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Car-Free Sunday to get 3 longer weekend editions, starting with March 29 to 31 event

Car-Free Sunday is expanding into a weekend format for three events this year following a trial in Oct 2018. The first weekend edition in 2019 will be held from Mar 29 to 31, said URA on Tues. Two…

The 5c’s of housing that all Singaporeans should know

Growing up, we’ve all heard about the five Cs. But are we familiar with the five Cs of Housing? 1) Capital – Buying a house requires money. And depending on the type of house you choose, that amount…

HDB flats still have value when owner reaches 85 years old: Heng Swee Keat

Government-built flats still retain value even when its owner has turned 85 years old, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said. Using the example of a 25-year-old Singaporean buying a new 99-year-lease HDB flat, Mr Heng said that there…

New lane added to PIE ahead of Changi Jewel’s opening

A new lane has been added to PIE towards Airport Boulevard, ahead of the opening of Jewel Changi Airport, which is expected to attract large crowds. The expansion of the slip road, which will create a third lane…

Court rules Singapore Swimming Club did not defame woman by calling her a trespasser in notice

A judge cleared a club from a defamation suit brought by a visitor for putting up a notice with her picture declaring she had trespassed and was to be treated as persona non grata. Ms Shirleen Toh had…

Stepping up workplace wellness efforts to boost staff productivity, morale

The drive worldwide to boost workplace wellness, which is gaining momentum, ensures a win-win situation for companies and employees. In Singapore, steps have been taken to create healthier offices, such as a new Green Mark scheme by BCA.…

Three to four more bridges linking Malaysia and Singapore needed: Mahathir

Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said on Tues. However, he said that Singapore is against the construction of any more…

Popular ice cream parlor Creamier at Toa Payoh will close for good on June 30

Ice cream addicts in Toa Payoh will soon know June 30 to be a sad, sad day, when popular parlor Creamier shutters its very first space in the neighbourhood for good on June 30. In a FB post…

Technical fault triggers sprinklers along MCE, causing water to pour down in underground tunnel

Earlier this morning, motorists traveling along the underground MCE tunnel were faced with a rather squelchy conundrum — an intense torrent of water gushing down from the ceiling. It got so bad that motorcyclists had to stop by…

Talks with LTA to make Marine Parade roundabout safer after fatal crash: Lim Biow Chuan

Residents of Marine Parade have called for more measures to make the pavements around a roundabout safer, after an elderly woman died from injuries sustained in a crash on Mon. MP for Mountbatten Lim Biow Chuan said on…

AMKTC trial: Company director to plead guilty to corruption charges after former town council GM throws in towel

A company director accused of giving a former AMKTC GM bribes in return for jobs with the town council is set to plead guilty to corruption, following in the footsteps of his co-accused. Chia Sin Lan, 63, revealed…

Lornie Highway, new underpasses to fully open on Apr 19

Lornie Highway, which connects MacRitchie Viaduct to Adam Flyover, will fully open on Apr 19, said LTA on Tues. The opening of the northbound section will complete the entire stretch of Lornie Highway. The first phase of the…

NParks opens nature playground at HortPark as testbed for future ‘biophilic’ sites

At first glance, it might not look like much — leaves, sand, and some wooden blocks and poles in the ground — but the new biophilic playground at HortPark has been specially designed to allow kids to play…

Where are the best Singapore neighbourhoods to live in as a family?

Located a stone’s throw from Orchard Road, the Tanglin and Bukit Timah areas offer a magnitude of unique lifestyle and recreational options. As well-established areas close to greenery, both locations continue to be choice housing estates. In the…

Two freehold sites at 2, 21 Cavan Road up for sale

Two freehold redevelopment sites at 2 and 21 Cavan Road, off Lavender St, are up for sale by public tender. They are jointly marketed by CBRE and HRL Properties. 2 Cavan Road has an indicative price of $47.4…

Lendlease reportedly gunning for US$500 mil with intended retail REIT listing on SGX

Australia-listed developer LendLease Group is planning to list a REIT of its retail assets on SGX, according to sources of Thomson Reuters’ IFR Asia. Citing people with knowledge of the transaction, the online article published today said the…

First UFC Gym Singapore opens at CityLink Mall

The first fitness gym in Singapore carrying the famous Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand was officially opened on Fri evening at the CityLink Mall, with the franchise planning to expand to 15 gyms in the Republic in the…

Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris jointly ranked world’s most expensive cities

Singapore remains the world’s most expensive city to visit and live in, according to the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey by EIU. However, it is joined at the top of the survey ranking by two other cities…

CapitaLand and CDL poised to buy Liang Court mall at S$400m

The decades-old Liang Court mall – famous at its peak as a Japanese expat haunt and for the Daimaru department store and supermarket – is expected to be sold to new owners for S$400 million. BT understands that…

CapitaLand Commercial Trust said to be in talks to acquire $1.5b Duo office tower

CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Singapore’s biggest office landlord, is among suitors in talks about a potential acquisition of the Duo office and retail development in the city, people with knowledge of the matter said. The real estate investment trust…

Hyflux rescue at risk as Singapore threatens to seize water plant

The Indonesian conglomerate set to bail out Singaporean water treatment company Hyflux has hinted it may withdraw its support after Singapore’s government threatened to take control of a key desalination facility. At issue is Hyflux’s flagship desalination plant,…

Local buyers account for 76.6% of home purchases in 2018

The proportion of total condo sales by Singapore citizens (SC) rose from 74.7% in 2017 to 76.6% in 2018 as the cooling measured had a greater impact on PR and non-permanent residents (NPR), according to a report by…

Braddell View to launch en bloc sale for $2.08b

Braddell View estate – one of the largest private residential sites in Singapore – will be put up for collective sale via public tender on 27 Mar 2019 for a reserve price of $2.08b, Colliers Intl revealed. About…

Casa Sophia relaunched for en bloc sale at lower price

The 12-unit Casa Sophia has been relaunched for collective sale by private treaty, after most of the owners agreed to a lower asking price of $30 million or $1,158 psf ppr, revealed ERA. The District 9 development was…

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