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‘Open burning’ to ward off insects likely cause of Johor landfill fires: State fire chief

Open burning in an attempt to shoo away insects was believed to be the main cause of two landfill fires in southern Johor earlier this month, said Johor Fire and Rescue Department Director Yahaya Madis. The fires in…

Steepest DC rate hikes for hotel, commercial uses; biggest fall in three years for residential non-landed

MND has released the revised DC rates for the redevelopment of land for the six months from Mar 1 to Aug 31, 2019. The revision in DC rates for commercial, hotel/hospitality and residential (non-landed) use groups announced on…

Government launches tender for Clementi Avenue 1 site

A GLS site at Clementi Ave 1 was launched for sale today. The 178,064 sqft plot will have a tenure of 99 years, and can accommodate a development with up to 640 units. The site is listed under…

4 reasons why Sentosa cannot be Bali

We couldn’t believe it when we heard City Developments (CDL) urged the government to reposition Sentosa as ‘the new Bali’. Because apart from being a three-hour flight away from each other, Sentosa and Bali are far from being…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust acquires 17.1% stake in PGIM Real Estate AsiaRetail Fund for $342.5 mil

The manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FCT Holdings (Sigma), will be acquiring a 17.13% stake in PGIM Real Estate AsiaRetail Fund for a consideration of $342.5 million. FCT will be acquiring 90,346…

LTA prosecutes Neuron Mobility over unlicensed device-sharing services

Another e-scooter sharing firm has been charged in court for offering device-sharing services in public places without a licence. Neuron Mobility’s prosecution under the Parking Places Act on Thurs comes a week after LTA hauled Telepod to court…

Johor government, people must speak out on water deal with Singapore: Mahathir

Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad on Thurs urged the Johor government as well as its people to speak out on what he described as the “morally wrong” water deal with Singapore. Dr Mahathir was addressing the Johor state leaders’…

Improving NS experience: New NS Hub brings together pre-enlistment medical, IPPT, e-Mart

Come 2023, NS personnel will be able to engage all related services – from the pre-enlistment medical to IPPT – at a new one-stop hub the size of nine football fields. “MINDEF has also decided to build a…

Bring kampung spirit to lift rides

As most people in Singapore live in high-rise public or private apartments, and almost all of these buildings have lifts, it is safe to assume that the vast majority of Singapore residents take a lift ride at least…

Disorganised layout led to low footfall

One of the Chinatown Complex hawkers quoted in a recent report said that footfall to her stall was low because the food centre is not visible from the street. I do not think that is the actual reason…

This video of Singapore’s breathtaking nightscape will make you go ‘wow’

Think Singapore’s a sleepy city once the sun sets? Think again. A hyperlapse video posted on FB is helping many see the Lion City in a new light. It’s like a scene out of a sci-fi movie –…

OKP Holdings to launch two residential projects soon

OKP Holdings plans to launch two residential developments this year: the 84-unit The Essence and another 79-unit project at Phoenix Heights. Set to be launched in Mar, The Essence is a 99-year leasehold residential project that is “located…

Singapore barramundi farm eyes bumper catch with $2m nursery extension

Local barramundi farm Barramundi Asia has scaled up its operations with a new $2 million extension to its nursery. With this extension, the farm expects to increase its fish production threefold, to almost 1.8 million fish fry per…

Developers re-issuing options amid cooling market, launch bonanza

Developers reported that they sold 602 private housing units in Dec – but the figure has turned out to be distorted because options for two-thirds of them were not exercised by the expiry date. Lapsed options or “returned…

Haze could return to Singapore, after second fire hotspot discovered in Johor

The much-dreaded haze could return to Singapore if fires from hotspots in Johor continue, said NEA on Wed. NEA had earlier noted a hotspot in southern Johor, 30 kilometres east of the Republic. The Department of Environment (Johor)…

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