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Three secret sauces to designing green cities

Clean up hawker centres to stand a chance to win Unesco award

I am thrilled by PM Lee’s suggestion to nominate our rich hawker culture for Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity inscription during his recent National Day Rally speech. Singaporeans and the Singapore Tourism Board will be able to…

How Govt can help bring cost of living down

In the recent National Day Rally speech, PM Lee gave useful tips on how one’s cost of living could be reduced. One big factor in Singaporeans’ cost of living is the price of land, which not only affects…

CashCards a simple solution to risky mobile payments

I do not understand why many cashless payments are done through mobile phones. Why should consumers incur higher costs through hidden fees such as mobile data charges, bank charges, transactional charges and others, most of which people are…

Three secret sauces to designing green cities

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Climate change certainly feels real, and backed by meteorological data, can indeed be proven to be real. Industrialisation has often been linked to global warming, and hence climate change. So too has the consumption of fossil fuels, whose…

Discussion on Malaysia’s request to defer HSR ongoing, says MOT

Discussions on Malaysia’s request to defer construction of the HSR are ongoing and the bilateral agreement pertaining to the project remains in force, MOT said on Fri. ST, citing an unnamed source, reported earlier on Fri that Singapore…

Singapore’s homeownership and asset enhancement policies have worked well: PM Lee

PM Lee on Fri held up the success of the Government’s homeownership and asset enhancement policies, and chided those who claim that the 99-year leases of HDB flats is “merely extended rental and not a sale”. “I find…

Former employee of Frasers unit admits to cheating company of S$89,000 in contracts

A former employee of Frasers Centrepoint Property Management & Services pleaded guilty on Fri to conspiring with another man to cheat the company of S$89,000 worth of contracts over seven years. Abdul Rahim Ghazali, 46, faces 113 charges,…

Malaysia and Singapore agree to put HSR on hold, delay and costs to be discussed: source

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to put the HSR on hold after ministers in charge met on Thurs, with senior officials now tasked with negotiating the terms of the deferment. ST understands that Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan…

S-REITs fared well in July over increased attention from funds

S-REIT bounced back to 4.6% from its lowly state in June, DBS Equity Research said. This was amidst property funds switching from developers due to the cooling measures whilst generalist funds are seeking yield over the uncertainties arising…

VERS versus SERS

Earlier this year, semi-retired Mrs Irene Tay sold her HDB double-storey terraced house on Jalan Bahagia for $685,000. The HDB terraced house has a 99-year lease from 1972, which translates into a remaining lease of 53 years. Tay…

Luxury bungalows at Belmont Road, Sentosa Cove sold for more than $33 million

A newly completed Good Class Bungalow (GCB) at 43 Belmont Road was recently sold for $33.8 million. Based on the freehold land area of 15,070 sqft, the price translates to $2,243 psf. The house was developed by Fission…

Some Singtel customers unable to make 4G voice calls for almost 2 hours on Fri morning

Some Singtel customers were unable to make or receive calls on Fri morning, with the nearly two-hour disruption resolved around 10.15am. On the telco’s FB page, users started complaining as early as 8.30am that they were unable to…

Panel proposes cutting speed limit for PMDs, making helmets compulsory for cyclists on roads

Users of mobility devices such as e-scooters will soon have to slow down when riding on footpaths, while cyclists on roads will have to wear helmets – if the Government accepts a proposal put forward by an advisory…

ESR-Reit: Warburg’s platform for S-E Asian logistics assets

ESR-Reit could become a platform into which private equity firm Warburg Pincus would inject South-east Asian industrial assets. The Reit’s sponsor, ESR, an aggressively expanding logistics property developer and operator, is eyeing the region as its next target…

Khazanah not currently in talks to sell stake in joint ventures with Temasek

Talk of Khazanah Nasional Bhd seeking to sell its stake in M+S Pte Ltd resurfaced this week – this time in a report by a Malaysian newspaper. M+S – a 60:40 joint-venture company with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings –…

Will big banks’ fully digital home loan solutions threaten incumbent proptech players?

When OCBC launched its homebuying-slash-ownership platform called OneAdvisor in Jan 2018, it said it aimed to address services that do not “paint the full picture” of home buying for consumers. It currently has “affordability” advice which calculates price…

Singapore continues to rank highly in liveability polls

When housewife Belinda Carlson moved to Singapore four years ago with her accountant husband and two children aged five and seven, she could not believe how well the city was planned. “In Singapore, we’ve not felt the need…

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