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Frasers Property poised for growth

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En bloc projects running into technical road blocks

Oxley acquires Huang clan association property in Geylang for $13 mil for redevelopment

Oxley Holdings announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley Pearl, is acquiring a 99-year leasehold estate located at 16 Lorong 35 Geylang for $13 million from Huang Shi Zong Hui or Huang Clan (Singapore). The land has an area…

House linked to mysterious deaths put up for auction at $1.7 mil to $1.9 mil

On Feb 27, Knight Frank will be putting up for auction a terraced house at 17 Jalan Batai, just off Upper Thomson Road. The vendor is the Public Trustee’s Office (PTO), the administrator for the estates of deceased…

Property flipping in Singapore: Is it possible?

Fixer Upper. Flip or Flop. Property Brothers. What do all these shows have in common? They feature the process of property flipping, which essentially boils down to buying a run-down house or apartment, fixing it up, and then…

Singapore hotels turn around after three lean years

The outlook for Singapore’s hotels is brightening, based on the latest results from REITs that own properties across the island. Room rates rose in the last quarter of 2017, reversing a three-year decline as visitor numbers increased. Moreover,…

Parliament: Govt reviewing guidelines on private retirement villages

The Government is looking at measures to pave the way for private housing developments that want to let elderly residents age in place. In a written response to NCMP Daniel Goh, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said his ministry…

Fallen tree on Balestier Road causes congestion during evening peak hour

A fallen tree on Balestier Road resulted in eastbound traffic congestion on Mon. A CNA reporter on the scene observed traffic backed up until Thomson Road after two of three lanes were blocked in the area. Workers were…

NEA investigating report of curry being poured into Tampines River

Authorities are investigating an alleged incident of curry being poured into Tampines River. On Sun, FB user Shirley Lc Tan posted a photo of a reddish-brown substance in the river, writing that it was a wedding caterer at…

SMRT tries again after scrapping rollout of ‘traffic light’ system showing crowd levels

Rail operator SMRT’s latest move to improve its mobile app to show colour codes reflecting congestion levels at the stations comes four years after a “traffic light” system installed at the stations themselves failed to take off. In…

Changes to law eyed to curb ‘littering’ of bicycles by users: Lam Pin Min

LTA is proposing legislative amendments that target both bicycle sharing operators (BSO) and users in a bid to stop the indiscriminate parking of shared bicycles, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min in Parliament on…

Frasers Property poised for growth

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The word “Centrepoint” in property group Frasers Centrepoint’s name reflected the group’s history as its first project in Singapore in the 1980s was the Orchard Road shopping mall. But since then, the group’s exposure in real estate has…

Sambar deer dies after being hit by vehicle in Mandai Road

A rare sambar deer died after it was hit by a vehicle in Mandai Road on Sat evening. Emergency medical technician Muhammad Iqbal Zainudin told ST on Mon that he was driving to work at about 8.30pm when…

Parliament: Number of student care centres in schools has tripled since 2012

The number of school-based student care centres has been more than tripled from 50 to 162 over the last six years, with 9 per cent of all primary school pupils now enrolled in such centres. Education Minister Ng…

20,000 people own 3 to 10 private residential properties in Singapore: MND

A total of 20,000 Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and foreigners own three to 10 private residential properties in Singapore, said MND on Mon. In a written answer to a parliamentary question by Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Gan Thiam…

Updated SMRT app shows warnings on train, station congestion

In an effort to soothe increasingly vocal complaints from commuters caught in train delays, rail operator SMRT has rolled out an improved mobile application, which includes a feature estimating the number of trains commuters will have to miss…

PUB to charge contractor for blocking ditch at Tampines Ave 12 that intensified flooding

Authorities will take action against a contractor who built a temporary access road to its construction site at Tampines Ave 12 without approval, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli in Parliament on Mon. In building the access road, Huationg…

Popped tiles in HDB flats likely due to unusually cold weather in Jan: MND

The cooler weather in Jan could have caused a higher number of dislodged tile incidents in HDB flats, said MND in Parliament on Mon. “This was likely due to the unusually cold weather over a prolonged period and…

Smoke seen coming from escalator at Ang Mo Kio MRT station; SMRT staff taken to hospital

Smoke was seen rising from an escalator at Ang Mo Kio MRT station leading to the underground linkway to AMK Hub on Mon afternoon. The escalator has been shut down and the linkway closed “for commuter safety”, said…

Flash floods in Singapore can’t be completely eliminated: Masagos

Flash floods cannot be completely eliminated, even as the Singapore government has invested S$1.2 billion in drainage improvement works, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli. With climate change, more intense rainfall is expected to be the norm in the…

Farmland tender methods encourage innovation, technology

We thank Mr Chan Tzeh Wey and Mr Alex Siow Ching Hai for their views on AVA’s farmland tender launched in Oct last year. Local production is important for Singapore’s food security. Given our land constraints, we must…

Riding safely at Car-Free Sunday SG

We thank Mr Robin Yap Seng Bee for his feedback on Car-Free Sunday SG (Car-free Sunday can be made safer; Jan 31). The safety of participants is a key consideration in the planning and organising of Car-Free Sunday…

Too many accidents involving PMDs

As a family physician practising in the community, I have seen an increasing number of accidents involving PMDs. Each accident is one too many. This is especially so for the vulnerable such as children and the elderly, who…

IATA objects to passengers pre-funding Singapore Changi’s new T5

The airline industry’s most prominent trade body said it objects to any attempts by Singapore to charge travelers to help fund the construction of its new T5 in Changi Airport. IATA is “strongly against any pre-financing of any…

SMRT improves app, stations in effort to help commuters

Transport operator SMRT has announced a series of improvements to its app and stations in an effort to improve commuters’ experience. SMRT-Connect has been updated to include bus services from all operators, not just SMRT ones, the company…

Supermarkets rolling out QR code payment via Nets

Supermarkets have begun to embrace Nets’ QR code, the cashless payment system that hundreds of hawkers have been using since last Sept. It works with a customer scanning a QR code on the payment terminal, which then accepts…

Online filing for neighbour dispute claim launched

Neighbour dispute claims can now be filed online, after the State Courts launched the second phase of the Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS) on Mon. The State Courts said the online system will help parties save time…

En bloc projects running into technical road blocks

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When it comes to en bloc sales, the deal’s not all sewn up when the site is awarded to a property developer. The long-drawn collective sale process at Tampines Court shows that even after a buyer is found,…

Singapore’s REIT sector is the sixth largest globally

Ever since the launch of the first Singapore REIT in 2002, the sector has grown to be sixth largest market globally with a market cap of US$53b, wealth manager Q Investment Partners revealed. There are 37 S-REITs are…

Underground masterplan for Singapore set to be unveiled next year

An underground masterplan that maps out Singapore’s underground spaces and their potential uses is set to be unveiled next year. It will be released as part of the next masterplan guiding Singapore’s development in the medium term, said…

Operator to review safety of City Square ball pit after ‘drowning’ scare

The operator of a newly opened suspended net playground at City Square Mall said on Sun that it will carry out a safety review after a parent claimed she had “the fright of her life” in the ball…

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