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Loke: Enough said about ILS, allow room for experts to settle dispute

Allow space for Malaysian and Singaporean technical experts to settle the Seletar Airport ILS dispute, says Anthony Loke. The Transport Minister said Malaysia had already made its position on the matter “very clear” and does not intend to…

To all homeowners: Should you rent out or sell your properties?

When it comes to the property market, every homeowner or property agents would have their own individual take especially when it boils down to this controversial issue that would leave many debating for countless of hours. It is…

6 ultra-prime Singapore property projects to look out for in 2019

2019 will be an intriguing year for property developers. While there’s still a lot of moaning about the cooling measures, there’s also a lot of fantastic upcoming projects/land parcels that have the potential to become highly sought after,…

Here’s a peek at what to expect for i Light Singapore’s bicentennial edition in 2019

Returning in 2019 for its “bicentennial edition”, i Light Singapore will feature 31 sustainable light art installations and one multimedia show tied together by the theme “Bridges of Time”. Starting in Jan, the one-month event is set to…

Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as MP for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting…

Clementi resident asked to remove Christmas mannequin standing on HDB ledge

A Clementi resident has been asked to remove Christmas decorations, including a mannequin, from the ledge outside his second-storey HDB flat for safety reasons. The decorations were set up on the ledge above a walkway and near a…

Private property supply jumped 58.7% in Q3

Private property supply surged 58.7% QoQ in Q3 as several mega projects with more than 1000 units were launched in the last three months, according to the latest PG property index data. Excluding ECs, total sales for new…

See the correlation between GDP growth and residential property prices

This chart from OCBC Investment Research shows that historically, slower economic growth weighs on residential property prices, with correlation between private residential price growth and real GDP growth at 0.74 from 2006 to 2017. With this, the firm…

Singapore-Malaysia relations: Let’s drop this ‘twin’ talk

We’ve been getting lessons in geography, cartography and navigation over the past few weeks. I’m glad because I think many people in this small country can’t point north, know just how big or small 2 hectares of land…

Why no mobile tap and ride?

The London public transport network is among the oldest in the world, but its fare collection system is far from being old school. When I was there last month, I did not even have to buy an Oyster…

Tweak balcony area bonus scheme for more living space

The new guidelines by URA on the maximum number of units allowed in private flats and condominiums will effectively reduce the number of units in a development. However, this may not rein in the proliferation of shoebox units.…

Danger from bikes and PMDs at night

There have been many reports about the surge in numbers of bicycles and PMDs on footpaths, shared cycling paths and roads. Much has also been reported about speedsters and reckless riders, and I am particularly troubled by this…

New landing system for Seletar Airport doesn’t impose new height restrictions: Experts

Experts weighing in on Singapore’s plans to introduce a new landing system for Seletar Airport said that this will not affect the current height restrictions for planes coming in. Neither will it hamper the development of Johor’s Pasir…

More than 2,000 fires in residential areas so far this year

Equipping residents with the proper fire safety and prevention skills is the best defence against fires that may break out in their homes, often in places such as the rubbish chute and kitchen. As part of public education…

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods: Masagos

Small island developing states such as Singapore are at risk of “dire consequences” if current warming trends continue, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli. The minister was speaking at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) on Wed in Katowice,…

Outlook 2019: Private housing supply in Singapore to surge in 2019

The private housing supply in Singapore is expected to surge next year as $10.5 billion worth of en bloc deals were concluded in the first half of 2018, with many of the sites expected to launch next year,…

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