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These are Singapore’s most Instagrammed places in 2018

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Whether they are tourists or residents, it is no surprise to see people whipping out their mobile phones and taking photos in Singapore’s beautiful urban landscape for the ‘gram. But which of the Lion City’s landmarks have been…

Despite rising office rents, Singapore still a cost-effective location: JLL

While Singapore has been ranked the 10th most expensive place to rent Grade A and premium office space in APAC, up from 14th spot last year, it is still a cost-effective location to establish regional headquarters. In fact,…

Reclamation at Tuas has nothing to do with maritime boundary dispute, says Khaw

Calling on Malaysia to stop the intrusion of vessels into Singapore’s territorial waters before things get out of hand, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan dismissed Malaysia’s argument that Singapore cannot claim the disputed waters on the basis of…

Colliers Intl partners proptech company to respond faster to demand for flexible workspaces

Colliers Intl today announced that it was partnering a proptech company, Booqed, to respond more quickly to demand for flexible workpaces in Asia. Booqed, a Hong Kong-based startup launched in Sept 2016, is looking to change how organizations…

Singapore cuts land supply for private homes in 2019 GLS. What next?

In what might be a sign of things to come in the year ahead, MND just announced the supply of land for private homes will be reduced in the 2019 GLS programme. MND cited the high number of…

Heading to CBD? Here are the cheapest parking spots in Raffles Place in 2018

Singapore’s CBD is the most exciting place to be. Aptly located in the central region of Singapore, it is the primary business and financial hub of the city-state. Further, the CBD has a slew of A-list clubs and…

Missed chance to be centre for legal trade in exotic animals

Last month, it was reported that 51 Indian star tortoises were repatriated from Singapore at $1,000 per tortoise. This was an extravagant waste of funds and a missed opportunity for Singapore to expand its role as an intl…

When high-rise living gets a lift

Singapore’s very own Kampung Admiralty has earned the premiere accolade for architectural design. This win gives a resounding stamp of endorsement to the idea that high-rise complexes can provide a comprehensive suite of synergistic amenities while offering good…

Making track inspection safe, efficient and productive

Every night, patrollers walk the railway lines to check on the condition of the tracks. Running rails are important assets that may affect passenger comfort, journey time or even the safety of operations if they are damaged. As…

Mortgage refinance online applications, does it trump in-person submissions?

As AI grows in prominence, there will be many reasons to apply for a mortgage refinance online. As a truly intelligent AI which can provide personal services with speed and convenience (which only humans can deliver) is still…

Proptech startup Propseller raises S$1m in seed round

Singapore proptech startup Propseller has raised S$1 million in seed funding from industry entrepreneurs and senior executives. Propseller operates a platform that allows users to compare agents. It collects and verifies ratings of agents and analyses their historical…

Malaysian vessel parked in Singapore waters is used to mark territory

A Malaysian vessel that has been anchored in Singapore territorial waters for several days is used for marking territory. During a media briefing on Thurs, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan showed reporters a video displaying instances of Malaysian…

Singapore sprouts innovation centres

Putting on your thinking cap? Some professionals can now do so in dedicated “innovation centres”, which are springing up islandwide. At least 25 such facilities have opened since last year, with the help of EDB. The agency’s support…

Singapore poised to reap the benefits of mobility

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Dyson’s announcement that it will build its electric car in Singapore highlights not only the city state’s capabilities in R&D and advanced manufacturing but also underscores its role in the age of mobility we are now entering. Notable…

Robots may soon guard MRT stations, bus interchanges

That watchful figure helping guard your MRT station or bus interchange may soon be a robot. LTA confirmed this after deploying one such robot at the Hougang MRT station yesterday to test its navigational and surveillance capabilities. “The…

MND unveils GLS sites for hotel and commercial uses

MND revealed new sites under the H1 2019 GLS Programme for hotel and commercial purposes. Although all the Confirmed List for H1 2019 are residential sites, some sites have an allotment for commercial space. Said sites include those…

HDB resale prices up 0.2% in Nov

HDB flat resale prices rose 0.2% MoM in Nov, SRX Property revealed. HDB Executive flats led the price hike of 2.5%. Meanwhile, HDB 4-rooms and HDB 5-rooms recorded a slip in their prices by 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively,…

Private home prices may climb by up to 2% in 2019

Singapore developers may have to be more sensitive in their pricing going into 2019 thanks to the potential deluge of new project launches amounting to approximately 20,000 private residential units expected in H1, according to a report by…

Malaysia sends Singapore two protest notes on airspace, port limits issues

The Malaysian government has sent two protest notes to Singapore – via the Singaporean High Commissioner to Malaysia – that pertain to the current issues of airspace and maritime boundary delimitation facing both countries. Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign…

Singapore to slow sale of residential land sites as demand cools

Singapore will slow the government sale of residential land sites in the first half of 2019 because supply has spiked and demand has cooled after the imposition of further property curbs. The government will release 11 residential plots…

Lessons from San Jose and Stan Lee as Singapore’s Smart Nation efforts enter new phase

Since the launch of Smart Nation at the end of 2014, citizens have been telling us they want to know what being smart means to them. Beyond buzzwords and headlines, they want to “touch and feel” Smart Nation.…

Singapore extends port limits off Tuas, won’t hesitate to take action against Malaysia intrusions: Khaw

Singapore has extended its port limits off Tuas and it will not hesitate to take “firm actions” against intrusions in its waters, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thurs at a media conference addressing Malaysia’s purported extension…

Government cuts supply of land for private homes as demand slows

As the demand for private housing slows, the supply of land for such homes has been reduced, MND said on Thurs. Fourteen land sites, comprising five confirmed sites and nine on the reserve list, were released for sale…

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