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ARA now biggest shareholder in Cache Logistics Trust

ARA Asset Management Limited has become the biggest unitholder in Cache Logistics Trust after its stake in the entity was increased from 5.14 percent to 9.21 percent, according to an SGX filing on Mon. This was achieved by…

Six-storey tall tree falls in Toa Payoh carpark; no one injured

Strong winds and rain caused a large tree – estimated to be about six-stories tall – to topple in a Toa Payoh carpark on Tues morning. No one was hurt and no property was damaged, Jalan Besar Town…

Orchard Road Christmas light-up 2018 to feature Disney, Pixar characters

Disney and Pixar characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Elsa and Woody will be lining Singapore’s shopping belt this Christmas season, as ORBA partners the Walt Disney Company for the annual light-up event. It will be Disney’s largest…

Qingjian unveils JadeScape at an average price of $1,700 psf

Qingjian Realty has unveiled JadeScape, its latest development on Shunfu Road, at an average price of $1,700 psf on Mon. The 1,206-unit residential project, which will be built on the site of the former Shunfu Ville private HUDC…

Punggol flats more popular than Yishun flats despite higher prices

HDB’s BTO & ROF exercise for Aug 2018 closed on Sept 3. Despite the higher prices of flats in Punggol, they were more popular than the Yishun flats. As at Sept 3, the flats in Punggol were oversubscribed…

Marina Bay Cruise Centre to install 460 cameras, sensors, in ‘smart’ move to enhance operations

With passenger numbers at Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) likely to cross the one-million-passenger mark this financial year, the terminal is taking steps to avoid possible congestion by tapping smart technology. By Sept 2019, a total of 460…

Fire at Tiong Bahru flat: 3 sent to hospital, 150 evacuated

A fire that broke out in a Tiong Bahru HDB flat on Mon night saw three people sent to SGH for smoke inhalation and 150 residents evacuated from the block. SCDF said its officers responded to the incident…

Five start-ups picked for proptech accelerator programme

JLL and Lendlease have announced the five start-ups selected for their proptech accelerator programme, Propell Asia. The five selected are early-stage companies chosen based on the commercial viability and scalability of their idea, as well as each team’s…

Boustead unit snags contract to build integrated R&D and office building in one-north

Boustead Projects has been awarded a contract under its wholly owned subsidiary Boustead Projects E&C to build an integrated R&D and office building in one-north. The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.…

Tampines residents worry over missing neighbourhood chickens but town council assures just 4 were removed

The apparent disappearance of many wild neighbourhood chickens in Tampines has perturbed some residents, but the town council and the authorities have clarified that just four of the birds have been removed. On Sat, Lianhe Wanbao reported that…

Celebrate our hawker culture by cleaning up our act first

Char kway teow, chicken rice and other local fare are making headlines following news that Singapore will nominate its hawker culture to Unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage. One could argue endlessly as to which is the best…

If Malaysia wants to postpone Singapore-KL HSR deal, it should pay part of penalty in advance

A deal is a deal is a deal. Especially if it concerns a multi-year, multi-billion dollar cross-border project. Hence the latest pronouncements in the Malaysian press – that the KL-Singapore HSR project is to be postponed for two…

Vibrancy, charm of early hawker culture absent now

Being in my 60s gives me the privilege of having witnessed the transformation of our hawker culture – from the roadside itinerant hawkers of yesteryear, where hawkers, although a tad less hygienic, dished out delicious fare with passion,…

Collection of NRIC details: Security, building management providers grapple with costs, time needed to change

The costs of changing their IT systems to stop capturing people’s full NRIC number for verification as well as the time needed to do so are the challenges security and building management service providers will face, according to…

Chye Thiam cleans up with tech

Chye Thiam Maintenance has come a long way from its first modest grass-cutting and cleaning contract in 1979, with its projects today more likely to feature ozone water and robotic scrubbers. The environmental services firm was started by…

Govt fully accepts active mobility panel’s recommendations, will roll them out in early 2019

The Government on Tues accepted all recommendations submitted last month by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) to boost safety for public path users – including the controversial proposal to cut the speed limit of PMDs and bicycles…

‘Factually and legally wrong’ to say HDB flat buyers not owners but renting: Lawrence Wong

The claims that HDB flat buyers do not own their flats and are renting them is “factually and legally wrong”, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong. There is also no basis to such a claim, he said at the…

Singapore’s home price growth slows in Q2

Singapore’s red-hot property market appears to be starting to show signs of cooling down as the growth of island-wide private residential prices moderated slightly from 3.9% in Q1 to 3.4% in Q2 even as the index continued its…

KOP tweaks redevelopment plans for Villa D’Este site after cooling measures

In the wake of the recent property cooling measures, KOP has rejigged plans for the redevelopment of the Villa D’Este site to introduce smaller units. In May this year, KOP announced it had bagged the freehold property in…

Farm features to be part of first HDB homes in new Tengah town

The first district in Tengah to be launched by HDB will reflect the agricultural roots of the area, with community gardens and farming features. The Plantation District will cover about 90 hectares in the southern part of Tengah,…

HDB introduces town design guides aimed at fostering residents’ ‘sense of belonging’

HDB on Tues announced it will progressively roll out over the next five years 24 “design guides” for each of its towns, beginning with Woodlands in the north. Each guide will be a unique, comprehensive document broken down…

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