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Developers welcome incentive scheme to rejuvenate CBD, but hurdles remain

AXA Tower, a landmark cylindrical-shaped building in Shenton Way, may well usher in a wave of redevelopment in the CBD under an incentive scheme announced at Wed’s launch of the Draft Master Plan. The 50-storey AXA Tower is…

Lucky Plaza, through the eyes of Filipinos who know it best

As spaces go, the atrium of Lucky Plaza is not a particularly welcoming one. The mall lighting is harsh, its tiles and pillars starkly white, making the overall effect one of aggressive brightness. There are no benches; it’s…

BCA chairman Lee Fook Sun reappointed; board gets 4 new members with 5 stepping down

Mr Lee Fook Sun, the incumbent chairman of BCA, has been reappointed for a second term. There will be four new members joining the BCA board, while eight existing members will be reappointed, MND and BCA said on…

Awaken your Sixth Sense at Six Senses Maxwell in Singapore

Exploring the luxury experience offered by the centrally located Six Senses Maxwell in Singapore where your vacation not only indulges your physical senses, but also tends to your sense of well-being, the community, and the environment. It’s the…

Singapore CBD to see identity shift

State planners unveiled a scheme on Wed to try to make “work- live-and-play” more of a norm throughout the currently office-dominated CBD, which is likely to get developers crunching their numbers for possible redevelopment. MND Minister Lawrence Wong…

Greater Southern Waterfront development will start in 5-10 years

Development of the Greater Southern Waterfront will begin in five to ten years with certain precincts, kicking off with Pasir Panjang Power District and the site of the existing Keppel Club. Under the Draft Master Plan 2019, the…

Family of otters visit Kallang Bahru HDB estate

How often do you see a family of otters frolicking around an HDB estate? Stomp contributor Liu was amused when he saw a large group of otters running around near Blk 63 Kallang Bahru on Thurs morning. He…

Marine Parade Town Council apologises for ‘relocating’ 2 cats

Marine Parade Town Council on Thurs apologised after two of its staff members “relocated” two cats found roaming at Blk 15 Marine Terrace. It also said that it would work with CWS and AVA to educate its staff…

Geylang Serai bazaar returns to Malay roots this Hari Raya, stall rental capped at S$14,000

The Hari Raya Bazaar in Geylang Serai this year will return to its traditional Malay roots and rental fees will be capped at S$14,000, following feedback that the annual event is losing its Malay identity and concerns over…

Pedestrians’ safety first when building a ‘cycling paradise’

The challenges that cyclists face here is well-documented. Cyclists and users of PMDs have always pushed for more lane space, more speed, less rules and greater liberty for joyful rides. I tend to agree that recent rules such…

SMI says Hyflux’s schemes of arrangement ‘do not satisfy’ restructuring deal

Hyflux’s white knight SM Investments (SMI) has issued a statement saying it does not agree with the schemes of arrangement of proposed by the water company and that the schemes do not satisfy the conditions of the restructuring…

Give first-time electricity buyers grace period to withdraw from contract

EMA has been helpful in making comprehensive information on the OEM available on its website, including the list of retailers and their price plans. However, I have found that processing the available information is not as easy as…

Give Farquhar the recognition he deserves

As a child that grew up in the 80s, I was taught a version of history in which the founding of modern Singapore was largely the accomplishment of Sir Stamford Raffles, with William Farquhar merely a passing mention…

NEA acts on contractors violating noise regulations, and not only when there are complaints

We thank Mr Loong Chik Tong for his feedback (Understand link between noise and quality of life, Mar 18). All contractors must abide by the noise regulations and keep within the noise limits stipulated by NEA when carrying…

No compelling reason to reserve lower floors for season parking

With environmental protection gaining traction, I hope the authorities will seriously consider Mr Ho Yew Kee’s suggestion to reserve higher floors in multi-storey carparks in public housing estates for season parking (Reserve higher floors in multi-storey carpark for…

URA’s Draft Master Plan: Conversations critical to shaping a future Singapore

To the average Singaporean, the blueprints in the Draft Master Plan that city planners unveil every five years may be hard to grasp because the ideas will become reality too far into the future. After all, the plan…

Singapore to have 1,000ha more parks and park connectors

In 15 years’ time, nine in 10 Singaporeans will be just a 10-minute walk away from a park. This enhanced City in a Garden vision was unveiled yesterday in the Draft Master Plan, which shows 1,000ha more parks…

Luxury site D’Grove villas up for sale at $398m

Freehold high-rise residential redevelopment site D’Grove Villas has been launched for collective sale by tender at an asking price of $398m, Centaline Singapore revealed. The site, which is located within Singapore’s prime District 10 in the upscale Ardmore…

Unit at Turquoise in Sentosa Cove for sale at $3.3 mil

A 2,088 sqft, three-bedroom unit at Turquoise in Sentosa Cove, along Cove Drive in District 4, will be put up for auction on Mar 29. The unit is being offered for sale by the owner at a guide…

CBD Incentive Scheme to breathe life into old buildings

A CBD Incentive Scheme has been announced on Mar 27 to encourage building owners to convert existing office buildings in the CBD to mixed-use developments as part of URA’s plans to rejuvenate the city centre. It will offer…

Singapore submits nomination for hawker culture to be inscribed on Unesco list

Singapore has submitted the nomination for its hawker culture to be recognised by Unesco. NHB, NEA and the Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS) applied to inscribe the hawker culture on the Unesco Representative List of Intangible Cultural…

Changi the first to win World’s Best Airport for 7 straight years

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the seventh straight year, becoming the first airport in the world to do so. It was announced as the award winner during the World Airport Awards at…

Husband should not get any part of $2 million marital flat, judge rules

A judge has ruled that a husband should get nothing from a divorcing couple’s $2.05 million flat, taking the unusual step of departing from the usual formula when splitting matrimonial assets. Justice Choo Han Teck reversed a family…

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