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Investors turn to safety of S-REITs amid new property curbs, US-China trade war

S-REITs saw renewed interest from investors, who view these assets as safe havens amidst the fresh curbs on private housing and the brewing trade war between two economic superpowers, according to DBS Vickers. “There has been good interest…

Analysing Aug 2018 BTO prices: Mixed signals from HDB

Ahead of the Aug 2018 HDB BTO sales launch on Tues, the indicative prices for the projects in Yishun and Punggol have been released. In this article, we take a look at the how the prices for the…

NTU to ban free plastic bags from Oct 1

Plastic bags will not be given out for free on NTU’s premises from Oct 1, a move that could save nearly 10 million plastic bags a year. As part of the university’s five-year growth plan, which has a…

54-year-old man arrested for smashing glass panels of at least 15 lift doors in Eunos Crescent

A 54-year-old man was arrested on Sat after smashing the glass panels of at least 15 lift doors in Eunos Crescent. The police said that they received a report about a case of vandalism on Fri at around…

Old Punggol Road to become heritage trail: 5 things you might not know about the historic route

A new heritage trail will be one of the key features in Punggol Point District, a waterfront precinct comprising two new housing projects that will be launched in Aug. Located along Old Punggol Road, once the main transport…

Uniqlo Singapore to open two more stores

Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo will be opening two new stores in Singapore’s Eastern and Central regions next month. Uniqlo Singapore’s Downtown East and Great World City stores will take Uniqlo’s local store count to 28. Both stores will…

New S$180m building at NTU to be Asia’s largest wooden building

NTU will soon boast Asia’s largest wooden building, the university revealed on Mon. This was announced by Professor Subra Suresh, President of NTU, as part of the university’s five-year plan to advance as a leading global university through…

Singapore’s regulatory environment could nurture next tech giant: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s regulatory environment may be an important competitive advantage in the future when it comes to nurturing the next tech giant, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung. He spoke about the importance of regulation. In many markets, start-ups…

Six-month on-demand public bus trial to begin in Dec

From Dec, commuters can request to be picked up and dropped off at selected bus stops through a mobile app under a six-month trial of on-demand bus services. Announcing the award of the S$2.26 million contract of the…

Small changes that can enhance life in HDB estates

In most HDB estates, we have precinct pavilions built for community activities such as RC events, weddings and wakes. It is a waste for such sheltered common spaces to be used so sparingly. HDB could very easily step…

Pull the plug on electricity theft

On two occasions recently, I spotted people tapping public electricity illegally to charge their PMDs. One incident occurred at a multi-purpose hall, while the other happened at a hawker centre managed by a town council. As more and…

‘Affordable’ intl school to expand

Two years after its opening in 2016, Invictus Intl School plans to add two more campuses in a year’s time. The expansion shows that offering affordable education at an intl school is a “sustainable” business model, said its…

Sensible speeds for a safer journey

Good traffic management is all about balancing the legitimate needs of various users, particularly pedestrians and drivers. And so there are good reasons for why rules are in place. One practical result of speed limits for cars and…

Chef Willin Low’s Wild Rocket to close as he takes his Singapore-inspired cuisine overseas

After 13 years in the business, Singaporean chef-owner Willin Low will close the doors of his popular “Mod-Sin” restaurant Wild Rocket. The restaurant will serve its last dinner on Oct 31. “Mod-Sin” – short for “Modern Singaporean” –…

Resale at Botanic Gardens Mansion reaps $1.45 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Botanic Gardens Mansion, off Napier Road in District 10, made the top gain of $1.45 million over the week of Aug 7 to 14. The 1,755 sqft, three-bedroom unit on the seventh…

Lower PMD speeds on footpaths ‘good’ but onus should still be on users

While lowering the speed limit of bicycles and PMDs on footpaths could go some way towards reducing the number of accidents on footpaths, experts say the proposal has limitations on improving pedestrian safety. Singapore Safety Driving Centre training…

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