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Detention order for teenage e-scooter rider who caused housewife severe brain injuries

The teenager who knocked down a housewife and caused her to suffer severe brain injuries on Tues was sentenced to a short detention order of 14 days, as well as 100 hours of community service. That means that…

Domestic workers skip Orchard Road for parks

From receiving beauty treatments to dancing and singing, and even worship, domestic workers in Singapore have turned public parks into their one-stop entertainment venue. Hundreds have been drawn away from the malls and crowds in Orchard Road to…

2.5m python caught in HDB flat in Jalan Bukit Merah area, pees while being caught

A python was found in an HDB flat near Jalan Bukit Merah on Thurs, with handlers from AVA called in to respond to the incident. A video circulated around on FB from Sun had shown two men attempting…

Shake Shack, A&W and a cinema are all said to be opening at Changi Airport’s new mega-mall Jewel next year

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Changi Airport’s upcoming mega shopping mall Jewel has caught the attention of many both in Singapore and around the globe, what with its planned indoor forests, waterfalls and mazes. Not only that, the F&B selection that visitors from…

Mediacorp Campus honoured at President’s Design Award

Mediacorp Campus, the home of Singapore’s key broadcaster, was honoured at the prestigious President’s Design Award (P*DA) on Tues, after being named Design of the Year. The architectural project by Maki & Associates and DP Architects was one…

Singapore real estate investment market active in Q2: Colliers

Singapore’s property investment market was active in the second quarter, with residential sites offered under the GLS programme and existing private condominiums launched for collective sales by unit owners attracting robust demand from both local and foreign developers,…

Property investment sales up 2% to $9.5b in Q2

Singapore’s property investment sales climbed by 2% to $9.5b in Q2 2018 from $9.4b in Q1, ET&Co revealed. It noted that residential investment sales already recorded an 18.4% decline for the quarter, which may be due to a…

Singapore’s battle with disposable plastic addiction

A generation ago, Singaporeans brought home takeaway food from hawker stalls in tingkat, the Malay word for tiffin carrier, and groceries they bought from wet markets were wrapped in newspaper and palm leafs, and carried home in bamboo…

Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR): 7 key points to know

Implemented in June 2013 by MAS, TDSR is a framework that safeguards borrowers against over-borrowing for their property purchase(s). In essence, the TDSR limits the amount individuals can spend on monthly mortgage debt repayments, based on a percentage…

Worth remaking facilities in age of flux

Japan watchers often cite the fact that supermarkets stock more adult diapers than baby diapers – to illustrate the seriousness of the ageing population issue there. A similar kind of milestone was crossed for Singapore when an MP…

Sustainable property market benefits all

We thank the various Forum letter writers who discussed the recent property market measures. The objective of the cooling measures is not to send prices down, but to moderate the property market cycle. Experience here and abroad has…

Property cooling measures scuppered ‘long awaited’ recovery, could worsen supply glut: Redas

The Government’s latest cooling measures have halted the “long awaited” recovery of the property market, and could worsen a supply glut, Redas president Augustine Tan said on Tues. Speaking at a seminar organised by the association, Mr Tan…

New capsule hotel opens in Kampong Glam

CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotels has opened a second property in Singapore at Kampong Glam following the opening of its first one within Chinatown in 2016. Dubbed as CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam, the property offers a…

What the latest round of cooling measures for Singapore’s property market means for investors

On the evening of 5 July 2018, Singapore’s property market got a shock when the Government introduced a fresh (and unexpected) round of cooling measures. The latest round of cooling measure was a huge setback for many investors…

After July spike, developers seek clues in next few months

New home sales in June dropped almost half from May – but the numbers will jump back up this month with the last-minute buying frenzy the night before a new round of cooling measures kicked in on July…

Fresh take on facilities management

Some transformations are gradual and tentative. Facilities management provider CBM’s journey was quite the opposite. In 2007, when new management came in, the firm embarked on several changes concurrently: expanding its clientele, expanding abroad and expanding its range…

Non-conventional use of space in Singapore malls

It has been observed that non-conventional use of space is helping to prop up mall occupancy and boost foot traffic of late. The integration of technology in retailing has gradually shaped consumers’ shopping behaviour. Specifically, the growing popularity…

Placemaking and vibrancy

In Singapore, we are seeing more examples and evidence of how public spaces and even common spaces in buildings and workplaces have been successfully transformed by adhering to basic principles of placemaking. These include community engagement, stakeholder input…

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