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Bike-sharing in Singapore gathers speed after 1 year, but there may be bumps ahead

It has been a year since bike-sharing firms set up shop here, quietly rolling out their brightly-coloured two-wheelers on to local pavements. Singapore-based oBike rolled out about 1,000 bicycles in Jan last year, a number which has grown…

Toh Tuck area sees increase in buying interest

On Dec 18, 2017, three penthouses at The Creek @ Bukit on Toh Tuck Road were sold, according to caveats lodged with URA. Of the three, the 1,668 sqft, four-bedroom penthouse went for $2.47 million and achieved the…

More looking to buy homes in 2018

At least one in two people plan to buy a home, and more are looking to buy this year than in the past. Of the 611 respondents to the EdgeProp-Knight Frank Homebuyers’ Sentiment Survey, 55.6% said they were…

Better year expected for office and hospitality Reits

With rate hike and sector consolidation fears petering out over 2017, Reits made a startling rebound to outdo the benchmark STI with a 20.6 per cent rise in unit prices last year. What turned the tide was a…

Residents of Toa Payoh block jittery over neighbour’s antics

Some residents of Blk 55 in Toa Payoh Lorong 5 are concerned about their safety due to the antics of one of their neighbours, who had been spotted flinging burning items over the parapet and splashing what appears…

3 new roads in Bidadari estate to partially open from Jan 14

Three new roads in Bidadari estate will partially open from next Sun – Bidadari Park Drive, Alkaff Crescent and Woodleigh Link. Bidadari Park Drive is a major road that will serve as the main transportation spine of Bidadari…

Turtle found in Yishun with fish hook in its mouth, dies from wound

A turtle that was found in Yishun with a fish hook in its mouth was taken to Acres to be treated, but it died that same day. Acres highlighted the incident, which happened on Dec 22, in a…

Shorter MRT hours begin at 10 stations on the eastern leg of EWL

Shortened hours took effect at the eastern leg of the EWL on Fri night, part of ongoing closures to facilitate rail maintenance and upgrading works. In all, 10 stations on the EWL – from Paya Lebar to Pasir…

Who’s liable in driverless train accident?

The knotty question of where liability lies when a driverless train runs over a commuter could be decided in what would be a landmark court ruling here. The legal process has been triggered by the widow of Mr…

Little India shines light on Pongal festivities

Little India’s streets were lit up yesterday to mark the start of a month-long celebration of Pongal in Singapore. The light-up ceremony at Campbell Lane was officiated by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Pongal is a harvest and thanksgiving…

Pedestrian safety key in good traffic management

Three of six letters on ST Forum page yesterday, excluding the excerpts, highlighted the need to protect pedestrians (Protect seniors, kids from PMD; Stiffer rules should cover PMD users on pedestrian paths; Regulate PMD sellers too; all Jan…

AskST: What do the latest rules mean for smokers?

Smokers cannot light up freely in many more places since new rules started coming into effect last year. Since Oct 1, smoking has been banned in the outdoor areas of universities and inside the compounds of private institutions,…

5 things to know about lightning (and chances of being killed by a strike)

Even as the monsoon season brings minimum temperatures of 23°C to 24°C during this first fortnight of Jan, it will also produce a weather condition that is five times hotter than the sun: Lightning. In a year, Singapore…

Some accommodation providers breaching minimum tenancy rule with early exit clause

Some home rental agencies are offering tenants short-term stays by inserting an early termination clause into their contracts, thereby bypassing the three-month minimum tenancy rule. CNA discovered this when it tried to rent units from two different accommodation…

On The Job as a pest control professional: More than just killing bugs, it requires expert knowledge

“Are you scared of cockroaches?” Thomas Fernandez asked over the phone, when I asked to join his staff for a couple of days. “Terrified,” I told the CEO of local pest control company, PestBusters. Yet, here I was…

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