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Keeping the ships sailing in – why the Tuas mega port matters

It is touted as the upcoming site of a mega port – Tuas in the west where Singapore’s city port operations, including Tanjong Pagar and Pasir Panjang, will relocate to. A visit to the new port’s location, though,…

Temple’s day-long closure draws frowns

A Hindu temple has apologised for suddenly closing on Fri, an unprecedented move which caused concerns among the Hindu authorities here and devotees. The decision by the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple in Yishun Ave 3 to close the…

Harbouring ambition: 3 questions you may have about Singapore’s ports moving to Tuas

By 2040, the megaport currently being constructed at Tuas will be completed. All of Singapore’s container port operations – including those at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani and Pasir Panjang – will be moved to Tuas, in the west.…

The streets we live on are an open-air classroom

There is a 1 1/2km green runway of roughly 288 trees and 10 bus stops on Yio Chu Kang Road which is mine. The area may be named for a hard-working clan of ancient settlers who built houses…

S’pore needs to do more to increase recycling rate of domestic waste

I join many readers to thank the refuse collectors who play such an important role in handling Singapore’s waste disposal (“Dirty job, but these garbage collectors refuse to let it get to them”; Dec 6). Their dedication to…

Signalling tests, upgrading station facilities among work done during full Sunday closure

From replacing station lights that require extensive scaffolds to reach, to running trains on a new signalling system over a longer period, all-day MRT station closures will give rail workers a window to carry out work otherwise constrained…

Fire breaks out at Shell’s Pulau Bukom unit; no injuries reported

A fire broke out on Sun at a Shell facility in Pulau Bukom at about 10am, a Shell spokesperson confirmed, adding that the fire was extinguished by firefighters at the site. No injuries were reported, the spokesperson added.…

Despite rosier economic outlook, restaurant owners in Singapore still feeling the bite

Apart from oft-heard concerns such as manpower woes and rising costs, restaurant owners in Singapore have had to deal with an additional challenge this year: Diners on a budget. Chef-owner Willin Low said sales at his restaurant Wild…

Lessons for Founders’ Memorial from a few modern cities

With plans for the construction of a Founders’ Memorial in Bay East Gardens to commemorate the pioneer generation of leaders in Singapore, it is perhaps timely to look at the evolution of monuments and extract lessons from them.…

3 strategies to avoid buying properties out of paiseh

Throughout my career, compared with being a department head in the management team, it is more satisfying to be an independent property blogger – I have absolute freedom to write what I like, say what I believe is…

4 possible reasons the URA has started to “take names” among developers

URA has been doing a lot of probing of late. Marketing agents have been asked to send details such as bidder names, bid prices, results, etc. from private en-bloc proceedings. The big question is, why? URA hasn’t shown…

How much does a resale flat cost in the most expensive HDB estates?

The saying that old is gold is especially true when it comes to housing estates in Singapore. For many Singaporeans, the maturity of an estate is a primary factor in deciding where to live. In general, people tend…

Price recovery at Sentosa Cove condos but more could be put up for auction

An auction by ERA on Dec 11 will see a 2,433 sqft four-bedroom unit at Turquoise put up for mortgagee sale at a guide price of $3.7 million ($1,521 psf), about 41% less than its $6.29 million ($2,586…

Turnaround for Bugis Cube

On a recent Fri at Bugis Cube, F&B outlets such as Jadeite Vegetarian Restaurant and Bistro, My Favourite Café Yong Tau Foo, The Ark Music Café and Xin Hao Ramen were bustling at lunchtime. In the evenings, HaveFun…

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