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Let non-disruptive students stay at cafes

There is growing animosity against students who study at coffee shops. Many students hog more than one space, and are nowhere to be seen even though their laptops and books are sprawled across the table. This drives away…

Not beneficial to have VR in class

I do not support the move to bring VR into the classroom. Most of the time, technology does provide convenience. But does this happen all the time? I doubt it. In fact, technology in the classroom is detrimental…

Study how animals get onto roads

I sympathise with the injured driver as well as the animal involved in the tragic accident on Sun morning (Rare deer put down after 3-vehicle accident; June 18). With “critically endangered” wildlife thriving in wooded pockets of Singapore,…

Build fences in Mandai area to save wildlife

It was distressing to read the report of another animal dying after an accident (Rare deer put down after 3-vehicle accident; June 18). In recent times, there have been several such deaths onroads like Mandai Road, Mandai Lake…

Explore other ideas to help animals cross the road

While it is always a good idea for motorists to slow down in areas with wildlife, it is almost impossible for this to happen on an expressway. It is probable that accidents involving wildlife will continue unless necessary…

Make estate roads safer for residents

I live in Namly Place, where narrow pavements are blocked by dustbins and trees, resulting in residents having to walk on the road. This is dangerous, as they are at risk of being hit by a vehicle. I…

Johor Menteri Besar: More land needed for Johor RTS project

Talks will continue with land owners, as the Johor Baru-Singapore RTS Link project requires more land than initially planned. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said some owners of land plots marked for acquisition had demanded higher compensation. “We…

Putting a spin on real estate investment for Singapore investors – An interview with CoAssets, Getty Goh

In the short span of five years, CoAssets grew from a two man startup to a $50 million real estate crowdfunding company with a regional footprint and a 60 strong team. In fact, it was the first publicly…

E-tools which augment property agents’ personalised services launched

More user-friendly e-tools which enhance property agents productivity, much like the Home Loan Report, have hit the market in recent weeks. Mr Paul Ho, chief mortgage consultant of icompareloan.com said that in this new landscape, property agents “must…

Could the Johor rail link push Woodlands property prices down?

With the HSR project dead in the water, our attention is turned from Jurong to Woodlands. Malaysia’s new government has confirmed that the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS will go ahead as planned. Expected to open in 2024, the Singapore…

Here’s what older folks in Singapore should know about their homes as they plan for retirement

Retirement should not be something you think about only when you reach your golden years. Other than your CPF or cash savings or support from your children, your HDB flat can also be a helpful source of income…

Time is ripe for developers as housing demand remains strong: Maybank KE

Maybank Kim Eng is remaining positive on Singapore’s property sector on expectations of the recent home-price rally to continue, with buying opportunities arising from the current share price weakness among developers. In a Mon report, analyst Derrick Heng…

Locally grown strawberries a first for Singapore’s farming industry

It was once an unthinkable feat – growing non-native temperate produce on Singapore soil. But a local urban farm has managed to do just that – growing strawberries, with the help of technology in a controlled hydroponics environment.…

Do Michelin stars really matter in Singapore’s fine-dining scene?

With 10 days to go, the countdown to the closure of Joel Robuchon’s restaurants has begun. Once service ends on Jun 30, the lauded French chef’s namesake restaurant and sister outlet L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Resorts World…

Future of logistics in Singapore ‘cannot be more exciting’

On Apr 30 this year, NTUC set up the Supply Chain Employees’ Union (SCEU) to support the development of skills and competencies of employees in Singapore’s logistics and supply chain sector. With the rapidly growing demands for operational…

HDB valuation: How agents get buyers to bid above a resale flat’s true market value

With HDB resale prices finally looking set to rebound in Q2 2018 after falling since the 4th quarter of 2016 (according to HDB’s Resale Price Index), we’re hearing more cases of resale flats meeting or even selling above…

New $14 million centre will aim to improve maritime safety

A Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) will open at SP later this year at a cost of $14 million. It is being launched by the Singapore Maritime Institute and SP, and will collaborate with the industry…

6 construction deaths in first five months of 2018: WSH Council

There were six workplace deaths in the construction sector in the first five months of this year, up from two in the same period last year, it was revealed on Wed. Mr John Ng, chairman of the WSH,…

Henkel Singapore adopts 100% renewable energy for electricity use

Effective on 15 June, Henkel Singapore has switched to utilising 100 per cent solar energy from Sunseap Energy, the leading clean energy solutions provider in Singapore. With its regional office and Global Supply Chain Hub in Singapore onboard…

Driverless buses: ST Engg, Israeli firm tie up on cyber security

ST Engg is collaborating with Israeli automotive cyber-security start-up SafeRide Technologies to protect the autonomous shuttles on Sentosa from cyber attacks. These driverless shuttles will operate from next year. The partnership will integrate ST Engineering’s in-house cyber-security capabilities…

Toilet bans for construction workers common

Shopping malls should use appropriate language in signs aimed at foreign workers, industry players say – even if the language appears harsh. Construction firms say notices barring workers from using certain mall toilets and threatening fines for unauthorised…

Demolition of Rochor Centre to start on 26 June: LTA

The demolition of Rochor Centre will begin next Tues, said LTA. Expected to complete by Apr next year in preparation for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC), the demolition of the four residential blocks “will commence from…

SP Group calls for tenders to build charging grid for electric vehicles

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Drive your electric vehicle (EV) to the mall and leave with a fully-charged battery in the time it takes to grab a leisurely coffee. This is one premise behind SP Group’s intention to build the largest public EV…

Here’s why CDL Hospitality Trust is not threatened by home-sharing platforms

CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) is expected to fend off minimal competition from home-sharing platforms in Singapore, UOB Kay Hian said. Analyst Peihao Loke said in a report that home-sharing platforms make up only 3-4% of the total hotel…

No Signboard to operate Chinese hot pot Little Sheep restaurants

No Signboard Holdings entered into a franchise agreement to develop and operate Little Sheep restaurant concept in Singapore. Little Sheep is a well-known hot pot restaurant in China. The agreement will start 18 June 2018, for a period…

Wah Loon founder buys Boat Quay shophouse

Wah Loon Engg founder Alan Chong, who recently bought a new freehold bungalow in Jervois Hill for S$41.2 million, has also snapped up one of the tallest conservation shophouses along Boat Quay for S$21.35 million. Spanning six levels,…

Pink dolphins sighted off Pulau Semakau

In his 10 years of going fishing, Mr Quek Wei Teck has never come across anything like it. He was with six friends on a yacht off Pulau Semakau last Sat afternoon when they saw something jump from…

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