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Change design of bus shelters

Recently, LTA announced that it has completed 200km of new covered walkways. This is good news for people who use walkways frequently. But I would like to highlight that priority should be given to improving existing bus shelters.…

The Moon is a cozy bookstore, reading space, and cafe concept new to the Chinatown neighborhood

The whimsical world of The Moon is a safe place for bibliophiles to gather and indulge in their love for reading. An indie bookstore, cafe, and event space, the novel haven is a little hideaway nestled in the…

Managing road congestion in age of autonomous cars, ride-hailing

American ride-hailing firm Uber’s exit from Singapore following its merger with Grab in SEA may have caused much consternation among commuters as well as CCCS. But Uber’s exit isn’t entirely bad news for everyone. Other road users such…

The fate of old 3-room HDB flats in Toa Payoh

The lease decay issue surrounding ageing HDB flats is becoming as old as stale bread. However, there are still occasional surprises, such as finding out that a group of older flats have, in just over 5.5 years, had…

Asking CPG to run AHTC without a computer system akin to building a house without bricks: Defence

The defence for WP MP and AHTC town councillors embroiled in a civil lawsuit over how they ran the town council on Fri compared their situation after taking over the town council to building a house without bricks.…

New exhibition on the haj showcases Kampong Glam’s past as centre for Muslim pilgrims

For nearly a century, thousands of Muslim pilgrims from the region would flock to Kampong Glam before they boarded steamships to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia – more than 7,000km away. To help travellers prepare…

S$105.3m Nassim deal is highest for GCBs

In what is believed to be the biggest transaction in absolute price terms in a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Area, a two-storey bungalow in Nassim Road near the Botanic Gardens was transacted earlier this year for S$105.3 million.…

2019 could be retail REITs’ time to shine, says DBS, just look at Jewel

Retail REITs have a chance to shine next year, says DBS Group Research, given consistently strong take-up rates for upcoming retail spaces this year which are a reflection of healthy demand in the retail arena. Ahead of its…

Singapore housing curbs won’t cool prices, Morgan Stanley says

Singapore home prices may rise as much as 10 percent by the end of next year and are on track to double by 2030 as faster income growth overpowers recent property curbs and higher interest rates, according to…

A city’s future is built – literally – on its past; many ways to approach conservation

The loss of Singapore’s modern architectural heritage – such as the National Theatre at the foot of Fort Canning Park and the National Library in Stamford Road – is still lamented by some Singaporeans. And their sense of…

Many road signs blocked by trees

Many traffic signs along major roads here are obstructed by overgrown leaves and branches. Others become only visible when motorists get close to them. While signs which are completely blocked out of the view of motorists are dangerous,…

How unequal is S’pore society if all have access to good, basic facilities?

It was baffling to read the report by developmental charity Oxfam, which ranked Singapore among the worst in tackling inequality. Prior to Singapore’s independence in 1965, many of the people here lived in slums. Unemployment and homelessness were…

Future MRT lines will improve west-city connectivity

We thank Mr Darren Lau for his letter (Build new MRT line from Jurong West to city; Sept 21). Currently, the NSL, EWL and DTL connect commuters living in the west and north-west to the CBD. With the…

Python bite at Sembawang HDB block a freak incident, uncommon in Singapore: Experts

Snake attacks are rare and the creatures generally shy away from people unless they feel threatened. This is the view of experts that ST spoke to following a snake bite incident at a Sembawang HDB block. A woman…

Hyflux assessing bid submitted by one of two pre-qualified potential buyers for Tuaspring

With the clock ticking down to an Oct 15 deadline by which it has to sign a binding deal for its biggest water and power plant, Hyflux said it is assessing a bid submitted by one of the…

SPH REIT has organic opportunities to look forward to before acquisitions kick in

Analysts are generally keeping a positive stance on SPH REIT following its results announcement yesterday. Revenue was 0.2% higher y-o-y at $53.0 million, mainly due to higher rental income from The Clementi mall and two months contribution from…

After more than 2 years at Changi Airport, Hello Kitty Orchid Garden will close for good on Feb 8 in 2019

When Hello Kitty Orchid Garden first opened at Changi Airport T3 back on May 12 in 2016, there were queues. Long lines of diehard fans waited patiently for their turn to snap selfies with the iconic Sanrio character.…

The Capitol Kempinski and other new hotels in Singapore for your year-end staycation

Singapore, if you enjoy your staycations – and we know you do, according to this recent survey – you’re in for a treat. Over the next three months, there will be three new properties where you can bed…

SMU opens new on-campus residence after $10m facelift

SMU undergraduates have a new space to call home on campus – the Prinsep St Residences (PSR). The 5,000 sqm living facility in the heart of the city has housed 255 students since Aug, after undergoing a $10…

Woman bitten by 3m-long snake at HDB corridor

An early morning search for a missing cat left a woman with a bloody bite and needing stitches. Mrs Chan Yin Ha was looking for her cat on the second storey of her HDB block in Sembawang Drive…

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