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In Singapore, where trash becomes ash, plastics are still a problem

As countries around SEA struggle to cope with growing piles of plastic and other waste on land and in their waters, Singapore is one country in the region that appears to have things figured out. Almost all of…

M)phosis making comeback in Century Square

Singapore fashion label M)phosis has closed not only all its home-territory stores, but has also pulled out of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam with only its stores in China still trading. However, it re-opens in Century Square…

Home viewing checklist: 9 questions buyers forget to ask

If there’s one thing you need to know about viewing a house, it’s that a “full disclosure” obligation doesn’t mean much. We don’t mean the property agents are dishonest — it’s just that there are a million guidelines/rules/regulations/client…

Capella Hotel chosen for security and symbolic reasons: Security experts

The idyllic Capella Hotel in Sentosa could have been picked for the much-vaunted meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un next week because it strikes a balance between security and diplomatic considerations for…

Singapore among ‘most resilient’ in face of risks

Singapore has been ranked among the world’s most resilient cities in the face of 22 man-made and natural risks considered in Lloyd’s City Risk Index (CRI) 2018, the insurer said on the report released today. The biggest threat…

Former beauty queen injured in e-scooter accident at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

A former beauty queen was admitted to hospital on Tues after being hit by an e-scooter, in the latest accident involving PMD. Housewife Cassandra Ho, 49, a grassroots volunteer, was hit by an e-scooter during lunchtime on Tues…

Pomex Court sold for S$37.6m

Pomex Court, a three-storey, freehold, walk-up residential development in the Joo Chiat area, has been sold for S$37.6 million through a collective sale. The price works out to S$1,014 psf ppr. No DC is payable, said Alvin Er,…

S’pore one of most tech-ready economies

Singapore is poised to be one of the most technologically ready economies over the next few years, alongside Australia and Sweden, a new study by EIU has found. Titled Preparing For Disruption: Technological Readiness Ranking, the new report…

Philips, Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine open oncology centre in Singapore

Health technology company Philips and the Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings opened a new oncology centre on Wed to provide specialised treatment to the rising number of people diagnosed with cancer in SEA. Built with an investment…

Singapore relooking road rules to allow for self-driving vehicles

As Singapore drives towards a future with autonomous vehicles (AVs), MOT is starting to look at how road rules can be extended to self-driven vehicles in the future. Mr Chris Leck, director of the Futures Division at the…

Far East Hospitality unveils The Barracks Hotel brand

Hotel operator Far East Hospitality Holdings has unveiled a new brand under its portfolio – The Barracks Hotel. The first hotel under The Barracks Hotel brand will be launched in Sentosa, Singapore, in mid-2019. The hotel will bear…

Trump-Kim summit: Security to be ramped up in Tanglin, Sentosa

Strict security measures will be in place in key areas across the island next week, especially in Tanglin and Sentosa. These two areas have been declared “special event areas” for the June 12 summit between US President Donald…

Capella to host Trump-Kim summit: 6 things to know about the Sentosa hotel

The sprawling, secluded Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa has been named the venue for the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two leaders are set to meet at 9am…

Trump-Kim summit: Spotlight on 3 hotels where all the action will likely take place

Three hotels will be in the spotlight when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive in Singapore for the historic summit. On Tues (June 5), the White House announced that the summit will…

Conserved shophouses filled with memories

A long bid for conservation has come to a happy end for Mr Teng Tieu Guan, a former resident of Jalan Besar whose relatives lived in the area for decades. He is the owner of 593 Serangoon Road,…

F1 Pit Building being set up for global media

The more than 3,000 journalists set to arrive in Singapore for the June 12 Trump-Kim summit between US and North Korea leaders will work from the F1 Pit Building in downtown Singapore. Preparations were in full swing yesterday…

80% of Singapore consumers ready to ditch plastic straws

F&B outlets that offer alternatives to plastic straws get the thumbs up from the majority of Singaporean consumers, according to a recent report on the city-state’s straw consumption habits. Released on UN’ annual World Environment Day, The Final…

Amid uncertainty, businesses and hotels gear up for historic summit

In spite of uncertainty over security arrangements for the historic meeting on June 12 between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, businesses and hotels in the Tanglin-Orchard area and Sentosa are gearing up for…

Dual-key units: An alternative method to owning a second property

While every Singaporean talks and dreams about owning multiple properties across the sunny island, and then retiring comfortably on the stable stream of rental income – how many actually achieve it? As for majority of the population, after…

Freehold Katong Plaza up for collective sale at $188m

Freehold Katong Plaza is set to be launched for collective sale on June 7, with a $188m expected price or $1,969 psf ppr, according to Huttons Asia. The mixed commercial and residential development has a land area of…

Projects see mixed results at launch weekend

The weekend of June 2-3 marked the launch weekend for four projects, ranging from prime District 10 to the suburbs of Serangoon. The projects were: 120 Grange, by Roxy-Pacific Holdings; Margaret Ville by MCL Land; Affinity at Serangoon,…

Plastic bags targeted as Singapore marks World Environment Day

Supermarkets and other retailers may be required to report the amount of plastic bags they use, and plans to reduce their usage, by 2021. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources announced…

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