Daily Archives: September 29, 2018 (16 Articles Found)

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3 reasons why foreign property investors still prefer Singapore

With the Singapore government’s additional cooling measures imposed in July 2018, the commonly raised fear is that foreign property investors get driven away. The chief worry is that these investors — mainly from China — would then put…

In a quieter property market, small is no longer beautiful

Smaller property agencies could suffer collateral damage as the latest cooling measures work their way through the private housing market. Already, ERA, one of the leading agencies, has struck “strategic collaborations” with two agencies – both in a…

Mayfair Gardens sees 81 units sold; The Jovell, 40 units sold at close of balloting

Sept 29 marked the launch of two projects – the 215-unit Mayfair Gardens and the 428-unit The Jovell. At the close of balloting, the sales tally at Mayfair Gardens was 81 units. This means that 37.7% of the…

Unit at Claremont sold for $1.14 mil profit

At Claremont on Killiney Road in prime District 9, the seller of a three-bedroom unit made the highest gain of $1.138 million for transactions done over the week of Sept 11 to 18. The 1,453 sqft unit on…

Why does fine for indiscriminate parking go to shared-bike firms?

The imposition of a $5 fine on errant shared-bike users who park indiscriminately is a good deterrence. However, I am puzzled as to why shared-bike companies get to keep this fee. It is one thing for a contractual…

SP Group’s role in electricity industry

SP Group operates and maintains the electricity grid and provides market support services such as billing and meter reading. Under the regulated tariff set by EMA for the period of July 1 to Sept 30, SP Group is…

More choices with OEM

The open electricity market (OEM) will provide consumers with more choices when buying electricity. We recognise that not everyone may wish to switch to a retailer. Hence, it is not compulsory to switch. The regulated tariff, charged by…

Concerns about new option to switch power retailers

The electricity retailers offer three types of contract periods: six, 12 and 24 months, with choices of fixed and discounted rates. However, some retailers may pull out as competition becomes more severe. And I have some concerns. It…

Tackle pigeon problem at hawker centres

I was at the Pek Kio hawker centre in Cambridge Road recently and, as usual, was greeted by the sight of pigeons on the floors and tables pecking away at leftover food. This is a problem at not…

One-stop centre brings business guidance services closer to Little India merchants

For 10 years, Ms Banumathi M. Pasupathy has been running Jothi’s Traditional Charm, a little beauty salon in Buffalo Road, but she has dreams of offering courses to draw more locals into the industry. The opening of a…

First turtle hatchery in Singapore opens; almost 40 turtle nests recorded on Singapore shores this nesting season

The Republic’s first turtle hatchery opened at the Sisters’ Island Marine Park on Sat, allowing conservationists to better protect rare sea turtles which have been increasingly sighted here. NParks’s Dr Karenne Tun said 38 nests have been recorded…

Mystery surrounds Normanton Park’s underground brick-shafts

Some long-time dwellers of Normanton Park, most of whose residents have vacated their homes after a successful sale en bloc last year, have flagged the existence of four little-known brick shafts lying along its perimeter. All four shafts…

Experts welcome Orchard Road drainage system, but say flood management is very difficult

Experts have described the Stamford Diversion Canal (SDC) and the Stamford Detention Tank (SDT) as welcome moves in lowering the risk of floods in the Orchard Road area, though they added that the science of flood management remains…

Over 300 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

More than 300 hawksbill turtles have hatched on beaches in Singapore this month and been released into the sea, authorities said on Fri, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures. They hatched on three beaches across the…

Outdoor educator, nature enthusiasts reach happy compromise over Rifle Range Nature Park

Conservationists who were alarmed by the potential impact of an outdoor education programme on Rifle Range Nature Park have reached a happy compromise with its founder Darren Quek. In the wake of TODAY’s report on Mr Quek’s alternative…

Singapore MP calls on government to curb single-use plastic and introduce ‘selective’ charge for carrier bags

The problem of plastic pollution is to be raised in Singapore’s parliament next week, when MP Louis Ng will call on the government to take tougher measures to curb the small island nation’s huge plastic waste burden. In…

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