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A snow carnival will be held in sunny Singapore in Feb – expect snow-skiing, snowboarding and ice skating

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It looks like Singapore will enjoy a few extra months of Christmas. A winter carnival – with snow – is set to hit town on Feb 1 next year until Mar 24. Located at the Changi Exhibition Centre,…

Deer seen wandering around Lornie Road put down due to injuries, old age

The Sambar deer which was spotted wandering around on Lornie Road on Sun evening has been put down, NParks and WRS said on Fri. NParks was alerted to the deer on Lornie Road after 9pm on Sun, and…

Marks & Spencer Singapore opens VivoCity concept store

Marks & Spencer Singapore has opened a full-scale concept store in VivoCity bringing a vast array of its own-brand fresh F&B to the city, some for the first time. The 15,500 sqft store offers a broader range of…

Luxury Orchard condo sells nearly 50% of units released

The 8 St Thomas luxury condo in prime District 9 has found buyers for almost half of the units released for sale since the project held its private preview in Au and the public preview a month later,…

Freshly MOP-ed: Five 5-year-old ECs on our radar

ECs are in hot demand. When these ECs have just attained their five-year MOP, there are a lot of owners looking to sell for a profit. At the same time, there is usually a pool of buyers lining…

URA releases four sites for sale under the second half 2018 GLS programme

URA released two residential sites and two ‘residential with commercial at 1st storey’ sites under the second half 2018 GLS programme. The land parcel at Middle Road has a site area of 7,462.7 sqm and is zoned for…

On a winning streak

Established in 1978, Seiko Architectural Wall Systems is in the business of the design, supply, fabrication and installation of building facade products and components. Some of the products include windows, doors, curtain wall, metal cladding, louvres, sunshades and…

Riding the digital wave

As the saying goes — two heads are better than one. When it comes to tackling the challenges facing the real estate industry today, consolidating resources is sometimes a smart move. One example of this is OrangeTee &…

Building up the built environment

How does an engg consultancy firm find a way to remain relevant in a saturated industry? For ECAS Consultants, it’s by keeping up with industry innovations and constantly adopting new technologies. A home-grown engg consultancy business, ECAS started…

MPs to pay for short-term parking in HDB carparks following Govt review

Elected MPs will have to pay when they park in HDB carparks from next year. They will have to fork out the prevailing short-term parking rates to use HDB carparks via the Parking.SG mobile application or the EPS,…

Pay raise, mandatory bonus for landscape maintenance workers from 2020

Around 3,000 landscape maintenance workers will soon benefit from basic pay increases, as well as mandatory bonuses, the Government announced on Fri. MOM and NParks said the Government has approved recommendations from the Tripartite Cluster for Landscape Industry…

1 dead after fire breaks out in Bukit Panjang flat

One person died after a fire broke out in the living room of a HDB flat in Bukit Panjang on Fri afternoon. SCDF said it responded to the fire on the 13th floor of Blk 165 Gangsa Road…

Sandbags among new measures to help cope with monsoon season: PUB

PUB will offer sandbags to about 600 residents and businesses in flood-prone areas during the upcoming monsoon season, the national water agency said on Fri. “With more unpredictable weather due to climate change, PUB has upped its efforts…

NETS, Visa cards to be included in expanded transport e-payment trial: LTA

LTA will expand a trial which lets commuters use contactless payment cards as public transport farecards, it was on Fri. After the completion of a pilot of the account-based ticketing (ABT) system with Mastercard, LTA will include NETS…

Singapore to ban ‘wash water’ discharge at top ship refueling port from 2020

MPA will ban the discharge of “wash water” used in ships to scrub engine exhaust from Jan 1, 2020, MPA said on Fri. The ban of so-called open-loop scrubbers is part of an effort to prepare one of…

Singapore property fortunes may turn on an election

Singapore is getting ready for polls. Because a single party has ruled uninterrupted since 1959, the real importance of the next election lies in the rare leadership transition that will take place afterwards. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s…

Gearing up to fire off a second engine

Expand, which was founded in 2000, has been behind some of Singapore’s iconic structures, such as the Supertree Grove at the Gardens by the Bay, as well as six BTO projects. But 2017 was not the easiest of…

Expand Construction tops in this year’s E50 Awards

Expand Construction emerged the overall champion at this year’s Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards, sending a clear signal that businesses can still triumph over the challenges in the external environment. The company, which placed third last year, outdid the…

Keppel REIT divests 20% stake in Ocean Financial Centre to Allianz RE for $537 mil

Keppel REIT is divesting a 20% stake in Ocean Financial Centre to Allianz Real Estate. The agreed property value of the 20% minority stake of $537.3 million is 16.8% above Keppel REIT’s historical purchase price of $460.2 million,…

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