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Finding their green fingers, IMH patients turn part-time farmers

He is a long-time schizophrenia patient who once lived “in his own shell”, as he shied away from participating in ward activities at IMH. But things changed for Mr Chua, 69 when he found his green fingers while…

Some teachers unhappy over insufficient parking lots, MOE steps in to allow them to park in bus bays

Ahead of the imposition of parking charges on teachers on Wed, the move gave rise to an unexpected problem in some schools: A lack of parking lots due to high demand for season parking, which caused unhappiness among…

Appeal court awards damages in Turf City joint venture dispute to minority shareholders group

A long-running legal saga between two groups of people who went into a joint venture to develop Turf City has come to a close after more than a decade. In a 185-page written judgment released on Fri, a…

Four hotels accused of colluding on corporate room rates

Four hotels are suspected of colluding by sharing with each other the non-public room rates they offer to companies. Singapore’s competition watchdog said they discussed and exchanged “confidential, customer-specific, commercially sensitive information”. In doing so, they infringed the…

Freelance real estate agents get new healthcare benefits scheme

SEAA is rolling out a healthcare scheme today that can help members cut their medical bills, a move that follows similar initiatives by at least two real estate firms here. The collaboration with SingCapital, gives self-employed real estate…

Learn from wet markets in cutting plastic use

When I visited the wet market recently, I found that fruits and vegetables were displayed openly without being prepacked in plastic bags. In supermarkets, fruits and vegetables are all prepacked. Customers are encouraged to use our own bags…

See how HDB flats’ resale volume recovered from 2015

This chart from SRX Analyzer and OrangeTee & Tie Consultancy showed how HDB flats’ resale volume recovered progressively from 2015 to 2018. “The volume of resales has been rising since 2015 in tandem with the increased supply of…

Holland Village car park to close on Aug 13 for development works

From Aug 13, Holland Village’s main car park serving the hot dining enclave will make way for works on a mixed-use development, which is set to complete within seven years. Weekend visitors flocking to the area, which is…

Building ahead of demand key for Changi Airport to keep up with competition: Khaw

Building ahead of demand is important for Changi Airport to keep up with its competitors, Coordinating Minister of Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said on Fri. In his speech at the official opening of Changi…

Changi Airport unveils ‘chandelier-inspired’ playground at T4

A five-storey crimson red playground featuring sliding poles and climbing nets was unveiled on Fri at Changi Airport’s T4 official opening ceremony. The playground, Chandelier, is shaped in a double helix with a weaved tapestry steel core and…

8 seniors on a social media mission to build a S$15 million home

Asked if she knew what a selfie was, 74-year-old Lim Siew Ngo peered over the top of her glasses, looking puzzled. “What’s selfless?” she said. Expecting a bunch of elderly tech noobs like her to spearhead a crowdfunding…

Things still hunky-dory for co-working operators, but test will come during a business downturn

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Last year, some watchers of the office-space market were predicting consolidation in the co-working space sector here. Today, the mood is more buoyant and the possibilities for their expansion in Singapore seem boundless. Co-working space operators are currently…

DBS trims property loans growth by S$1b

DBS, the nation’s largest mortgage provider, has dialled back its property loans growth forecast by S$1 billion, given that last month’s cooling measures are expected to hit sentiment. At Thurs’s second-quarter earnings briefing, a sober CEO Piyush Gupta…

Holland Village businesses worry about carpark closure

Visitors to Holland Village will soon find parking spaces harder to come by, as its main carpark makes way for a mixed use development that will take seven years to complete. The open air carpark serving the enclave,…

E-waste a bigger problem than plastic waste, says Masagos

While there is plenty of focus on plastic waste, the more pressing issue facing Singapore is electronic waste, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday at the annual Singapore Green Building Council Leadership Conversations meeting. “E-waste is very toxic.…

88% of Singaporeans unhappy over high property prices: PG

The majority of Singapore consumers are dissatisfied over the state of the property market, revealed PG’s latest Consumer Sentiment Survey. In fact, 88 percent of those unhappy with the market cited high property prices as their key concern.…

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