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Tan Tock Seng, Whampoa and Manasseh Meyer among those to feature in commemoration of 1819

While most of today’s youth are still in school, their counterparts 200 years ago – including early settlers like Tan Tock Seng – were venturing at a young age into the largely uncharted territory of Singapore and laying…

Bicentennial commemoration in 2019 to dig deep into Singapore’s history

The history of modern Singapore goes much further back than Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing on the island in 1819. This is one of the messages that the upcoming Singapore Bicentennial commemorative effort hopes to impress upon the public.…

S’pore to ‘appropriately’ commemorate its bicentennial in 2019, says PM Lee

The Republic will “appropriately” commemorate the 200th anniversary of the landing of Sir Stamford Raffles when the “important milestone” is reached in 2019, said PM Lee. Noting that Singapore had marked the 150th anniversary in 1969, Mr Lee…

Singapore to continue restructuring economy, investing in infrastructure in 2018: PM Lee

Amid an uncertain external environment, Singapore must press on with plans to restructure its economy and invest in its infrastructure in 2018, PM Lee Hsien Loong said in his New Year message on Sun. Healthcare facilities are also…

New HDB resale portal to go live on Jan 1

Starting from Mon, all new resale transactions would have to be submitted through a new HDB resale portal. The portal, which goes live at 1pm, could see the time taken to complete a resale transaction cut by half.…

Resale flat buyers hold back purchases until launch of new HDB portal

A month of house-hunting and 15 property viewings later, Mrs Lilibeth Loh, 29, and her husband finally decided on their new home on Christmas Day. But with just six days to go before HDB’s new resale portal goes…

Free umbrella-sharing scheme rolled out in Sembawang, RP open to expanding it

If you are caught in the rain in Sembawang, there is no need to fret – if you are at one of its umbrella-sharing spots. With the free scheme, residents can borrow umbrellas from any of 17 pairs…

Bird watchers flock to Sentosa for glimpse of rare bird

The new year looks to be a good one for bird watchers in Singapore, who recently got a glimpse of a rare bird last seen here more than a decade ago. Two Asian emerald cuckoos have over the…

Electric scooter thrown from Teck Whye block, police investigating

An electric scooter was thrown from a block of flats in Teck Whye on Sat morning, and the police are investigating the case. The incident has been classified as a rash act, the police told ST on Sun.…

High-end homes poised for a rebound

The best thing was the revival in the collective sale market, which I hope will continue to power on next year. The worst was that Colliers was a bit late in riding the wave because we were building…

Heartland living suits him just fine

After learning the ropes of the consumer and events industry for nearly a decade, entrepreneur William Chin decided to venture out to be his own boss and found success easily. The event organising firm which he started in…

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