Daily Archives: May 12, 2018 (10 Articles Found)

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Prime districts enter the collective sales fray in 2018

After making its way through the suburbs and city fringe last year, the collective sale fever is sweeping homes in Singapore’s prime districts this year, helping to push this year’s sale value for residential sites above levels seen…

Elderly-friendly ‘vertical kampung’ with housing, healthcare facilities opens in Woodlands

Singapore’s first public integrated development to be extensively designed with elderly-friendly features was officially opened by PM Lee on Sat. The 11-storey Kampung Admiralty, located next to Admiralty MRT station, houses about 100 flats for seniors, along with…

Peak Court sold en bloc to Tuan Sing joint venture for $118.88m

A joint venture between SGX-listed Tuan Sing Holdings and Rich Capital Holdings successfully acquired Peak Court for $118.88 million at the close of the collective sale tender on May 11. Located at 333 Thomson Road in prime District…

Public toilet behaviour a poor reflection of S’pore society

I enjoy eating at hawker centres with my family, but whenever I have to use the toilet at one of these food centres, it almost always ends up with an unpleasant experience. First, hawker centre toilets are often…

Tweak rules on using CPF savings to buy HDB flats

Given the recent tumult in the housing market, HDB home owners are understandably concerned over the long-term prospects of their leases (What if I outlive the lease of my flat?; Apr 15). In general, one would expect the…

MRT on track with raising reliability standard

Trains appeared to be far more reliable in the first quarter of this year, with the Circle and NSL leading the way. According to rail reliability data published by LTA, Singapore’s MRT network clocked 555,000 train-km before a…

Bukit Merah’s SIT blocks part of new heritage trail

Mention SIT estates and most people may think of those in Tiong Bahru and Dakota Crescent, but there is one in Redhill too and it may not be around for that much longer. Redhill Close was the first…

Dengue prevention measures stepped up in Jurong West

Prevention measures are being stepped up in Jurong West after three deaths from dengue fever were recorded in the space of three weeks. Chua Chu Kang Town Council, along with NEA officers and grassroots members, handed out bamboo…

HDB: from slums to high-rise affordable quality housing

Looking around at the sleek, cosmopolitan city that Singapore is today, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking they needed their prescriptions checked. But the fact is that a mere 60 years ago, almost a third of Singapore’s population…

A bold vision of happy housing options for Singapore’s seniors

In her speech to the Parliament on Mon, President Halimah Yacob stressed Singapore’s foundational values of self-reliance and inclusiveness. She also spoke about helping older Singaporeans with social inequality, new housing options, and staying employable. She expressed a…

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