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Singapore property hunters spoilt for choice, DBS Research

With three property developments launched for sale hitting the market in Nov 2018, Singapore property hunters are spoilt for choice said a DBS Insights report. Depending on further take-up rates, DBS believes that CDL could start raising prices…

Explaining the millennial obsession with supermarket shopping

I have a habit: whenever I’m early to meet a friend, have a window in between appointments, or basically find myself out and about with nothing to do, I go to the supermarket. I never have to plan…

New high-tech multi-label store Nomadx is home to brands like Taobao, Style Theory, and Oo La Lab

Nomadx isn’t your basic multi-label store. Not only does it span two floors (levels one and three at Plaza Singapura), it also brings in new merch from 18 brands across fashion, beauty, food, and electronics. Plus, it’s all…

Three taken to hospital after falling down escalator at King Albert Park MRT

What started as a simple journey home for Mr Kuang Bor Yuan, his wife and his sister-in-law on Tues night ended with a trip to the hospital for the trio. Mr Kuang said they had just taken the…

Bricks fall from ninth-storey HDB external facade; AHTC working with relevant authorities

The peaceful afternoon atmosphere in Bedok Reservoir Road was shattered on Thurs, as bricks from the external facade of an HDB block dropped and fell nine storeys to the ground. According to Shin Min Daily News, the incident…

Hawker-themed fast-food outlet at the Esplanade opens

Singapore food and beverage group No Signboard Holdings has opened a hawker-themed fast-food outlet at The Esplanade. The move is being touted as Singapore’s first fast-food chain in the category, serving hawker-themed fast food such as Hainanese chicken…

Jurong Town Hall, Great Madras, Khong Guan Building and ACM’s new wings win heritage awards

A clutch of freshly restored historical landmarks and icons such as the gleaming Jurong Town Hall, The Great Madras boutique hotel in Little India and the colourful headquarters of home-grown biscuit brand Khong Guan have been gaining attention…

Lee Hwa Jewellery opens experiential concept store

Lee Hwa Jewellery has introduced a new experiential store inviting customers to “get intimate” with jewellery. In a bid to meet millennial “experience economy” market demand for immersive retail experiences, Lee Hwa’s Jewelspace – a bespoke design concept…

The ‘invisible’ people in a class-conscious society

Madam Chua Oi Lin, 64, tries to make herself inconspicuous when she is working. At 7am every work day, she begins cleaning the toilets and common corridors on five floors of the 15-storey Tan Boon Liat Building, before…

Sunseap to build world’s first floating

Sunseap Group is developing one of the world’s largest offshore floating photovoltaic (OFPV) systems to be located north of Woodlands Waterfront Park, along the Straits of Johor. Supported by EDB, the 5 MWp floating solar system will generate…

With more ultra long-haul flights, will globe-trotting travellers bypass Changi Airport?

Following a five-year hiatus, SIA resumed its non-stop Singapore-New York service last month and regained the title of the world’s longest flight, clocking in at a marathon 19 hours. The recent renaissance in these “ultra long-haul” flights –…

LTA to introduce caps on parking spaces at new private developments from Feb 2019

Caps on car parking spaces at new private developments will be introduced next year, under new parking standards announced by LTA on Fri. LTA also announced that five areas will be gazetted for development as car-lite precincts. These…

Man accused of bribing former AMK Town Council’s GM asked business partner to apply for debit card to hide affairs

A debit card which was used by company director Chia Sin Lan to pay for entertaining the former GM of AMKTC was scrutinised in court on the sixth day of the corruption trial. The debit card was issued…

Stallholders at social enterprise hawker centres to get greater flexibility in contracts

From next year, stallholders at social enterprise-run hawker centres will have greater flexibility when it comes to how long they wish to open their stalls, and they will no longer have to worry about unreasonable termination clauses. On…

Fire at Toh Guan Road building: Cladding supplier, manager face cheating charges

Chip Soon Aluminium, the company that supplied composite panels to a building that caught fire last year, has been charged with cheating three customers. There are five charges against the distributor, which is accused of deceiving three companies…

What can be done to make Singapore buildings more green?

BCA launched the BCA Green Mark Scheme in 2005 to encourage building owners to adopt environmentally sustainable practices. BCA has set a target for 80 per cent of all buildings to be certified by 2030. Today, more than…

SingEx Venues appointed to continue operating Singapore Expo for up to 10 years

SingEx Venues has been appointed to continue to operate Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre for up to 10 years starting from 2019, beating two other contenders after a long-awaited tender result, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced on…

Improve outreach programmes on going green

The Government has encouraged Singaporeans to be more environmentally conscious, given the serious threats that climate change poses to Singapore (Learn how to waste less at green carnival; Nov 4). But more can be done to reduce Singapore’s…

Count nylon strings that grass cutters get and use

I share the view of telecommunications consultant Bill Bremner that our green spaces have been marred by litter from grass cutting (Green spaces marred by litter left from grass cutting; Nov 7). Four years ago, I noticed this…

Airport-like checks at MRT stations an overreaction

Although efforts to boost security are laudable, I fail to see the rationale behind airport-like checks at MRT stations, given existing threat levels. I would support such drastic measures if there were confirmed intelligence of present dangers to…

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