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Teeth of early Singaporeans found at Victoria Concert Hall site

Forty-five human teeth dating from the 1300s to 1600s were found scattered across the grounds of the Victoria Concert Hall in the civic district, a new report has revealed. They were uncovered during a 2011 dig by the…

Two semi-detached houses in Braddell Heights on the market for $12.3 milt

A pair of semi-detached houses in the Braddell Heights landed estate in District 13 has been launched for sale via EOI, announced Savills. The properties sit on a combined freehold plot of 11,136 sqft, and have a guide…

Penthouse office floor at Chinatown Point launched for sale

The penthouse office floor in Chinatown Point has been launched for sale at a guide price of $2,080 psf via an EOI exercise. With a combined strata floor area of about 9,719 sqft, the sale offering consists of…

Rich Capital to acquire 2 construction firms for up to $44 mil

Rich Capital Holdings is planning to expand into the construction business with the proposed acquisition of two construction firms for up to $43.98 million. The company has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with Wang ZhenWen and…

Golden Mile Complex stays for now, but experts say conserving it may not help en-bloc sale

The iconic Golden Mile Complex on Beach Road is set to stay, for now at least, if the site successfully gets a buyer in its collective sale attempt. Property analysts are, however, unsure whether retaining the 46-year-old building…

Four funeral parlour sites to be launched amid rising demand

Four new sites in Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Mandai and Woodlands — situated away from residential areas — will be parcelled out over the next decade or so for funeral parlours. This is to meet the expected…

Bicentennial Edition of i Light Singapore to have 5 festival hubs

The special Bicentennial Edition of the annual i Light Marina Bay art festival will for the first time extend to the historic Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park, as Singapore commemorates the 200th anniversary of the arrival of…

5 important HDB schemes Singaporeans might have no clue about

You’re probably familiar with HDB grants and schemes that you’re eligible for when it comes to a straightforward BTO/resale situation… but have you heard about lesser-known schemes such as the Staggered Downpayment Scheme? In this article, we walk…

‘You dirty pig’: Public not charmed by Chinatown’s Chinese New Year decor

Have you noticed? A new zodiac animal has popped up in various parts of Singapore in the lead up to Chinese New Year. This time around, it’s the pig. Often portrayed as pink, chubby, and adorable, the mammal’s…

Autonomous vehicle technology quietly taking over driving

Early this year, the future of driverless cars appeared bright. There were several trials being carried out, in various countries, on both closed circuits and open roads. But progress may have taken a step back after a fatal…

Shell fined $400,000 for 2015 refinery fire that left 6 workers injured

Oil company Shell Eastern Petroleum was fined $400,000 on Tues over a 2015 fire at its Pulau Bukom petroleum refinery that caused six workers to suffer varying degrees of burns. According to MOM, Shell was charged under the…

If iconic Golden Mile Complex is conserved, URA will consider 86,000 sqm for mixed-use development

The iconic Golden Mile Complex, if it finds an en bloc buyer, may be turned into an integrated development with a gross floor area (GFA) of 85,977.5 sqm, URA has advised. This is subject to the conservation of…

Malaysia and Singapore set a month of truce to settle airspace spat

Malaysia and Singapore on Tues agreed to set a one-month target in which to settle their airspace dispute, giving both countries time to negotiate the controversial issue. Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his Malaysian peer Saifuddin Abdullah…

Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions top 50m tonnes: Report

Singapore generated more than 50 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2014, the bulk of it from the burning of fossil fuels to generate energy for industries, buildings, households and transportation. The figure, which is the latest available,…

Four retail shops, including a Havelock Road shophouse, launched for sale

Four retail shops have been put up for sale by Knight Frank. They include two shops within mature HDB estates, a three-storey, freehold shophouse along Havelock Road and a strata retail shop at Parklane Shopping Mall. One of…

Non-landed private residential resale prices dipped 0.8% in Dec 2018

Non-landed private residential resale prices slipped 0.8% MoM in Dec 2018, according to SRX Property. YoY, prices in Dec 2018 increased by 7.5%, with prices in CCR, RCR and OCR seeing a YoY increase of 6.5%, 8.4% and…

Equinix invests $115.49m to build fourth Singapore data centre

Global data centre company Equinix unveiled its plans to expand its platform with the construction of its fourth international business exchange (IBX) data centre in Singapore dubbed SG4 with an initial investment of $115.89m. The seven-storey data centre…

Electric car race is on, but infrastructure needs to keep up

Car dealerships are already bringing in more electric cars to Singapore; in 2014 there was only one electric car, but in 2017, there were 314, according to LTA. Yu Yuan-Sheng, senior analyst at market research firm Lux Research,…

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

Visitors to Singapore’s Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts – and a small farm. Comcrop’s 600 sqm farm on the roof of one of the malls uses…

What Singapore can do to prepare for the next flood

The year-end monsoon season typically sets off alarm bells to watch for flooding, particularly in Singapore, once beset by images of an Orchard Road ponding incident. Although such incidents evince snarls and flare up tempers, in other cities,…

Swee Hong announces $32.5 mil PUB contract win

Civil engg firm Swee Hong has secured a $32.5 million contract from PUB to construct link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 Project at Old Choa Chu Kang Road/ Jalan Bahar. According to a…

NTU, F&N in partnership to develop healthier products and greener packaging

NTU and beverage company F&N on Mon jointly opened a laboratory, kickstarting a four-year partnership to develop healthier products and greener packaging. The F&N-NTU F&B Innovation Lab, located in the university’s School of Chemical and Biomedical Engg, will…

Fishing grounds at Lower Peirce Reservoir reopened after removal of stingrays

The fishing grounds at Lower Peirce Reservoir re-opened on Mon, after PUB removed about 140 non-native motoro stingrays from the waters with the assistance of NParks and NUS. The fishing grounds at both the Lower Peirce and Upper…

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