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E-scooter registration: Proposal ‘too blunt’ a step

Requiring all electric scooter riders to register their devices may be too blunt and heavy-handed a measure, said interest groups and retailers yesterday. They say e-scooter users are a diverse group, ranging from commuters who use the devices…

EL Development plans a hotel with over 300 rooms on Hill St

EL Development is planning to develop a mid- to high-end business hotel with more than 300 rooms on the Hill St site that it is buying for S$118 million from Singtel. “We have not finalised on the concept…

Education, infrastructure and fiscal sustainability vital to S’pore’s future: Chan Chun Sing

Minister in PM’s Office Chan Chun Sing cited the need to continue investing “seriously” in infrastructure for the next generation while maintaining the country’s long-term fiscal sustainability and discipline. In the next financial year, the Government’s education spending…

S’pore must ensure adequate supply of water to meet growing needs ‘by the 2050s’

The Republic must make sure it has an adequate supply of water to meet the growing needs of households and industries by the 2050s, before the expiry of the second water agreement with Malaysia, Minister in PM’s Office…

SPH unit submits joint bid to manage Singapore Expo

A unit of SPH has thrown its hat into the ring for a government tender to become the managers of Singapore Expo for 10 years from 2019, in a three-cornered fight involving incumbent SingEx Venues and a unit…

More than 90% of flats taken up under HDB’s first ROF exercise

About 93 per cent of flats offered under the first ROF exercise have been taken up, said HDB on Sat. The sales exercise was launched last Aug, pooling all flats which remain unsold after previous SBF exercises. It…

Budget 2018: Is enhanced proximity grant enough to sway home buyers to resale flats?

Prospective home buyer Alfred Lau plans to apply for a BTO flat in the upcoming May 2018 sales exercise together with his girlfriend and hopes to get a flat near his parents in Hougang. With the revised proximity…

Two new intl schools open, targeting cost-conscious expats

Two new intl schools that cater to families on a tighter budget have opened for enrolment, in response to growing demand from increasingly cost-conscious expatriates. Launched by Middleton Intl School (MIS) will begin classes at its second campus…

NEA inspections ‘thorough’ despite recent hygiene lapses by some ‘A’-rated restaurants

Whenever NEA officers drop by for a surprise inspection, Lola’s Cafe co-founder June Tan gets a little jumpy. “Every time they come, we are very worried that we didn’t do something right,” she saidA. “I guess that shows…

No need to be heartless in drive to go cashless

As a young person, I am comfortable with cashless payments and the use of ATM cards for ez-link top-ups and so on. However, some people clearly do not feel the same way. For some of these people, and…

Singapore still lags in global urban farming push

Even as the trend of urban farming has taken root in major city centres around the world, Singapore has lagged behind in this global push. Paris, for example, has gone big on urban farming with Mayor Anne Hidalgo…

Seller at D’Chateau @ Shelford suffers loss of $1.22 million

A 1,948 sqft, three-bedroom unit at the freehold D’Chateau @ Shelford in prime District 11 changed hands for $1.83 million ($939 psf) on Feb 7. The transaction resulted in a $1.07 million (37%) loss for the seller, who…

Redas chief: BSD tweak unlikely to derail housing recovery

Should buyers be expecting higher home prices with the recent hike to the top marginal rate for buyer’s stamp duty (BSD)? The answer may be “yes”, going by comments from Augustine Tan, president of Redas. He said on…

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