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Relook resale levy for more equitable housing policy

Last Sun’s report (Standard but standout flats that sell for over $1m) highlights a disturbing practice that is inequitable and could worsen the existing social inequality. The crux of the issue is that only a privileged group of…

Amending law will boost wildlife protection efforts

I refer to the letter by Mr Ong Junkai (Extreme wildlife protection laws could hurt conservation; July 1) in which he appears to have misconstrued the point of this effort to amend the laws to further protect wildlife.…

Ikea Singapore harnesses the sun

On a drive to make renewable energy a part of everyday business, Ikea Singapore yesterday flipped the switch on two different solar projects. Ikea Alexandra is the first commercial enterprise in Singapore to activate a large-scale solar cooling…

Smart mosquito traps to go on trial at the end of this year: NEA

Mosquito traps with sensors that can help identify the species and gender of a mosquito will go on trial at residential estates at the end of this year, potentially reducing the manpower needed to check the devices. NEA…

Emerald Hill gems for sale

No heritage project is too small for French architect Jean Francois Milou, who took on the design of a corner conservation terraced house on Emerald Hill Road three years ago. This was shortly after completing the design of…

Two units at luxury condo Boulevard Vue top $4,000 psf

Two units at luxury condominium Boulevard Vue were sold in May and June at prices above $4,000 psf. The latest transaction was the sale of a 4,478 sqft, four-bedroom unit on the 24th floor that fetched $18.27 million…

Bike-sharing: Is Singapore riding the wrong way?

The exit of three bicycle-rental operators – oBike, GBikes and ShareBikeSG – within a month has raised doubts on the sustainability and suitability of the dockless bike-share model for Singapore. While four players – ofo, Mobike, Anywheel and…

Dad taught Revez boss how to build property portfolio

Mr Victor Neo, CEO and founder of creative technology provider Revez, is a strong believer in the investment potential of real estate. This is not surprising as he had been accompanying his late father, an avid property investor,…

Homing in on its core business

We spoke with Centurion Corp CEO Kong Chee Min to discusses how its largest business segment – purpose-built worker accommodation – is capitalising on Asia’s rapid industrialisation and fast-growing demand for this niche type of service. Centurion Corp…

Some beat property cooling measures, others redo sums

When property agent Millie Tan, 40, heard that the Government was implementing tighter cooling measures for home buyers, she rushed down to the Riverfront Residences condominium show-flat in Hougang to buy a unit last Thurs. She was one…

HDB looking into deploying floating solar panels in open sea

To accelerate the adoption of solar energy in the Republic, HDB is looking into setting up floating solar panels in the open sea. To do so, HDB announced on Sun that it will start a research collaboration with…

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