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Singapore’s Bicentennial: Our colonial conundrum

I’ll be honest: I hate the statue; the haughty “I came, I saw, I conquered” pose. I’ve always fantasised about someone splashing paint over his ugly fake marble face. Seeing it actually done was quite cathartic. I’m talking…

Johor MB: I did not ‘intrude’ into Singapore’s territorial waters

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian has insisted that he did not trespass into Singapore’s territorial waters last week. He said his visit to the MV Pedoman vessel was within Malaysian waters and that the postponement of the…

Who was buying residential property in 2018?

Singaporean households are buying residential property and remain the key buyer of new homes in 2018, says a research report by DBS. The report said that based on data compiled by Realis as at 27 Nov 2018, out…

A third of Our Tampines Hub social enterprise hawkers choose 5-day week under new contracts

More than one third of the hawkers at the Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub, one of Singapore’s seven SEHCs, have opted to take two full days off a week. The option to work a five-day week, rather…

Young Singaporeans help to boost support for Singapore’s hawker culture Unesco bid

As Singapore prepares to nominate its hawker culture for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, some young Singaporeans have stepped up to lend their support to the bid. One of them is…

New NUH paediatric centre houses all outpatient services for children under one roof

With its playgrounds, colourful design and pictures of animals, the new paediatric centre at NUH can be easily mistaken for a children’s theme park. But that is exactly the intention behind the NUHkids Specialist Centre, which opens to…

Tapering in industrial govt land sales boon for industrial market

Demand for industrial space moderated last year due to uncertainties in the global outlook, with stock markets plunging amid the brewing US-China trade war. Net demand measured by absorption of multiple-user factory space for first nine months of…

Leap of faith pays off for property agent

Property agent Kelvin Neo took a leap of faith eight years ago when he joined the real estate industry but he knew in his heart that he needed a change. He had spent 15 years of his life…

Singaporeans need to relook way they use resources: Masagos

One of the lessons of his youth was his parents teaching him not to waste anything – food, water, electricity – and MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli hopes the launch of Singapore’s Year Towards Zero Waste will inspire future…

Still some way to go to achieve zero-waste aim in Singapore: Observers

Singapore still has some way to go before becoming a zero-waste nation, observers told ST. Yesterday, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli launched the Year Towards Zero Waste to get Singapore to strive towards that vision. Highlights of the campaign…

Residents of turtle and tortoise museum move to new digs in Yishun

Some duck into their shells. Others flail their limbs wildly. And then there are those who keep calm and get ready to move along, slowly. Last Tues, about 500 residents of The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum bade…

Golden Mile Complex will ‘not be the same even if building is kept’

It has seen better days. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Golden Mile Complex was so packed that shoppers “cannot even see the other end (of the shopping mall)” on a Sun, said Mr Ande Lai, 70. Head…

Singapore protests ‘provocative’ visit by Johor’s chief minister to Malaysian vessel in its territorial waters

The Republic has sent a diplomatic note to Malaysia to protest against the visit by Johor’s chief minister to a vessel that intruded into the city-state’s territorial waters, calling it a “provocative act”. On Jan 9, Mr Osman…

Community clubs play a ‘special role’ in Singapore: PM Lee

CCs play a special role in Singapore as they serve the needs of the community and provide a communal space for residents of all ages and backgrounds to gather, said PM Lee at the official opening of the…

Funeral parlours welcome new sites but say some locations could present challenges

The identification of four new sites for funeral parlours has been welcomed by industry players, although they think that some of the locations could present challenges for the bereaved. The new sites come as a welcome boost at…

Why Singapore is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world

The recent spells of hot weather that Singaporeans have been experiencing may not be just temporary heatwaves. The island is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world – at 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade…

Triplex penthouse at Amber Residences going for $5.7 mil

Amber Residences is located in District 15, and is less than 10 minutes away by foot to Katong Plaza and 112 Katong mall.A 5,113 sqft triplex penthouse at Amber Residences will be put up for its second auction…

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