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Midnight at Cuppage Plaza: Where Japanese salarymen keep loneliness at bay

I’ve eaten at Cuppage Plaza countless times, and the building certainly underscores this. Food tastes decent and is mostly affordable, while the noisy Japanese banter surrounding my seat reassures me that I’ve not made a poor decision in…

Datuk Seri Najib: Proposal for single checkpoint at Causeway

Travellers may only be checked once under a proposal to improve flow at the Johor Cause­way, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The PM said the plan was for people going to Singapore to be checked in the…

Trips on DTL up by more than 50% after DTL 3 opening: LTA

Since the opening of DTL3, daily weekday ridership on the DTL has grown by more than 50 per cent, LTA said on Sat. Daily weekday ridership on the DTL grew from 300,000 to 470,000 following the opening of…

Coffee-shop chain Broadway acquires 23 branches from rival S11 for $200 million

Coffee-shop chain Broadway has bought out 23 coffee shops from rival chain S11, doubling the number of its branches, according to Chinese-language evening paper Shin Min Daily News on Sat. The acquisition is estimated to cost $200 million,…

220 plots under NParks community gardening scheme snapped up in 3 hours

Some 470 hobbyist gardeners woke up early on Sat in the hope of securing a plot at five parks around Singapore. Before registration for a popular community gardening programme opened at 9am, queues had already formed at Bedok…

What do seniors want when it comes to neighbourhood hangouts?

Philanthropic organisation Lien Foundation, an advocate for quality pre-school and eldercare services, has commissioned local firm Colours to come up with 10 innovative senior living concepts and locate them in underused and overlooked plots of land in Singapore.…

Pet paradise, yay or nay? Pet cafe owners say it’s a dog-eat-dog world

Feline lover Elaine Tee owns a three-year-old American shorthair cat, but that has not stopped her from visiting cat cafes around the island, and even abroad. Well-travelled and savvy, Ms Tee is one of many pet-loving Singaporeans who…

En bloc wars erupt once more, turning neighbours into foes

Seven years after the last en bloc fever, many Singaporeans living in condominiums scattered across the island are once again caught up in a world where neighbours become millionaires or bitter enemies overnight, and a pot of gold…

En-bloc sales ‘fracture’ communities, veteran architect says

Like many Singaporeans, veteran architect Tan Cheng Siong is watching the latest en-bloc craze closely — but for a different reason. Two of the property developments which he had designed, Pearl Bank in 1976 and Pandan Valley in…

Oxley: All about timing

Last year, Oxley Holdings’ outsized appetite for development sites in Singapore led to a $2 billion buying spree, including en bloc sites purchased jointly with partners. The transaction value is equivalent to Oxley’s market capitalisation of $2.08 billion…

More luxury condos sold for above $3,000 psf

Between Jan 23 and 30, two units at The Nassim fetched prices above $3,500 psf, according to caveats lodged with URA. The first was a 3,897 sqft, four-bedroom unit on the fourth floor, which was sold for $14…

100m underpass to Bukit Panjang MRT station opens after year-long delay

Bukit Panjang residents in Senja estate now have an underground linkway connecting them to a third entrance of Bukit Panjang MRT station. This comes after years of lobbying and delays in the construction project. The new entrance –…

Lien Foundation leads call for a rethink on spaces and living concepts for seniors

Who says spaces for the elderly have to look like void deck daycare centres? An upcoming facility in Chong Boon, Ang Mo Kio, will offer elderly residents a place to exercise, have a health check or just hang…

App identifying barrier-free routes for wheelchair users in the works

A route-planning app for wheelchair users in the works, with the aim of locating barrier-free routes in public housing heartlands. The app will also be able to predict the shortest possible routes for wheelchair-using residents to get around,…

More green walkways for NParks’ City in a Garden vision

Over the course of two weeks, young plants have been growing along a walkway in Bukit Timah Road. Though they are barely 30cm tall right now, they will eventually flower fully and cover the metal and plastic structure…

Eight companies clinch 10 plots of land for vegetable farming

Eight companies, including two new entrants to the farming scene here, have clinched the first batch of land parcels offered by AVA through a fixed-price tender method. AVA announced on Fri that it had awarded 10 of the…

Why Singapore needs Changi Airport T5, to fly higher

One question Mr Ong Chee Chiau gets asked a lot is why T5 will be so big – Changi Airport’s largest terminal by far – as opposed to building three smaller ones gradually. The latter “seems like a…

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