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Gong Cha to open in Takashimaya and Northpoint on 7 and 11 Dec

The wait for the return of bubble tea chain Gong Cha is finally over with the opening of its 33-seater flagship store at SingPost Centre on Fri, but fans can already look forward to two more outlets opening…

Veteran architect starts own firm at 79

At age 79 and after 25 years as senior director at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, former master planner Liu Thai Ker is starting afresh. The man, dubbed the “architect of modern Singapore” after his influential tenures in…

Healthway inks master lease agreement with OUE unit

Healthway Medical Corporation Limited has signed a master lease agreement with Alkas Realty, a wholly owned subsidiary of OUE Limited, for units at OUE Downtown. These two units would be leased to Healthway Medical for 36 months commencing…

Bike-sharing mess not just LTA’s problem

It puzzles me why LTA has been saddled with the blame for our longstanding problem of indiscriminately parked bicycles (LTA cannot be working in interest of bike-sharing firms, by Tony Lim Thiam Poh; Nov 29). Such unsightly dumping…

Designing green, sustainable buildings key for S’pore’s top young architects

ITE College Central, which was officially opened in 2013, boasts the world’s largest vertical greenery installation comprising seven 25-m-tall walls of plants which act as heat buffers while giving the school’s four faculties and three training blocks at…

All-round efforts needed to guide use of PMDs

I am saddened to read the report, “52-year-old man dies after e-scooter accident at Bedok Reservoir”. To prevent such unfortunate accidents from happening again, LTA must urgently continue to step up efforts to enforce the ruling that PMDs…

The strain of taking the train: Changing commuter habits

Delays on Singapore’s train network have become frequent enough for some commuters to change their routines to accommodate them. On Thurs, passengers reported delays at Raffles Place station because of a train fault. This was the latest in…

A role for insurers in reaching ambitious workplace safety and health goals

The PIE viaduct collapse in July this year brought Singapore’s WSH landscape to an inflection point, driving home the point that even one workplace catastrophe is one too many. Critically, it is making Singapore ask some hard questions.…

Another warning on property market puts developers on the defensive

The central bank has joined MND Minister Lawrence Wong in firing a shot across the bow to developers, homebuyers and lenders, warning about the risks of “excessive exuberance” in the property market. But market players were quick to…

Bats flying into homes a common phenomenon in Singapore

Ms Tan Yilin has moved three times – from Yishun to Yio Chua Kang then to Sembawang – and each time, bats have flown into her home. The make-up artist, 24, said: “I usually try to steer the…

New Marsiling Mall to open on Dec 15

For the next two weeks, Mr Jimmy Ng, 50, will be busy renovating, cleaning and stocking up his new drinks stall at Marsiling Mall, which expects to receive its first customers on Dec 15. He was a young…

Data centres lead S-REITs’ NPI growth

OCBC Investment Research shows the S-REIT’s data centre subsector posted the highest net property income (NPI) growth of 42.1% in Q3. Healthcare REITs performed the weakest with only 2% growth. Meanwhile, in terms of DPU growth, hospitality REITs…

The best-selling new projects in 2017

The private residential property market is showing clear signs of a pick-up. In 3Q2017, private home prices rose slightly by 0.7 per cent, following a gradual decline over 15 consecutive quarters. Prices in OCR, RCR and CCR rose…

Quicker recovery in S’pore office market

Singapore’s office market has stabilized, with tech firms and financial institutions driving the recovery, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Q3 APAC Office overview. The property consultancy revealed that the local office market witnessed an earlier-than-expected rebound as the…

Glimmer of hope in industrial space

Some developers in the condominium segment introduced the Stay First Pay Later scheme to boost sales and now, listed construction and property development group Wee Hur Holdings and its joint-venture partner ZACD Group have launched a Rent to…

Allgreen Properties acquires Royalville and Crystal Tower

Allgreen Properties has acquired the freehold sites of Royalville and Crystal Tower, announced ET & Co. Allgreen was awarded the tender for the en bloc sale of Royalville at $477.94 million (about $1,960 psf ppr). The tender was…

Investment opportunities in the market recovery

Despite the upturn in the residential market this year, prices of high-end properties are still looking “quite attractive”, with some at levels comparable to those of properties in the city fringe, says Alice Tan, director and head of…

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