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Wholesale electricity price spikes unsettle independent retailers

Price spikes in the wholesale electricity market just as competition heats up in the OEM have left independent retailers crying foul, but power generation companies attribute the increases to unusually high demand. The situation brings into sharp focus…

Sun morning’s haze in Singapore likely came from domestic sources, says NEA

If you wondered if the haze made a brief comeback on Sun morning, you were not wrong. But the pollution was likely to be from local sources and not from neighbouring countries. A spokesman for NEA told ST…

HDB BTO Application: The terms you need to know

BTO-ing is more than just paying a $10 fee for your desired project and hoping for the best. If it’s your first foray into the property market, your HDB BTO application would be the start of a learning…

Adopting disposables-free lifestyle isn’t easy

While a zero-waste, environmentally friendly lifestyle sounds great, I learnt avoiding the use of disposables was harder than expected. For example, the day I decided to go disposables-free for a week was also the day my family decided…

S’pore co-working space footprint has surged in recent years

The overall area occupied by co-working space operators in Singapore has increased sharply over the past four years, according to a JLL report. “In Singapore, flexible work space footprint by major operators tracked in the report has grown…

Perennial appoints Europe’s luxury hotel group Kempinski to operate Capitol Singapore hotel

Perennial Real Estate Holdings has appointed Europe’s luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels SA, to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore at Capitol Singapore. According to Perennial, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will be positioned as a luxury lifestyle…

Asia-Pac wins for Grand Copthorne Waterfront

A bold move to invest in a $17 million makeover at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel has paid off with wins at the recent APAC Hotel Awards held in Bangkok. Grand Copthorne Waterfront was named “Best Convention Hotel, Singapore”…

Rising rents worry some Geylang Serai bazaar stall owners

The annual Hari Raya bazaar in Geylang Serai has drawn huge crowds in recent years, but stall owners say they have had to pay a price for the bustling event. They say rental costs have jumped by at…

Home Team launches simulation centre to train commanders in handling large-scale emergencies

A new Home Team Simulation Centre that trains commanders in incident management and operational decision-making was launched by Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Mon. The centre houses a system that simulates emergency and crisis scenarios…

Pinnacle@Duxton flat catches fire; 2 taken to hospital

Two people were hurt after a fire broke out in the bedroom of a 48th-floor unit at the Pinnacle@Duxton in Tanjong Pagar early on Mon morning. The man and the woman, both in their 60s, suffered smoke inhalation.…

70 units at Le Quest sold on first day of Phase 2 sales

Le Quest, a mixed-use development by Qingjian Realty in Bukit Batok, saw 70 units sold during the first day of Phase 2 sales on Sat. The developer released 115 units for sale just a week after the showflat…

Jervois Hill GCB going for $45 mil

Serial investor and entrepreneur George Lim’s latest luxury bungalow has just been put on the market. It is likely to set yet another benchmark in the Good Class Bungalow segment that he has been in for more than…

V on Shenton rides CBD transformation

The area in the CBD that has undergone the biggest transformation is the stretch on Shenton Way. The former Robina House at No 1 Shenton Way was redeveloped into the One Shenton twin towers, with 341 residential units.…

DUO Residences offers last 10 choice units amid property buzz

Integrated development DUO has been abuzz in recent months with the opening of the restaurants and cafés at DUO Galleria, the 56,000 sqft retail space. The retail gallery was the last component to open at DUO on Beach…

Far East Plaza now popular for massage parlours

Former teenage hangout Far East Plaza is now home to at least 10 massage parlours. Seated or standing behind glass windows, scantily-clad women “display” themselves and proposition men walking by to “come for massage”. Their units, which are…

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