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Sentosa Cove bungalows see more mortgagee sales

In the latest sign of distress in Sentosa Cove, more waterfront villas are surfacing as mortgagee sales at auctions. Owners with less holding power are seeing their properties foreclosed by banks, says Sharon Lee, head of auctions at…

Banks dole out goodies and run campaigns to get customers to hop on cashless payments

From cash-back to sale promotions, banks are using a variety of ways to encourage their customers to go cashless as part of Singapore’s smart nation drive. Since Mar, DBS Bank has been offering a cash back incentive of…

Track fault causes late-night delay on EWL

A track fault on the EWL caused delays of more than an hour between Tampines MRT station and Pasir Ris MRT station on Sat night. SMRT first notified commuters of the track fault at around 10pm. In a…

Roadblocks for en blocs

In Feb this year, the 160-unit, 999-year leasehold Brookvale Park was sold en bloc for $530 million. That would translate to gross proceeds of $2.5 million to $4.4 million for each owner. Owners of five units at Brookvale…

Hawker centres to go cashless, hawkers respond by going tasteless

In response to the news that cashless payments will be rolled out at hawker centres island-wide by NEA, many hawkers are brushing this off as “stupid”, and have proclaimed their readiness to go on the offensive. Seah Kwei…

Gone to waste: a hard look at our recycling effort

The extent of recycling, for most people in Singapore, is the blue bin they have outside their homes. For them, the blue bins are a convenient way to recycle their daily waste in a manner we all secretly…

1- and 2-room HDB households in North East District to get vouchers for free LED lights

All households living in one- and two-room HDB flats in the North East District will receive a S$25 voucher to buy LED lights, in a bid to encourage these households to use more energy-efficient lights. NEA and North…

Condo residents trained as ‘monkey guards’

At the Dairy Farm Estate condominium in Upper Bukit Timah, its residents, security guards and animal-loving volunteers take on duties as “monkey guards”. Thrice a week, they patrol the grounds to defend the condo against incursions from monkeys…

Help preserve 114-year heritage of Keppel Club

It saddens me to learn that there will be no extension to Keppel Club’s lease as the Government has redevelopment plans for the site (Keppel Club cuts monthly fee to $1; June 21). How many 114-year-old heritage establishments…

Feeding certain wildlife on private property must not be stopped

It is good to note that NParks and AVA agree it is important to promote greater interest and appreciation for nature and wildlife (Feeding of wildlife causes host of problems; Aug 8). However, they have ignored my emphasis…

Responsible commercialisation will aid wildlife conservation

The UN Conference on Trade and Development promotes legitimate wildlife trade in a sustainable and responsible manner. It is unfortunate that, in Singapore, such legitimate wildlife trade has been stigmatised due to continuous lobbying by animal activists, some…

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