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Waive new airport fees for Pioneer Generation

Currently travellers who fly out of Changi Airport pay $34, but from July 1, there will be an increase of $13.30. By Apr 1, 2024, the total departure fee for passengers departing from Changi Airport will climb to…

Transport app Citymapper offers alternatives when MRT breaks down

At a loss when trains break down? Transport app provider Citymapper has introduced a feature in its wayfinding platform which will not only alert commuters to a rail glitch as soon as it happens, but suggests alternative routes…

Fibre broadband service disrupted for 700 users in Jurong: NetLink Trust

Fibre broadband services were disrupted on Wed due to a cut in a fibre cable, affecting some areas of Jurong. NetLink Trust said that it was notified of a fibre service disruption at 5.52pm and upon subsequent investigation…

Golden flags put up by ‘gold foil’ artist removed by Jalan Besar Town Council over complaints

For the past three days, residents at Blk 108, Jalan Rajah were greeted by the sight of gold flags fluttering from the parapets of the block – but not any more. The flags were removed by the Jalan…

Olina Lodge on the market for $220 million

On Mar 21, the freehold Olina Lodge was launched for collective sale via tender, said Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI). The freehold Olina Lodge has a land area of about 84,289 sqft and is up for sale at a…

Shared-bike parking will be located near homes, facilities

While it is not possible to have bicycle parking spaces on every doorstep, the Government will strive to locate them within a short walk of most households and key facilities. There are now more than 170,000 bicycle parking…

Verdun House launched for sale at $60 million

SRI is marketing the 7,316 sqft Verdun House, which is making its maiden attempt at a collective sale. The price tag on the mixed-use development is $60 million, translating to $2,100 psf ppr. Located next to Mustafa Centre,…

Firm fined $12,000 for water pollution says it is taking steps to improve practices

Tat Seng Packaging Group, which was fined $12,000 for discharging copper-tainted water above the allowable limit, said it views the matter seriously and has looked into ways of minimising the impact of waste water discharged into the environment.…

Five philanthropists to build Singapore’s first assisted-living facility

A group of five philanthropists from Singapore have come together to develop the first purpose-built assisted living facility here that will allow seniors with mobility issues to retain their independence and live on their own, instead of in…

Singapore’s first medical clinic for intellectually disabled opens

It is not only 61-year-old retiree Mr Harold Tan who struggles when he has to take his intellectually disabled daughter Dawn to the polyclinic. Doctors are also ill-equipped to communicate with the 22-year-old and can find it difficult…

Freehold Joo Chiat commercial building for sale from $18 mil

A freehold, four-storey-with-attic commercial building along Joo Chiat Road has been put up for sale by EOI, with a guide price of $18 million to $20 million, or $969 to $1,077 psf. The property has a 4,686 sqft…

One Raffles Place to undergo AEI with launch of co-working space

OUE Commercial REIT (OUE C-REIT) announced that One Raffles Place Shopping Mall will be undergoing an AEI from mid-2018 onwards. The highlight of the AEI will be a new co-working space called Spaces which will occupy more than…

Are Changi Airport’s new departure charges justifiable?

From July 1, Changi Airport is raising the airport tax for departing passengers from S$34.00 to S$47.30, increasing it by almost 40 per cent. This includes a new Airport Development Levy of S$10.80. The increase in fees and…

No collection of abandoned shared bike, so what can the public do?

In Jan, I noticed that there was an ofo shared bicycle with a seat missing, left near my apartment. I used the OneService mobile application to report the matter to MSO, and one month later, the bike was…

Penalties should be imposed for littering of shared bikes

Under the amendments made to the Parking Places Act in Parliament on Mar 20, users caught parking shared bikes indiscriminately more than three times a year will be temporarily banned from renting from any bike-sharing operators. This is…

Partial works resume at collapsed Upper Changi East viaduct

Eight months after the collapse of an under-construction PIE viaduct at Upper East Coast Road killed one worker and injured 10 others, partial works on the project have resumed despite investigations into the tragic incident are still ongoing.…

Changi Airport T2 to undergo major facelift; works to start 2019 and end by 2024

Changi Airport T2 will undergo a multimillion-dollar major facelift, with works expected to start next year and end by 2024, ST has learnt. The works at T2 will include upgrading the facility with, for example, new check-in areas…

Turtle museum deserves to stay open

It was sad to hear that Singapore’s one and only Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum was set for eviction from the Chinese Garden at the end of this month. It is good to see passionate and strong individuals…

Leave thermal fogging to proper authorities

NEA’s letter in response to concerns about the safety of thermal fogging, gave the assurance that fogging was safe (Focus is on reducing Aedes mosquito’s breeding habitats; Mar 10). Indeed, cypermethrin, the active ingredient in thermal fogging, is…

Act against landed property owners who reserve parking spaces on road

The recent incident of nails found embedded in the tyres of a car has turned parking in private estates from a social issue into a criminal one. Private home owners often place their rubbish bins and other items…

Deferred income assessment helps young couples secure first flat earlier

We thank Ms Cheryl Chiam for her letter (Extend delayed income assessment for BTO flats to current buyers; Mar 10). The flexibility to defer the assessment of income for housing grants and loans is intended to help young…

Conserve landmarks judiciously

The collective sale fever running high among strata title owners at People’s Park Complex, People’s Park Centre, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower raises questions of urban renewal and attachments to places that are worth examining. When…

Fire breaks out at Choa Chu Kang flat, no injuries reported

A fire broke out in a HDB flat at Choa Chu Kang St 51 on Wed morning. SCDF said that they were alerted to the fire in a tenth floor flat at Blk 509 at about 8.20am. The…

Less waste generated, but Singapore also recycled less last year

The Republic may envision itself as a zero-waste nation, but new statistics show the country still has some way to go in achieving this. Despite the slew of measures to make recycling easier, people recycled less waste last…

Funding Changi Airport T5? Look at Hong Kong, Incheon airports’ expansion

In six years’ time, come 2024, it’ll cost passengers S$62.30 to depart from Changi Airport in passenger fees and levies. That’s an 83 per cent spike from the current S$34. To cushion the impact, travellers will start paying…

Foodpanda to open central kitchen with dine-in option

Foodpanda will be opening a central kitchen with a dine-in space, in a first by a food delivery service provider in Singapore. Located in Woodlands, Favourites by Foodpanda will officially open on Fri, and will deliver food in…

Far East-led consortium places 3 of total 15 bids for Holland site

Property giant Far East Organization – which has been lagging its rivals in a land shopping binge in the past year or so – is leading a consortium that has placed three bids for a prime commercial and…

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