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Why a data centre at 7 Tai Seng Drive makes ‘perfect sense’ for Mapletree Industrial: DBS

DBS Vickers Securities is maintaining its “buy” call on Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) which has yet to price in the REIT’s potential acquisition of a warehouse at 7 Tai Seng Drive for $68 million from Mapletree Logistics Trust…

Alpha fund, CDL tie-up put two office assets on the market

Aiming to cash in on the upturn in the Singapore office market, Alpha Investment Partners and City Developments Ltd (CDL) are understood to have put Manulife Centre in Bras Basah Road, and 7 & 9 Tampines Grande up…

Park connector crossing to Boon Lay Way can be made safer for users

I am resident living near the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden in Jurong and am a frequent user of the parks. It is great to see various developments in these areas for the residents as well as the…

3 historic structures on Mount Sophia to undergo $6.3m restoration

It has been one of the country’s best kept secrets but that will change when a former chapel on Mount Sophia that boasts some striking architectural features throws open its doors to the public next year. This one-of-a-kind…

Enforce rule of pushing bikes across crossings

I applaud LTA’s decision to review the discretionary right-turn at traffic light junctions. However, I believe the authorities should also look at the behaviour of those who ride bicycles and motorised scooters across crossings. Isn’t it a rule…

Right move to stop ‘battle’ at pedestrian crossings

LTA’s drive to eliminate discretionary right turns at road junctions is certainly a move in the correct direction. Indeed, this is long overdue. While it takes time to change all lights, it is comforting to know that those…

Not all pedestrians unaware of surroundings

I disagree with Madam Serena Foo Choon Huay (Pavement etiquette for e-scooters and pedestrians; Apr 27). Her comments that pedestrians ignore or are oblivious to e-scooters’ signals is a blanket generalisation. Many pedestrians who do not use their…

Condos launched in 2018 & 2019 to cost 7-13% more

With prices and sales of private residential properties rising across all market segments, the private property scene in Singapore is definitely heating up. According to industry specialists, this momentum is likely to continue till 2019. In fact, it’s…

Private condo prices up 1% in Mar

The prices of private condos jumped 1% from Feb to Mar 2018, NUS revealed in its SRPI. This is significantly higher than the 0.5% growth in Feb. According to the index, the index value of prices in non-Central…

17 new trains to come for North East and Circle lines: LTA

A contract worth about $250 million has been awarded to French rail transport company Alstom for the purchase of six NEL and 11 new Circle Line (CCL) trains, said LTA on Mon. The 17 new trains will cater…

Developers paying ‘almost nothing’ in extension charges this year: SLA chairman

Developers are paying “almost nothing” in extension charges this year, said SLA chairman Lim Sim Seng on Mon. It is an indication of the active property market which includes purchases of replacement homes by those who sold en…

225 errant e-scooter users caught riding illegally on roads this year: LTA

A total of 225 errant users of PMDs have been caught riding illegally on roads this year, LTA said on Sat. All of the devices were e-scooters and were impounded. LTA said its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers have…

Raffles Medical counts on healthy demand in graying Singapore

Raffles Medical Group (RMG) is strengthening its health care businesses in Singapore in response to the city-state’s rapidly aging population and the rising prevalence of chronic ailments. In Jan, the company started a five-year partnership with MOH and…

Device that can cut noise pollution by half developed by NTU researchers

Residents living near busy roads, train tracks or construction sites may get some respite from the noise with a new noise cancelling device being developed by researchers from NTU. The device, designed to be mounted onto window grilles,…

These Singaporeans are moving mountains…of food waste

It is Sun morning, and a crowd has gathered at City Square Mall for a feast. Trays of warm, freshly prepared food have been laid out in buffet style, and as the line of shoppers advance holding out…

22 recommendations to make Singapore’s transport network family-friendly

In a bid to make Singapore’s transport system more family-friendly, an advisory panel has submitted 22 recommendations to Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min for consideration. According to Secretariat for the Family-Friendly Transport Advisory…

PUB to produce solar power at Bedok, Lower Seletar reservoirs for operations

PUB announced on Mon that it has called a tender to conduct engineering studies for the deployment of floating solar PV systems in Bedok Reservoir and Lower Seletar Reservoir. The agency said there was potential to replace some…

Private home prices up 3.9% in Q1 as foreigners scramble for good deals

Malaysian and Chinese SPRs expressed willingness to shell out more to score good home buys. Sustained demand from foreigners pushed private home prices up 3.9% QoQ in Q1, according to ET&Co, as PRs from Malaysia and China made…

Marsiling Park pulls in visitors after makeover

Woodlands Town Garden opened in 1983, and in its latter years developed a seedy reputation for drug and vice-related activities. After a 22-month makeover, the Marsiling Park re-opened yesterday with a new name and facilities for residents to…

14,200 private homes may hit Singapore market later this year

Up to 29 developments could be launched from this quarter to the end of this year, putting as many as 14,200 private homes on the market, says a report issued by property agency List Sotheby’s Intl Realty. The…

Electricity retailers find a receptive audience

Nearly a month after the Open Electricity Market (OEM) pilot started in Jurong, electricity retailers, who have been trying to outdo one another in prices and other benefits, say the response from residents have been positive and encouraging.…

When being mobile means quality of life

In his two years of using a mobility scooter, Mr Goh Lam Chie, 61, has had “five to six” unpleasant encounters with strangers. “A man on the bus said I was pretending to need a scooter and taunted…

Workplace deaths continue to drop, with 8 so far this year

Eight workers have died in workplace accidents so far this year, as the push to halve the fatality rate by 2028 continues. This averages two a month, compared with the 42 deaths last year, an average of 3.5…

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