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Prime shopping and prestige living at Orchard Road

Bathed in the luminous glow cascading from digital advertising billboards fronting the malls along Orchard Road, it is hard to imagine that this shopper’s paradise was once landscaped with nutmeg plantations, pepper farms and fruit orchards in the…

Registries of Civil and Muslim Marriages building to undergo renovation in mid-2020

Couples who plan to get married in 2022 can look forward to doing so in a refurbished Registries of Civil and Muslim Marriages (ROM and ROMM) building. The interior spaces of the 36-year-old iconic building, located in Canning…

Viral video of snake handling is ‘horrifying’, ‘unacceptable’: Animal activists

Animal experts and activists, including MP Louis Ng, have expressed horror and disgust at a viral online video — supposedly part of a training programme — showing a man handling a live python roughly by stepping on and…

SATS unveils S$25 million kitchen expansion

Inflight meal caterer SATS is boosting its overall food production by 14 per cent, with a S$25 million facility that launched on Mon. Located at Changi North Crescent, the expanded facility will have a GFA of 60,000 sqm.…

Singapore Contractors’ Association calls for immediate safety timeout after four worksite-related deaths

The SCAL has brought forward its quarterly safety timeout, as it expressed “grave concern” over the recent spate of workplace fatalities at construction sites, it said on Mon. The call came after the fourth reported death in a…

Resale condo transactions slipped 7.8% to 11,215 units in 2018

Resale condo transactions declined 7.8% YoY to 11,215 as units sold in H2 almost halved (47%) compared to H1, ET&Co noted in a report. Across respective markets, resale volumes fell by 45-50% compared to the volumes in H1…

Need a break? Go on a hike at these scenic trails in Singapore

Singapore is often referred to as a concrete jungle but, if you know where to look, there’s a lot of nature to be found too. The beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens became our first UNESCO Heritage Site in 2015…

New S$2 million fund launched to help construction firms acquire quieter equipment

Construction firms will soon be able to tap a new S$2 million fund to help them acquire quieter equipment and adopt more innovative building methods. The Quieter Construction Innovation Fund (QCIF) will be disbursed over two years from…

Spanish tycoon paying huge premium for Stanley St shophouse

Spanish tycoon Ricardo Portabella Peralta continues to expand his portfolio of conservation shophouses in Singapore, paying nearly S$22.1 million for a three-storey conservation shophouse at 29 Stanley St in CBD. This reflects a whopping premium of about 36…

First Residents’ Network to serve Canberra HDB, private residents

The Canberra ward of Sembawang is the first in Singapore to get a Residents’ Network, a new grassroots organisation that aims to serve people living in new private estates as well as public housing. The Canberra SkyLife Residents’…

Unit at The Sea View fetches $1,900 psf

The URA Realis caveats lodged for the week of Feb 19-26 have thrown up some interesting transactions, particularly of older condos in prime District 15. One such transaction was at The Sea View, which was also the most…

Close to 31% of units sold at 1953

A mixed-use development named 1953 by developer Oxley Holdings, was launched over the weekend of Mar 9-10. The boutique development located on the corner of Balestier Road and Tessesohn Road, contains 72 units, of which 58 are apartments…

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