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Simple ways to reignite kampung spirit

We should all play an active role in promoting good lift etiquette and preventing anti-social behaviour in lifts as pointed out by Mr Daniel Oon Ban Hock (Bring kampung spirit to lift rides, Feb 28). The problem of…

Open Electricity Market gives consumers choice, flexibility

Dr Jimmy Chih-Hsien Peng in his letter suggested that the OEM would lead to “a more expensive electricity bill” due to retailers inflating their profit margins and consumers being inactive in switching (Consumers should switch retailers when price…

Myriad rules killing feel of kampung life

It is disappointing to learn about the many rules enforced by NParks in Pulau Ubin. I spent the larger part of my childhood in a kampung during the 1960s. The most memorable part of living in a kampung…

NParks needs to be more transparent on Ubin

I have mixed feelings regarding the dilemma facing Pulau Ubin. The free-spirited adventurer in me recoils at the thought of even more rules being enforced. But the sustainability advocate in me also realises that NParks has a statutory…

More to water pact than Malaysia lets on

It is ironic that Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad is speaking about “morality” when he wilfully selects and distorts facts about the water agreement. Indeed, there is far more to the water story between Malaysia and Singapore than Tun…

Parliament: Revamped National Archives building, NLB exhibition to mark Bicentennial

The Bicentennial commemoration is meant to help Singaporeans understand the Republic’s early history and reflect on the future, said MCI Minister S. Iswaran on Mon. Mr Iswaran, who was speaking in Parliament noted that NLB will be stepping…

$7m house legally belongs to firm, not buyer’s son: Top court

A property worth more than $7 million changed hands when an appeal court ruled it belonged to a family-owned company instead of only one of the children as found by the High Court last year. The man had…

BCA orders unauthorised level at The Alexcier to be demolished by early April

A company that built an unauthorised storey above its unit will have to demolish it by early Apr, BCA ordered. The demolition order and one to cease occupation of the area was served by hand on Mon evening…

Parliament: Time to re-look infrastructure of junior colleges?

Since National JC was opened in 1969 as Singapore’s first junior college, the JC curriculum has been reviewed and enhanced periodically. But perhaps it is time to also look at the JCs’ physical campuses, and “consider whether the…

Car drives into swimming pool at Geylang condominium

A red car was found in the children’s swimming pool of a condominium in Geylang on Sun morning. Photos on social media show the front two wheels of the Honda Shuttle half-submerged in the pool. Another photo suggests…

Oxley CEO argues debt-ridden company can pay its dues

Oxley Holdings said it is capable of paying its $1.6b debt due in the next three years after stating that its ability to pay is supported by local and overseas projects worth approximately $2.9b and $4.6b respectively, according…

Rooftop car-park greens on the menu, as Singapore innovates to grow agri-tech sector

It took Mr Teo Hwa Kok seven years of research before his urban farm in Ang Mo Kio finally bore fruit. In Apr, the first batch of Mr Teo’s Georgina lettuce will go on sale. The vegetables are…

Bicentennial edition of Singapore Heritage Festival heads to Kranji, Bedok and Telok Blangah

Fancy hopping on and off a bus to explore the farms at Kranji? How about staying put inside one to catch a theatre show – or checking out a musical about hawkers at Bedok Hawker Food Centre? This…

New facility for high-tech farming, R&D to be ready by 2021: Koh Poh Koon

As part of efforts to grow the food and agri-tech sector, a new 18-hectare Agri-Food Innovation Park will be built in Sungei Kadut. The first phase of the park will be ready from the second quarter of 2021,…

New restaurants and stores open at Changi Airport

Changi Airport has added new restaurants and stores to its retail offer. In the transit area, Irvin’s Salted Egg has opened a kiosk at T1. In the public areas, new eateries have opened at T3’s basement 2 including…

Tekka Place on track for year-end opening

Tekka Place, a hospitality and retail integrated development at 2 Serangoon Road in Little India, is on track for opening in the fourth quarter of 2019. In fact, close to 50 percent of the net lettable space of…

Singapore-Malaysia relations threaten to boil over as Mahathir makes splash about water prices

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s dogged pursuit of a long-standing gripe – the price Singapore pays its neighbour for fresh water – is threatening to bring tensions between the countries back to a boil, just as officials say their…

Accrued interest vs property charge vs property pledge: What are the differences?

Buying a home is a topic close to all our hearts in Singapore. In fact, many of you may already know that Singapore has one of the highest home-ownership rates in the world – 90% of residents here…

Hyflux takes $916 mil impairment for Tuaspring and other receivables

Hyflux took an impairment hit of $916 million for the nine months ended Sept 30, to account for a fall in carrying value of the Tuaspring water and power plant and impairment of receivables for previously completed projects.…

Huawei presents a 5G litmus test, but Singapore likely to stay neutral

The Huawei controversy may make it trickier but Singapore regulators and market players will likely keep a neutral, multi-vendor stance on 5G providers, observers have told BT. This is even as other countries pull back from Chinese tech…

Power grab in Singapore’s electricity market could spur consolidation

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As Singapore Power’s monopoly in the electricity retail market for households winds down completely in May, consolidation among the 13 retailers may be inevitable as they jostle for the 1.4 million accounts up for grabs. Meanwhile, consumers spoilt…

Singapore map tech company, GPS Lands, wants to navigate its way to global success

Local map tech provider GPS Lands occupies an office space in a quiet, unassuming industrial nook at Jalan Pemimpin. Yet its humble home conceals its burgeoning ambitions. It is looking to offer makers of AVs high definition maps…

Pokemon Center Singapore unveils Jewel Changi plans

Pokemon Center Singapore has unveiled a mock-up of its Jewel Changi store set to open next month. According to Nintendosoup, Pokemon Center Singapore is expected to be smaller or about the same size as Pokemon Center Kyoto, which…

Greater Bay Area threatens Singapore’s finance and tech status

China’s ambitious Greater Bay Area project encompassing Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong could threaten Singapore’s standing as a hub for finance and technology. Earlier this month, Chinese authorities unveiled their plans for the vast area,…

Man removes ‘mini zoological garden’ display after LTA order

He is already dismantling the eye-catching collection of sculptures and manicured plants outside his home in Jalan Chempaka Kuning. After more than a year of negotiations with the authorities, Mr Cheong Boo Wee, 63, has been asked to…

Lawyers for AHTC say move to discredit accountants ‘without merit’

The WP town councillors “continue to avoid taking responsibility for using the residents’ monies to reward their supporters”, lawyers have argued. “Instead, they focus on a catalogue of technical points which do nothing but draw even more attention…

Spanish Village unit sold for $3 mil amid collective sale attempt

A 2,368 sqft, three-bedroom unit at Spanish Village changed hands for $3.08 million ($1,301 psf) recently, according to a caveat lodged with URA Realis on Feb 13. This is the development’s first transaction in more than a year.…

The Florence Residences captures 54 sales during launch weekend

Over the weekend of Mar 2-3, a total of 200 units were released at The Florence Residences. Of the figure, 54 units were snapped up. “That’s close to 30% sales,” says CB Chng, Logan Property executive director. A…

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