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High-tech sensors protect Singapore’s new electricity supply tunnels

Singapore’s new electricity supply tunnels have the latest high-tech sensors to detect water seepage, fires and infiltration that could harm the electricity network. Robots, or automatic inspection vehicles (AIVs), traversing the length of the 40km tunnels, will look…

The story of Jurong Lake District: From the boondocks to boom town – and beyond

A decade ago, the idea that the industrial – some might even say boring – town of Jurong would one day be transformed into a vibrant business district with pockets of tranquillity was often met with incredulity by…

Delivery-only eateries delivering the goods

New eateries Vios by Blu Kouzina and Truly Singaporean Grill opened to residents in the Katong area a few months ago, but no one’s been able to get a table. This is because they are not exclusive restaurants…

Property’s ‘up cycle’ unlikely to last

An “up cycle” for Singapore property may last into 2020, Morgan Stanley is reported to have said (Home prices could rise by 8% next year; Dec 11). The report also states that home prices will climb by as…

Speed up development plans for port terminals

Although the Tanjong Pagar Terminal’s lease does not expire until 2027, container operations have been moved out since earlier this year. It appears that the site will remain vacant for the foreseeable future but neither URA nor PSA…

Selling Pine Grove would help older residents financially

I empathise with Mr Koh Kong Chia’s desire to stay at Pine Grove Condominium (Government should help older Pine Grove residents; Dec 8). I, too, am a resident of Pine Grove, and have lived here for 21 years.…

Sun closures see sales of some businesses in MRT stations fall by 50%

Sales of some businesses, especially those located within MRT stations, have fallen by almost 50 per cent with the closure of 19 stations over two Sun this month. Mr Chen Chon Guan, who oversees three eateries at Redhill…

New Jurong West market design unveiled; scheduled for completion next year

The design for a new complex to replace the burnt market and eating house at Blk 493 Jurong West St 41 was unveiled on Sun, with the structure featuring a market, an eating house as well as an…

Centre for Domestic Employees opens new offices to make help more accessible for maids

The Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) announced on Sun that it opened three new satellite offices at City Plaza, Peninsula Plaza and Union Square in mid-Nov this year. The satellite offices act as walk-in centres for foreign domestic…

Sales of landed homes at auctions increase

One of the most significant mortgagee sales this year was that of a bungalow on Paradise Island in Sentosa Cove. The six-bedroom waterfront house was completed in 2009 and comes with a swimming pool and private berth. It…

Joo Chiat makeover boost for conservation shophouses

A lone, pre-war corner terraced house with a brightly painted façade sits elevated above street level on Mangis Road. The single-storey house occupies a freehold land area of 2,559 sqft. “This house belongs to my husband’s family [the…

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