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The Big Read: Grumbling and rumbling at social enterprise hawker centres — what’s the rub?

The natives are restless in Singapore’s much-cherished hawker landscape, with a litany of issues plaguing what is one of the country’s most important community spaces and social institutions. Allegations of poor mgmt practices as well as high rentals…

Homes in the west see healthy buyer demand

Since development plans were announced in 2008 for Jurong Lake District (JLD) to become Singapore’s second CBD, there has been healthy interest in homes located in the west. Take, for example, Twin Vew on West Coast Vale, which…

Amara unveils 10 Evelyn, looks beyond Singapore

The weekend of Oct 13 and 14 marked the launch of boutique condominium 10 Evelyn by Amara Holdings. The project was showcased at 100AM, the mall connected with Amara Hotel, both of which are owned by Amara Holdings.…

In the car business, the real investing comes after the selling

Of all the things that happen inside a car workshop, gourmet meals are probably the last thing you might imagine. But hosting welcome dinners for new customers inside a spotless Porsche workshop is one way Eurokars Group is…

Man shown in viral video living at bin centre was offered rental flat but turned it down: HDB, MP

A recent video of a man living at a refuse collection centre here has sparked plenty of reaction online, prompting HDB and an MP to step in to quell speculation about his situation. HDB said the man had…

URA guidelines change for new condos: All you need to know

On 17 Oct 2018, URA announced several new guidelines for condominium developments that would take effect early next year. Among other things, the rules included reducing the maximum number of units allowed in new condominiums outside the CCR.…

What is the average income of Singaporeans living in different neighbourhoods?

Housing prices vary dramatically between neighbourhoods in Singapore. For this reason, affordability varies for individuals and families across the island. Have you ever wondered how much you would have to earn to live comfortably in various neighbourhoods in…

Study reasons for unhappiness with new model

Recently, many issues regarding the social enterprise hawker centres initiative have been brought up. This may be due to the difference in the expectations that businesses and consumers have of the initiative. Hawkers expect to be making profits…

Time to learn lessons and put things right

Something that is labelled “not-for-profit” should be affordable and economical not only to consumers, but also – in the case of the recent discussion on the new hawker centre model – to the hawkers as well. I agree…

Avoiding the perils of an escalator ride

Homemaker H Lee’s four-year-old child narrowly escaped injury last week when her stroller buckled backwards on a moving escalator. Her child was seated in the stroller while Mdm Lee was trying to get from the basement to the…

Work begins to restore Rail Corridor’s native flora

For decades, magnolia singapurensis, a flower native to and named after Singapore, had not been seen in the country. Until NParks officials discovered the flower again at a swamp in Nee Soon a few years ago. It took…

Thai worker, 49, dies after 14m fall at Tuas construction site

A 49-year-old Thai national died at a construction site on Fri after falling from a height of about 14m. The site is located at 80 Tuas South Boulevard, a spokesperson from MOM said. “A 49-year-old Thai worker was…

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