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5-star Raffles Hotel Singapore to reopen next year

The five-star Raffles Hotel Singapore at 1 Beach Road is poised to reopen by mid-2019. As such, it has started accepting bookings from guests planning to stay there from 1 Aug 2019. Built in 1887, the Colonial-style building…

New mid-tier Sentosa hotels to open from Apr 2019, catering to locals on staycations

Three hotels with 839 rooms in all will open on Sentosa from Apr next year, operator Far East Hospitality announced on Thurs. Two, Village Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel, will open in Apr 2019 while The Barracks hotel…

URA move to cap shoebox units: Analysts say ongoing collective sales attempts will be hit hard

The new average unit size benchmarks for private non-landed property announced on Wed may be the “final nail in the coffin” for collective sale sites that have yet to find buyers, or those that have yet to secure…

Hoola Hoola opens offline Singapore stores

Hoola Hoola, a new brand of women’s modular handbags which launched online in Apr, is expanding offline. Last week, Hoola Hoola launched its Singapore flagship store at 112 Katong, which follows new counters at Metro Paragon and another…

Sylvia Lim avoided calling for tender for new MA despite having time do so: Davinder Singh

Former chairman of AHTC Sylvia Lim “dishonestly” put in effect a plan to avoid a tender for a new MA, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh said on Fri. Mr Singh, the lawyer representing PRPTC, posited that right from the…

AHTC trial: Sylvia Lim admits to breaching TCFR by not calling for tender

Former AHTC chairman Sylvia Lim on Fri admitted to breaching the TCFR by not calling for a tender for MA services in 2011. According to the TCFR, tenders must be called for services that are estimated to cost…

First air taxi trials to take place in Singapore in 2019

Trials for air taxis will take off in Singapore in the second half of 2019, with German company Volocopter to conduct flight tests. The company announced this at the Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit in Paris on…

More public art trails, centre for freelance arts professionals, among proposals unveiled in new five-year arts plan

To widen the reach of arts events in the Republic, NAC will look to improve the quality of both free and ticketed events, while sustaining their quantity. More public spaces, including those in the heartlands, will also be…

Benches at public bus stops cost between $500 and $1,500: LTA

The various benches at about 5,000 public bus stops across Singapore cost between $500 and $1,500 each, excluding installation cost, with the price of each bench dependant on its materials and features, according to LTA. “For example, some…

Blue Jaz Cafe ‘very irresponsible’ for repeatedly flouting licensing rules: police

Blu Jaz Cafe repeatedly flouted licensing conditions and accumulated 24 demerit points within a 24-month period, said the police in the wake of the popular nightspot losing its public entertainment license. On Fri, the police noted that the…

NEA ‘won’t hesitate’ to take action against errant hawker centre operators: Amy Khor

NEA “will not hesitate” to take errant hawker centre operators to task, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor. In a FB post on Fri, Khor said that NEA had heard the…

Fitting out an office is cheaper in Hong Kong than Singapore

Fitting out an office in Singapore costs US$100 or $132 which makes it the fourth most expensive market in the APAC region, according to JLL. Average fit-out costs of offices come inclusive of builders works which account for…

Unit at Grange Residences makes $2.7 mil profit

On Oct 5, a four-bedroom unit at Grange Residences in prime District 10 was sold for $6.8 million ($2,384 psf). The 2,852 sqft unit on the 17th floor was purchased from the developer for $4.07 million ($1,430 psf)…

Whistler Grand to preview on 20 Oct weekend

The 716-unit Whistler Grand, on West Coast Vale, will preview over the weekend of 20 Oct. The condo, by City Developments Ltd, spans across two 36-storey towers overlooking Pandan Reservoir and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Launch prices will…

No basis to say home prices will keep rising

Surprisingly, Morgan Stanley has bullishly predicted a 2 per cent rise this quarter and an 8 per cent rise over the course of next year in private home prices, despite declining housing demand, an oversupply in the pipeline…

Rules for bike parking not in line with car-lite move

I live in the middle of a large landed-property neighbourhood. Recently, I tried bike-sharing and enjoyed the experience very much. However, I will not be able to enjoy it anymore in the near future because there are very…

LTA passing on fee to shared-bike firms akin to state subsidy

LTA has missed my point in its reply (Fee helps operators defray costs of retrieving bicycles; Oct 13). It should not use its regulatory powers to benefit commercial entities – in this case, shared-bike companies. These commercial operators…

Good time to start licence plates on shared bikes

Recently, LTA introduced a new licensing regime where all bike-sharing firms are charged a fee for each bike they operate. To counter the new moves, ofo was the first to adjust its operating costs by raising its rental…

Upgrade ferry link between Singapore, Johor

I read with interest the recent proposal by Johor’s Menteri Besar to build a third bridge from southern Johor’s Pengerang district to Singapore’s Pulau Ubin (Crooked bridge plan may be revived: Johor chief minister; Oct 17). Instead of…

New guidelines may price some buyers out of market: Redas

The new development control guidelines for private condominium projects could price some buyers out of the market, Redas warned yesterday. That is because, with the new rules promoting fewer and bigger units, there could be a rise in…

Singapore Founders’ Memorial to take five-hectare site at Bay East Garden

More than a year after Singaporeans chose Bay East Garden as the location for the Founders’ Memorial, the authorities have designated a five-hectare spot as the site for the memorial. On Fri, the Founders’ Memorial committee said that…

Singtel’s mobile services hit by power-related issues

Singtel’s mobile services were disrupted for over three hours from around 10pm on Thurs, as users were unable to make calls or access the Internet. The telco apologised for the disruption in a Fri 1.20am update on its…

URA’s revised guidelines a cooling measure not by design?

Is URA’s Wed announcement to raise the minimum average unit size for non-landed housing developments Outside the Central Area (OCA) – the second part to the July 6 property cooling measures? At a glance, the answer would be…

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