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Teachers, soldiers should be granted free parking perk

It is deplorable that the Government is imposing parking fees in schools and army camps. First, schools and army camps are not public places. They are usually guarded and closed off to the public, so not everybody can…

5 myths of tax filing of rental income

Here are five common myths some property investors believe that can cost them when it comes to paying taxes.

Tax filing for landlords made easy

A hefty $7.37 million in taxes and penalties have been recovered by the taxman in the past three years following audits on 1,500 taxpayers concerning their rental income. That alone should serve as a stark reminder that we…

New rental model offers sense of community, convenience

Bartender Benedict Poh has given up the comforts of his family home to fork out almost half his pay on a room in a Joo Chiat apartment that he shares with five others. Mr Poh belongs to a…

New columbarium to open in 2019, by company embroiled in Sengkang saga

A company that caused an uproar with Sengkang residents in 2015, over plans to build a commercial columbarium near housing estates at Fernvale Link, will be opening a new columbarium in Mar 2019. Called GoldHill Memorial Centre, the…

Three-bedroom duplex at Orchard Scotts sees $1.03 mil loss

A three-bedroom duplex at the 387-unit Orchard Scotts in Newton was sold for $3.45 million ($1,587 psf) on Mar 16, marking the first transaction at the development in 2018, according to caveats lodged as at Mar 27. The…

Short-term rentals at private properties can throw up a host of operational issues

It makes no sense to allow short-term rentals at all private properties, even if these are subjected to some caveats, when one also acknowledges the immense challenges of regulating such a market (Airbnb rules, Singapore-style; Mar 18). Opinion…

Give free rein to art and culture in civic spaces

In many countries, unauthorised works of art are often not removed and their artists remain unpunished. This is not the case in Singapore, where strict regulations are strongly and promptly enforced. Yet this approach appears to dampen the…

Base Primary 1 registration solely on proximity

The recent announcement on balloting for Pri 1 admission into schools has raised an important question: Is there a better way of allocating children to primary schools. The only question we must ask ourselves is whether all schools…

Regular surveys conducted to boost recycling efforts

We thank Ms Francine Chu for her letter and recycling efforts (Charge people for amount of non-recyclable waste discarded; Mar 24). NEA conducts regular surveys and studies to find out what motivates people to recycle. Based on surveys…

Address noise, privacy issues arising from flying of drones

In recent years, drone racing has become increasingly popular in Singapore. This has led to more individuals practising with drones in open fields and carparks. A number of these are in residential areas, where enthusiasts can be seen…

If this is home, truly, it should look like home

Steel, glass, Starbucks, Uniqlo. Looking out at the skyline to anchor ourselves in this perfectly functional but completely generic city we call home in the near future, what might Singaporeans see? Moshe Safdie’s three phallic structures rising out…

Govt to help with cleanup, rebuilding of damaged farms

The Government will support the cleanup and rebuilding efforts of Lim Chu Kang farmers whose premises were damaged by a torrential downpour and unusually strong winds on Fri, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and…

Why charges are needed to help pay for T5: CAG chairman Liew Mun Leong

There is no doubt that Liew Mun Leong has had an illustrious career. The current chairman of CAG was also the founding President and CEO of CapitaLand Group, between 1996 and 2012. At 72, you might think that…

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