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HDB occupancy cap for renting out flats does not apply to family members who can live in the same unit

MND has clarified that HDB occupancy cap for renting out flats does not apply to family members live in the same HDB unit. The Minister said this in responding to a parliamentary question of whether there is a…

Fire breaks out at condominium near Redhill, no injuries reported

A fire broke out at The Metropolitan, a condominium in Alexandra View near Redhill MRT station on Mon evening. It has since been put out. A resident of The Metropolitan, who wanted to be known as Mr Tan,…

Lawsuits by town councils against WP MPs go to trial in Oct

The civil lawsuits brought by AHTC and PRPTC against WP MPs Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim, and Pritam Singh will be heard in High Court from Oct 1 to Nov 2. The court dates were fixed on Mon…

Construction company fined S$44,000 for damaging water main in Tampines

A construction company was fined on Jul 3 for damaging a water main at a worksite, resulting in wastage of about 4,000 cubic metres of water – enough to fill 1.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools. PUB said on Mon…

Closure of Holland Village car parks delayed

The closure of car parks at Holland Village to make way for a new mixed-use development has been pushed back to minimise inconvenience to the public and disruption to businesses in the area, Far East Organisation has said.…

From acclaim to sleaze to sale: iconic Golden Mile Complex to go en bloc

Golden Mile Complex — the sequestered haven for authentic Thai food here — will undergo an en bloc sale. Formerly known as the Woh Hup Complex, construction was completed in 1973 at the steep cost of SGD18 million.…

Singapore retains top spot globally for fixed broadband speeds, lags in mobile

Singapore has topped the charts for the fastest fixed broadband speeds globally for the 12th time in a row, according to a speed test index published last month. Singapore beat 132 countries and regions in Ookla’s Speedtest Global…

Prime office tenants flee new buildings as landlords hold onto rising renewal rates

Savills said prime office tenants, specifically those occupying Grade AAA spaces, are fleeing out of new buildings into even newer buildings as their landlords continue to ride on the rise of renewal rates. This, in turn, buoyed Singapore’s…

Ocha Fresh Thai promises new approach in Frasers Tower

A new Thai dining concept has opened in the Frasers Tower in Tanjong Pagar. Conceived by a Singapore-based Thai and his New Zealand partner on a quest to find true-tasting authentic food outside of Thailand, Ocha Fresh Thai…

SMRT will win back the public’s trust, says new CEO Neo Kian Hong

The new CEO of beleaguered transport operator SMRT said on Mon he is confident of earning back the public’s trust, and that he has given up his car and will rely on public transport. “We continue to organise…

At the new Raffles, two of the world’s best chefs come to Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore closed its doors in Dec for its first renovation in almost 30 years. The work updates the entire 130-year-old property, even adding new buildings. Whatever the cost—hotel owner Katara Hospitality says only that it’s a…

Retired sniffer dogs can now be adopted by those living in HDB flats

A pilot programme that allowed dog handlers from the uniformed services to adopt retired sniffer dogs has now been extended to those living in HDB flats. On Mon, MND, MHA and Mindef, the ministries said that the scheme,…

Singapore to use study on carbon pricing to shape future tax

An upcoming comprehensive study of carbon pricing will be used to shape how the carbon tax is implemented here in future, by delving into the impact of carbon pricing in other countries and its possible impact here, ST…

3 en bloc bids hit by weaker sentiment as property cooling measures take their toll

The latest property cooling measures have taken their toll on plans by at least three freehold projects to sell en bloc, with a marketing agent resigning from two, while a third has shelved plans for a sale. PropNex,…

Kingsley Mansion in Balestier attempts $45.5 mil collective sale

Kingsley Mansion, a freehold condominium off Balestier Road, has launched a collective sale attempt. The 18-unit development has a reserve price of $45.5 million, says Century 21. If the sale is successful at its reserve price, each of…

Direct law against wildlife feeding at nuisance animals

There is no doubt that the current issues with wild boars, mynahs and pigeons could possibly be aided by human feeding (Feeding wild animals does more harm than good, by Mr Neeraj Prabakharan; Aug 4). However, there is…

Far East Hospitality sees room for variety as it grows

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Mid-tier hotel operator Far East Hospitality’s (FEH) CEO Arthur Kiong acknowledges the rosy statistics for the hospitality industry: tourism arrivals were up to 17.4 million last year and hotel occupancy this year hovers around the mid-80s. Pointing to…

He spent more than 70 years tending to Har Par Villa sculptures and Owners fired up to keep dragon kiln alive

When he started at 13, Mr Teo Veoh Seng was the youngest of four artisans at Haw Par Villa. But for the longest time, the 84-year-old was the only artisan tending to over 1,000 Chinese mythology sculptures in…

Taxi crashes into wall in Bedok North market, no injuries

A taxi crashed into a wall at a Bedok North market and hawker centre on Sun stunning onlookers. The police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi at Blk 216 Bedok North St 1…

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