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Prospects for investment property remain bright in 2019

The investment property market continues to reel from the latest round of property measures announced in July 2018. Residential collective sales have taken the hardest hit as buyers and sellers take stock of the impact, redoing their sums…

Issue of marine pollution getting more urgent

It may not be easy or cost-efficient for corporations to take up green initiatives, as consumers might not be comfortable with the sudden change. However, we must begin looking towards how we can cut down on our plastic…

Offer monetary incentives to encourage plastic recycling

There has been much discussion on single-use plastic straws and bags, and banning them, with more organisations getting on the no-plastic-straw bandwagon. Instead of calling for a total ban on single-use plastic straws and bags, we should focus…

AVs must pass safety test before being allowed in trial areas

We refer to the commentary by Mr Zack Lim Xue Li, executive director and CTO of Trinax Singapore (Check autonomous vehicle driving tests for blind spots; Oct 31). Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to alleviate our…

New luxury condos drive prices

Four months after property cooling measures were implemented, demand for luxury condominiums has stayed resilient, going by the high psf prices that they have commanded. In the week of Oct 23 to 30, a unit at the recently…

Flash floods hit Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang

Flash floods hit parts of Singapore including Bukit Batok and Choa Chu Kang on Sat evening due to intense rain. The floods were reported along Choa Chu Kang Way up to Choa Chu Kang Ave 1, as well…

Welcome hubbub over hawker culture

The heated debate over the future of hawker centres here attests to the strength of the bond that Singaporeans have with hawker culture. In Aug, PM Lee announced that Singapore would seek to have Singapore’s hawker culture listed…

7 things you can’t ignore when buying old properties in Singapore

Buying old properties on the cheap and “doing them up” is an old practice employed by property investors, but it takes some experience to deal with potential downsides. 1) If you’re intending to invest in a property with…

Choa Chu Kang Safra clubhouse to feature sheltered pool, aqua gym when it opens in 2022

A new Safra clubhouse to open in Choa Chu Kang in 2022 will offer a “fitness oasis” to more than 90,000 NSmen and their families who live in north-western Singapore. Safra Choa Chu Kang will become the seventh…

New rules for social enterprise hawker centres: Changes a good first step, say stakeholders

A good start, but tweaks will be needed along the way. At the same time, hawkers and operators of social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) should also learn to work closer together in addressing issues. This seemed to be…

National sterilisation programme to manage Singapore’s 7,000 stray dogs

A five-year sterilisation programme to manage the stray dog population in Singapore was launched on Sat by MSF Minister and Second Minister for National Development, Mr Desmond Lee. Stray dogs, or “Singapore Specials” as Mr Lee prefers to…

Less than half in survey confident Singapore will be cashless soon

The majority of consumers in Singapore would like for the country to become a cashless society – but when it comes to actually seeing that vision materialise in the near future, consumer confidence remains low. A study by…

Will lower prices in open market make consumers use more electricity? Experts weigh in

As electricity retailers in the Open Electricity Market (OEM) dangle discounted tariffs at cost-savvy consumers, experts are divided over whether this could lead to higher consumption. Some said this could lead to a “rebound effect”, which refers to…

The Marina Barrage, a dream 20 years in the making

The Marina Barrage has become an iconic landmark and a popular social space for many Singaporeans. Clean, green, open, free and accessible to all Singaporeans and visitors, built at a cost of S$226 million, this impressive infrastructure, with…

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