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Tripartite committee proposes tougher measures for companies with poor workplace safety records

In its bid to provide workers here with one of the safest workplaces in the world, a tripartite committee has proposed ways to get tougher on firms that have a poor safety and health record. A preliminary recommendation…

Taking a HDB Loan: How the CPF rule change affects you

If you’re intending to buy a HDB flat, be it a BTO or resale unit, then this article is a must-read. On 28 Aug 2018, HDB announced that flat buyers now have the option to leave up to…

IGLS Programme – Government takes measured approach with 2H land release

JTC on 28 Aug launched two sites under the second half of the 2018 IGLS Programme. The site at Corporation Drive received an application for the site to be put up for public tender, with a committed bid…

Residential land sales for 2018 shows Government has taken cautious approach

HDB on Aug 27 announced that it has launched a White site at Pasir Ris Central for sale by public tender under the Confirmed List of the GLS. JLL said for the 1st and 2nd Half of 2018,…

Developer sentiment takes a hard hit after new cooling measures: survey

Developer sentiment has dampened significantly following the government’s announcement of new cooling measures, according to a survey conducted by NUS and REDAS. Outlook for the prime residential and suburban residential sectors were the hardest hit; office, business park/hi-tech…

OneKM mall in Katong rebrands to KINEX

UOL Group has rebranded its OneKM mall in Katong to KINEX. The rebranded mall will offer community-centric features, as well as activities that promote social interaction through experiential offerings. The mall will feature an indoor retail theme park…

Government accepts proposals to strengthen next workplace safety roadmap

The Government on Thurs accepted the recommendations put forth by MOM’s Intl Advisory Panel (IAP) for Singapore’s next 10-year WSH roadmap. The five IAP recommendations were offered after the panel, went through a draft of the WSH2028 plan…

KF Seetoh takes issue with how Social Enterprise Hawker Centers aren’t sustainable for its hawkers

As much as local food authority KF Seetoh appreciates the government’s recent efforts to enshrine hawker culture on the world stage, he is taking issue with how Social Enterprise Hawker Centres (SEHCs) are being run. He heard rumours…

World War II centre Reflections at Bukit Chandu to close in Oct for redevelopment, will reopen in 2021

World War II centre Reflections at Bukit Chandu will be redeveloped for the first time in more than 15 years from Oct, said NHB on Thurs. The work will focus on the site’s content and infrastructural upgrades, and…

Black Tap NYC’s Instagram-famous CrazyShakes are finally in Singapore

It’s described as a “CrazyShake” and for good reason. The tall glass is filled to the brim with ice cream wrapped with a thick layer of vanilla frosting with rainbow sprinkles. And then it’s crowned with a huge…

Johor govt keen on 3rd link to Singapore, moots bridge to Pulau Ubin

The Johor state government has expressed interest in another link to Singapore, this time to be built on its eastern flank. Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian said the proposed route is from the Sungai Rengit area in Pengerang,…

7 in 10 people in Singapore do not know what plastics to recycle: SEC report

About 70 per cent of people in Singapore do not fully understand what plastics to recycle, resulting in the majority of plastic products being disposed of as general waste, according to a report released by SEC on Thurs.…

Progress being made on HSR: Khaw Boon Wan, Azmin Ali

Singapore and Malaysia are “inching closer to a win-win deal” on their joint HSR project, said Malaysian Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali in a FB post on Thurs. Azmin’s post came following his meeting with Singapore’s Transport Minister…

Grange Heights, condo in 40-year dispute over Orchard Road access, gets nod for collective sale

Grange Heights, the condominium that was embroiled in a 40-year dispute with a developer next door over the right of way across an 883 sqm strip of land, is “going en bloc”. Its MCST chairman, Mr Rustom Ghadiali,…

Bid to preserve wild ginger found only in Singapore

Efforts are under way to preserve a species of ginger found only in Singapore after researchers discovered that its tiny population size is likely to lead to inbreeding and the activation of harmful genes in later generations. The…

The evolving narrative on home ownership in Singapore

The recent announcement at PM Lee’s NDR may have given owners of HDB flats with shorter remaining leases a lifeline. But what is clear is that the grand narrative of public housing is undergoing subtle shifts. The home…

Are Singaporeans ready for Ah Kong to age in place?

As Singapore prepares for a silver tsunami – by 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be aged 65 years and above – more people will spend their later years at home or in a senior care centre. The…

Not fair to put one’s legal rights up for vote

While I applaud the Government for reviewing its housing policies, I am gravely concerned by the implications that the VERS will bring. While the details of the scheme have not been disclosed, the vote to go ahead with…

Need to clarify if HDB leases are investment assets or not

The recent discussions on the 99-year leases of HDB flats have only generated more heat and obscured the main concerns of those living in such flats. First, this is not a question of the length of a person’s…

Singaporeans are owners of HDB flats as they profit from it: Minister

Singaporeans have been able to make profits from the sale of HDB flats, and that proves they are owners, not mere tenants, said Minister in the PM’s Office Indranee Rajah yesterday. “If you’re not the owner, then you…

MOM adopts new strategy to boost workplace safety

MOM is using a new method to boost workplace safety – motivating companies by telling them how they fare compared with others in the industry. This brings a new dimension to MOM’s surprise inspections, said Manpower Minister Josephine…

Bidder ends deal on $10,000 bid for Chomp Chomp hawker stall

A woman who successfully bid for a hawker stall with a monthly rental of over $10,000 had a change of heart, and she ended the tenancy agreement for the stall to sell drinks on the same day she…

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