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UEM Sunrise to establish co-working spaces in S’pore

Malaysian developer UEM Sunrise on Thurs entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Australian builder BlackWall in a bid to jointly establish and operate sustainable co-working spaces under the WOTSO brand in Malaysia and Singapore. Among the iconic…

What will drive property tech trend in 2018?

Across the board, conversations about PropTech are becoming more frequent. With the rise of innovation, data democratisation and our growing understanding of how technology can give birth to new opportunities, improve business performance and enhance the end-user experience,…

Jetstar sees changes to flights as Singapore airport fees rise

Qantas Airways’ budget arm Jetstar said Singapore’s move to raise passenger fees at its Changi Airport will compel the carrier to “shift flights around” to cope with changes in demand and may impact the city-state’s aviation hub status.…

More pedestrian overhead bridges to be fitted with lifts

To make pedestrian overhead bridges more accessible for the elderly and disabled, LTA will equip another 27 of them with lifts in the next three years. The authority awarded two contracts last Dec for the project. For a…

Hindu temple in Sengkang reopens after $4m renovation

Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple (AVGMT) in Sengkang has reopened after a year-long renovation. Costing over $4 million, the renovation of the temple includes a new facade, upgraded facilities and a multi-purpose hall. AVGMT is an amalgamation of…

UOL ‘still eyeing residential sites’

UOL Group is still on the lookout for more residential sites with strong attributes in Singapore, despite having secured a few sites ahead of the run-up in land prices. Deputy group CEO Liam Wee Sin, however, expressed concern…

How OUE could craft its exit strategy for OUE Downtown

OUE’S full-year results released recently revealed that its revamped Downtown property in Shenton Way helped to contribute to an increase in the group’s revenue. The mixed-development’s retail podium, Downtown Gallery, opened in May last year, followed by the…

Two key areas to reduce waste

Singapore has designated this year as its Year of Climate Action. The announcement of plans to implement various regulatory initiatives to help our country reduce its carbon emissions is commendable. But I believe we can do more. There…

Immigration counter shouldn’t be just for able-bodied S’poreans

As a wheelchair user, I was wheeled to clear immigration not through the counter for Singaporeans but through the counter meant for non-Singaporeans late last year while returning from a trip abroad. I was disappointed at having to…

HDB owners bought 10,517 private homes in 2017

This chart from ET&Co shows the buyers with HDB addresses bought 10,517 units in 2017, higher by 11.34% than 9,446 units in 2016, although the increase could be higher as some buyers were not identified. According to its…

Applying for a BTO and then breaking up – How much will it cost you

Breakups are one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Your self-esteem gets crushed, you feel unwanted and unloved, and you’ve got to deal with the prospect of being alone forevermore. Unfortunately, it gets worse.…

“Singapore’s current rule on home sharing is not feasible” – Airbnb regional director, Siew Kum Hong

To say that Airbnb is a global phenomenon is not farfetched. Since inception a decade ago, Airbnb has expanded to 81,000 cities in the world, with 4.5 million listings available for booking. 400 guests checked into listings in…

Meet the man who transformed an unprofitable ‘Kopitiam’ eatery into a Chinese restaurant empire

Back in 1987, Fong Chi Chung left his hometown of Putian – a small agricultural village in China – to move to Singapore and set up a factory selling electronic parts with his brother. The factory in Paya…

NEL train stalls at Punggol MRT station, passengers ‘stuck in train’

A train on NEL stalled on Fri morning as it pulled into Punggol MRT station, with passengers forced to disembark using the emergency exits, according to a witness. “This morning, a train stalled just as it was pulling…

Bus scanners installed at Tuas Checkpoint as MHA ups border security

MHA will increase spending in technology “significantly”, with Second Minister Josephine Teo highlighting bus scanners at Tuas Checkpoint and a “bio-surveillance programme” as examples of such investments. “As an illustration, my ministry’s annual investment in technology infrastructure, sensors…

Muscled out: Singapore’s native green mussels face competition from foreign species

Singapore’s native green mussels are at risk of being displaced by a competing species from the Atlantic waters near South America. The Mytella strigata, commonly known as charru mussels, was first discovered in our shores by accident in…

Synchronisation issue between signalling equipment led to recent DTL delay

Train delays along DTL on Thurs were due to a “synchronisation issue between two sets of signalling equipment”. On Fri evening, LTA and SBS Transit said the synchronisation issue resulted in a “speed restriction and the prohibition of…

Smart ‘eyes’ to enhance surveillance operations on Jurong Island

For a number of days over the past year, Cpl James Tan has been standing atop one of the many observation towers dotting Jurong Island as part of his Protection of Installation (POI) duties, his gaze fixed on…

S’pore needs to make room for home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb

I refer to the report, “Two Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to unauthorised short-term rentals” (Feb 27). Last year, laws were passed to make it illegal for homeowners to lease their entire apartments or rooms for short stays…

Punggol Digital District to house Singapore’s most high-tech campus

The Global Indian Intl School (GIIS) announced on Wed that it is poised to build Singapore’s most technologically advanced smart campus in the upcoming Punggol Digital District (PDD). The campus is expected to be among the first completed…

Hollandia in District 10 sold for $183.38m

The 48-unit Hollandia development at the junction of Holland Road and Queensway has been sold through a collective sale to FEC Properties for $183.38 million, or a unit land rate of about $1,703 psf ppr. FEC Properties is…

Expected home price hike driven by record land sales

Private home prices in Singapore are anticipated to rise further in the future on the back of record sums offered by developers for government land and en bloc sites, according to Knight Frank’s research head Alice Tan. The…

Savills appoints Marcus Loo as MD

Savills Singapore has appointed Marcus Loo as its MD with effect from Mar 2. Loo was previously executive director at Savills Singapore for close to three years. Prior to joining Savills, he spent 13 years at Colliers Singapore…

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