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Bukit Timah Plaza F&B unit for sale at $13m

A F&B unit located at the ground floor Bukit Timah Plaza is up for sale through an EOI, JLL revealed. The 4,930 sqft unit experiences high traffic due to its proximity to major tenants such as DBS Treasures…

Spanish Village makes second bid to sell en bloc at same asking price

The Spanish Village condominium in Farrer Road has been put up for collective sale for the second time in recent months, with no change to its $882 million guide price. The 226-unit freehold property in affluent District 10…

ICA trying out other immigration clearance technologies

We thank Mr Hong Tack Weng for his letter (Improve automated immigration clearance processes; Oct 17). ICA is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve immigration clearance at our checkpoints. For travellers with poor quality of thumbprints,…

New hawker centre model needs tweaks, time to evolve

We agree with Mr Elvin Ong and Mr Goh Boon Kai that hawker centres are to provide affordable food and a means to make a decent livelihood for hawkers. Our hawkers have a median age of 60 years,…

Forget the bridge, look at potential of water under it

The crooked bridge project has all the makings of a vindictive white elephant, given Malaysia’s fiscal challenges, the narrowing of the Johor Strait since it was mooted more than 20 years ago, and its repercussions on Malaysia-Singapore ties.…

Collective-sale fever cools for large residential sites

Even before new rules to raise the minimum average unit size for condominium and private apartment projects outside the central area were announced last Wed, the collective-sale fever was abating for larger sites, as owners at Chuan Park…

Commercial spots see more crime than residential areas; Orchard and Marina Bay top list

NPCs in commercial areas saw more crime last year than those in residential areas, with Orchard NPC topping the list, government figures show. Criminologist Olivia Choy, from NTU’s psychology department, said there are more opportunities to commit crimes…

Singapore’s rich pre-colonial history to be showcased

The National Museum of Singapore will roll out a key exhibition showcasing the country’s rich historical heritage to commemorate the bicentennial next year. The exhibition – tentatively titled “An Old New World: From the East Indies to the…

Singapore’s sole right-hand expressway exit to be replaced

LTA is removing the only right-hand exit on Singapore’s expressway network, and replacing it with an underpass. The PIE Exit 26A, a westbound exit leading to Woodlands, Clementi Road and Dunearn Road, is unusual because all other expressway…

Marina Barrage to host carnival this weekend to celebrate 10th anniversary

The Marina Barrage will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend with a carnival that it has been billed as its “biggest ever”. PUB said on Mon that more than 100 stalls will be set up at the carnival,…

Foreign domestic workers to get new clubhouse

Foreign domestic workers may soon get a new clubhouse that is 10 times larger than their current premises – and a place where they can relax, socialise, exercise, pick up skills, undergo counselling, and remit money, among others.…

PropNex says unlikely to be affected by cooling measures

PropNex expects rental, landed and HDB resale segments – representing 40% of its total revenue – to stay resilient in the face of cooling measures, says UOB KayHian after a meeting with management. In good and bad times,…

Frasers Commercial Trust might need to wait for revamps to pay off: Analysts

Frasers Commercial Trust’s NPI for Q4 2018 fell 19.2% to $21.61m as portfolio gross revenue was crushed by lower occupancy rates for the Singapore properties and the weaker. DBS Equity Research analyst Mervin Song noted that over the…

Semiconductor giant launches co-working space in Singapore

Infineon Technologies opened its first global Co-Innovation Space to help startups quickly create prototypes or viable semiconductor solutions for commercial showcase. The first of its kind for the company, this 250-sqm area at Infineon’s APAC headquarters in Singapore…

What does a sustainable city mean to Singapore’s youth?

Students in Singapore raised concerns over the cost of urbanisation to national heritage and biodiversity at a recent youth dialogue held at SMU. Organised by Temasek, the dialogue brought together over 100 students and student leaders who engaged…

Molecule opens Orchard Road flagship

Furniture retailer Molecule has opened a flagship store on Orchard Road. The move is significant, marking the brand’s move from its old location at Great World City to a space in the heart of Singapore’s fashion retailing precinct.…

Singapore embraces smart homes in heated Jadescape take-up

With Jadescape’s smart home technologies and multi-generational features, more than 9,000 graced its developer’s gallery. Amongst its many smart technologies adoption are its facial recognition scheme to secure the lobby escalator and an integrated sink and dishwasher that…

Foreign property buyers on the rise despite hefty ABSD rates

This chart from Huttons shows that the number of foreign property buyers in Singapore actually inched up from Q2 to Q3 despite the hefty ABSD imposed as part of the cooling measures in July. Q3 foreign home buyers…

Blu Jaz Cafe arguably the most accessible jazz music venue in Singapore’s history

Since it was revealed that Blu Jaz Cafe’s public entertainment licence was cancelled, various parties have stepped forward to offer their views on the venue. The community members from We Love Jazz SG, an arts organisation, hope that…

WP’s Sylvia Lim admits to putting outgoing town council secretary in position where he could not discharge duties properly

Pressed for an answer on the stand, WP chairman Sylvia Lim on Mon admitted that through her actions in 2011, the outgoing secretary of ATC was placed in a position where he could not discharge his duties properly.…

AHTC trial: Sylvia Lim concedes fellow Workers’ Party MPs ‘breached duties’

Following a half-hour impasse that saw Senior Counsel Davinder Singh ask for “respect” to be shown to the court, WP chairman Sylvia Lim on Mon acknowledged that she and fellow elected MPs for AHTC had breached their duties…

Committee set up to advise on Singapore’s nomination of hawker culture for UNESCO listing

A 14-member committee has been appointed to oversee and lend guidance to Singapore’s nomination of hawker culture for a spot on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It will be co-chaired by NHB…

Policies will continue to be adjusted to support the energy sector: Chan Chun Sing

The Government will not shy away from making tweaks and adjustments to policies if needed to support Singapore’s energy sector, given the changes in the global energy landscape, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing. “Because we are prepared…

New service to help companies cut carbon emissions, generate savings

Singapore companies can now subscribe to a service that will help them cut energy usage and carbon emissions by about 10 per cent, and in turn, generate savings. The service – called the Co-Pilot Hub – was launched…

Reprieve for Blu Jaz Cafe as PEAB postpones cancellation of public entertainment licence

The Public Entertainment Appeal Board (PEAB) has postponed the cancellation of Blu Jaz Cafe’s public entertainment licence and is reviewing its appeal. The revocation of the popular jazz bar’s licence was initially slated to take effect on Mon,…

HDB’s annual deficit rises to S$1.7 billion as more flats sold

HDB incurred a net deficit of S$1.7 billion in the financial year 2017/18 as compared with S$1.2 billion in the previous year. According to its annual report released on Mon, HDB recorded a deficit of S$2.4 billion from…

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