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ActiveSG reviewing safety measures and gym equipment

We apologise to Mr Patrick Liew Soon Lee for his unpleasant experience at the ActiveSG Gym at Our Tampines Hub (Step up safety measures in public gyms, Mar 27). We take his feedback seriously and our senior centre…

Much has unfortunately been lost from the old hawker scene

Singapore hawker culture is a far cry from what it was in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The food then, sold by hawkers carrying baskets or on bicycles, tricycles and motorcycles, brought joy to rich and poor alike.…

Property jargon of the day: ABSD

The most notorious of the cooling measures, the ABSD is a stamp duty paid on your property. The cost is a percentage of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher. For example, say you’re buying a property…

Man posed as HDB-approved contractor to cheat residents

A 56-year-old man who posed as a HDB contractor and asked residents to pay deposits for ‘repair works’ has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases. In an earlier report, Stomp contributor Vernon…

Retail rent growth needs more push for recovery: UBS

The worst seems to be over for the retail market given that average rents across all sub-markets have come off the bottom seen in Q2 2017, according to UBS Asset Mgmt’s 2019 real estate outlook. However, this does…

CBD rents edged up 17% for five consecutive quarters: report

Singapore’s office market is in its relatively early stages of a recovery which started in mid-2017, as at Q3 2018, core CBD rents have been rising for five consecutive quarters by a total of 17%, with further growth…

Public healthcare facilities to get data-driven design

A new framework for smart healthcare infrastructure has been developed to help public healthcare facilities better harness technology and make decisions driven by data. Under the framework, future hospitals and other facilities will be designed with the help…

Future City programme launched to give poly students exposure to urban challenges

More polytechnic students will get the chance to explore career opportunities in the urban sector and find out what they are passionate about. The Future City Programme, launched by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wed, will bring…

Resorts World Sentosa to build new entertainment attractions and facilities

RWS today announced major expansion plans to generate new tourism growth. With a total development investment of S$4.5 billion, RWS will add over 164,000 sqm of new attractions, entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The major expansion will take place…

MBS, RWS allowed to expand casinos; exclusivity extended to end-2030

With MBS and RWS committing about S$9 billion of non-gaming investments to build tourism, facilities and attractions, the Government has moved to provide them with “business certainty” by ensuring that no casinos will be built here until end-2030.…

What S$9 billion will get you: Minions, Nintendo attractions at RWS, new tower at MBS and more

In a few years’ time, RWS will be adding new attractions such as a Minion Park, Super Nintendo World as well as a new oceanarium. USS located within the resort will also be extended, and visitors will have…

Johor may stop buying treated water from Singapore: Malaysia minister

Malaysia’s Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is in the process of preparing a full study on efforts to ensure that Johor is no longer dependent on treated water from Singapore, said its minister Xavier Jayakumar on Wed.…

How Singapore’s hawker culture started

On Mar 27, Singapore submitted a nomination for Singapore hawker culture to be inscribed on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a year after PM Lee announced the move. In the lead up…

Bike-sharing operator Anywheel gets green light to expand fleet size, Moov enters market

Cyclists will have more choices of shared bicycles to ride on, after LTA gave in-principle approval to two companies to operate bike-sharing services in public places. Anywheel, a company that already operates with a sandbox licence of up…

25m-tall tree falls on HDB block near Old Airport Road, no injuries reported

A tree fell on Blk 97, Jalan Dua, near Old Airport Road, early on Wed morning, causing some damage. Lianhe Zaobao reported that the 25m-tall tree, which reached up to 8 floors of the block, fell at around…

LTA primed to cancel ofo’s operating licence after it misses deadline extension to clear bikes

LTA is set to cancel Chinese bike-sharing firm ofo’s licence to operate in Singapore, after ofo failed to remove all its bicycles from public places despite getting a deadline extension, said the agency on Wed. The firm had…

KFC Singapore launches its first open-kitchen restaurant, to reveal how its chicken is prepared through public tours

In order that you may know exactly how your finger lickin’ good fried chicken is prepared at KFC, the fast food chain plans to bring guests on insider tours of its previously highly guarded kitchens. To underscore its…

Singapore plans to burrow under its central business district

The government here has revealed a plan for placing infrastructure under the Marina Bay financial district and other tall structures, the latest effort to maximize space in a city with nowhere to grow. The plan comes as an…

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