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Spotlight on fraught Sports Hub public-private partnership model after CEO Oon Jin Teik’s resignation

Envisioned as a leading example of successful PPP, the Singapore Sports Hub has been anything but in practice. Mr Oon Jin Teik, who on Mon announced his shock resignation as Sports Hub CEO after just a year in…

Singapore again tops ranking of most liveable city for Asian expats, Hong Kong slides lower

Singapore is the most liveable city for Asian expats for the 14th year in a row, according to a survey by ECA Intl. Lee Quane, Asia regional director for ECA Intl, said: “Several factors make Singapore the ideal…

Farquhar, not Raffles, the real hero of early modern Singapore, says new bicentennial book

The person who did the most for the success of Singapore in the crucial first four years of the arrival of the British was not Sir Stamford Raffles but Major-General William Farquhar. Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh said this at…

Lakeside Apartments to be relaunched for en bloc sale with possible lower reserve price

Lakeside Apartments will be relaunching for collective sale by public tender on Jan 30, with its reserve price possibly being lowered to S$205 million from S$240 million. The effort to garner a fresh 80 per cent support from…

AVA investigating alleged mishandling of snake at Tang Plaza

AVA said on Tues night that it was investigating the alleged mishandling of a snake at Tang Plaza. Photos and videos of the python lurking outside the building along busy Orchard Road were circulated on social media earlier…

Gilstead Court tries for collective sale again, price may be cut to $153 mil

Gilstead Court has been relaunched for collective sale by tender. More than 60% of the owners at the freehold condominium on Gilstead Road, have signed a supplementary agreement to lower the reserve price of their development from $168…

Woodlands Industrial Park site launched for tender

A 0.5 ha site in Woodlands Industrial Park has been launched for tender by JTC under the H1 2019 IGLS. The site has a permissible gross plot ratio of 2.5 and a lease period of 20 years. JTC…

90 minute-long track fault causes delays on Circle Line towards HarbourFront Station

Travellers on the Circle Line heading towards HarbourFront MRT station faced delays to their commutes due to a 90 minute-long track fault on Tues afternoon. SMRT first announced in a tweet at 12.50pm that there was no train…

Struggle with 3m-long snake outside Tang Plaza shocks Orchard Road shoppers

Some shoppers along Orchard Road were in for a slithering shock on Tues morning. Readers told ST that they saw a large snake outside Tang Plaza at around 9am. In response to ST’s queries, AVA said that the…

Can Singapore really be a zero waste nation?

A few Sat ago, MEWR Minister declared 2019 the Year Towards Zero Waste. A story in ST quoted the minister’s ambition for Singapore to turn “trash into treasure” by reusing and recycling resources. But the story, though headlined…

Facebook opening new regional ops centres in Dublin & Singapore to ‘protect elections’

FB says it plans to set up two new regional operations centres, focused on election integrity, at its offices in Singapore and Dublin to allow its global teams to better work across regions in the run-up to global…

PUB, NEA trial method of using waste water and food waste to generate more energy

A new method of using both waste water and food waste to generate biogas will be implemented at Tuas Nexus plant when it opens in 2025. This follows a two-year trial of the method which has yielded successful…

Here’s why it makes sense to take the maximum HDB home loan you can when buying your first flat

Buying our first HDB BTO flat can be an exciting and joyous event as we embark on the next phase of our lives with our spouse. Apart from buying an affordable flat, including selecting a unit size and…

Ignore the $1 million flats, resale prices are falling

We saw 71 flats sell for $1 million or more last year – a record number of transactions to reach that level. But don’t let that fool you: resale flat prices are continuing to decline, and it’s very…

New sensors to be installed in HDB lifts could help prevent incidents: Experts

The added safety features to be installed in most HDB lifts could help prevent the erratic behaviour that has plagued some lifts in the past, lift experts said yesterday. The upgrades, to be installed in some 18,500 lifts…

Raffles United sells unit at Citimac Industrial Complex for S$6.1m as part of collective sale

Raffles United Holdings announced on Tues that it has signed the transfer documents for its investment property – a unit at Citimac Industrial Complex – for gross proceeds of S$6.1 million, as part of a collective sale. The…

Changi Airport hits record 65 million passengers in 2018

Changi Airport saw a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018, CAG said on Tues. This figure beats 2017’s record of 60 million passengers with a 5.5 per cent increase. Of the total passenger movements, 6.13 million passengers…

Commuters want more inclusive public transport system, better bus journeys: Feedback sessions

Commuters in Singapore are generally prepared to accept slower journeys to allow time for the less mobile to board and alight from public buses and trains. This was among the feedback given at public discussions on LTA’s Land…

Inside the business of well-run buildings

On Mar 11, 2011, an earthquake sent tremors throughout northeastern Japan, setting off a tsunami and inflicted irreparable damage across coastal ports and towns. This was a particularly stressful time for Jun Sochi, who was based in Japan…

Ardmore Park mid-floor unit sold for $3,356 psf

Despite getting on 18 years, Ardmore Park condo continues to command premium prices. The latest transaction this month was for a mid-floor unit that changed hands for $9.68 million, or $3,356 psf, according to a caveat lodged with…

Singapore-Malaysia working group had ‘constructive discussions’ on maritime issues

The working group which was set up to look into the ongoing maritime dispute involving the respective port limits of Singapore and Malaysia met for the first time in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Mond. According to a joint media…

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