Daily Archives: May 13, 2018 (9 Articles Found)

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‘Smart lamp posts’ in Singapore won’t shine light into people’s lives

An ambitious project is underway to equip lamp posts in Singapore with various capabilities to improve urban planning – serving to be more than just a light source. A trial by the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office…

‘Pillar-free’ Changi T4 departure hall, diversion of Singapore River bag engineers awards for cutting-edge solutions

Step into the departure hall of Changi Airport T4 and a large, wide space greets you. The absence of obstructive pillars is made possible by a huge steel framework overhead extending across 60m. It is one of the…

Apartments should be homes, not investments

The trend of shoebox units forming a large chunk of the apartments in condominiums first took off in some mixed developments in CBD about 15 years ago, before spreading across our island. Fifteen years should have been enough…

Collective sale process should be fairer, more transparent

The article, Going en bloc: The long road (May 6), failed to fully highlight the plight of stayers living with the constant fear of losing the roofs over their heads. They feel helpless against a phalanx of property…

Yishun to get 8 more ‘safe return’ points where the public can take those with dementia who are lost

Nee Soon South is set to become more dementia-friendly. Eight more go-to points, where the public can take people with dementia who are found to be lost and wandering, will open from Mon. These will be on top…

Oldest Thai Buddhist temple in Singapore turns 100; PM Lee attends celebration

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple in Jalan Bukit Merah was founded in 1918 by Venerable Luang Phor Hong Dhammaratano and completed in 1923, it is the oldest Thai Buddhist temple in Singapore and plays a pivotal role…

The truth behind proposal to prevent CPF for housing

An academic’s suggestion which seemed to propose that CPF monies no longer be allowed to be used to buy residential properties, has in recent days stirred the hornet’s nest. Walter Theseira, professor of Economics at SUSS, made that…

First batch of Tengah flats in Nov 2018

HDB has always challenged itself to do better and break new frontiers, in imagining and planning each HDB town and estate. Take for instance Marine Parade, which was made possible only through our land reclamation efforts. Over time,…

Old HDB flats: Assets losing their value?

When Mrs Y L Dong and her family moved into their resale five-room HDB flat 20 years ago, she was certain they had found their ideal home. The Ang Mo Kio apartment may have been 17 years old,…

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