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DTL train, stations showcase work by artists with autism

Spot something different about your commute on the DTL? A train and four interchange stations – Bugis, Newton, Serangoon and Tampines – have been decked out with artwork from artists from Pathlight School, an autism-focused school. The month-long…

14 residential tenders closing in H1 to yield 4,900 units

Developers can expect about 4,900 units in the pipeline from 14 residential tenders that will close in the remainder of H1 2018, Maybank Kim Eng said. According to a report, these comprise of 1,400 GLS and 3,500 private…

OrangeTee Research: Jan-Feb prices surpass previous peaks across most market segments

Private home prices have risen to unprecedented records in the first two months of this year. Prices of non-landed homes in the luxury (CCR), mid-tier (RCR) and mass market segments (OCR) have all shot ahead of their previous…

Multi-dimensional study unveiled for Orchard Road redux

Once a magnet for global tourists and regional shoppers, Orchard Road is today losing its draw as stores along the world-famous shopping belt battle disruption from online shopping to overseas shopping. But help is on the way: URA…

CACHE converts CWT Commodity Hub’s lease structure to multi-tenancy

CWT Commodity Hub, located at 24 Penjuru Road will be converted from a master lease to a multi-tenancy lease structure, Cache Logistics Trust said. Cache CEO Daniel Cerf noted that the property has achieved a committed occupancy of…

Rental volume of HDB flats jumped 45.3% in Mar

The rental volume of private condos and HDB flats from Feb to Mar 2018 jumped 28.3% and 45.3% respectively, SRX property revealed. For the month, there were 4,580 private condo units and 2,036 HDB flats rented. On a…

How we can better chart Singapore’s urban future

The city state of Singapore, at just 720 sqkm, is about half the size of metropolitan London. Yet it has to house many facilities to support its economic and social growth, including major uses such as airports and…

Path to smooth bike-sharing is paved with tech solutions

Over the past year, photos of shared-bike graveyards in China – where the global bike-sharing boom first started – have gone viral, depicting thousands of unused and damaged bikes piled high in landfills the size of football fields.…

Let’s talk more about Singapore heritage

Hawker heritage and pilgrimages to Kusu Island are among 50 things that feature in Singapore’s first intangible cultural heritage inventory. The inventory aims to kick-start a nationwide conversation about what the Republic’s nomination should be for its first…

Tampines Changkat CC to be upgraded by 2019

Tampines Changkat CC will undergo a facelift by early next year. The upgrading, which will take about 18 months, is being based on feedback from 600 or so residents who were consulted on how to improve programmes and…

Upcoming Raffles Place skyscraper is named CapitaSpring; JP Morgan secured as first anchor tenant

CapitaSpring (former Golden Shoe Car Park) will be the name of the tallest and greenest buildings in Raffles Place. The 51-storey skyscraper at 88 Market St has also secured its first anchor office tenant, JP Morgan, ahead of…

KL-SG high-speed rail attracts 6 potential bidders for AssetCo tender

The joint tender called by SG HSR and MyHSR Corp, for a private-financed assets company (AssetsCo) to work on the KL-Singapore HSR project has attracted six potential bidders, says Bernama news agency. The bidders are expected to submit…

Scientists develop new construction method to create stronger buildings

A new technique of mixing concrete could make buildings more durable and put wood waste to good use, shared researchers from NUS on Thurs. The researchers found that combining cement with recycled saw dust made from wood waste…

Properties sold en bloc since 2017 expected to yield 20,000 redeveloped units

This chart from Maybank Kim Eng shows that 5,500 units sold for redevelopment since 2017 are likely to re-emerge as 20,000 units, intensifying redevelopment by 3.7x. These 5,500 units came from Singapore’s en bloc sale fever. Collectively, these…

Aging HDB flat owners need to be bailed out by a “wall of money”

Chris Kuan, a prominent socio-economic commentator and a retired banker, has suggested that HDB flat owners whose leases are running out soon may only be “saved” by a bail out of a “wall of money”. Well, the only…

Aim for higher standards when dealing with waste

The discussion on plastic bags has not led to a decision on legislation to curb their use. Discouraging the use of plastic bags could have been done either by imposing a token levy or by encouraging alternatives. While…

Don’t put death in the middle of lively beach

NEA could do better than to choose the stretch of beach and sea at Tanah Merah for a sea burial facility (Sea burial facility to be built at Tanah Merah; Apr 6). The area is popular with the…

Concern over personal freedom, privacy with smart lamp posts

It has been a few days since the announcement of plans for a trial of smart lamp posts (Smart street lamps with high-tech sensors set for trial; Apr 8). I find the seeming lack of public response to…

Lian Beng unit gunning for Catalist listing

SLB Development, a spin-off from mainboard-listed Lian Beng Group, is seeking to be listed on SGX’s Catalist Board. The property developer is offering 238 million shares at $0.23 each, comprising 230 million shares by way of placement and…

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