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Sex, spas, sleaze: what Orchard Road of Singapore hides in plain sight

It is evening on a sultry Sun and a meandering crowd of families, tourists and food delivery riders jostle for space on the footpath outside Concorde Hotel. Yet all is still and silent inside the building’s shopping wing,…

Vital for S’pore to become self-sufficient in water

The water issue recently reignited by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad highlights the urgency for Singapore to become self-sufficient in water. It once again shows that the issue can be easily hijacked and exploited by politicians, despite the binding…

Extreme wildlife protection laws could hurt conservation

There is a poll on the Reach Singapore website regarding the implementation of additional wildlife legislation. It is critical that the public take a deep interest in the poll, keeping the future generations in mind. Some of the…

Change in behaviour needed in vital task of conserving water

The water issue has been brought up again by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad. Singapore’s dependence on Malaysia for its water supply has saddled us with a hefty political disadvantage. We should never allow Malaysia to use its control…

oBike working to refund deposits, remove fleet

Beleaguered bike-sharing operator oBike said on Sun it is working on a “solution to refund user deposits”, adding that it is also focused on meeting a July 4 deadline set by LTA to remove its fleet. On Sun…

Despite more charging points, obstacles abound to keep electric car sales from moving into fast lane

Before Mr Peter Huang decided to buy an electric car, one of the concerns he had was whether there were enough charging points across the island. After he got the Hyundai Ioniq in Feb, Mr Huang soon realised…

How much of your income should you spend on housing?

With housing being one of the biggest expenditures many expect to invest in, it is crucial for both homeowners and tenants to determine how much of their income they should set aside for housing costs, such as mortgage…

Standard but standout flats that sell for over $1m

IT professional K.S. Gee paid $1.068 million for a five-room flat at Clementi Towers, the highest to date for the first HDB project to be integrated with a mall. He believes it is “a fair deal”. He is…

Early morning blaze strikes Defu Lane industrial building; no one hurt

Firefighters took some four hours to put out an early morning blaze involving waste products at a Defu Lane industrial building on Sun. No one was hurt in the blaze that occurred at about 2.30am at 26 Defu…

Sembawang Integrated Hub to be called Bukit Canberra

The upcoming Sembawang sport and community hub set to open progressively from 2020 will be called Bukit Canberra, announced SportSG on Sun at the groundbreaking ceremony. The 12 hectare space – first announced in 2016 – will provide…

Can shifting the emphasis to renting help solve Singapore’s public housing puzzle?

With significant CPF funds being funnelled to housing, and a substantial reason why Singaporeans’ retirement savings may be inadequate, Singapore needs to consider that housing and retirement security are two sides of the same coin. We need to…

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