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Man fined $71,500 for unregistered estate agency work

A 36-year-old man was fined $71,500 on Wed after pleading guilty to eight charges of posing as a property agent without being registered with CEA. If he can’t pay the fine, he will be jailed for 25 weeks.…

S’pore retains status as APAC’s biggest data centre market

Singapore remained the largest data centre market in APAC in the second half of 2017, according to a CBRE report. During the period, the city-state housed 315.8MW worth of data centres, accounting for 32 percent of the 1,005MW…

Construction services firm sees revenue grow 4 times to S$12m after R&D investment

Through R&D, a building and construction materials-testing company has been able to develop a new business segment that now contributes to one-fifth of its total revenue. Its total turnover has also jumped four times over the past five…

SBS Transit partners with Taipei Metro operator to improve rail reliability

SBS Transit has signed an agreement with two Taiwanese firms to help to strengthen its engineering and maintenance capabilities. The three organisations will leverage “each other’s competencies and experiences through mutual exchanges, study visits, training and the sharing…

The challenge of aviation noise in Singapore

While I understand the frustration some may have with the noise arising from planes, people need to have a better understanding of the aviation challenge in Singapore (Measures needed to reduce noise from planes in north-east, by Mrs…

Stick with old rental rules

I am shocked that URA has delegated its approval of short-term stays to individual MCs based on an 80 per cent share value approval for condominiums. It is part of URA’s proposed safeguards for short-term home stays. It…

Shorter weekend operating hours for 7 MRT stations along NSL in May

To facilitate further railway maintenance and improvement works, seven MRT stations along NSL will close earlier and open later on weekends next month, said SMRT on Thurs. The affected MRT stations – from Khatib to Novena – will…

KL-Singapore HSR bidders granted more time

Bidders for the HSR connecting KL and Singapore have requested and been granted more time to submit tenders, promoters of the 350km line said on Thurs. MyHSR Corp and SG HSR, the state-run companies that oversee the project,…

Development of Kampong Bugis kicks off with land works tender, acquisition of private land works

On Thurs, SLA acquired a 914sqm parcel of private land in Kampong Bugis and also called a tender for land treatment, as the authorities kick off land preparatory works for the development of Kampong Bugis. Earlier, URA announced…

Ban power- assisted PMDs

The increasing number of accidents involving pedestrians and e-scooter riders is surely a warning sign that the current measures to regulate the use of PMDs on pedestrian walkways are insufficient. I am writing to appeal to the authorities…

Experience in transport industry should count in choice of SMRT chief

I am disappointed that yet another CEO of the SMRT will be someone without the relevant experience. When I visited Russia a year ago, I was impressed by its metro. The lavish Moscow metro system was built way…

Smart rules needed to govern smart lamp posts

Singapore looks set to welcome some new-fangled smart lamp posts that will transform its urban landscape. Leveraging the technology behind IoTs, trials will begin in Buona Vista and Geylang of lamp posts that can track temperature and rainfall…

Do teachers deserve free parking?

Whenever parking fees in housing estates or public carparks go up, there is bound to be some grumbling. But mention teachers and school parking charges in the same breath and suddenly people get really worked up about whether…

Hwa Chong teachers won’t have to pay for parking from own pockets

A school that owns its own land and which directly hires the vast majority of its teachers has reached a compromise with MOE on the question of whether its teachers have to pay parking fees at the school.…

High-tech fish farms coming up in Lim Chu Kang

Fish farmer Eric Ng will have to give up his two farms in Seletar and Lim Chu Kang when their leases expire in the next three years. But, yesterday, he heaved a sigh of relief when news reached…

Widening public-private home price gap may not dent upgrading demand

Is the growing divergence in prices of resale public housing flats and private homes snuffing out the Singaporean dream of owning a condominium? While price data might underscore such fears, market watchers note that there are many mitigating…

Sembawang Shopping Centre sold to Lian Beng joint venture for $248m

Sembawang Shopping Centre along Sembawang Road has been sold by CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) to a joint venture between Lian Beng Group and Apricot Capital for $248 million, Colliers Intl said on Thurs. This is the largest transaction…

30 oBikes found at Choa Chu Kang bus stop

At a bus stop at the end of Old Choa Chu Kang Road, around 30 dusty oBikes are parked. A man working nearby, who wanted to be known only as Mr Liang, told TNP that the bikes have…

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