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Chatime to open first Singapore outlet this year

Malaysia’s Will Group is planning to open first Chatime Singapore outlet this year. The first two stores will be opened inside shopping malls, with a third scheduled for Jewel Changi Airport next year. The group is also negotiating…

Food wastage: Time to get more businesses to do their part

It was reported that there is about 791,000 tons of food wasted yearly in Singapore. However, I would like to know what proportion of the food waste generated a year is from households and how much is from…

New regulation drives bike-sharing operators forward, not burden them

The concept of bicycle sharing, in theory, fits well with Singapore’s push to be a smarter, greener, healthier and car-lite society. It offers an apparently cheap and convenient solution to provide commuters with first and last-mile connectivity to…

LTA to trial satellite-based ERP, number plate recognition systems

Trails for the next-generation satellite-based ERP system — which charges motorists for the distance they travel on congested roads, rather than a flat fee once they enter an ERP zone — are currently being tested by LTA. To…

Incorporate shared bikes into public transport system

Other than regulating operators’ fleet sizes and passing new rules to curb the abuse of bike-sharing, LTA should consider the feasibility of licensing bicycle operators, similar to the bus contracting model. LTA could designate specific sectors, like the…

Park cars where they belong

Ms Sabrina Chew seems to miss the point – that roads running through private landed estates are still public roads and not privately owned. Such roads are usually narrow, no more than the width of two or three…

Draw up parking spaces in private estates

I disagree that we should continue to adopt LTA’s “community approach” in advising residents to ensure the objects they place outside their houses do not obstruct others, in the hope that this problem will be resolved over time.…

Saving sewers from toxic water

Eighteen companies were fined a total of $112,500 in a span of just four months, for dumping toxic industrial used water in sewers here. Each firm was fined $3,500 to $13,500 between last Nov and Feb this year.…

A work of devotion: Little India temple gets $4m facelift

For more than a year, devotees at the 164-year-old Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple have been sharing sacred space with 20 artisans and a score of other workmen. Scaffolding towers over their heads as they stream into the main…

The humble rope – a tool in wildlife conservation

On your next visit to Upper Seletar Reservoir in the Mandai area, look out for a thin rope stretching across the water. You may catch a glimpse of a squirrel, or, if you are lucky, the rare Raffles’…

Will rising DC affect property prices?

Development Charge (DC) in Singapore has been going up in several areas. The latest hike occurred Feb this year. This isn’t usually the sort of thing average Singaporeans pay attention to since it’s the property developers who pay…

Far East Group sells headquarters for $27m

Far East Group sold the property of its regional headquarters at 112 Lavender St for $27m. The property is a freehold four-storey building with a net book value of $4.2m. Far East Group has recently bought a property…

Free staff parking at schools a ‘taxable benefit’, not in line with clean wage policy: MOE

Explaining the move to charge teachers for parking their cars in schools, MOE said in response to media queries that it has “become increasingly clear that the current treatment of allowing school staff to park for free constitutes…

Restaurateur behind The Naked Finn launches new dining pop-up to groom next generation of chefs

Call it a homecoming for restaurateur Tan Ken Loon of seafood restaurant The Naked Finn and Nekkid bar. A decade after his now-defunct bespoke cocktail bar Klee opened in Portsdown Road, Mr Tan, 43, is returning to the…

Teachers to pay for parking at schools from Aug 1

Teachers at all national schools and JCs will have to pay for parking at school premises from Aug 1, following a carpark policy review for schools. Teachers TODAY spoke to confirmed that staff at the schools and JCs…

Sembawang adult disability home to start operations in Apr

A new home in Sembawang for adults with intellectual disabilities will start operations in Apr, MSF said, after initial reports said it would be built by Mar 2016 – a date later pushed to end-2017. A spokesperson for…

70% of units at The Tapestry in Tampines snapped up

Around 70 per cent, or 315, of the 450 units released at The Tapestry in Tampines were snapped up over the weekend. The average price psf is $1,310. Yesterday, developer City Developments (CDL) said all unit types had…

Affordable properties with en bloc potential in Central Singapore

The average price across the 21,862 private non-landed residential property transactions in 2017 is $1,404 psf, according to URA caveat data as at Mar 21. This is a 3.6% y-o-y increase from $1,355 psf. The uptrend in transacted…

New luxury condos in prime districts could hit $3,500 psf

Pacific Mansion’s purchase price of $980 million translates into a land rate of $1,806 psf ppr, which means the new freehold development on the site is likely to have selling prices in the range of $3,000 to $3,200…

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