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Green energy is now mainstream

CPF Private Properties Scheme – what is it all about?

Home owners who want to buy a private residential property have to consider and look into many factors if they want to use their CPF OA savings to buy or build private residential properties in Singapore for their…

If left to ‘market forces’, developers will build smaller apartments at ever higher prices

I refer to the letter, “‘Shoebox’ apartments are similarly built by HDB, so why set limits just for private homes?” (Oct 24). I disagree with the writer’s suggestion that when it comes to how many “shoebox” apartments to…

Online food delivery and grocery goes physical: Is it worth it?

All of Singapore’s major food delivery platforms now have a physical extension of their services, reflecting a growing trend amongst retailers around the world. honestbee’s venture towards creating a physical space that supports their online delivery and grocery…

Why different standards for new hawker entrants at Old Airport Road?

I am puzzled by NTUC Foodfare’s clarification (Cleaning fee hike the main gripe of Old Airport Road hawkers; Oct 26). Foodfare said that just two hawkers at the Old Airport Road food centre have to follow the rule…

Hawkers are business owners; they know what to do

Instead of trying to pile on more terms and conditions to tweak the social enterprise model, we should instead take a step back and recognise the simple fact that hawkers are running a business and trying to make…

Try out e-scooter sharing in confined environment first

Recently, it was reported that ofo’s former head of South-east Asian operations is planning to launch a new e-scooter sharing service. If approved, this will not only mess up the environment but will also endanger the public in…

Don’t focus last-mile journeys on e-scooter, bike sharing

I read with dismay that LTA intends to grant a licence to a local start-up, Beam, to operate an e-scooter sharing service (LTA: Earliest Beam can launch e-scooter sharing is next year; Oct 25). There are compelling reasons…

Temples seek court redress over use of shared premises

Differences between two temple groups that were resettled from Pulau Tekong and which shared a temple for over 30 years have sparked a lawsuit over a 2011 agreement. The Tuan Kong Beo (Teochew) Temple (Tuan Kong) wants a…

Zero plastic bags or zero waste? In defence of Singapore’s rejection of a plastic bag ban

Plastic waste pollution is now a widespread problem for our natural environment. Just recently, the debate on whether Singapore should place a charge on plastic bags was revived in Parliament, but was rejected. The following three reasons are…

New public library at VivoCity shopping mall to open next year

A new public library will open at VivoCity shopping mall next year, announced NLB on Thurs. The library, which was relocated from Bukit Merah Central, will open on Jan 12, it said. The Bukit Merah library will close…

Automated services at Changi Airport’s T4 improve efficiency, but not all airlines on board

Eight million passengers have travelled through Changi Airport’s T4 since it started operations a year ago. For most of these passengers, the check-in and boarding process was more convenient and seamless – especially if the airlines they were…

Can the real social enterprise hawker centre please stand up?

Hawker centres are an iconic part of everyday Singapore life. There is huge national consensus that hawker culture must be preserved and hawkers allowed to thrive, yet also huge disagreement on the approach to take. This is the…

Paperless property sales booking now a reality in Singapore thanks to Showsuite

New home sales platform Showsuite has successfully launched Singapore’s first fully digitalised sales booking platform, which could save as many as hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper for developers and property agents for a single project. The…

Will Keppel Reit sell Bugis Junction Towers?

Following the recent release of Keppel Reit’s third quarter earnings, DBS Equity Research raised an interesting piece of market speculation. It is about a potential sale of Bugis Junction Towers, which is fully owned by the trust. The…

Analysts expect Marina View site to create buzz

Cooling measures or not, the Marina View white site made available for application under the GLS reserve list will be keenly deliberated on by developers, thanks to its central location and its potential to yield several hundred hotel…

Green energy is now mainstream

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Increasing support for the sustainable development of our planet and environmentally-conscious living are reshaping government policies, disrupting industry and commerce, and even determining the choices we make as individuals. The UN IPCC recently cited the need for deep…

International Plaza planning collective sale

Intl Plaza in Tanjong Pagar, one of Singapore’s biggest integrated developments built in the 1970s, is looking to launch a collective sale in excess of $2.6 billion – potentially the biggest in the country. The 50-storey leasehold commercial-cum-residential…

Gym for the elderly opens in Bishan CC

Part-time pharmacist Madam Tee Ah Lui may be 82 but she has an extra spring in her step these days and it’s all thanks to a get-up-and-go initiative at Bishan CC. Madam Tee has osteoporosis in the knee…

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