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Zara Singapore relaunches in VivoCity

Almost twice as big since its refurbishment, Zara Singapore’s flagship store has been relaunched in VivoCity. It showcases the Spanish fast-fashion brand’s latest global concept, with its 2700sqm sales area being split into two areas, with the latest…

New-look Century Square opening soon

Revealing its new look on June 6, the mall aims to complement the larger Tampines ecosystem by creating a community hub to offer curated shopping, dining, entertainment and social spaces. With a new look and a fully overhauled…

Charging phones with food waste

It may look like any other mobile phone-charging station, but this locker-like system at the corner of NUS’s Raffles Hall is actually powered by food waste. Some 40kg of food, once thrown away each day by students staying…

Fingerprint scanners routinely cleaned

We thank Mr Alex Chan for his feedback (Hand sanitisers needed near airport’s fingerprint scanners, May 8). The fingerprint scanners at Changi Airport are maintained and routinely cleaned by ICA. In addition, we have installed hand sanitisers at…

Open Hume station soon

Last year saw the opening of 16 stations on DTL3. Together with the six stations from Chinatown to Bugis on DTL1 and the 12 stations from Bukit Panjang to Rochor on DTL2, these 16 stations have greatly facilitated…

5 home selling mistakes owners can’t stop making

After I published my last blog post “5 property buying mistakes buyers can’t stop making”, reader cobweb left a comment asking me for “5 mistakes sellers make”. As an obliging blogger, I immediately answered his request with my…

5 things you need to know about the Jurong Region Line (JRL)

When it comes to the Jurong region, almost no one talks about the good old days. Because the old days of Jurong were a contrast between smog-churning factories and residences so rural you needed a parang and two…

New private homes could cost up to S$2,900 psf by 2030: DBS report

Projecting the population here to hit 6.3 million to 6.5 million by 2030, a research report released by DBS on Wed forecasts new private homes to cost between S$2,300 and S$2,900 psf by then – sharply higher than…

Stirling Land gets Holland Road tender with S$1.21b bid

Stirling Land Holdings has been awarded the tender for a 99-year leasehold land parcel at Holland Road and its future development will add vibrancy to Holland Village, said URA on Wed. The existing shophouse street block at Holland…

Tenders for sites in Cuscaden Road, Mattar Road and Silat Ave go to highest bidders

URA on Thurs announced that the tenders for the sites in Cuscaden Road, Mattar Road and Silat Ave have gone to the highest bidders – or, in the case of Silat Ave, the sole bidder. The site in…

Old Chang Kee opens flagship coffee house at location of first stall 62 years ago

Old Chang Kee has opened its flagship coffee house at the original location of its very first stall in Mackenzie Road, located opposite Rex Cinema. Patrons will be able to indulge in both signature and new dishes with…

S-REITs more resilient despite concerns over rising interest rates: RHB

RHB Research is maintaining its “overweight” on S-REITs despite market worries over higher interest rates, preferring the hospitality and industrial sub-sectors which are poised to tap into demand growth. Key to the improving market outlook for S-REITs is…

Cairnhill Astoria up for en bloc sale at $196m

Freehold development Cairnhill Astoria in Cairnhill Rise will be launched for collective sale for $196m via public tender on 17 May 2018, Colliers Intl revealed. The land rate of $1,964 psf ppr includes a DC of $16.34m. Sitting…

70% of phase 2 units at New Futura sold in four days

At least 21 (70%) out of 30 units released in New Futura’s second phase of sales have been snapped up as at May 15, four days after the developer City Developments Limited (CDL) opened the preview. The units…

JustCo to launch co-working space in MacDonald House

Home-grown co-working operator JustCo has announced that its newest co-working space will be located in MacDonald House and will be launched in July. The new space will occupy two levels and span 17,000 sqft. The co-working operator expects…

Lower speed limit for PMDs please, says WP NCMP Dennis Tan

WP NCMP Dennis Tan wants the speed limit for PMDs lowered and Singaporeans to be taught good cycling culture. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, he highlighted the problems PMDs and shared bicycles have caused pedestrians and fellow riders. He…

Dead fish spotted in Sungei Tampines

PUB is investigating a report of dead fishes spotted in Sungei Tampines on Mon afternoon. In a FB post on Tues, PUB said that the dead fishes have been removed after they were seen in the river between…

Woman who rented out People’s Park Complex unit to prostitutes jailed, fined

A woman who rented out rooms in a People’s Park Complex apartment to two prostitutes and charged them at least six times her standard rental fee was jailed 14 weeks and fined $8,000 on Wed. Beh Dien Dien,…

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