Daily Archives: December 28, 2018 (9 Articles Found)

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How to minimise the damage of selling a property during a downturn

Cooling measures may be great for buyers, but they’re terrible news for some sellers – there’s little you can do if prices start to drop due to cooling measures, or if the economy tanks. Sometimes though, you have…

Giant trap to control Javan Myna population trialed in Potong Pasir

A new method to control the Javan Myna population by trapping them in a giant net and culling them using carbon dioxide was being trialed in Potong Pasir, following complaints by residents about the noise made by such…

The five biggest en-blocs of 2018

Even though the en-bloc fever had mostly died out by 2018, there were still some notable en-bloc sales. 1) Pacific Mansion – Transacted at approx. $980 million (around $1,987 psf). The high price for the plot is easy…

Prices of completed condo, private apartments fall 0.4% in Nov from Oct: NUS index

Prices of completed private apartments and condominiums in Singapore fell again by 0.4 per cent in Nov from the previous month, after a 0.6 per cent month-on-month decline in Oc. This is according to NUS’s flash estimates released…

Youth filmed using penknife to slice Lorong Halus bridge canopy

Egged on by another person, a youth sliced the canopy of the Lorong Halus red bridge. A video on Instagram shows him using a penknife to do it while a voice could be heard saying: “Eh, cut, cut,…

Security staff can play a role in escalator safety

I refer to the report on the rising incidence of damage to escalators due to errant behaviour by users (Users the main cause of escalator incidents; Dec 21). BCA said it encourages escalator operators to put up new…

About 60 new condo launches expected in 2019

In the pipeline for launch in 2019 are about 60 projects. Several developers have already lined up previews in Jan, ahead of Chinese New Year on Feb 5. They include Roxy-Pacific Holdings’ Fyve Derbyshire and RV Altitude; TEE…

Singapore says no proposal yet from Malaysia on third link

Singapore has not received any official proposal from Malaysia on any construction of a third road link between the two countries. MFA clarified remarks reportedly made by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian suggesting that a third link…

SPCA to start new scheme to sterilise, manage strays

Community caretakers, members of the public and animal lovers will soon find it easier to get stray dogs sterilised. SPCA said yesterday it will soon cease the current Sterilisation Voucher Programme and replace it with the nationwide trap-neuter-release-manage…

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