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Bike-sharing: Balance between regulation, supporting innovation

The closure of Singapore-based bike-sharing firm oBike will certainly be cheered by many critics. Those who complained about the “eyesore” and “clutter” of indiscriminately parked bikes will be pleased to see them gone. It is possible the company…

Police investigating case of letterboxes forced open at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee HDB

Several letterboxes at the void deck of a HDB block were found damaged on Fri night. Residents of Blk 10 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee View discovered letterboxes forced open and damaged when they came to retrieve their mail…

New bidding system for HDB coffee shops focuses on quality to help keep food affordable

Patrons of future HDB coffee shops can look forward to more affordable food choices and innovative features. Later this year, HDB will start evaluating tenders for coffee shops that it oversees on other factors – such as whether…

DirectHome cashback offer under scrutiny

A property-listing portal has come under scrutiny for offering half the commission earned by agents back to the buyers. CEA is looking into home-grown site DirectHome, after complaints from property agents alleging that the firm breaks existing rules…

Former school sites could become retirement villages

Schools which once echoed with the voices of children playing may one day be hubs of community living for the elderly in Singapore. A suggestion in Parliament this week by Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai to turn vacant…

Old TV scripts, footage among 400 items donated to national archives

Scripts from the once popular television series Fri Background were among more than 400 items donated by members of the public to NAS on Sat, as part of a donation drive calling for historical materials related to the…

Fresh property cooling measures to stymie demand but home prices expected to hold steady in the near-term

The fresh property cooling measures – higher ABSD and lower LTV limit – announced by the Singapore Government on 05 July took the market by surprise as recent trends suggest that the private residential market is finding its…

This BTO project made more profit than The Pinnacle @ Duxton

Ask Singaporeans to name a BTO project that has made enormous profits for owners on the resale market, and the answer is likely to be The Pinnacle @ Duxton. Launched in 2004, this centrally-located project made headlines in…

Rise of the ‘en blockers’

The EdgeProp 360+ event, “En bloc vs En block”, on the evening of July 5 drew a packed audience. It was clear that some owners were getting cold feet as one of the questions raised during the panel…

Unit at Nassim Park Residences reaps $2.45 mil profit

Over the week of June 26 to July 3, the most profitable deal was the sale of a five-bedroom unit at Nassim Park Residences in prime District 10. The 6,932 sqft unit on the fifth floor fetched $20.8…

Road widening works in Punggol Way

We refer to Mr Ong Ka Hoe’s letter (Impose more stringent rules on roadworks; July 5). Mr Ong cited “a big hole” along Punggol Way, where no apparent construction work was observed. We would like to clarify that…

Install fire alarms in all HDB blocks

On July 11, there was a fire on the ninth floor of Blk 11 Joo Seng Road. After speaking with HDB staff present, I was shocked to learn that there were no fire alarms in the block. In…

E-waste recycling push raises concerns of personal data security

I am heartened by the private sector’s commitment to protecting the environment through the expansion of the Renew programme, allowing consumers to easily recycle their e-waste (Four retailers hop on board e-waste recycling scheme; June 6). However, while…

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