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Mortgagee sale of unit at 8@Woodleigh for $1.16 mil

An 840 sqft, two-bedroom unit at 8@Woodleigh was put up for auction for the first time by ET&Co at a guide price of $1.16 million ($1,381 psf) on Dec 12. The attempt, however, was unsuccessful, and the property…

Not plugged in?: Why we are so slow to adopt electric cars, and what lies ahead

When Dyson made headlines in Oct for picking Singapore as the location for a multi-billion dollar electric car project, it certainly raised quite a few eyebrows. Yet while manufacturers old and new gear up for the mass electrification…

Worm coming out from your tap? Impossible, says PUB

PUB said on Fri that it is not possible for there to be worms in tap water. PUB’s statement follows reports of an Ang Mo Kio resident who claimed to have found a worm in tap water. “It…

Idling engines: Action taken against drivers

We thank Mr Phillip Tan Fong Lip for his letter (Do something about air-con use in idling vehicles; Dec 19). Under the Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations, it is an offence for a driver to leave…

Keep bus lanes and bays strictly for buses

There are good suggestions in the proposals submitted by NTA and NPHVA to the Government (Taxi, private-hire car firms offer ideas for masterplan; Dec 20). However, the proposal to allow taxis and private-hire cars to pick up and…

Step up checks and monitoring of tree health

I am very relieved there were no fatalities in this particular episode (14 people taken to hospital after tree falls in Sembawang Park; Dec 21). It was a miracle that more were not injured, as there could have…

Onus on HDB to resolve issue of fallen windows

It is alarming that the number of fallen windows from HDB flats since 2005 to Nov this year has climbed to 753 cases. There were no casualties from the cases this year. However, we should not bet on…

SUTD researchers making new ‘plastic’ from plants and prawn shells

Could prawn shells be the new plastic? Its widespread use may one day be replaced by eco-friendly options. One such material is Flam (fungal-like adhesive material), a fully biodegradable and ecologically sustainable material made from cellulose and chitin…

Growing efforts in greening of NUS campus

It is already cloaked in a swathe of green, but NUS is now taking green to the extreme. More than 10,000 trees will be planted throughout the NUS campus in the next three years. These will include 500…

Efforts to make it safer for animals in Mandai area

From rope bridges and 12m poles to lower speed limits of 20kmh to 40kmh, measures have been put in place along Mandai Lake Road in the past two years to facilitate safer wildlife crossings. They are part of…

Razer plans new S-E Asia HQ at one-north in S’pore

Gaming company Razer will be getting a new SEA headquarters at Singapore’s one-north, a business park that is home to a variety of technology firms and start-ups. The seven-storey building, which will feature design elements by Razer designers…

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