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Students develop solar cone and other energy-efficient projects under new initiative

A locally designed solar cone, which absorbs more than five times the solar energy compared to a solar panel, could help generate energy for residential use and reduce utility costs. The solar cone, or Scone, has an inverted…

PUB investigating discoloured water supply in Serangoon, Beng Wan and Bendemeer Roads

PUB is investigating reports of discoloured water spotted by residents in Serangoon Road, Beng Wan Road and Bendemeer Road on Tues. A reader of The Straits Times, who declined to be named, alerted ST to the incident, saying…

38 Oxley Road report: Lee Hsien Yang, Lee Wei Ling’s views will be lodged for future reference, says ministerial committee

Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling’s comments on Tues in response to the report on 38 Oxley Road will be lodged with the Cabinet Secretary for a future government’s reference, said the ministerial committee on…

Lee Kuan Yew wanted 38 Oxley Road demolished: Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling

Mr Lee Hsien Yang has said that he hopes a future government will grant his father’s last wish to demolish their family home, in response to a report by a ministerial committee on 38 Oxley Road. Mr Lee,…

En-bloc sales’ total value this year expected to trump 2017’s; new record high on the cards?

En bloc fever continued unabated in the first quarter of 2018, with 17 successful residential en bloc sales valued at S$5.83 billion already chalked up between Jan and last month. This amounted to over 70 per cent of…

Ascendas REIT divests 30 Old Toh Tuck Road for $24 mil

Ascendas REIT (AREIT) is selling its property on 30 Old Toh Tuck Road to Soon Bee Huat Trading for $24 million. The property is a five-storey ramp-up logistics building with a GFA of 16.353 sqft and an occupancy…

Do more to keep public toilets clean

Over the years, there have been many campaigns to promote good toilet manners in Singapore. However, the situation does not seem to have improved as many public toilets, especially in schools, canteens and coffee shops, do not seem…

Seniors facing problems selling old flats

The notion that owning a HDB flat is an investment for old age is no longer valid today. This is made worse by the announcement by MND Minister Lawrence Wong that not all old HDB flats will be…

Preserve Farrer Park site for its historic firsts

I was saddened to read of the impending demolition of the sports structures around the Farrer Park fields. The site had been the venue of many historic firsts. The boxing gym which opened in 1968 was where Syed…

Fewer CBD spaces but parking still available

Despite a sizeable reduction in the number of parking spots in CBD in recent years, a check by ST found that many downtown carparks still have available season parking spots. The district lost 704 carpark spaces in July…

Carparks may become less relevant: Panel

It is a question that might sound preposterous to any driver who has ever circled a carpark looking for a vacant spot, but it is one urban planners and developers are increasingly grappling with: Are too many carparks…

When red-light means go: Hotel 81 founder Choo Chong Ngen’s entrepreneurial journey

The prospect of a real estate investment in Singapore’s red-light district would make most investors hesitate for fear that a seedy surrounding would depress prices. But for entrepreneurial hotelier Choo Chong Ngen, only a couple of things mattered:…

MD charged with abetment of housing offences

A 53-year-old woman was charged on Mon for abetting in housing foreign workers in overcrowded private residential premises. Zhou Fengxing, MD of Sino Star, faces 21 charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA), said MOM and…

Archaeology-related activities to feature at Singapore Heritage Festival

History fans can soon visit excavation pits at the Singapore Art Museum’s (SAM) front lawn as the museum undergoes an archaeological investigation. The investigation, which is free for public viewing, is also part of the Singapore Heritage Festival,…

2 teens arrested for Sembawang carpark graffiti

Two teenagers suspected to be behind the graffiti at a Sembawang multi-storey carpark have been arrested for vandalism, police said on Tues. It was reported in Mar that graffiti were found on the walls of three floors of…

Far East H-Trust completes acquisition of Oasia Hotel Downtown

Far East Hospitality Trust (Far East H-Trust) completed the acquisition of the four-star Oasia Hotel Downtown at 100 Peck Seah St on Mon, according to an SGX filing. Known for its red exterior clad in lush greenery, the…

Unit at Wallich Residence sold for $3,832 psf

Sales at Wallich Residence at Tanjong Pagar Centre have picked up pace in Mar. So far this month, four units were sold at the ultra-luxury condo perched on top of the 38-storey Guoco Tower at GuocoLand’s $3.2 billion…

Fallen trees damage graves at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery

About 200 trees fell at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery last Fri after a storm, causing damage to at least 70 graves, according to a statement by NEA. The trees were knocked down by strong wind gusts, which also…

Singaporean Airbnb hosts fined $60,000 each over unauthorised rentals

Two Singaporean Airbnb hosts on Tues were fined $60,000 each for letting out apartments without official permission, the first such case in the city-state under new rules against short-term rentals. Housing agents Terence Tan En Wei and Yao…

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