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Farquhar and Raffles: The untold story

In 1830, William Farquhar (1774-1839) wrote to The Asiatic Journal explaining why he was due “at least a large share” of the credit in forming Singapore. Yet, it is Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) alone who is hailed as the…

Does Heng’s claims that HDB flats retained value hold water?

At the annual PropNex conference on Mar 19, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat asserted that there is still value in HDB flats with less than 40 years left on the lease. Assuming the fictitious 25-year-old character is a…

A total of 272 units sold at Treasure at Tampines

Treasure at Tampines was launched over the weekend of Mar 23-24, just a week after the 2,203-unit condo project was previewed. A total of 272 out of the 490 units released in the first phase were sold at…

Speed regulating strips to be implemented at Marine Parade roundabout following fatal accident

LTA will be implementing speed regulating strips at a Marine Parade roundabout following a fatal accident last week. MP for Mountbatten Lim Biow Chuan announced the move in a FB post on Sat, posting an accompanying map to…

Explainer: Why sand is so highly valued and consequences of overmining

A short documentary by a Cambodian filmmaker that claimed Singapore has imported over “80 million tons of sand worth more than S$999 million from Cambodia” went viral here recently. The 16-minute film once again shone the spotlight on…

Water pipe collapses in Yishun mall carpark

A pipe gave way in the carpark of Yishun 10 Multiplex on Sat evening, causing water to spray from the damaged pipe. Civil servant Darren Yong, 25, who parked his car there when he went to watch a…

A feast for the eyes – photos that celebrate hawker culture

The latest effort in the bid to get Singapore’s hawker culture on Unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage has given new meaning to the saying, “to feast one’s eyes”. Over 3,000 photographs highlighting various facets of the nation’s…

Habitap: One app to rule them all

On a recent Thurs afternoon, Franklin Tang, founder and CEO of tech firm Habitap, was at a building dubbed “Alice”, which in his opinion, is the first truly “intelligent building in Singapore”. The business park development by Boustead…

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