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Celeb gym Barry’s Bootcamp to open first Asian studio in Singapore in May

Barry’s Bootcamp, a popular workout chain from US that boasts A-list celebrities as members, will open here in May, making Singapore the first Barry’s Bootcamp location in Asia. It will set up shop at 18 Robinson Road in…

Sysma Construction clinches $20 mil Nassim Road bungalow contract

Sysma Construction has acquired a $20 million contract to build a two-storey bungalow with an attic and a swimming pool at 54 Nassim Road. The contract is expected to commence in Apr upon approval from the relevant authority,…

Is home ownership for everyone?

The Singapore government is planning to reach out to 1,000 HDB rental-flat families to help them buy their own flats. Do low-income families really need to own their flat? Put yourself in the shoes of a rental-flat family…

New cycling path networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chua Kang by 2024

Expect new cycling path networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh and Choa Chu Kang, as well as cycling paths linking Geylang and Queenstown to the city in the next five years. “The expansion of cycling networks and related cycling…

Investor watchdog questions PUB after ‘serious concerns’ raised over takeover move for Tuaspring plant

Sias has written an open letter to PUB about its move to take over Hyflux’s Tuaspring desalination plant — if Tuaspring cannot fix its defaults by Apr 5 — after the firm’s investors raised “serious concerns”. In its…

The Jewel in Changi’s crown: Maintaining the gold standard among the world’s airports

Equipped with more than 200 shops and restaurants, a hotel, a multi-screen cinema and 14,000 sqm of indoor air-conditioned gardens, Changi Airport’s new Jewel complex has been designed as the new centrepiece – both physically and metaphorically –…

NEA’s pay-as-you-throw idea triggers memes and serious debate

Memes have surfaced on social media following a ST report on Mar 15 over a “pay-as-you-throw” pilot by NEA later this year, to make households pay according to the garbage they throw. Besides the lighthearted memes, the report…

Tuas industrial property sold for $13.5m

Regional MRO solutions provider for offshore, oil & gas and marine sector Mencast Holdings is set to dispose of its property at 7 Tuas View Circuit for $13.5 million. This comes after its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mencast Marine, granted…

Singapore luxury home prices up 7.7% in 2018

Prime residential prices across the world’s key cities eased significantly to just 0.4 percent during the second half of 2018, but overall increased by 2.3 percent across 2018, revealed Savills’ world cities prime residential index. Singapore registered the…

Supermarkets lock horns for coveted HDB retail spaces

Hao Mart, which has opened more than 35 small outlets in Singapore, said it is looking at more HDB openings. According to Hao Halal Hub’s VP Ronnie Faizal Tan, smaller players are looking to HDB areas in an…

Exams, medical studies disrupted by fire at NUS building, 1,000 people evacuated

About 1,000 people were evacuated from the Centre for Translational Medicine, also known as Blk MD6, at NUS after a fire broke out in the building on Tues morning. SCDF said that it was alerted to a fire…

Are there sales guidelines for electricity retailers?

At a roadshow organised by an electricity retailer, a sales representative told us the retailer would merely be in charge of billing, while everything else would be handled by SP Group. It was reassuring to know that we…

Reserve higher floors in multi-storey carpark for season parking

Singapore has been making an effort to educate the population about the importance of sustainability, going green and being environmentally friendly. With this in mind, we should take a second look at entrenched practices which may be harming…

Block lights left on for testing

We thank Ms Geraldine Wee for her feedback (Why leave lights on in new, unoccupied blocks?, Mar 20). The Bidadari blocks and multi-storey carpark that Ms Wee mentioned are near completion and in the final stages of checks…

PUB should buy Tuaspring at reasonable value

In announcing its plans to take over the Tuaspring desalination plant, PUB said it would be willing to take over the plant for zero dollars as its current valuation is negative. As a regulator, a customer and a…

Allow investors to renegotiate Tuaspring restructuring plan

PUB is right in saying that water security for Singapore is paramount. Nonetheless, it should explain why it needs to take over the plant as soon as possible without allowing time for retail investors to negotiate settlement terms…

Use cloud seeding as another tap

The recent prolonged dry spell and Hyflux saga have highlighted how difficult it is for Singapore to secure sufficient water. We have long been reassured by Singapore’s policy of having four national taps. But the Hyflux saga has…

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