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Law to better regulate waste to be tabled this year

Changes to the law to better manage how Singapore handles waste, and to help businesses that reduce and recycle electronic waste, packaging waste and food leftovers, will be introduced this year. The Resource Sustainability Bill will also help…

PUB monitoring Hyflux’s other plants and will step in if they default

PUB has been monitoring Hyflux’s other facilities in addition to the Tuaspring water and power plant, and will invoke the same step-in rights if they should also default, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday. Mr Masagos told MPs:…

Ascendas REIT and ESR-REIT could suffer short-term pains from Hyflux troubles

Hyflux’s default troubles with PUB could spark some short-term pains for Ascendas REIT, which is exposed to Hyflux Building and Hyflux Innovation Centre, and ESR-REIT, which is exposed to 8 Tuas South Lane, CGS-CIMB said in a report.…

Muji Singapore wants to get bigger; bring in Renovation

BY 2025, Muji fans in Singapore might be able to go to the Japanese retailer for a complete home transformation. When taking concepts such as Muji Renovation abroad, Singapore is the first destination in South-West Asia, said Satoru…

Goodluck Garden appeal dismissed, sale to go ahead

Goodluck Garden’s en bloc is still on after an appeal by some dissenting owners was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on Thurs, sources told BT. This follows a lengthy dispute over the fate of the Toh Tuck…

At least three new freehold projects on sale

Sales for at least three freehold projects are slated to begin on either Fri or during this weekend: Boulevard 88 in a traditional prime district, One Meyer next to the upcoming Katong Park MRT station and 1953 along…

9 effects of relaxing CPF rules for old HDB flats

By this May, you could be able to use your CPF to pay for even the oldest flats in Singapore. This is a subtle but significant move, with some far-reaching consequences. 1) An emphasis shift, to assuage fears…

Why smart void decks may not be so smart after all

Everyone these days has a smart phone, a smart TV, and a smart house… but what about a smart void deck? Yes, you read that right. ‘Smart Void Decks’ is an initiative proposed by Mr Yacob Ibrahim, former…

Use CC space for hawker stalls

We should set aside spaces in CCs for small hawker stalls, as I believe that a lot of the space in CCs is underutilised. Such neighbourhood hawker stalls at CCs can provide alternative work spaces for the elderly…

Single woman looking for a home: The struggle is real

The world is celebrating Intl Women’s Day today. Despite this, many of them, especially single women, continue to face challenges when it comes to buying a home in Singapore. 1) Security – Singaporean Alexis Poon made security a…

Hong Kong and Singapore place top five in Knight Frank wealth ranking

Hong Kong and Singapore were placed in the top five spots in Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2019 released on Mar 6. The global ranking rates cities according to three categories: wealth, investment and lifestyle. Despite Brexit concerns,…

Selegie Centre sold en bloc at reserve price of $120 million

The freehold Selegie Centre in prime District 7 has been sold en bloc at its reserve price of $120 million. This deal – the development’s third attempt at a collective sale – is at a land rate of…

Unit at Grange Residences going for $6.85 mil

A 2,852 sqft unit at Grange Residences, on Grange Road in prime District 10, will be put up for auction for the first time on Mar 27. The property is offered for mortgagee sale with a guide price…

Capitol Kempinski Hotel – the missing link in place

Guests at Capitol Kempinski Hotel in Singapore will instantly recognise the luxury hotel’s brand ambassador, “the Lady in Red”, who ensures that hotel guests will have a memorable stay. The 157-room luxury hotel, soft-launched in Oct last year,…

The Work Project moves towards flexible workspaces with business club amenities

Co-working operator The Work Project (TWP) has opened a new, 44,132 sqft exclusive business club on the 20th floor of Capital Tower on Mar 4, named MARK. It accompanies a 11,000 sqft Innovation Hub on the 24th level…

LTA to trial CCTVs at hotspots for errant cyclists & PMD users

Concerns about safety on paths shared by pedestrians and PMD users are valid, and there is a need for stronger enforcement to deter reckless riding, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min told Parliament on Thurs.…

This F&B empire is a steal at current valuations, says UOB Kay Hian

In a Fri report, UOB Kay Hian analyst Yeo Hai Wei highlights Koufu as “a steal” at current valuations for a company with solid niche leadership in a potential high growth, high margin business, in his view. He…

Pablo Cheese Tart and Dazzling Cafe exit Singapore; new concept Botany replaces the latter

Pablo Cheese Tart, a Japanese chain famous for its dessert offerings, has sadly joined the ranks of other well-known intl brands that attempted to make a splash in Singapore, only to bow out quietly a couple months/years later.…

The world’s tallest indoor waterfall is coming to the world’s best airport

Holidaymakers arriving at Singapore Changi from mid-Apr will be met by the sight of the world’s largest indoor waterfall as the airport prepares to unveil its £951 million Jewel development. Long in the making, the vast extension built…

Hume MRT station to be built by 2025, but no line planned to serve Tuas South, Jurong Island

The Hume MRT station, currently a “shell station” on the DTL, will be opened by 2025, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Thurs. However, he rejected a call by NMP Arasu Duraisamy…

Real-time AI transcribing system, co-working space to be rolled out at new State Courts towers

As the State Courts prepares to move to a new 35-storey building later this year, it is set to embrace technology with a real-time transcribing system powered by AI and the creation of a co-working space. On Fri,…

NUS enforces campus-wide safety timeout on Grab e-scooters

Less than four months into a trial for an e-scooter sharing service at NUS, the university has enforced a week-long safety timeout. GrabWheels, an e-scooter rental service by local tech firm Grab, will not be available to users…

S’poreans should ‘brace themselves’ for more issues with M’sia: Bilahari Kausikan

Air pollution, stalled rail projects and constant antagonism by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad are just some of the issues Singaporeans must continue to bear with because of the instability of PH, said retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan. In…

Somerset youth district to be revamped, based on youths’ ideas

The Somerset Youth Belt, the stretch of Somerset Road that encompasses spaces such as *Scape, The Red Box and a skate park, is set to be revamped, and the Government is turning to Singapore’s young for ideas on…

Five more volunteer centres to be established by end-2019: Grace Fu

Five more volunteer centres (VCs) will be developed across different towns in Singapore by the end of this year, MCCY Minister Grace Fu said on Fri. The centres are community-based organisations across Singapore that have been identified by…

Infrared drowning detection system to be installed at 11 public swimming pools by 2020

A drowning detection system, which alerted a lifeguard early after a man became unconscious while swimming, will be installed in 11 public pools in Singapore by Apr 2020. SportSG will progressively implement the computer vision drowning detection system…

Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre to open from 2020, sports facilities in Yishun to be upgraded

As part of efforts to cater to the “growing needs of residents and towns”, the upgraded Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre will open in phases from next year, said MCCY Minister Grace Fu on Fri. There are also…

Yotelair to open its first Asian airport hotel at Jewel Changi next month

Yotelair, which is known for its creative cabins and smartbeds, will open its first Asian airport hotel at the newly built Jewel Changi on Apr 12. The brand is already present in five other airports, including London’s Gatwick…

Educating visitors on Cenotaph’s significance

We thank Mr Edwin Pang for his feedback regarding the Cenotaph (Cenotaph needs sprucing up, Mar 1). It is a national monument commemorating the sacrifices of those who lost their lives defending Singapore in both World War I…

Mahathir Mohamad: ‘I’m pro-Malaysia, not anti-Singapore’

“Not anti-Singapore. I claim to be pro-Malaysia.” That was Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s response when asked by SCMP to comment on public sentiment in Singapore that blames him personally for a downturn in the relationship between the countries.…

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