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Accept that Singapore has the world’s lowest fertility rate

Last Fri a ST article said Singapore’s total fertility rate plunged to a seven-year low of 1.16 last year. It is well below the replacement rate of 2.1. There is another ST article on the same day with…

Katong Park Towers gets Court’s nod for en bloc sale to proceed

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The sale of Katong Park Towers has been given the green light by the High Court, following some owners’ objection to the sale over factors like the method of apportionment. An order of sale was made for Katong…

Help from NTUC Enterprise can be a way to ease poverty

Singaporeans of my generation associate the NTUC with supermarket chain FairPrice, which, as the name suggests, was started to ensure that ordinary citizens do not have to pay over the odds for staples such as rice. Should NTUC…

Give public more info on Kopitiam-NTUC merger

The sale of Kopitiam to NTUC Enterprise may have a significant adverse impact on the competition in the food service industry. A combined Kopitiam-NTUC Foodfare would operate 110 outlets serving over 570,000 meals a day, which probably represents…

More helpful if NTUC brings food, rental prices down

The NTUC, as a cooperative, has the responsibility to its members and the public to help keep the cost of living down. While it has been successful in keeping costs down in its supermarkets, its ability to do…

Heed rules against feeding monkeys in park

On a recent visit to MacRitchie Reservoir, I noticed that there were many monkeys around, and that some were eating items such as curry puffs. The animals were also attracted to the food and drinks brought by visitors…

More protection from irresponsible neighbours needed

Despite all the rules and regulations that HDB residents must follow, these rules do not seem to offer adequate protection from irresponsible or unreasonable neighbours. For example, I have a nightmarish neighbour who lives above me. Every weekend,…

Look to diversified developers as property sales slow, says CGS-CIMB

CGS-CIMB Research is keeping its “neutral” stance on property developers amid slowing sales at new launches, following a slew of new property cooling measures introduced in July to curb rising home prices. “As property stocks’ performance has historically…

Sembcorp is only bidder for Hyflux’s Tuaspring plant: sources

Sembcorp Industries was the only party that submitted a final bid for beleaguered Hyflux’s Tuaspring project, which includes SEA’s biggest desalination plant, people with knowledge of the matter said. Sembcorp’s offer was below Tuaspring’s book value and will…

YTL PowerSeraya rolls out integrated brand for business and consumer energy

YTL PowerSeraya (YTLPS) has launched an integrated brand for its business and consumer energy portfolio known as Geneco, ahead of the nationwide rollout of the EMA’s open electricity market (OEM) on Nov 1. YTLPS is the second-largest power…

Electric car-sharing scheme draws over 17,000 members, launches 100th charging station

Less than a year after its launch, Singapore’s first large-scale electric car-sharing scheme has more than 17,000 members on its books, operator BlueSG said on Wed. Right now, the service has 230 cars and 100 charging stations comprising…

My Little Pony Singapore cafe opens

The first My Little Pony cafe in Singapore has opened in collaboration with Japanese/Halal fusion venue Kumoya. Launched as a themed pop-up cafe, the concept is the first in Southeast Asia and will be open until Dec 30.…

Wheelock Singapore to delist following buyout

Wheelock’s share trading has been suspended after the $2.10 privatisation offer by Wheelock & Company arm Star Attraction has finally closed. After the deal, the parent firm snapped 90.1% stake in Wheelock Singapore. “Under Rule 1303 of the…

Heng: Urban design to become more vital in Singapore

Singapore needs to continue finding “innovative and sustainable ways” to improve its urban design, given its space constraints and competing needs for residences, industries, leisure and amenities, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Tues. This was one…

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