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A love letter to Singapore’s libraries

At Rice, I spend a lot of my time bashing the government. But today is opposite day, and I am going to sing the praises of the one government body: NLB. Singapore’s libraries deserve more love. I say…

Mortgagee sale of penthouse at Helios Residences for $8.1 mil

A 3,993 sqft, triplex penthouse at Helios Residences will be put up for auction for the second time by Knight Frank on Sept 19. It was first put up for auction on Aug 21, at an opening price…

The Waterside unit rakes in $2.05 mil profit

A unit sold at The Waterside, on Tanjong Rhu Road in District 15, raked in the top profit of $2.05 million over the week of Aug 14 to 21. The 2,433 sq ft unit on the 22nd floor…

OneService mobile app gets new parking feature

A new feature on the OneService mobile app will now make it easier to find parking and pay for it. The app, launched by MSO in 2015, allows residents to report municipal issues without having to figure out…

Your Singapore HDB/condo wildlife survival guide

As Singapore claims more and more natural vegetation for housing and urban development, we’ve been seeing an increasing number of wildlife having nowhere to go besides our pristinely-manicured HDB estates and condos. Official figures show that wildlife sightings…

AI eyed to help bring lift maintenance to a higher level

A “fresh pair of eyes” to look at an age-old problem: How to better predict when a lift is going to break down, or when it is in urgent need of servicing to prevent a malfunction? That is…

Kampung Admiralty wins HDB design, construction awards

Kampung Admiralty, the pioneering retirement community recently lauded by PM Lee in his National Day message, has won two awards in design and construction, announced HDB on Sun. The dual honour will be presented as part of 31…

More than 70,000 one- and two-room flats to get S$25 vouchers for LED lights

Over 70,000 households across Singapore are eligible to receive vouchers for LED lights for their homes as part of the “Switch and Save – Use LED” programme for one- and two-room HDB flats. NEA and Hong Kah North…

HDB flat an appreciating asset, but value will not increase as fast as S’pore’s economy matures: Khaw

Amid spirited public debate on the lease expiry of public housing flats, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan stressed on Sun that HDB flats are an appreciating asset, although the increase would not be “as sharp as”…

Home loans: Review your mortgage for best rates

Rising interest rates have put a dampener on some home owners servicing mortgages. But it also means it’s a good time to look at the type of loan you have and whether it might pay to switch. Banks…

Petitioners want People’s Park, Golden Mile saved

Almost 1,400 Singaporeans have signed a petition seeking the conservation of People’s Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex – structures completed in 1973 whose owners are attempting collective sales. The petition was written by a group of architects…

City Harvest founder Kong Hee’s Sentosa Cove penthouse sold at a loss of over $2m

A luxury Sentosa Cove penthouse that City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee co-owned has finally been sold – three years after it was first put on the market. The buyer is Kenyan diplomat Neal Manilal Chandaria, whose family…

Price slump in Sentosa Cove property market continues

Behind the sun-drenched serene scenes of Sentosa Cove is a flurry of activity, as a number of houses and apartments change hands. What is driving the transactions is a willingness by sellers to let go of their properties…

Marina Bay Cruise Centre to expand as regional traffic grows

The Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) could see its capacity double, as Singapore positions itself to capture a growing share of a booming industry which is still nascent in the region. Just six years after the first ship…

200 spend Sat at the beach picking up rubbish

More than 200 people gathered in the east yesterday to scour a 2km stretch of beach for rubbish. Their haul included discarded plastic bottles, styrofoam cups, fishing line and even wooden pallets. The clean-up was organised by financial…

How a kopi-O in Bukit Panjang can cost 65 cents

A plate of chicken rice from a hawker stall in Marsiling costs a mere $2. But the same item can be sold for double that price at Maxwell Food Centre. Even among the six Hainanese chicken rice stalls…

Paying more to go cash free: Should Singapore businesses charge a premium for cashless payments?

When law student Goh Jia Jie was booking flight tickets with budget airline Scoot in May, he was surprised to find the fare increasing by $20 when he began keying in his credit card details to complete the…

Some social enterprise hawkers unconvinced by business model of packaged charges

Some hawkers with stalls at not-for-profit, social enterprise hawker centres (SEHC) have confirmed that issues about costs flagged by Makansutra founder KF Seetoh are a cause for concern. A hawker, who goes by Mr Yeo, said that NEA-run…

Companies going green: Sustainability strategies that also make good business sense

More companies in Singapore are climbing onto the green bandwagon with initiatives like reducing plastic bag use or doing away with packaging altogether, a move that marketing experts say makes good business sense as there is growing consumer…

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