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Shiseido just opened its new APAC headquarters in Singapore’s CBD – complete with innovation lab, training facility and a centre for customers with ‘serious’ skin concerns

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Japanese personal care and cosmetics giant Shiseido has unveiled a new 59,000 sqft “office hub” in Singapore that is spread across four storeys and houses a new APAC headquarters – including an innovation lab, a training facility and…

When both the rich and poor feel the heat from climate change

News reports of a study I authored, published in Nature Communications last month, have put the spotlight on how different segments of society may be affected by climate change. I found that households in one-room and two-room flats…

Worldwide Hotel Group submits top bid of $562.2 mil for Club St hotel site

In the latest batched tender closing on Jan 15, bidding for the Club St hotel plot was fairly aggressive with eight bids received. It was the first hotel site offered for sale in the GLS programme in a…

Hoi Hup and Sunway submit $434.45 mil bid for EC site at Tampines Ave 10

The tender has closed for the EC site at Tampines Ave 10. The 268,384 sqft site attracted seven bids, says HDB. The highest bid came from Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments. The two companies jointly submitted a…

HDB rental flats are only for those with no viable housing options or family support

In responding to a parliamentary question of what is the demographic and socio-economic profile of HDB rental flat applicants, MND Minister said that HDB’s public rental flats cater to households with no viable housing options or family support.…

Leveraging technology in greening the future

Built on the back of Singapore’s little-known horticulture industry, landscaping companies have been carefully cultivating Singapore’s reputation as a “city in a garden” over the years. With mega projects such as Changi Airport’s indoor gardens and the Istana…

CapitaLand courts growth with fresh Ascendas-Singbridge assets

Capitaland is banking on Ascendas-Singbridge’s (ASB) logistics and business parks and its data centres – fresh additions that will aid in the group’s pivot to these new growth sectors – to further drive growth. The group’s president and…

CapitaLand’s S$11b buy is big, but will it be beautiful?

It will be big, but would it be beautiful? CapitaLand’s S$11 billion proposed acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge from Temasek Holdings will place it among the top 10 real estate investment managers globally. Market watchers were quick to recognise what…

Singapore remains top bunkering port in 2018

Singapore retained its position as the world’s leading bunkering port last year while also increasing the number of containers that passed through the docks. A total of 36.6 million 20ft equivalent units (TEUs), as containers are known, were…

NCMP Dennis Tan calls for service quality to be part of public transport fare formula

Service quality should be included in the public transport fare formula to improve commuters’ experience, said MCMP Dennis Tan on Tues. This could be measured by an independent body like the Institute of Service Excellence, said the WP…

Exhaust duct covered in flames and smoke at Pasir Ris coffee shop fire

A fire broke out outside a Pasir Ris coffee shop on Tues. A SCDF spokesman said it responded to a fire at 442 Pasir Ris Drive 6 at 5.08pm. The fire was extinguished using two water jets and…

Office market’s takeup rate hit 1.59 million sqft in 2018

In 2018, the office market outperformed expectations despite a relatively lacklustre performance in Q4 as CBRE Research noted that annual take up rate hit 1.59 million sqft. This beat the net supply of 1.51 million sqft, whilst vacancy…

New private home sales dropped 50.1% to 601 units in Dec 2018

New private home sales crashed 50.1% MoM in Dec 2018 to 601 units compared to the 1,201 units sold in Nov, statistics from URA revealed. On a YoY basis however, sales climbed 39.7%. Property developers launched a total…

Sultan Plaza to launch en bloc sale for $380m

Commercial development Sultan Plaza which is located along Beach Road will be launched for collective sale on 16 Jan with a reserve price of $380m via public tender, ERA revealed. The development which was built in the 1970s…

Century Warehouse sold for $48.5 million

Century Warehouse, a freehold industrial B1 development along Pasir Panjang Road, has been sold collectively for $48.5 million to a private investment company, according to Knight Frank who brokered the sale. This is $8.5 million less than the…

Singapore, this new service gets rid of single-use plastic from takeaways

A new service is launching in Singapore that enables consumers to rent rather than buy containers for food and drink deliveries, and so cut single-use plastic out of takeaways. When people use the Revolv service, they order a…

Not cheap or cheerful: Singapore hawker centers struggle with new business model

A social enterprise model for some of Singapore’s hawker centres has been criticized over high costs and poor mgmt, as the wealthy nation tries to revitalize its popular food stalls. The hawker centres, which offer local and regional…

Not quite handbags at dawn: Malaysia-Singapore air and sea tensions explained

Asia watchers are used to watching neighbours Singapore and Malaysia lightheartedly lob insults at each other over the provenance of their joint cuisine. But the Southeast Asian countries ended 2018 with a far more sombre dispute than their…

New idea brewing: Researchers convert coffee waste into fire retardant coating, adhesive

Two years after they found a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic, scientists from NP have discovered how to convert used coffee powder into a material with fire-retardant qualities. The material, a composite resin made up…

Ofo faces suspension after breaching regulatory requirements: LTA

Bike-sharing firm Ofo has to meet all regulatory requirements by Feb 13 or face suspension, LTA said on Tues. According to LTA, Ofo has “breached multiple regulatory requirements” despite being given “an ample preparation period” for compliance. Ofo…

2018 was Singapore’s 8th warmest year on record: Met Service

The year 2018 saw a mean annual temperature of 27.9 degrees Celsius, making it the joint eighth warmest year on record, MSS said on Tues. This temperature – also recorded in 2014, 2009 and 2005 – is 0.4…

QR-code system for bike-sharing kicks in

An islandwide QR code system to ensure that shared bicycles are parked within designated areas kicked in on Mon, catching some riders unawares. The new measure – announced by LTA last year, requires users to scan a QR-code…

900 flat buyers cancelled BTO bookings in 2018: Lawrence Wong

About 900 HDB flat buyers cancelled their BTO flat bookings last year said MND Minister Lawrence Wong in Parliament on Tues. Responding to a question from MP Ang Wei Neng, Mr Wong revealed that 25 per cent of…

Foreign worker found dead during lift replacement works in Chai Chee

A 28-year-old man was found dead in a lift on Mon during lift replacement works at a block of flats in Chai Chee. Police said it responded to an industrial accident at Blk 805 Chai Chee Road at…

Premier League opens first intl office in Singapore

The Premier League’s first intl office opened in Singapore on Mon as the football body looks to ramp up its fight against piracy. “The office will provide a base for APAC region and has primarily been established to…

MOM stops cleaning work at Republic Plaza after gondola incident

MOM has suspended all cleaning work for the facade of Republic Plaza in Raffles Place after four workers were spotted swinging precariously in a gondola on Jan 9. The ministry also said that it is investigating the incident.…

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