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More must be done to reduce noise from construction work

NEA said that companies can tap the $10 million Quieter Construction Fund to purchase or lease quieter construction equipment or noise-control equipment, or implement innovative noise-reduction solutions (Tools available to construction firms for noise control; May 2). I…

Let users know when lift, escalator repair jobs will be completed

Whenever a lift or escalator is under repair, it is frustrating for those who use it regularly to not know what necessitated the repair or when users can expect to see the lift or escalator back in service.…

Le Quest sales gallery opens for Phase 2 preview

Qingjian Realty will re-open the sales gallery for the Le Quest from May 12, in anticipation of the Phase 2 sales launch on May 19. Le Quest is a 516-unit mixed-use development in Bukit Batok and is the…

APAC Realty’s 1Q earnings surge 46.8% to $5.9 mil on residential market recovery

In its filing on Wed, APAC Realty attributes its revenue surge to a recovery in Singapore’s residential market, which led to a substantial increase in transaction volume for the private secondary market. The group highlights that since beginning…

D19 in the limelight – a snapshot of its rapid development and future plans

Are any districts in Singapore underrated? Comprising the bulk of the north-east region including Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol towns, D19 might just be one of them. Adding to the argument is how D19 is often excluded from…

Be transparent on sea burials

When NEA revealed plans to build a facility for the scattering of human ashes on the Tanah Merah coastline last month, the main objection raised was about the proposed site. Up to five water sports centres, including the…

Is the party over for the nightlife sector?

The closure of iconic powerhouse Shanghai Dolly, Singapore’s longest-running and largest live Mandopop music venue, reflects a clear and present danger in Singapore’s nightlife sector and the broader F&B environment. The last major event of such a nature…

More households fined for breeding mosquitoes last year: NEA

More households were caught breeding mosquitoes last year, according to figures released by NEA. According to the figures, about 4,200 households were fined for mosquito breeding in 2017, compared to 3,900 in 2016. Nearly three-quarters, or 87, of…

Trash disposal and collection at older flats can go ‘greener’

Newly built public housing units have a common rubbish chute that is not within the apartments. For older apartments where the rubbish chute is within the home, the authorities could consider a common rubbish collection platform to take…

HDB multi-storey carpark with shops to make way for construction of Jurong Region Line

A HDB multi-storey car park that has commercial units such as a bank, a food court, a convenience store and other services will have to make way by Nov next year for the construction of the Jurong Region…

Buzz over sighting of ‘extinct’ woodpecker at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

The great slaty woodpecker is not the most attractive of birds, with its bald head and grey cloak of feathers. But a rare sighting near the summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve last week has got the birding…

New Jurong Region Line to boost access for NTU students

In a decade’s time, students and staff will be able to take the MRT to three stops within NTU’s campus. The new stations will improve access to the hall residences, NIE and the Lee Kong Chian School of…

New Jurong Region Line will connect NTU to existing Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay stations

At 24km long, with 24 stations, the Republic’s seventh MRT line, Jurong Region Line (JRL), will open in three phases from 2026. Slated to commence operations the year KL-Singapore HSR is scheduled for completion, the JRL will connect…

HDB rental volume fell 13.7% in Apr

The number of HDB flats rented in Apr 2018 slipped by 13.7% to 1,883 units from 2,182 units in Mar, SRX Property revealed. According to flash data, rental volume was also down by 4.3% from last year. Meanwhile,…

Private condo rental volume slipped 10.8% in Apr

The number of private condo rentals in Apr 2018 slipped by 10.8% to 4,287 units from 4,806 units in Mar, SRX Property revealed. Flash data revealed that rental volume also fell 1.6% from last year’s 4,355 units. Meanwhile,…

Singapore’s co-working boom has no end in sight

With Singapore easily being one of the most open markets in APAC for flexible workspace arrangements thanks to a thriving startup culture and the government’s support for innovation and enterprise, leasing demand is poised to hit 550,000 sqft…

President Halimah’s call for bold changes draws bold ideas

Redesign CPF system so that Singaporeans no longer need to use it when buying homes. Allow driverless cars on the roads. Introduce a capital gains tax to reduce inequality. These were changes mooted by experts, non-governmental groups and…

ERA unveils extensive new group health plan for its agents

ERA Realty has announced that all of its agents will be entitled to additional medical coverage under a new group healthcare plan which will cover medical, dental and wellness needs. The new scheme augments the company’s existing group…

Ava Towers in Balestier attempts its first collective sale

The freehold Ava Towers off Balestier Road in District 12 will launch its collective sale on May 16, announced ERA Realty. The condominium has a reserve price of $248 million which translates into a land rate of $1,374…

Residential units up for bulk sale at 336 River Valley Rd

Twenty-two residential apartments at the freehold 336 River Valley Road are open for bulk sale by tender, announced Richmond Capital Investments. 336 River Valley is a 14-storey residential and commercial development along River Valley Road in prime District…

Elias Green condo targeting en bloc

Home owners at the sprawling Elias Green condominium in Pasir Ris may be the next to be on the collective sale market – but some observers wonder if their reserve price may be too high. If a buyer…

Canberra MRT station on track to open by Dec next year

The new Canberra MRT station is on track to be completed by Dec next year, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said during a visit to the station’s worksite on Wed. The station is located between Sembawang and Yishun…

Jurong Region Line, Singapore’s 7th MRT line, to open in phases from 2026

The new Jurong Region Line (JRL), Singapore’s seventh MRT line, will open in three phases starting from 2026, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Wed. JRL will be 24km long with 24 stations above ground, he said,…

Dengue cluster in Jurong West raises alarm among residents

Madam Tay Tay Kwee, 62, from Blk 947 in Jurong West St 91, knew her estate was a dengue-hit zone. But she did not know just how bad it was when NEA said last Sat that two women,…

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