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Remembering life in Fullerton Building on its 90th anniversary

Hard to imagine perhaps, but in the 1990s, before mobile phones became a common feature, sailors landing in Singapore had to rush to the General Post Office to make calls to their loved ones overseas. They would line…

Changi Airport handled 5.29 million passengers in May, a 5.8% increase from last year

Changi Airport handled 5.29 million passengers in May, an increase of 5.8 per cent from a year ago. Aircraft movements increased 3.6 per cent to 32,330 landings and take-offs, while airfreight registered a modest growth of 1.8 per…

Man arrested after throwing plates, cups down HDB block in Marine Parade

A 56-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threw household items from a HDB corridor in Marine Parade on Mon morning. Police said they were alerted to a case of rash act at Blk 64 Marine Drive at…

Unit at Grange Infinite sees $2.5 mil loss

The sale of a 2,217 sqft, three-bedroom unit at Grange Infinite on Grange Road saw a loss of $2.5 million. This was the highest recorded loss, according to caveats lodged for the week of June 5 to 12.…

Woman, 58, decapitated in Admiralty industrial accident

A 58-year-old woman was decapitated after an industrial accident on Mon afternoon at 8A Admiralty St. MOM said on Tues that the victim was one of two workers operating a material hoist, which was used to move items…

From red to yellow: What do different construction worker helmets mean?

“I built many HDB already.” “How many?” I ask Rasel. “Many many.” Rasel is from Bangladesh. He is currently working in a construction company, and has helped build HDB flats in Singapore for 8 years now. His bright-yellow…

Elected MPs pay S$365 a year for parking at HDB car parks and Parliament House

Elected MPs pay S$365 for an annual permit that allows them to park at HDB car parks when doing constituency work and at Parliament House when on official business, MND said on Mon. The amount is “a proportion…

Malaysia, Singapore must ‘comply fully’ with Water Agreement provisions: MFA

Both Malaysia and Singapore must “comply fully” with the provisions of the 1962 Water Agreement and the 1965 Separation Agreement, a spokesperson for MFA said on Mon. This was in response to media queries on Malaysian PM Mahathir…

Golden Village opens new cinema in Bedok’s DjitSun Mall

Golden Village (GV) has opened a new 576-seat multiplex cinema in the same spot where the iconic Princess Theatre once stood. GV Bedok’s opening in DjitSun Mall comes in response to the demand from residents there for a…

Pragmatism should prevail when it comes to land use

In the article, “Be it Singapore or Wakanda the world’s best cities embrace and build on their past” (June 24), the authors talk about SEA’s cities, including Singapore, facing challenges in balancing the past and the future, that…

Water issue still rankles Mahathir, but agreement is binding: Experts

Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest remarks on the water issue shows that the matter which was a source of conflict between Singapore and Malaysia during his first stint as Malaysia’s PM continues to be foremost on his mind, most…

LTA to engage oBike on exit plans amid concerns over idle bicycles on streets

LTA said it will be engaging oBike on its exit plans amid concerns from commuters that thousands of bicycles will be left abandoned on the streets, after the company announced on Mon morning that it has ceased operations…

Helping hand for elderly, disabled commuters extended to Novena, Jurong East MRT stations

Elderly, frail and disabled commuters who require help making their way to hospitals can seek help at two new additional “Heart Zones” set up at Novena and Jurong East MRT stations from Mon. This initiative, an extension of…

Flat eligible for sale after seller’s status updated to executor

We refer to Ms See Swee Tin’s letter (System problems blocking sale of flat; June 22). Ms See’s mother, who was the sole owner of her flat, passed away before she could fulfil the MOP for the flat.…

Basic questions on eco-link projects need answering

Recent traffic incidents involving wild animals crossing BKE have focused attention on the effectiveness of the $16 million Eco-Link@BKE, as well as the upcoming eco-bridge in Mandai. Do such projects achieve the primary goal of facilitating connectivity for…

Dalvey Court in District 10 up for en bloc sale at $160m

Dalvey Court at 28 Dalvey Estate in District 10 has been put up for collective sale at $160m, Cushman & Wakefield said. 80% of the owners already consented to the sale. Dalvey Court is a nine-storey residential block…

ARA acquires full control of Cache Logistics Trust’s manager, property manager

ARA Asset Management (ARA), through its wholly owned unit ARA Cache (Holdings) Pte Ltd, has entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) with CWT Pte Limited (CWT) to acquire all of CWT’s shares in the Reit manager of…

Sikh temple marks its 100th year

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Singapore, one of the Republic’s oldest Sikh temples, celebrated its 100th anniversary yesterday in Mount Emily Park. Madam Halimah toured the temple’s prayer hall and viewed an exhibition on the temple’s history. To mark…

Artisanal ice cream concept Leeu SG opens at Esplanade Mall

Local artisanal ice cream parlor concept, Leeu SG, has opened its first store, offering frozen confections shaped like local icons. Leeu SG, located in Esplanade Mall on Raffles Ave, takes its name from the top half of the…

UFC Gym to open 15 venues in Singapore

Fitness brand Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will open 15 gyms across Singapore within the next decade, its eighth location in Asia among more than 150 worldwide franchises. Partnering with local firm NF Fitness, UFC will open its first…

JLL and Lendlease launch proptech accelerator

JLL and Lendlease are launching Propell Asia, the region’s first proptech accelerator based in Singapore. The ten-week accelerator programme will work with five early stage startups that have a clearly defined product in property management; real estate transactions;…

‘Ice walls’ used to stabilise construction of TEL: LTA

Ground-freezing technology is being used for the first time by LTA to stabilise the earth before tunnel excavation works are carried out in MRT projects, in a bid to minimise disruptions to train operations during construction. The technique…

Price of water sold to Singapore ‘ridiculous’; Malaysia to renegotiate deal, says Mahathir

The price of water being sold to Singapore is “ridiculous”, and Malaysia will make a presentation to its neighbour on renegotiating the terms of the water supply deal, PM Mahathir Mohamad said on Mon. “I think it is…

Mahathir revives Singapore water dispute, takes swipe at Trump

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has revived the muscular foreign policy that characterized his first stint in power, seeking to renegotiate a longstanding water supply agreement with Singapore and taking shots at both US and China. In an interview…

Bike-share firms pledge to put brakes on indiscriminate parking as licence deadline looms

Undergraduate Justin Phua feels a slight twinge of guilt whenever he parks his ofo bicycle near some benches at a park connector in front of Kembangan MRT station. The small space right across the road from the train…

oBike ceases Singapore operations, cites ‘new regulations’ as reason

The oBike bicycle-sharing service has ceased its Singapore operations, citing the new LTA regulations on the industry as a reason. “(Due) to the new regulations imposed by the authorities, this will not be a viable business model for…

Wallich Residence hits $4,560 psf

The string of en bloc sales in the traditional prime Districts 9, 10 and 11 since the start of the year has driven land prices to record levels of up to $2,910 psf ppr. That means selling prices…

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