becoming a Smart Nation, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah…

Putting up promotional banners gets easier from Jan 1

From Jan 1, event organisers who want to put up promotional banners in Orchard Road and in the Civic District will have to contact only one agency – LTA. Currently, they have to get the nod from five…

Tide has turned for office market, say analysts

The bumper $1.622 billion bid for a Beach Road site last week has sparked renewed interest in a commercial property market already bubbling away after the $2.09 billion Asia Square Tower 2 sale. The word “bullish” has been…

SAF disposes of WW2 bomb found on Jurong Island

A war relic uncovered at a construction site on Jurong Island has been disposed of on-site, said SAF. The SAF Explosive Ordnance Team was sent to the site on Sept 26 after the discovery of the relic, which…

Chemical stench: Agencies did their part well

It is a relief to know the source of the chemical smell reported last Mon in certain parts of Singapore, and that action has been taken by the Johor authorities (Chemical smell across S’pore traced to Johor, Sept…

Landmark Geylang plot: 35 households ask for help to qualify for public housing

Thirty-five households in the stretch of private terrace houses along Lorong 3 Geylang, which is due to be returned to the state, have asked for help to qualify for public housing, SLA said on Tues. The authority said…

Forecast on tenders with prefabrication technologies launched

Looking to facilitate the transformation of the construction industry, some 60 tenders requiring prefabrication technologies will be put up from now till the end of next year, several. Mr Heng said BCA will start to provide a forecast…

Govt considering making home fire alarms mandatory

The government has been mulling over mandating the installation of home fire alarms in view of the rising proportion of injuries arising from residential fires over the past decade. Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo said such…

Bubble tea chain Gong Cha opening flagship store at SingPost Centre

Bubble tea chain Gong Cha is set to return to Singapore in Dec with a flagship outlet at SingPost Centre in Paya Lebar. Notices at the under-construction outlet stated that the chain’s Singapore flagship store was coming up…

NEA plans to introduce inland ash scattering services for cremated human remains

NEA is planning to introduce the option of scattering cremated human remains at Government-run facilities on land, it said on Tues. Currently, ashes from cremated human bodies can be stored at home or in a columbarium, or scattered…

P1 admission: Priority given for proximity but balance needed, says MOE

When it comes to the Pri 1 admission exercise, there is a need to balance the availability of spaces for students living near the school as well as give parents the opportunity to send their children to their…

1 of 3 childcare centres in Singapore located at workplaces

There are about 470 childcare centres located in workplaces, such as commercial premises, government buildings and industrial estates, as of June. These make up about one-third of all childcare centres in Singapore, said MSF Minister Desmond Lee in…

19,000 tickets issued last year for smoking at prohibited areas: NEA

About 19,000 tickets were issued last year to offenders caught smoking at prohibited areas, and of this number, more than 2,600 were for smoking in food establishments, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy…

Singapore to launch Industry Transformation Map for construction sector

An Industry Transformation Map for the construction sector will be launched later this month at the Singapore Construction Productivity Week, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Wed. Speaking at the launch of the Greyform building, an integrated…

Pest control measures carried out after rat sightings at Alexandra Village Food Centre

Pest control measures have been carried out at Alexandra Village Food Centre after rats were spotted at the establishment, said NEA on Mon. In response to CNA’s queries, the agency said it received two rat-related complaints at the…

Singapore River goes green thanks to algae bloom

Patches of the Singapore River turned a startling shade of green yesterday morning because of an algal overgrowth. People working in the area said they noticed a greenish tint on the water’s surface two days earlier. Some detected…

The big Singapore market upgrade – hype or reality? (part 1)

Positive news in the real estate sector started to stream in early in 2017. We began the year with promising data from the manufacturing sector. The value of imports and exports also rose. Several new properties geared up…

Oxley Tower wins in Singapore Property Awards

Oxley Tower along Robinson Road has earned the honour to represent the country in the prestigious FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2018 after it secured the top office accolade in this year’s Singapore Property Awards. The 32-storey freehold…

Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers restaurant, bar and executive club lounge

Raising the bar for premium serviced apartments, the newly opened Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore at 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1 offers an in-house restaurant, bar and Executive Club lounge that is managed by an expert culinary team.…

Roxy-Pacific buys freehold sites in Geylang for $33.5m

Roxy-Pacific Holdings subsidiary RH Guillemard has entered into agreements to acquire freehold residential sites at 2 and 6 Guillemard Lane in Geylang for a total of $33.5 million. The sites have an estimated total land area of 14,030…

Top Global acquires unit at Tong Building for $24.9 mil

Top Global is acquiring an office unit at Tong Building for $24.9 million. The sale and purchase agreement was signed by subsidiary Entro Development with vendor Fortis Asia Healthcare. The property at 302 Orchard Road, #18-02 has a…

3 property developers to benefit from a recovering private residential market

CIMB Research is keeping its sector “overweight” view on Singapore’s property development and investment sector following the URA property price index’s (PPI) reversal from its downtrend in 3Q17, bringing private residential prices back to around 4Q16 levels. In…

Knight Frank’s KF Property Network is Singapore’s fifth-biggest agency

The spate of agency mergers this year may have indirectly benefited some of the medium-sized firms — for instance, Knight Frank’s agency business, KF Property Network. It is now the fifth-largest agency, with 662 agents, according to CEA…

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