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Singapore skyline dims to mark Earth Hour

Singapore’s skyline went dim for an hour on Sat evening, as downtown landmarks like Gardens by the Bay, the ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer joined businesses across the island in switching off their lights for Earth Hour at…

Add second escalator at older MRT stations

Some of the older MRT stations in Singapore, built in the 80s, have only one escalator and a long flight of stairs beside it. Some examples are Raffles Place MRT station’s Exit I, going down from AIA Tower,…

Charge people for amount of non-recyclable waste discarded

Despite measures to make recycling easier, people here recycled less waste last year. Now, there are blue recycling bins that do not require people to sort their rubbish. But other problems continue. Given the small size of most…

Include commuter experience in fare computation

I am appalled by the new formula for the computation of public transport fare. Previously, factors such as oil price and inflation were easy to understand. When oil prices go up, electricity prices go up, too, leading to…

Anti-malaria oil used as interim fix

We thank Mr Steven Lo Chock Fei for his feedback (Oiling stagnant water can’t be permanent solution; Mar 14). The key strategy to mosquito control is source reduction. Infrastructure, such as drains, needs to be maintained regularly to…

Unfair to pass cost of poor management to commuters

The Government’s intention to increase transport fares, citing rising operating costs, could have been avoided with better management. If SMRT, the rail operator of the NSEWL, had stuck to its upgrading and maintenance schedule instead of piling up…

Animals affected by Mandai park works: Wildlife groups

New homes for exotic animals are now being built in leafy Mandai, as construction of the new Rainforest Park and relocated Bird Park is under way. But according to wildlife groups, native animals that once called the Mandai…

Redeveloped Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital marks end of major revamp with community event

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) opened its doors on Sat to about 800 people for its first community event since redevelopment works that have transformed it into the largest single-site nursing home in Singapore were completed. The $96-million…

From floating solar farms, to HDB rooftops: Where Singapore’s sun-powered future lies

It might seem obvious that in sunny Singapore, there’s an abundance of a natural resource to be tapped for our energy needs, and a more sustainable future. So one might wonder: Why does the island currently draw only…

Jurong Lake Gardens West to open in early 2019; largest water lilies collection part of attraction

From the largest collection of water lilies in Singapore, to roaming the gardens in autonomous vehicles, these are some of the attractions Singaporeans can look forward to when construction for the Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) Central and East…

Inside a $29.8 mil mansion

Located on Old Holland Road and partially hidden from street view is a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) with a neat picket fence. The grand proportions of the house point to a classical design. The decorative frieze running along…

Fairhaven sold en bloc for $57 million

Gioia Fund Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed investment holding company, Lafe Corp, emerged the buyer of the 15-unit Fairhaven. According to Yong Choon Fah, JLL national director, who brokered the sale, the site had attracted “several…

First transaction at St Regis Residences this year results in $2 mil loss

The first transaction at St Regis Residences this year turned out to be the most unprofitable deal in the week of Mar 6 to 13, as revealed by the matching of URA caveat data as at Mar 20.…

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