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Reitas picks new president and spells out plans to engage regulators

Among the issues Reitas hopes to bring up with various regulators is that of lifting the gearing cap for S-Reits. Other issues it plans to address are the consolidating of all guidelines governing S-Reits into a single rule…

Grade-A office rents to rise more than 10% this year

URA’s office rental index for the Central Region rose for the third consecutive quarter, grewing 2.6% q-o-q in 1Q2018, the same pace as in the previous quarter. This reflects a 7.7% rental recovery in less than a year…

Father in famous Bishan otter family dies

The father of the famous Bishan otter family died on Sat afternoon in Boon Keng, veteran otter enthusiast Jeffrey Teo told CNA. The member of the group OtterWatch said the creature died at around 2.30pm surrounded by “otterers”,…

POSB trials new cashless programme for senior citizens in Yishun

These days, Madam Asmah Md Yassin, 55, flashes a card to pay for items and also uses the same card when taking public transport. The housewife said it has been more convenient than using an EZ-Link card. She…

SMRT taking steps to reduce slips and falls at stations

We thank Mr Wee Boon Lim for his feedback (Wet, slippery stairs at Bukit Gombak MRT station; May 3). We are sorry to hear about Mr Wee’s experience, and wish him a full recovery. We are taking steps…

System needed to prevent misuse of smart lamp posts

Several people have said that people should have nothing to fear if they have nothing to hide. However, we have already seen past cases where individual police officers have, unfortunately, misused the internal police computer system to find…

New laws on PMDs a step in right direction

The Government should be lauded for its decision to enforce the Active Mobility Act and ensure a more harmonious balance between cyclists and pedestrians. Recent news highlighting the plight of pedestrians who were injured as a result of…

Safer paths with new law in force

The Active Mobility Act took effect on Tues, giving the authorities more teeth to deal with reckless users of PMDs, along with errant cyclists. Under the Act, those who ride dangerously on paths or use non-compliant devices can…

Households consuming 17% more electricity than a decade ago: NEA survey

Four in five Singapore households are motivated to save energy if they can save money, according to a 2017 NEA study released on Sat. But households may not practise energy-saving actions if they are perceived to be inconvenient.…

From ditching disposables to composting, the women going the extra mile to reduce waste

During the hectic lunch hour, social sector facilitator Shihui Khee’s instructions on how her food should be served can ruffle a few feathers. It’s not that Ms Khee is a picky eater. Rather, she refuses to use disposables…

3 deaths linked to ‘largest’ dengue cluster of 2018 at Jurong West

Three people have died and 60 dengue cases have been reported in a dengue cluster at Jurong West, NEA and MOH said on Sat. The cluster at Jurong West St 91 and 92 is largest dengue cluster thus…

Four-bedroom unit at Ridgewood sold for $1.69 mil profit

On Apr 20, a 2,013 sqft, four-bedroom unit at Ridgewood Condominium changed hands for $2.78 million ($1,381 psf). The seller paid $1.09 million ($542 psf) for the unit in Aug 2002 and more than doubled his money when…

Prime heritage play

A niche market often bypassed by real estate investors due to its specific guidelines on use, the prime conservation shophouse market in Singapore’s city core has been buzzing with activity of late. Shophouses in the CBD and Chinatown…

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