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Critical points for all parties when navigating collective sales

As 2018 gears up to be another bumper year for collective sales, stakeholders in the collective sale process should take some time to understand their respective rights and obligations. The Land Titles (Strata) Act (LTSA), which governs collective…

Good to know there is greater emphasis on provision of clean energy

In his Budget speech in Feb, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that businesses that are major carbon emitters will be taxed S$5 for each tonne of emissions from next year to 2023. The SolarNova programme led by…

89-year-old man killed by falling tree branch at North Bridge Road

An 89-year-old man was killed on Sat morning after a falling tree branch hit him near Blk 7 North Bridge Road. The police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at around 5.30am. A man…

Five-bedder at The Sea View sold at $1.88 mil profit

The sale of a five-bedroom unit at The Sea View on Apr 6 fetched a $1.88 million profit. It was the most profitable deal in the week of Apr 3 to 10. The seller walked away with an…

askST: What’s the controversy behind sea burials?

People reacted with mixed feelings when NEA said a new facility will be built on the Tanah Merah coastline for the scattering of human ashes. The proposed site is south of the busy Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and…

Seabin Project a step in right direction to remove marine litter

I am excited to learn that Singapore is the first Asian city to be a part of the Seabin Project. Based on the 2016 data collated by the Intl Coastal Cleanup Singapore, an astounding 12,772kg of trash was…

Sea burial site not a recreational beach

The planned near-shore post-death rites facility will broaden the options available to bereaved families. The proposed location of the facility is not a recreational beach and is currently covered by dense undergrowth. The strip of coastline along the…

SMRT needs someone with train system experience

That SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek is stepping down is no surprise given that he has been ineffective in addressing our train system’s safety and reliability issues. But what is surprising is that his successor seems to be someone…

New head understands commuters’ needs

We thank Dr Michael Loh Toon Seng for his views in his letter (Experience in transport industry should count in choice of SMRT chief, Apr 19). We would like to share our key criteria and considerations in selecting…

Singapore’s first seed bank to open next year, store up to 25,000 plant species

Singapore is set to establish its first seed bank by the third quarter next year, in order to help conserve threatened plant species from around the region. The dedicated facility – which will be located in the Singapore…

Side-loader recycling trucks reduce manpower needed during collection

Trucks with side-mounted lifting mechanisms will be collecting recyclables from HDB estates in the Ang Mo Kio-Toa Payoh and Jurong districts for one year, under a trial programme that will reduce the manpower needed for the collection process.…

Conserving Singapore’s built heritage: What it takes to keep the old while building the new

It looks like any other old building, with office workers pouring out of the nearby train station exit on a weekday morning and passing it by without a second glance. But The Quadrant at Cecil St has a…

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