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Family of motorcyclist hit by falling tree branch sues NParks for negligence

The family of a motorcyclist who fell into a coma after being hit by a falling tree branch is suing NParks in High Court, seeking damages for alleged negligence. The case is being closely watched as it may…

Pumps at all MRT tunnels checked after rail disruption

Pumps at all MRT tunnels have been checked, and necessary repairs made, to prevent a recurrence of last Sat’s flooding of the NSL tunnels. ST understands that SMRT engineers are also examining ways to beef up the pump…

More than half of drivers willing to take the train when DTL3 opens: Lianhe Zaobao survey

More than half of 100 motorists surveyed in a recent Lianhe Zaobao poll said they were willing to take the train instead of their cars when DTL3 opens on Oct 21. The Chinese-language daily reported the survey findings…

Exploring a new burial concept – inland ash scattering

Last week, NEA said that following public interest, it plans to roll out a new ecological burial concept – inland ash scattering. Instead of placing cremated remains in a niche or scattering them at sea, people might soon…

Implement grading system for public toilets

I agree that Singapore’s basic public toilet hygiene has gone to the dogs. We pride ourselves on having a vast number of eating places with integrated toilet facilities. Some of these places even have gatekeepers who collect a…

LTA, SMRT should take the blame

It is strange to read the excuses that LTA has been giving for the shutdowns of our train system. First, it was the signalling system’s fault. Then, it was the track’s fault. With Sat’s flooding of the tunnel,…

Take workers to task for leaving rubbish on street

There are several worker dormitories in the Tuas View Square area. In the evenings and at night, the workers would congregate along the streets with their drinks and food. After their meals and merry-making, the place would be…

CapitaLand temporarily halts sale of two condo developments

Property developer CapitaLand has stopped selling units in two residential projects for now, a sign that the company could be looking to raise prices down the road, analysts said. Sources at CapitaLand confirmed on Tues the halt for…

New retail knowledge-sharing hub to give businesses a boost

Retailers in Singapore and the region now have a one-stop centre offering expertise and support to boost their businesses locally and abroad. Launched by SMU on Tues, the Retail Centre of Excellence (RCoE) at the SMU Lee Kong…

Resale prices of non-landed private homes up 0.1% in Sept: SRX Property

Resale prices of non-landed private homes inched up 0.1 per cent last month from Aug, preliminary estimates from SRX Property showed on Tues amid growing signs of optimism in the property market. While the sales volume fell 10.9…

Rain storm during Saturday’s NSL disruption ‘not unusually high’, weatherman says

While heavy, the rain storm that fell over parts of Singapore on Sat — when train services across nearly a quarter of the NSL were crippled — lasted a “relatively short” time and was not unusually high by…

Shopping goes hi-tech at Paya Lebar mall

Consumers can use an app to locate items on a shopping list, collect online orders from refrigerated lockers, get alerts to discounts even as they shop, visit a smart post office with self-service available round the clock, and…

99-year HDB flats – 5 things Singaporeans should recognise about them

Pool together all your resources, buy a home, and become an overnight millionaire by selling it off years later—that is, in a nutshell, the Singaporean dream. The promise of your flat funding your retirement is no doubt a…

5 myths about HDB flat ownership that you should take with a pinch of salt

Bearing in mind that the vast majority of Singaporeans live in HDB flats, you’d think that we’d be a lot clearer about the best practices and guidelines of buying and living in HDB flats. The truth is, though,…

C&W services Singapore wins best facility management service provider of the year and innovation excellence awards

C&W Services Singapore has confirmed its position as the industry leader in facility management after being named Best Facility Management (FM) Service Provider of the Year for the second year running, at the recent Singapore Facility Management (FM)…

Singapore’s property market: Is 2018 the right time to start investing in private properties again?

Last week, URA reported that the private residential property index for 3Q2017 have increased by 0.5 per cent. This is the first time an increase has been seen, after 15 straight quarters of decline. Having endured a lacklustre…

Acquisition of Seletar Mall could spur steady SPH REIT

SPH REIT put in another resilient performance in the fourth quarter despite a muted retail environment. But analysts say the REIT could get an earnings boost from a possible acquisition. “The Seletar Mall acquisition is around the corner,”…

S’pore the top data centre market in APAC

Singapore is home to the largest number of data centres among four major markets in APAC region as of H1 2017, according to a CBRE report. In fact, data centres here consumed 304MW of electricity, or 35 percent…

Property agencies merge, tap into tech as real estate market goes increasingly online

The property agency industry has been abuzz with recent mergers and how technology is disrupting the way agents do business. It started in June when PropNex announced a merger with DWG to form the largest agency in Singapore…

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