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Residents evacuated, one taken to hospital after early morning fire at Pasir Ris

About 40 residents had to evacuate their homes early Sat morning after a fire broke out at a Pasir Ris HDB block. SCDF said the fire, which took place at Blk 782 Pasir Ris St 71 around 3am,…

Wild boar euthanised after accident with lorry in Bukit Batok West

A wild boar was euthanised after suffering spinal injuries in an accident with a lorry in Bukit Batok West on Thurs night. The wife of a motorist who witnessed Thurs’s accident said that the boar was hit by…

13 mostly free vegetable & animal farms in Singapore

If you can stop playing Farm Heroes Saga or Farm Frenzy for just a moment, you’ll realise that there are actually quite a lot of real farms that Singaporeans can visit. Some might even be in your neighbourhood.…

Geylang Serai played a key role in creating vibrant and multicultural national identity: PM Lee

Geylang Serai is commonly known as Singapore’s Malay cultural district, but PM Lee Hsien Loong noted on Sat that it has in fact, played a key role in creating a vibrant and multicultural national identity that all Singaporeans…

Cross Island MRT: A unique line with great potential

News of any new MRT line, Cross Island Line (CRL) cannot come sooner. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said yesterday that the first phase spanning 29km will be completed by 2029, 10 years from now. Unless the next…

Electricity supply disrupted in parts of Ang Mo Kio, Sin Ming and Thomson; power up by 3pm

Electricity supply was disrupted in parts of Singapore on Sat afternoon. The disruption, which affected parts of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Sin Ming and Thomson, began at 1.30pm, according to electricity supplier SP Group. Electricity supply was progressively…

Light installations, augmented reality trail to kick off Singapore Bicentennial

A year-long series of events will officially kick off on Mon to mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Stamford Raffles, a key turning point in Singapore’s modern history. To start the ball rolling, the annual i…

Journey through time on Singapore bridges at i Light festival

A human figure “leaps” across the Singapore River in an art installation inspired by the island state’s rapid development. Turin-born artist Angelo Bonello artwork, Run Beyond, has been installed on Elgin Bridge – one of six bridges on…

More flats sold in 2018, with 71 going for $1m and above

More HDB flats changed hands last year, with a record 71 flats sold for $1 million or more each. This came as resale prices slipped for a fifth straight year, hitting a seven-year low. One factor behind this,…

Retail property market may be on stronger recovery footing

A wave of cautious optimism has washed over the retail property market. This follows quarter-on-quarter upticks of above 1 per cent in URA’s retail rental and price indices for Singapore’s central region. This was the first time both…

Singapore private property market set to face demand tests in 2019

The private residential property market here could face some demand tests ahead as higher interest rates and heftier duties from the authorities’ cooling measures weigh on buyers’ wallets. As it is, property curbs unleashed in July have already…

Why Punggol HDB flats are hitting record prices

A fortnight ago, a 149 sqm, five-room, loft unit in Punggol Sapphire was sold for $910,888. It was a new high for an HDB flat in the suburban public housing estate in the northeast region. The seller, Singaporean…

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