Daily Archives: January 11, 2019 (18 Articles Found)

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Crack down on litterbugs

I am saddened by the sorry state of Changi Beach Park, which was littered with disposables and used beverage containers on my recent visits. Bins are ubiquitous and conveniently located, yet inconsiderate park-goers still chose to litter. I…

Becton Dickinson opens advanced molding centre in Asia

On 11 Jan 2019, Becton Dickinson (BD) marked its 30th anniversary of manufacturing in Singapore with the opening of the company’s first Advanced Molding Center in Asia. The Advanced Molding Center, built within BD’s primary facility in Tuas,…

Almost a quarter of Singaporeans have faced racism when renting property: YouGov survey

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Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of Singaporeans have faced ethnic discrimination when renting properties, according to a survey done by market research company YouGov. The survey – based on 1,539 Singaporeans – found that Singaporean Indians and…

Competition watchdog seeks public feedback on supply of HDB lift spare parts

Singapore’s competition watchdog, which has been investigating alleged refusals to supply lift spare parts for the maintenance of lifts in HDB estates, is seeking public feedback on proposals by two lift companies. CCCS said on Fri that it…

Six injured as glass panel shatters at Intl Business Park foodcourt

Six people were injured when a glass panel shattered at the foodcourt of Icon @ IBP in Jurong East on Thurs. According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the six people who were injured were sitting at two tables near the…

Don’t rob colonial British of credit due them

Contrary to Mr Anthony Oei’s points (Raffles’ arrival did not mark founding of modern S’pore; Jan 5), 1819 marked the founding of modern Singapore as it was then that Singapore became integrated into the global trade network. While…

Keep pioneer statues around permanently

I congratulate the Singapore Bicentennial Office (SBO) for its decision to erect the four statues of Sang Nila Utama, Tan Tock Seng, Munshi Abdullah and Naraina Pillai to present a more holistic picture of Singapore’s history. It is…

Vying venues: Singapore and Vietnam both tipped to host second Trump-Kim summit

Singapore and Vietnam have both been tipped as the likely contenders to host the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, sparking a flurry of speculation about which venue might have the…

South Beach Residences draws Chinese buyers

A luxury development that stole the limelight in Dec was South Beach Residences. Over the week of Dec 21 to 30, four units sold at the condominium were among the top eight highest transactions. The most expensive unit…

5 tips successful property investors never told you

You’ve learned it all by now: check the gross rental yield, calculate the ROI, and never again pay for a property investment course in a dodgy hotel seminar. But we asked some veteran investors about the less known…

Third Singapore Don Don Donki store opens today

The third Singapore Don Don Donki store – the city’s largest yet – is now open for trading. The 2415 sqm shop is located in the basement of City Square Mall, near the Mustafa Centre. It was officially…

Republic Polytechnic partners LTA, firms to train students in transport, cybersecurity

RP has teamed up with LTA as well as cybersecurity firms – RSA and Ensign InfoSecurity – to launch two experiential training facilities that will give 250 students each year a glimpse into working in transport operations and…

Johor’s Menteri Besar visits Malaysian vessel in Singapore waters off Tuas

Johor’s Menteri Besar, Osman Sapian, visited a Malaysian government vessel anchored in Singapore territorial waters off Tuas on WeD, a day which saw as many as five Malaysian vessels in Singapore waters. According to MPA, there were still…

Panic as family finds 3m-long python in toilet, then struggles to find agency to help remove snake

When his wife’s screams woke him up at 6.45am, he found a slithery intruder in their HDB maisonette in Eunos. What ensued was a two-hour drama where the family had to deal with a 3m reticulated python in…

Republic Polytechnic invests in urban farming with new diploma, lab

RP is paving the way for the future of Singapore’s high-tech urban farming. On Wed, the poly launched the specialised diploma in urban agricultural technology – the first full-qualification diploma in the field. At the launch, Senior Minister…

People’s Park Centre aims for $1.35b price

One of Singapore’s biggest and most keenly watched mixed-use collective sales in this cycle – People’s Park Centre – has raised its reserve price from $1.3 billion to $1.35 billion and agreed on the method of apportionment for…

Co-working brand No18 set to open Asia flagship space in Capitol Singapore

Global flexible workspace provider IWG has leased over 20,600 sqft of space at Capitol Singapore, and will launch its premium co-working space brand No18 there. The co-working space will be the brand’s flagship facility in Asia, and its…

Oxley selling Stevens Rd hotels for close to S$1b

Property developer Oxley Holdings has accepted a LOI for the purchase of its Mercure and Novotel hotels along Stevens Road for S$950 million, in what market watchers call an urgent attempt by the developer to pare its debt.…

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