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Increased expertise, more holistic overview of flora and fauna for NParks

The transfer of animal-related functions from AVA to NParks aims to create a more holistic understanding of flora and fauna and better manage human-animal interactions. The move will combine NParks’ expertise in wildlife conservation and horticultural science, and…

AVA investigating alleged mishandling of snake by handlers in Boon Lay

A large snake was spotted in a Book Lay park and removed by handlers from AVA on Tues. In a video posted on FB by All Singapore Stuff, two men can be seen attempting to recapture the snake…

5 commercial properties Singaporeans secretly wish they own

Sure, we could go into detail about how commercial properties are a better investment because residential property have higher taxes, lower rental yield et cetera, but that’s not the only reason why plenty of Singaporeans wish they owned…

The 99.co property report for 2Q 2018 (and 3 key takeaways)

Just when property watchers thought that the party was just getting started in 2Q 2018, up came the government, who pulled the rug from under our feet as the 3rd quarter barely got under way. So, putting together…

Maintaining private water systems is responsibility of owners

PUB would like to respond to comments the chairman of the management council of Nicon Gardens, Mr M. J. Pillai, made (Condo fined $2,000 for not repairing pipe that leaked enough water to fill 1½ Olympic-size pools; July…

Grana pop-up for Singapore

Hong Kong-based online fashion retailer Grana is to open a pop-up store in Singapore from Sun, Mar 4. While Singapore was one of the first countries Grana shipped to after its Hong Kong launch in 2013, this is…

Auctioned properties jumped to 9-year high at 454 listings in H1

Singapore properties put up for auction jumped by 21.7% YoY to 454 listings, including re-listings, in H1 2018 – the highest level recorded since H2 2009, Colliers Intl revealed. The number of listings rose across all sectors except…

Suntec REIT bullish amidst office rents upturn

Suntec REIT’s could retain its bullish performance amidst the expected multi-year upturn in office rents, DBS Equity Research said. According to DBS, passing rents at the mall which is around $10 to $11 psf/month are significantly lower compared…

Michelin Guide Singapore 2018 launched, five new one-star restaurants

Five restaurants were awarded their first Michelin star last night, at the launch of the Michelin Guide Singapore 2018. They are modern Australian barbecue restaurant Burnt Ends in Teck Lim Road, Cantonese and southern Chinese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun…

Ugg makes Singapore retail return

The Australian sheepskin footwear brand Ugg, a 90’s-era icon, has returned to Singapore at Paragon shopping centre. The new Ugg Singapore store follows a collaboration with Y/Project several months ago modelled by popular songstress Rihanna, revamping the brand’s…

AVA to be dissolved, new Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to oversee food safety and security

AVA will be dissolved, with its functions being taken over by NParks and a new stat board from Apr 2019, said MND. On Thurs, an MND spokesman said that the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), will be formed to…

LTA pilots Travel Smart information initiative to help commuters plan their journeys

Train commuters can soon get more specific information to help them better plan their journey under a new initiative by LTA. By the end of July, 20 of Singapore’s busiest MRT stations – including Yishun and Ang Mo…

Skipping plastic straws might not do much to stop marine pollution, experts say

Saying no to plastic straws might feel like a conscientious effort to reduce marine litter, but this global movement does little to stem the pollution, experts said. One industry observer told CNA that the real problem lies with…

S$2.1 million for national monuments’ restoration and maintenance works

Twelve national monuments including the Church of St Teresa and Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple will receive about a total of S$2.1 million this year from NHB for restoration and maintenance works. The bulk of the money – about…

Fierce competition among developers may be why fresh curbs are needed

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Same facts, different interpretations. This axiom is starkly exemplified by the strong reactions of the property industry to the latest housing cooling measures that took effect on July 6. Redas has insisted that there is no rationale for…

Katong Plaza and Fortune Park extend tenders amidst property curbs

The tender closing for Katong Plaza and Fortune Park have been extended due to the property cooling measures, Huttons Asia revealed. According to Huttons Asia deputy head of investment sales Angela Lim, developers said that they would prefer…

Far East siblings named as Singapore’s richest people

The net worth of Singapore’s top 50 wealthiest people collectively increased by 11 percent to nearly US$116 billion, with two property tycoons claiming the top spot, according to a Forbes ranking. Brothers Robert and Philip Ng, who control…

Anchorvale Crescent to be tendered at $255m minimum

HDB has accepted an application from a developer to put up the residential site at Anchorvale Crescent for sale by public tender at a minimum price of $255m or $461 psf ppr. HDB will launch the public tender…

Singapura Restaurant, Chef Wan’s Kitchen call it a day

Two well-known restaurants here are calling it a day. Singapura Restaurant in Selegie Road, which has been operating for 22 years, is folding on Sun, reported Shin Min Daily News. Ms Valerie Tang, 60, the second-generation owner of…

Authorities dragging their feet on short-term rental issue

Making informed decisions driven by accurate and representative data is certainly sensible (URA to seek more detailed views on Airbnb-style stays; July 24). Judging from the pushback against so-called “home sharing” in the form of tougher rules –…

Airbnb-style rentals already a big headache

From budget to glitzy five-star hotels, there is no lack of accommodation for visitors in Singapore. In several other Asian countries, governments are already reining in Airbnb-style stays because of the problems they are creating for residents. Even…

Time for S’pore to embrace Airbnb-style stays

URA announced that it has commissioned a new study to gather Singaporeans’ views on short-term accommodation after a public consultation earlier this year yielded mixed results (URA to seek more detailed views on Airbnb-style stays; July 24). For…

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