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Towards being a global infrastructure hub

Towards being a global infrastructure hub

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There is a universal need for continued investment in both greenfield and ageing infrastructure – commerce and industry need transport infrastructure, energy and utilities and logistics networks while taxpayers require fresh water, healthcare and education provision from either…

NZ family that unknowingly booked illegal Airbnb stay in Singapore turned away

A New Zealand family of four who turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay expecting to pick up apartment keys for a four-night stay booked on Airbnb were devastated when they were told such short-term rents were outlawed.…

How the Sumang Walk EC could affect broader property prices

The Sumang Walk EC site has had everyone’s attention the past few weeks. Having attracted a record $509.37 million bid from developers, it’s likely that the eventual condo will be one of the most expensive in the area.…

Singapore and Paris top world’s most expensive cities

Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the EIU’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with Paris and Zurich tied for second place. APAC and European destinations dominated the ranks of costliest…

New private home sales fall 61.5% in Feb with Chinese New Year lull

Sales of new private homes fell 61.5 per cent in Feb compared to the same month a year ago, according to data released by URA on Thurs. Excluding ECs, developers sold 377 units last month, compared with 979…

Police nab e-scooter rider who allegedly hit woman in Bedok

A 23-year-old man suspected of knocking down a woman while riding an electric scooter has been arrested, said the police on Thurs. He was arrested along Bedok North St 3 on Wed, one week after the alleged incident.…

Season parking holders no longer need to display RFID tag from Apr 1: HDB

Car owners who are season parking holders at HDB carparks will no longer need to display the season parking RFID tag on their vehicles from next month. An HDB spokesman said on Thurs that the RFID tag is…

Sharing culture can work if we take ownership

There are moves to regulate the bike-sharing industry soon, but I wonder why only the bike-sharing operators are being penalised for users’ inconsideration. Are we sending mixed signals when we put a heavier onus on the bike-sharing operators…

Crab hatching in captivity a breakthrough for NParks

At first glance, the tiny, colourless baby crabs kept in tanks at NParks’s Botanic Gardens headquarters are hardly impressive. But looks are deceiving: These crablets, each barely the length of a fingernail, will play a crucial role in…

Marine habitats and their civil advocates

As the volunteer scuba divers descended into the waters off Lazarus Island, which lies south of Singapore, they were treated immediately to the sight of multiple marine animals and plants. Close to 20 per cent of the seabed…

5 things you should do after visiting a showflat, before you sign the purchase agreement

After studying brochures and visiting the exquisite showflat, you think you have found your dream condominium. The agents marketing the development tell you that demand is high and if you are keen, you should decide quickly, maybe even…

Can Perennial revive the ageing Capitol?

Perennial Real Estate Holdings will buy from Chesham Properties its stake in The Capitol Singapore for $528m. DBS Equity Research analyst Rachel Ten noted that PREH could find an upside if it drives operations higher. If PREH is…

How Benjamin Swan is spearheading sustainable farming in Singapore

Built to be completely sealed off from the external environment, Sustenir Agriculture’s high-tech farming facility in the Admiralty industrial estate offers a glimpse of the future for food. The brainchild of Benjamin Swan, a former engineer, the 8,000…

SMRT, McLaren to explore use of F1 technology for train performance monitoring

SMRT Trains and McLaren Applied Technologies have signed a deal to adapt the latter’s race car condition-monitoring technology for the purpose of monitoring the performance of MRT trains. Such technology is commonly used in F1 race cars “to…

Stronger levers needed to lessen vice

We refer to Mr Adam Reutens-Tan’s letter (Restrictions on massage parlours not the best way to tackle vice; Mar 7). Massage establishments (MEs) are regulated to prevent them from being used as fronts for vice activities, or causing…

Old arguments against air-con interchanges apply to bus stops too

The announcement of the new “cool” bus stop on trial outside Plaza Singapura reminds me of when Singapore’s first air-conditioned bus interchange opened in Toa Payoh in 2002. It triggered many letters to the Forum page arguing against…

Growing bird population is worrying

The increase in the bird population in Singapore is causing too much inconvenience and creating health hazards. Judging from the frequent bird encounters at hawker centres, coffee shops and canteens, the bird population has increased substantially. It is…

Reconsider North-South Corridor’s role in car-lite vision

On the one hand, LTA and URA speak glowingly about a car-lite society. On the other hand, they can’t seem to shake off the car in their infrastructural plans (Commuters and cyclists will benefit from North-South Corridor, by…

Minbu Villa up for en bloc sale at $145.8m

Savills launched the public tender for the collective sale of Minbu Villa in the prime Novena neighbourhood at a reserve price of $145.8m or a land rate of $1,355 psf ppr. The 10-storey freehold development comprises 33 apartments…

IOI Properties removes HK Land as partner for prime CBD project

It looks like Malaysia’s IOI Properties will remain solely responsible for the mixed-use development in Singapore’s prime business district, after terminating the agreement with HongKong Land to jointly develop and manage the project. But the news did not…

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