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AHTC’s previous MA CPG also had conflict of interest, defence suggests

The defence in the landmark AHTC trial argued on Tues that there was also conflict of interest at a company which served as MA of other town councils in Singapore. CPG Facilities Management was ATC’s MA when it…

Downsizing in Singapore – A guide to right-sizing your home

When your children were younger, you bought a bigger home to contain all their bric-a-brac. Now, as they have grown older and moved out of the family nest, you and your spouse are left with more space than…

Drowning detection at pools, personal alert buttons among new Smart Nation projects

Using technology to prevent drownings in swimming pools or sending help to the elderly in emergencies are just some of the latest projects being trialled as part of Singapore’s Smart Nation push, said Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation Initiative…

WP town council case: It began a long time ago…

I feel like I have been taken back in time, to right after the 2011 GE. That’s when the WP wrested Aljunied GRC from PAP. I remember at that time, I actually thought I had gone even further…

La Ville relaunched for collective sale at $152m

La Ville is once again up for collective sale for $152m as no bids were received when its tender closed on 19 July, JLL revealed. With a land area of 47,012 sqft, the freehold development is home to…

Call for artefacts to fill Eurasian heritage gallery

They are sometimes asked by taxi drivers if they are Singaporeans and some people suggest that they eat mainly Western fare like hamburgers. Quite often, they are mistaken for other races. The issue of identity is front and…

Mixing rental and purchased flats: Some see mingling as means of bridging social divide, others oppose integration

When she had to move from a condominium unit to a two-room rental flat after a divorce three years ago, Ms Sophia Hassan, 36, was apprehensive. She worried about feeling isolated and segregated from the community and feared…

Commercial strata units at Ming Arcade on Cuscaden Road for $51 mil

A strata portfolio comprising 59 shop units in Ming Arcade on Cuscaden Road is on the market for $51 million, announced CBRE. The freehold units range from 140 sqft to 334 sqft and have a combined strata floor…

Private condo resale prices down 0.2% in Sept

Resale condo prices dipped 0.2% MoM in Sept led by the 1.2% MoM decrease in the prices of CCR, SRX Property revealed. Prices of resale flats in RCR also slipped 0.8% whilst prices of those located outside OCR…

Personalization of the workplace

JLL recently ran a survey of nearly 600 corporate real estate leaders worldwide. Among many other topics, we asked their views about innovations that would have the biggest impact on them in the next couple of years. A…

Direct bus connections not always possible

We thank Mr Lee Yong Se for the feedback in his letter (Improve intra-town bus services; Sept 24). As Mr Lee rightly pointed out, residents in Jalan Loyang Besar can take feeder service 354 to the Pasir Ris…

Don’t rush to become Smart Nation

I agree with Professor Ang Peng Hwa that we should not let smart technology dumb us down. Cashless transactions via electronic platforms should, by law, never cost one cent more than cash payments because the value of the…

Reduce bird nuisance at hawker centres by clearing trays

We agree with Mok Juang Wei that all of us should do our part to reduce the occurrence of bird nuisance at our hawker centres. As hawker centres are open-air structures, birds such as pigeons are attracted to…

Controlling pigeon population by poisoning them is cruel

Poisoning pigeons as a way to control their population is cruel and sickening, and should be stopped at once. Usually, pest controllers feed the birds bread laced with poison. A short while later, these birds will be found…

Singapore will update climate projections no earlier than 2021: MEWR

To do more to limit global warming, Singapore can reduce the use of natural gas for its energy needs, boost the efficiency of buildings and transportation, and share environmental solutions with counterparts in SEA, experts in the field…

Accountant wrong to flag S$1.2m as improper payments, says defence lawyer in AHTC lawsuit

The KPMG accountant who helped uncover 186 failures in governance by AHTC made a number of mistakes in his claims, said the lawyer defending three WP MPs in a high-profile lawsuit. Senior Counsel Chelva Rajah disputed at least…

Big impact on Singapore with extra 0.5 deg C rise

It may not make a difference to many when the thermostat at home is turned up by 0.5 deg C, but this increase would have a significant impact on the climate for a country like Singapore. The latest…

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