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Sales of Balance Flats vs Re-offer of Balance Flats: What’s the difference?

In recent years, Sales Of Balance Flats (SBF) have become increasingly popular. These HDB flats have a shorter waiting period, since they are in the process of being built or have been completed. In 2017, a new scheme…

New private homes sales data shows market recovery may be short lived

URA announced on Nov 15 that new private homes sales fell 36 per cent in Oct from a year earlier, and that there was hardly any new launches in the month. The data showed that excluding ECs, developers…

Express train service on Cross Island Line off the table: Khaw Boon Wan

An express MRT train service that would get commuters more quickly from one end of the future Cross Island Line (CRL) to the other will not materialise after all. This is after the authorities projected that just less…

Toys ‘R’ Us Asia to open more stores in region, including S’pore, after separation from US owner

Despite the shutdown of Toys “R” Us stores in the US, its Asia chain is looking to expand the iconic brand’s presence here and in the region. This is after the toy retailer announced its separation from its…

Climate change represents major challenges, but also opportunities: Teo Chee Hean

Climate change brings about not just great challenges but also opportunities, said DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean on Mon. “Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of our time,” he said,…

Repurposing Golden Mile for younger generation

A hotel or co-working space could be some of the possible new uses of Golden Mile Complex, which is being studied for conservation, even as it waits for a buyer. DP Architects director Chan Hui Min said the…

Thye Hong lion to roar again in Queenstown after 36 years

A roaring lion once perched on top of a biscuit factory, overlooking the junction of Alexandra Road and Tiong Bahru Road for almost 50 years. Sporting a penetrating glare and a fierce snarl, the fibreglass statue was known…

Residential sector’s share in Q3 total investment volume crashed 32 ppt to 43%

The cooling measures continued to weigh in as the residential sector’s share in the total investment volume fell to just 43% in Q3 from 75% in Q1, Colliers Intl revealed. In total, property investment sales in the quarter…

Singapore is APAC’s most prepared city: study

Singapore topped the list as the most prepared city in the APAC region, a study by C&W revealed. It bested other APAC cities such as Melbourne (2nd) and Shanghai (3rd). According to the study, the Lion City ranked…

One Michelin-starred restaurant Whitegrass to close for good in Dec, with a new concept taking its place

To cap off a year of notable restaurant closures — fare thee well: Artistry, Joel Robuchon Restaurant, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Marmalade Pantry Ion, Blackwattle, and Wild Rocket — another well-known name is shuttering in Dec. Come Dec…

Released from 24-hour operations, stallholders at Our Tampines Hub hawker centre rejoice

Hawkers at Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre who are operating round-the-clock will no longer do so from Jan. All 13 stallholders — out of a total of 42 at the hawker centre — who had been operating for…

New Seletar Airport passenger terminal opens doors to passengers

The new passenger terminal building at Seletar Airport has commenced operations, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Mon. The two-storey, 10,000 sqm terminal opened its doors to its first business passengers, with scheduled turboprop flights operating from…

What is a ‘social enterprise’ hawker centre? MP asks in Parliament

The term “social enterprise” hawker centre often used by the media is a “misnomer”, said Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor in Parliament on Mon. “A lot of residents are asking, what is…

New Choa Chu Kang bus interchange to open in mid-Dec

The existing Choa Chu Kang bus interchange will move to a new location at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Loop and Choa Chu Kang Drive from Dec 16. The relocation is meant to facilitate the construction of…

Social enterprise hawker centres need time to establish themselves: Masagos

The seven existing socially conscious enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) need “time to establish themselves”, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Mon. “Despite implementation challenges, the SEHC model is generally sound. Food prices are kept affordable with a good…

Rentals at hawker centres do not directly affect food prices: Amy Khor

A study on the factors determining food prices at hawker centres has found that stall rentals comprised only 12 per cent of the overall costs incurred by hawkers, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water…

Be bolder to bring about greener changes

It is obvious that not everyone is a fan of the green movement and, perhaps, only radical action can bring about the need for people to be environmentally conscious. Recyclable plastic is often dumped into general waste bins…

Educating children is long-term solution to green issues

I highly commend RWS for committing to a move that will eliminate 1.2 tonnes of plastic waste a year and reduce the consequential pollution that threatens our marine life and skies. The low recycling rate coupled with the…

Oriental pied hornbills making comeback

Recently, there has been an increase in sightings of the oriental pied hornbills. While these birds used to be sighted mainly in the eastern parts of the island, like in Pulau Ubin and Changi, they now appear to…

Greater inter-stakeholder relationship can reduce plastic waste

It is encouraging to see more initiatives to reduce plastic waste, such as businesses banning plastic straws, and the Government on board as well. If the Government, businesses and civil society groups unite behind plastic reduction, their efforts…

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