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SMRT staff in one department own up to lapses

Staff from at least one department in SMRT have admitted to lapses in their work so far, in response to a company call to own up – without penalty – before a wide-scale audit is launched. ST understands…

Fire breaks out at Holland Close unit

When they saw smoke coming from a 10th-storey unit in their block on Thurs, some residents thought it was the work of a film crew that had been shooting in the area. Upon realising the unit at Blk…

Man injured after crashing car into lift shaft at Marine Terrace

A man was injured after crashing his vehicle into the exterior of a lift shaft of a HDB block in Marine Parade on Sat. ST understands that while the driver sustained minor injuries, he did not wish to…

Delays on EWL due to track point fault: SMRT

Commuters along EWL were hit by delays that lasted nearly 40 minutes on Sat due to a track point fault. In a tweet at 2.53pm, SMRT advised commuters travelling from Queenstown to Jurong East stations to add 30…

Aspiring gardeners can lease own plot to grow vegetables

Amid the backdrop of an increasingly eco-conscious Singapore, NParks will for the first time be leasing out garden space in its parks for anyone to grow their own plants. These 2.5 sqm plots each cost $57 a year,…

Tie-up allows CCs to provide better gym facilities

We thank Mr Terence Lim for his feedback on gyms at CCs (Why are gyms at CCs private?; Nov 2). CCs partner private operators to offer better services to residents. Private gym operators are able to offer professional…

PA security procedure factors in road safety as well

We thank Mr Steven Lim Soo Huat for his feedback (PA’s security protocol creates more threats; Nov 1). Our security procedure requires all visitors to register at the guardhouse and obtain a pass in order to gain entry…

Security risks of Orchard Road pedestrian walkways

Yet another terrorist attack has been staged in New York City. Many would notice that the recent attacks in the crowded cities of Munich, London, Barcelona and Nice bear a similar characteristic: a lone extremist ploughing a rented…

More meaningful name needed for floating platform

NS Square, formerly known as Float@Marina Bay, is an iconic feature of the area. It has hosted intl events like the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and the F1 races. Perhaps some consultation…

New ideas need old buildings

The CFE has issued a clarion call for Singapore to be driven by innovation-led growth. Where physical infrastructure is concerned, does this mean constructing spanking new structures at every corner? Not necessarily so. Innovation requires counter-intuitive thinking. And…

Singaporeans have to take ownership in keeping country clean: DPM Tharman

Singaporeans have to take ownership in keeping the country clean, said DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the annual Clean and Green carnival on Sat. Although Singapore has done well in transforming its waterways, and becoming one of the few…

Our public swimming pools: How clean are they?

Mr Sathananthan Selvadurai generally avoids public pools. Having spent more than a decade designing water treatment technology, including for swimming pools, this lecturer at NP’s School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology knows full well about the impurities…

Regulating Airbnb rentals not pressing until numbers grow

A further disruption may be on the horizon for Singapore, an early adopter in Asia of various sharing schemes since 2012 whether they be cars, bikes or office space. In the property market, the advent of Airbnb may…

With en bloc fever rising again, residents try to cash in without the mudslinging

With the condominium’s three previous failed attempts at an en bloc sale, the marketing agent handling Amber Park’s fourth try was sparing no effort to get residents on board. Agents from JLL would patrol the lift lobby and…

Hoi Hup unveils hotel at Royal Square at Novena

Royal Square at Novena — the $470 million project by Hoi Hup Realty and its joint-venture partner, Malaysia’s Sunway Developments — obtained TOP in July. The maiden mixed-use development comprises the 250-room Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 171…

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