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Homebuyers’ market

Singaporean entrepreneur and real estate investor Eugene Loh and his wife purchased a 635 sqft, two-bedroom unit at The Tre Ver on Potong Pasir Ave 1 last weekend. He was one of the buyers at The Tre Ver…

Clarke Quay nightspots get trial liquor licensing extension to 4am on all Fri

Partygoers who visit Clarke Quay on Fri nights can now imbibe alcohol for an hour longer until 4am the next day at popular nightspots like Zouk, Attica and The Pump Room every week, instead of two Fri a…

78 Alkofelic: New bar on Purvis St aimed at the coffee and cocktail-loving crowd

Coffee and cocktails each have their own loyal following — put them together, though, and it can either turn out to be a terrible union of two of our favourite things, or a next-level drink of its own.…

Focus on plastic waste too

I was disappointed that MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said the more pressing issue facing Singapore is electronic waste rather than plastics (E-waste a more pressing issue than plastics: Masagos; Aug 3). He said: “When you try to do…

Bora Aksu opens at MBS

Bora Aksu, the London-based, Turkish fashion designer, has opened his first standalone store in Asia, at Singapore’s The Shoppes at MBS. The Marina Bay store takes up about 2000 sqft on level B2. Aksu is gaining a following…

‘Farrer Park area less frequently used’, Minister justifies site demolition

MND Minister has justified the demolition of the Farrer Park area saying “the facilities in the area were less frequently used as competitive sports venues.” Responding to a parliamentary question on if Farrer Park Field and the adjoining…

How HDB punishes divorcees in Singapore

Over the years, HDB has been relaxing the rules against divorcees buying flats. Actually, the intention for these rules isn’t really to “punish” them at all. Rather, HDB’s intent is to stop the occasional schemer from gaming the…

CityDev’s massive unsold landbank is key target for cooling measures

City Development should brace for a downturn in the immediate term as the government’s cooling measures are expected to hit the developer who currently has the largest inventory of new units for launch, according to DBS Research. The…

Some Singapore businesses go cashless as more consumers embrace e-payment

When Ms Juliana Wong, 34, tried to pay for her coffee at Black&Ink in Swan Lake Ave in the east in Apr, she was surprised to hear the cashier say that the cafe does not accept cash. Instead,…

Tender for EC site at Anchorvale Crescent launched

HDB has launched for sale by public tender, EC site at Anchorvale Crescent. The 184,464 sqft site is on the Reserve List of the 1H2018 GLS programme. HDB announced that it received an application from a developer for…

Keeping a distance from wildlife too drastic an idea

While nature interest groups generally welcome inclusion and encourage the public to participate in their activities, I am surprised that Mr Neeraj Prabakharan advocated exclusion in his letter (Feeding wild animals does more harm than good; Aug 4).…

Mortgagee sale of strata shop unit at East Village for $1.35 mil

A strata retail unit at East Village, a mixed-use development on Upper Changi Road, was put up for auction by Knight Frank last month. It was a mortgagee sale — the first to surface in the four-storey, freehold…

Supply crunch to boost Grade A office rents by 10% in 2018

Rental costs for Singapore’s CBD Grade A offices are expected to maintain their positive momentum with rents expected to rise by 10% by the end of 2018 and another 10% by 2019 amidst a tight supply situation giving…

Areas of concern in crackdown on errant PMD users

I am delighted that LTA is putting more enforcement personnel to tackle and mitigate the dangers posed by PMDs (More eyes to help detect errant cyclists, PMD users; Aug 6). However, it fell short by not citing the…

Heady days: Use of drones to detect defects on HDB blocks takes flight

HDB had embarked on a small-scale, week-long trial on four HDB blocks in Jurong East in July to see if drones are able to complement building inspection efforts, particularly for hard to reach places or those that may…

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