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Courts Megastore revamped with new gaming zone and one-stop repair service

Just in time for Singles’ Day on 11 Nov, the Courts Megastore at Tampines will officially reopen on Sat with a new look, along with the relaunch of their online store. The revamp sees the majority of the…

Adults should not use playground slides meant for children: NParks

If you are an adult, you should not be on playground slides meant for children aged five to 12. This was the advice given by NParks and playground contractor Semec Enterprise, after safety concerns were raised by parkgoers…

Singapore is world’s most welcoming city for tourists: Travel index

A new travel index has named Singapore as the world’s most welcoming city, with the Republic earning high marks for its safety, world-class airport and willingness to host tourists. It pipped the likes of Sweden’s Stockholm, San Francisco…

Debris caused short circuit, resulting in electrical arcing

The SMRT train captain who reported tunnel flooding near Bishan station on Oct 7 also spotted electrical arcing further down the city-bound stretch of NSL. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said yesterday that train captain Choo Ah Heng…

Encourage students to cycle within campus

The policy to restrict car volume is correct and necessary to ease the vehicle congestion problem and also to achieve sustainable development in Singapore. Expanding the road network will only lead to a growth of the car population,…

Make walking between MRT stations easier

I recently decided to try out the new Walking Train Map which is meant to encourage commuters to walk between stations, where possible. I got on the DTL and exited at Rochor station, intending to hop on the…

Raising water price to go green may backfire

The price of water has recently gone up and the reactions from citizens have ranged from anger to resignation. There is no substitute for water. When people have no other means of washing themselves, cooking and staying hydrated,…

Bike-sharing a good inclusion to our lives

The surge in bike-sharing platforms in Singapore has made a noticeable change in our lives. More and more, many of the people around me are beginning to use bicycles frequently, and the bikes can be found around almost…

When the haze comes from Singapore’s own backyard

Looking out of the window a fortnight ago, you could be forgiven for wondering if the seasonal haze had returned. PSI readings across the island exceeded the “Good” range for a full week. On Oct 25, PSI readings…

Collective sale fever: Spotlight on decaying home leases

Collective sales have a way of making property owners, other than those getting a windfall, envious. This is especially so in a boom like the current one for houses sold en bloc. These days, besides envy, owners of…

To carry out maintenance, weekday operating hours of NSEW Lines need to be cut by at least half an hour: Experts

Daily train services on the NSEWL would have to be shortened by at least 30 minutes on weekdays, experts say, in order to give rail workers sufficient time to carry out maintenance and asset renewal work as proposed…

Conduct large-scale study to assess benefits of small class sizes in schools: NCMP

Mr Leon Perera from WP called for a “large randomised trial” in Singapore to study the impact of having fewer students per class, saying that there are benefits to having smaller classes in schools. On Tues, NCMP filed…

Exotic animals are not meant to be kept as pets like dogs and cats

It is good to see AVA cracking down on those keeping exotic animals as pets. The rearing of such exotic animals not only risks transmission of diseases to humans, it could be a danger to the public if…

Singapore fourth most-visited city in the world last year: Study

Singapore was the fourth-most visited city in the world last year with 16.6 million visitors to the country, according to Euromonitor’s latest ranking of the top 100 tourist destinations released on Tues. Singapore is tipped to overtake London…

NEA alerted to burning smell in north-east Singapore on Tues evening

NEA said it has received public feedback of a burning smell in the Punggol, Yio Chu Kang and Seletar areas on Tues evening. The agency said in a FB post that its air monitoring stations in the area…

Singaporean man charged for housing foreign workers in overcrowded conditions

A Singaporean man has been charged for allowing 18 foreign workers from his company to be housed in overcrowded living conditions, said MOM on Wed. Li Dan, who was responsible for foreign worker accommodation for Shuang Lin Construction,…

Tee Land buys Casa Contendere for $72m

Property developer Tee Land is buying the freehold Casa Contendere in Gilstead Road in a collective sale for $72 million. The price works out to $1,638 psf ppr, inclusive of an estimated DC of $15.1 million. Casa Contendere,…

Crocodile sighting at East Coast Park prompts suspension of water activities

A crocodile was reportedly spotted in the water at a construction site in East Coast Park on Mon. The sighting was first reported by ST on Tues, and prompted the National Sailing Centre (NSC) to halt all water…

NParks’ garden plots a big hit with Singaporeans

The plan to get Singaporeans gardening and harvesting is off to a flying start. Two days after NParks announced it was making available 330 allotment garden plots, all have been snapped up. Gardening enthusiasts formed long snaking queues…

Prices are still falling in the industrial market

Fuelled by a recovery in the global electronics trade, the Singapore Purchasing Manager Index extended its stint in expansionary territory to nine consecutive months, reflecting the manufacturing sector’s positive sentiment. Singapore’s economy maintained a 2.5% y-o-y level of…

How much does it cost to play sports in Singapore?

Whether you are a sports enthusiast, a hobbyist itching to play some ball, or perhaps someone just looking to pick up some sports for a change, there has probably come a point in time where you were looking…

Perennial and SPH acquire additional stakes in Perennial Chinatown Point

Perennial Real Estate Holdings and SPH are acquiring additional stakes in Perennial Chinatown Point at about $8.5 million and $5.1 million respectively, from seller Charles Quay Intl. This translates to a purchase price of about $2,080 psf. Perennial…

Gazetted hotel room revenue down despite tourist arrivals

Despite the continued growth in tourism arrivals, Singapore saw gazetted hotel room revenue fell 1.6 percent year-on-year to $1.6 billion during the first half of 2017. Growth in average occupancy rate offset weaker average room rate performance, which…

Prudential relocates to new corporate office

One of the top life insurance firms here, Prudential Singapore, commemorated the opening of its new corporate office on Tues. Dubbed as PRU Workplayce, it got its name for integrating work with play, inspired by Albert Einstein’s philosophy…

Singapore a success story in urban planning, says former HDB CEO

Singapore’s former master planner Dr Liu Thai Ker said the city-state is a success story in urban planning due in part to strong government support. Speaking to attendees on Tues at PG’s Asia Real Estate Summit held at…

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